Downers Grove, IL Firefighter/Paramedic Job Application


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Downers Fire Department

Firefighter/Paramedic Job Application

Application Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • $50.00 non-refundable application fee
  • At least 21 years of age and not older than 35 at time of appointment, expect per Illinois Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6
  • U.S. Citizen
  • No felony convictions 
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Possess and Associate’s Degree OR the equivalent of at least 60 credit hours at an accredited college, university or junior college at time of application 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record
  • Possess 20/20 corrected vision 
  • Present a valid CPAT with Ladder Climb – must be dated within 12 months of the application deadline of October 30, 2020
  • Possess a valid Paramedic License from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
  • Possess a Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter (BOF) Certification form the Office of the State Fire Marshal (Illinois) 
  • Must successfully test into the Good Samaritan EMS System (after tentative offer of employment)
  • Must successfully complete a written examination
  • Must Successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph, oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commission and psychological testing
  • Must successfully complete a medical and visual examination

Required Documentation due by 2:00 p.m. (CST) on 10/30/2020 (no faxes/emails accepted):

  • Online Application – available after purchase
  • Consent and Release Agreement (2 pages) – available after purchase
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Copy of birth record – can include: U.S. County/State issued birth certificate, U.S. Passport, or Naturalization papers
  • Copy of Official College transcripts (no unofficial accepted!)
  • Copy of Valid IL IDPH EMT-Paramedic License 
  • Copy of Valid IL OSFM Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter (BOF) Certification 
  • Copy of Valid CPAT and Ladder Climb Card(s) dated 10/30/2019 – 10/19/2020 

Testing and Orientation Information*:

Candidates must attend the mandatory orientation and written examination on December 5, 2020. Testing will be held in Downers Grove, IL – Exact location will be released to eligible candidates. 

Arrival times will be scheduled based on candidate numbers to adhere to gathering restrictions. All arrival times will be in the morning. You must complete a pre-health screen before sign-in.  

*Testing information is subject to change based on the current conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic at time of testing 

Application Process Information:

When you have completed the online application you will receive a confirmation number. You will also need to print and sign the required release form and gather required documentation (listed above) for submission to IOS Recruitment by 2:00 p.m. (CST) on 10/30/2020.  Failure to complete any portion of the application process will eliminate you for further consideration.  No refunds are issued for incomplete or late applications.


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