Employment Opportunities


The Lake Zurich Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Applications are available at iosolutions.com until July 11, 2018.

You must meet the following minimum requirements: 

  • $40 non-refundable application processing fee;
  •  U.S. Citizen or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence who produces evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States;  
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED);  
  • Valid Driver’s License;  
  • 21 years of age and less than 35 years of age at time of application deadline (7/11/18), unless otherwise provided by State or Federal law, local ordinance or resolution;  
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certificate that includes Ladder Climb, current within the last calendar year: July 11, 2017 – July 11, 2018. (Applicants that obtain a ranking on the final eligibility list and are notified of a conditional offer of employment whose CPAT certification card has expired may be required to successfully pass the test again, prior to advancing in the hiring process. Applicants shall be responsible for all cost associated with the CPAT, and ladder climb testing.);
    • NIPSTA (Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy) – Glenview, IL – www.nipsta.org or 847-998-8090.  Glenview, IL – www.nipsta.org or 847-998-8090.  
    • SUFD (Southwest United Fire Districts) – Darien, IL – www.sufd.org or 708-579-2064.
    • Naperville CPAT Program – Naperville, IL – cpat@naperville.il.us or 630-420-6755
  • Illinois licensed EMT-P at time of hire (Applicants enrolled in a State of Illinois IDPH approved paramedic program shall be allowed to complete the testing process. Applicants must provide proof of enrollment in the program by submitting a letter from the organization sponsoring their enrollment or by the course administrator, on their letterhead);  
  • Illinois State Fire Marshal Certified Basic Firefighter or Firefighter II.

All portions of the testing process are mandatory.  Failure to attend and complete any portion of the process will result in elimination from employment consideration.  

Written Exam/Orientation Information:

Written Exam/Orientation Information: Saturday, August 11, 2018. You are required to arrive at the testing location no later than 8:30 a.m. with photo identification (valid driver’s license or State ID) to sign-in.  NO LATE ADMITTANCE. Testing will take place in Lake Zurich, IL. The exact location will be provided to eligible candidates prior to the exam date. 

A minimum score of 70% is required to successfully pass the written examination. The subjective component of the examination will be weighted at 40%. 

Preference Points will be awarded for Veteran Status, Education, Experience, Residency, and Additional Categories.

The Village of Lake Zurich is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time EMS Coordinator

The Village of Lake Zurich’s Fire Department has an immediate need for qualified candidates for the position of part-time EMS Coordinator.  The EMS Coordinator will report directly to the Fire Chief and will provide technical assistance and delivery of EMS care to businesses and citizens within the identified service area.

Approximately 20 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, based on the needs of the Department. 


  • Manages and ensures every aspect of the delivery of high quality EMS care to the businesses and citizens within our service area.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive budget to research, analyze, purchase and maintain all EMS equipment and vehicles used by the EMS division as well as service agreements for major pieces of equipment; seeks out any grant opportunities to help supplement the budget.
  • Applies for and maintains all State and local EMS licensing for the Fire department and personnel; coordinates all state and local vehicle inspections.
  • Attends all EMS system meetings; acts as the Department EMS liaison for all Federal, State, and Local agencies including system resource and associate hospitals.
  • Reviews, manages and analyzes risk associated with Federal and State regulation compliance, including HIPPA regulations and Department Infection Control Officer.
  • Ensures compliance with the Northwest Community EMS system policies, procedures; reviews call performance to evaluate and provide feedback and provider based education.
  • Provides EMS-based community education on illness and injury prevention including CPR, AED and First Aid; maintains a Village-wide AED program.
  • Checks, approves, and files all monthly controlled substance logs and reports with the state; reviews, and electronically files all EMS calls with the state reporting agency on a monthly basis.
  • Develops Department policy and procedures related to all aspects of Emergency Medical Services.



  • thorough knowledge of fire services and emergency medical service principles, practices and methods of equipment use;  
  • thorough knowledge of budgeting, record keeping, ordering, inventory and equipment maintenance;  
  • thorough knowledge of interpersonal communications and relationships and principles of adult education;  
  • thorough knowledge of emergency medical service programs and delivery and related laws, regulations, hazards, practices and Methodologies;  
  • thorough knowledge of the laws and ordinances which pertain to emergency medical service;  
  • ability to operate standard office equipment including related hardware and software;  •ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;  
  • ability to oversee and guide the work of staff; ability to exercise sound judgment and react effectively in emergency situations;  ability to speak effectively before a group, to deal tactfully and firmly with the public, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships. 


  • Associates/Technical degree with coursework in fire service management, or related field and considerable experience in EMS practices and operations, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Bachelor's degree preferred. 
  • State of Illinois Paramedic license - approved to function in the Northwest Community Hospital EMSS. 
  • First Aid and/or CPR instructor qualifications. 
  • Completion of required components of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). 
  • Valid driver's license in the State of Illinois.

Miscellaneous Information

The Village of Lake Zurich complies with all federal and state laws regarding discrimination and equal employment opportunity.