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 and physical. 








Full-Time Positions

Public Works Department | Engineering Division

The Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois, is one of the largest Chicago suburbs with a population of 75,100. The Village is accepting applications for the position of Engineering Inspector in the Public Works Department-Engineering Division.

Under general supervision, performs inspections for various construction projects within the Village boundary to ensure the projects are done in accordance with approved plans and specifications and that Village Code is enforced. This involves the knowledge of proper construction techniques and Civil Engineering concepts. 

Performs and coordinates construction inspections of subdivision or site development and public works projects including sanitary sewers, storm sewers, detention areas, water mains, streets, curbs and gutters, and sidewalks to verify compliance with contract documents and Village Code. Establishes line and grade for public construction projects. Performs pre-construction and final inspections of driveways, business sites, public improvements and single family home sites. Investigates questions and complaints from the public and resolves concerns as necessary.

Qualifications include an Associates Degree in Engineering Science and four or more years’ of various types of construction inspection experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. A valid Illinois Driver's License required.  

Starting salary is $84,820-$94,597 DOQ. Includes excellent benefits package.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application. Completed applications including cover letter and resume 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.

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

Superintendent of Utilities | Public Works Department

The Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois, is one of the largest Chicago suburbs with a population of 75,100. The Village is accepting applications for the position of Superintendent of Utilities in the Public Works Department. 

Responsibilities include planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing the work of a multi-function Division including water distribution, sewer, water production, water meter, and traffic units. Assists in the preparation and presentation of the annual budget for operations and capital accounts and provides reports to the Director, Village Manager and Board of Trustees.
 
Minimum job requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree and six years of progressively responsible experience in Public Works or utilities, extensive experience in water distribution systems and sanitary and storm water management including five 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.  Additional requirements:  A Valid Illinois Driver's License and a State of Illinois class “A” potable water operator’s license or ability to obtain within first year of employment.  Required to respond to major emergency call outs.

Starting salary is $109,000-$130,000 DOQ. Includes excellent benefits package.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application available on the Village’s website at www.vah.com. Completed applications including cover letter and resume 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.

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

Purchasing Coordinator | Finance Department

The Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois, is one of the largest Chicago suburbs with a population of 75,100. The Village is accepting applications for the position of Purchasing Coordinator in the Finance Department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, assisting departments with the procurement of goods and services in accordance with established legal requirements and Village policy. Develops the bid package and legal notice of the bid for publication and administers the bid process. Maintains a central office supply system for various items by maintaining inventories of office supplies and records of disbursement. Analyzes and processes requisitions from all departments ensuring compliance with Village budget, procedures and state statutes. Preferred candidate will have governmental purchasing experience. Must be able to move up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

This position requires an Associate’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field and at least four years’ experience in purchasing or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Must attain and maintain the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification within one year of hire.

Starting salary is $78,000-$90,430 DOQ. Includes excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application. Completed applications including cover letter and resume 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.

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

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

  • 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.
Qualifications
  • 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.