Firefighter/Paramedic

Village of Lansing

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

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Lansing
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Lansing, IL 60438

Phone:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/29/24
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $78,695.26

    After 1 year: $85,270.24

    Excellent Employee Benefits Package Including:

    • 24/48 shift rotation with 10-day Kelly
    • College Tuition Assistance Available

Sworn:

  • 33

Population:

  • 29,076

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Lansing is now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic.

Testing is being conducted for an expected need to hire 4 (four) Firefighter/Paramedics and to establish an eligibility list for anticipated additional hiring needs.

The mission of the Lansing Fire Department is to protect the lives and the property of the people of Lansing; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a work environment that values cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.

  • New apparatus recently placed into service
  • Participation in a progressive training group with Mutual Aid departments
  • Certification and Training Opportunities paid for by the department
  • Active participation in specialty teams
  • Short Transport times to the hospital
  • Pay step advancement with prior full-time experience
  • Pension transfer assistance
  • Department assistance obtaining out-of-state certificate equivalency

The Village of Lansing, Illinois is the best of both worlds.  Small town charm, deep-seated family values, top notch education systems and a select regional location await those who enjoy the resources of this community.  Explore slightly beyond Lansing and discover rich economic, educational medical, and cultural potential to enhance the quality resources enjoyed by all who live and work in Lansing.

Applications are available at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

Applications will be online for purchase until 5/29/24 – 2:00 PM

The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 by 4:00 PM

Please Note: This is not a postmarked by date.

All applications must be returned to the office of:

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

ATTN: Lansing FD

1251 N. Plum Grove Road, Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL 60173

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be citizens of the United States and/or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and who produces evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States.
  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application and at the time of hire.
  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (5/29/24) and must be under the age of 35 years on 6/15/2024 and when final eligibility register is posted 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.
  • Residence:  There are no stated requirements for residency declared by the Village of Lansing.
  • Certification:  All applicants for the position of firefighter shall be Illinois state-certified paramedics or at the time of hire. Candidates who are certified as Nationally Registered Paramedics at time of application shall be licensed as an EMT-P by the State of Illinois prior to appointment to the Village fire department. If not a certified paramedic, must be certified as an EMT-B by the State of Illinois and currently enrolled in a paramedic school at the time of application.
  • NOTE: Applicants for the position of firefighter DO NOT need a Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter certification from the State of Illinois at the time of application or appointment.
  • Applicants who are certified as a Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter by the State of Illinois shall be awarded 5 preference points as “Additional Points” under section 12(a) of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.
  • TWO PHYSICAL TEST OPTIONS:
    • Possess a valid CPAT Card dated between 5/29/23 – 6/15/24
    • Successfully complete the physical ability examination on the day of testing.

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 $10.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the Lansing Fire Department or Village Hall.

Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date:

Orientation, Physical and Written Examination:

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Registration starts at 8:00 AM

Orientation – 8:30 AM

Physical Ability and Written Examination immediately following the Orientation

Location:

Village of Lansing Fire Department

18200 Chicago Avenue

Lansing, Illinois 60438

Interviews for candidates who pass both the physical and written examinations are tentatively scheduled for the week of June 26th, 2024. Candidates will be notified as to the date, time, and location of their interview.

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



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