Firefighter: Skokie Illinois Deadline: January 12, 2018


Deadline: January 12, 2018

Salary: $68,795 – $91,088 Annually

Job Description:

Minimum Requirements:

  • $35.00 non-refundable application fee;
  • Minimum of 21 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of the written examination (02/10/18), unless previous full-time Firefighter in Illinois as noted under state statute (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.3);
  • U.S. Citizenship or legally authorized to work in the U.S.;
  • High School Diploma or GED AND at least ONE of the following: Minimum of sixty (60) college semester hours, OR, State of Illinois Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter Certification issued by the OSFM, OR, Four (4) years of active military service with Honorable Discharge by the written examination; 
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License; 
  • Proof of completion of Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and proof of passing the Ladder Climb Test, with attainment date less than six (6) months prior to the written (valid if issued 08/10/17 through 02/10/18);
  • Have correctable vision to 20/20 and have the ability to distinguish colors; 
  • Tattoos (temporary or permanent) shall not be worn visibly on the hands, legs, neck or head; 
  • Within 12 months from hire, reside in one of the following counties: Lake, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will or McHenry Counties in Illinois, Kenosha County in Wisconsin or Lake County in Indiana; 
  • Enter into an “Employment of Relatives Agreement,” “Authorization for Release of Personal Information Agreement,” and “Candidate Reimbursement Agreement”; 
  • Must have ability to understand the English Language (written and spoken); 

Required documentation due January 12, 2018 by 2:00 p.m. (not accepted via email or fax; documentation must be hand delivered or mailed):

  • Village of Skokie Public Safety Application (10 pages) – available after purchase
  • Village of Skokie Candidate Reimbursement Agreement (3 pages) – available after purchase
  • Village of Skokie Authorization for Release of Personal Information (1 page) – available after purchase 
  • Village of Skokie Employment of Relatives Release (1 page) – available after purchase 
  • ONE of the following: Original/Official college/university transcripts indicating successful completion of sixty (60) college semester hours (photocopies/unofficial transcripts not accepted), OR, Copy of Illinois Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter Certification Issued by OFSM, OR, Copy of complete DD-214 Form indicating at least four (4) years active military service with an Honorable Discharge; 
  • Copy of valid driver’s license; 
  • Copy of birth record as proof of citizenship or legal authorization to work in U.S.: can include: county/state-issued birth certificate, U.S. passport, naturalization papers, current permanent resident card; 
  • Copy of valid CPAT and Ladder Climb certification(s) – must be dated 08.10.17 through 02.10.18

Mandatory Written Examination:

Saturday, February  10, 2018 – Niles West High School – 5701 Oakton Street. – Skokie, IL

Please bring photo ID to sign-in no later than 8:45 a.m. If you receive your CPAT/Ladder Climb certificate(s) after the application deadline, you will be required to bring photocopies to sign in as well. 

Application Process Information:

You must complete the Skokie PDF application and submit a paper copy to IOS Recruitment by the application deadline. You will also need to print and sign the required release form(s)/Skokie Agreements and gather required documents listed above for submission to IOS Recruitment by 2:00 p.m. (CST) on January 12, 2018.

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

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