Firefighter Job Opening: Wheeling, Illinois: Opens May 18th, 2015, Deadline June 12, 2015

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· Minimum Age: 21 (as of the date of written examination).
· Maximum Age: 34 (as of the date of written examination per State Statute).
· United States Citizen (native-born or naturalized at time of the oral interview).
· High School Graduate (or GED).
· Physically capable of performing the duties of a Firefighter/Paramedic.
· Proof of successful completion of the “Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)” between June 19, 2014 and June 19, 2015.
· Preference points are available to qualified candidates. Details are on the Village of Wheeling’s Fire Department web page.


· Must be obtained in person no later than 01:00 pm on Friday, June 12, 2015. No walk-ins will be permitted at the
written examination.
· Pickup packets in person from Monday, May 18, 2015 thru Friday, June 12, 2015, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
(01:00 pm on Friday, June 12, 2015) at the following location:

Wheeling Fire Department, 499 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090
(Note: packets are to be picked up on the 2nd floor)
(Note: Offices are closed Monday, May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day. Applications will not be available for pick-up on this

· $25.00 registration/application fee due at time of picking up packet. Must be paid with cash or personal check only; no credit
cards, debit cards, or electronic payments will be accepted.


· When: Saturday, June 20, 2015.
· Where: Jack London Middle School, 1001 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling, IL.
· Must be pre-registered (no walk-ins allowed at the examination).
· Written examination is general knowledge based (i.e. reading comprehension, math, science, and physics).


Wheeling Fire Department: (847) 459-2662 (Monday thru Friday) or

The Village of Wheeling is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free work environment

All questions should be referred to the Wheeling Fire Department at (847) 459-2662 during regular business hours.

All positions for Firefighter/Paramedic with the Wheeling Fire Department are filled from an initial eligibility list that is recreated every two (2) years. Notice of the testing process is posted in various local/regional newspapers, on local Cable Channel 17, and on the Village of Wheeling web page several weeks before the actual testing process begins.

1) Employment Application – available for personal pickup several weeks prior to the written examination. There is a registration/application fee of $25.00 payable by cash or personal check. No credit cards or debit cards accepted.

2) Comprehensive Written Examination – minimum passing score is 75.

3) Physical Agility Test – candidates must show proof of successful completion of the “Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) from an approved agency no more than twelve (12) months prior to taking the written examination. Currently, the CPAT may be taken at the following local agencies:

Learn more at Village of Wheeling Fire Dept. web site:

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