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 recruit 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: 

Public Works: Maintenance Worker I
The South Elgin Public Works Department is a dynamic organization serving a community of roughly 24,000 residents in the far western suburbs of Chicago. We are recruiting for an employee in the Streets & Forestry Division that works with the Village’s streets, parkways, rights-of-ways, trees, streetlights and storm sewer systems. We are hiring for an entry level position of Maintenance Worker I. This position works directly with other Public Works employees to perform a variety of routine skilled and semi-skilled labor tasks in the construction, maintenance, operation, repair and replacement of public infrastructure, along with playing an integral role in snow removal activities throughout the Village. Come be a part of a team that takes pride in their job and an organization that puts time, effort and resources into developing employees.

Qualifications include possession of a high school diploma or G.E.D.  A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a road construction or municipal maintenance field is strongly preferred; or a combination of education and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the work. For a candidate to be successful in this position they must have the ability to safely operate various types of heavy-duty tools and equipment, including backhoe, loader, skid steer, bucket truck and snowplow truck. They should also possess knowledge of facilities, materials, construction methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities. This position requires an understanding of basic electrical theory and the ability to diagnose and repair street light outages and underground cable faults. Current possession of a valid State of Illinois Commercial Driver’s License (Class B) is a plus. The ability to obtain a CDL Class B license within 6 months of hire is required.

Normal work hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Response to after-hours call-backs seven days a week, including evenings, weekends and holidays and in preparation for impending emergency conditions, as necessary (e.g., snow removal, storm damage, etc.) is required. Work includes primarily outdoor work in various types of weather conditions.

The Village of South Elgin offers an excellent work environment, as well as a comprehensive benefits package with a starting salary of $25.54 per hour. The selected applicant will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check, reference check and post-offer medical physical with drug screen. This is a union position.

Interested applicants should submit an application to the Village of South Elgin, ATTN: Human Resources, 10 North Water Street, South Elgin IL 60177 or via email: jobs@southelgin.com. Applications are available online here: application. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time, Non-exempt (over-time eligible)
Pay:        From $25.54 per hour


  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Saving Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • IMRF Pension Plan
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick leave


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Parks & Recreation Department: Laborer (Seasonal)
The Village of South Elgin is seeking a candidate for the position of Seasonal Laborer in the Parks and Recreation Department.  The candidate will perform a variety of unskilled or semi-skilled maintenance work and operate a variety of equipment and tools in a landscaping and parks capacity. The position offers a flexible weekly schedule. Work assignments will include basic maintenance of the parks and buildings and grounds areas which may vary according to seasonal and emergency needs and priorities of the Department.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a High School diploma or general education degree (GED) and posses a valid Illinois Driver’s License.  This position does not offer benefits.  Pay will be $14/hour with 30-40 hour work weeks. Submit applications to: Village of South Elgin, ATTN:  Human Resources, 10 North Water Street, South Elgin, IL 60177 or via e-mail to jobs@southelgin.com. Applications are available here: application. EOE.