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Firefighter

City of North Chicago

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

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Contact Information

Address:

City of North Chicago
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

North Chicago, IL 60064

Phone Number:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 03/24/21
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $54,168.00 - $60,160.00 (Effective 5/1/21)

Sworn Officers:

  • 31

Population:

  • 32,574

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of North Chicago is now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Firefighter.

Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire multiple personnel and to establish an eligibility list for anticipated future hiring needs.

With two stations, they serve a community of 32,574 residents.  Their eight-square mile district includes, residential, commercial, heavy industrial and chemical manufacturing. Their personnel are highly trained and prepared for incidents including fire suppression, emergency medical calls, terrorism threats, hazardous material incidents, and specialty rescue services.

Applications are available at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

Applications will be online for purchase until 3/24/21 – 2:00 PM

The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 by 4:00 PM

(NOTE: This is not a postmark date) 

All applications must be returned to the office of:

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

ATTN: North Chicago FD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident of the U.S. who produces evidence of intention to become a U.S. Citizen.  
  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon time of hire.
  • Age Requirement:  Applicant must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (3/24/21).  Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the day of testing (4/10/21) 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 certified full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department or fire protection district located in the State of Illinois.
  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.
  • Vision:  Eyesight must be corrected to at least 20/20, and free of color blindness.
  • Residency:  Employees must live within forty (40) air miles of the City and within the State of Illinois. Probationary employees will receive the full eighteen (18) months in which to comply with the residency requirements.
  • CPAT Card - NOTE: All applicants must acquire a CPAT Card (Candidate Physical Ability Card) with ladder climb exercise, obtained no more than one year prior to date of hire.
  • NOTE: Candidates must obtain, by time of appointment, an Illinois EMT-Paramedic license.

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:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

There is a $30.00 non-refundable application fee.

Applications are NOT available at the North Chicago Fire Department or City Hall.

Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date:

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Registration starts at 8:00 AM

Orientation – 8:30 AM

Written Examination immediately following the Orientation

Location:

North Chicago High School

1717 17th Street

North Chicago, IL 60064

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of North Chicago, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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