Mattoon Fire Department currently has five (5) immediate vacancies and anticipates three (3) vacancies within the next six months.
Thank you for your interest in the Mattoon Fire Department. Please be sure to carefully review all application instructions and testing information.
Firefighter Application Instructions:
Carefully review the minimum requirements on the following page. All requirements must be met by the specified deadline date(s). Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be allowed to continue in the testing process.
to complete the online application for the position of Firefighter. The deadline for the application is Wednesday, October 31, 2018 At 4:00 p.m.
When you have finished the application, you will receive a CONFIRMATION NUMBER
. Save this number for your records.
Supporting documentation may be mailed/shipped or hand delivered.
**Documents via email will NOT be accepted
Mail/ship envelope via traceable carrier (FedEx, UPS, etc.) or hand-deliver to:
ATTN: Mattoon FD
1520 Kensington Rd., Ste. 110
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M – Th, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday, closed weekends and holidays. If you wish to drop off documents outside our normal business hours, there is a drop box labeled "IOS Recruitment" outside the door closest to suite 110.
Application and required documents must be received by IOS Recruitment no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Documents delivered after the application deadline will not be accepted.
Please contact IOS Recruitment with questions regarding the application, required documents or testing BEFORE the application deadline date:
Orientation and Testing Information:
Candidates must attend the mandatory orientation and written examination on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. with a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID) to sign-in. There will be no late admittance.
Test will be held at:
Lake Land College - Field House, Rooms 101 & 103
5001 Lakeland Boulevard
Mattoon, IL 61938
Candidates will participate in a testing process that consists of a written examination and a subjective examination. The written examination will assess cognitive ability and non-cognitive factors. The subjective component will be administered in a written format and will assess behavioral skills including conflict resolution, integrity, initiative, service orientation, subordination and team orientation.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018 AT 4:00 PM
Firefighter Minimum Requirements:
$25 non-refundable application fee
Valid driver’s license
High School Graduate or equivalent (GED)
21 to under 35 years of age as of October 31, 2018 unless otherwise exempt by statute
No felony convictions
Residency within 20 miles of City of Mattoon corporate limits within eighteen (18) months of hire
Valid CPAT/Ladder Climb at time of hire – cards considered valid if issued within one year prior to time of hire. Licensed CPAT/Ladder Climb testing agencies:
Central Illinois Fire Chiefs – Decatur, IL – www.centralillinoisfirechiefs.com – (217-424-2811)
NIPSTA – Glenview, IL – www.nipsta.org – (847-998-8090)
SUFD – Darien, IL – www.sufd.org – (708-579-2064)
ESEC Education Center – Indianapolis, IN – www.wayne.k12.in.us – (317-988-7703)
Naperville, IL - www.naperville.il.us
MABAS - www.mabas24cpat.org
Valid EMT-Paramedic certification issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) at time of hire
Completion of application and submission of ALL required documents by 4:00 p.m. on October 31, 2018
Preference Point Information:
Military Veterans (DD-214 required)
Education (Associate's Degree and/or Bachelor's Degree)
Certified Illinois Firefighter