Firefighter Paramedic

Updated: March 25, 2015
Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
The Village of Barrington announces that it will establish an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Testing for this position is conducted through National Testing Network (NTN).
Salary Information: Barrington Firefighters, Local 3481 negotiates a labor contract for the Village of Barrington. Effective May 1, 2014, the Step 1 starting salary for a firefighter/paramedic is $60,652. The pay scale contains seven steps. The Step 7 salary is $82,392.
Benefit Information:
oThe Village offers a comprehensive benefit plan including health and dental insurance, life insurance, and a 125 Flexible Benefit plan.
oFirefighters work a 24-hour shift followed by 48 hours off-duty. A Kelly Day is scheduled off every 18th duty day for employees assigned to a 24-hour shift.
oSick leave for 24-hour shift employees accrue on a monthly basis at the rate of 12 hours per month up to a maximum of 1,280 hours.
oFirefighters are granted PTO on a sliding scale from the employee's date of hire through the end of the first calendar year. Firefighters with less than five (5) years of service are granted 168 hours of PTO per year.
Job Requirements
Age: Applicants must be 21 years of age at the date of the written test. 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 served as a paid-on-call or part-time firefighter for the five (5) years immediately preceding the time the municipality began using full-time firefighters. Birth certificate is required.
US Citizen: Applicants must be citizens and residents of the United States. Proof of "Citizenship Status" as defined by the State of Illinois Human Rights Act will be required.
High School Grad/GED: High school diploma or evidence of a GED equivalence diploma.
Valid ILLINOIS State Driver's License: Required at the time of appointment.
Additional Requirements:
oCertifications: Illinois Paramedic license.
oCPAT: Proof of completion of the Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) conducted by a licensed CPAT testing agency is required at the time of application. CPAT testing must have been completed no earlier than one (1) year.
oPassing score on FireTEAM test.
oConditional 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.
oCandidates will be expected to obtain member in good standing status within the Northwest Community EMS System during their probationary period.
Application List:
oCompleted and signed Firefighter Application Personal Data Questionnaire.
oAuthorization Form (must be notarized).
oCopy of valid Driver's License (Illinois license required at the time of appointment).
oCopy of Birth Certificate (or other proof of citizenship).
oCopy of High School Diploma or evidence of GED equivalence diploma
oCopy of Illinois EMT-P License.
oCopy of Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).
For questions please contact Human Resources at 847-304-3412.
The Village of Barrington is an Equal Opportunity Employer
This position requires attaining a score that is at or above the median score for all applicants participating in the written test conducted by FireTEAM. Information regarding the FireTEAM testing is available at the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website. For questions concerning the testing process, please call NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. A valid CPAT is also required at the time of application.
The Village of Barrington requires candidates to submit a Village application. Applications are available on the Village's website at www.barrington-il.gov. Applications are also available for pick-up between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Facility located at 400 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010.
Village applications must be received at the Barrington Public Safety Facility no later than 11:00 p.m. on April 27, 2015.

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