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

Arlington Heights Firefighters 
The Arlington Heights Fire Department has firefighter positions open. Please purchase and complete your application at https://iosolutions.com/ by 4 p.m., September 30. Please review the job details and exam information.

Any questions about location or application process should be directed to IO Solutions directly at (800)-343-HIRE or recruitment@iosolutions.com.

Any offer of employment is conditional upon passing a physical and a  pre-employment drug screen. The Village is  Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time Positions

Part Time Administrative Assistant | Fire Department

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for a Part-Time Administrative Assistant position to work 25 hours per week 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Fire Department.

Responsibilities include performing various administrative duties for the Department. Composes correspondence, coordinates information and assists in multi-phase administrative, fiscal, personnel activities and projects.  Assists the Chief in complex or sensitive confidential projects and handles questions and complaints from the public.  Creates and maintains complex recordkeeping reports. Prepares agendas, takes and transcribes minutes as requested. 
A High School diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and three years of related experience and or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position are required.  Additionally requires 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 hourly rate is $30.92 per hour. This position does not offer any benefits including; paid time off, medical insurance but will pay into an IMRF pension.

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. For more information concerning the Village of Arlington Heights, please visit our website.

The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any offer of employment will be conditional upon completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

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.

Arlington Heights Offers

  • Effective January 1, 2019, starting salary range based upon experience, $77,404 - $85,292. Top pay of $103,582 reached in three to four years; $66,924  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.


  • 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.