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

Building & Property Inspector I  Building & Life Safety

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for a full-time Building and Property 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.  Inspects residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, structures, and properties to ensure public safety and compliance with all Village Codes.    

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 Commercial Building Inspector and a Residential Building Inspector or the ability to obtain certifications within first year of employment 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 $73,412.  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. For more information concerning the Village of Arlington Heights, please visit our website.

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

Part-time | Seasonal Job Openings

Human Resources| Intern                                        

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 $11.50. 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.

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, 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.


  • 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.