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Firefighter/Paramedic

Village of Gurnee

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Gurnee
Attn: Human Resources
325 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone:

  • 847-599-7500, x 7515

Fax:

  • 847-623-0490

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 04/05/23

Salary:

  • Anticipated Starting Salary (as of May 1, 2023): $80,336 annually

    Benefits:

    • 6 scheduled Kelly Days (every 18th duty day)
    • Additional paid time off (vacation, Kelly float)
    • Paid sick leave and sick leave incentive programs
    • Health / dental / vision / life insurance plans
    • Retirement savings options (pension, 457, Roth IRA)
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Retirement health savings plan participation
    • Additional supplemental benefits

    Visible tattoos permitted within department policy parameters (no head, face, neck, hand/finger tattoos)

    No residency or living radius requirement

Sworn:

  • 60

Population:

  • 60,000 in 30 sq. mile radius

Position Details

Job Posting:

https://www.gurnee.il.us/jobs

Application:

Gurnee Fire Department Employment Application

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum age 21 years and maximum age of 34 years (unless otherwise exempt per state statute).
  • State of Illinois Basic Operations Firefighter (Firefighter II) certification.
  • Minimally a Paramedic Student in good standing or EMT-P.  If a Paramedic Student, must obtain IDPH EMT-P licensure within 6 months of hire.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test [CPAT] certificate with Ladder Climb dated between October 1, 2021 and April 1, 2023.  The cost of the CPAT process is the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Successfully pass the FireTeam examination offered through National Testing Network.
  • United States citizen or naturalized citizen.
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent thereof.

Selection Process:

Each phase of the process is pass / fail and required to proceed to the next.

Application & Required Documents:

Gurnee Fire Department Employment Application

Complete no later than April 5, 2023.

Examination:

FireTEAM National Exam

Complete no later than April 25, 2023. 

Applicants must self-schedule. Click FireTeam link - select ‘Find Jobs’ then select Firefighter Jobs and sign up for the Gurnee Fire Department. All testing costs are the responsibility of the candidate.

Oral Interview with Civil Service Commission:

Eligible applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.  Interviews are anticipated to be held in April / May 2023.

Preference points - maximum of 10 points:

  • Veterans’ Points / Military Service with an Honorable Discharge:  5 points
  • Education Points:  up to five (5) points:
    • Associates Degree (fire service or emergency medical services):  2.5 points
    • Bachelors Degree (any curriculum):  an additional 2.5 points (5 points total)

Final Eligibility list candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully pass post-offer screenings including but not limited to:

  • Polygraph examination
  • Background investigation
  • Psychological examination
  • Medical examination, including vision and drug screen 

Completion of the FireTeam National Examination and/or Gurnee Fire Department Employment Application is not a guarantee of eligibility to continue in the process.  Candidates may be disqualified after completion of the test or submission of application for reasons including but not limited to:  failure to complete testing / application submission by required deadline; not meeting minimum position qualifications; not meeting minimum passing standards for the examination; missing or incomplete documents; or other disqualifying factors related to Firefighter/Paramedic candidacy or employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer



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