Firefighter: Springfield Illinois Deadline: December 9, 2016

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Deadline: December 9, 2016

Salary: $49,823.82 Annually

Job Description:

The City of Springfield’s Fire Department is currently accepting applications for openings within our Fire Department. We encourage you to read through all the information found on this page. To download our complete guide to our Springfield Firefighter process
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Deadline to submit your online application is 11:00 p.m. (CST) on December 9, 2016. Written exam will take place on December 17, 2016, at Southeast High School.  The time will be announced.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary – Year One: $49,823.82, Year Two: $56,941.51, Year Three: $64,059.20, Year Four: $71,176.88
  • Work 24 Hours, Off 48 Hours
  • Vacation Time
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Personal Time
  • Sick Time
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Pension
  • All Equipment and Training Provided
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Life Insurance


  • Age 21-34 years of age at time of written examination unless otherwise exempt by state statute 65 ILCS/ 5/10-1-7
  • No Felony Convictions
  • U.S. Citizen
  • High School Graduate or GED Equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License at time of hire and must obtain IL License within 90 days of employment
  • Vision Correctable to 20/40 with no monochromatic color blindness
  • No Offensive and/or Inappropriate Visible Tattoos

To review the Springfield Fire Department Tattoo Policy:
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To review the Springfield Firefighter Job Description:
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Apply Online

To take the written exam on December 17, you must first apply online. To submit your online application, please click the link below to create a login account and apply for the Firefighter opening. You must submit your application by 11:00 p.m. (CST) on December 9, 2016.
Submit your application

Step-by-step guide to applying online

For individuals who may not be familiar with submitting an online application, work stations are available at the Office of Human Resources located in the Municipal Center complex, 700 E. Monroe, 3rd floor or at the Lincoln Public Library, 326 S. Seventh Street. Both locations have staff who can assist individuals who are applying online.

If you have additional questions, contact the City of Springfield’s Human Resources Department.

Examination Process

  • Optional Orientation
  • Written Test – once an individual submits their online application, they will receive an email about how to download study materials for the written exam.
  • Physical Ability Test with Ladder Climb. Non-Refundable Testing Fee.
  • Oral Assessment - Click for the Oral Assessment Preparation Guide
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Medical Examination, Drug Screening & Functional Capacity Evaluation

To learn more about the CPAT Test
Click HereHow to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

City’s Website Click HERE

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