Full-Time Firefighter Positions


The City of Fairfield Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is seeking applicants to establish an eligibility list from which full-time Firefighter vacancies in the City of Fairfield Fire Department will be filled.


Qualifications: To qualify to participate in the selection process, Firefighter applicants must:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States.
  2. Must have reached his/her 21st Birthday.
  3. Have a high school or GED Diploma.
  4. Must not be older than 35 years; maximum age requirement is waived if applicant is exempt under 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6(d).
  5. Must not have been convicted of any felony or certain misdemeanors.
  6. Must successfully complete application package.
  7. Be of good moral character, of temperate habits, of sound health, and be physically able to perform the duties of a Firefighter.


Salary and Benefits: Estimated starting wage of $45,900.00 per year plus overtime and excellent benefits package of medical, dental, and life insurance; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; fire pension; and more.

How to Apply

Applications may be picked up between 8:oo AM. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, beginning September 18, 2020 at the City Hall, 109 N.E. 2nd Street, Fairfield, II 62837.

Applications will not be mailed. Fully completed applications must be returned with all required documents by 4:00 P.M. October 9, 2020 at the City Hall at the address above stated.

Examinations: Applicants who meet the basic qualifications outlined above must attend a MANDATORY Orientation meeting at 5:00 P.M., Friday, October 23, 2020 at City Hall, City of Fairfield, at the address above stated.

Qualified applicants, having passed the Firefighter Physical Agility Test, will then be required to pass a written exam to be held at the.City Hall of the City of Fairfield, at the address above stated on October 24, 2020 at approximately 10:30 AM. Physical agility testing will begin promptly at 8:oo AM. on October 24, 2020 at the high school.

Qualified applicants must further pass an oral interview, background investigation, polygraph, psychological and medical exam as required by the Board.

Applications and examinations will be governed by the Rules & Regulations of the City of Fairfield Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.

Equal Opportunity Employer