Employment

The Village's Human Resources Department issues all notices and publications for employment opportunities for the Village of Arlington Heights. 

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.


Employment Applications
Please note that there are three distinct employment applications. Please fill out the application for the job you are applying for. (Please note that these applications cannot be accepted for Entry Level Firefighter or Entry Level Police positions. Scroll down for more information about Police and Fire Department Recruitment).  

Scroll down for more information on Police and Fire Recruitment. 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.











Full-Time Positions

About the Village of Arlington Heights 
The Village of Arlington Heights is one of the largest Chicago suburbs and one of the most desirable places to live in the Chicago area. Arlington Heights is a vibrant and progressive community that people are proud to call home. With shopping, businesses, award-winning schools, a library, park district, and a hospital—Arlington Heights is a place where young families establish their roots for generations to come.


Building Maintenance Foreman II - 
Public Works Department

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Building Maintenance Foreman II to direct and manage a staff of six (6) employees responsible for maintaining all of the Village’s facilities. As Foreman, you will be responsible for the daily maintenance routines and capital project planning at the Village Hall, the Police Station, four (4) Fire Stations, the Senior Center, the Public Works Facility, two (2) train stations, and a Historical Campus. The Foreman will supervise and participate in the installation, inspection, repair and maintenance of facilities, including electrical systems, life-safety systems, HVAC, carpentry, plumbing, and general building upkeep.  

The Foreman will secure and manage Village contractors and research best prices for purchasing from vendors, suppliers, manufacturers and contractors. As Foreman, 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 is preferred. The Foreman must have experience reading complex blueprints and electronic diagrams, and is also responsible for preparing, administering and monitoring the unit’s budget. 

The ideal candidate will have at least a high school diploma and five years of experience working in the building maintenance field, with at least two years of lead or supervisory experience in large scale building management or a related field. Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License Class A with air brake endorsement or ability to obtain in six months is required. The Building Maintenance Foreman must be able to respond to after-hours emergencies and snow and ice control operations as required.

The salary range for this position is $92,369 – $124,699 DOQ and includes a diverse and competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, paid vacation, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension plan. This position is open until filled.

If you are a detail-oriented building management professional and want to make an impact keeping the Village of Arlington Heights running smoothly, apply today



IT Network & Systems Administrator
The Village of Arlington Heights is one of the largest Chicago suburbs and one of the most desirable places to live in the Chicago area. Arlington Heights is a vibrant and progressive community that people are proud to call home. With shopping, businesses, award-winning schools, library, park district, and hospital—Arlington Heights is a place where young families establish their roots for generations to come.

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Network & Systems Administrator. The Network & Systems Administrator will be responsible for providing high level technical support to Village staff by solving computer and network related issues, including installation, configuration, repair, and maintenance of computer and network hardware, software and cloud-based services.

As a Network & Systems Administrator, you will install, configure, test, troubleshoot and maintain hardware and server software. The Network & Systems Administrator will be proactive in identifying system problems and will evaluate, diagnose, and resolve problems encountered in network systems and recommend actions to prevent future issues.

The Network & Systems Administrator will be responsible for maintaining network security, monitoring network and system problems, and performing maintenance of information system. The Network & Systems Administrator will be skilled in assessing user needs and with communicating solutions and providing training to Village staff. The Network & Systems Administrator will join a team of dedicated IT professionals who ensure the Village of Arlington Heights operates efficiently. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and at least four years’ experience working in IT. Certification in Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MCSA, VMware, or PCNSA is a plus! The minimum starting salary for this position is $101,605 and includes a diverse and competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, paid vacation, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension plan. This position is open until filled. If you are an IT professional with great communication skills and are an expert in troubleshooting, maintaining, and upgrading servers and networking equipment, this might be the right new opportunity for you!  To apply, complete the online application


Customer Service Representative
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Customer Service Representative. As the first point of contact for all visitors and callers to Village Hall, the Customer Service Representative is a key position and ensures all residents have a positive experience interacting with the Village.

The Customer Service Representative is responsible for providing an outstanding customer experience by greeting and receiving visitors and callers and responding to questions. The Village of Arlington Heights is seeking a candidate who will be proactive in learning about Village functions and operations, and will maintain positive relationships with all departments so as best able to respond to resident’s questions and requests. The Customer Service Representative may also perform other duties as assigned, such as data entry, record keeping, and other clerical tasks. 

The ideal candidate will have at least a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of two years of experience in customer service with heavy phone usage experience. Experience with a telephone switchboard console required. The hours for this position are 8:00 – 4:30 (or 8:30-5:00).  

The starting salary for this position is $54,845 and includes a diverse and competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, paid vacation, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension plan. This position is open until filled.

If you enjoy working with people and building community, this might be the right new opportunity for you!   To apply, complete the online application.  


Social Worker – Disability & Geriatric Services 
Health and Human Services Department 
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Social Worker – Disability & Geriatric Services. With a focus on supporting seniors and individuals with disabilities, the Social Worker will provide direct services to residents including clinical assessment, case management, financial assistance, crisis intervention and therapeutic services.  

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in the specific needs of senior citizens. The Social Worker will provide on-site individual and group therapy at the Senior Center focusing on grief/loss, coping strategies, caregiver support, aging in place and other life transitions. 

The Social Worker will act as a community resource on disability issues and will provide recommendations to reduce barriers and address residents’ needs and will serve as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator for the Village of Arlington Heights. Experience working with individuals with disabilities and knowledge of legislation and advocacy pertaining to disability rights is required. 

Additionally, the Social Worker will provide resources and assist residents in accessing programs and support, including State and Federal benefits, transportation, housing, and other services.        

The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s degree in Social Work and three years of direct clinical experience with a gerontology concentration and experience working with individuals with disabilities.  LCSW or LSW preferred. A valid IL driver’s license is required. The position will require certification in ADA and Home Modification within six months of hire.   

The minimum starting salary for this position is $80,677 and includes a diverse and competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, paid vacation, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension plan. This position is open until filled.

If you are committed to advocating and supporting the needs of ALL residents, including seniors and individuals with disabilities, apply online.  



Permit Technician | Building & Life Safety Services
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Permit Technician in the Building & Life Safety Department.

Under general supervision, this position would perform tasks to support the coordination of the permit application process and inspection and licensing verification. This position would also provide service to the front counter by providing guidance to the walk-in general public. Responsibilities include processing construction permit applications, applications for businesses, solicitations and other licenses and assisting with FOIA requests.

Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and three years of related experience that includes a high volume of public contact 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 typing, data entry and general computer operations. Knowledge of municipal ordinances relating to building regulations and some knowledge of the construction related industry preferred. Starting salary is $63,072 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 [email protected]. The fax number is 847-368-5990. This position is open until filled. Internet access is available at all local libraries.

Part-Time Positions

No Part-Time Positions Currently Open 



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

Temporary 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.  The Building & Life Safety Department is responsible for reviewing plans, performing inspections of buildings under construction and enforcing municipal codes. This position will work part-time flexible hours based on availability to 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. 

Hourly rate for this temporary position is $16.00.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an online application for seasonal employment on the Village’s website at www.vah.com.  Applications will 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.


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

Currently Accepting Applications
Arlington Heights Fire Department is Accepting Applications! The deadline to apply is Sept. 30th at 2 p.m. Purchase your Arlington Heights Firefighter Job Application at iosolutions.com Complete your application and submit all supporting documentation by the Sept. 30th at 2 p.m. See full informational flyer.

Written Exam Fall 2022
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? Email [email protected]

Recruitment for Police Department
All positions are currently filled. Updates will be posted here. 




Transparency In Coverage 

Transparency Rules require that non-grandfathered, insured, and self-insured group health plans, post machine-readable files on a public site. For this purpose, a public site is a site that can be accessed by any individual without the use of a log-in or password, or any other form of identifier.  The link opens a JSON and .gzip file formats which are intended to be machine-readable in accordance with the Transparency in Coverage legislation and are not necessarily intended for the general consumer.  They are intended for researchers and other Health Care stakeholders and the file format is dictated by CMS.gov. Because of this, special software or tools may be required to open and navigate the files, and BCBS encourages clients to engage their internal IT teams for guidance on approved software and tools to support review of the files