Firefighter - Entry Level

City of Springfield

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Springfield
300 S. 7th Street
Room 309
Springfield, IL 62701

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 11/22/20
  • @ 11:00 PM CST

Salary:

  • Current starting salary for a first-year probationary firefighter: $52,880.86

Population:

  • 114,868

Position Details

The City of Springfield Firefighter examination phases will begin in December, 2020.

Duties of a firefighter include, but are not limited to:

  • Preventing, suppressing and extinguishing fires
  • Protecting life and property for citizens of Springfield, Fire Protection Districts, Mutual Aid Districts and assigned Districts
  • Mitigating hazardous materials
  • Providing emergency medical service
  • Assisting in vehicle and other rescue areas
  • Engaging in ongoing training programs 

Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid driver's license at time of hire
  • Vision correctable to 20/40 with no monochromatic color blindness
  • No felony convictions or certain misdemeanors
  • Ability to pass all required phases of the examination
  • Minimum age when taking the exam is 21, and maximum age is 34 unless applicant meets one of the exemptions under the Illinois Compiled State Statute ILCS 5/10-1-7

Informational packets are now available online at:

www.springfield.il.us/firetesting

AND

Office of Human Resources

Room 309, Municipal Center West

7th and Monroe Streets

Springfield, IL

Due to COVID-19, a pre-recorded orientation will be available for viewing on the City's website by mid-October.

Hiring is not anticipated until the last quarter of calendar 2021.

Per the current contract, all firefighters hired after January 1, 2019, new hires or rehired employees have 6 months from completion of their probationary period to establish city residency within the City corporate limits. Such residency shall cease after fifteen (15) years of employment.



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