Firefighter: Palatine Illinois Deadline: July 14, 2017


Deadline: July 14, 2017

Job Description:

Minimum Requirements:

  • $40 non-refundable application processing fee
  • At least 21 years of age and less than 35 years of age as of July 14, 2017. Limitations not applicable if exempt according to Illinois statute
  • Must have primary residence in Illinois prior to appointment as a probationary firefighter
  • Applicant must possess an Illinois Driver’ License prior to appointment as a probationary firefighter (no required to apply for the position)
  • Completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit and/or evidence of OSFM equivalent training or experience, acceptable to the Village of Palatine Fire and Police Commission (see equivalency chart here)
  • Must hold EMT-B, EMT-I or EMT-I license (nationally or IDPH) at time of application. Must hold Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) EMT license at time of hire
  • Applicant must have 20-20 vision, or corrected to 20-40
  • Excellent physical health and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job, as the candidate will be required to pass a medical evaluation at such time a job offer may be extended
  • The Firefighter Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Ladder Climb Exercise must be successfully completed between the dates of August 12, 2016 and August 12, 2017

Required documentation due 7/14/17:

  • Confirmed online application – available after purchase
  • Consent and release form (2 pages) – available after purchase
  • Palatine Application Addendum – available after purchase
  • Copy of diploma (high school, GED, or college)
  • Copy of valid IL driver’s license
  • Proof of completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit (original/official transcripts) or equivalent OSFM Certifications (copy of certifications)
  • Copy of valid IDPH or National EMT-B, EMT-I or EMT-P license
  • Copy of valid CPAT and ladder climb. Must be dated 8/12/16 – 8/12/17

Orientation and Written Exam:

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – Harper College (Building “D”), 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 8:00 a.m. with no admittance allowed once doors are closed. Must present photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID) to sign-in.

Application Process Information:

When you have completed the online application you will receive a confirmation number. You will also need to print and sign the required release form(s) and gather required documents listed above for submission to IOS Recruitment by 2:00 p.m. (CST) on 7/14/17.

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

City’s Website Click HERE

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