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Hillside, Illinois



Hillside Fire Department






Salary: $49,833 - $81,582

Population: 8,100

Sworn Officers: 25

Application Deadline: 9/23/16




Entry-Level Firefighter/Paramedic Hiring Process


Hillside Fire Department

Hillside, Illinois



The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Hillside, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of firefighter/paramedic with the Hillside Fire Department.



All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Hillside:

  • U.S. citizenship

  • No felony convictions

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

  • Valid Illinois driver's license

  • Minimum of 21 years of age (as of September 23, 2016) and must be UNDER 35 years of age as of date of hire, unless otherwise exempt by State Statute

  • Must have a current Paramedic certification in the State of Illinois at the time of hire

  • Must present CPAT certification issued by NIPSTA or SUFD by the date of the written examination (October 8, 2016)

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

  • Attend a mandatory orientation/written exam administration on Saturday, October 8, 2016

  • $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee

  • Application deadline is Friday, September 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM


Preference Points will be awarded as determined

by the Village of Hillside for the following:

  • Military Experience: Active duty U.S. military service members with an un-redacted Honorable Discharge.  DD-214 must be submitted with application to qualify.

  • Certified Paramedics: Applicants currently certified as paramedics will be awarded preference points on the final register list. A copy of valid certification must be submitted with application to qualify. 


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




The Village of Hillside is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to maintaining diversity in its work force.












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