Firefighter: Melrose Park Illinois Deadline: July 13, 2016



Deadline: July 13, 2016

Salary: $43,000 Annually

Job Description:

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Melrose Park is accepting applications for the position of: Firefighter

The Melrose Park Fire Department serves a population of approximately 25,400 in an area measuring 5.5 square miles.  The men and women of the Melrose Park Fire Department are dedicated to the protection of life and property in their community.

Starting Salary:  $43,000.00

Job Requirements:

You must meet the following requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Driver’s License:  Must have a valid Driver’s License and the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon hiring.
  • Age Requirement: Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday at the last date for filing applications (7/13/16).  Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the day of testing (7/30/16), unless exempt from such age limitations as provided in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6
  • Education:  Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) AND must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University.  In lieu of college credits applicants with four (4) years of active military duty will be accepted.
  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character.
  • Testing:  Must be able to participate and successfully complete all stages of the testing process.
  • Residency:  Applicant must reside within the boundaries of Melrose Park within one (1) year of completion of their probationary period.
  • CPAT Card:  Applicants must have proof of valid CPAT Card issued between the dates of 7/13/15 and 7/13/16.  Information on obtaining a card can be found at or

 Deadline for the return of all Applications will be:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (not a postmark date) at 4:00 PM

Applications will be online for purchase until:

2:00 PM ~ 7/13/16

All Applications must be returned to the office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Attention:  Melrose Park FD

200 West Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

It is highly recommended that you hand deliver or use a track-able courier for the return of all of your material.  We are not responsible for lost or delinquent applications.

Applicants must attend the mandatory test date:

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Registration starts at 7:30 AM

Mandatory Orientation 8:00 AM

Written Exam immediately following

Melrose Park Community Senior Center

900 North 25th Avenue

Melrose Park, IL 60160 

Application fee is non-refundable

Adobe Reader is required for the application

It can be downloaded for free at:

The Village of Melrose Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable Federal, State and local laws regarding employment

Test Taking Technique Class:

Available on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Schaumburg office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Optional Program Available to Applicants

Call today to make your reservation: (847)310-2677

Cost of the class is $25.00

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

Village’s Website Click HERE




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