• Full Time
  • Downers Grove
  • January 30, 2023

Village of Downers Grove

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois is accepting appointment(s) to the position of firefighter/paramedic with the Downers Grove Fire Department.

Salary: $76,404 – $106,705 (after 6 years)

Population: 50,000

Sworn Fire Service Personnel: 76

Applicants Must Meet the Following Minimum Requirements established by the Village of Downers Grove:

– At least 21 years of age, at the time of application, but not older than 35 at time of appointment, except per Illinois Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6;
– Must be a citizen of the United States;
– High school graduate or GED equivalent;
– Possess an Associate’s Degree –OR- the equivalent of at least 60 credit hours at an accredited college, university or junior college (at time of application);
– Possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record;
– Possess 20/20 corrected vision;
– No felony convictions;
– Present a valid CPAT card with Ladder Climb (date must be within 12 months of the application deadline of January 30, 2023);
– Possess a valid Paramedic License from the Illinois Department of Public Health – (IDPH) (at time of application);
– Possess a Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter (BOF) Certification from the Office of the State Fire Marshal (Illinois (at time of application);
– Must successfully complete a written examination;
– Must successfully pass a subjective component (oral interview) with the Fire Department;
– After a conditional offer is extended, a candidate must successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph exam, psychological evaluation, oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commission, medical and visual exams, and successfully test into the Good Samaritan EMS System;
– Pay a $32.00 non-refundable application processing fee.

Preference Points will be awarded for either of the following:
Military Experience: 5 points for 1 year of active duty U.S. military service with an Honorable Discharge. DD214 must be submitted with application to qualify. Those who are now or have been members on inactive or reserve duty shall also receive 5 preference points added to their Initial Eligibility List score.

Submission of Application
Applications MUST be submitted online by Monday, January 30 at 4:00 PM (CST). Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted.

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination Testing Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to attend the following:
Clear your calendar and ensure you are available for the following dates:

All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process.

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination Testing:
Saturday, February 25, 2023 (Check-in starts at 8 a.m.)
Location: Downers Grove Fire Department Station 102
5420 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Additional testing information: Should an applicant attend orientation and pass the written examination testing,
the next step in the recruitment process is a subjective component of an oral interview with the Downers Grove
Fire Department.

Oral Interview with the Downers Grove Fire Department:
Tuesday, March 21, Wednesday, March 22, or Thursday, March 23, 2023
Location: Downers Grove Fire Department Station 102
5420 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515

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All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, order of protection status, military status, sexual orientation, or an unfavorable discharge from military services.

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