Website City of Highland Park

The City of Highland Park is now accepting applications for the position of Firefighter / Paramedic (EMT).

Primary Purpose:
Performs a variety of hazardous tasks when engaged in combating, extinguishing and preventing fires; in answering emergency medical calls, extricating and rescuing individuals from fires and entrapment; treating the sick and injured and in operation and maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus and quarters.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requirements Proof of meeting these requirements must be submitted during the application process described below:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Between the ages of 21 and 34 at time of the last possible date of the written exam.
  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Valid Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-Paramedic (IDPH EMT-P) OR National Registry license by date of application deadline.
  • Successful completion of CPAT and Ladder Climb within one (1) year prior to application deadline.

Education:
Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school.

Experience:
Previous firefighting experience desired but not required.

Certification or License:
Valid Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-Paramedic (IDPH EMT-P) OR National Registry license by date of application deadline. Successful completion of CPAT and Ladder Climb within one (1) year prior to application deadline. Licensed CPAT/Ladder Climb testing agencies include (but are not limited to):

  • NIPSTA – Glenview, IL – www.nipsta.org – (847-998-8090)
  • SUFD – Darien, IL – www.sufd.org – (708-579-2064)
  • Central Illinois – Decatur, IL – www.centralillinoisfirechiefs.com – (217-424-2811)
  • ESEC Education Center – Indianapolis, IN – www.wayne.k12.in.us – (317-988-7703)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Proficiencies:
Must be able to read and write the English language.  Knowledge of the street system and physical layout of the City.  Ability to climb ladders and work at considerable heights and also to work well below grade in dark, confined spaces.  Learns a wide variety of firefighting duties and methods within a reasonable working test period.  Adapts to a number of different situations that could all happen at the same time.  Learns ambulance procedures and operations, learns patient care and how to deal with serious patient trauma.  Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees and the general public. Understands and follows oral and written instructions.  Operates all fire and medical apparatuses and equipment and to share knowledge of one’s own individual skills and expertise.

Ability to swim enough to be able to retrieve objects from – and maneuver in – lakes, rivers, ponds, pools and tubs of depths greater than the employee’s height.  Have good health and strength sufficient to perform arduous work and motivation to maintain personal fitness and wellness.  Possess a positive mental attitude with the desire and motivation to achieve a higher position on the department through attendance at classes and self-study.  Ability to pass the State of Illinois requirement for licensure for driving and operating emergency vehicles.

To file an application, visit https://www.cityhpil.com/careers

To apply for this job please visit www.cityhpil.com.