The current application period has closed. The next scheduled application period will be held in the Spring of 2020.   Notice: The City of Marion, Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer governed by all applicable city ordinances and Illinois Compiled Statute (ILCS) requirements.

  • The City of Marion Fire and Police Merit Board performs testing for the position of Probationary Firefighter every two years.
  • From the passing candidates, a registry list is maintained for a period of two years.
  • Passing candidates will only be eligible to test again after the two year period or when the current list has been exhausted.
  • Should an applicant unsuccessfully complete any portion of the testing, they will be eligible to take the next test.
  • Hiring will be executed from the list should an opening or need arise.


  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Age requirement
  • Must be of good health and eye sight
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • No previous conviction of any felony, disqualifying misdemeanors, or Court-Martial (if prior military)
  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Fitness Assessment:

(Note: More detailed procedures provided in application packet.)

  • Timed Distance Run
  • Hose Drag
  • Equipment Carry
  • Forcible Entry
  • Confidence Course
  • Ladder Climb
  • Manikin Drag
  • Push-Ups
  • Sit-Ups
  • Agility Run
  • Chin-Ups