Cherry Valley, IL Firefighter Application


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Cherry Valley Fire Protection District
Firefighter/Paramedic Job Application
Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

Firefighter/EMT Starting Salary: $63,705

Firefighter/Paramedic Starting Salary: $66, 890

Five (5) Immediate Openings!

Minimum Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Valid State of Illinois driver’s license at the time of application
  • Residency required in the State of Illinois
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age to be eligible for hire and less than 35 years of age prior to an offer of employment, unless exempt by IL state statute
  • Illinois OSFM Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter Certification due at application deadline
  • IDPH EMT-Basic certification due at application deadline
  • IDPH EMT-Paramedic certification due within 5 years of employment
  • CPAT/Ladder Climb certification due at time of job offer
  • Must obtain Firefighter III/Advanced Firefighter Technician certificate issued by IL OSFM within three years of employment
  • Must obtain Fire Apparatus Engineer certificate issued by the Division of Personnel Standards and Education of the State Fire Marshal’s Office within 24 months of employment
  • Color vision adequate to identify red, green, and yellow color.  Far visual acuity: 20/30 binocular each eye (corrected) with the ability to use a Self-contained breathing apparatus through a corrected lens face piece of contact lens.  Peripheral vision of 140 degrees or better.

Required Documentation due March 1, 2024 – documentation must be mailed or hand delivered – No grace period will be offered!

  • Confirmed online application (available after download)
  • Consent and release agreement (available after download)
  • Copy of high school diploma/GED
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Copy of birth record as proof of citizenship: state/county birth record, passport, naturalization papers 
  • Copy of Illinois OSFM Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter Certificate
  • Copy of IDPH EMT-Basic License 
  • Optional Copy of IDPH EMT – Paramedic License
  • Optional Copy of valid CPAT and ladder climb certification – due at time of job offer 


Mandatory Orientation and Testing:
Candidates must attend the mandatory orientation and written examination on one of the following dates: Thursday, March 14, 2024 (PM) or Friday, March 15, 2024 (AM). Please arrive with a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID) to sign-in. Additional details will be provided to applicants deemed eligible to sit for the exam. No late admittance.

The test will be held at:
Cherry Valley FPD Station 2,
4919 Blackhawk Road
Rockford, IL

Candidates who pass the written examination will be required to participate in the oral interviews. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 26th. It is your responsibility to ensure you are available to attend the interviews on this date. Additional details regarding the oral interviews will be supplied at a later date.

An applicant’s overall combined written examination and oral interview score must be 70% or higher to be placed on the final eligibility list. All portions of the application and testing process are mandatory. Failure to attend and successfully complete any portion of the process will result in elimination from employment consideration.


Application Process Information:
Once you complete the online application, you will receive a confirmation number – save this number for your records. You will also have to print and sign the required release form(s) and gather the required documentation listed above for submission to IOS Recruitment by 2:00 p.m. on 03/01/2024.  No grace period will be offered!

All communications will come from re*********@io*********.com. Be sure to add us to your address book and check your inbox (including spam folder) often for important notifications. 

Please contact IOS Recruitment at (800)-343-HIRE or re*********@io*********.com with questions regarding the application, testing site, required documents before the application deadline date.


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