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University Park, Illinois



Village of University Park

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677



Starting Salary: $52,182.46

Population: 7,139

Sworn Officers: 17

Application Deadline: 4/16/15




The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of University Park are now accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.



Testing for an Immediate Need to Hire



Since 1967, the Fire Department has been dedicated to serving the residents of the community and those who work and visit there.  The Fire Department is made up of 28 personnel which include career and POC (paid-on-call) members.  There are 15 career personnel, including the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, a lieutenant, 11 firefighters/paramedics, and an administrative assistant.  All full time personnel, including the Chief, are certified firefighters and paramedics.



Applications are available at:


Applications will be online for purchase until 04/16/15 - 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is:


Thursday, April 16, 2015 by 4:00 PM



All applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN: University Park FD

200 West Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Driverís License:  Must possess a valid Driverís License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driverís License upon time of hire

  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (4/16/15); Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the date of testing (4/25/15) unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6 which provides, in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department of any municipality or fire protection located in Illinois

  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement

  • Certifications:  The applicant MUST be a State of Illinois, Office of the State Fire Marshall, Certified Basic Operations Firefighter (formerly Firefighter II) and MUST be certified as an EMT-P by the State of Illinois at the time of application. 4/16/15

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character

  • Residence:  Permanent residency in Illinois must be established within (30) mile radius of the University Park Village Hall within one year of your employment date

  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing

  • CPAT:  (MUST possess a valid) Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification at the time of application, MUST have been issued between the dates of 4/16/14 and 4/16/15 

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process. 



Additional information will be provided in the packet

which can be downloaded at:


There is a $30.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the University Park Fire Department or Village Hall.



Applicants must attend the

mandatory orientation and test date:


Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination


Saturday, April 25, 2015


Registration starts at 8:30 AM


Orientation -  9:00 AM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation





90 Town Center

University Park, IL 60484




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of University Park, IL which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.












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