Price: $30.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on June 4, 2024

***Attention***  In light of all of the ever-changing guidelines regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are implementing safe standards and minimizing person-to-person contact. We are asking our applicants to PLEASE DO NOT turn in applications in person unless it is absolutely necessary. During business hours please place application packets in the black mailbox outside of our door, suite 160. (until 7:00 pm) Our preference is for you to utilize the United States Postal Service, UPS, FED EX or other couriers.

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 hiring of four (4) Firefighters 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:  $48,813.61



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 (7/3/24). Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the date of testing (7/20/24) 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:  At this time there are no stated requirements for residency declared by the City of Markham, Illinois.

  • 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: CPAT Certification not required to take the written examination. Must possess a valid Candidates Physical Ability Test (CPAT) at the time of conditional offer of employment.



Starting Salary is $48,813.61


1.5% education increases for Paramedic, Advanced Firefighter, FAE, Basic fire Officer, Advanced Fire Officer, Chief Fire Officer, Fire Prevention officer, Fire Prevention Officer 2, Haz mat ops, and VMO. These are all compounded.  3.5% increase for an associate’s degree and a 7% increase for a bachelor’s degree in fire science.


longevity pay:  2% for 5 years, 5% at 10 years, 9% at 15 years and 14% at 20 years all compounded.


Time off:


17 Kelly days a year


4 vacation days each year for year 1 and 2

6 vacation days each year for year 3 and 4

8 vacation days each year for year 5 through 8

10 vacation days each year for year 9 and 10

12 vacation days each year after year 11


6 sick days a year capping at 60 days







The application deadline is Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 4:00 PM

(NOTE: This is not a postmark date)


Applications will be available for purchase until 2:00 PM – 7/3/24



All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

ATTN: Markham FD

1251 N. Plum Grove Road, Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL 60173



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, July 20, 2024


Orientation starts at 9:00 AM


 Written immediately following Orientation





Markham Park District

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