Firefighter

City of Oak Forest

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

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Contact Information

Address:

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

Oak Forest, IL 60452

Phone:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 07/31/24
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $46,409

    *Licensed Paramedics Receive a Bonus of $2,100.00

    Top: $102,624

Sworn:

  • 26 (FT); 15 (PT)

Population:

  • 28,000

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Oak Forest is now accepting applications for the position of Firefighter.

Testing is being conducted for an immediate opening and to establish a new Eligibility List for future hiring needs.

The City of Oak Forest is on the fast track to becoming one of the premier suburbs in southwest Cook County.  Nestled among picturesque forest preserves and just 24 miles from downtown Chicago, Oak Forest offers something for everyone. From the nature enthusiast to the urban explorer, from the small business owner to the chief executive officer, from the lifelong resident to the new kid on the block. Oak Forest is a community where anything is possible.  Take a ride … see what Oak Forest has to offer.

The Oak Forest Fire Department provides 24-hour fire protection, paramedic service, and emergency response to the residents and businesses of Oak Forest. The department was founded in 1945 and has provided excellent public service through its existence.

Applications are available at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

Applications will be online for purchase until 7/31/24 – 2:00 PM

The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 by 4:00 PM

All applications must be returned to the office of:

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

Attn: Oak Forest FD

1251 N. Plum Grove Road, Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL 60173

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain a Class B Non-CDL License in Illinois, or the equivalent in the state of residence, by the end of probationary period.
  • Age Requirement: Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (7/31/24) Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the last date of testing (8/17/24) and at such time as the Final Eligibility List 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 full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department of any municipality or fire protection district located in Illinois.
  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate, or High School Proficiency Statement.
  • Certifications and Training: MUST be Certified as a Basic Operations Firefighter or Equivalent (FF2) by the Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Office at the time of application and MUST be a certified Paramedic at the time of application at time of hire.
  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.
  • Residence:  At this time there are no stated requirements for residency declared by the City of Oak Forest
  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing.
  • Must Possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification with Ladder Climb Exercise at the time of application issued between 7/31/2023 and 7/31/2024.

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 $35.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the Oak Forest Fire Department or City Hall.

Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date:

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:

Saturday, August 17, 2024

Registration Starts at 8:30 AM

Orientation – 9:00 AM

Written Exam to follow the Orientation

Location:

Oak Forest High School - Cafeteria

15201 S. Central Avenue

Oak Forest, IL 60452

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



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