Price: $25.00

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 Village of Riverdale is now accepting applications for the position of:



Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire multiple new officers, and to establish a new Eligibility List for future hiring needs.



The Mission Statement of the Riverdale Fire Department:


 It is the mission of the Riverdale Fire Department to preserve life and property through fire suppression, emergency medical response, fire prevention and public education to promote public safety and community support.  The Riverdale Fire Department embraces public service and will be recognized as a leader who responds effectively with well-trained and compassionate professionals.



The Riverdale Fire Department is dedicated to being the best community focused fire and rescue department it can be.  They will actively participate in the community, serve as role models and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all the resources at their command to provide a service deemed excellent to the citizens.



Starting Salary:  $43,423.00

After Probationary Period:  $49,937.00





Job Requirements:


You must meet the following 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 an Illinois Driver’s License upon time of hire.

Age Requirement:   Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (10/7/20). Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the date of testing (10/24/20) 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 proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.

Residence: Must live in the state of Illinois within a 30 mile radius of the Village of Riverdale.

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

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

Certifications: Must possess a valid Paramedic License (EMT-P) Issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) at time of hire and Possess an OSFM Certificate Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter Certification at the time of hire.

CPAT Card with Ladder Climb: Must possess a valid CPAT Card from a certified testing agency at time of hire.




Applications will be available for purchase online until 2:00 PM,

October 7, 2020

The application deadline is Wednesday,
October 7, 2020 – 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: Riverdale FD
200 W. Higgins Rd. Suite 201
Schaumburg, IL 60195






It is highly recommended that you use a track-able courier for the return of all your material. We are not responsible for lost or delinquent application packages and you will be disqualified if all of the material is not returned to our office by the assigned deadline. Please note the United States Postal Service has been very delayed with their regular mail deliveries.




Application fee is non-refundable


Adobe Reader is required for the application


It can be downloaded for free at:





Applicants must attend mandatory Orientation and Test Date:

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Registration starts at 12:30 PM

Orientation – 1:00 PM



General George Patton School
13700 Stewart
Riverdale, IL 60827




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Riverdale, IL which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Test Taking Technique Class available on


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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