Firefighter Employment

Application Submission

           

Applications are no longer being accepted.


Please check back in December, 2019 for future testing information.

 

 

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The Schaumburg Fire Department is the second largest municipal fire department in Cook County.

Mission Statement

To assure the safety and well-being of the community we serve, by providing prompt and professional services in the event of fire, medical emergencies, disasters, or any other event which my threaten the public welfare.

Committed To:

  • SERVICE. The delivery of prompt and professional service to the community is our ultimate commitment.
  • SAFETY.  Maintaining a work environment where safety is paramount at all times, especially in emergency situations which are inherently dangerous. 
  • TEAMWORK.  A team-oriented approach which fosters excellence in the performance of our duties.

 

Informational Brochures:

Testing Information Packet

2017 Firefighter Testing Brochure


Where people come and stay for an entire career

It is with pride and pleasure we introduce the Schaumburg Fire Department and acquaint you with its role in serving and protecting our community. This is the Fire Department where people come and stay for an entire career. Find out why. Fire Department

Over 8,400 Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Service, and Rescue calls are handled by our five fire stations and 120 personnel.  

The Department operates three shifts of approximately 40 members to provide services to the community.

Our firefighters work with the state of the art apparatus and equipment which is supported by full time staff members in EMS, Training and Logistics. The Department also maintains several specialty teams which include Technical Rescues, Dive, Hazardous Materials and Fire Investigation. 

Schaumburg Fire Department also interacts with the community by providing a variety of programs such as fire and accident prevention education, hosting a Fire Explorer Program and providing CPR instruction classes.

The Schaumburg Fire Department offers the best opportunities for employment and advancement in the Fire Service. 


APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications for positions shall be filed through the Village of Schaumburg website and applicants must comply with all requirements of the application.   

All  applicants shall also furnish a copy of their  Military Service Record, Discharge Papers, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, certifications,  College or University Degree and, if requested, a copy of a certified transcript of their course work from an accredited College or University at the time of the application.  

 Firefighter applicants shall also furnish a copy of their valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification at the time of application with a date no more than one year old  

A false statement knowingly made by a person in an application for examination, connivance in any false statement made in any certificate which may accompany such application or complicity in any fraud touching the same, shall be regarded as good cause for exclusion from the examination. 

  • RESIDENCE: Applicants for examination must be citizens of the United States. 
  • AGE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants shall be under 35 years of  age, at the time of application and at such time as the final eligibility list is posted, unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Fire and Police Commissioner’s Act.  Applicants, at such time as they file their application with this board, must be 21 years of age.  Proof of birth date will be required at time of application. 
  • EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  The following educational requirements apply only to Firefighter applicants -- Applicants must have obtained either an Associate’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university at the time of the written exam.  Evidence of such (official transcript) must be provided when requested by the Board.


DISQUALIFICATION

 The Board may refuse to examine an applicant or, after examination, to certify him/her as ineligible; who is found lacking in any of the established preliminary requirements for the service for which he or she applies.

  1. Who is physically unable to perform the duties of the position to which he or she seeks appointment.
  2. Who is addicted to the use of drugs or intoxicating beverages or is found to have taken or used drugs and/or narcotics illegally.
  3. Who has been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, as specified in of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Act.
  4. Who has been dismissed from any public service for just cause.
  5. Who has attempted to practice any deception or fraud in his or her application.  A false statement knowingly made by a person in an application for examination, connivance in any false statement made in any certificate which may accompany  such application or complicity in any fraud touching the same, including the interview.
  6. Who may be found disqualified in personal qualifications or health.
  7. Whose character and employment references are unsatisfactory.
  8. Who, if applying for a position as a firefighter or firefighter/paramedic, does not possess a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certificate at time of application and time of job offer.  
  9. Who, if applying for a position as a firefighter/paramedic, does not possess an  Associate’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited junior or Community College or an accredited College or University.
  10. Who in the judgement of the commission has not successfully completed the examinations described in Chapter III of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Rules and Regulations.

Any applicant deemed disqualified hereunder, shall be notified by the Board.

 

DEFECTIVE APPLICATIONS

 At the discretion of the Board, defective applications can be returned for correction, or the applicant can be disqualified

 

 MEETING ALL REQUIREMENTS

Candidates prior to original appointment must satisfy all requirements contained in these rules and any Ordinance of the Village of Schaumburg.  The Board may ask that proof of successful fulfillment of any requirement contained herein or adopted by the Village of Schaumburg or State Statute be provided at any time during the application, testing, or appointment process.  The determination of when proof will be provided and the nature of the proof required rests solely with the Board.  The responsibility of providing proof rests solely with the applicant. 


APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS

  • Application Fee - $50 (non-refundable)
  • Click here to complete the Online  Application 
  • Application Deadline – February 10, 2017
  • Written Test – Saturday, February 18, 2016 – Harper College, Palatine. IL – Building E Rooms 106 and 107
  • Copy of valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification at the time of application with a date no more than one year old. 

 

EXAMINATION PROCESS COMPONENTS

The following examinations may be conducted by the Board.  The components and sequence of testing may vary at the discretion of the Board.  Failure to successfully complete any examination disqualifies the applicant from any further participation.  Each weighted component of the examination process shall be based upon a scale of 1 to 100. The Board, at its discretion, may employ third parties to conduct any of the examinations administered pursuant to these rules.

 

Examinations

Percent of Total Grade

Minimum Passing

Written test

60%

To be announced by the Board prior to conducting the examination and may vary based upon the examination or third party employed by the Board.

Oral Test (Interview)

40%

To be announced by the Board prior to conducting the examination and may vary based upon the examination or third party employed by the Board.