Firefighter/Paramedic

City of Elgin

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Elgin
150 Dexter Court
Elgin, IL 60120

Phone Number:

  • 847-931-6049

Fax Number:

  • 847-931-5906

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 11/09/20

Salary:

  • $72,347 - $96,246

Sworn Officers:

  • 133

Population:

  • 112,000+

Position Details

The City of Elgin is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.

The Elgin Fire Department has 133 sworn firefighters who provide a full range of coverage to 38.8 square miles and service a population of over 112,000 people. The coverage area includes the historic downtown area, two major medical facilities, two college campuses, multiple industrial and office parks, Illinois largest gaming facility, a growing commercial segment, as well as single and multi-family homes. Services are also provided along main transportation routes that include sections of Interstate 90, routes 20, 31 and 25, the Randall Road corridor, the Northwest METRA rail line, and two major freight lines.  

The City of Elgin offers exceptional opportunities that include cultural arts, entertainment and recreation that are unmatched by surrounding suburbs. Located 38 miles northwest of Chicago, we are proud of our diversity and culture. The growing City enjoys ready access to public transportation, diverse housing stock and a mix of commercial establishments. Residents and visitors enjoy a thriving cultural arts community, world-class parks, historical museums and over 100 places of worship.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide response to all-hazard emergencies including fire, emergency medical services (EMS), hazardous materials, water rescue & recovery, technical rescue, and natural & man-made disasters.
  • Typical tasks – when not responding to emergencies include a variety of job related tasks such as daily training & education programs, tool & equipment maintenance.
  • The department administers community risk reduction programs that include public education, CPR training, business safety surveys and commercial pre-planning.
  • Firefighters also participate in aggressive and ongoing on the job training programs.

Candidates must meet the following requirements and submit the following required documentation by the application deadline of November 9, 2020:

  • Copy of birth certificate/Naturalization papers if born outside of US
  • Candidates may not be older than 35 by November 9, 2020
  • Candidates must be 21 years old by November 9, 2020
  • Candidates must be citizens of the United States or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence
  • Copy of a valid driver's license
  • Copy of a High School Diploma or GED required
  • Copy of Military Separation papers (DD 214), if applicable
  • Copy of valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card and Ladder Certification dated between August 1, 2019 and November 9, 2020
  • Copy of Illinois Department of Public Health EMT- Basic license or EMT - Paramedic license 

There is $20.00 non-refundable application fee. You may pay this fee by either paying in person by stopping in to City Hall or paying by phone. City Hall - Pay in person in our Finance Department located at: 150 Dexter Court, Elgin, IL 60120. We are not taking cash at this time. Payments can be made by check or credit card. You can contact our 311 Department to pay by phone by dialing 311 within the Elgin area or calling 847-931-6001 outside of Elgin. Payments over the phone are by credit card only. Reminder: You must include the name of the applicant when paying to ensure payment is applied to the application.

For more information on our department, the testing process and to apply for the position visit us at:

www.cityofelgin.org/jobs



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