Employment Opportunities


The Village of Wheeling is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free work environment.


Firefighter/Paramedic Entry Level Testing Process - June 22, 2019 @ 09:00 AM
(MABAS Readiness Center, 233 W. Hintz Road, Wheeling, IL)


  • Application Deadline: May 23, 2019 @ 04:00 pm.
  • Process is being handled completely by IOS Recruitment. Applications are not available at the Village Hall, the Fire Department, or MABAS Readiness Center.  Registration is completely handled on-line.  
  • No walk-ins (i.e. not pre-registered) or registrants arriving late will be admitted to the examination.

General Requirements:

  • High school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Maximum age: 34 (as of the date of written examination per State Statute).
  • Minimum age: 21 (as of the date of written examination).
  • Physically capable of performing the duties of a Firefighter/Paramedic.
  • Proof of successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).
  • United States Citizen (native-born or naturalized at time of appointment).

Eligibility Lists:


As vacancies occur, candidates are drawn from the eligibility list for:

  • Medical Examination (Includes Drug Abuse Testing).
  • Oral Examination (Formal Interview with the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners).
  • Polygraph Examination;
  • Psychological Examination.
  • Criminal Background Check.
  • Driving Record Check.

More Information:


All questions should be referred to the Wheeling Fire Department at 847-459-2662 during regular business hours.