Price: $25.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on March 26, 2024

***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 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 University Park are now accepting applications for the position of Firefighter

Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire seven (7) Firefighters and to Establish an Eligibility List for anticipated hiring needs.

Since 1967, the University Park Fire Department has been dedicated to serving the residents of the community and those who work and visit there.  The Fire Department is made up of 24 career personnel, including the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, 4 Lieutenant/Paramedics, 18 Firefighters/Paramedics and 2 civilian positions within the Code Enforcement Division (1 Administrative Assistant and 1 Building Inspector).


Starting Salary:  $63,258.83

Salary after one year: $71, 578.37

Salary after two years: $74,495.14


Job Requirements:



You must meet the minimum requirements:


  • Citizen:  Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s license at the time of application and upon time of hire.

  • Age Requirements:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (4/24/24).  Applicants must be under the  age of 35 at the date of testing (5/11/24) and at such times as the Final Eligibility Register 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 located in Illinois.

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

  • Certification:  The applicant MUST be State of Illinois, Office of the State Fire Marshall, Certified Basic Operations Firefighter (formerly Firefighter II) at time of application (4/24/24).  Must be certified as an EMT-P by the State of Illinois at the time of hire.

  • Character: Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character.

  • Residence:  Must reside within a (30) mile radius of the University Park Village Hall (This include some portions of Indiana) within one year of your employment date.

  • Tattoo Policy:  No offensive or suggestive tattoos.

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

  • CPAT:  There will not be a physical examination conducted on the day of testing. In order to meet the physical requirements, candidates must submit a valid CPAT Card by the time of hire.



The application deadline is:


Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 4:00 PM


Applications will be online for purchase until 4/24/24 – 2:00 PM



All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

Attn: University Park FD

1251 N. Plum Grove Rd

Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL 60173



It is highly recommended that you use a track-able 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


Saturday,May 11, 2024

Registration starts at 8:00 AM

Orientation – 8:30 AM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation



90 Town Center

University Park, IL 60484



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