The current application period is now open.
The next scheduled application period will be held in the Summer of 2024.

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 when offered.
Hiring will be executed from the list should an opening or need arise.

Qualifications and Physical Fitness Assessment are as follows: (subject to change with notification)

  • 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
  • Ladder Climb
  • Manikin Drag
  • Push-Ups
  • Sit-Ups
  • Agility Run
  • Flexed Arm Hang
  • Confidence Course

Firefighters Wanted

Phone: 618-997-5730
Fax: 618-997-5762
Marion, IL 62959, USA
204 N Court