Employment opportunities

PART-TIME FIRE CHIEF
HARVARD FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

The Harvard (Illinois) Fire Protection District is seeking applications for the position of Part-Time Fire Chief. The District protects approximately 14,000 people in the City of Harvard and surrounding Townships. The District is an all hazards organization providing fire protection, fire prevention, rescue and emergency medical responder services responding to more than 1500 calls for services annually. The District is a Part time, paid-on-premise department with four paid-on-premise members 24/7 and a part-time administrative assistant.

Candidates for the position of Fire Chief should have 10 years’ experience in a Fire Officer position and should be familiar with the complexities of running a combination fire/EMS agency. Candidates for hire will be required to have: Advanced Fire Officer (Fire Officer II) and an associate degree in fire science. Desired qualifications include: Chief Fire Officer; Fire Officer III Certification; United States Fire Academy, Federal Emergency Management Agency – Executive Fire Officer program or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration, Public Administration, Management or related field is desirable.

Residency within 30 mile radius of the District’s fire station, located at 502 S. Eastman St., Harvard, Illinois, is required within a negotiated time frame.

The hiring range is $54,600 - $66,300 annually. Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications.

Send resume and two letters of recommendation to the Illinois Fire Chief’s Association, Post Office Box 7, Skokie, Illinois 60076-007 or by email Illinoisfirechiefs.org to the attention no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019.

Instructions:

  1. Either print or type to complete application. Illegible applications will be rejected.
  2. Complete all areas of this application. No area is to be left blank.
  3. If an area does not apply draw a diagonal line through the area or page.
  4. Be sure to sign the last page.
  5. Return this application in the envelope that was provided.

If you downloaded this application then return it via U.S. Mail or hand delivery in a 9 X 12 envelope. DO NOT fold the application.

Position:

Introductory Firefighter

General Requirements for Introductory Membership

In order to be considered for Introductory membership (employment) with the Harvard Fire Protection District (HFPD), the following minimum requirements must be met. The requirements include, but are not limited to:

  1. Be at least 21 years of age. Exception: I8 years of age if they have completed a State of Illinois certified fire cadet program.
  2. Be in good physical condition and mental health and able to perform strenuous manual labor.
  3. Be of good moral character and not had any serious criminal activity history as determined by a background investigation conducted by the HFPD using fingerprint submission to the Illinois State Police and FBI and request for Drivers License Abstract from the Secretary of State.
  4. Possess a valid Driver’s License issued by the state in which the applicant resides.
  5. Be a High School graduate or possess a GED certificate.
  6. Be an U.S. citizen or possess work authorization from the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization.
  7. Possess proof of completion within the 12 months prior to application of the Candidate Physical Ability Test – CPAT. NOTE: At time of job offer the applicant must be in possession of a valid CPAT card or certificate.
  8. Upon acceptance pass a psychological evaluation, physical examination, and drug screen.
PDF Application

Position:

Firefighter / EMT / Paramedic

General Requirements for Introductory Membership

In order to be considered for Introductory membership (employment) with the Harvard Fire Protection District (HFPD), the following minimum requirements must be met. The requirements include, but are not limited to:

  1. Be at least 21 years of age. Exception: I8 years of age if they have completed a State of Illinois certified fire cadet program.
  2. Be in good physical condition and mental health and able to perform strenuous manual labor.
  3. Be of good moral character and not had any serious criminal activity history as determined by a background investigation conducted by the HFPD using fingerprint submission to the Illinois State Police and FBI and request for Drivers License Abstract from the Secretary of State.
  4. Possess a valid Driver’s License issued by the state in which the applicant resides.
  5. Be a High School graduate or possess a GED certificate.
  6. Be an U.S. citizen or possess work authorization from the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization.
  7. Possess proof of completion within the 12 months prior to application of the Candidate Physical Ability Test – CPAT. NOTE: At time of job offer the applicant must be in possession of a valid CPAT card or certificate.
  8. Upon acceptance pass a psychological evaluation, physical examination, and drug screen.
PDF Application