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Hillside, Illinois



Hillside Fire Department





Salary: $56,795 - $90,024

Population: 8,100

Sworn Officers: 25

Application Deadline: 9/28/18




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 the application deadline date of September 28, 2018) 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 by the date of the written examination (October 13, 2018)

  • 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 13, 2018

  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee

  • Application deadline is Friday, September 28, 2018 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. Form 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. 


Submission of Application:

  • Applications MUST be submitted online by Friday, September 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM (CST). Faxed, emailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted.

  • Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted.


Clear your calendar and make sure you are

available on the following date:


All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process.


Saturday, October 13, 2018


Check-in between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.*




Hillside Community Center

1 N. Lind Avenue

Hillside, IL 60162


*Doors will be locked at 9:00 a.m. No exceptions will be made for late arrivals.

  • Candidates must present CPAT certification issued by NIPSTA or SUFD if they have not already submitted proof with their application.

  • A mandatory orientation will immediately follow candidate check-in.

  • The written examination will be administered following the orientation session. Candidates should expect to be on-site for testing until approximately 12 p.m.



The Village of Hillside, Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer.












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