Village of North Riverside

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service


Contact Information


Village of North Riverside
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

North Riverside, IL 60546

Phone Number:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 07/15/20
  • @ 4:00 PM


  • Starting: $53,337.00

Sworn Officers:

  • 12


  • 6,600

Position Details

The Board of Civil Service Commissioners for the Village of North Riverside is now accepting applications for the position of: Firefighter/Paramedic

Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire and to establish an Eligibility List for anticipated future hiring needs.

The North Riverside Fire Department provides emergency services to the Village, which encompasses approximately 2 ½ square miles and a population of 6,600 people.  Because of the large commercial shopping districts, including North Riverside Mall, it is estimated that the fire department protects over 75,000 people during peak shopping periods. Service provided include fire suppression, advanced life support/paramedic services, hazardous materials mitigation, Technical Rescue, inspectional services and various public safety education programs.  North Riverside is a member of MABAS. The North Riverside Fire Department proudly provides the highest quality of emergency services to the residence and the visitors of the Village.

Applications are available at:

The application deadline is:

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM

(not a postmark date)

All applications must be returned to the Office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Attn: North Riverside FD

200 West Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S. and provide evidence of intention to become a U.S. Citizen
  • Driver’s License:  Must have a valid IL driver’s license or the ability to obtain one upon hiring
  • Age Requirements: Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by 7/15/20. Must be under the age of 35 on day of testing (8/1/20), and at such time as the Final Eligibility List is posted, unless exempt from such age limitations as provided in Section 5/0-1-7 and 5/10-1-12 of the Civil Service Act.
  • Education:  Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character
  • Testing:  Must be able to participate and successfully complete all stages of the testing process
  • Residency:  No residency requirements
  • Certification: Must be certified by the office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal as a Basic Operations Firefighter or Firefighter II. Must also, be certified as an EMT-P, at the time of application and at the time of appointment.
  • CPAT CARD with Ladder Climb is REQUIRED: Must have a valid CPAT Card with Ladder Climb, issued between the dates of 4/15/2019 and 7/15/2020

Additional information will be provided in the application packet which can be downloaded at:

There is a $35.00 non-refundable application fee. 

Applications are NOT available at the North Riverside Fire Department or Village Hall

Applicants must attend the mandatory test date:

Orientation and Written Examination:

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Registration starts at 8:00 AM

Orientation - 8:30 AM

Written Exam immediately following


North Riverside Village Hall

2401 S. Des Plaines Avenue

North Riverside, IL 60546

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Civil Service Commissioners for the Village of North Riverside which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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