600 N. Deerpath Drive Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Phone: (847) 367-5511 Fax: (847) 367-5521

Employment Opportunities

Sworn Firefighter Opportunities

Career Firefighter
At this time, Countryside Fire Protection District is accepting applications for the position of Career Firefighter. All requirements must be met by the specified deadline: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. Applications delivered after the application deadline will not be accepted. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements by the application deadline will not be allowed to continue in the testing process.

Application Instructions:
Visit iosolutions.com to complete the online application for the position of Firefighter. Contact IOS Recruitment at (800) 343-HIRE or by email with questions regarding the application, testing site, required documents before the application deadline date. All communications will come from IOS via email at recruitment@iosolutions.com. Be sure to add them to your address book and check your inbox (including spam folder) often for important notifications.

Salary, Benefits, and Hiring Information:
• Starting pay Firefighter w/o Paramedic – $68,675 (as of September 15, 2022)
• Starting pay Firefighter and Paramedic – $76,305 (as of June 1, 2022)
• Immediate openings available that will be filled from the new eligibility list
• Competitive benefits package and college tuition reimbursement programs

Firefighter Minimum Requirements:
• $0 non-refundable application fee
• Must be 19 years old at time of application. Must be 21 years of ae and less than 35 years of age
at time of hire, unless applicant meets statutory exceptions
• Must be a U.S. Citizen
• Must possess a valid driver’s license
• Minimum of high school diploma or GED equivalent
• COVID-19 vaccination required at time of Conditional Offer
• EMT-Basic required at time of application
• CPAT and Ladder Climb required at time of Conditional Offer

Written Examination:
Candidates must attend the mandatory written exam on Sunday, December 11, 2022. Doors open for sign in at 8:30 a.m., please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. with a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID) to sign-in. There will be no late entry. The written exam will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. The exact location will be provided to eligible applicants.

Part-Time, Paid-on-Premise Firefighter

Thank you for your interest in our Part-time Paid-on-Premise Firefighter Program (POP) with Countryside Fire Protection District.  At this time, we are not accepting applications for our POP program.  However, we will be happy to place your contact information on a list, and we will notify you of any future openings so you may apply during our open application process.

To be added to our list, please email the following information to ldiaz@countrysidefire.com:
– Full Name
– Mailing Address
– Contact Number
– Fire Related Certifications

Additional questions regarding our Paid-on-Premise Program can be directed to Deputy Chief Ron Echtenacher at (847) 367-5511 ext. 102 or via email at rechtenacher@countrysidefire.com.

nformation Technology Systems Specialist
The Countryside Fire Protection District in Vernon Hills, IL is seeking an IT professional to fill the position of a full-time IT Systems Specialist. The Countryside Fire Protection District operates out of two stations in southern Lake County, Illinois with a staff of over 60 full-time and part-time personnel. The IT Systems Specialist will work under the direction of the Deputy Chief of Support Services and be responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of the District’s IT systems in an effort to ensure that the District’s core values and mission are continuously supported.

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.govhrusa.com/career-center/?search_states%5B%5D=62&search_categories%5B%5D=202&search_companies%5B%5D=Countryside%2BFire%2BProtection%2BDistrict&search_keywords 

Part-Time Telecommunicator
Thank you for your interest in a Part-time Telecommunicator position with Countryside Fire Protection District.  If you are interested in a position, please drop off the completed application, a current resume, and other required documents as listed to Communications Director Ed Manke at VHPD located at 740 Lakeview Pkwy., Vernon Hills, IL 60061. We will then contact you after reviewing your application.  Further information on the application process and qualifications can be found on the application below.


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