Firefighter/Paramedic: Norwood Park Fire Protection District Deadline December 8, 2015

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Deadline: December 8, 2015

Job Description:

Minimum Requirements for testing:

  • At least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age as of December 8, 2015 (application deadline) unless the individual falls under one of the exceptions to the statutory maximum hiring age detailed in 70 ILCS 705/16.06.  Proof of date of birth is required
  • No Felony or disqualifying Misdemeanor Convictions
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • S. citizen at time of filing formal application (candidates born outside of the U.S. must additionally provide proof of citizenship – see checklist)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) AND Ladder Climb conducted by a licensed agency within one year prior to the date of the written exam on January 9, 2016** (CPAT card and Ladder Climb certificate must be issued between 1/9/15 and 1/9/16; CPAT card and Ladder Climb certificate MUST be presented on test day at sign-in.)
  • Current IDPH/National Registry EMT – P (Paramedic) license required by application deadline (IDPH required by date of hire)
  • Illinois Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter certificate issued by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM)
  • $25 non-refundable application fee and submission of Online Application and requested documentation (see CHECKLIST) by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015
  • Must be of sound mental and physical health and meet all established standards
  • Must be able to pass a written test*, medical examination and drug testing, polygraph examination, background investigation, psychological examination, and oral interviews.

Orientation and Written Exam:

The mandatory orientation and written exam is scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the Estelle Sieb Community Center, 7774 W. Irving Park Road, Norridge, IL 60706.  Arrive by 9:00 a.m. with a Valid Driver’s License or State ID AND your valid CPAT card with Ladder Climb certificate to sign in.  There will be no admittance after 9:30 a.m.  The written exam will immediately follow the orientation.

About the Norwood Park Fire Protection District:

As a District, not a Department of City Government, we are a self-governing body.  We levy taxes to provide services and are not under the jurisdiction of a secondary Government entity.  What does this mean…this means that the Board of Trustees determine the needs of the District and budget accordingly. Because we are not a part of a larger organization, we are not sharing tax money with all the needs of a City. We are governed by a seven member elected Board of Trustees and three appointed Commissioners. Our Financial Statements are sound and our Pension Fund is in good financial condition.

The District includes an area of approximately 6.5 square miles with a population of 25,000.  Average call volume is 3,500 calls per year.  We operate out of a single station.  Our staff is a Chief, Deputy Chief, 21 Career Members and 12 Contract Paramedics.

Total District apparatus include one frontline engine, one reserve engine, one ladder truck, two front line ambulances, one reserve ALS ambulance and a Command vehicle.  We are a member of MABAS Division 20 and have multiple automatic and mutual aid agreements. The District has a residency requirement that the members shall reside in the State of Illinois.

We are proud of the services we provide and have the support of the Community. We are looking for qualified caring individuals.

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

City’s Website Click HERE


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