• Full Time
  • Champaign, IL
  • Salary: $64,267 starting, $67,552 after one year

Website Champaign Fire Department

Making a difference, here to serve you!

The City of Champaign is accepting applications for the position of Probationary Firefighter.

The Champaign Fire Department is a full-service career department comprised of more than 100 sworn firefighters covering a jurisdiction of 20 square miles from six stations. The Department enjoys an ISO classification of Class One and serves more than 87,000 residents plus an additional 40,000 university students, responding to over 8,000 calls annually covering fire, rescue, hazardous materials, medical and large-scale incidents. Firefighters respond to Champaign neighborhoods from six strategically-located fire stations, working a shift rotation of 24 hours on and 48 hours off. We are looking for people with a strong desire to serve others and who are committed to maintaining the level of excellence that the Champaign Fire Department has provided for more than 150 years. The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Making a difference, here to serve you!

Learn more about the Champaign Fire Department and view our recruitment video: Click here.

Review the Champaign Fire Department Mission Statement and Organizational Values: Click here.

Minimum Requirements:

  • $50 non-refundable application or apply and qualify for a full application fee waiver
  • U.S. citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Signed attestation form
  • Less than 35 years of age by the date of the written exam and at least 21 years of age by date of hire
  • Proof of CPAT and Ladder Climb certification issued no later than 12/18/19
  • No felony convictions; no misdemeanors related to fire/arson

Drug screening and criminal background check will be required. The annual starting salary is $64,267 plus an excellent fringe benefits package.  Applications must be submitted online to National Testing Network no later than Friday, October 2, 2020.

The City’s mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community. The following values guide our work: Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, Results.  The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion. The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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