2017 Firefighter Application

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AMENDED 9/11/17

Orland Fire Protection District, Illinois
The OFPD Board of Fire Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of firefighter/paramedic with the Orland Fire Protection District.

Application deadline is Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4:00 PM (CST).


Salary: $57,754 starting, plus any applicable incentives per the current CBA
Population: As an ISO Class 1 Fire Protection District, we are proud to serve nearly 80,000 residents across 33 square miles in the communities of Orland Park, Orland Hills, and unincorporated Orland Township.
Sworn Personnel: 111

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the OFPD Board of Fire Commissioners:

  • U.S. citizenship -AND- a resident of the United States for a period of one (1) year prior to the date of the written examination (October 14, 2017);
  • Minimum of 21 years of age at the time of hire -AND- UNDER 35 years of age at the time of application deadline (October 6, 2017) unless otherwise exempt by State Statute;
  • No felony convictions;
  • Possess a high school diploma -OR- G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Possess a valid State of Illinois driver’s license as well as a good driving record;
  • Licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) at the time of conditional offer of employment;
  • Possess Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter certification through the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal at the time of conditional offer of employment;
  • Present valid CPAT and Ladder Climb certification issued at time of application with an issue date within one (1) year of the written examination (October 14, 2017);
  • Successfully test into the Silver Cross Hospital EMSS prior to offer of employment;
  • Establish residency – Appointed candidates are granted one (1) year to establish residency within a 65-mile geographic area beyond District boundaries;
  • Meet the requirements of an in-depth background investigation -AND- pass a thorough physical evaluation prior to a conditional offer of employment;
  • Attend a mandatory orientation/written examination administration on Saturday, October 14, 2017;
  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Submit application prior to Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4:00 PM (CST).


Preference Points will be awarded as determined by the Orland Fire Protection District for the following: 

  • Military Veterans’ Preference
  • Fire Cadet Experience
  • Academic Degree(s)
  • Fire Service Experience
  • Residency


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The Orland Fire Protection District is an equal opportunity employer and a proud member of the Firefighter Diversity Recruitment Council; minorities and women are encouraged to apply.