North Riverside Fire Department

Firefighter/Paramedic Application
Deadline 7/15/2024 4:00 PM

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the Village of North Riverside Civil Service Commission, and the Village of North Riverside Civil Service Commission retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the Village of North Riverside Civil Service Commission. Stanard & Associates, Inc. does not establish the qualification or eligibility requirements, required application procedures, or related employment standards and procedures and is limited in addressing questions or requests for information in these areas.

North Riverside Fire Department

North Riverside, Illinois

The Civil Service Commission of the Village of North Riverside, Illinois is accepting applications to the position of firefighter/paramedic with the North Riverside Fire Department.  

Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire three (3) Firefighters and
to establish an Eligibility List for anticipated future hiring needs.  

Starting Salary: $68,625 with Holiday Pay of $2,615.75.  At the completion of your 3rd year the salary is $100,724 with Holiday Pay of $3,839.25.

Population: 6,600
Sworn Fire Service Personnel: 16

All Applicants Must Meet the Following Minimum Requirements established by the Village of North Riverside:

  • At least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age at time of written examination (July 30, 2024), except per Illinois Statute 65 ILCS 5/0-1-7 and 5/10-1-12 of the Civil Service Act which provides in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department of any municipality or fire protection district located in Illinois;
  • U.S. Citizenship;
  • No felony convictions and must be of good moral character;
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record;
  • Possess a valid Paramedic License from the Illinois Department of Public Health - (IDPH) (within six (6) months of hire as long as you have your Basic Operations Firefighter Certification (BOF);   ******OR****** If you do not have your Basic Operations Firefighter Certification (BOF) you must possess a valid Paramedic License from the Illinois Department of Public Health - (IDPH) at time of hire.  
  • Present a valid CPAT card with Ladder Climb at the time of conditional employment offer, with an issue date within 12 months of the date of the Final Eligibility List -AND- CPAT card must also be valid at time of hire;
  • Must successfully pass a written examination with a score of 70% or better; 
  • No residency requirements;
  • Must successfully complete an oral interview, background investigation, medical examination, drug testing, polygraph, and psychological examination;
  • Pay a $20.00 non-refundable application processing fee.  

Preference Points will be awarded by the Village of North Riverside for the following:

  • Military Experience: Applicants with a minimum of 1 year of active duty U.S. military service with an Honorable Discharge.  Military Form DD-214 (indicating status of discharge) must be submitted with application to qualify.  
  • Education: Possess an Associate’s Degree in the field of Fire Service or Emergency Medical Services from an accredited community or junior college –OR- a Bachelor’s Degree in any field from an accredited college or university. A copy of the diploma and/or official transcripts must be submitted when requested to qualify.

Submission of Application:  Applications MUST be submitted online by Monday, July 15, 2024 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. 



On-line Written Examination Testing:  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 available between Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 9:00 AM and Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 4:00 PM. 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.).   


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.  For a complete list of required documents, click to the page titled "Summary of the Hiring Process" (this information is accessible prior to the payment page)
The Village of North Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of the North Riveside Fire Department to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. Equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of employment practices to include, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, and discipline.