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.








Full-Time Positions

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.

Minimum starting salary is $106,850. 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.


Social Services Caseworker | Health & Human Services Department

The Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois, is one of the largest Chicago suburbs with a population of 75,100. The Village is seeking a Social Services Caseworker in the Health & Human Services Department. Under direct supervision by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, this position is responsible for managing the reception area to include greeting visitors, answering phones, ascertaining needs of visitors or callers and directing them accordingly. This position would assist the Social Services Coordinator with crisis intervention.

Responsibilities include but not limited to, providing case management to residents including intake, assessment, resource referral and provision of social services programs. In addition, would provide community based outreach and collaborates with local community partners. Assists with the financial assistance program by evaluating cases to qualify residents for short-term financial support including rent assistance, utility assistance, emergency shelter and subsidy for counseling. Qualified candidate would be able to de-escalate individuals experiencing a crisis. This position would assist with Department programs including the Holiday Assistance Program and clinics. 


Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field, Master’s degree preferred, and 3 years of direct service experience in the field of social work or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.  Bilingual, English/Spanish is preferable.

Minimum starting salary is $60,297. Includes excellent 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 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. 

Arlington Heights Firefighters 
The Arlington Heights Fire Department has firefighter positions open. Please purchase and complete your application at https://iosolutions.com/ by 4 p.m., September 30. Please review the job details and exam information.

Any questions about location or application process should be directed to IO Solutions directly at (800)-343-HIRE or recruitment@iosolutions.com.

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

Part-Time Positions

Part Time Administrative Assistant | Fire Department

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for a Part-Time Administrative Assistant position to work 25 hours per week 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Fire Department.

Responsibilities include performing various administrative duties for the Department. Composes correspondence, coordinates information and assists in multi-phase administrative, fiscal, personnel activities and projects.  Assists the Chief in complex or sensitive confidential projects and handles questions and complaints from the public.  Creates and maintains complex recordkeeping reports. Prepares agendas, takes and transcribes minutes as requested. 
 
A High School diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and three years of related experience and or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position are required.  Additionally requires computer knowledge in Microsoft Office products, planning and organizational skills, strong work ethic and the ability to work as a member of a team.
 
Minimum hourly rate is $30.92 per hour. This position does not offer any benefits including; paid time off, medical insurance but will pay into an IMRF pension.

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

The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any offer of employment will be conditional upon completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

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

  • Effective January 1, 2019, starting salary range based upon experience, $77,404 - $85,292. Top pay of $103,582 reached in three to four years; $66,924  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.

Qualifications

  • 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.