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

Maintenance Worker I | Public Works Department- Street Unit
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Worker I, Street Unit, 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.  Additional Requirements: Valid Commercial Driver’s License Class A with airbrake and tanker endorsements is preferred but must be obtained within one year of hire.  Must be able to respond for scheduled and unscheduled overtime due to snow events, special events, wind storms, flooding events, water main repairs, and other unforeseen emergency occurrences.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, maintaining, repairing and reconstructing Village streets, curbs, sidewalks, parking garages, and other roadway structures. Performs hot mix asphalt, concrete and paver brick sidewalk repairs. Performs snow and ice removal operations and provides maintenance needed for special events. Operates equipment and machinery including front-end loaders, backhoe loaders, and skid steer loaders.  Operates street, sidewalk, and parking garage sweepers. May operate equipment that is more complex for extended periods of time. This is a multi-level position classification.

Starting salary for this position 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 e-mail to:  [email protected].  The fax number is 847-368-5990. Applications will be accepted in the Human Resources Department. This position is open until August 12, 2022 at 5pm. Internet access is available at all local libraries.


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.



Fire Safety Inspector | Building & Life Safety Department
The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Fire Safety Inspector in the Building & Life Safety Department.

Responsibilities include on-site inspections of Village buildings, structures, and systems for compliance with fire and life safety codes as part of Village programs and construction permits. Tracks and follows up with non-compliant issues to obtain compliance.    

This position is responsible for witnessing tests of fire safety systems including fire sprinkler, fire suppression, fire alarm and smoke control. Responds to incidents of hazard that require investigative inspections for building, fire, and life safety. Would be responsible to issue citations for adjudication or court. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, occupants, and the public to achieve fire prevention goals.

Minimum qualifications include extensive technical or specialized training such as an Associates Degree or two years of technical or business school and four to six years of experience in fire protection design, inspections, and project management or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Certified by ICC as a Fire Inspector I or NFPA as as Certified Fire Inspector I or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire. Certified as a school inspector by the Office of the State Fire Marshall is preferred.  Ability to perform inspections and/or related duties after regular work hours as required. 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 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 [email protected]. The fax number is 847-368-5990. This position is open until filled. Internet access is available at all local libraries.


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

PART-TIME ACCOUNT CLERK – VEHICLE DATABASE
FINANCE DEPARTMENT


Applications are being accepted for the position of part-time Account Clerk in the Finance Department. The hours are 11:30am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Under direct supervision, this position maintains the Vehicle and Animal license database for the Village of Arlington Heights. Responsibilities include answering inquiries from residents on the phone or in person regarding Village business. Provides backup services to the Customer Service Representative and Cashiers as needed. Preferred candidate would have a working knowledge of basic clerical/mathematical practices as well as the ability to provide exceptional customer service to the public. 

Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and a minimum of two years of experience providing clerical, accounting, and customer service skills, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Additionally requires knowledge of cash collection and cash processing procedures. Position requires effective communication and customer service skills as demonstrated by prior experience.  Ability to work as a member of a team.

Minimum hourly rate is $28.13 per hour.

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 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.  

 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.  

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 ACCOUNT CLERK: FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Applications are being accepted for the position of part-time Account Clerk in the Finance Department. The hours are 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Under direct supervision, this position performs money collections paid to the Village within prescribed guidelines. Prepares and processes various receipt forms, receives and posts payments, maintain logs, enters data into the computer, and verifies accuracy of payment accounts. Collects and processes payments of water bills, building permits, vehicle stickers, dog tags, business license fees from residents and other customers. Responsibilities include answering inquiries from residents on the phone or in person regarding payments to the Village. Preferred candidate would have a working knowledge of basic clerical/mathematical practices as well as the ability to provide exceptional customer service to the public. In addition, provides backup services to the Customer Service Representative as needed. 

Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and a minimum of two years of experience providing clerical, accounting, and customer service skills, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Additionally requires knowledge of cash collection and cash processing procedures. Position requires effective communication and customer service skills as demonstrated by prior experience.  Ability to work as a member of a team.

Minimum hourly rate is $28.13 per hour.

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 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.  

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.  

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.



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