Firefighter / Paramedic

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Gurnee, IL Fire Department - GURNEE, Illinois

Jul 12, 2022

Application Deadline:
Aug 25, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$76,263 annual

Job Description

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

United States citizen or naturalized citizen.

Minimum age 21 years and maximum age of 34 years (except as otherwise provided by state law).

Graduation from high school or equivalent thereof.

Valid driver’s license.

Currently certified as a State of Illinois Basic Operations Firefighter (Firefighter II); and

Minimally an Illinois Paramedic Student in good standing or IDPH EMT-P. If a Paramedic Student, must obtain IDPH EMT-P licensure within 6 months of hire.

Valid Candidate Physical Ability Test [CPAT] certificate with Ladder Climb dated between February 1, 2021 and August 25, 2022. The cost of the CPAT process is the responsibility of the candidate.

Candidate must successfully pass the FireTeam examination offered through National Testing Network

Additional Information

Community Population: 30,700

Sworn Personnel: 59

Deadline August 25, 2022

Starting salary: $76,263 annually

No residency or living radius requirement

Benefits: Vacation, Kelly Day time, paid sick leave and sick leave incentive programs; Health / dental / vision / life insurance plans; Retirement savings options (pension, 457, Roth IRA); Tuition Reimbursement

Job Requirements

  • Age: see above
  • Education: see above
  • Experience: see above

Contact Information

Christine Palmieri

Gurnee, IL Fire Department
GURNEE, Illinois 60031
phone: 8475997500

How to Apply

Selection Process - each phase of the process is pass / fail and required to proceed to the next.

Application: Gurnee Fire Department Online Employment Application – complete and upload required documents no later than August 25, 2022.

Examination: FireTeam National Exam – complete no later than August 25, 2022; 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 September / October 2022.

Preference points - maximum of 10 points:

Veterans’ Points / Military Service with an Honorable Discharge: 5 points

Education Points: up to 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 a polygraph examination; background investigation; psychological examination; and medical examination, including vision and drug screen.

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