The Northlake Fire Protection District was organized in 1941 and is located in suburban Northlake approximately 18 miles west of the City of Chicago and 4 miles south of O’Hare Airport. The service area is approximately 4 square miles. The District is considered a special district (not a department of the City of Northlake) and is supported primarily by the property owners within its boundaries, serving an estimated population of 7500. The District is governed by a three member elected Board of Trustees and a three member appointed Board of Commissioners.
· Ranks: Chief, Deputy Chief, Lieutenants, Firefighter/Paramedics
· Union: IAFF Local 3863
· Staffing Levels: One Lieutenant, Four Members per shift.
· Rotating Shift: 24 hours on/48 hours off
· Station: One
· Apparatus: One Ladder Truck, One Engine and Two Ambulances
· Average Annual Emergency Response Call Volume: 2000+
· ISO Rating: Class 4
· Salary (six step program: Starting Salary $49,406.09, Top Scale $77,581.28.
· Pension Funding: 74% Funded Ratio
· District Debt: $0
· Benefits: Pension, 457 and PEHP Plans, Health, Dental, Life and Vision Insurance
· Paid Time Off: Kelly, Vacation and Sick Days
Note: At the time of this publication there are no available positions.
The Board of Fire Commissioners is charged with the appointment of all firefighters. To be considered for employment, candidates must meet the following requirements:
· At least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age as of March 15, 2014, unless the individual falls under one of the exceptions to the statutory maximum hiring age detailed in 70 ILCS 705/16.06b(c). Proof of date of birth is required;
· No Felony or Disqualifying Misdemeanor Convictions;
· High School Diploma or equivalent (GED);
· A United States citizen at time of filing, formal application or must meet requirements of Illinois Human Rights Act for citizenship status;
· Valid Driver’s License;
· Current Illinois or National Registry EMT-P (Paramedic) Certification at time of application deadline;
· Successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test with Ladder Climb Certification conducted by a licensed agency within 12 months PRIOR to February 14, 2014. (CPAT cards and Ladder Climb Certification considered valid ONLY if dated between 02/14/2013 and 02/14/2014. No Exceptions.)o NIPSTA (Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy) – Glenview, IL – www.nipsta.org or 847-998-8090.
o SUFD (Southwest United Fire Districts) – Darien, IL – www.sufd.org or 708-579-2064.
· Must be of sound mental and physical health and meet all established standards;
· Must be able to pass written test, medical examination and drug testing, polygraph examination, background investigation and psychological examination.
1. Online Application-Process begins January 3, 2014.
2. Written Exam and Situation-Based Styles Assessment-March 15, 2014
3. Written Exam Scored- (Passing grade is a score that is at or above the median score for all applicants participating in the written test).
4. Situation-Based Styles Assessment Scores added to passing written exam score
5. Initial Eligibility Register established
6. Preference Point Application Process: Begins on the release date of the Initial Eligibility Register
7. Preference Point Deadline – 10 days after posting date of Initial Eligibility Register
8. Final Eligibility Register determined after application of preference points
9. Final Eligibility Register Effective Date – Target date, April 26, 2014.
Selection Works is managing the application process on behalf of the Northlake Fire Protection District. Applicants will be required to purchase the application for a nonrefundable fee of $35. Please review this document carefully prior to purchasing the application. Should you have any questions, contact Selection Works at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 812-0400.
Applications will be available from JANUARY 3, 2014 to FEBRUARY 14, 2014. All applications and required documents must be submitted to Selection Works prior to 2:00 p.m. on FEBRUARY 14, 2014 OR YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE in the testing process. You are wholly responsible for ensuring the completeness and accuracy of your application.
You will purchase your application from Selection Works by clicking “add to cart” for the Northlake Fire Protection District Job Application above, and then by following the check-out screen prompts. The application package will contain instructions for completing the application and supplying all necessary documents. The application will be delivered via the website as a PDF document. We strongly recommend that you save this document to your computer or data storage device. You will be able to complete the application using ADOBE READER® by typing in the necessary information.
The initial testing process will consist of two primary components: a traditional firefighter examination and a situational judgment test. Both will be administered in a paper-and-pencil format. The firefighter exam will assess job-related cognitive abilities, personality characteristics and behavioral traits. The situational judgment test will assess job-related skills associated with interpersonal and problem-solving interactions similar to those you may have on the job. The combined weighting of the examinations will be 60-40 in favor of the written exam. You do not need to have any firefighter experience, training or knowledge to successfully complete these tests. An orientation will be provided immediately prior to the administration of the tests to provide further information regarding the testing process.
The written exam and situational judgment test will be conducted on Saturday, MARCH 15, 2014 at Midwest Conference Center, 401 W. Lake St., Northlake, IL 60164. You are required to arrive at the testing location no later than 9:00 a.m. to sign-in. Doors will open for sign-in at 8:30 a.m. and the orientation will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Firefighter Preference Points
Preference points will be offered for the following:
· Military service – at least one (1) year of active duty with honorable discharge or are on inactive or reserve duty – 5 pts.
· Education – Associate’s Degree or higher in Fire Science from a nationally or regionally accredited college/university – 5 pts.
Final Eligibility Register
The Board will prepare a Final Eligibility Register which shall include approved preference points. The Final Eligibility Register will be in effect for a two year period beginning 12:01am on April 26, 2014.