Price: $35.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on September 8, 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.  


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


Testing is being conducted to establish an Eligibility List for future available positions


The City of Oak Forest is on the fast track to becoming one of the premier suburbs in Southwest Cook County. Nestled among picturesque forest preserves and just 24 miles from downtown Chicago, Oak Forest offers something for everyone.  From the nature enthusiast to the urban explorer, from the small business owner to the chief executive officer, from lifelong resident to the new kid on the block. Oak Forest is a community where anything is possible.  Take a ride … see what Oak Forest has to offer.


The Oak Forest Fire Department provides 24-hour fire protection, paramedic service, and emergency response to the residents and businesses of Oak Forest. The department was founded in 1945 and has provided excellent public service through its existence.



Starting Salary: $41,142.00

Top Salary: $90,687.00



Job Requirements:



You must meet the minimum requirements:


  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain a Class B Non-CDL License in Illinois, or the equivalent in the state of residence, upon time of hire.

  • Age Requirement:  Must be at least 21 years old at the time of application (10/7/20). Must be under 35 years old at the time of testing (10/23/20) AND at such time as the final eligibility register is posted, unless they have been previously employed as a full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department of any municipality or fire protection district located in the State of Illinois, or are otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.

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

  • Certifications and Training:  MUST be Certified or Licensed by the State of Illinois as a Basic Operations Firefighter or Equivalent (Firefighter 2) by the Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Office at the time of application and MUST be a Certified Paramedic at the time of hire.

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.

  • Residence:  At this time there are no stated requirements for residency declared by the City of Oak Forest.

  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing.

  • CPAT Card:  Must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification with Lader Climb Exercise at the time of application, MUST have been issued between the dates of 10/7/19 and 10/7/20.




Applications will be available online until

October 7, 2020 ~ 2:00 PM



The application deadline is Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM 


(Note: this is not a postmark date)




All applications must be returned to the office of:



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

Attn: Oak Forest 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 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




Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination


Friday, October 23, 2020


Registration starts at 6:00 PM


Orientation – 6:30 PM


Written Examination to follow the Orientation





Oak Forest High School (Cafeteria)

15201 S. Central Ave.

Oak Forest, IL 60452



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






Test Taking Technique Class Available on:


Wednesday, October 21, 2020


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