SOUTH ELGIN & COUNTRYSIDE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
1090 WEST STATE STREET
SOUTH ELGIN, ILLINOIS 60177
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Updated: March 22, 2021
Position Title: Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic
South Elgin & Countryside Fire Protection District is building an eligibilty list for the position of Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic with two positions currently available! Applicants are required to complete the Public Safety Self Assessment (PSSA) to be considered.
Applicants must also complete the South Elgin & Countryside Fire Protection District Application by April 20th, 2021 at 4:30pm to be considered for this round of hiring. The application can be found here.
Salary Information: The Current Starting Salary as of June 1, 2021 is $64,158.19 and contains 5 Steps. The 5 Step top out salary rate as of May 31, 2023 is $92,928.86.
South Elgin and Countryside FPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Human Resources Department ContactBritta Eggebrecht, Office Manager1090 W Spring Street. South Elgin, IL 60177 email@example.com
Department Overview: South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District is a progressive emergency service organization that responds to approximately 3,200 combined fire and EMS incidents per year. South Elgin Fire District protects approximately 26,000 people within 23 square miles encompassing the Villages of South Elgin, Bartlett, Campton Hills, Elgin Township, St. Charles Township and Plato Township in the Counties of Kane and DuPage.
Village Information: Village of South Elgin, Village of Bartlett, Campton Hills, Elgin Township, St. Charles Township, and Plato Township in Counties of Kane and DuPage.
Age: Minimum of 21 years of age and no more than 35 years of age at the time of application except as otherwise provided by Illinois State Statue. Copy of Birth Certificate required.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid ILLINOIS State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Correctable to 20/20
Academy Certification: Yes
Prior Experience: Yes
Disqualifiers: Must pass a pre-employment physical, drug and psychological examination and criminal background investigation
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: No Felony or Criminal convictions, probation or supervision
Drug Use Disqualifiers: No illegal drug possession or use record
Preference Points : Preference Points (Form 4): After the initial eligibility list is created candidates who are eligible for preference points may submit for these points in writing to the SECFPD Board of Fire Commissioners (Form 5 and all supporting documentation required). This claim must be received within ten (10) days after the posting of the initial eligibility list or the points will be deemed waived.
To obtain Form 4 and Form 5, contact Administrative Assistant Pamela C. Hall via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at 847-741-2141.
Veteran’s Preference Points:
Maximum of five (5) points
Educational Preference Points
Two (2) points for an associate’s degree in the field of fore service or emergency medical services
Four (4) points for a bachelor’s degree in the field of fore service or emergency medical services
All applicants employed by the South Elgin and Countryside FPD who have been part-time will be awarded one half (1/2)
point for each year of successful service up to five (5) points.
Applicants from outside the District who were employed as a full-time firefighter/paramedic for at least two (2) years at another fire department/district will be awarded one (1) point for every one year of successful service up to five (5) points. No points will be awarded to applicants for service with a private employer who had a contract for fire or ambulance service with a fire department/district.