Cicero Accepting Applications for Fire Department Positions

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The Town of Cicero is accepting applications from qualified individuals for the Fire Department for positions as firefighters and paramedics. The starting salary for Firefighter/Paramedic is $74,448.61. Applicants must be between 21 and 34 years of age at the time of the application submission and must meet a series of requirements. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have at least 30 credit hours at an accredited college, university or junior college at the time of application. Applicants will also be asked to submit copies of their High School graduation or GED diplomas. Applicants must have no felony convictions. They must have a driver’s license with a good driving record, possess 20/20 corrected vision. Applicants must also present a valid CPAT card with ladder climb (date must be within 12 months of the application deadline), possess a valid Paramedic License from the State of Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) and possess a firefighter I or basic operation firefighter (BOF) certification from the Office of the State Fire Marshal of Illinois. Applicants that receive a tentative offer of employment will be required to successfully test into the Loyola EMS system prior to start date. They will be required to also attend an orientation and take a written examination scheduled for Saturday, March 18th, 2023, at 9a.m., with oral interviews conducted in Monday, March 27th, 2023, beginning at 6p.m. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday Feb. 15, 2023. Applications can be downloaded from the Town’s website at under Departments (Fire Department) or (Police & Fire Commission) There is a nonrefundable application fee of $35.

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