Cornbelt Fire Protection District

Firefighter Application
Deadline 7/22/2024 4:00 PM
Warning: the deadline for this application expired

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the Cornbelt Fire Protection District , and the Cornbelt Fire Protection District retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the Cornbelt Fire Protection District . 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.

Cornbelt Fire Protection District

Mahomet, Illinois

The Cornbelt Fire Protection District, located in Mahomet Illinois, is seeking applicants to establish an eligibility list for full-time firefighter. Six (6) firefighters will be hired from the established eligibility list as we transition to a fully staffed engine company consisting of three (3) full-time sworn personnel per shift.

The Cornbelt Fire Protection District is a full service, customer service-focused fire department that provides, fire suppression, vehicle rescue, water rescue, hazardous materials response and advanced life support pre-hospital services and transport to a population of 18,000 residents within the Village of Mahomet and surrounding unincorporated area. Cornbelt is a combination department consisting of seven (7) full-time sworn personnel and thirty (30) paid on call personnel. 

Starting Salary: $63,500

All Applicants Must Meet the Following Minimum Requirements Established by the Cornbelt Fire Protection District:

  • Minimum of 20 years of age -and- under 35 years of age, unless exempted per state statute (65 IL5/10-2.1-7.1) by the application deadline date (July 22, 2024);
    • Exemptions to exceed the maximum age limit are allowed for military service and volunteer, paid-on-call, part-time and full-time firefighters meeting certain conditions. No candidate will be hired unless they have reached the age of 21 at the time of offer.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • No felony convictions;
  • Possess a valid driver's license;
  • Have a High school Diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card and approved Ladder Climb Card due at time of interview (issued within one year of interview date) and at time of conditional offer of employment;
  • Ability to pass background check;
  • Residency within twenty-five (25) miles of the Cornbelt Main Station, 506 E. Main Street, within one year of hire date.

Submission of Application:  Applications MUST be submitted online by Monday, July 22, 2024 at 4:00 PM (CST).  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted.  

Mandatory Written Examination Testing Date:  

Clear your calendar and make sure you are available on the following date.  All candidates will receive an email approximately one week after the application deadline regarding their status in the process. 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.).

Saturday, August 10, 2024 -  Check-in between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM*
Cornbelt Fire Department Headquarters
506 E. Main St.
Mahomet Illinois, 61853
*Doors will be locked at 8:30 AM. No exceptions will be made for late arrivals.  
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;
  • High School Diploma or transcripts -OR- GED Equivalent Certificate;
  • Valid Driver's License;
  • Valid CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) Card and Ladder Climb Certification will be required at the time of interview (Week of September 23, 2024)
The Cornbelt Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.