ALL APPLICATIONS ALONG WITH REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE TURNED IN BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 29, 2019 17:00 Hours
FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC TESTING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CANDIDATES WILL BE HIRED FROM THIS LIST
Saturday August 17, 2019 at 10:00am sharp:
Bensenville Public Library, 200 S Church Rd., Bensenville, IL 60106
The Bensenville Fire Protection District No. 2 is conducting an orientation JULY 30th AT 19:00, Station 107. Please park on the west end of the Parking lot behind Station 107. Attendance at the orientation is mandatory. The written examination to establish a two-year eligibility list for the position of Firefighter-Paramedic will be August 17, 2019. Check-in will begin at 9:30a.m at the Bensenville Library.
A PICTURE ID REQUIRED.
Applicants must meet all requirements of the District for hire:
BY DATE OF HIRE: no exceptions will be allowed respective to the general requirements listed below.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AS OF DATE OF HIRE:
45 college credits or equivalent: EMT B, EMT PARAMEDIC AND FF BASIC meets the educational requirements.
Valid Drivers license
Must be between the age of 21 years and less than 35 years of age at time of hire unless previous firefighter experience (last 2 years) meeting statutory exceptions of 70 ILCS 705-16.06 or military at age 35 then less than 40 years of age.
U.S. Citizen or must meet requirements of Illinois Human Rights Act for citizenship
Must have a valid CPAT card with in 1 year of hire date
Have a State of Illinois Paramedic license
Have a State of Illinois Firefighter II/BASIC certification through the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Must pass all selection and training requirements to be hired.
Passing for the written examination(s) is 70%.
Written test accounts for 60% and oral 40% to qualify for hiring list. Total score must be 70% or above.
Pay the application fee of $50.00 due at time of submission of the application. Applications submitted after the deadline or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The Bensenville Fire Protection District No. 2 announces that it will establish an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. This position requires attaining a minimum score of 70% for all applicants participating in the written test conducted by IO Solutions and total weighted score for the written and oral examinations. Information regarding IO Solutions testing is available at the www.iosolutions.org website.
Bensenville Firefighters, Local 2968 negotiates a labor contract for the District. Effective January 1, 2014, the Step 1 starting salary for a firefighter/paramedic is $56,624.22 (Stipends dependent upon education / OSFM Certificates)
The District offers a comprehensive benefit plan including health and dental insurance, life insurance, and a Flexible Benefits Plan.
Firefighters work a 24-hour shift followed by 48 hours off-duty.
A Kelly Day is scheduled off for employees assigned to a 24-hour shift.
Sick leave for 24-hour shift employees accrues on a monthly basis at the rate of 12 hours per month.
Age: Applicants must be 21 years of age at the date of hire. No person who is 35 years of age or older shall be eligible to take the examination unless the person has had previous employment status as a full-time firefighter in a municipality or FPD located in Illinois or r part-time firefighter for the five (5) years immediately preceding served as a paid-on-call o the time the municipality began using full-time firefighters. Birth certificate is required. If in the military & age 35, under 70 ILCS 705-16.06, military at age 35, then less than 40 years of age are eligible.
Valid ILLINOIS State Driver's License: Required at the time of appointment.
Illinois Paramedic license.
Proof of completion of the Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) conducted by a licensed CPAT. Testing must have been completed no earlier than one (1) year.
Passing score of 70% or higher on IO Solutions testing and total weighted score of the written and oral examinations.
Conditional Offer of Hire:
At the time a candidate accepts a conditional offer of employment he or she shall be subject to a background investigation. After a conditional offer of hire and the successful completion of any other conditions of hire, eligible candidates shall be required to submit to basic medical examinations, which may include psychological and comprehensive drug evaluations.
Candidates will be expected to obtain member in good standing status within the Loyola EMS System.
Final Eligibility Register:
The Fire Commission will conduct oral interviews with qualifying candidates at dates and times to be announced. The Commission will interview all candidates who scored at or above 70% for the written examination and final eligibility list will comprise of candidates with a weighted score at or above 70% for the written and oral examinations.
Final Hiring List:
The Bensenville FPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Candidates will also have the ability to claim preference points for the final hiring list by submitting a claim form with any required attachments within ten (10) days after the posting of the final eligibility register. The points are from 10-30 possible. Seven types of preference points may be claimed by applicants:
The Commission shall assign preference points as follows:
1. Veteran’s Preference Points
Applicants who served in the United States military actively for at least one (1) year and who were honorably discharged or are now on inactive or reserve duty shall be preferred for appointment and shall receive five (5) preference points. Proof of prior service must include a copy of Military Form DD-214 (long form) as proof of active service, evidence of the honorable discharge, and a sworn affidavit by the applicant. Proof of current inactive or reserve service must include the applicant’s most recent Leave and Earnings Statement (see Form E). Veteran’s and educational preference points shall not be cumulative.
2. Educational Preference Points:
Applicants who have successfully completed a degree shall receive preference points for the highest degree obtained; two (2) preference points for an associates degree, three (3) preference points for a Bachelor's degree, and four (4) preference points for a Master's degree. An official transcript with seal must be included with the request for preference points as proof of the attainment of degree.
3. Experience Preference Points:
All applicants employed by the Department who have been paid-on-call or part-time certified Firefighter II, certified Firefighter III, State of Illinois or nationally licensed EMT-B or EMT-I, licensed paramedic, or any combination of those capacities may be awarded preference points for their experience.
Applicants who were employed as full-time firefighters or firefighter-paramedics by a fire protection district or municipality may be awarded up to the maximum available preference points for this category at the Board’s discretion. No experience preference points will be awarded under this Section to applicants for service with a private employer who had a contract for fire or ambulance service with a fire protection district or municipality. The Board shall prorate the awarding of the points based on partial years of experience under this section.
Proof of such service must include submission of copies of applicable certificates and a sworn affidavit by the applicant (see Form F). Note that proof of POC or full-time service may be verified by the Fire Protection District. Applicants may be awarded up to one half (1/2) point for each complete year of paid-on-call or part-time service, up to a total of zero (0) to five (5) preference points, at the Board’s discretion.
A candidate may not receive the full amount of experience preference points under this subsection if the amount of points awarded would place the candidate before a veteran on the eligibility list. If more than one candidate receiving experience preference points is prevented from receiving all of their points due to not being allowed to pass a veteran, the candidates shall be placed on the list below the veteran in rank order based on the totals received if all points under this subsection were to be awarded. Any remaining ties on the list shall be determined by lot.
4. Additional Preference Points
The Board reserves the right to award up to an additional two (2) preference points for unique categories based on an applicant’s experience or background as identified by the Board and announced with the notice of the examination. Anyone with the knowledge and capability to speak and understand a foreign language fluently will be awarded one (1) point.
Once the final hiring list is established, it is in effect for five (2) years and all hiring is done from that list until it expires. For questions please contact Chief Michael Spain 630-350-3441.