Employment

The Village's Human Resources Department issues all notices and publications for employment opportunities for the Village of Arlington Heights. These opportunities include internships, seasonal/temporary work, as well as full and part-time employment.  Our current openings are listed below.

Please note that there are three distinct employment applications; one for permanent full and part-time positions; one for seasonal, temporary and internship positions; and one for certified Police Officers. These applications cannot be accepted for Entry Level Firefighter or Entry Level Police positions. To apply in person, please visit Human Resources, located on the 3rd floor of Village Hall at 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 or contact Human Resources at 847.368.5161. The Village of Arlington Heights is an equal opportunity employer. Any offer of employment will be conditional upon completion of a pre-employment drug screen.








Firefighter Recruitment | Entry Level Firefighter

For questions regarding Entry Level Firefighter Recruitment, please contact Kelly Livingston, Village of Arlington Heights' Human Resources Coordinator, at 847.368.5152.

Forestry Intern | Temporary Position

The Village of Arlington Heights, a northwest suburb of Chicago, population 75,100 is seeking a temporary Forestry Intern in the Public Works Department. Applicants should be in the process of obtaining a degree in the field of Forestry, Forestry Management, Botany, Ecology or a related field. This position will require knowledge of tree identification and tree physiology.

Applicant must be able to work independently and outdoors for an extended period of time. Computer skills in Microsoft Office and ArcMap are a plus, but not required. Must be a minimum of 18 years old, ability to lift 50 pounds, ability to climb ladders, and operate power tools & equipment.

Hours for this position will be scheduled between 6:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, $13.50 per hour. A valid Driver’s License is required. This position is temporary and will last until 12/31/2017 and will conclude on that date. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online seasonal application for employment. Applications will also be accepted via mail: Human Resources, Village of Arlington Heights, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005; or e-mail to: jobs@vah.com. The fax number is 847-368-5990. This position is open until filled. Internet access is available at all local libraries. Equal Opportunity Employer. Any offer of employment is conditional upon passing a pre-employment drug screen.

Intern | Human Resources Department

The Village of Arlington Heights is seeking candidates for the temporary position of Intern in the Human Resources Department.

The Intern will be exposed to all of the functions of the Human Resources Department including benefits, recruitment, pre-employment testing, survey and questionnaire creation, and Human Resources Information Systems.

Applicants should be in the process of obtaining a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or equivalent.

Qualifications include one year of office experience, proficiency with Microsoft Office, and planning and organizational skills.

Hours for this position will be approximately 15 hours a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) $11.00 hourly rate.

Applications and resumes will be accepted at Village Hall in the Human Resources Department, 33 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005 or to jobs@vah.com. For additional info visit www.vah.com

This position is open until filled. Internet access is available at all local libraries.

Police Officer Recruitment | Certified Police Officer

The Village of Arlington Heights population 75,101 is looking for certified applicants to complement our Police Department. The Police Department has 109 Sworn Personnel. Officers work a 6 day on and 3 day off schedule.

Arlington Heights Offers

  • Starting salary range, based upon experience,  $62,889 - $69,298.  Top pay of $84,158 reached in three to four years; $54375 starting for non-certified.
  • Longevity pay reached after five years of service
  • Superior fringe benefits and pension plan
  • Health, Dental and Life insurance plans
  • Permanent shifts on a 6 days on/3 days off schedule
  • No residency requirement
  • Specialty positions include Criminal/Juvenile Investigations; Crime Prevention Officer; School Resources Officers; Canine Handlers (3); Problem Oriented Policing Unit; Traffic Unit; Forensic/Arson Investigators; Honor Guard; Bicycle Officers; Field Training Officers; Less Lethal Officers; Patrol Rifle Officers; Motorcycle Officers; Traffic Crash Investigators; Gang/Tactical Unit; Task Force Assignments to DEA and FBI; MCAT Investigators and NIPAS/Mobile Field Force.


Qualifications

  • Associate Degree or 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited institution
  • U.S. Citizenship  
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes
  • Pass oral interview, background investigation, polygraph, and psychological exam
  • Pass medical exam including drug screening
  • Previous status as a certified Police Officer in the State of Illinois for one year after completion of a probationary period
  • Currently in good standing in the police department in which the person serves
  • Possess substantially equivalent skills and abilities as a Village of Arlington Heights Police Officer who has completed the probationary period, as determined by the Village, and taken and passed such examinations as the Commission deems necessary to determine fitness for duty as a police officer. 


How To Apply

Certified Police Officer applications are available online; refer to the Certified Police Officer Application shown above.  You can also apply at in the Human Resources Department at the Village of Arlington Heights, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.

Candidates will not be required to attend an orientation, physical agility or take a written examination.

For further questions regarding Certified Police Officer Recruitment, please contact Kelly Livingston, Village of Arlington Heights' Human Resources Coordinator, at 847.368.5152.

Police Officer Recruitment | Entry Level Police Officer

The Arlington Heights Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer until December 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.  You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • $25 non-refundable application fee
  • High school diploma
  • 21 years old by date of written exam, January 20, 2018; maximum age of under 35 years unless the age limit is reached after being placed on Eligibility list, unless otherwise exempt by Statute.
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Associate’s degree OR 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited institution.  Original, official transcripts in sealed envelope required; photocopies/scans/unofficial transcripts not accepted.
  • Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes
  • Pass a comprehensive pre-employment screening process to include: background investigation, polygraph, psychological and medical examination with drug testing. 
  • Applicants must submit proof of passing the POWER Test within ONE YEAR PRIOR to the written exam date, January 20, 2018.  Licensed POWER testing agencies:
    NIPSTA, 847.998.8090
    Joliet Junior College, 815.280.2674
    Triton College, 708.456.0300


Orientation Information | Optional

Thursday, November 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Arlington Heights Village Hall Board Room, 3rd Floor
33 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Written Examination Information
Saturday, January 20, 2018
John Hersey High School
1900 E. Thomas Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

How To Apply

IOS Recruitment is managing the application process on behalf of the Arlington Heights Police 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 recruitment@iosolutions.com or (800) 343.HIRE.

Applications will be available until December 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. All applications and required documents must be submitted to IOS Recruitment prior to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017 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 recruitment.iosolutions.com to purchase and complete the online application for the position of Police Officer. When you have finished the application, you will receive a CONFIRMATION NUMBER. Save this number for your records.

For further questions regarding Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment, please contact Kelly Livingston, Village of Arlington Heights' Human Resources Coordinator, at 847.368.5152.

Registered Nurse | On Call Temporary Position

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of on-call temporary Registered Nurse to work on an on-call basis. Work hours may include weekends and Fourth of July.

Strong immunization screening and vaccine administration skills required. First aid skills also necessary. Must be CPR certified. Candidate should possess strong communication skills. A valid State of Illinois license as a Registered Nurse as well as a valid Illinois driver’s license is required.

Hourly rate for this temporary position is $23.00. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application. Applications will also be accepted via mail: Human Resources, Village of Arlington Heights, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005; or e-mail to: jobs@vah.com. The fax number is 847-368-5990. This position is open until filled. Internet access is available at all local libraries. Any offer of employment is conditional upon passing a pre-employment drug screen.