Manteno Community Fire Protection District

Firefighter/Paramedic Application
Deadline 12/31/9999 11:59 PM

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the Manteno Community Fire Protection District Board of Fire Commissioners, and the Manteno Community Fire Protection District Board of Fire Commissioners retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the Manteno Community Fire Protection District Board of Fire Commissioners. Stanard & Associates, Inc. does not establish the qualification or eligibility requirements, required application procedures, or related employment standards and procedures and is limited in addressing questions or requests for information in these areas.

Manteno Community Fire Protection District

Manteno, Illinois

The Board of Fire Commissioners is accepting applications to the positions of Firefighter/Paramedic with the Manteno Community Fire Protection District.

Salary:  Firefighter/Paramedic - $65,657.00 +
Population: 12,500
Sworn Fire Service Personnel: 25 full-time firefighters

All Applicants Must Meet the Following Minimum Requirements established by the Manteno Community Fire Protection District:

  • At least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age, unless previously a Firefighter in Illinois as noted under state statute (65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.3) by the time of the written examination;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.;
  • Possess a valid driver's license;
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Certification by the State Fire Marshall's office as a Firefighter II (Basic) (at time of application);
  • Possess a valid Paramedic License (EMT-P) issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health - (IDPH) (at time of application);
  • Provide a valid CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test Card) with Ladder Climb (recommended but not required);
  • Be able to speak, read, and write the English language fluently;
  • Have correctable vision and have ability to distinguish colors; 
  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee.  


Preference Points will be awarded by the Manteno Community Fire Protection District for any one of the following:

  • Veteran Status: (3 points) Must have actively served at least 1 year in the United States military and must have been honorably discharged.  Copy of Military Form DD-214 will be required;  
  • Experience:  (5 points) Paid on-call employees of our District with the necessary qualifications (FF II and Paramedic license), serving in this District for a minimum of 2 years consecutively;
  • Residency:  (5 points) Minimum current residency of 3 years within the Fire District.  Proof of residency will be required.  



Submission of Application: Applications MUST be submitted online. Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications are being accepted on an on-going, rolling basis and will be reviewed monthly. Applicants will be contacted within approximately 30 days of submitting their application via the email address provided in their application.  Please check your email for further information about next steps in the hiring process.


On-line Written Examination Testing:  Following completion of all application materials and a review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to participate in remote on-line written exam testing.  Testing will occur as needed and you will be able to take the exam at your convenience during a 3-4 day window.  You must take the exam within the time frame you are given.  Candidates will need to have access to a laptop or desktop computer. All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process, along with further instructions for taking the on-line written exam. NOTE: Please be sure to check your email spam folder. Many email account providers automatically send our emails there in error (i.e. Google, Yahoo, etc.).   

Important Disclaimer for Potential Applicants:  As part of this application form, you will be required to submit copies of the following documents as part of your application. Applicants failing to provide the following documentation with their application will be ineligible to continue in the hiring process. 
  • Birth Certificate;
  • Social Security Card;
  • Valid Driver's License;
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent Certificate;
  • Current EMT-P license issued by the IDPH;
  • OSFM Firefighter II (Basic) Certificate.
The Manteno Community Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.