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The Human Resources Department administers the Village human resources program. This includes recruitment, testing, selection, staff development and training, maintenance of the classification and pay plans, management of employee benefit programs and workers' compensation program. Employee benefit programs include health insurance, life insurance, wellness programs, pension programs, unemployment compensation, deferred income programs, vacation, sick leave, longevity and holiday pay programs. The Department is responsible for all collective bargaining activities with employee unions and associations, and administration of Village personnel policy and procedures.

This department also serves as the liaison to the Village Fire and Police Commission. Duties entail assisting the Commission in the recruitment, testing, interviewing and establishment of eligibility lists for all non-exempt sworn fire and police classifications of work.

Additional responsibilities include administrative and management studies assigned to the Department by the Village Manager.

The Village of Arlington Heights firefighter application is available for purchase (non-refundable application fee) at In addition to the information found at, please note the following: 

Suggestions for a licensed CPAT/Approved Ladder Climb testing agencies*:
  • NIPSTA – Glenview, IL –; 847.998.8090
  • SUFD – Darien, IL –; 630.910.2216
*Alternative testing agencies will also be accepted 

To Apply: 
IOS Recruitment is managing the application process on behalf of the Arlington Heights Fire Department. Applicants will be required to purchase the application for a non-refundable fee of $25. Please review this document carefully prior to purchasing the application. Should you have any questions contact IOS Recruitment at or (800) 343.HIRE. 

Applications will be available until September 2, 2016. All applications and required documents must be submitted to IOS Recruitment prior to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016 or you will be considered ineligible to participate in the testing process. You are wholly responsible for ensuring the completeness and accuracy of your application. 

Visit to purchase and complete the online application for the position of Firefighter. When you have finished the application, you will receive a CONFIRMATION NUMBER. Save this number for your records. 

Written Examination: 
Doors will open for sign-in at 8:30 a.m. Testing will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will consist of a timed written examination. There is a Preparation Guide available to assist you in preparing for the Firefighter Selection Tool™. The preparation guide can be purchased from this website –


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