Employment Opportunities

How to Apply

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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:


The Village of Wilmette is seeking candidates for placement on the Firefighter Eligibility List. The Village is partnering with Morton Grove, Niles, and Park Ridge on a cooperative application and testing process which allows candidates to apply for and test for one or more of the mentioned agencies. 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, Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Firefigher II/Basic Operations Firefighter Certificaiton, or current EMT – Paramedic license. Click here to apply and find more details about the application process. The salary range for this position is $69,533 – $103,266 with excellent benefits. Applications and other required documents are due no later than August 28, 2018.

Water Plant Chemist (full-time)

The Village of Wilmette is searching for a full-time Water Plant Chemist to replace the incumbent who is retiring after 36 years of service. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting a variety of quantitative and qualitative chemical, microbiological, and physical analyses on drinking water in order to meet regulatory, quality control, and monitoring requirements. This position requires progressive responsibilities, knowledge, and skills regarding water treatment, monitoring regulations, administrative duties, and the production of regulatory reports.   The salary range for this position is $70,919 to $94,106 with a starting salary DOQ with excellent benefits.  For more information, follow this link to the job announcement.

Maintenance Worker I  (full-time)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking candidates for a full-time Maintenance Worker I position in the Engineering and Public Works Department.  The person in this position will perform manual work in general facilities and in public works construction and maintenance activities. This could include maintenance work on streets, alleys, parking lots, sidewalks, street lighting system, traffic signs, parkways, parkway trees and landscape plantings, and the water distribution and sewer systems.  Work involves various tasks, requiring the use of hand tools and light to heavy equipment used in general maintenance and repair activities. The salary range for this position is $52,994 to $70,321 with a starting salary DOQ.   For more information, follow this link to the job announcement.

Leaf Collectors (seasonal)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking candidates to fill the seasonal Leaf Collector positions beginning in October and 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.  This position works under the general direction of the Street Superintendent and will be responsible for sweeping, raking, loading leaves, and other tasks as may be required during the Leaf Collection Program.  The starting hourly rate is $16.41.  For more information, follow this link to the job announcement.

Crossing Guards (substitute)

The Village of Wilmette is seeking to fill the Crossing Guard (substitute) positions beginning in mid-August to early-June. 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 when school is in session, and work outdoors in all weather conditions. Substitute Crossing Guards may be considered for regular assignment as a Crossing Guard as opportunities become available.  The starting hourly rate is $18.82.  For more information, follow this link to the job announcement.

Police Telecommunicator (part-time)

The Village of Wilmette is accepting applications for a part-time Police Telecommunicator (911 Operator).  The person in this position will work approximately 16 to 24 hours per week to include weekends and holidays.  This is a civilian position primarily responsible for the operation of the public safety radio and computer aided dispatch (CAD) systems, and handling requests for emergency service.  The starting hourly rate is $28.62.  For more information, follow this link to the job announcement.

The Village of Wilmette is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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