Firefighter/EMT: Highland Park Illinois Deadline: February 23, 2018


Deadline: February 23, 2018

Salary: $72,142.67 – $95,772.12 Annually

Job Description:


The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Highland Park is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMTII. 

Applications are being received at by the City of Highland Park. There is no charge to complete an application with the City.  If you have any questions, please visit the website, call 847.926.1007, or email
Applicants must complete a detailed online application and attach the required documents as detailed in the full candidate packet. Prior applications will not be considered when evaluating applications filed during this recruitment period, however prior applicants are welcome to apply.
Applications must be completed and all required documents submitted by 4:00 PM on Monday, February 23, 2018.

To complete your application you MUST submit the following:

  1. Complete online application
  2. Copy of High School Diploma or equivalent
  3. Copy of Valid Driver’s License
  4. Copy of Birth Record as Proof of Citizenship
  5. Copy of Valid CPAT Card
  6. Copy of Valid Ladder Climb Certificate

Incomplete applications will not be accepted and only minor application changes will be allowed. Documents may be submitted with your application, emailed to, or mailed to Human Resources, 1707 St. Johns Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035. All documents must be received by 4:00 PM CST on February 23, 2018. No reminder email communication will be sent.

A full candidate packet can be found here (Download PDF reader)Education and Experience

All portions of the testing process are mandatory. Failure to attend and complete any portion of the process will result in elimination from the employment process. Proof of meeting these requirements must be submitted during the application process described below.

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Between the ages of 21 and 34 at time of written exam on March 10, 2018
  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-Paramedic (IDPH EMT-P) National Registry license by date of application deadline February 23, 2018
  • Successful completion of CPAT and Ladder Climb within one (1) year prior to application deadline February 23, 2018.
  • Licensed CPAT/Ladder Climb testing agencies:
  • Completion of application and submission of ALL required documents by 4:00 PM CST on February 23, 2018. 

Supplemental Information

Written Exam:
The written exam will be given on:
DATE:                           SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018
                                     3rd floor, Rooms A342, 343
                                     433 Vine Street, Highland Park
CHECK-IN:                   8:00 – 8:30 AM Bring a photo ID.
TEST STARTS:            8:30 AM SHARP
                                     Candidates arriving late will not be admitted to the exam.
A reminder or notice of the written exam date will be sent to those who have submitted complete applications. Once the check-in process is completed, no candidate will be permitted to leave the testing facility until he or she has completed all applicable portions of the written exam.
Candidates must score a 70 or higher on the written exam to proceed further. Candidates will be notified in writing via email of their status following the written exam. The written exam is worth 20% of the total score for a candidate.

Following the written examination, examination bands of applicants for further testing will be established. Applicants will be grouped in bands of 24 applicants each in order of his or her score on the written examination. Only the first examination band will proceed through the testing process at this time. Additional examination bands remain eligible for further testing in the future as other groups are processed. 

A full candidate packet can be found here (Download PDF reader)

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


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