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Job Posted on January 18, 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 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. 





St. Charles, IL


City of St. Charles, IL

C/O  C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677




Starting Salary Effective 5/1/2023: $72,564 

Sworn Staff: 46

Population:  34,000


Application Deadline:  2/15/2023



The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of St. Charles is now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic


Testing is being conducted for several anticipated new hires and

 to establish an Eligibility List for future hiring needs



Located roughly 40 miles from Chicago, St. Charles is a place where rich history meets exciting opportunity. Featuring charming neighborhoods, historic buildings, and shaded parks on the banks of the scenic Fox River.  The City of St. Charles offers a mixture of cultural events, great restaurants, wonderful schools, convenient shopping, and fun nightlife options. 



The Mission of the St. Charles Fire Department

is to create and foster a safe and secure local community and deliver excellent emergency services, in order to safeguard and enhance lives, resources and community well-being.




Applications will be online for purchase until 2/15/23 – 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 by 4:00 PM


All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

ATTN:  St. Charles FD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195





It is highly recommended that you hand deliver or use a track-able courier for the return of all of your material.  We are not responsible for lost or delinquent applications.


The United States Postal Service regular mail is running very delinquent. (in some case 7-10 days)




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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 (2/15/23) Applicants must be under the age of 35 years at the time of testing (3/4/23) 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. 


  • Paramedic Certification: Must be certified as an EMT-P (by the State of Illinois or National Certification acceptable by Illinois Department of Public Health) at time of offer for hire. (If not certified as EMT-P must show proof of being currently enrolled in an Illinois Department of Public Health approved Paramedic certification program at time of application) 


  • Firefighter Certification:  Certification as a Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal as of 3/4/23.


  • Residence: Primary residence within the state of Illinois in the area defined by the following boundaries. This area is bounded by the Wisconsin border on the north, Lake Michigan or the Indiana border on the east, US Highway 24 west to interstate highway 74 west/north to interstate highway 80 west to the Mississippi River on the south, and the Mississippi River on the west. The residency will be inclusive of the cities or villages which US Highway 24 west to interstate highway 74 west/north interstate highway 80 west to the Mississippi River runs through.


  • CPAT Card: Must possess a valid CPAT (Certified Physical Ability Test) with Ladder Climb card from a certified testing agency, at time of written exam on March 4, 2023. CPAT certification shall not be more than one year old as of March 4, 2023.





All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to

continue with the application process





There is no fee for the applications for the St. Charles Fire Department, applications are NOT available at the St. Charles Fire Department or City Hall.




 Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date



Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination


Saturday, March 4, 2023


Registration starts at 1:00 PM


Orientation – 1:30 PM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation



Saint Charles North High School

255 Red Gate Rd

St. Charles, IL 60175




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