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Paramedic (Part-Time)

River Grove, Illinois


Village of River Grove

2601 Thatcher Avenue

River Grove, IL 60171

Phone: 708-779-8012

Fax: 708-453-1377




Starting Salary: $12.00/hour*

Population: 10,134

Application Deadline: 6/8/18




Starting Salary:


$12.00 per hour


*increase to $16.00 after training period has passed



The Village of River Grove, Illinois is currently accepting applications for the position of part-time Paramedic. Part-time Paramedics shall be considered at will employees.



Minimum qualifications include:

  • 21 years of age

  • U.S. Citizen

  • High school graduate or state approved equivalent

  • Applicant must not possess any felony convictions, or any domestic related convictions

  • Applicant must be of good moral character and must be in good mental and physical condition

  • Applicant must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends, holidays and overnight


All qualified applicants will be required to:

  • Sign off on release for personal information authorization forms

  • Pass an in-person interview

  • Pass a thorough background investigation, which includes interviews with current and/or all previous employers

  • Pass a pre-employment drug screening

  • Pass a field training program


River Grove Fire Department (RGFD) is a participant in the Loyola EMS System. If an applicant is chosen to participate in the hiring process and they are not in Loyola’s EMS System they must successfully test in prior to being hired. That testing process will be coordinated through the RGFD EMS Division. The starting pay during a candidate’s evaluation period will be $12.00 an hour. Once the candidate completes their evaluation process the pay will be increased to $16.00 an hour.



Essential Job Tasks and Functions per NFPA 1582:

  • Unpredictable emergency situations for prolonged periods of extreme exertion without warm up, scheduled rest periods, meals, access to medication or hydration.

  • Climbing 6 or more flights of stairs while wearing fire protective ensemble and carrying equipment in excess of 50 lbs.

  • Rescuing-dragging or carrying victims in excess of 200lbs to safety in hazardous conditions in low visibility.

  • Critical, time-sensitive, complex problem solving during physical exertion in stressful, hazardous environments, further aggravated by fatigue, lights and sirens, and other distractions.

  • Ability to communicate under high background noise, poor visibility, and overall hazardous conditions of an emergency scene.

  • Functioning as a team, where sudden incapacitation of a member can result in mission failure, risk of injury /death to civilian or team member.


The physical demands described here are representative of those must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Valid Illinois Driver's License

  • Applicant must possess an IDPH Paramedic License and a Letter of Good Standing from their current resource hospital

  • All employees of the Village of River Grove are considered at will employees




Application for Employment


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Additional information, about the position,

can be obtained by contacting:


Deputy Fire Chief Sean Flynn





The Village of River Grove provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.












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