Public Notice – Firefighter Applications


The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Benton Illinois is now accepting applications for the position of probationary firefighter. 

The testing process will consist of an orientation, written exam, physical ability test, and oral interview.  The testing will create an eligibility list from which future openings to the fire department will be filled.  The eligibility list will be effective for 2 years from the date of final posting.  If called from the eligibility list, the applicant must successfully pass a complete background investigation, in-depth psychological examination, polygraph test, and thorough medical examination with drug screening prior to employment.

Applications may be obtained at the office of the City Clerk, City of Benton, 1403 South Main Street, PO Box 640, Benton Illinois 62812.  Telephone number is 618-439-6131.  Applications may be picked up between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.  Deadline for submission of a completed application packet is 4:00 PM,  Wednesday, June 12, 2019.  The testing date for the written exam and physical ability exam will be Saturday, June 15, 2019.

                                                            John D Aiken, Chairman

                                                            Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

                                                            City of Benton, Illinois