Price: $35.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on January 4, 2022

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Schiller Park is now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic


Testing is being conducted for immediate new hires and to establish an Eligibility List for additional anticipated hires in the near future



The Schiller Park Fire Department is dedicated to rapid, reliable, compassionate professional service to the residents, tax payers and visitors of Schiller Park.  They are committed to emergency medical care, saving lives and protecting property in their community.  

All department members, resources, and activities are dedicated to providing the highest quality fire suppression, emergency medical care, and hazard abatement, together with aggressive code enforcement and effective public education.

The Fire Department will actively participate in the community, serve as role models, and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all of the necessary resources at their command to provide a service deemed excellent by their community and their members.



Starting Salary: $71,547


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. Must have or be able to obtain an Illinois Class B Non-CDL Driver’s License.

  • Age Requirement:  Applicant MUST have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (2/2/22).  Applicants must be under the age of 35 years at the time of testing (2/19/22) unless exempt by Sate 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 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 Proficiency Statement.

  • Character:  Must be of good moral character and be physically and psychologically suitable to perform the duties of Firefighter/Paramedic, both at the time of application and at the time of appointment.

  • Certifications and Training: MUST be certified as an EMT-P by the State of Illinois at the time of application 2/2/22.  Must be approved to function in the Loyola University Medical Center EMS System at the time of appointment.

  • Residence:  Persons hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic will have a one-year probationary period from the date of hire and must establish residency within the area bounded on the north and east by Illinois State line, on the south by Interstate 80 and on the west by Illinois State Route 47, within six months following completion of the probationary period.

  • CPAT Card:  Must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification with Ladder Climb Exercise at the time of application, MUST have been issued between the dates of 2/2/21 and 2/2/22





Applications will be available online until

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 ~ 2:00 PM


The application deadline is Wednesday, February 2, 2022 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: Schiller Park FD

200 W. Higgins Rd.

Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195





It is highly recommended that you hand deliver or use a trackable courier for the return of all of your material. 

We are not responsible for lost or delinquent applications.


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 19, 2022


Registration starts at 12:30 PM


Orientation – 1:00 PM


Firefighter Written Examination immediately following the Orientation 




Village of Schiller Park Community Center

4501 25th Ave

Schiller Park, IL 60176



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





Test Taking Technique Class Available on:


Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM


at the 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