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: 
Parks & Recreation Department: Laborer (Summer)

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 will work either a Tuesday through Saturday shift or a Sunday through Thursday shift.  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 possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License.  This position does not offer benefits.  The salary is $13/hour with 35-40 hour work weeks.

Submit resume and application to: Village of South Elgin, ATTN: Human Resources, 10 North Water Street, South Elgin, IL 60177, or via email to jobs@southelgin.com.  Applications are available online at www.southelgin.com.  Position opened until filled.   Equal Opportunity Employer.

Engineering Summer Intern (FT temporary position)
The Village of South Elgin is seeking a temporary summer engineering intern.  The 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.
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.

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.
Hourly Rate: $13 per/hour.
This position is for 40 hours per week (7:00 am – 3:30 pm) May 2021 through August 2021 (exact dates can be flexible with the candidate’s school schedule).
Please forward a cover letter and resume via e-mail to jobs@southelgin.com by April 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm.  Persons requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are asked to contact Human Resources at 847-742-5780. Equal Opportunity Employer.