Price: $35.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on June 16, 2020

***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. 

In making this change we ask that you have your application postmarked by Tuesday, July 14, 2020 and we MUST receive your completed application in our office by Monday, July 20, 2020.

Testing is being conducted for immediate hiring needs and to establish an eligibility list for future hiring needs.



The Board of Civil Service Commissioners for the Village of North Riverside is now accepting applications for the position of: Firefighter/Paramedic


The North Riverside Fire Department provides emergency services to the Village, which encompasses approximately 2 1/2 square miles and a population of 6700 people.  Because of the large commercial shopping districts, including North Riverside Mall, it is estimated that the fire department protects over 75,000 people during peak shopping periods.  Services provided include fire suppression, advanced life support/paramedic services, hazardous materials mitigation, Technical Rescue, inspection services, and various public safety education programs.  North Riverside Fire Department proudly provides the highest quality of emergency services to the residence and the visitors of the Village.




Starting Salary: $53,337.00


Job Requirements:

You must meet the 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 IL driver’s license or the ability to obtain one upon hiring.

  • Age Requirements:  Applicant must have attained their 21st birthday by 7/15/20.  Applicants must be under the age of 35 on date of testing (8/1/20) and at such time as the Final Eligibility Register is posted unless exempt for such age limitation as provided in Section 5/0-1-7 and 5/10-1-12 of the Civil Service Act.

  • 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:  At this time there is no stated residency requirements declared by the Village of North Riverside.

  • Certification:  Must be certified by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal as a Basic Operations Firefighter or Firefighter II. and as an EMT-P at the time of application and at the time of original appointment.

  • CPAT CARD with Ladder Climb is REQUIRED:  Must have a valid CPAT Card with Ladder Climb, issued between the dates of 4/15/19 and 7/15/20.




Applications will be online for purchase until 2:00 PM on 7/15/20


The Application deadline is Wednesday, July 15, 2020 

* See New Guidelines as Listed at the Top of the Page*


All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

Attn: North Riverside FD

200 W. Higgins Road

Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195


 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 test date:


Orientation and Written Examination


Registration starts at 8:00 AM


Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 8:30 AM ~ Orientation


Written Exam immediately following




North Riverside Village Hall

2401 S. Des Plaines Ave.

North Riverside, IL 60546