Thank you for exploring career opportunities with the City of Evanston! Applications for employment opportunities are accepted online. Please click below to view all open positions and apply as directed. Applications will not be accepted after the posting is closed and you have until the expiration of the posting to upload any attachments to your application.
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The City of Evanston offers leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for all eligible employees. To learn more about the City's requirements under FMLA, please click here.
Application Period: January 15-February 28, 2020
We will be accepting applications for the Firefighter/Paramedic position at the Evanston Fire Department. Please click here to submit an application!
(These have been rescheduled due to Coronavirus concerns.)
Tutorial Session for Written Exam - Saturday, September 12, 2020
Written Exam - Saturday, September 26, 2020
Tutorial Session for Oral Interview - To be determined
Oral Interviews - To be determined
- Valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Ladder Climb certification within one year of March 28, 2020. Evanston residents are eligible for a waiver of the CPAT fee if taken at NIPSTA. Upcoming CPATs at NIPSTA are scheduled for February 8 and March 7, 2020. If you are interested in taking one of the remaining CPATs, you will need to provide proof of residence and contact Mary Dankwa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-448-8244.
- $25 application fee (waived for Evanston residents)
- US Citizen or US Permanent Resident
- High school diploma or GED
- Valid driver's license
- Between 21 and 34 years of age, if over 35 years of age, must have previous experience as firefighter/paramedic; if between the ages of 35 and 40, must have turned 35 while serving in the military
- Willing to obtain paramedic license within 24 months of employment
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:
- position classification
- salary administration
- performance evaluation
- benefit administration
- on-the-job injuries and disability
- labor relations
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for the position for which they are applying. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
Human Resources Division
2100 Ridge Avenue, Room 1700
Evanston, IL 60201
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM
Salary and Benefits
Click here to view salary and benefits information for City of Evanston employees: Salary and Benefits Information
2019 Police Officer Eligibility List
Preliminary Eligibility List (expires 11/11/2021) - Interviews of persons on the Preliminary Eligibility List will take place, in rank order after preferences are applied, until the list expires or has been exhausted. Candidates who are eligible to proceed through the hiring process after interviews will be placed on a Final Eligibility List.
2018 Firefighter/Paramedic Eligibility Lists
Final Eligibility List (expires 6/13/2020) - List of candidates by ranked combined score, after application of preference points. Offers of employment will be made to persons on this Final Eligibility List, in rank order, until the list is exhausted or expires.
Initial Eligibility List (posted 5/21/2018) - List of candidates by ranked combined score after written exam and oral interviews (preference points to be added).
Other required steps for Police Officers and Firefighters/Paramedics include an oral interview, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, medical screening, background investigation, and final certification by the Civil Service Commission.
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.