Price: $35.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on October 31, 2023

***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. We are asking our applicants to PLEASE DO NOT turn in applications in person unless it is absolutely necessary. During business hours and after hours please place application packets in the black mailbox outside of our door, Suite 160 (until 7:00 pm). 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 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 offers excellent salary and benefits and is looking for dedicated individuals to join their family!


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.  The Schiller Park Fire Department is unionized.

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: $76,088.00

(increasing to $79,934.00 after 12-month probation; tops out at $114,793.00 per current collective bargaining agreement)

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 (12/27/23).  Applicants must be under the age of 35 years at the time of testing (1/13/24) 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 firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department of any municipality 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, on Nationally Registered EMT-P at the time of application or provide documentation that you have taken the State of Illinois certification exam and are awaiting results).  Must be approved to function in the Loyola University Medical Center EMS System at the time of appointment.

  • Residence:  All full-time sworn personnel shall, within one hundred and eighty (180) days of the successful completion of their probationary period, as a term of condition of continued employment, reside within the boundaries of:  bounded on the north and east by the Illinois state line, on the west by Interstate I-39/US Route 51, and on the south by Interstate 80.

  • 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 12/27/22 and 12/27/23





Applications will be available online until

Wednesday, December 27, 2023 ~ 2:00 PM


The application deadline is Wednesday, December 27, 2023 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

1251 N. Plum Grove Rd.

Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL 60173





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, January 13, 2024


Registration starts at 8:30 AM


Orientation – 9:00 AM


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:


Wednesdays 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