Deadline: November 16, 2016
Salary: $66,702 Annually
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Village of Bedford Park, Illinois, a home rule community, is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic for the Bedford Park Fire Department to establish a Firefighter/Paramedic Eligibility Register. Applicants must be 21 years of age and must not have reached their 35thÂ birthday as of December 3, 2016, have a high school diploma or G.E.D., possess a valid drivers license, and be of good moral character. The current starting base salary for Firefighter is $66,702, in addition to a comprehensive employee benefit package.
All applicants for a position with the fire department shall possess a valid EMT-Paramedic license* issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) or National Registry EMT-P certificate. Any license under suspension or review by the IDPH at the time of application shall be deemed to be an invalid license.
Â Applicants shall be certified as Basic Firefighter or Firefighter II by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal and possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card issued within the last 12 months. Please contact the Fire Department with inquiries regarding the CPAT requirement.
Applicants must be a United States citizen. Residency within the State of Illinois is required within 6 months of date of employment.
Applications are available at the Office of the Village Clerk, Bedford Park Municipal Complex, 6701 South Archer Avenue, Bedford Park, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. â€“ 3:30 p.m. as well as on the Fire Department websiteÂ www.bedfordparkfd.org, see below.
Each applicant must return the fully completed application along with all required supporting documents in a sealed envelope marked â€œFire Department Applicationâ€, to the Clerkâ€™s office no later than 3:30 p.m. on November 16, 2016.Â No applications will be accepted after this date and time.Â NO EXCEPTIONS.Â Applications that are not complete or do not have all supporting documents will be disqualified.
There will be a MANDATORY orientation on December 3, 2016 at 8:00 am. FAILURE TO ATTEND THIS ORIENTATION WILL DISQUALIFY THE CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION. The written test will be on December 3, 2016 at 9:00 am. All of the above testing will be conducted at Bedford Park Fire Station #1, 6820 South Archer Road, Bedford Park, IL 60501. The time and place of the oral examinations will be announced at the written test.
THE VILLAGE OF BEDFORD PARK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, AND DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, MARITAL STATUS, ANCESTRY AND/OR PHYSICAL OR MENTAL HANDICAP IS PROHIBITED.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.