Employment Opportunities

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

NOTE: Next Firefighter/Paramedic Examination - Summer 2021

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 24, 2021 at


2021 Wheeling Firefighter Entry Level Job Announcement

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 (Monday - Friday, 08:00 am to 04:30 pm).