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

Foreman I- Street Unity | Public Works Department
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Foreman I, Street Unit, in the Public Works Department for the Village of Arlington Heights. 

Under general supervision this position directs and manages Street Unit operations that include the construction, repairs and, maintenance activities on Village streets. This positions also leads all winter maintenance operations for the Public Works Department. In addition to these primary responsibilities, the Street Unit Foreman will coordinate special programs and projects with other divisions, departments, contractors and outside agencies as needed. 

The Street Unit Foreman develops the unit’s daily work plans and ensures efficient utilization of equipment, personnel and operating supplies.  This position will evaluate the operations and activities of the unit and implement improvements and modifications. This position prepares, administers, and monitors the unit’s operating and capital budget. This position will work closely with the department’s Central Purchasing team and Management Analyst to research and acquires best price for the purchasing of various materials, supplies and equipment.

Additional requirements include possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License Class A with air brake or the ability to obtain it in six months. Skill required in estimating labor and materials. Skill in the use of computer hardware and applicable computer software also required. Performs other duties as assigned.  

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and five years of experience with increasing responsibilities working in a Street Unit including two or more years of experience leading work or supervising staff or projects and the management of winter maintenance operations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Must be able to respond to emergency callouts. Performs snow and ice control operations as required.

Salary Range of $86,728 - $117,084 DOQ and includes a diverse and competitive benefits package.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and completed online application located 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 [email protected]. 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.


Building Maintenance Foreman II | Public Works Department
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Building Maintenance Foreman II in the Public Works Department. 

Under general supervision directs and manages the maintenance and repair of Village buildings and facilities including the HVAC system and custodial services at all Village facilities.  This position develops the unit’s work plans and ensures efficient utilization of equipment, personnel and operating supplies. Researches and acquires best prices for purchasing of various materials from vendors, suppliers, manufacturers and contractors. Prepares, administers and monitors the unit’s budget.  Evaluates the operations and activities of the unit and implements improvements and modifications. Manages and monitors numerous contracts that affect all Village facilities. This position will monitor contract relationships, release payments, and make recommendations for extensions. Performs other duties as assigned. 

This position requires high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and five years of experience working in building maintenance. Two or more of the required years of experience to include lead work or 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 include possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License Class A with air brake endorsement or ability to obtain in six months. Skill required in estimating labor and materials. Skill in the use of computer hardware and applicable computer software also required. Ability to read complex blueprints and electronic diagrams. Knowledge of test and diagnostic equipment used in the calibration and repair of chillers, control systems, refrigeration systems, air quality, electrical systems, boilers, fire suppression systems, and security alarm systems.  

Must be able to respond to emergency callouts. Performs snow and ice control operations as required.

Salary Range of $92,369 – $124,699 DOQ and includes a diverse and competitive 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. The fax number is 847-368-5990, or e-mail to: [email protected]. 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 physical and drug screen.



Disability & Senior Social Worker | Health & Human Services Department
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of full-time Disability & Senior Social Worker in the Health & Human Services Department.

Under general supervision, the Disability & Senior Social Worker is responsible for the delivery of clinical and technical services to individuals with disabilities, seniors and the general population. Acts as the Village’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator and as a technical expert on accessibility laws including the ADA, Illinois Accessibility Code, Fair Housing Amendments, Section 504 and other pertinent laws and ordinances.     

Provides direct service to residents including clinical assessment, case management, financial assistance, crisis intervention and therapeutic services. Acts as a community resource on disability issues and concerns. Ability to provide resources and assist residents in accessing local, State and Federal benefits, programs and services. Investigates accessibility complaints and works to resolve such complaints. 

Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited university and three years of direct clinical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Gerontology concentration and Disability Social Work experience required. Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Social Worker through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation preferred. Certified in Americans with Disabilities Act and Home Modification within six months of hire. Must have a valid Illinois Driver License.

Minimum starting salary is $80,677 and includes a diverse and competitive benefits package.
 
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and completed online application located 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 [email protected]. 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.


Auto Technician II| Department of Public Work
The Village is seeking an Auto Technician II in the Public Works Department Under general supervision, performs skilled tasks in the mechanical repair and maintenance of automobiles, light and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, law enforcement vehicles, firefighting apparatus; and other related equipment.

Responsibilities include identifying problems, conducting repairs, performs rebuilds or overhauls on all Village motorized equipment; sweepers, tractors, fire apparatus, police vehicles and various other motorized equipment, vehicle computer systems, brake systems, chassis units, engines, transmissions, clutches, steering systems, differentials, front and rear axles, and hydraulic systems.

Requirements for this position include a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D) including supplement coursework in automotive repair with four or more years’ experience repairing and maintaining automotive and heavy equipment or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
 
This position requires the candidate to obtain and maintain within one year of employment the ASE Master Certification Automobile/Light Trucks, and Medium/Heavy Truck; or the ASE Master Certification in Medium/Heavy Truck and Certification in Level 1 EVT for Fire Apparatus, and Ambulance Technician or Law Enforcement, OR ASE Master Certification in Truck Equipment.

Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid Illinois Commercial Driver’s License Class A with air brakes and tanker vehicle endorsements or ability to obtain same within one year following date of hire. Must be able to respond to emergency call outs. Must have standard tools for automotive and diesel equipment and tool box. Participates in snow and ice control operations. 

Minimum starting salary for this position is $86,728. Includes a diverse and competitive benefits package. 

Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit an online application and resume.  Applications are 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:  [email protected] or fax at 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.


Pump Operator – Water & Sewer/Utilities - Public Works Department

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Pump Operator in the Water & Sewer/Utilities division in the Public Works Department.

Responsibilities include monitoring water quality and performing unskilled to highly skilled tasks in the repair and maintenance of the Village’s water and sewer systems.  This position ensures compliance with requirements set forth in the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Act for drinking water. 

Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) with two or more years in basic water operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

This position requires the candidate to obtain and maintain within one year of employment, an I.E.P.A. Class C Water Operator License.  Also, ability to become certified and/or maintain certification for presence/absence Bac-T analysis within two years of hire. Additional requirements include possession of a valid Illinois Commercial Driver’s License Class A with hazmat, tanker and air brake endorsements or ability to obtain within one year of hire. CEU annual credit requirement necessary for maintenance of Class C Water Operator License.  

Additional Requirement: Candidates must also be able to respond to emergency call outs on a 24 hours basis and make judgements about the Village’s response. Carrying a Village phone and 30-minute response time is required. Employees will work a non-traditional work schedule to include working a standard number of work hours on an assigned rotating shift basis. Participates in snow and ice control operations.

Minimum starting salary is $75,049. Includes a diverse and competitive benefits package.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application available on the Village’s website. 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 [email protected]. 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.

Information Technology Manager
Village of Arlington Heights, IL (population 77,676) is seeking qualified information technology professionals as candidates for its Information Technology Manager.

Location is a key reason why Arlington Heights has become one of Chicagoland’s largest suburbs and why nearly 78,000 residents and thousands of companies call this community home. Arlington Heights is easily accessible by land, air and commuter rail: minutes off four major expressways, just eight miles northwest of O’Hare International Airport and only 45 minutes from downtown Chicago. Regular stops at Arlington Heights’ two Metra train stations get business commuters to downtown Chicago in 33 minutes during rush hour.

The IT Manager reports to the Assistant Village Manager and manages computer operations, electronic data processing and other technical information systems including GIS for the Village. The IT Manager provides IT services and provides professional and technical support for all Village Departments.

View a complete list of job duties and ideal candidate attributes at GovHR




Equal Opportunity Employer
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.

Part-Time Positions

Part-Time Community Health Nurse
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of part-time Community Health Nurse.  Work hours are 22.5 per week from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and may include Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and the ability to be flexible which will be discussed during the interview process. This position will also be required to work temporary events that include evenings, weekends or holidays. 

Responsibilities include wellness promotion and disease prevention. Under general direction, performs professional nursing care functions to patients in their homes, at clinic sites, in school settings, etc., as part of a comprehensive community health care program. This position would work independently and draw upon their education, training, and experience within their scope of practice to meet the needs of the community. Incorporates the organizational values of customer service, integrity/ethics, respect, teamwork and trust in working with the employees, residents and their families. Able to effectively manage clients with mental health challenges. 

Requirements include a Bachelor degree in Nursing and three or more years of previous nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. A valid State of Illinois license as a registered nurse and state issued driver’s license are also required. Possession of a valid CPR certification required. First Aid, vision and hearing screening certification a plus, will need to obtain when classes are available. Thorough knowledge of the principals and practices of Community Health Nursing applicable to the assessment, promotion and maintenance of the general population’s health and well-being. This encompasses all ages, from the newborn to geriatric population.   

Minimum starting hourly rate for this position is $44.48 per hour. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and completed 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 [email protected]. 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.



Human Resources Part-Time Generalist | Human Resources Department
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for a Part-Time Human Resources Generalist position to work 25 hours per week approximately 9:00am – 2:00pm Monday through Friday in the Human Resources Department.  

Under the direction of the Assistant Department Director, provides administrative, analytical and technical support to the Human Resources Department.  Supports the Villages DEI priority by creating a welcoming environment for all and fostering an inclusive workforce. Responsible for creating an employee experience from the recruitment and talent acquisition of applicants through the employee on-boarding and retention process. Recruitment of new hires for full time, part time, seasonal, internships and temporary positions and also that of promotional processes. Assists in organizing training and development activities. Responds to and interacts with employees, and / or others within and outside the organization in a courteous, professional, and effective manner.  Performs confidential administrative human resource functions.

This position will conduct various surveys, as well as compile and analyze data. Will assist applicants with inquiries and concerns over the phone or in person. Reviews and updates job descriptions and creates job postings for open positions.

This position requires a minimum of an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or equivalency of college hours working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field. Minimum of three years’ experience in Human Resources, professional certification is highly desired, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.   

Minimum hourly rate is $32.34. This position will pay into an IMRF pension, however, does not qualify for any additional benefits including; paid time off or medical insurance.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and completed online application located 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 [email protected]. 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.


Equal Opportunity Employer
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.

Internships & Seasonal Job Openings


Summer Intern: Public Works Department- Forestry

The Village of Arlington Heights, a northwest suburb of Chicago, population 75,100 is seeking a temporary Forestry Intern in the Public Works Department for the summer. Applicants should be in the process of obtaining a degree in the field of Forestry, Forestry Management, Botany, Ecology or a related field. This position will require knowledge of tree identification and tree physiology. 

Applicant must be able to work independently and outdoors for an extended period of time. Computer skills in Microsoft Office and ESRI Software are a plus, but not required. Must be a minimum of 18 years old, ability to lift 50 pounds, ability to climb ladders, and operate power tools & equipment. 

Hours for this position will be scheduled between 7:00am – 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, $18.00 per hour. A valid Driver’s License is required.  This position is temporary.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online seasonal application for employment 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: [email protected]. 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.


Public Works Summer Help for College Students

The Village of Arlington Heights is seeking temporary help in the Public Works Department for the summer of 2022. This position is full-time (40 hours a week). This position performs general outdoor maintenance tasks. Requirements include a valid driver’s license, the ability to lift 50 lbs., must be able to climb ladders, and operate power tools and equipment. Must be a minimum of eighteen years old and be enrolled in a full-time college degree program.

Minimum hourly rate is $15.00.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to fill out an online seasonal work 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: [email protected]. 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.


Seasonal Counselors-In-the-Park
Police Department

The Village of Arlington Heights a northwest suburb of Chicago, population 75,101, is seeking seasonal Counselors to monitor the Village parks for the Police Department from Memorial Day weekend starting on May 27, 2022 through Labor Day weekend, September 5, 2022. Duties include patrolling and informing citizens of the park regulations during the evening hours of 7:00pm – 11:00pm starting at $11.00 per hour. Must be 21 years of age and have a cell phone. For additional information email the Arlington Heights Police Department, Sergeant Piotr Gacek at [email protected].

This position requires a background check and drug screen. 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: [email protected] The fax number is 847-368-5990. 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.


Equal Opportunity Employer
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
The Arlington Heights Fire Department will be hosting a firefighter written exam in fall of 2022. Learn more about the minimum requirements here: Village of Arlington Heights Firefighter Written Exam: Fall 2022

Questions or Inquiries? Please email [email protected]


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 [email protected]

An Equal Opportunity Employer