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Job Title: Firefighter

Expires: 12/04/2017

Job ID: 5291616
School Job ID: ivcc

Company: City of Ottawa
Job Type: Full Time

Location: Ottawa, IL 61350

Salary: $48,372.35

Job Description: The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is accepting applications to establish a Firefighter Eligibility Register. Applicants must be 21 years of age and must not have reached their 35th birthday as of December 4, 2017, have a high school diploma or G.E.D., possess a valid drivers license, be in excellent physical health, and be of good moral character. Starting salary for this position effective May 1, 2017 is $48,372.35.

All applicants for a position with the fire department shall possess a minimum of a valid EMT-B license issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health ("IDPH") on the final date for submission of applications to the Board. Applicants must submit a copy of the valid license and any other proof required by the Board. Any license under suspension or review by the IDPH at the time of the close of applications shall be deemed to be an invalid license.
Applicants must be a United States citizen. Residency within 15 months of employment must be maintained within the corporate limits of the City of Ottawa. Applicants must present a valid CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) with the completed applications. A CPAT is valid for one (1) year from date of issuance. In addition to the above requirements, persons appointed from the Final Eligibility Register for the fire department must possess a valid EMT-P license issued from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) at the time of appointment.
Any applicant who has not been appointed to a firefighter position within one year after the date of his or her CPAT certification may be required to obtain another valid CPAT certificate prior to appointment. If such applicant fails to obtain a valid CPAT certification when required, the Board may allow such application to remain on the register one time only and select another applicant. A CPAT is valid for one (1) year from date of issuance. If the applicant does not obtain a valid CPAT certification when offered employment again, the Board shall strike the applicant from the Register.
Applicants bear the responsibility to submit a copy of the valid license and any other proof the Board requires. The Board reserves the right to strike or pass over a person on the list who does not possess a valid license at the time of appointment. Application packets may be picked up at the Ottawa City Hall at 301 W. Madison Street, Ottawa, Illinois or can be downloaded online at http://www.cityofottawa.org.

Completed application packets must be returned to address shown below no later than 4:30 p.m. on December 4, 2017. Ottawa City Hall ATTN: Board of Fire and Police Commissioners 301 West Madison Street Ottawa, Illinois 61350 The Board will begin the testing process with a MANDATORY Orientation immediately preceding the written exam Monday, December 11, 2017 on at 5:00 p.m. at Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, Illinois, 301 West Madison Street, Ottawa, Illinois. FAILURE TO ATTEND THIS ORIENTATION WILL PREVENT FURTHER APPLICATION. The written exam will be immediately following the orientation. The oral test will be conducted on Saturday, January 6, 2018. City of Ottawa, Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer BOARD OF FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSIONERS

Job Requirements: Applicant must have high school diploma or G.E.D., possess a valid drivers license, be in excellent physical health, and be of good moral character Applicants must be a United States citizen. Residency within 15 months of employment must be maintained within the corporate limits of the City of Ottawa. Applicants must present a valid CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) with the completed applications. A CPAT is valid for one (1) year from date of issuance. In addition to the above requirements, persons appointed from the Final Eligibility Register for the fire department must possess a valid EMT-P license issued from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) at the time of appointment. Any applicant who has not been appointed to a firefighter position within one year after the date of his or her CPAT certification may be required to obtain another valid CPAT certificate prior to appointment. If such applicant fails to obtain a valid CPAT certification when required, the Board may allow such application to remain on the register one time only and select another applicant. A CPAT is valid for one (1) year from date of issuance. If the applicant does not obtain a valid CPAT certification when offered employment again, the Board shall strike the applicant from the Register. Applicants bear the responsibility to submit a copy of the valid license and any other proof the Board requires. The Board reserves the right to strike or pass over a person on the list who does not possess a valid license at the time of appointment.

Application Instructions: Application packet is available at www.cityofottawa.org; or at Ottawa City Hall, 301 West Madison Street, Ottawa, IL 61350


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