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Riverdale, Illinois



Village of Riverdale

157 W. 144th Street

Riverdale, IL 60827

Phone: 708-841-2200




Population: 15,000


Application Deadline: 10/26/12









The Village of Riverdale is opening the application process for the establishment of a Firefighter Eligibility List for the purpose of hiring qualified Firefighter/EMT-P's for the Riverdale Fire-Rescue Department.



Qualified candidates are those that are between twenty-one (21) and thirty-five (35) years of age, a United States citizen, and possess and at time of application, the following:

  • Original Birth Certificate

  • Valid Driverís License

  • Current Color Passport Photo

  • Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Firefighter Basic or Firefighter 2 Certification

  • Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) Certification

  • Current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation


There is a formal testing process, which consists of:

  • Orientation (Mandatory)

  • Written Examination

  • Background Investigations (Criminal and Character)

  • Oral Interviews

Military Service will receive preference point credit.



There is a formal hiring process, which consists of:

  • Psychological Examination

  • Polygraph Examination

  • Physical examination


Benefits to include:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Health Insurance

  • Four (4) Annual Sick Days with Sick Day Bank

  • Vacation and Holiday Time Off (After 1-Year of Employment)

  • Other Benefits as established through Collective Bargaining Agreement


Application packets are available for pick-up at:


Riverdale Village Hall

157 W. 144th Street

Riverdale, IL 60827


Packets must be signed for, and signed upon return.  There is a $20 fee for the application packet, due at time of pick-up.


The application process opens Monday, October 8, 2012.  Completed applications with required original documents must be submitted no later than the close of business Friday, October 26, 2012.  All application packets must be returned by the deadline date to the Riverdale Village Hall.




Riverdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.












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