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Taylorville, Illinois



City of Taylorville

115 N. Main Street

Taylorville, IL 62568

Phone: 217-824-9658  

Fax: 217-824-2356    




Starting Salary: $36,102.54

Population: 12,000

Application Deadline: 9/8/17









The Taylorville Board of Fire and Police Commission invites all eligible candidates to participate in the upcoming screening process to establish an eligibility list for the position of firefighter. Current openings!



Minimum Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)

  • Must be 20 years of age at time of testing but must be 21 by date of appointment and less than 35 years of age, unless the individual meets the exemptions set by state statute

  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors, as defined by statute

  • Must attend the mandatory orientation and participate in and successfully complete all stages of the testing

  • 6.5 Mile Radius Residence


Firefighter Candidates

  • Must be a certified paramedic or enrolled in paramedic training at time of hire.

  • Must have valid CPAT card at time of hire.



  • Pension Benefits

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Vacation/Sick/Personal Leave

  • Holidays


Mandatory Orientation and Testing 


Saturday, September 16, 2017

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


City Municipal Building Basement



Firefighter Eligibility Testing Application Packets


Available at:


Office of the City Clerk

115 N. Main Street

Taylorville, Illinois


8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday through Friday


beginning Monday August 7, 2017



Completed application MUST be returned to:


Office of the City Clerk

115 N. Main Street

Taylorville, Illinois


no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017


Please note there is a $25 non-refundable application fee that must be paid at the time the application packet is picked up.



Questions may be directed to:


Fire Chief Mike Crews





City of Taylorville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are urged to apply.












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