Employment

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

Civil Engineer I - Drainage | Department of Public Works
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for an open position of full time Civil Engineer I in the Engineering Division of Public Works.  

This position is responsible for the design, management and inspection of construction of public and private improvements, focusing on drainage. Responsible for balancing construction quality, costs and public impacts. Reviews permits and plans of others and ensures these are constructed to Village standards and codes. Investigates and resolves drainage related questions and complaints from the public. This is a multi-level classification. 

Requirements include knowledge of local, state and federal engineering policies, procedures, codes and construction methods. Knowledge of good civil engineering practices in design, basic surveying and construction. Prepares preliminary and final plans for public improvements such as roads, storm sewers and water mains. 

Additional requirements include skill in the use of applicable computer software including spreadsheets, database management, word processing, CAD and various Engineering programs.  Requirements include a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and one or more years of experience in general civil engineering work or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification required or ability to obtain within 12 months from the date of hire. 

Minimum starting salary is $80,677 and includes a diverse and competitive 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. 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

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.



Property Maintenance & Building Inspector | Department of Building & Life Safety

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for a full-time Property Maintenance & Building Inspector position in the Building & Life Safety Department. 

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to providing information to the public regarding Village ordinances related to buildings, structures, and properties.  Position responsible for property maintenance, code inspection and enforcement ensuring compliance with all codes and ordinances. Inspects residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, structures and properties to ensure public safety and compliance with Village Codes. Performs inspections of community housing conditions, abandoned house conditions, unpermitted construction work and other related challenges.     
Requirements include extensive technical or specialized training such as that would be required by an Associates Degree or two years of technical or business school and four to six years’ experience in building construction with code compliance experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. 

Additional Requirements include certification by the International Code Council as a Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector, Commercial Building Inspector and a Residential Building Inspector or the ability to obtain certifications within one year of hire and a valid Illinois State Driver's License. Ability to perform inspections and/or related duties after regular work hours as required. 

Minimum starting salary is $78,902 and includes a diverse and competitive benefits package.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application available on the Village’s website. 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. For more information concerning the Village of Arlington Heights, please visit our website at www.vah.com.

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.



Fire Safety Inspector | Department of 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 $78,902 and includes a diverse and competitive 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 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. For more information concerning the Village of Arlington Heights, please visit our website at www.vah.com.

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.

Assistant Building Official | Building & Life Safety
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Building Official in the Building & Life Safety Department.

Responsibilities include but not limited to reviewing plans and documents for compliance with Village Building Codes. This includes all residential, commercial and industrial buildings was well as special events. Performs site inspections for general building, fire, energy, accessibility, mechanical/fuel gas, electric, property maintenance, zoning, signage, and related codes. Orders building uninhabitable or dangerous. Interprets and makes decisions on technical and administrative matters and provides support to staff, residents, business owners, design professionals and contractors relating to permit issuance. Acts as Director when requested.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree and seven to ten years related experience including two years supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.  International Code Council Certified Building Official Certification or the ability to obtain within one year. Master Code Professional Certification preferred. Valid Illinois Driver's License required.  

Salary Range of $111,846 – $122,000 DOQ and includes a diverse and competitive benefits package. Residency is not required.

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 also be accepted in the Human Resources Department. This positing is open until filled. Internet access is available at all local libraries.

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

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT INTERN
The Village of Arlington Heights, is one of the largest Chicago suburbs is looking to employ an enthusiastic and driven HR Intern to assist the HR department with administrative and HR-related tasks. HR Interns work under the supervision of the Director of Human Resources and provides administrative support to the HR Department. They act as a face of the Department greeting visitors, answering phones, post and remove job advertisements, interface with both current employees and job candidates, schedule interviews, and gather pertinent data as requested.  

The Intern will be exposed to all of the functions of Human Resources including benefits, recruitment, pre-employment testing, survey and questionnaire creation, employee relations and Human Resources Information Systems. Excellent customer service skills, including the ability to deal tactfully with the public and a high level of integrity in dealing with confidential and sensitive information is essential. An outstanding HR Intern should be detail-oriented and able to demonstrate excellent administrative, communication and organizational skills.

Qualified candidates will be in process of obtaining a Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or related field with previous office experience using Microsoft Office.

Hours for this position will be approximately 16 hours a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) at an hourly rate of $15.00. This position will run concurrently throughout the academic year.

Offers of temporary employment are subject to successful completion of a background check and drug screen.  Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit an online application which is 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, and e-mail to:  jobs@vah.com or fax at 847-368-5990. This position is open until filled. 

For more information concerning the Village of Arlington Heights, please visit our website at www.vah.com.

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.

Recruitment for Fire 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.

Recruitment for 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. 



See qualifications below and download the application. For questions regarding applying for a Certified Police Officer, please contact Kelly Livingston, Assistant Director of Human Resources, at 847.368.5152. 

CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER
Arlington Heights Offers: 

  • Starting salary range based upon experience as of January 1, 2022; $82,990 - $91,447. Top pay of $111,057 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.


To Qualify You Must: 

  • Have 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.
  • Have 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.

Certified Police Applications available at: Village of Arlington Heights Human Resources Department, 33 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005, or download the application. For questions or more information, call the Administrative Service Division at 847-368-5300 or e-mail policerecruitment@vah.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer