Firefighter/Paramedic Lockport Township FPD Lockport, IL Deadline February 26, 2015

Firefighter/Paramedic Application Process

Lockport Township Fire Protection District, Lockport, Illinois

The Lockport Township Fire Protection District Board of Fire Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of firefighter/paramedic.


Salary: $60,412.50 – $80,550.00 (5 years)
Population: 70,000
Sworn Personnel: 83


All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Lockport Township Fire Protection District:

  • U.S. citizenship or an alien admitted for permanent residence, or lawfully admitted for temporary residence who produces evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States.
    NOTE: Applicants selected for employment must meet the District’s residency requirements;

  • No felony convictions;

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;

Valid Illinois driver’s license (will be required proof of identification at all phases of testing);
At least 21 years of age at time of hire AND must be UNDER 35 years of age on the application deadline date (February 26, 2015)*

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. Furthermore, to qualify for either of these exceptions set forth above, the applicant shall have been actively working as a firefighter within 2 years of the date of his/her application to this District. Proof of date of birth will be required at the time of application (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 application;

  • Must be a certified Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter through the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal at time of application;

  • Must present a valid CPAT and Ladder Climb certification at time of application, with an issue date within 1 year of the date of the written examination: March 21, 2015;

  • Must successfully test into the Silver Cross Hospital EMSS prior to offer of employment;

  • Must reside in the State of Illinois at time of hire;

  • Attend a mandatory orientation/written exam administration on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Lockport East High School: 1333 E. 7th Street, Lockport, IL 60441. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m.

  • Must meet the requirements of a background check and pass a medical, psychological and polygraph test;

  • $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee

  • Application deadline is Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Preference Points will be awarded as determined by the Lockport Township Fire Protection District for the following:

  • Military Veterans
  • Fire Service Experience
  • College Education
  • Residency

To apply for this position or obtain additional information,
please visit the following website:

http://www.applytoserve.com

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