Firefighter Job Opening: Springfield, Illinois Deadline July 6, 2015

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Final Filing Date: Jul 6, 2015
Salary: $49,823 per year

Requirements: The City of Springfield Firefighter examination phases will begin July 25, 2015. Duties of a firefighter include, but are not limited to, preventing, suppressing and extinguishing fires; protecting life and property for citizens of Springfield, Fire Protection Districts, Mutual Aid Districts and assigned Districts; mitigating hazardous materials; providing emergency medical service; assisting in vehicle and other rescue areas; and engaging in ongoing training programs. Requirements are U.S. Citizenship; High School diploma or GED; valid driver’s license at time of hire; vision correctable to 20/40 with no monochromatic color blindness; no felony convictions or certain misdemeanors; current and valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) including ladder climb card and ability to pass all required phases of the examination. Minimum age when taking the exam is 21, and maximum age is 34 unless applicant meets one of the exemptions under the Illinois Compiled State Statute ILCS 5/10-1-7. Current starting salary for a first-year probationary firefighter is $49,823.82.

Expected Openings : Orientation sessions are scheduled for April 30, May 16, and June 4, 2015

Written Test: Jul 25, 2015

Population: 105,000

To Apply: Informational packets are now available online at and in the Office of Human Resources located in Room 309, Municipal Center West, 7th and Monroe Streets, Springfield, IL.

Orientation sessions are scheduled for April 30, May 16, and June 4, 2015. To register for one of these sessions, call (217) 789-2446 or email


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