Employment

Full-Time Employment:

The Wauconda Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners has approved and posted the current Eligibility Register for the rank of Firefighter / Paramedic effective, May 20, 2016, set to expire May 19, 2018.

We anticipate the next testing process to begin in January of 2018.

Part-Time / Platoon Part-Time Employment:

The Wauconda Fire District is seeking applicants for Platoon Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedic employees.  There is currently three available positions to be filled.  Platoon Part-Time employees who meet the qualifications for the position are pre-assigned to a shift and work a rotating schedule.  These employees are held to the same standards and accountability as a Full-Time employee.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Pass a complete criminal background check
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Possess at least a valid Illinois Class B Non-CDL driver’s license within three (3) months from date of hire
  • Illinois OSFM Certified Firefighter Basic or Firefighter II
  • Illinois OSFM Certified Fire Apparatus Engineer
  • Shall be certified on all District apparatus within six (6) months of hire. An additional three (3) months shall be granted to obtain ladder tower certification
  • Illinois Department of Public Health certified Paramedic
  • Approved by the Project Medical Coordinator from Advocate Condell Medical Center at time of hire
  • Pass a medical evaluation in accordance with NFPA 1582
  • Possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card issued within one (1) year at time of hire

All new Platoon Part-Time employees shall serve a one (1) year probation period overseen by the Joint Apprentice Committee.  However, they shall always be at-will employees subject to discipline and termination as determined by the District.

Platoon Part-Time employees shall be regularly assigned to a platoon duty shift (i.e. Black, Red, or Gold) and shall normally work for periods of twelve (12) or twenty-four (24) hours as supplements to the minimum shifts established for Full-Time certificated bargaining unit employees.

Pay Scale:

Firefighter / Paramedic / FAE      $20.00 per hour

Applications

Applications are available in person during business hours at Wauconda Fire District Station One, or by clicking the link.   Application

109 West Liberty Street

Wauconda, IL 60084

847-526-2821