Firefighter: North Chicago Illinois Deadline: March 15, 2017


Deadline: March 15, 2017

Salary: $48,703 – $54,156 Annually

Job Description:

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of North Chicago is now accepting applications for the position of:

Entry Level Firefighter

Testing is being conducted for new hires and to establish an eligibility list for future hiring needs.

The North Chicago Fire Department is a career department consisting of 35 sworn Firefighter/Paramedics, 2 Paid-On-Call Firefighters, a Management Analyst and Part Time Fire Bureau Officer.

With two stations, they serve a community of 32,574 residents.  Their eight-square mile district includes, residential, commercial, heavy industrial and manufacturing.  Their personnel are highly trained and prepared for incidents including fire suppression, emergency medical calls, terrorism threats, hazardous material incidents, and specialty rescue services.

Starting Salary:

$48,703 – $54,156

Job Requirements:

You must meet the minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident of the U.S.
  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License at the time of hire.
  • Age requirements: Applicant must have attained their 21st birthday by the day of testing (3/25/2017) and must be under the age of 35 years on the day of testing 3/25/2017  unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2. 1-6 which provides, in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a certified full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department or fire protection district located in the State of Illinois.
  • Education: Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.
  • Residence:  All members and all successful applicants for the Fire Department of North Chicago shall reside within the following borders, so long as they reside in the State of Illinois; Northern border – Illinois State line; Eastern border – Lake Michigan; Western border – Route 23; Southern border – Interstate 88.  Probationary employees will receive eighteen (18) months in which to comply with the residency requirements.
  • Vision:  Vision must be correctable to 20/20 and free from color blindness

NOTE:  CPAT Card is not required at the time of testing.

 Firefighter applicants must produce written evidence of having successfully passed a Candidate Physical Ability Test, as licensed and approved by the International Fire Chief’s Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters and approved Aerial Ladder Climb, within the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the date of hire.

NOTE:  Candidates must obtain an Illinois EMT-Paramedic License by time of hire

The application deadline is:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Application will be available online for purchase until

March 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM

All applications must be returned to the office of:

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

Attn:  North Chicago FD

200 W. Higgins Rd.

Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

It is highly recommended that you hand deliver or use a trackable courier for the return of all of your material.  We are not responsible for delinquent applications.  Please Note:  The United States Postal Service regular mail has been running very delinquent

Application Fee is non-refundable

Adobe Reader is required for the application

It can be downloaded for free at:

Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Registration starts at 8:00 AM

Orientation – 8:30 AM

Written Examination immediately following Orientation


Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine

3333 Green Bay Rd.

North Chicago, IL 60064

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of North Chicago which is an

Equal Opportunity Employer

Test Taking Technique Class Available on:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

7:00 PM at the office of

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

200 W. Higgins Rd

Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

Call today to make a reservation


Cost of the Class is $25.00

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

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