The Village's Human Resources Department issues all notices and publications for employment opportunities for the Village of Arlington Heights.  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 committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusion are critical to our success. We seek to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

The Village continues to improve how we recruit, empower, and retain the most diverse and very best talent, ensuring careers in public service will continue to attract the brightest for coming generations.

Any offer of employment is conditional upon passing a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

Full-Time Positions

Please check back with us for full-time positions as the Village has no part-time openings at this time. Thank you!

Part-Time Positions
Please check back with us for part-time positions as the Village has no part-time openings at this time. Thank you!
Internships & Seasonal Job Openings

Recruitment for Fire Department & Police Department

Fire Department

For questions regarding Entry Level Firefighter Recruitment, please contact Kelly Livingston, Assistant Director of Human Resources, at 847.368.5152.

Police Department
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.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Starting Salary: $70,175
A flyer with all the below information, can be found here
The employment guide can be found here

How to Apply:

  • Purchase and complete your application at IOS Solutions by the application deadline
  • Submit all supporting documentation by the application deadline

Police Officer Minimum Requirements:

  • Pay a $25.00 non-refundable application processing fee
  • Must be 21 years old by date of written exam; maximum age of under 35 years unless the age limit is reached after being placed on Eligibility list (unless otherwise exempt by Statute)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess an Associate’s Degree. In lieu of an Associate’s Degree, you must have one of the following:
  1. 60 semester hours of credit toward a Bachelor’s Degree from an institution of higher learning accredited by the U.S. Department of Education
  2.  Have served for 24 months of honorable active duty in the United States Armed Forces and not have been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances other than honorable
  3.  Have served for 180 days of active duty in the United States Armed Forces in combat duty recognized by the Department of Defense and has not been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances other than honorable

  • Applicants must submit proof of passing the POWER Test within ONE YEAR PRIOR to the application deadline
  • 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

Optional Orientation: 

An optional orientation will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  The orientation will be presented through a Zoom Meeting.  Meeting details will be provided to those who have purchased an application by Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  The orientation will be recorded and made available to anyone interested in learning more about the department and the position of police officer. 

    Virtual Testing Information: 

    Your exam will be offered electronically and you will take the exam in your own home. There will be multiple sessions offered and each will be proctored virtually.  All sessions will be offered during business hours the week of November 29th – it is your responsibility to ensure you have the flexibility to test during these times. 

    Please contact IOS Recruitment at (800)-343-HIRE or recruitment@iosolutions.com with questions regarding the application, required documents or testing. 


    Arlington Heights Offers

    • Starting salary range based upon experience as of January 1, 2021, $81,164 - $89,435. Top pay of $108,613 reached in three to four years;
    • 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 Investigators, Crime Prevention Officer, School Resource 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 NCNTF, MCAT, NIPAS EST and ILEAS Field Force.
    • An Associate degree OR 60 hours of college credit from an accredited institution OR 24 months of honorable military service OR 180 days of military combat duty;
    • Have vision correctable to 20/20;
    • Be a U.S. citizen and have a valid Illinois driver’s license;
    • Pass oral interview, background investigation, polygraph, psychological exam, and medical exam, including a drug screening.
    • Status as a certified Police Officer in the State of Illinois for one year after completion of a probationary period. In good standing in the police department in which the person currently 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.
    • Length of selection process varies based on vacancies. Customarily, the process takes 4-6 months.
    • Applicants may reapply after six months if not selected.

    How To Apply

    Certified Police Officer applications are available to download by clicking here.  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. 

    For questions or more information, call the Administrative Service Division at 847-368-5300 or e-mail policerecruitment@vah.com.

    Arlington Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.