***Make-Up Exam for Firefighter: Chicago Illinois Deadline November 15, 2015***

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Firefighter

Deadline: November 15, 2015

Job Description:

The City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources (DHR), will be administering a make-up exam for the 2014 Chicago Firefighter/EMT examination.  The make-up examinations are offered to military personnel who were on active duty during the original application period (7/16/14 – 9/16/14) or examination (12/13/14 & 12/14/14) as well as candidates who applied during the original application period (7/16/14 – 9/16/14) but could not attend the original examination due to:

  1. religious restrictions
  2. medical/travel emergency
  3. life event

All candidates wishing to participate in the make-up exam must meet the minimum qualifications of the position as outlined in the original announcement and listed below for reference:

  • AGE
    • Applicants must reach their 18th birthday by December 31, 2014.  Verification of age will be checked at the entrance of the written exam.  Candidates who will not reach the age of 18 by December 31, 2014 will not be allowed to take the written examination.
    • Pursuant to the Municipal Code of Chicago 2-152-410, no person may be appointed as a probationary Firefighter/EMT after the person’s 38th

Please note, no one from the eligibility list of this exam will be appointed before Spring of 2016. 

  • EDUCATION
    • Applicants must be a high school graduate or possess a general equivalency diploma (GED) by June of 2015.
  • LICENSURE, CERTFICATION, OR OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
    • Must have a valid, non-expired CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) certification.

Note:  The CPAT certification must be current and valid by the candidate’s start date in the Fire Training Academy.  The City of Chicago recommends that candidate’s work on obtaining their CPAT certification after successful completion of the written exam with consideration of their assigned lottery number.  Please note, CPAT certifications are only valid for one year and will need to be renewed annually.   

  • Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license at the time of pre-employment processing.
  • Must pass background investigation including, fingerprinting among other pre-employment procedures.
  • Must be a resident in the City of Chicago at the time of hire.

The make-up examination will take place on Saturday, December 05, 2015.

The application period begins on Sunday, November 01, 2015 and closes on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 11:59PM Central Standard Time (CST).

OTHER APPLICATION INFORMATION

Payment Requirements

  • REGISTRATION FEE:  $30.00 per application. The registration payment will be collected at the time of application.  After you have submitted your online application successfully, you will receive an e-mail no later than Monday, November 16, 2015 which contains the link to the payment site in order to complete the registration payment process.  All payments must be received by the last day of the payment period which will beWednesday, November 18, 2015, at 11:59PM Central Standard Time.  NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN TO ANYONE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Paying the fee does not guarantee an offer of employment with the City of Chicago.  This fee is required by the Municipal Code of Chicago 2-74-020.  Failure to pay the registration fee by the last day of the application period (Sunday, November 15, 2015) will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered for this position.
  • FEE WAIVER REQUESTS:  If you are presently receiving unemployment compensation, supplemental security income or general assistance, or your income is below the federally defined poverty level, you may be eligible for a fee waiver.  After you have submitted your online application successfully, you will receive an e-mail which contains the link to the payment site.  You must log in to this payment site to complete your fee waiver request.  The City of Chicago will review all fee waiver requests the last week of the posting period.  If your fee waiver is denied, you will receive an e-mail with a request to pay the registration fee.  All fee waiver requests must be received by the last day of the application period which is Sunday, November 15, 2015.

Additional Information

  • RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: An employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago. Proof of residency will be required at the time of employment.
  • LINE OF DUTY PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers a Line of Duty preference to qualified applicants who are immediate family members of sworn Police and uniformed Fire Department Personnel who died in the line of duty or who were immediate family members of individuals who have served on active duty of the Armed Forces of the United States, the Illinois National Guard, or any reserve component of the United States who died in the line of duty in a combat zone, will be granted preference for an entry sworn Police or uniformed Fire Department position, providing the preference is not superseded by a collective bargaining agreement. The definition of immediate family member, line of duty, and combat zone will be determined by the appropriate authorizing and governing bodies. To qualify for the preference, the applicant must otherwise qualify for the job and must be eligible for the position.  The preference granted under this section shall be in the form of preference in processing. Applicants who qualify under this section will receive consideration before other qualified applicants for approved, vacant positions unless superseded by a collective bargaining agreement.

To apply, please visit the following link: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dhr/supp_info/line_of_duty_preference.html

  • VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.  Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented.  In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?”  In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service.  For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 Member-4 or comparable discharge documentation to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not be considered for Veterans Preference.
  • CPFTA PREFERENCE NOTE: Qualified applicants that have successfully completed the Chicago Police and Fire Training Academy will be granted preference for an entry position for the sworn Police or uniformed Fire Department position, providing the preference is not superseded by a collective bargaining agreement. To qualify for the preference, the applicant must otherwise qualify for the job and must be eligible for the position. The preference granted under this section shall be in the form of preference in processing. Applicants who qualify under this section will receive consideration before other qualified applicants for approved, vacant positions unless superseded by a collective bargaining agreement
  • CPS PREFERNCE NOTE:  The City of Chicago offers a CPS Graduate Preference to high school graduates from the Chicago Public School system.  In order to receive the CPS Graduate Preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a CPS high school graduate by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you a graduate of the Chicago Public High Schools (CPS) and do you want to be considered for this preference?”  In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your high school graduation from a Chicago Public High School.  You must attach a copy of your high school transcripts or diploma from a Chicago Public High School.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for CPS Graduate Preference.

Anyone with questions or in need of additional information should e-mail us at

fire-application@cityofchicago.org or call 312-744-4976 Monday through Friday

between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm Central Standard Time (CST).

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

City’s Website Click HERE

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