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.

2018 Firefighter Testing

The Arlington Heights Fire Department will be accepting applications for the position of Firefighter.  The application deadline is Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

For additional details and instructions on how to apply please, visit iosolutions.com. 

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • $25 non-refundable application fee;
  • No felony convictions;
  • U.S. citizenship;
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED);
  • 21 to under 35 years of age by date of written exam (November 10, 2018), unless exempt according to state statute;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Applicants must submit proof of a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Approved Ladder Climb card from a licensed agency issued between January 1, 2018 and November 10, 2018.
  • Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes and free from color blindness
  • Pass medical examination including drug screening.

Testing Information:

Candidates must attend the written examination on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  Please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. with a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID) to sign-in.  Test will be held in Arlington Heights, IL – Exact location will be released to eligible candidates.


Doors will open for sign-in at 8:30 a.m. Testing will begin immediately after sign-in and will consist of a timed written examination. There is a Preparation Guide available to assist you in preparing for the Firefighter Selection Tool™. The preparation guide can be purchased online. 

To Apply:

IOS Recruitment is managing the application process on behalf of the Arlington Heights Fire Department. Applicants will be required to purchase the application for a non-refundable fee of $25. Please review this document carefully prior to purchasing the application. Should you have any questions contact IOS Recruitment at recruitment@iosolutions.com or  call (800) 343.HIRE. 


All applications and required documents must be submitted to IOS Recruitment prior to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018 or you will be considered ineligible to participate in the testing process.  You are wholly responsible for ensuring the completeness and accuracy of your application. 


Full-Time Positions

Public Works Department | Custodian
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Custodian in the Public Works Department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to ensuring Village buildings, are cleaned and maintained with adequate supplies and are ready for daily operation. Performs minor building repairs such as light bulb changes, ceiling tile maintenance, video screen cleaning and emergency carpet and floor cleanup. Closes and secures Village properties.  Completes room set-up for meetings. Ability to work independently or alongside others, completing, and documenting work orders assigned to him. 

Performs snow and ice removal and salting as needed. Performs other duties as assigned including work within other units. 

Requirements include High School diploma or equivalent with one or more years of experience in custodial work or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.  The work hours are 10 am to 6:30 pm., Monday through Friday.  Additional Requirement:  Valid Illinois Drivers License, CDL Class A required after 6 months. 

Minimum starting salary for this position is $49,905. Includes excellent benefits package. 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application 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. The fax number is 847-368-5990, or e-mail to: jobs@vah.com. Applications will be accepted through October 5, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Internet access is available at all local libraries. For more information concerning the Village of Arlington Heights, please visit our website.

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


Part-time | Seasonal Job Openings

Part-Time Administrative Assistant | Integrated Services Department – Manager’s Office 
The Village of Arlington Heights is seeking candidates for a part-time position of Administrative Assistant in the Integrated Services Department/Manager’s Office. This position will work 25 hours a week, Monday through Thursday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Fridays from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Additional hours may be requested. 

Will perform work of moderate difficulty requiring the ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments. Provides skilled administrative support for the department, which may include the handling of liquor licenses, scheduling meeting rooms, assisting with processes relating to community events, preparing correspondence, processing payments for invoices, ordering and managing office supplies. Duties also include answering multi-line incoming phones, assisting residents/visitors on the phone and at the counter while providing outstanding customer service. Performs data entry of incoming requests and record keeping. May transcribe meeting minutes. 

The qualified candidate should possess a minimum of three years of experience performing a variety of administrative and secretarial responsibilities, computer knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite, communication, writing and organizational skills, strong work ethic and the ability to work as a member of a team. Municipal experience preferred. 

Qualified applicants will be required to take a computerized administrative test including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a typing skill test with a minimum of 40 words per minute.

Minimum starting hourly rate for this position is $29.43 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 email to jobs@vah.com. The fax number is 847-368-5990. The Village is accepting applications/resumes until September 26, 2018. 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.

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. 

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. 

For further questions regarding Certified Police Officer Recruitment, please contact Kelly Livingston, Village of Arlington Heights' Human Resources Coordinator, at 847.368.5152.