Firefighter: Effingham Illinois Deadline: January 31, 2018


Deadline: January 31, 2018

Job Description:

The Board of Fire & Police Commissioners of the City of Effingham, Illinois will hold entry level firefighter testing beginning with a mandatory orientation on February 9, 2018 followed by the physical agility test (pass/fail) and written examination on February 10, 2018. The top 50 candidates passing the written examination will then take part in the oral interviews scheduled February 24, 2018. This process will establish an eligibility list for the position of FIREFIGHTER for the City of Effingham Fire Department.
Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 21 and under 35 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and high school diploma or G.E.D. All applications must include a copy of the applicant’s valid Driver’s License, Military Service Record, Military Discharge Papers, Social Security Card, High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate, College or University Diploma, and certified copy of College or University transcripts.

The mandatory orientation will be held at City Hall, 201 E. Jefferson Avenue, Effingham, Illinois 62401. Doors for the orientation will open at 6:00 p.m. and the program begins promptly at 7 p.m. Anyone arriving after that time will not be admitted. Details relating to the testing process will be discussed at the orientation. Spouses are encouraged to attend with applicants. The physical agility test will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2017 at the Effingham Central Grade School located at 10421 US-45. Late arrivals will not be admitted and will be excluded from the remainder of the testing process. Applicants must bring with them a current legible photo ID.

Applications are available at Effingham City Hall, Administration Offices, 201 E. Jefferson Avenue, Effingham, and on the City’s website at Applications and all required supplemental documents must be returned to Jane Kemper at Effingham City Hall along with a $25 non-refundable testing fee no later than 11:00 A.M. on January 31, 2018. Candidates with incomplete applications will not be allowed to take part in the examination process. All questions should be directed to Jane Kemper, Secretary to the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners via email at or phone 217-342-5300 Monday thru Friday 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

City’s Website Click HERE

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