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Entry Level Firefighter / Paramedic Testing

Charleston, IL Job ID: 1401304

Entry Level Firefighter/

Paramedic Testing

Board of Fire and Police Commission, City of Charleston, Illinois, hereby gives notice of the process for establishing an eligibility list for Firefighter-Paramedic with the Charleston Fire Department. Applications are available at Charleston City Hall, 520 Jackson Ave., Charleston, Illinois, 61920. Postmark deadline for applications returned by mail is April 18, 2019.

Deadline for applications delivered to Municipal Building is close of business April 18, 2019.

Starting salary: $44,664 (0-6 months); $49,680 (6 months – 1 year)

Minimum requirements:

• $25 non-refundable application fee • Licensed EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P or Pre-hospital RN • Vaild driver's license • U.S. citizenship • Must be at least 21 years of age, but less than 35 years of age as of April 18, 2019: unless exempt from such age limitations as provided in state statute.

• High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

• No felony convictions • Residency within (20) miles of Charleston City Hall, 520 Jackson Avenue, within 6 months of hire. • Applicants must be licensed EMT-P or Pre-hospital RN under the EMS Systems Act (65 ILCS5/10-2.1-31) at the time of hire.

All testing will be administered May 11, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. at City Hall, 520 Jackson Avenue, Charleston, Illinois. Valid identification is required to participate. Failure to attend any phase of the testing process will result in applicant's disqualification.

Testing will include:

• Mandatory orientation • Written examination (An overall passing score of 70% is required.)) • Physical ability testing (pass/fail) • Oral interview; group interview techniques will be utilized.

Requests for preference points must be made in writing within ten days after the posting of the initial eligibility register or the claim shall be deemed waived. Points will be issued for the following.

• Paramedic certification • Educational preference • Experience • Veteran status • Residency • Additional preferences Doug McDermand, Chairman Charleston Fire and Police Board


Application instructions can be found in the job’s description.

City of Charleston

Location: Charleston, IL

Category: General