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Firefighter/Paramedic

City of Elgin

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Elgin
150 Dexter Court
Elgin, IL 60120

Phone:

  • 847-931-6049

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/10/24

Salary:

  • Starting: $81,031

Sworn:

  • 135

Population:

  • 112,000+

Position Details

The City of Elgin is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.

The Elgin Fire Department has 135 sworn firefighters who provide a full range of coverage to 38.8 square miles and service a population of over 112,000 people. The coverage area includes the historic downtown area, two major medical facilities, two college campuses, multiple industrial and office parks, Grand Victoria Casino, a growing commercial segment, as well as single and multi-family homes. Services are also provided along main transportation routes that include sections of Interstate 90, routes 20, 31 and 25, the Randall Road corridor, the Northwest METRA rail line, and two major freight lines.

The City of Elgin offers exceptional opportunities that include cultural arts, entertainment and recreation that are unmatched by surrounding suburbs. Located 38 miles northwest of Chicago, we are proud of our diversity and culture. The growing City enjoys ready access to public transportation, diverse housing stock and a mix of commercial establishments. Residents and visitors enjoy a thriving cultural arts community, world-class parks, historical museums and over 100 places of worship.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates may not be older than 35 by May 10, 2024, unless:
    • Previous employment as a fulltime firefighter in a municipality or FPD.
    • Candidate may be older than 35 years if they have served in the military while at the age of 35 with an honorable discharge and is no older than 40 years old by May 10, 2024.
  • Candidates must be 21 years old by May 10, 2024, unless:
    • May be 19 years or older by May 10, 2024 and have not less than 3 years participation in the Elgin Fire Explorer Program or Elgin Police Explorer Program and 100 hours of volunteer time in the Elgin Fire Explorer Program or Elgin Police Explorer Program.  You may be placed on the eligibility list, but shall not be appointed until you have reached the age of 21.
  • Candidates must be citizens of the United States or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence who can produce evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED required
  • By DATE OF HIRE:
    • Must have your EMT- Basic license and CPAT
    • A valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card and Ladder Certification dated between April 1, 2023 and date of hire 

For more information about the testing process go to:

www.cityofelgin.org/jobs



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