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

Police Department | Police Officer
The Arlington Heights Police Department is accepting applications for Police Officer. Application Deadline is Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 4 p.m.

How to Apply:

  • Purchase and complete your application at https://iosolutions.com by the application deadline

  • Submit all supporting documentation by the application deadline

More information about requirements.

Civil Engineer I | Public Works Department

The Village of Arlington Heights is accepting applications for the 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. 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. 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. Prepares preliminary and final plans for public improvements such as roads, storm sewers and water mains. Investigates questions and complaints from the public and resolves problems.

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 $75,247. 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 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. 

Part-Time Positions

No vacancies at this time. Please check back!

Internships & Seasonal Job Openings

Intern for Human Resources Department
The Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois, is one of the largest Chicago suburbs with a population of 75,100. The Village is seeking candidates for the temporary position of Intern in the Human Resources Department.

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.

Qualified candidates will be in process of obtaining a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or related field. 

Qualifications include one year of office experience, proficiency with Microsoft Office, and planning and organizational skills. 

The successful candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and have a desire to work in the field of Human Resources upon graduation.

Hours for this position will be approximately 16 hours a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) at an hourly rate of $13.00. 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. 

The Village of Arlington Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Recruitment for Fire Department & Police Department

Fire Department

For questions regarding Entry Level Firefighter Recruitment, please contact Kelly Livingston, Assistant Director of Human Resources, at 847.368.5152.

Police Department

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.


  • 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.