Website Village of Arlington Heights

Job Description

Arlington Heights Fire Department

Accepting Applications!

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Firefighter Minimum Requirements:

  • Pay a $25 non-refundable application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • No felony conviction
  • S. citizenship
  • Must be 21 years old by the date of the written exam; maximum age of under 35 years unless the age limit is reached after being placed on Eligibility List (unless otherwise exempt)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Applicants must submit proof of a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Approved Ladder Climb card from a licensed agency by the time of written examination. Cards must be dated 11/4/2021- 11/4/2022
  • Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes and free from color blindness
  • Pass a comprehensive pre-employment screening process to include: background investigation, polygraph, psychological and medical examination with drug testing

Optional Orientation:

An optional orientation will be held the week of September 12, 2022. The orientation will be presented through a Zoom Meeting. Meeting details will be provided to those who have purchased an application a week prior to the orientation date. The orientation will be recorded and made available to anyone interested in learning more about the department and the position of firefighter.

In-Home Testing Information:

Your exam will be offered electronically, and you will take the exam in your own home. There will be multiple sessions offered and each will be proctored virtually. Testing will be offered during business hours within the week of November 7, 2022 – it is your responsibility to ensure you have the flexibility to test during these times. At the end of October/early November, you will receive an email with instructions on how to schedule and prepare for the exam. Please read through the instructions carefully before your exam date. Failure to follow the steps outlined may cause the electronic exam to not work properly, potentially resulting in your removal from the testing session.

Salary Information:

The starting pay for a Firefighter effective January 1, 2022, is $71,778

Any questions about location or application process should be directed to IO Solutions directly at (800)-343-HIRE or

How to Apply

How to Apply: Purchase and complete your application at by the application deadline Submit all supporting documentation by the application deadline