Orland Fire Protection District


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Orland Fire Protection District

Firefighter Job Application

Application Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Starting Salary: $64,311 (0-12 months), $85,562 (12-24 months), plus any applicable incentives per the current CBA

Minimum Requirements:

  • $45 non-refundable application processing fee
  • United States citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must be less than 35 years old by the date of written exam, unless otherwise exempt by state statute, and at least 21 years old by date of hire
  • High school diploma (or its equivalent)
  • Valid driver’s license (must obtain a valid IL driver’s license at time of appointment)
  • Uncorrected vision of 20/100 corrected to 20/30 binocular each eye. Must also be able to distinguish colors and shades
  • IDPH EMT-Paramedic License required at time of conditional offer 
  • OSFM FFII/Basic Operations certification required at time of conditional offer
  • Valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card and approved Ladder Climb Card issued no more than 12 months prior to the date scheduled for the written exam
  • Appointed candidates will be granted one (1) year to establish residency within a 65-mile geographic area beyond the District boundaries; U.S. citizenship AND a resident of the United States for a period of one (1) year prior to the date of the written examination
  • Candidates who receive a passing score on the written exam will be permitted to advance to the oral assessment screening. The passing score will be in accordance with 65 ILCS 5/10-17/1 
  • Upon receiving a conditional offer of hire, all candidates must have no felony convictions. Persons with a record of misdemeanor convictions may be disqualified from taking examinations as set forth in 65 ILCS 5/Article 10-1-7(c)f. Certain misdemeanor convictions may disqualify candidates for a position at the District. Must meet the requirements of an in-depth background investigation and pass a thorough physical evaluation prior to a conditional offer of employment 

Required documentation due October 1, 2021 (documentation must be submitted via mail or hand delivery):

  • Confirmed online application – available after purchase
  • Consent and release form (2 pages) – available after purchase
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Copy of birth record as proof of citizenship or proof of legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Copy of valid CPAT and ladder climb (valid if issued between 10/30/20 – 10/30/21) – due by date of written exam
  • Copy of valid IDPH Paramedic License, if applicable 
  • Copy of OSFM Firefighter II/Basic Operations Certification, if applicable
  • Copy of Military DD-214 (long form), if applicable 

Orientation and Written Exam:

Candidates must attend the mandatory orientation and written examination on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for sign in, please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. with a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID).

Test will be held at: 
Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, 60477

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(s) and gather required documents listed above for submission to IOS Recruitment by 2:00 p.m. (CST) on 10/01/2021.

No refunds will be given for late or incomplete applications!


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