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Carpentersville Fire Department
Carpentersville Fire Department, Illinois
The Carpentersville Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of firefighter/paramedic.
Salary: $69,527 - $95,578 without education; $73,004- $100,357 with education (+5%)Population: 37,598Sworn Personnel: 40
All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Carpentersville Fire Department:
- U.S. citizenship;
- No felony convictions;
- Valid driver's license with the ability to obtain a class B non CDL;
- Minimum of 21 years of age and not older than 35 years of age by the written exam date (April 20, 2023), unless otherwise exempt by state statute;
- Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;
- Possess a current and valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Ariel Ladder Climb Certification dated within one year of the application deadline date (April 7, 2023);
- Possess a valid and current Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) or National Registry EMT-Basic License (at time of application);
- Possess a valid Paramedic License (EMT-P) issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) due at time of appointment;
- Must be an Illinois Certified Firefighter II (OSFM), IFSAC, or ProBoard Firefighter II due at time of appointment;
Submission of Application:
Applications submitted online by Friday, April 7, 2023 at 4:00 PM (CST) will be accepted. Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted.
Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to participate in remote on-line written exam testing starting at 9 AM on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 through Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 4 PM. The test will only be available during this time period. Candidates will need to have access to a laptop or desktop computer. All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process, along with further instructions for taking the on-line written exam. NOTE: Please be sure to check your email spam folder. Many email account providers automatically send our emails there in error (i.e. Google, Yahoo, etc.).
Preference Points will be awarded as determined by the Carpentersville Fire Department for the following:
The Carpentersville Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Important Disclaimer for Potential Applicants:As part of this application form, you will be required to submit various documents, records and/or additional forms. Be sure to allow sufficient time to gather this documentation and fully complete the application before the deadline. In other words, do not wait until one day before the deadline to collect and submit additional required documentation. In order for your application to be accepted, all materials must be submitted and received prior to the deadline.
- Veteran Service Points: An applicant will be awarded 5 points if (a) the applicant was engaged in the active military or naval service of the United States for a total cumulative period of at least one year and was honorably discharged or (b) the applicant is currently or has been on inactive or reserve duty in such military or naval service for a total cumulative period of at least one year, except as provided in Subsection 3(a) of this Section.
- Fire Study and Cadet Points: An applicant who has successfully completed two years of study in fire techniques or cadet training within a cadet program established under the rules of the Joint Labor and Management Committee, as defined in Section 50 of the Fire Department Promotion Act, may be awarded points in an amount set by the Commission prior to issuance of a notice of examination under Section 2.2 of these Rules and Regulations.
- Education Points: An applicant who has obtained an associate's degree in the field of fire service or emergency medical services, or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, may be awarded points in the following amounts: 2.5 points for an associate degree, 5 points for a bachelor's degree, and 7 points for a master's or doctorate degree.
- Paramedic Points: An applicant may be awarded 2 1/2 points if the applicant, at the time of the examination, has obtained and holds a valid State of Illinois certification of an Emergency Medical Technician/Basic. Alternatively, an applicant may be awarded 5 points if the applicant, at the time of the examination, has obtained and holds a valid State of Illinois certification of an Emergency Medical Technician / Paramedic.
- Experience Points: An applicant may be awarded up to 5 preference points under the following standards. This number of 5 experience points presumes a rating scale totaling 100 points for the Eligibility Register. If fewer than 100 total points are used in the rating scale for the Eligibility Register, then the points awarded under this Subsection b will be decreased proportionately.
- Paid-On-Call, Certified Firefighter Experience with Village: An applicant will be awarded 5 points after successful service as a (a) paid-on-call or part-time certified Firefighter II, (b) State of Illinois or a nationally licensed EMT-B or EMT-I, EMT-P, or (c) any combination of these for the Village, if the applicant at the time of the examination has been serving as one or more of these continuously for at least one year immediately prior to the time of the examination except for any periods of military service or other absences excused by the Deputy Fire Chief. No excused absence will be considered a break in service, but no excused absence will be counted toward the minimum required one year of continuous service. The applicant may be awarded up to a maximum of 5 points under this Subsection a.
- Certified Firefighter III and Licensed Paramedic Experience: An applicant will be awarded 1 point for each year of successful, continuous service as a certified Firefighter III and State of Illinois or nationally licensed paramedic. To qualify for any point under this Subsection b, the most recent period of continuous one-year service must have occurred immediately prior to the time of the examination. The applicant may be awarded up to a maximum of 5 point under this Subsection b.
- Other Experience: An applicant from outside the Village will be awarded 5 points if the applicant has been employed successfully and continuously as full-time firefighter or firefighter-paramedic for at least two years by fire protection district or another municipality within the State of Illinois. To qualify for the 5 points under this Subsection (iii), the period of continuous employment must have occurred immediately prior to the time of the examination.
- Residency Points: An applicant whose principal residence is located within the Village may be awarded 2 points.