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2621 N. Thatcher Ave.
River Grove, Il   60171
708-453-8000

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8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday -Thursday - Friday

 8 a.m. to Noon 
Wednesday & Saturday

 

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EMPLOYMENT WITH THE VILLAGE OF RIVER GROVE

EEO Statement: The Village of River Grove is an equal opportunity employer that seeks qualified applicants for employment in available positions without unlawful regard to the applicants’ race, color, sex, religion, age, or ethnic origin.  Applicants with qualified disabilities will be reasonably accommodated upon prior notification. Employment positions with the Village of River Grove are identified on below, and current employment opportunities will be listed above.

Application Process: Applications for any current employment opportunity may be obtained from the Village’s Administrative Offices located at 2621 Thatcher Avenue, River Grove, Illinois during regular office hours.  Applications are not mailed.  All applications must be completed and delivered to the Village Administrative Offices at or before 4:00 p.m. on deadline date set forth and listed within the available opening.  Tardy applications will not be accepted, and incomplete applications will be rejected.  All applicants are encouraged to carefully read and follow the instructions and each question set forth in the application.

Benefits. Full-time non-probationary employees qualify for the following benefit programs:

  • (a)  Health, dental and vision insurance benefits after completing 60 days of 
    non-probationary employment

  • (b)  Vacation benefits after completing 1 year of non-probationary employment.

  • (c)  11 holidays

  • (d)   Ability to participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

  • (e)   Ability to participate in the deferred income plan of the Village

  • (f)    Worker’s compensation coverage

Positions within the Village of River Grove:  The following positions are filled by the Village through an application and hiring procedure.  Whenever any position has an available opening, the Village accepts applications for a limited period of time; reviews each timely submitted application to verify that it is complete, signed and notarized; rejects any incomplete applications; and depending on the position being applied for, schedules interviews or appropriate examinations.  Upon completing the review, examination, and interview or examination process, the Village then compiles an eligibility list ranking each applicant in accordance with his or her qualifications.  The eligibility list for any position remains effective for one year from the date it is posted in the Village Administrative Offices.  The highest ranked individual will be offered conditional employment when any position becomes available, which requires that the applicant successfully complete drug and alcohol screenings; a criminal background check, if applicable to the position; or any other examinations required to be passed before employment is made unconditional.  All unconditional employment is deemed probationary employment for one-year from the date an individual’s employment becomes unconditional. At a minimum, all applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, have a high school diploma or its equivalent unless the position requires more advanced education or certification, have a current and valid Illinois Driver's License if the position requires that you operate any motor vehicle, and have the ability to speak, write and read English fluently.

Positions within the Village of River Grove

The following positions are filled by the Village through an application and hiring procedure.  Whenever any position has an available opening, the Village accepts applications for a limited period of time; reviews each timely submitted application to verify that it is complete, signed and notarized; rejects any incomplete applications; and depending on the position being applied for, schedules interviews or appropriate examinations.  Upon completing the review, examination, and interview or examination process, the Village then compiles an eligibility list ranking each applicant in accordance with his or her qualifications. 

   The eligibility list for any position remains effective for one year from the date it is posted in the Village Administrative Offices.  The highest ranked individual will be offered conditional employment when any position becomes available, which requires that the applicant successfully complete drug and alcohol screenings; a criminal background check, if applicable to the position; or any other examinations required to be passed before employment is made unconditional.  All unconditional employment is deemed probationary employment for one-year from the date an individual’s employment becomes unconditional. 

At a minimum, all applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, have a high school diploma or its equivalent unless the position requires more advanced education or certification, have a current and valid Illinois Driver's License if the position requires that you operate any motor vehicle, and have the ability to speak, write and read English fluently.

Administrative Assistant (Administrative Offices).
This full-time position is within the administrative offices of the Village, and duties may include working as or with the cashier, water billing clerk, accounts receivable clerk, accounts payable clerk; data entry; typing; sorting and delivering mail; preparing mailings; and other customary administrative tasks as assigned by the Village officials or supervisors.  Experience with computers required, and specific skills with Windows, LOCIS, Word and Excel helpful.  Must be able to read and write in English, and fluency in Spanish and/or Polish helpful.  Excellent communication and public relation skills required. Hours include one to two Saturday half-days per month.

Administrative Assistant – Part-Time Paid-On-Call (Administrative Offices).
This part-time, paid-on-call position is within the administrative offices of the Village and generally requires full-time work during the summer months, and paid-on-call hours during the other times of the calendar year.  Position requires individual to perform any combination of the following duties:  working as or with the cashier, data entry; typing; sorting and delivering mail; preparing mailings; answering phones; and other customary administrative tasks as assigned by the Village officials or supervisors.  Experience with computers required, and specific skills with Windows, Word and Excel helpful.  Must be able to read and write in English, and fluency in Spanish and/or Polish helpful.  Excellent communication and public relations skills required.  Hours include one to two Saturday half-days per month.

Administrative Assistant (Police Department).
This full-time position requires an energetic, detail oriented person with excellent language, grammar and communication skills who can handle the following responsibilities: (a) general administrative support for the police department; (b) customer service to walk-in and call-in traffic; (c) accurately entering various information into computer databases; (d) typing and preparing department memoranda; (e) answering and screening telephone calls to supervisory staff; and (f) answering multi-line telephone system. Candidate must be proficient with MS Office and Excel, present a professional demeanor, and be a reliable and punctual employee. High school diploma and two years experience required.

Administrative Assistant - Part time (Police Department).
This position requires an energetic, detail oriented person with excellent language, grammar and communication skills who can handle the following responsibilities: (a) general administrative support for the police department; (b) customer service to walk-in and call-in traffic; (c) accurately entering various information into computer databases; (d) typing and preparing department memoranda; (e) answering and screening telephone calls to supervisory staff; and (f) answering multi-line telephone system. Candidate must be proficient with MS Office and Excel, present a professional demeanor, and be a reliable and punctual employee. High school diploma and two years experience required.

Building Department Secretary.
This full-time position requires a detail-oriented person with excellent language, grammar and communication skills who can handle the following responsibilities:

(a) general administrative support for the building department; (b) customer service to walk-in and call-in traffic; (c) accurately entering various information into computer databases; (d) typing and preparing department memoranda; (e) answering and screening telephone calls to supervisory staff; and (f) answering multi-line telephone system.  Candidate must be proficient with computer skills, permitting software knowledge a plus, MS Office and Excel experience required, present a professional demeanor, and be a reliable and punctual employee.  High school diploma and two years of secretarial experience required.

Building Department Inspector.
This full-time position requires that applicants be at least eighteen (18) years of age, possess a high school diploma or the equivalent certificate, be fluent in English, and possess excellent reading, writing, and grammar skills.  Position requires high school diploma and minimum of two (2) years construction experience including blueprint reading and working knowledge of International building and property maintenance codes.  Duties include inspection, documentation and enforcement of adopted building and property maintenance codes.  Excellent computer, communication and public relation skills required.

Building Maintenance Coordinator.
As sole person in this position, is responsible for maintenance and improvements for all Village owned buildings and grounds. He will engage, and possibly supervise and coordinate other employees and contractors in repair and construction in regards to masonry, carpentry, utility systems, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems, equipment, roofs and other maintenance and improvements as required. Will engage in painting, landscape work and snow removal as needed. Orders parts and supplies for Village facilities. 

Compiles reports of costs for projects and has input into the budget system within the scope of work for this position. May requisition tools, equipment, and supplies. Will inspect work for compliance to blueprints and other specifications. Will inspect all buildings in a timely manner to correct maintenance problems. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license for use in the course of duties. Will perform all other duties as ordered.

Cashier.
This full-time position requires that applicants be at least eighteen (18) years of age, possess a high school diploma or the equivalent certificate, be fluent in English, and possess excellent reading, writing, and grammar skills. Duties include processing payments, answering telephones, typing, filing, and mail distribution. Excellent communication and public relation skills required; computer and cashier experience preferred. Hours include up to two Saturday half-days per month.

Crossing Guard – Part-Time.
This extremely important part-time position requires strict adherence to procedures and a commitment to guarding the well being of the children of the community. Crossing guards do not direct traffic, but are to safely expedite the movement of children to and from a school by utilizing gaps in traffic.  Crossing guards do not regulate traffic patterns of enforce traffic laws. A crossing guard is to ensure safe student crossing by supervising students as they cross the street at various intersections and crossings; encourage patterns of safe behavior by students, when crossing any roadway; and to deter students from committing unsafe and unlawful acts when leaving the school areas. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess excellent communication skills, the ability to speak English fluently, and a professional demeanor.

Firefighter/Paramedic – Part-Time.
This position within the Department of Emergency Services is a part-time position and no individual firefighter/paramedic may work more than 29 hours per week; and each individual must be able to work at least 72 hours per month.  Applicant must possess a current and valid Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-P Certification and a current and valid Firefighter II Certification issued by the Illinois State Fire Marshall, and a current and valid CPR Card.  Applicants must be willing and able to work 12 hour shifts any day of the week.  To be qualified for placement on the eligibility list, an applicant must be of good record and good character, and be at least 21 years of age.  All applicants must provide a Letter of Good Standing from his or her system hospital or affiliation.  Each applicant’s Letter of Good Standing, and a copy of his or her birth certificate, high school diploma (or its equivalent) and Fire Fighter II Certificate must be attached to the application to qualify for the interview process.  Failure to attach these documents to the application may disqualify an applicant for employment.  Any individual subsequently hired by the Village must complete the probationary period of employment.

Paramedic – Part-Time.
This position is within the Department of Emergency Services and is a part-time position. No paramedic may work more than 36 hours per week, and must be able and willing to work 12 hour shifts on any day of the week. All paramedics are required to work at least 48 hours per month. An applicant must possess a current and valid IDPH-EMT Paramedic Certification and current CPR Card.  A current and valid Firefighter II Certification issued by the Illinois State Fire Marshall is beneficial.  The competition for placement on the eligibility list is open to any applicant of good record and good character, and who is at least 21 years of age.  Each applicant must provide a Letter of Good Standing from his or her system hospital or affiliation.  Each applicant’s Letter of Good Standing, and a copy of his or her birth certificate, high school diploma (or its equivalent) and Certificates must be attached to the application to qualify for the interview process.  Failure to attach these documents to the application may disqualify an applicant for employment.  Any individual subsequently hired by the Village must complete the probationary period of employment.

Part-Time Police Officer. 
This position is within the Police Department and is a part-time position. No part-time police officer may work more than 36 hours per week, and must be able and willing to work 8 hour shifts on any day of the week.  All part-time police officers are required to work at least ___ hours per month. An applicant must possess a current and valid Part-Time Police Officer Certification issued by the Illinois Police Training Board.  The competition for placement on the eligibility list is open to any applicant of good record and good character, and who is at least 21 years of age.  Each applicant’s birth certificate, high school diploma (or its equivalent) and Training Certificate must be attached to the application to qualify for the interview process.  Failure to attach these documents to the application may disqualify an applicant for employment.  Any individual subsequently hired by the Village must complete the probationary period of employment.

Police Officer – Full Time. 
Full-time police officers are not hired through the Village’s personnel policies, but are appointed by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village in accordance with the Illinois Fire and Police Commissioners Act.  The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners generally prepares its eligibility list every odd year, and the application process generally commences in April of each odd year.  The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners prepares an eligibility list that is valid for 2 years from the date of publication.

Police Department Records Clerk and Secretary.
Position requires energetic person with excellent language, grammar and reading skills to assist with records keeping for the police department. Candidate must be able to handle the following responsibilities: (a) filing and retrieval of various documents, including case files and individual documents from files or computer database; (b) Entry and retrieval of information into and from various computer databases; (c) Gathering of information in accordance with Public Information Ac; (d) Maintenance of logs and other record keeping controls to assure proper tracking of case files; (e) Categorization of various statistics compiled by the department; and (f) answering telephone calls for records department and responding to various requests for information concerning records and department functions.

Public Works Laborer/Equipment Operator - Full-Time.
This full-time position performs any combination of the following duties involved in the repair, maintenance, installation, cleaning, landscaping and waste disposal of and for various municipal buildings, the water and sewer systems, streets, parkways, public lands and municipal services of the Village: (a) landscaping and maintenance of grounds of the Village; (b) prepare and grade terrain and public areas; (c) apply insecticides, fertilizers, seed, sod, and transplant various vegetation using manual and power equipment; (d) mow and trim lawns using hand or power equipment; (e) trim trees and other vegetation; (f) spray lawns, trees, shrubs, and other vegetation and apply supplemental liquid and nutrients; (g) operate chipper and chain saw; (h) paint various equipment, buildings, and highway markings; (i) repair or remove concrete and asphalt streets, walks, and driveways using both manual and power equipment in addition to a large variety of hand tools; (j) erect and remove barricades; and (k) load and unload heavy materials from trucks and other municipal equipment.  Position requires a current Illinois commercial driver’s license class “B” to drive trucks and operate other heavy equipment such as street cleaner, snow plow/salt spreader, and applicant must be available for emergency duty twenty-four hours per day, capable of lifting weights of one hundred pounds, and an ability to withstand exposure to all climatic conditions.  High school diploma or equivalent is required, and hired applicants must complete classes in safety regulations and/or other requirements, and obtain pesticide operator’s license.

Public Works Laborer - Part-Time Paid-On-Call.
This part-time, paid-on-call position is within the Department of Public Works and generally requires full-time work during the summer months, and paid-on-call hours during the other times of the calendar year. Position requires an individual to perform any combination of the following duties: the repair, maintenance, installation, cleaning, landscaping and waste disposal of and for various municipal buildings, water and sewer systems, streets, parkways, public lands and municipal services.  All applicants must be sixteen (16) years of age, capable of lifting weights of at least fifty pounds and able to withstand extended exposure to all climatic conditions.  Also must complete classes in safety regulations and/or requirements.

Public Works Secretary/Accounts Payable Clerk. 
This full-time position reports directly to Superintendent of Streets and Alleys, and the Superintendent of Water and Sewer. This position requires the performance of all secretarial duties within the Public Works Department including but not limited to: (a) answering phones, (b) documenting and categorizing residential requests or complaints, (c) maintaining computerized files and records of all Public Works projects, (d) completing all other tasks as directed. Position requires experience with computers and working knowledge of MS Word and Excel, and a willingness to attend computer classes as needed. Position also requires assisting with special projects. Working knowledge of horticulture and heavy equipment is helpful. Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent for this position.  

Volunteer Positions.
The following positions are based upon an individual being willing and able to volunteer his or her time to a particular program.  These positions are generally within the recreation department or based upon a program designed and operated to benefit the community at-large. Individuals do not receive any compensation for their services and are not qualified for any benefits provided by the Village to its full-time employees.

         
         

 

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