Employment Opportunities

How to Apply:  https://wilmette.munisselfservice.com/ess/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Compensation and Benefits for Full-time and Part-time Employees

The Village of Wilmette offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, please follow the link below to review full-time and part-time employment benefits.

Full-time Compensation and Benefits

Part-time Compensation and Benefits

On January 20, 2020, the Village of Wilmette  transitioned to an online employment application process.  The Village is using Munis by Tyler Technologies which has the ability to accept online applications.  With this transition, the Village will not accept paper applications for full-time and part-time positions. The Village will accept paper applications only for seasonal and temporary positions, such as Crossing Guard, Leaf Collector, and Landscape Assistant. To prepare for completing an online employment application, please note the following:

  1. For Employment Opportunities and the Online Employment Application, please visit Munis Self-Service at https://wilmette.munisselfservice.com/ess/employmentopportunities/default.aspx
  1. Apply for every interested position(s). Applications will not remain active once the position has been filled.
  1. Please read the Application Instructions and view each position’s job announcement to determine if you meet the minimum requirements and selective certification (if applicable) before applying.
  1. Attach resume, cover letter and any other educational document, certification, license, etc. to your online application. Your application and attachments must be received by the job-opening deadline (if specified).
  1. If you have any questions regarding the online application process, please send an email to HumanResources@wilmette.com.

Mechanic I (full-time)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking a flexible and dynamic team player to fill the full-time Mechanic I position in the Engineering and Public Works Department. The vacancy is as a result of an employee who is retiring after 30+ years of service. This position requires the ability to diagnose issues, analyze malfunctions, determine methods of repair, and inspect, repair, rebuild, and maintain a variety of Village equipment including, but not limited to: cars, pickup trucks, tractors, dump trucks, bucket trucks, backhoes, skid steer loaders, snow plows, generators, saws, pumps, and other heavy construction equipment.  This position requires availability for emergency response (overtime) outside of normal working hours and participation in the On-Call Specialist Program.  The successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license.  A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL, Class B) with air brakes and tanker endorsements is preferred or must be able to obtain within 6 months of employment.  The salary range is $66,149 to $87,779 with a starting salary DOQ with an excellent benefits package. For more information, follow this link to the position announcement and online employment application:  https://wilmette.munisselfservice.com/ess/employmentopportunities/default.aspx.

Maintenance Worker I (full-time)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking to hire a full-time Water/Sewer Maintenance Worker I in the Engineering and Public Works Department.  This semi-skilled position performs manual work dealing with water mains, water valves, hydrant or sewer repairs, snow plowing, emergency response, and maintenance work on streets.  This position requires availability for emergency response (overtime) outside of normal working hours and participation in the On-Call Specialist Program.  The successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license.  A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL, Class B) with air brakes and tanker endorsements is preferred or must be able to obtain within 6 months of employment.  The starting salary is $55,541 with a salary range of $55,541 to $73,701 to include an excellent benefits package. For more information, please follow this link to the position announcement and online employment application:  https://wilmette.munisselfservice.com/ess/employmentopportunities/default.aspx.

Front Counter Assistant (part-time)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking a reliable and detailed oriented professional to fill the part-time Front Counter Assistant position in the Finance Department at the Village Hall (1200 Wilmette Avenue). The person in this position will work an average of 24 hours per week to provide superior in-person customer service and perform administrative support functions.  Responsible for answering incoming calls for the Village’s main phone line and answer questions directly or refer stakeholders to the appropriate Village staff for assistance. In addition, process utility, licensing, building and construction permit, real estate transfer tax and other miscellaneous payments.  The wage is $19.72 per hour.  For more information, please follow this link to the position announcement and online employment application:  https://wilmette.munisselfservice.com/ess/employmentopportunities/default.aspx.

Leaf Collector (seasonal)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking candidates to fill the seasonal Leaf Collector position beginning in October continuing through mid-December. The position will work Monday through Friday, approximately 40 hours per week from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The candidate should have experience in general landscaping work, be familiar with tools and equipment used in the industry.  Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).  The wage is $17.20 per hour.   For more information, please follow this link to the position announcement and online employment application:  https://wilmette.munisselfservice.com/ess/employmentopportunities/default.aspx.

Subsitute Crossing Guard (seasonal)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking candidates to fill the Substitute Crossing Guard position to work through early-June (when school is holding in-class sessions). The position will work as needed between Monday and Friday, approximately 2 hours per day. Crossing Guards must be able to report to morning and/or afternoon crossings daily and work outdoors in all weather conditions. Substitute Crossing Guards may be considered for regular assignment as opportunities become available. The starting hourly rate is $19.72 per hour.  For more information, please follow this link to the position announcement and online employment application https://wilmette.munisselfservice.com/ess/employmentopportunities/default.aspx.

Firefighter/Paramedic (full-time)

Wilmette Firefighter information and Application can be found on this link:  Wilmette FD Firefighter Application

The Village of Wilmette will be conducting a competitive testing process to establish a Firefighter Eligibility List beginning in August 2020.  To be eligible for placement on Wilmette’s eligibility list, candidates must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) plus one of the following: 60 hours of education from an accredited college or university; two years of military service, Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter Certification or current EMT – Paramedic license.  The salary range for this position is $70,750 – $105,073 with excellent benefits.

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners derives its power and authority from an Act of the General Assembly entitled Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, of Chapter 65 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes. The Wilmette Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is charged with the appointment of all firefighters. To be considered for employment, candidates must meet the following requirements*:

  • 21 to under 35 years of age by date of written exam unless otherwise exempt by state statute;
  • U.S. Citizen;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Must successfully complete the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Aerial Ladder Climb Exercise within a ONE YEAR PERIOD prior to the date of the written exam.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) PLUS ONE of the following:
    • Sixty (60) hours of education from an accredited college or university;
    • Two (2) years of military service;
    • Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter certification;
    • Current EMT – Paramedic license from any state or national registration.

*Note that requirements are subject to change.  Please check back frequently for updated employment requirements.

The Village of Wilmette established a Final Eligibility Register for Firefighter employment on November 24, 2018 which will remain in effect until November 24, 2020. Please click the link below to view the Final Eligibility Register.

Final Eligibility Register

The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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