Downers Grove, IL Firefighter/Paramedic Job Application


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Downers Fire Department

Firefighter/Paramedic Job Application

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Salary: $74,906 – $104,613 (after 6 years)

Minimum Requirements:

  • $25.00 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
  • 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 4:00 p.m. (CST) on 2/10/2022 (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 2/10/2021 – 2/10/2022

Testing and Orientation Information:

Candidates must attend the mandatory orientation and written examination on Saturday, March 12, 2022. Testing will be held at Midwestern University – doors will open for sign-in at 7:30 a.m. Additional details will be provided to eligible candidates at a later time. 

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 4:00 p.m. (CST) on 2/10/2022.  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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