Employment Opportunities

How to Apply

Click here for an Employment Application. You will first need to download and save the employment application to your computer before completing the form, otherwise the data may not be saved.

Interested candidates should complete an employment application and submit it along with a resume and cover letter sent via e-mail to HumanResources@wilmette.com. Please ensure to include which position you are applying for.  All positions remain open until filled.

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

Open Positions

The Village of Wilmette is a beautiful historic community located 16 miles north of downtown Chicago with convenient access to the Metra train station (Union Pacific North Line) which is steps away from Village Hall, as well as the CTA Purple Line, and Edens Expressway (I-94).  We are currently recruiting for the following open positions:

Police Officer (full-time position)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking candidates for the Police Officer eligibility list. To be considered, applicants must pay a $15 application processing fee, hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline by June 4, 2018, be 21 years of age but under 35 years of age by the application deadline of May 1, 2018, pass the POWER test within the past year, and more. The starting salary is $75,718 with a salary range of $75,718 to $99,753 and include excellent benefits package.  For more information and to purchase an application, go to the I/O Solutions website.

Engineering Assistant I (full-time position)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking to fill the full-time position of Engineering Assistant I in the Engineering and Public Works Department.   The person in this position will be responsible for assisting citizens through the permit process; reviewing, tracking and approving engineering and construction permits; assist with the planning, design and inspection of public improvement programs to include streets, sidewalks, sewers, water services and landscape projects.  The salary range is $63,115 to $83,753 with a starting salary DOQ, to include an excellent benefits package.  For more information, follow this link to the job announcement.

Maintenance Worker I (full-time position)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking to fill the full-time position of Maintenance Worker I in Engineering and Public Works Department.  This semi-skilled position performs manual work in general facilities and in public works construction and maintenance activities.  Work involves various tasks, requiring the use of hand tools and light to heavy equipment used in general maintenance and repair activities.  A 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 $52,994 with a salary range of $52,994 to $70,321 to include excellent benefits package.  For more information, follow this link to the job announcement.

Engineering Intern (summer months)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking self-motivated individuals with a positive work ethic to fill the position of Engineering Intern working in the summer months with the option for some additional winter (break time) work. This position will work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday for a total of a 14-week period. Position will be responsible for a wide variety of civil and municipal engineering related functions, including construction inspections, construction plan reviews, evaluating pavement conditions, utility investigation, contractor coordination, and traffic studies.  The wage is $16.41 per hour.  For more information, follow this link to the job announcement.

Forestry Intern (summer months)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking self-motivated individuals with a positive work ethic to fill the position of Forestry Intern for the summer months in the Engineering & Public Works Department.   This position will work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday for up to a 10-week period. Position will be assist in performing a variety of Urban Forestry tasks, including surveys for Dutch elm disease, Emerald Ash borer, hazardous trees, view obstructions and tree inventory updates. The wage is $16.41 per hour.  For more information, follow this link to the job announcement.

Geographic Information System (GIS) Intern

The Village of Wilmette is seeking self-motivated individuals with a positive work ethic to fill the position of GIS Intern in the Engineering & Public Works Department.   This position will work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday for up to a 10-week period. Position will be responsible for building out the GIS Database by utilizing Collector for ArcGIS to create and maintain digital data layers.  The wage is $16.41 per hour.  For more information, follow this link to the job announcement.

Landscape Assistant (seasonal)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking to fill the seasonal Landscape Assistant position in the Engineering and Public Works Department.  This position will work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday and will not work more than 1,000 hours for the year. This position will be responsible for performing manual labor work in order to plant shrubs, annuals, bulbs, trees and perennials; maintenance of landscape beds, pruning, trimming, cultivating, mulching, and other related landscape work as assigned.  The wage is $16.41 per hour.  For more information, follow this link to the job announcement.

The Village of Wilmette is an Equal Opportunity Employer