Firefighter/Paramedic: Oak Lawn Illinois Deadline: November 16, 2018

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Firefighter/Paramedic

Deadline: November 16, 2018

Salary: $69,420 Annually

Job Description:

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC
VILLAGE OF OAK LAWN, ILLINOIS
The Board of Fire & Police Commissioners is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Firefighter/Paramedic without regard to gender, 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
Salary and benefits are subject to negotiation between the Village of Oak Lawn and IAFF Local 3405. Currently, the starting salary is $69,420 the first year with increases to $79,272 after one year and to $95,364 after three years. Please note that the above posted salaries may fluctuate upon ratification of a new collective bargaining agreement. Benefits currently include medical, dental, optical, life insurance, pension plan, deferred compensation plan, vacation and PTO benefit package, credit union, and uniform allowance.

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
AGE: At least twenty-four (24) years of age by the date of the written exam 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 felony convictions; good moral character. Candidates must also successfully pass a background examination and polygraph test as a condition for being hired.

RESIDENCE: United States citizen or legal resident. Oak Lawn residency is 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.
and Must possess and maintain a valid CPAT “Candidate Physical Ability Test” card that was issued within 12 months of the candidates assigned written test date. and Possess an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic “EMT-P” license from the State of Illinois as of the date of the applicant’s assigned written test date. Applicants must maintain their annual EMT-P continuing education prior to employment.

LANGUAGE: Speak, read, and write the English language.

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

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

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OBTAINING AN APPLICATION
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, polygraph, 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. Please note that the Municipal Center will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018.

Completed applications must be returned to the Commission office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018. For additional information please e-mail Karen Borgman at kborgman@oaklawn-il.gov.

 

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE & POLICE COMMISSIONERS VILLAGE OF OAK LAWN
                                                       (Equal Opportunity Employer)

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

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