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Firefighter

City of Champaign

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Champaign
102 N. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Phone Number:

  • 217-403-8770

Fax Number:

  • 217-403-8780

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/02/20

Salary:

  • Starting: $64,267; $67,552 after one year

Sworn Officers:

  • 107

Population:

  • 87,432

Position Details

The City of Champaign, Illinois is currently accepting applications for the position of Probationary Firefighter with the Champaign Fire Department.

The City of Champaign (pop. 87,432) is a vibrant, prosperous, and diverse community in east-central Illinois. It is the 10th largest city in the state of Illinois and the fourth largest outside of the Chicago region, conveniently located near Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. At the intersection of education, innovation, and micro-urban living, Champaign offers the appealing combination of small-town feel and charm with the cultural and recreational amenities of a major city. Champaign residents are proud of the city’s rich history, ethnic diversity, and a strong sense of tradition.

The Champaign Fire Department is a full-service career department comprised of more than 100 sworn firefighters covering a jurisdiction of 20 square miles from six stations. The Department serves more than 87,000 residents plus an additional 40,000 university students, responding to over 8,000 calls annually covering fire, rescue, hazardous materials, medical and large-scale incidents. We are looking for people with a strong desire to serve others and who are committed to maintaining the level of excellence that the Champaign Fire Department has provided for more than 150 years. Making a difference, here to serve you!

The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Apply online at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com by October 2, 2020;
  • Submit $50.00 non-refundable application fee or apply and qualify for a full application fee waiver;
  • Upload required documents designated with * below to National Testing Network account by October 2, 2020;
  • Complete the FireTEAM exam through National Testing Network by October 30, 2020.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. Citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S. (must meet USCIS Form I-9 requirements at time of hire);
  • Valid Driver’s License *;
  • High School Diploma or equivalent *;
  • Signed attestation form available in posting at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com *;
  • Be less than 35 years of age by the date of the written examination, unless otherwise exempt by state statute and at least 21 years of age by date of hire;
  • Provide proof of completion of Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Ladder Climb Test with any licensed agency issued no more than 12 months prior by December 18, 2020. CPAT and Ladder Climb certification must also be valid at the time of conditional offer of employment;
  • No felony convictions; no misdemeanors related to fire/arson;
  • If hired, must be certified as a Firefighter II or Basic Firefighter by the State of Illinois by the end of probation.

Optional Virtual Recruitment Information Session:

Persons interested in learning more about the Champaign Fire Department, the position of firefighter, and the testing process are invited to attend an optional virtual recruitment information session on August 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm CST. The meeting will be held through Zoom; click here to register. A link to a recording will be made available in this posting after the meeting.

For full details and to apply visit National Testing Network at:

www.nationaltestingnetwork.com



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