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FIREFIGHTER
The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Forest Park, Illinois is accepting appointment(s) to the position of firefighter/paramedic with the Forest Park Fire Department. Will be hiring 4 immediately and 3 additionally in the next 2-3 years to staff ambulance. Staffing rotation – only 4 shifts a month on the ambulance.

Salary range: $60,761.43 – $93,548.88 (does not include holiday pay, stipends, or education pay) currently in negotiations
13-14 Kelly Days
 
All Applicants Must Meet the Following Minimum Requirements established by the Village of Forest Park:
• At least 21 years of age and under 34 years of age at time of written examination (January 19, 2023), except per Illinois Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6. Proof of date of birth is required;
• U.S. Citizenship;
• No felony convictions;
• High school graduate or GED equivalent;
• Possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record;
• Possess a valid Paramedic License from the Illinois Department of Public Health – (IDPH) (at time of offer of conditional employment);
• Present a valid CPAT card with Ladder Climb with your application with an issue date within 12 months of the date of the application deadline (January 6, 2023) -AND- CPAT card must also be valid at time of hire;
• Must successfully pass a written examination with a score of 70% or better;
• Must successfully complete an oral interview, background investigation, medical examination, drug testing, polygraph, and psychological examination;
• Pay a $25.00 non-refundable application processing fee.
Preference Points will be awarded by the Village of Forest Park for the following:
• Military Experience: Applicants with a minimum of 1 year of active duty U.S. military service with an Honorable Discharge. Military Form DD-214 (indicating status of discharge) must be submitted with application to qualify.
• Education: Possess an Associate’s Degree in the field of Fire Service or Emergency Medical Services from an accredited community or junior college –OR- a Bachelor’s Degree in any field from an accredited college or university. A copy of the diploma and/or official transcripts must be submitted when requested to qualify.
 
To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website: http://www.applytoserve.com
 
The Village of Forest Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of the Forest Park Fire Department to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. Equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of employment practices to include, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, and discipline.
 
POLICE DESK CLERK

The Forest Park Police Department, seeks a Full-Time Police Desk Clerk.  Eligible candidates will be required to pass an aptitude test and an extensive background check.  Qualifications include computer skills, the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, good knowledge of English language, general office skills, including handling non-emergency calls and walk-up customer service, and good verbal and written skills.

HOLIDAY, EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS ARE MANDATORY. Open until filled.  Applications are available at Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Ave. or at www.forestpark.net and should be returned Attn: Vanessa Moritz, Village Clerk, Village of Forest Park, 517 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL  60130. Email: vmoritz@forestpark.net.    

 PART-TIME PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

The Forest Park Police Department is seeking Part-Time Parking Enforcement Officer(s); Shifts to be filled are 8:00pm – Midnight or Midnight – 6:00am. The position is a rotating schedule assigned by the Supervisor – 4 days on and 4 days off which includes weekends and some holidays. Eligible candidates will be required to pass an aptitude test and an extensive background check. Qualifications include high school diploma (or equivalent), a valid driver’s license, knowledge of basic parking regulations, and good verbal and written skills.

Open until filled. Applications should be returned Attn: Vanessa Moritz, Village Clerk, Village of Forest Park, 517 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL 60130. Email: vmoritz@forestpark.net

Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

Part time PEO – Hourly Rate of Pay $17.89

BUS DRIVER

The Village of Forest Park has an immediate opening for a responsible full-time PACE Bus Driver to transport senior citizens, disabled residents and school children.

Must have a valid Illinois “C” Class CDL License and attend PACE training.  In addition, candidate must be physically fit and submit to a criminal background check, annual physical exam and drug and alcohol testing.  Work days are Monday thru Friday.  Full Benefits.  Apply in person at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Boulevard, Forest Park, Illinois 60130.  For more information, please call 708-771-7737.  Employment applications are available at the Village Hall, 517 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL 60130 or on-line at by clicking HERE.

 Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

CHILDCARE WORKER

The Village of Forest Park has immediate openings for its before and after school programs.  Part-time hours are M-F 2-6 p.m.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a driver’s license and also must pass drug screening and background checks.  $12.00 per hour.  Applicants may apply in-person at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Boulevard, Forest Park, IL 60130.  For more information, please contact 708-771-7737.  Employment applications are available to download by clicking HERE.

CROSSING GUARD

The Forest Park Police Department is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Crossing Guard. This position requires flexible hours during days when schools are in session. A background investigation and drug screening will be conducted prior to consideration for the position. Applications available at Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Avenue or on-line at www.forestpark.net and should be returned to Vanessa Moritz, HR Director, at Village Hall.  For additional information, contact Dora Murphy at 708-615-6223 or write dmurphy@forestpark.net.

Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

Crossing Guard – Hourly Rate of Pay $16.73  (Hours 7:30am – 8:30am  / 2:30pm – 3:30pm; occasional ½ days 7:30am – 8:30am – 11:00am – 12:30pm)

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Other helpful links/information:

WESCOM:  Click here for information on information on positions open with the West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center, the 911 center that services Forest Park.

Triton College Career Services – can also help you find a job. A weekly Job Bulletin is available through Triton and you must register online. Upon registration, not only will you have access to employment listing posted by the Career Center, but also job listing submitted by eleven other community college career centers in Illinois. You can also post your resume in CCJobNet for employers to review and consider. Questions about this service? Please call 708-456-0300 x 3805 or email. 

Employment & Employer Service – E & ES is a job placement service that cultivate relationships with local businesses representing a wide range of occupations to match customers with opportunities that suite their skills and needs.  Visit http://www.eesforjobs.com/ or call (312-629-5627).  Please tell them that the Village of Forest Park referred you.  6