Vernon Hills, IL Countryside Firefighter Job Application


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Vernon Hills, IL Countryside Fire Protection District

Firefighter Job Application

Application Deadline: Monday, December 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Minimum Requirements:

  • $25 non-refundable application fee;
  • US Citizen
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED);
  • Possess valid driver’s license, which must be shown as ID at all phases of testing;
  • Minimum age of 21 by December 7, 2020, and less than 35; unless applicant falls under one of the statutory exceptions;
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) with Ladder Climb card conducted by a licensed agency within 12 months prior to the date of the written exam (1/9/2020- 1/9/2021). Valid CPAT and Ladder Climb cards due at time of written examination. Licensed CPAT/Approved Ladder Climb testing agencies:
    • NIPSTA – Glenview, IL –; 847.998.8090;
    • SUFD – Darien, IL –; 630.910.2216;
    • Naperville Fire Department –
    • MABAS – 708-607-2728;
  • Illinois Licensed EMT-B or EMT- P at time of application (EMT-P to be considered for hiring from eligibility list);
  • Valid and current Auto Insurance Card
  • Military Discharge Papers (DD214) if applicable
  • Proof of any other degrees and/or training certifications
  • Photo 2”X2”
  • Submission of “Countryside Fire Protection District Background Authorization Form.” (Background Authorization Form MUST be notarized) and “FCRA Authorization to Obtain a Consumer Report”
  • Great moral character, excellent health and meeting all requirements of the Board of Commissioners of Countryside Fire Protection District and State of Illinois.

Required Documentation due at 4:00 PM on 12/07/2020 – documentation must be mailed or hand delivered to IOS Recruitment:

  • Confirmed online application (available after purchase)
  • Consent and Release Form (available after purchase)
  • Countryside Fire Protection District Background Authorization and FCRA Form (available after purchase)
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • Copy of driver’s license
  • Copy of birth record
  • Copy of valid IDHP EMT-B license
  • Copy of current, valid auto insurance card
  • Copy of Headshot photo 2″ x2″
  • Copy of valid CPAT and Ladder Climb certificate- due at time of written exam
  • Military DD214 (if applicable)
  • Other degrees and/or training certificate (if applicable)

Written Exam:

Candidates must attend the mandatory written exam on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Doors open for sign in at 8:30 a.m., please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. with a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID) to sign-in.; NO LATE ADMITTANCE. The written exam will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. The exact location will be provided to eligible applicants at a later date and dependent on current COVID restrictions.

Application Process Information:

Once you complete 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 4:00 PM on 12/07/2020. Application fees are non-refundable.


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