at City of Peoria in Peoria, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Applications are required for each vacancy. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of applications. The application must be signed, dated, completely filled in and returned to the Human Resources Department by the filing date indicated on the Vacancy Announcement. All information submitted is subject to verification.
The City only accepts applications for posted positions.
If selected, City residency must be established within one year of hire (or within the timeframe outlined in bargaining unit contract, if applicable). Residency must be maintained for the duration of employment. Applicants need not be current residents of the City of Peoria to be considered.
After an offer of employment but prior to hire, all applicants must complete a medical examination including a drug screen.
All new hires will be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
A summary of employment benefits may be obtained by contacting the City's Human Resources Department.
The City's Administrative Action Plan for Fair Practices is available for inspection by contacting the City's Equal Opportunity Office, City Hall, Room 303 or by calling (309) 494-8594.
Applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the selection process may notify the Human Resources Department of such request.
The City of Peoria is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The Fire Department is currently taking applications for an upcoming Firefighter Testing Process. At this time, we do not have a date for the test, but you can apply online and you will be automatically be notified when the testing process begins.

TESTING GUIDELINES: When the testing process begins, you will need to submit the required documents of photocopies of your driver's license, certified birth certificate and high school diploma or high school transcript or GED certification to participate in the testing process. At that time, you can email the documents to Debra Bush, Affirmative Employment Specialist, at You can also contact her at 309-494-8578 with any questions or additional information.

The Peoria Fire Department is committed to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Peoria. The Department strives to meet this commitment by providing comprehensive fire protection services, prevention services, fire suppression, and basic emergency medical/rescue services.

Examples of Duties

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. As a standardized test, it has become a method of assisting fire departments in recruiting those who are physically capable of performing the tasks associated with firefighting. It is a reliable measure of the candidate's ability to carry out fire scene activities.

The CPAT is designed to assess a candidate's capacity to perform the tasks ordinarily performed by a Firefighter while on the job. This is accomplished by requiring the candidate to perform a series of events that both simulate firefighting activities and depend on the physical abilities to perform the Firefighter's job. These abilities include cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance and flexibility.

The tasks include: Stair Climb, Hose Drag, Equipment Carry, Ladder Raise & Extension, Forcible Entry, Search, Rescue Drag, Ceiling Breach and Pull.

Illinois Public Act 007-0251 mandates that all new Firefighter candidates must also participate in a ladder climb exercise and demonstrate an ability to operate from heights. This exercise is not related to the CPAT test results in any way. A certificate of completion will be issued to those who successfully complete the exercise. Candidate success is measured on a pass/fail basis.

It is advised that you attend the CPAT Orientation Session and CPAT Practice Test Session. Attend the CPAT Final Test Session only if you didn't pass the CPAT in the Practice Test Session.

The CPAT card must be valid within one year of the Written Examination.

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.
Candidates must complete all events in the... For full info follow application link.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Job Posting: 11960704

Posted On: Jun 07, 2024

Updated On: Jul 07, 2024

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