Firefighter: Skokie Illinois Deadline October 16, 2015

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Deadline: October 16, 2015

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 (11/14/15), unless previous full-time Firefighter in Illinois as noted under state statute (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.3);
  • S. citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.;
  • High School Diploma or GED AND at least ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
    • Minimum sixty (60) college semester hours,
    • State of Illinois Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter Certification issued by the OSFM,
    • Four (4) years of active military service with an Honorable Discharge by the time of 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 exam (valid if issued 5/14/15 through 11/14/15);
    • Information regarding CPAT, ladder climb test and obtaining certification can be obtained by visiting one of the following:
      • Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) –
      • Southwestern United Fire Districts (SUFD) –
    • Note: In case of demonstrated financial hardship, accommodations can be made regarding the CPAT testing fee.  Contact the Village’s Personnel Office for details;
  • Have correctable vision to 20/20 and have the ability to distinguish colors;
  • 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”;
    • NOTE: Applicants with relatives who are currently employed with the Village will not be eligible for hire – please contact IOS Recruitment for details
    • NOTE: Applicants who have failed to pass any component of the selection process shall not be reexamined within six (6) months from the date of such failure – please contact IOS Recruitment for details
  • Must have ability to understand the English Language (written and spoken)

Written Examination:

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Niles West High School

5701 Oakton Street

Skokie, IL

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


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