Price: $30.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on August 25, 2021

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Markham is now accepting applications for the position of: Firefighter



Testing is being conducted for immediate hires and to establish an Eligibility List for immediate and anticipated future hiring needs.


The City of Markham Fire Department is a full-service fire department.


The community of Markham is spacious, serene and offers affordable housing.  Markham is the Prairie Capital of the Prairie State with abundant wildlife and acres of virgin prairie land.

Surrounded by easy access to major highways and to the City of Chicago, Markham is a natural hub for transportation, to all points in the nation.

Starting Salary:  $44,989.49



Job Requirements:



You must meet the following minimum requirements:


  • Citizenship:  Must be a U. S. Citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S. and provides evidence of intention to become a U.S. citizen.

  • Driver’s License:  Must have a valid Driver’s License and the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon hire.

  • Age Requirement: Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (9/22/21). Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the date of testing (10/9/21) and at such time as the Final Eligibility List is posted, unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6., 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.

  • Education:  Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character.

  • Testing:  Must be able to participate and successfully complete all stages of the testing process.

  • Residency Requirements:  Must reside within 25 miles of the City of Markham boundaries at the end of the probationary period.

  • Certifications: Must be a certified Basic Operations Firefighter (formerly Firefighter II) through the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal at time of hire; AND Must, possess a certified EMT-Basic License through the Illinois Department of Public Health at the time of hire.

  • CPAT: Must possess a valid Candidates Physical Ability Test (CPAT) at the time of application.  MUST have been issued between the dates of 9/22/20 – 9/22/21.





The application deadline is Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 4:00 PM

(NOTE: This is not a postmark date)


Applications will be available for purchase until 2:00 PM – 9/22/21



All applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN: Markham FD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



It is highly recommended that you hand deliver or use a track-able courier for the return of all of your material. We are not responsible for lost or delinquent applications.


Application fee is non-refundable



Adobe Reader is required for the application


It can be downloaded for free at:




Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date:



Orientation and Written Examination


Registration starts at 8:30 AM


Saturday, October 9, 2021


Orientation starts at 9:00 AM


 Written immediately following Orientation





Roesner Park

16053 Richmond Ave.

Markham, IL 60428




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Markham, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer







Test Taking Technique Class Available on:


Wednesday, October 6, 2021


at the Schaumburg office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service



Optional program available to applicants


Call today to make your reservation




Cost of the Class is $25.00