Firefighter/Paramedic: Oak Lawn Illinois Deadline: June 1, 2016

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Deadline: June 1, 2016

Salary: $65,412 Annually

Job Description:



The Board of Fire & Police Commissioners is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Firefighter/Paramedic without regard to race, color or ethnic origin.

Firefighter candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination and an oral interview in order to be placed on the eligibility list.


Salary and benefits are subject to negotiation between the Village of Oak Lawn and IAFF Local 3405.  Currently, the starting salary is $65,412 the first year with increases to $74,700 after one year to $89,868 after three years.  Benefits currently include medical, dental, optical, life insurance, pension plan, deferred compensation plan, vacation and sick day benefit package, credit union and uniform allowance.


AGE: At least twenty-one (21) years of age and under thirty-five (35) years of age, as of the closing date of the application filing period.  Proof of age will be required at time of application.

HEALTH: Physically and psychologically qualified to sustain the labors and exposures of a Firefighter/Paramedic.

VISION: Minimum of 20/70 uncorrected vision, corrected to 20/20 in each eye, with normal color and depth perception.

CHARACTER:  No convictions of felonies; good moral character.

RESIDENCE: United States citizen or legal resident.  Oak Lawn residency not required.

EDUCATION: Successfully completed at least 60 semester (or 90 quarter) hours of credit from a regionally accredited college or university as of the date of filing the application for employment.


                                                 At time of application candidates must possess and maintain a valid CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) card that was issued within 12 months of the closing date of the filing the application for employment.


                                                 Possess an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) license from the State of Illinois as of the closing date for filing the application for employment. Applicants must maintain their annual EMT-P continuing education prior to employment.


Possess an OSFM Firefighter II Certificate or  Basic Operations Firefighter Certificate

LANGUAGE: Speak, read and write the English language.

DRIVER QUALIFICATIONS: Possess a valid driver’s license from state of residency.

FEE: A $25.00 non-refundable test fee will be payable at time of written exam.


Applicants to be notified by e-mail of date, time and location of all exams.  Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must pass a pre-employment background check, medical and psychological exam. Pick up applications on lower level of Municipal Center, 9446 S. Raymond Ave., Oak Lawn, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Completed applications must be returned to the Commission office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.  For additional information, e-mail

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

Village’s Website Click HERE

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