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

Chief of Police

The Village of Arlington Heights is recruiting candidates for the next Chief of Police via GovHR USA.  View the Village of Arlington Heights Chief of Police recruitment profile and apply online with resume, cover letter and five professional references at GovHRjobs.com.   


Public Service Officer | Police Department

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for two Public Service Officer positions in the Police Department.

Responsibilities may include; performing all duties required of Police Information Desk personnel such as greeting visitors, providing general information, answering the telephone, preparing Police reports, data entry, handling non-emergency Police radio communications, contacting service providers or property owners, detention cell inspections and other miscellaneous Police Department administrative or operational duties. Additional assignments may involve enforcing parking and certain ordinances violations through citation or warning, collecting money from commuter lot pay boxes, assist with controlling pedestrian or vehicular traffic at an incident or during a special event and provide limited animal control support.

Minimum qualifications include a High School diploma or G.E.D. or a combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. May be assigned to work one of three shifts. Minimum starting salary for this position is $58,826. Includes excellent benefits package.

Applications will be accepted through July 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the Village Hall in the Human Resources Department, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. The fax number is 847-368-5990, or e-mail to: jobs@vah.com. Internet access is available at all local libraries. 


Storekeeper| Public Works Department

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of full time Storekeeper. 

This position is responsible for the maintenance of the Public Works storeroom. Responsibilities include receiving, storing, and issuing various parts, equipment, material and supplies including automotive, janitorial, water meters, clothing, small tools and other needed materials for various units of Public Works. In addition would perform simple mechanic operations on autos and trucks such as oil changes, wiper replacements and fluid checks and the pickup and distribution of automotive parts and other miscellaneous supplies. Other duties include administering the Village’s auction and surplus program, verification of orders and data entry to track inventory and related information.

Requirements include a high school or equivalent (G.E.D.) with 3 years’ experience in storekeeping, inventory control, or recordkeeping, performing automotive and truck repairs and maintenance operations. In addition, experience with automotive and truck parts or general storeroom; 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 the possession of a valid Illinois Commercial Driver’s License Class A with airbrake and tanker endorsements or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire and to be able to respond to emergency callouts.

Minimum starting salary is $51,153. 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. This position is open until filled. Internet access is available at all local libraries. 

Part-Time Positions

Account Clerk | Finance Department

Applications are being accepted for the position of part-time Account Clerk in the Finance Department. The hours are 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Under direct supervision, this position performs money collections paid to the Village within prescribed guidelines. Prepares and processes various receipt forms, receives and posts payments, maintain logs, enters data into the computer, and verifies accuracy of payment accounts. Collects and processes payments of water bills, building permits, vehicle stickers, dog tags, business license fees from residents and other customers. Responsibilities include answering inquiries from residents on the phone or in person regarding payments to the Village. Preferred candidate would have a working knowledge of basic clerical/mathematical practices as well as the ability to provide exceptional customer service to the public. In addition, provides backup services to the Customer Service Representative as needed.

Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and a minimum of two years of experience providing clerical, accounting, and customer service skills, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Additionally requires knowledge of cash collection and cash processing procedures. Position requires effective communication and customer service skills as demonstrated by prior experience. Ability to work as a member of a team.

Qualified applicants required to complete a computerized test to create a baseline of skill level. Minimum hourly rate is $26.23 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

Intern | Human Resources Department            
The Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois, is one of the largest Chicago suburbs with a population of 75,100. The Village 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 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.

Qualified candidates will be in process of obtaining a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or related field. 

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

The successful candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and have a desire to work in the field of Human Resources upon graduation.

Hours for this position will be approximately 16 hours a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) at an hourly rate of $12.00. 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.  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. 


Park Counselors | Police Department

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for Park Counselors in the Police Department.  Must be 21 years of age. Park Counselors ensure voluntary compliance with Park Ordinances and interact with the public. Hours are 7:15 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. through Labor Day 2019.  Contact Sergeant Romag at 847-368-5300 or email at bromag@vah.com for more information.  

Starting hourly rate is $11.00 per hour.  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. Internet access is available at all local libraries. 

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

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.