Human Resources

Employment Opportunities

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Firefighter/Paramedic Application

Base Salary Range: $53,506-$89,216

Posting Period: September 1-30, 2015

Written Exam: November 7, 2015

Minimum Qualifications include:

• U.S. Citizenship.
• High School Diploma or GED.
• Valid driver’s license.  Willingness to obtain a Class A Non-Commercial Driver’s License within 18 months of employment.
• Willingness to obtain a Hazardous Material Operations Certification within 18 months of employment.
• Willingness to obtain a Paramedic License within 18 months of employment.
• Valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card and Ladder Climb certification issued within one year of November 7, 2015.
• Must be between 20 and 34 years of age at the time of employment.  If 35 years of age or over, must have previous experience as a Firefighter/Paramedic.  If between the ages of 35 and 40, must have turned 35 while serving in reserve duty or active duty (with honorable discharge) in the military.

Preferred Qualifications include:

• Resident of Evanston or Skokie (with Evanston zip code), Illinois at the time of application.
• Completion of fire cadet program.
• Paramedic license.
• Graduation from fire academy.
• One year of active duty in and honorable discharge from or reserve duty in the military.

Other required steps include an oral interview, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, medical screening, background investigation, and final certification by the Civil Service Commission.

Police Officer Application

Base Salary Range: $59,822-$87,093         

The Posting Period has expired.  Thank you to everyone who submitted applications! 

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be notified via email of their eligibility by August 24, 2015, and must be prepared to attend the following at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL:

POWER Test: Sunday, August 30, 2015 (required)

Session #1 8:00AM-9:30AM, Session #2 10:00AM-11:30AM, Session #3 1:00PM-2:30PM

Tutorial Sessions: Sunday, August 30, 2015 (optional)

Session #1 10:00AM-12:00PM, Session #2 1:00PM-3:00PM

Written Examination: Sunday, September 13, 2015, 9:00AM-12:30PM (required)

Minimum Qualifications include:

• Valid driver’s license.
• Must be between 21 and 35 years of age as of September 12, 2015, unless exempt by state statute.
• High school diploma or GED and completion of 60 hours of college credit.

Preferred Qualifications include:

• Resident of Evanston, Illinois at the time of application.
• One year of active duty in and honorable discharge from the US Armed Forces.
• Current employment as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer.

Other required steps include an oral interview, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, medical screening, background investigation, and final certification by the Civil Service Commission.

Human Resources

Human Resources is the central coordinating point for the filling of all full-time, permanent part-time, temporary, and seasonal positions.  Human Resources also provides assistance and guidance to the operating departments and employees in all areas of employment including:

  • recruitment
  • selection
  • position classification
  • salary administration
  • promotion
  • performance evaluation
  • training
  • benefit administration
  • discipline
  • on-the-job injuries and disability
  • labor relations
  • safety

Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position.  Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check. 

Contact Information:

Human Resources Division
2100 Ridge Avenue, Room 1700
Evanston IL 60201
847-448-8204 (office)
847-448-8109 (fax)
humanresources@cityofevanston.org

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5PM

Salary & Benefits

View City of Evanston salary & benefits here.

2013 Firefighter/Paramedic Eligibility List

Final Eligibility List (.pdf) - posted December 23, 2013

 

The City of Evanston ensures equal opportunity and fair access to City employment, recreational and educational programs, and services and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, familial status, disability, arrest record, military status, sexual orientation, and unfavorable military discharge.  If you believe you have been discriminated against by the City regarding employment, recreational or educational programs, or services, please contact the Human Resources Division at 847-448-8204 to file a complaint.