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Paramedic (Part-Time)

Village of River Grove


Contact Information


Village of River Grove
2601 Thatcher Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171

Phone Number:

  • 708-779-8012

Fax Number:

  • 708-453-1377

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 01/24/20


  • Starting: $18.00/hour

Position Details

The Village of River Grove Illinois is currently accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Paramedic. Part-Time Paramedics, as well as, other Village Employees are considered at will employees.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • 21 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • High school graduate or state approved equivalent
  • Applicant must not possess any felony convictions, or any domestic related convictions
  • Applicant must be of good moral character and must be in good mental and physical condition
  • Applicant must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends, holidays and overnight
  • Applicant must possess an IDPH Paramedic License and a Letter of Good Standing from their current Resource Hospital 
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License

All qualified applicants will be required to:

  • Sign off on release for personal information authorization forms.
  • Pass an in-person interview.
  • Pass a thorough background investigation, which includes interviews with current and/or all previous employers.
  • Pass a pre-employment drug screening
  • Pass a field training program.

River Grove Fire Department (RGFD) is a participant in the Loyola EMS System. If an applicant is chosen to participate in the hiring process and they are not in Loyola’s EMS System, they must successfully test in prior to being hired.

Essential Job Tasks and functions per NFPA 1582:

  • Unpredictable emergency situations for prolonged periods of extreme exertion without warm up, scheduled rest periods, meals, access to medication or hydration.
  • Climbing 6 or more flights of stairs while wearing fire protective ensemble and carrying equipment in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Rescuing-dragging or carrying victims in excess of 200lbs to safety in hazardous conditions in low visibility. 
  • Critical, time-sensitive, complex problem solving during physical exertion in stressful, hazardous environments, further aggravated by fatigue, lights and sirens, and other distractions.
  • Ability to communicate to other on-scene personnel under high background noise, poor visibility, and overall hazardous conditions of an emergency scene.
  • Ability to perform various patient care tasks, including drug calculations, airway control and trauma care, under background noise, poor visibility, and overall hazardous conditions of an emergency scene.
  • Functioning as a team, where sudden incapacitation of a member can result in mission failure, risk of injury/death to civilian or team member.

The physical demands described here are representative of those must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional information, about the position, can be obtained by contacting:

Fire Chief Sean Flynn


The Village of River Grove provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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