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.








Full-Time Positions

Public Works Department

UTILITY TECHNICIAN 
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Utility Technician in the Public Works Department. Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining and updating reference maps and systems regarding utility specifications, field documents, GIS System, drawings and maps pertaining to sewer, water, street lighting systems and other infrastructure assets throughout the Village. Disseminates information when required for utility repairs, utility right of way permits or building projects. Would serve as the liaison between Public Works, and the internal GIS consortium. Requirements include Associates of Science Degree with coursework in Civil Engineering Technology, CADD Design, GIS or related field and with two or more years of experience on engineering work with application of GIS or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job; Bachelor’s Degree preferred. The work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Performs snow and ice removal as needed.

Minimum starting salary for this position is $65,999. Includes excellent benefits package. 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. Applications will be accepted in the Human Resources Department. This position is open until filled. Internet access is available at all local libraries. 

STORE KEEPER

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Storekeeper in the Public Works Department. 

Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent (GED), with three years of experience in storekeeping, inventory control, or recordkeeping, working in an automotive parts or general storeroom or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.  Additional Requirements: Valid Illinois Commercial Driver’s License Class A with airbrake and tanker endorsements or ability to obtain within three months of date of hire, and possess ability to safely operate a forklift.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, maintenance of the Public Works storeroom which includes collection and stocking of materials and supplies, inventory control, record and reporting and distribution as required. Receives, stores, and issues various parts, equipment, material and supplies including automotive, janitorial, water meters, clothing and small tools. Processes invoices and prepares reports of materials and supplies consumed. Performs snow and ice removal and salting as needed. Completes other duties as assigned.  

Minimum starting salary for this position is $49,905. Includes excellent benefits package. 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application available on the Village’s website at www.vah.com. 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. Applications will be accepted in the Human Resources Department. This position is open until filled. Internet access is available at all local libraries. For more information concerning the Village of Arlington Heights please visit our website at www.vah.com.  

Part-Time and Temporary & Seasonal Positions

Building & Life Safety Department 

PART-TIME PERMIT TECHNICIAN
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Permit Technician in the Building & Life Safety Department. This position will work up to 19 hours per week, within the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Under general supervision, this position would perform tasks to support the coordination of the permit application process and inspection and licensing verification. This position would also provide service to the front counter by providing guidance to the walk-in general public.

Responsibilities include processing construction permit applications, applications for businesses, solicitations and other licenses and assisting with FOIA requests. Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and three years of related experience that includes a high volume of public contact or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.  Additional requirements include typing, data entry and general computer operations. Knowledge of municipal ordinances relating to building regulations and some knowledge of the construction related industry preferred. Minimum hourly rate is $29.43.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application for this position. Applications will also be accepted via mail: Human Resources, Village of Arlington Heights, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005; or email 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. 


Health & Human Services Department 

ON-CALL REGISTERED NURSE
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.

PART-TIME COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of part-time Community Health Nurse. Work hours are 22.5 per week from 8:30am-5:00pm and may include Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and the ability to be flexible which will be discussed during the interview process. This position will also be required to work temporary events that include evenings, weekends or holidays.

Responsibilities include assessing and providing nursing care to patients in their homes, at clinic sites, in school settings, etc., as part of a comprehensive community health care program. The preferred candidate will possess strong community health skills including geriatric assessments, wellness clinics, TB (Mantoux) administration and interpretation. This position would work independently and draw upon their education, training and experience in making determinations as to the most appropriate manner in which to carry out their nursing duties. Requirements include a Bachelor degree in Nursing and three or more years of previous nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. A valid State of Illinois license as a registered nurse and state issued driver’s license are also required. Possession of a valid CPR Certification or ability to attain within 1 month of hire including first aide certification and vision and hearing screening certification when classes are available. Computer knowledge in Microsoft Office products, planning, confidentially, and organizational skills, strong work ethic, outstanding customer service and the ability to work as a member of a team. Minimum starting hourly rate for this position is $40.47 per hour, effective January 15, 2018.

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. 

Public Works Department

TEMPORARY FORESTRY INTERN
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.


Senior Center

TEMPORARY ON-CALL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of temporary On-Call Administrative Assistant to fill-in at the Senior Center. This position would work on an as needed basis and the hours would vary depending on the hours of operation; Monday and Wednesday would work hours as needed between 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m; Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. This position provides support by performing a variety of activities, such as word processing, data entry and miscellaneous other office duties and must demonstrate exceptional people skills. Responsibilities include coverage of the Senior Center switchboard, program registration and assistance to the Senior Center patrons. The candidate will need to effectively communicate with the Senior Center Manager, Senior Center Main Office Staff and other Agencies. Requirements include one or more years of secretarial experience, computer knowledge in Microsoft Office products, planning and organizational skills, strong work ethic and the ability to work as a member of a team.

Minimum starting hourly rate for this position is $15.00 per hour. 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.

Recruitment for Fire Department & Police Department

Fire Department

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.


Police Department

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.