Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hiring: Firefighter/Paramedic Downers Grove, Illinois Deadline October 22, 2014

Firefighter/Paramedic Applications Now Being Accepted
The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois is accepting appointment(s) to the position of firefighter/paramedic with the Downers Grove Fire Department
Salary: $66,701-$91,757 (after 7 years)
Population: 49,500
Sworn Fire Service Personnel: 77

All Applicants Must Meet the Following Minimum Requirements established by the Village of Downers Grove:
  • At least 21 years of age and not older than 35 at time of appointment, except per Illinois Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6
  • U.S. Citizen
  • No felony convictions
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent
  • Possess a valid driver's license with good driving record
  • Possess 20/20 corrected vision
  • Present a valid CPAT card with Ladder Climb (date must be within 12 months of the application deadline of October 22, 2014)
  • Possess a valid Paramedic License from the Illinois Department of Public Health - (IDPH) (at time of application)
  • Possess a Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter (BOF) Certification from the Office of the State Fire Marshall (Illinois) (at time of application)
  • Must successfully test into the Good Samaritan EMS System (after tentative offer of employment)
  • Must successfully complete a written examination
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph, oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commission and psychological testing
  • Must successfully complete a medical and visual examination
  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee
  1. Preference Points will be awarded for either of the following:
    Military Experience: 5 points for 1 year of active duty U.S. military service members with an Honorable Discharge. DD214 must be submitted with application to qualify.
    Associates Degree
    : 5 points for applicants possessing an Associates’ Degree from an accredited college or university.
    Submission of Application
    Applications MUST be submitted online by Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM (CST). Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted.
    Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination Testing Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to attend the following:

Clear your calendar and make sure you are available on the following date: All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process.

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination Testing: Saturday, November 15, 2014 (Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m.) Location: Midwestern University*

555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
*Midwestern University campus is a gun-free zone

All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, order of protection status, military status, sexual orientation, or an unfavorable discharge from military services.