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Firefighter/Paramedic

Oak Lawn, Illinois

 

 

Village of Oak Lawn

9446 S. Raymond Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Phone: 708-499-7830

E-mail: kborgman@oaklawn-il.gov  
Website: www.oaklawn-il.gov

 

 

Starting Salary: $69,420

 

Application Deadline: 11/16/18

 

 

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

VILLAGE OF OAK LAWN, ILLINOIS

 

 

The Board of Fire & Police Commissioners is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Firefighter/Paramedic without regard to gender, race, color, or ethnic origin.

 

Firefighter candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination and an oral interview in order to be placed on the eligibility list.

 

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

Salary and benefits are subject to negotiation between the Village of Oak Lawn and IAFF Local 3405. Currently, the starting salary is $69,420 the first year with increases to $79,272 after one year to $95,364 after three years.

 

Benefits currently include:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Optical

  • Life insurance

  • Pension plan

  • Deferred compensation plan

  • Vacation and PTO benefit package

  • Credit union

  • Uniform allowance 

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

 

AGE:

 

At least twenty-four (24) years of age by the date of the written exam and under thirty-five (35) years of age, as of the closing date of the application filing period.  Proof of age will be required at time of application.

 

HEALTH:

 

Physically and psychologically qualified to sustain the labors and exposures of a Firefighter/Paramedic.

 

VISION:

 

Minimum of 20/70 uncorrected vision, corrected to 20/20 in each eye, with normal color and depth perception.

 

CHARACTER:

 

No felony convictions; good moral character. Candidates must also successfully pass a background examination and polygraph test as a condition for being hired.

 

RESIDENCE:

 

United States citizen or legal resident.  Oak Lawn residency not required.

 

EDUCATION:

 

Successfully completed at least 60 semester (or 90 quarter) hours of credit from a regionally accredited college or university as of the date of filing the application for employment. 

 

and

 

Must possess and maintain a valid CPAT "Candidate Physical Ability Test" card that was issued within 12 months of the candidates assigned written test date.

 

and

 

Possess an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic "EMT-P" license from the State of Illinois as of the date of the applicant's assigned written test date. Applicants must maintain their annual EMT-P continuing education prior to employment.

 

LANGUAGE:

 

Speak, read, and write the English language.

 

DRIVER QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Possess a valid driver's license from applicant's state of residency.

 

FEE:

 

A $25.00 non-refundable test fee will be payable at time of written exam.

 

 

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OBTAINING

AN APPLICATION

 

Applicants to be notified by e-mail of date, time, and location of all exams.  Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must pass a pre-employment background check, polygraph, medical and psychological exam.

 

 

Pick up applications on lower level of:

 

Municipal Center

9446 S. Raymond Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL

 

Monday through Friday

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Please note that the Municipal Center will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018.

 

Completed applications must be returned to the Commission office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018.

 

 

For additional information please e-mail:

 

Karen Borgman

kborgman@oaklawn-il.gov

 

 

 

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE & POLICE COMMISSIONERS

 

VILLAGE OF OAK LAWN

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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