Palatine, IL Firefighter/Paramedic Job Application


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Palatine Fire Department
Firefighter Job Application

Application deadline: Friday, December 29, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Salary range for Firefighter/Paramedic – $70,254 – $115,838
Minimum Requirements:
  • $35.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license at time of application; Valid Illinois driver’s license due at time of hire 
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, but not older than thirty-five (35) years of age by the date of the written exam except as otherwise provided by statute
  • Attend and pass the written exam, orientation, and all phases of testing which can include polygraph test, background investigation, psychological assessment, and a medical evaluation 
  • Must hold EMT-B, EMT-I or EMT-P license (nationally or IDPH licensed) at time of application. Must also be valid at time of hire
  • Must have successfully completed the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Ladder Climb Exercise within one year period prior to the date of the written exam 
    • Applicants not currently in possession of these certifications can obtain them through the below organizations or any licensed agency.  Please click on the below for more information.
  • Completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit and/or evidence of OSFM equivalent training or experience, acceptable to the Village of Palatine Fire and Police Commission Click here to view the equivalency chart
  • Must have primary residence in Illinois prior to appointment as a probationary firefighter 
  • Applicant must have at least 20-40 vision in both eyes with or without corrective lenses
Required documentation due 12/29/2023 at 2:00 p.m. (must be mailed or hand-delivered):
  • Confirmed online application – available after purchase
  • Consent and release form (2 pages) – available after purchase
  • Copy of diploma (high school, GED, or college)
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Proof of completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit (copy of official transcripts) or equivalent OSFM Certifications (copy of certifications)
    • Transcripts and/or OSFM certifications must add up to a total of at least 60 semester hours
  • Copy of valid IDPH or National EMT-B, EMT-I or EMT-P license
  • Copy of valid CPAT and ladder climb certification. Must be dated 01/27/2023 – 01/27/2024

Testing Information:
Candidates must attend the mandatory examination on Saturday, January 27, 2024. Testing will be held at Harper College with sign-in to begin at 7:30 a.m.   Additional details will be supplied to eligible candidates approximately one week before the exam.

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 the required documentation listed above for submission to IOS Recruitment by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2023. There will be no refunds for any reason. 

All communications from IOS will come from re*********@io*********.com. Be sure to add us to your address book and check your spam folder frequently! 


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