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

Fire Safety Inspector in the Building & Life Safety Department

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Fire Safety Inspector in the Building & Life Safety Department. 

Responsibilities include on-site inspections of Village buildings, structures, and systems for compliance with fire and life safety codes as part of Village programs and construction permits. Tracks and follows up with non-compliant issues to obtain compliance.

This position is responsible for witnessing tests of fire safety systems including fire sprinkler, fire suppression, fire alarm and smoke control. Responds to incidents of hazard that require investigative inspections for building, fire, and life safety. Would be responsible to issue citations for adjudication or court. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, occupants, and the public to achieve fire prevention goals.

Minimum qualifications include extensive technical or specialized training such as an Associates Degree or two years of technical or business school and four to six years of experience in fire protection design, inspections, and project management or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Certified by ICC as a Fire Inspector I or NFPA as as Certified Fire Inspector I or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire. Certified as a school inspector by the Office of the State Fire Marshall is preferred. Ability to perform inspections and/or related duties after regular work hours as required. Must have a valid Illinois Driver License.

Minimum starting salary is $75,247. 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 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. 

Part-Time Positions

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 AM to 5 PM 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 required. First Aid, vision and hearing screening certification a plus, will need to obtain 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 $41.48 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. 

Internships & Seasonal Job Openings

Public Works  Department|Summer Help

The Village of Arlington Heights is seeking temporary help in the Public Works Department for the summer of 2019. This position is full-time (40 hours a week). This position performs general outdoor maintenance tasks. Requirements include a valid driver’s license, the ability to lift 50 lbs, must be able to climb ladders, and operate power tools and equipment. Must be a minimum of eighteen years old and be enrolled in a full-time college degree program.

Minimum hourly rate is $12.30.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application.  Please complete the application for seasonal work & internships. 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. 

Civil Engineer Interns
The Village of Arlington Heights , a northwest suburb of Chicago with a population 75,101, is seeking Civil Engineering Interns in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department for the summer of 2019. These positions assist project engineers in design, field layout, and construction inspection of roadway, sidewalk, and utility improvements. Duties also involve assisting the traffic engineer with various traffic studies. Candidates must have completed at least one year in accredited engineering program.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application for seasonal 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. Internet access is available at all local libraries. 

Arlington Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Any offer of employment is conditional upon passing a pre-employment drug screen.


Planning & Community Development Intern
The Village of Arlington Heights, a northwest suburb of Chicago with a population 75,100, is seeking an Intern in the Planning & Community Development Department for the summer of 2019. Applicants should possess or be in the process of obtaining a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, or related field.

Intern will work on a variety of projects including downtown redevelopment, code review, and other special studies as required. Applicant should possess computer skills in Microsoft Office and CAD. Hourly rate for this temporary position is $12.00.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application for seasonal employment (see above). 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, Assistant Director of Human Resources, 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. 

For questions regarding Certified Police Officer, please contact Kelly Livingston, Assistant Director of Human Resources, at 847.368.5152.


Arlington Heights Offers

  • Effective January 1, 2018, starting salary range based upon experience, $75,516 - $83,212. Top pay of $101,056 reached in three to four years; $65,292 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.