Employment Opportunities

The Village of South Elgin is a great place to work offering full benefits, regular hours, and a respectful working environment.  Choosing a career in municipal government offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to serve the community.  The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks talented, service-oriented people to serve our residents and businesses.   

Please review the list of open positions below.  The Village only accepts applications/resumes for specific, advertised positions.  Due to the volume of applications we may receive, only candidates selected to advance in the hiring process will be contacted.  

Police Officers are appointed by the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners.  This Board conducts testing processes to recuit Police Officers.

To apply for an open position please complete an application.  Applications may be emailed to jobs@southelgin.com or mailed to:  10 N. Water Street, South Elgin, IL  60177.

Open Positions:

Engineering Summer Intern

  • Date Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Department: Public Works
  • Compensation: $12 per/hour
  • Hours: 7:00 am-3:30 pm
  • Deadline: Friday, April 3 at 5 pm

Position Objectives:
The Village of South Elgin is seeking a temporary summer engineering intern. The Village of South Elgin’s internship program is geared toward college students seeking to supplement their academic training, and expand their professional knowledge and skills in the engineering field, and will provide students with real-world experience.  

Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary purpose of this position is to support the Village Public Works staff by conducting inspections, surveys, measuring quantities, collecting data, preparing reports and calculations, and performing research. The project types may include roadway paving, storm water, water and sewer, parking lot, sidewalk, and curb and gutter improvements for public and private construction. General office work such as scanning and filing may be required. Interns will receive direction, guidance, and mentoring from technical and management staff within the Public Works department.

Minimum Requirements:
The ideal candidate will be pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or other closely related field and will have completed at least one academic year of college coursework. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid Illinois driver’s license. The candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to complete reports and calculations using Microsoft Word and Excel.   Must be willing to conduct outdoor site visits, sometimes in adverse weather conditions; perform moderate lifting on a frequent basis; and be able to drive a Village passenger vehicle. Receiving an internship offer is contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of a background and driving record check, and medical and drug screening. 

This position does not earn benefits.

More Information:
Please forward a cover letter and resume via e-mail to jobs@southelgin.com by Friday, April 3. at 5:00 pm.