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 an equal opportunity employer and strives to be a welcoming and inclusive place for all, improving 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.  Arlington Heights is an equal opportunity employer. Any offer of employment is conditional upon passing a physical and/or pre-employment drug screen.








Full-Time Positions

Custodian I Public Works Department

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 minor plumbing and mechanical repairs, light bulb changes, checks fire extinguishers, empties trash. 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 10:00 am to 6:30 pm., Monday through Friday.  Additional Requirement:  Valid Illinois Driver’s License.

Starting salary for this position is $53,638 and includes a diverse and competitive 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. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 5:00pm. Internet access is available at all local libraries.


Any offer of employment is conditional upon passing a physical and a pre-employment drug screen.

Senior Fire Safety Inspector I Building & Life Safety
The Village of Arlington Heights, a northwest suburb of Chicago, population 75,101, is accepting applications for Senior Fire Safety Inspector in the Building & Life Safety Department.

Responsibilities include but not limited to, organizing and establishing procedures for ensuring building and fire safety inspections and reviews. Coordinates and supervises the activities of the Fire Safety Inspectors. Reviews drawings, plans and documents for compliance with Village Codes and Standards and maintains records of inspections, plan reviews and complaints received. Makes recommendations for updating processes and procedures that ensure conformance with Department policies and codes. 

Qualifications include extensive or specialized training that would be acquired by an Associate’s Degree or two years of technical or business school and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.  Additional requirements include N.I.C.E.T. certification in fire suppression or detection and/or I.C.C. certifications as fire plan reviewer and fire inspector or the ability to obtain certifications within six months.  Certified as a school inspector by the Office of the State Fire Marshall is preferred. Four to six years of experience in Fire Code related inspection and review, fire protection design and project management. Ability to perform inspections and/or related duties after regular work hours as required.

Starting salary for this position is $84,820 and includes a diverse and competitive 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; 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 at www.vah.com.


Civil Engineer I Drainage | Public Works Department
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for an open position of full time Civil Engineer I in the Engineering Division of Public Works. 


This position is responsible for the design, management and inspection of construction of public and private improvements, focusing on drainage. Responsible for balancing construction quality, costs and public impacts. Reviews permits and plans of others and ensures these are constructed to Village standards and codes. Investigates and resolves drainage related questions and complaints from the public. This is a multi-level classification.

Requirements include knowledge of local, state and federal engineering policies, procedures, codes and construction methods. Knowledge of good civil engineering practices in design, basic surveying and construction. Prepares preliminary and final plans for public improvements such as roads, storm sewers and water mains. Additional requirements include skill in the use of applicable computer software including spreadsheets, database management, word processing, CAD and various Engineering programs. Requirements include a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and one or more years of experience in general civil engineering work or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification required or ability to obtain within 12 months from the date of hire.

Minimum starting salary is $78,902 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; 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. 



Civil Engineer I Traffic | Public Works Department
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for an open position of full time Civil Engineer I in the Engineering Division of Public Works.

This position is responsible for maintaining all traffic related standards and codes within the Village. Reviews permits, plans, and traffic reports of others and ensures these adhere to Village standards and codes. Investigates and resolves traffic related questions and complaints from the public, including speed, traffic volumes, signage, traffic signals, pavement striping and lighting. This is a multi-level classification.

Requirements include knowledge of local, state and federal engineering policies, procedures, codes and construction methods. Knowledge of good civil engineering practices in design and construction. Knowledge of traffic engineering principals. Prepares preliminary and final plans for public improvements such as roads, sidewalks, multi-use paths, and roadway lighting. Additional requirements include skill in the use of applicable computer software including spreadsheets, database management, word processing, CAD and various Engineering programs. Requirements include a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and one or more years of experience in general civil engineering work, traffic engineering related work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification required or ability to obtain within 12 months from the date of hire.

Minimum starting salary is $78,902 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; 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.

Enterprise Systems Analyst | Integrated Services Department IT Division           
The Village of Arlington Heights, a northwest suburb of Chicago, population 75,100, is seeking an Enterprise Systems Analyst position in the Integrated Services Department-IT Division. 

This position is responsible for maintaining and improving information systems with a concentration on software and end user support for the Village. Participates with Information Technology staff to maintain and support applications, define end user application requirements, train and support end users, diagnose and resolve software problems, and ensure data integrity and security. Must be able to provide after-hours support on an as needed basis. 

The qualified candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or closely related field. Four years of IT experience in application administration and system support, Microsoft SQL database and Microsoft Office 365 Administration, project management, and providing software system support or equivalent combination of training and experience. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Minimum starting salary is $78,902. 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.  


Maintenance Worker I Water & Sewer | Public Works Department
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Worker I in the Water & Sewer/Utilities division in the Public Works Department. 

Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent (GED), one or more years of experience in general or municipal maintenance and repair or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Possession of a valid Illinois Commercial Driver’s License Class A with airbrake and tanker endorsements is preferred or ability to obtain same within six months following date of hire. Previous water/sewer experience preferred. Must be able to respond to emergency call outs. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, performing unskilled and limited semi-skilled manual work in the construction, emergency, repair, cleaning and maintenance of Village water systems and related facilities and systems. Assists in the repair and installation of water and sewer mains. Operates basic equipment and machinery. Participates in snow and ice control operations. This is a multi-level position classification. Normal work hours for this position are Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 3:30 PM. 40 hours per week. 

Starting salary for this position is $61,684 and includes a diverse and competitive benefits package. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application available on the Village’s website at www.vah.com. Applications will be accepted at Village Hall in the Human Resources Department, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. The deadline to apply for this position is May 11 at 5 PM. The
fax number is 847-368-5990, or e-mail to: jobs@vah.com. Internet access is available at all local libraries. 

 

The Village of Arlington Heights is an equal opportunity employer and strives to be a welcoming and inclusive place for all, improving 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.  

Arlington Heights is an equal opportunity employer. Any offer of employment is conditional upon passing a physical and/or pre-employment drug screen.

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

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 28, 2021 through Labor Day weekend, September 6, 2021. 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 Michael Orlando at morlando@vah.com. 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: jobs@vah.com. 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.

THE VILLAGE OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND STRIVES TO BE A WELCOMING AND INCLUSIVE PLACE FOR ALL, IMPROVING 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 pre-employment drug screen.


Intern |Building & Life Safety Department

The Village of Arlington Heights, a Northwest Suburb of Chicago, population 75,101 is seeking an Intern in the Building & Life Safety Department for the summer through October of 2021. Applications are being accepted for this position to work at Village Hall in the Building & Life Safety Department. The summer hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Once school resumes, through the month of October it is anticipated the intern will work up to 20 hours a week. 

The Building & Life Safety Department is responsible for reviewing plans, performing inspections of buildings under construction and enforcing municipal codes. This position will assist Department staff by answering phone calls, taking inspection requests, handling electronic and paper document files, performing computer data entry tasks, including updating records and managing computer files.

Preferred candidate would have working knowledge of spreadsheets in Excel. Applicant must have basic Microsoft Office skills and experience with data entry. 

Applicant must be a minimum of 18 years old and be working towards a degree. Hourly rate is $15.00 per hour.

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: 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 at www.vah.com .

THE VILLAGE OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND STRIVES TO BE A WELCOMING AND INCLUSIVE PLACE FOR ALL, IMPROVING 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 pre-employment drug screen.

Intern | Human Resources Department
The Village of Arlington Heights, is one of the largest Chicago suburbs is looking to employ an enthusiastic and driven HR Intern to assist the HR department with administrative and HR-related tasks. HR Interns work under the supervision of the Director of Human Resources and provides administrative support to the HR Department. They act as a face of the Department greeting visitors, answering phones, post and remove job advertisements, interface with both current employees and job candidates, schedule interviews, and gather pertinent data as requested.  

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. An outstanding HR Intern should be detail-oriented and able to demonstrate excellent administrative, communication and organizational skills.

Qualified candidates will be in process of obtaining a Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or related field with previous office experience using Microsoft Office.

Hours for this position will be approximately 16 hours a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) at an hourly rate of $15.00. 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. 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. 

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

THE VILLAGE OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND STRIVES TO BE A WELCOMING AND INCLUSIVE PLACE FOR ALL, IMPROVING 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 pre-employment drug screen.


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.