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

Water Meter Technician- Public Works Department

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the position of Water Meter Technician in the Public Works Department. 

Under general supervision performs skilled and unskilled manual work in reading water meters and recording consumption, and repairs and installs residential and commercial water meters. Provides customer service to water customers including resolving complaints. 

Performs plumbing repairs including pipe sweating and low voltage wiring installation. Responsible for removing and replacing manhole covers and working safely in confined spaces. Preferred candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of backflow devices. 

This position requires a High School or equivalent (G.E.D.) or a combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. 

Additional requirements include possession of a valid Illinois Driver’s License. Ability to obtain Commercial Driver’s License Class A within 6 months of employment. 

Must be able to respond to emergency callouts and performs snow and ice removal and salting as required.

Minimum starting salary for this position is $60,297. Includes excellent benefits package. 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application. Applications will be accepted through April 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. at the Village Hall in the Human Resources Department, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. The fax number is 847.368.5990, or e-mail to jobs@vah.com.

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


Senior Center Manager - Health & Human Services
 

The Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois, is one of the largest Chicago suburbs with a population of 75,100. The Village is seeking a Senior Center Manager in the Health & Human Services Department at the Senior Center. This position is responsible for the overall operation of the Senior Center and coordination of the agencies onsite. The primary functions are service and procedure development and implementation, staffing and supervision, serving as spokesperson, community education, grant management and future planning of the Senior Center services.
The successful candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with seniors, coworkers, and the general public. The candidate must have proven skills in various software applications including Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge and ability to handle various situations in a fast changing environment. Professionalism and the skill in managing people are all essential elements of the job. Knowledge of federal and state senior citizens programs and services are required.

Responsibilities include managing the development, implementation and administration of programs at the Senior Center. This position would supervise the administration of the Volunteer Program, develop and manage the Senior Center operating budget, and would hire and supervise staff including completing performance evaluations and coaching of employees.
Requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management, Social Services, Social Work, Gerontology or a related field and four to six years of program management experience including three in a supervisory capacity or equivalent.  Master’s degree preferred.  Minimum starting salary is $106,850 and includes excellent benefits package.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of background check and drug screen.  Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit an online application and resume.  Applications are available on the Village’s website and 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.  It is anticipated that interviews will be scheduled in April.

Maintenance Worker I - Water & Sewer/Utilities 
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 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 40 hours per week. 

Minimum starting salary for this position is $60,297. Includes excellent benefits package. 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application. Applications also will be accepted at Village Hall in the Human Resources Department, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. This position is open until filled. The fax number is 847-368-5990, or e-mail to: jobs@vah.com. 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.


Integrated Services Department | IT Systems Analyst 

The Village of Arlington Heights, a northwest suburb of Chicago, population 75,100, is seeking an IT 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, 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 or equivalent combination of training and experience. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Minimum starting salary is $77,128. 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.  

The Village is an equal opportunity employer. Any offer of employment is conditional upon passing a pre-employment drug screen.

 

Part-Time Positions

No part-time positions at this time. Please check back!

Internships & Seasonal Job Openings

Intern |Planning & Community Development 
The Village of Arlington Heights, a northwest suburb of Chicago with a population 75,100, is seeking an Intern in the Planning & Community Development Department for the summer of 2020.

Applicants should possess or be in the process of obtaining a Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, or related field. Intern will work on a variety of projects including downtown redevelopment, code review, and other special studies as required. Applicant should possess computer skills in Microsoft Office, computer graphic skills and CAD.  

Hourly rate for this temporary position is $12.50-$14.00 depending on qualifications.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application for seasonal employment. 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.

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


Civil Engineering Intern | Engineering Division of the Public Works Department

The Village of Arlington Heights, a northwest suburb of Chicago, population 75,101, is seeking Civil Engineering Interns in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department for the summer of 2020. This position assists project Engineers in design, field layout, and construction inspection of roadway, sidewalk, and utility improvements. Candidates must have completed at least one year in an accredited Engineering program.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application for seasonal employment. 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. 

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.