Price: $30.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on December 29, 2021

***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 to help support slowing down the rampant spread of the virus. 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 basket outside of our door. After hours (until 7:00 pm) application packets can be slid under our office door at Suite 201. 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 North Chicago is now accepting applications for the position of:

Entry Level Firefighter


Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire multiple personnel and to establish an eligibility list for anticipated future hiring needs.


The North Chicago Fire Department is a career department with two stations, they serve a community of 32,574 residents.  Their eight-square mile district includes, residential, commercial, heavy industrial and manufacturing.  Their personnel are highly trained and prepared for incidents including fire suppression, emergency medical calls, terrorism threats, hazardous material incidents, and specialty rescue services.


Effective 5/1/21 Starting Salary:

$54,168.00 – $60,160.00


Job Requirements:


You must meet the minimum requirements:


  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident of the U.S. who produces evidence of intention to become a U.S. Citizen.

  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License at the time of hire.

  • Age requirements: Applicant must have attained their 21st birthday by the last day of filing applications (1/26/22) and must be under the age of 35 years on the day of testing 2/12/22 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 certified firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department or fire protection district located in the State of Illinois.

  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.

  • Residence: Employees must live within forty (40) air miles of the City and within the State of Illinois. Probationary employees will receive the full eighteen (18) months in which to comply with the residency requirements. 

  • Vision:  Vision must be correctable to 20/20 and free from color blindness

NOTE:  CPAT Card is not required at the time of testing.

Firefighter applicants must produce written evidence of having successfully passed a Candidate Physical Ability Test, as licensed and approved by the International Fire Chief’s Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters and approved Aerial Ladder Climb, within the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the date of hire.


NOTE:  Candidates must obtain an Illinois EMT-Paramedic License by time of hire






The application deadline is:


Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 4:00 PM



Application will be available online for purchase until

January 26, 2022 at 2:00 PM



All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

Attn:  North Chicago FD

200 W. Higgins Rd.

Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



It is highly recommended that you use a trackable courier for the return of all of your material.  We are not responsible for delinquent applications.  Please Note:  The United States Postal Service regular mail has been running very delinquent




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



Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination


Saturday, February 12, 2022


Registration starts at 8:00 AM


Orientation – 8:30 AM


Written Examination immediately following Orientation





North Chicago High School

1717 17th Street

North Chicago, IL 60064




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of North Chicago which is an

Equal Opportunity Employer



Test Taking Technique Class Available on:


Wednesday, February 9, 2022


7:00 PM at the office of


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


200 W. Higgins Rd

Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195




Call today to make a reservation




Cost of the Class is $25.00