Waukegan, IL Firefighter Application


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Waukegan Fire Department
Firefighter Job Application

Application Deadline: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Waukegan Fire Department recruits can apply for previous experience credit and may be eligible for $25,000 pay increase after completing probationary period. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • $35.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire.
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Must be at least 20 years old and less than 35 years of age at time of written exam, unless the individual falls under one of the exceptions to the statutory maximum hiring age detailed in 70 ILCS 705/16.06 or 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.
  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Be of good moral character and meet all requirements of the Waukegan Civil Service Commission Board and the State of Illinois.

Required Documentation due 7/7/2022 at 4:00 p.m. (must be delivered via hand or mail):

  • Confirmed online application (available after purchase)
  • Consent and release agreement and additional affidavit for preference points (available after purchase)
  • Copy of high school diploma/GED
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Copy of birth record as proof of citizenship – count/state issued birth record, passport or naturalization papers accepted 

Orientation and Testing:

Candidates must attend the mandatory 1.5-mile run and written examination on Saturday, August 6, 2022. The 1.5-mile run will be held at 7:30 AM at Weiss Field located at 100 N Lewis Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085. The run must be completed in under 13 minutes. Failure to do so will mean you are no longer eligible to sit for the written exam. The written test will be held the same day with check-in beginning at 12:30 PM. Please arrive no later than 1 PM with a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID) and a #2 pencil to sign in. There will be no late admittance. Testing will be held at Waukegan High School 2325 Brookside Waukegan, Il 60085.

Application Process Information:
When you complete the online application, you will receive a confirmation number. You will also need to print and sign the required release forms and gather the required documentation listed above for submission to IOS Recruitment by 4:00 p.m. on 7/7/2022. Application fees are non-refundable!


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