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Agency: Peoria FD
Location:
Peoria, Peoria County, IL [View Map]
Position: FIREFIGHTER
Final Filing Date: Apr 28, 2017
Salary: $50,006.26 Annually
Requirements: APPLICATION DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 P.M., FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 OR POSTMARKED OR FAXED BY APRIL 28, 2017.

IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION PROCESS, YOU WILL NEED TO OBTAIN A CANDIDATE PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST (CPAT) CARD. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR CPAT CARD WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION DATES (June 16 or 17, 2017), YOU WILL NOT NEED TO GET ANOTHER CARD. BELOW IS THE INFORMATION ON OBTAINING YOUR CPAT CARD FROM THE CITY OF PEORIA.

Application must include the following:

1. Photocopy of Driver's License

2. Photocopy of Birth Certificate. NOTE: This should be a copy of the registered (or certified) birth certificate, which is on file at the courthouse in the county of birth. The hospital certificate (with the footprints of the newborn) is NOT an acceptable document.

3. Photocopy of High School Diploma or High School Transcript or GED Certificate. (You still need to submit a copy of the High School Diploma or High School Transcript or GED Certificate even if you have received a college degree.)

CANDIDATE PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST (CPAT)
CPAT is the term used to describe a pass-fail, physical ability test developed by the International Association of Firefighters and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. The tasks include: Stair Climb, Hose Drag, Equipment Carry, Ladder Raise & Extension, Forcible Entry, Search, Rescue Drag, Ceiling Breach and Pull. It is advised that you attend the CPAT Orientation Session, Open Gym, and CPAT Practice Test Session. You will only attend the CPAT Final Test Session only if you didn't pass the CPAT in the Practice Test Session.

All CPAT Sessions will be held at: 1520 W. Altorfer Drive, Peoria, IL 61615

CPAT Orientation Sessions
Please contact the Fire Training Academy at 309-494-8721 to schedule an appointment.
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.
Friday, January 20, 2017 2:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.

CPAT OPEN GYM
This is an opportunity to become familiar with the CPAT equipment, testing components, and work on any areas of the testing process. You can come at any time during the time period to take advantage of the extra help. You are not required to schedule an appointment for Open Gym. The days are listed below:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 5:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 5:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.

CPAT Timed Practice Test Sessions
Please contact the Fire Training Academy at 309-494-8721 to schedule an appointment.
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 2:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.
Friday, February 24, 2017 2:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.

CPAT Final Test Examination
Please contact the Fire Training Academy at 309-494-8721 to schedule appointment.
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 2:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.

DRESS CODE FOR CPAT EXAMINATIONS
For safety reasons, you are REQUIRED to WEAR:
Long pants (no shorts)
T-shirt or Sweatshirt
Athletic Shoes (Footwear without an exposed heel or toe)
No loose or restrictive jewelry, including watches
CANDIDATES NOT ADHERING TO THIS DRESS CODE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CPAT ACTIVITIES

CRITERIA FOR PASSING THE CANDIDATE PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST (CPAT)
1. Candidates must complete all events in or under the designated time. The cutoff time for passing the exam has been set at 10 minutes and 20 seconds. The stopwatches will be set to the pass/fail time of 10 minutes and 20 seconds and will count down to 0 seconds. If you run out of time prior to completing the test, the test will be concluded. You will not be told your time during the testing process.

2. Candidates must complete all events in the specified amount of time in the required sequence or they fail the examination.

3. Upon completion of the test, candidates will be informed of their pass/fail status.

You will be better prepared to pass the CPAT examination if you attend all sessions of the testing process. APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO OBTAIN THE CONSENT OF THEIR PHYSICIAN BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN THE CANDIDATE PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST (CPAT).

Fees for CPAT Examination:
NON-RESIDENTS
$150.00 for non- residents of the City of Peoria (No Fee for Open Gym)
There is no fee to participate in the Orientation Sessions.
There is no fee to participate in the Practice Test Sessions. If you pass the CPAT Test in the Practice Test Sessions, you can pay the $150 fee to obtain your CPAT card.
You will be able to satisfy the State requirement to perform a ladder card at the time of your CPAT card certification.

CITY OF PEORIA RESIDENTS
There is No Charge for City of Peoria residents (Must have a proof of residency such as a valid State of Illinois driver's license or Illinois I.D. card, to be provided at the time of the test.)
There is no fee to participate in the Orientation Sessions.
There is no fee to participate in the Practice Test Sessions. If you pass the CPAT Test in the Practice Test Sessions, you will obtain your CPAT card at no cost.
You will be able to satisfy the State requirement to perform a ladder card at the time of your CPAT card certification.

Minimum Qualifications:
AGE: Minimum age at the time of hire is 21 years old. Maximum age at the time of application is 34 years old except: Applicants having previous full-time employment on an Illinois Fire Department or with an Illinois Fire Protection District; or applicants who have served the hiring department (as a volunteer, paid-on-call, or part-time) for the 5 years preceding the time the Department begins to use full-time firefighters.

EDUCATION: Minimum: Graduation from High School or GED equivalency accepted. Prefer candidates with Fire Science college courses or degree in Fire Science or related field, and emergency medical technician (EMT) certification.

OTHER: U.S. Citizenship; valid driver's license; physical condition to perform the essential functions of the position and pass physical agility exam; no felony conviction.

VISION-HEARING: Must meet minimum standards for vision and hearing.

RESIDENCY: Applicants need not be residents of the City to apply. If hired, shall establish and maintain in the City of Peoria by the end of your probationary period (one year). At the conclusion of five (5) full years of service and of Peoria city limits residence, may establish and maintain residency within the City of Peoria or outside the City within a 20 mile radius of the Peoria Fire Central headquarters, 505 NE Monroe St., Peoria, IL.
Immediate Openings: 3
Expected Openings : 8
Written: June 16 or 17, 2017
Physical: 03/17/2017
Interviews:
Dept. Type : Paid
Population: 115,000
Number of Personnel: 215
To Apply: Contact City of Peoria, 419 Fulton St., Rm 403, Peoria, IL 61602 (309)494-8575, Fax: 309-494-8587.
F.D. / City Web Site: agency.governmentjobs.com/peoria/default.cfm
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