Wauconda, IL Firefighter Job Application


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Wauconda Fire Department

Firefighter Job Application

Application deadline: Friday, May 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. (CST)

Starting salary: $73,245.00

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age at the time of the application and not older than age 35 at time of application, unless applicant falls under one of the statutory exceptions
  • A U.S. citizen at time of filing formal application or must meet requirements of Illinois Human Rights Act for citizenship status
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have or be able to acquire a valid Class B Non-CDL driver’s license during probationary period
  • Must have a minimum of high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Must have the ability to understand the English language, both written and spoken
  • Must be a licensed EMT-B (basic) through the Illinois Department of Public Health at time of application. New employees must be licensed in the State of Illinois as an EMT Paramedic at time of hire
  • Must be certified as a Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter in the State of Illinois at time of application or provide a transcript or certificates showing successful completion of a State of Illinois Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter curriculum 
  • Must be of sound mental and physical health and meet all established standards
  • Must have a valid CPAT card issued within a 12-month period immediately preceding the date of the written examination. Must also be valid at time of hire
  • Must be able to pass a written exam, sit for an oral interview, and pass a medical examination with drug test, and a comprehensive background and security investigation 
  • Must be able to work a typical firefighter shift schedule. Shift work is typically 24 hours on duty, 48 hours off duty, (07:00 to 07:00); as scheduled without regard for holidays 
  • All bargaining unite members (IAFF-L4876) must reside within Lake or McHenry Counties, Illinois, or any IL County adjacent to Lake or McHenry Counties (also includes DuPage County) 

Required documentation due Friday, May 21st at 2:00 p.m.:

  • Confirmed online application – available after purchase 
  • Wauconda release forms (7 pages) – available after purchase 
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Copy of birth record as proof of citizenship or proof of meeting citizenship requirements: can include: county/state-issued birth certificate, U.S. passport, or naturalization papers
  • Copy of Basic Operations/Firefighter II Certification issued by OSFM or transcripts showing successful completion of State of IL firefighter curriculum 
  • Copy of EMT Basic License issued by IDPH
  • Copy of valid CPAT and ladder climb. Must be dated 6/19/20 – 6/19/21

Important Dates:

  • Written examination: Saturday, June 19, 2021 at a time TBD
  • Fire Commission Interviews: August 2-6, 2021 times to be assigned (top 25 candidates from written exam will be interviewed) 
  • Additional information regarding the initial list, preference point claims and final list will be sent via email by IOS Recruitment 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(s) and gather required documents listed above for submission to IOS Recruitment by 2:00 p.m. (CST) on 5/21/21.  All application purchases are non-refundable


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