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Firefighter/Paramedic

City of Crystal Lake

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Crystal Lake
100 W. Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone:

  • 815-356-3653

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 04/03/23
  • @ 5:00 PM CST

Salary:

  • Salary Range effective May 1, 2021 (currently negotiating a successor Agreement): $71,995 - $106,230 (8 steps)

Sworn:

  • 64

Population:

  • 40,269

Position Details

The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.

Testing is being conducted to fill eight (8) full-time Firefighter/Paramedic vacancies and to establish an Eligibility List for future available positions.

Application Deadline:

Monday, April 3, 2023 5:00 PM CST

Click HERE for application:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/crystallake/jobs/3939638/firefighter-paramedic?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Written Exam:

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM CST

About the Fire Rescue Department:

The City of Crystal Lake is located in McHenry County, approximately 45 miles northwest of the City of Chicago. The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department provides service for the City of Crystal Lake, the Crystal Lake Rural Fire Protection District, the Village of Lakewood, and portions of Lake in the Hills. The area served is approximately 51.2 square miles, with a resident population of nearly 56,000 based on the 2010 census. The City of Crystal Lake is the largest city in McHenry Country, and the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department's service area includes four U.S. highways, a railroad (Union Pacific), three large lakes (Crystal Lake and Three Oaks Recreation Area), and McHenry County College.

  • Three Stations
  • Responded to 7,700 calls in 2022
  • 69 Personnel
  • Specialty Teams include Dive Rescue, Technical Rescue, and Hazardous Materials 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be 20 years of age at time of application deadline (must have reached age 21 by date of hire) and under 35 years of age at time of application deadline, except as otherwise determined by State Statute.
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • No Felony Convictions
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to speak, read and write English
  • Upon completion of the 12-month probationary period, residency is required within one of the following Illinois counties: McHenry, Boone, Lake, Cook, DuPage, Kane, DeKalb and must be north of Route 38.
  • Meet Visual Acuity Standard of correctable to 20/100 in each eye uncorrected, correctable to less than 20/40 and able to meet vision standards (NFPA 1582).

Additional Requirements/Certifications:

  • Valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) including ladder climb issued by a licensed agency no more than 12 months PRIOR to April 24, 2023 (CPAT cards must be dated between 4/24/22 – 4/24/23)
    • o Candidates taking the CPAT and/or Ladder Climb certification after the application deadline are required to provide copies of both certifications to Human Resources no later than April 24, 2023.
  • Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) EMT-Basic License at time of application.
    • Applicants are required to be Nationally Paramedic certified (National Registry) with the ability to obtain the IDPH EMT-Paramedic Certified by date of hire

For candidates with only a National Paramedic License (National Registry):

You are required to obtain an Illinois EMT or Paramedic license. Please visit https://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/emergency-preparedness-response/ems/licensing.html and/or work with the organization from which you were sponsored to begin this process. Proof of such request from IDPH is required prior to the written exam and the actual Illinois Paramedic license will need to be provided prior to hire date.

Any questions concerning the employment process should be directed to:

Julie Meyer, Director of Human Resources

City of Crystal Lake

jmeyer@crystallake.org

815-356-3653



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