Westchester, IL Firefighter Application


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SKU: Westchester, IL FD Job Application 2023 - Cycle 4 Categories: ,


Westchester Fire Department
Firefighter/Paramedic Job Application
Application Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.
Salary Range: $64,231.77 – $102,335.76


Minimum Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status
  • Valid driver’s license (valid IL driver’s license due at time of hire)
  • High school diploma/GED 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of application deadline, unless exempt by applicable state law
  • Must provide proof of successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) with Ladder Climb Certification dated 11/18/2022 – 11/18/2023 OR  must provide proof that you are signed up/scheduled to participate in the CPAT and Ladder Climb certification test conducted by a licensed agency before the interview process.  If both certifications are not successfully completed at that time, you will be disqualified from the hiring process
  • Valid Illinois Department of Public Health Paramedic License at time of hire.  Applicants not currently in possession of an EMT-P license shall be allowed to complete the testing process by submitting proof of current enrollment in a State of Illinois IDPH-approved paramedic program. Applicants must provide proof of enrollment in the program by submitting a letter of good standing from the organization sponsoring their enrollment or by the course administrator, on their letterhead.
  • Complete and submit the Reimbursement Agreement for Training Costs and Expenses as well as the additional release forms/waives and online application by 10/20/2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Required Documentation due 10/20/2023 at 2:00 p.m. (must be delivered via hand or mail):

  • Completed and confirmed online application (available after download)
  • All required release forms and waivers (available after download) – be careful to fully read the instructions on how to properly complete these forms
  • Copy of high school diploma/GED
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Copy of birth record as proof of citizenship or permanent resident status
    • county/state-issued birth record, passport, naturalization papers, or permanent resident card accepted 
  • Copy of valid CPAT and Ladder Climb certification dated 11/18/2022 – 11/18/2023 OR Proof of being scheduled to complete the physical exam before the interview process
    • Certifications valid if issued between 11/18/2022 – 11/18/2023
    • Proof of being scheduled must be in the form or a confirmation letter from a licensed agency
  • COPY of Valid IDPH Paramedic License OR Letter of Good Standing From Organization Sponsoring Applicants EMT-P Enrollment


Testing Information:
Candidates must attend the mandatory orientation and written examination on Saturday, November 18, 2023. Exact details will be provided to those eligible to test.

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 waivers and gather the required documentation listed above for submission to IOS Recruitment by 2:00 p.m. on 10/20/2023. Failure to complete any portion of the application process with eliminate you from further consideration. No refunds are issued for incomplete or late applications. 

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