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Company: The Huntley Fire Protection District, IL
Job Title: Firefighter
Date Posted: 03/01/2013
Industry: Administration of Justice

The Huntley Fire Protection District will be conducting an open, competitive examination for the position of Firefighter.

Written Examination


An application packet will be available beginning February 28, 2013 at www.publicsafetyrecruitment.com.

Application deadline will be 12 NOON on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Firefighter Testing Process

The following description is intended to serve only as a general summary of the Huntley Fire Protection District hiring process.

Elements of the selection process include: the online application process, written examinations, and proof of completion of Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Ladder Climb Certification.

Testing is typically conducted every two years.

When testing takes place, all individuals interested in becoming a Firefighter must meet the following requirements:

$25 non-refundable application fee

U.S. Citizen

High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)

Valid Driver’s License (Illinois Class B non-CDL license or equivalent at time of hire)

Must be at least 21 to under 35 years of age at time of application deadline (4/3/13), unless otherwise exempt by statute

Must have an Illinois Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter Certificate issued by the Office of the State Fire Marshal

Must have a valid and current Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Paramedic License at time of hire

Valid CPAT and Ladder Climb dated no more than one (1) year PRIOR to application deadline (4/3/13)

Completion and submission of online application and all required documents by 12 noon on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Applicants are processed in subsequent steps as follows:

Completion of online application and submission of all required documents.

Proof of completion of Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Ladder Climb issued within 12 months prior to application deadline date (4/3/2013).

Mandatory orientation and written examinations (04/27/13, 9:00 AM sharp).

Initial Oral Examination of top 30 candidates scoring above the median on the written exam

An Initial Eligibility List of applicants will be established in numeric order based on a minimum passing score on the written examination and oral interview.

Submission of proof of preference points (Military: 5 pts. for minimum of one (1) year active military duty with honorable discharge, verifiable by copy of DD-214 (long form) showing honorable discharge; Experience: 1pt. per each completed year of service with the Huntley Fire Protection District as a part-time paid-on-premise firefighter up to five (5) years maximum; 1 pt. for each two (2) years of completed service as a full-time firefighter up to a maximum of five (5) points (minimum certified Illinois Firefighter II/Basic Operations); Education: 1 pt. for Associate’s Degree in any field, 2 pts. for an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, 3 pts. for a Bachelor’s Degree in any field, 4 pts. for Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, 5 pts. for Master’s Degree in any field.)

A Final Eligibility List which includes all preference points will be established.

The eligibility list is valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of certification by the Board of Fire Commissioners.

Further participation in the selection process will take place as vacancies occur. Applicants will be invited, in rank order, to participate in and successfully advance through the following steps:

Must gain approval into Provena St. Joseph Hospital EMS System

Background investigation


In-depth psychological evaluation after conditional offer of employment

Medical examination including drug screen after conditional offer of employment Interview conducted by Board of Fire Commissioners at time of hire

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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