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The Palatine Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of firefighter.

Applications are available at  until July 24, 2015.  The application deadline is July 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.. You must meet the following requirements:

  • $40.00 non-refundable application fee

  • At least 21 years of age and less than 35 years of age as of July 24, 2015.  Limitations not applicable if exempt according to Illinois statute

  • Must have primary residence in Illinois prior to appointment as a probationary firefighter

  • Applicant must possess an Illinois Driver's License prior to appointment as a probationary firefighter (not required to apply for the position)

  • Completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit and/or evidence of OSFM equivalent training or experience, acceptable to the Village of Palatine Fire and Police Commission (detailed information found at

  • Must hold EMT-B, EMT-I or EMT-P license (nationally or IDPH licensed) at time of application.  Must hold Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) EMT license at time of hire.

  • Applicant must have 20-20 vision, or corrected to 20-40

  • Excellent physical health and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job, as the candidate will be required to pass a medical evaluation at such time a job offer may be extended

  • The Firefighter Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and the ladder Climb Exercise must be successfully completed between the dates of August 22, 2014 and August 22, 2015.  CPAT/Ladder Climb testing centers:

--NIPSTA (Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy) Glenview, IL - or 847-998-8090
--SUFD (Southwest United Fire Districts) Darien, IL - or 708-579-2064

Preference points will be awarded for Military service, paramedic certification, and graduation from an approved academy and/or firefighting experience.

All portions of the testing process are mandatory.  Failure to attend and complete any portion of the process will result in elimination from employment consideration. 

Written Exam/Orientation Information:
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Harper College, Building "D"
1200 W. Algonquin Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067

You are required to arrive at the testing location no later than 8:00 a.m. with photo identification (valid driver's license or State ID) to sign-in.  NO LATE ADMITTANCE.

Opportunities (select from list below)

The Village of Palatine is seeking qualified candidates for the full time position of Accountant in the Finance Department. The Accountant handles professional level accounting assignments including analysis of financial information, maintenance of subsidiary ledgers of the Village, preparation of a variety of financial and analytical reports and other required reconciliations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Prepare monthly reconciliations of general and subsidiary ledg ers, analyze general and subsidiary ledgers for unusual and/or incorrect entries, and prepare adjusting entries as needed, assist with daily cash management including wire transfers and bank account reconciliations, prepare journal entries and maintain work-papers to support the recording of financial transactions, maintain fixed asset records, monitor and maintain the Village’s grant programs, and assist in the monthly closing of the general ledger and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and ann ual financial reports. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or closely related field from an accredited university and 0-3 years accounting experience, preferably in a municipal environment. Salary: Minimum starting salary: $55,218 with an excellent benefit package. Hours: Village Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Village of Palatine is an Equal Opportunity Employer