Firefighter/Paramedic Joliet, Illinois Deadline May 13, 2015

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Deadline: May 13, 2015

Salary: $61,067-90,436 Per Year

Job Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • No felony convictions;
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record (will be required proof of identification at all phases of testing);
  • No offensive and/or inappropriate visible tattoos, brands, or body piercings. No tattoos, body art, or brands will be on the head, face, scalp, neck, or hands from the wrists to the fingertips (Reference: Joliet Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure #25 – under the Job Description section of the application);
  • Possess 20/20 vision (or corrected 20/20 vision) and cannot be color blind;
  • At least 21 years of age AND must be UNDER 35 years of age at time of appointment;*
  • Unless otherwise exempt by State or Federal law; Such maximum age limitation shall not apply in the case of 1) any person previously employed as a full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department of (i) any municipality or fire protection district whose obligations were assumed by a municipality under Section 21 of the Fire Protection District Act, or (ii) a municipality whose obligations were taken over by a fire protection district, or 2) any person who has served the fire district as a regularly enrolled volunteer, paid-on-call, or part-time firefighter for the 5 years immediately preceding the time that the district begins to use full-time firefighters to provide all or part of its fire protection service. (References: 70 ILCS 705/16.06b; 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6);
  • Must have a valid Paramedic certification in the State of Illinois at time of appointment;
  • Must present a valid CPAT and Ladder Climb certification with any licensed agency, issued no more than 12 months prior to time of appointment;
  • Must successfully test into the Silver Cross Hospital EMS within 30 days of employment;
  • Attend a mandatory orientation/written exam administration on Saturday, June 13, 2015; Candidates scoring in the top tier will move on to the first round of oral interviews;
  • Must meet the requirements of a background investigation and pass a medical, vision, psychological and polygraph test;

How to Apply: Pay a $40.00 non-refundable application processing fee

Application deadline is Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Preference Points will be awarded as determined by the City of Joliet for the following:

  • Military Veterans
  • Residency

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