Firefighter/Paramedic: River Forest Illinois Deadline: March 11, 2016

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Deadline: March 11, 2016

Salary: $55,103 + $5,408 Paramedic Pay Annually

Job Description:

The Village of River Forest will hold a written examination on Saturday, March 26, 2016 to establish an eligibility list for the position of Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic.

Village of River Forest

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application and under 35 years unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in the Fire and Police Commissioners Act. Proof of birth date will be required at the time of application.


  • Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. and/or an alien admitted for permanent residents or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and who produces evidence of intention to become a U.S. citizen.
  • Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Licensed Paramedic (or documentation showing applicant is in the process of obtaining a license)
  • Applicants must provide a CPAT+ (Ladder Climb Exercise) Certification dated between March 11,

2015 and March 11, 2016 from a licensed administrator in Illinois

Information Packets with Preliminary Applications and additional information are available for pickup at the Village of River Forest Village Hall or can be downloaded at

Applications Due: March 11, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – Application must be returned to the River Forest Village Hall with all supporting and required documentation in an 8.5” x 11” envelope.

Important Dates:

Orientation: March 24, 2016, 5:30 p.m. Check-in, 5:30 p.m. Mandatory Orientation – Concordia University, Christopher Center, CC200, 7400 W. Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305

Written Examination: March 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m. Check-in, 9:00 a.m. Written Examination – Concordia University, Christopher Center, CC200, 7400 W. Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305

Oral Interview: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 5:30-10 p.m., Wednesday, March 30th , 5:30-10 pm Thursday March 31st 5:30-10 pm at the River Forest Village Hall ,Community Room, 400 Park Ave., River Forest, IL 60305

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

City’s Website Click HERE


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