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Employment Opportunities

The Village of Morton Grove (5.1 square miles) is a diverse and mature inner-ring suburb with immediate access to interstate, commuter rail, and recreational trail networks. Residents enjoy the comforts of suburban living, access to 400 acres of Cook County Forest Preserves, a mix of small businesses and national retailers, and is close to downtown Chicago, O’Hare Airport, Interstates 94 and 294, and is serviced by Metra trains and Pace buses. The Village has outstanding restaurants and shops and a balance of residential, retail, and commercial properties that provide diverse offerings to its residents. Morton Grove is described as an “Incredibly Close community of neighbors that enjoy living in Morton Grove and care about each other.” The Village provides high-quality municipal services through Administration, Economic Development, Finance, Family and Senior Services, Building, Fire, Police, and Public Works departments.

The Village only accepts applications and resumes in connection with specific advertised positions. Applications and resumes are not kept on file. If there is an advertised position you would like to apply for listed below, please click on the corresponding link for more information.

The Village general employment application is available here for download. Send completed application to [email protected].

MANAGEMENT ANALYST FINANCE

The Village is seeking a MANAGEMENT ANALYST for the Finance Department. The position will report to the Director of Finance. Under the Director, this position is a key operational member of the Village’s management team. The individual performs a wide variety of complex, analytical, financial support, management tasks and special project coordination requiring initiative and independent judgment. Routine job tasks may be specific to the operational department to which the position is attached i.e. Finance Department.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Have an established record of building strong working relationships at all levels of an organization.
  • Communicate effectively, build consensus and promote the exchange of information among external and internal project team members.
  • Have proven experience in conducting research including gathering data, analyzing information, preparing reports and making formal presentations.
  • Effectively utilize Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat Pro and database management programs.
  • Have the ability and discretion to handle highly sensitive confidential information.
  • Be extremely organized, self-motivated, and able to work in a fast paced, deadline driven, and highly collaborative environment.
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a related field. In addition, a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field is preferred.
  • Minimum one year experience (or equivalent combination of experience and education) in areas such as project administration, data and research analysis, public policy implementation, communication strategies or budget and financial planning with demonstrated leadership and/or supervisory experience. Experience within municipal government administration is strongly preferred.

Essential Functions of the job:

  • Responds to a variety of resident inquiries, complaints and requests for services and promotes and maintains responsive community relations;
  • Performs management analyses and prepares research reports and other policy documents to serve as a basis for action by the Village;
  • Assists the Director in reviewing materials, collecting and organizing data, assembling and preparing reports and communications and improving organizational efficiencies;
  • Assists with administration of Village benefits including enrolling employees and retirees in insurance programs, ensuring accurate billing and coordinating with payroll for employee deductions;
  • Maintains personnel files as directed;
  • Assists with routine monthly financial report preparation;
    Assists with the preparation for the annual audit;
  • Manages the collection of Village receivables as directed;
  • Assists to identify, analyze, write and monitor grants and grant funds, and when directed, develops and coordinates grant-funded programs;
  • As directed by the Finance Director, provides assistance to various Village Departments
  • Assists with preparation and review of annual and capital budget, assists with the preparation of budgets as directed, assists with monthly monitoring of budget expenditures, and provides assistance to the Finance Department as needed;
  • As directed by the Finance Director and Assistant Finance Director, conducts extensive research, analysis, and preparation and presentation of reports.

Salary range $68,137 - $88,142 DOQ with excellent benefits. Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to: [email protected].  Position open until filled.

LATERAL ENTRY POLICE OFFICER

Salary and Benefits:
Terms, benefits, and other conditions of employment for Morton Grove Police Officers are governed by Village policies and the current CBA. Effective Jan 1, 2024, starting salary is $80,275 with a top pay of $111,827 reached in six years (Steps).

Lateral entry officers may qualify for starting pay increases. Officers who have completed two years of prior service as an officer will start at Step 3 of the CBA’s salary schedule ($94,306). Officers who have completed three years of prior service will start at Step 4 ($101,847). Officers who have completed 4 or more years of prior service will start at Step 5 ($108,134).

In addition, the Village provides excellent fringe benefits including a pension plan, other retirement savings options, and health, dental, and life insurance. Officers are also eligible to earn annual vacation time, paid holidays, and floating holidays. The Village also provides officers with a uniform allowance of $850 per year. Officers are eligible for up to $2,400 additional longevity pay for years of service.

Signing Bonus:
Lateral Entry Police Officers qualify for a signing bonus of $8,000.

Current Police Officer Work Schedule:
8 hour work schedule. Assignment to permanent patrol shifts. 6 days on duty, followed by 3 regularly scheduled days off.

Specialty Assignments:
Patrol Officer, Evidence Technician, Breathalyzer Operator, Range Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Tactical Medical Instructor, Peer Support Team, Community Liaison Officer, Tactical Officers, Detectives, Field Training Officer, Juvenile Officer, Traffic Officer, Drone Operator, Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT), North Regional Major Crimes Task Force (NORTAF), Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS), and the Narcotics and Currency Interdiction Team (NARCINT).

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Currently is or within the past two years from time of application has been a sworn officer in good standing in an Illinois law enforcement agency for at least one year after completion of a probationary period and at least two years in total and separated from that agency in good standing; and
  • Possess a State of Illinois Law Enforcement Officer certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board; and
  • Possess substantially equivalent skills and abilities as a Village of Morton Grove Police Officer who has completed the probationary period, as determined by the Village; and
  • Possess an Associate Degree or 60 semester hours of credit from an institution accredited by the US Department of Education; or has served in, and received an Honorable Discharge from a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States; and
  • Taken and passed such examinations as the Morton Grove Board of Fire and Police Commissioners deem necessary to determine fitness for duty as a police officer; and
  • Meet all State and Federal eligibility requirements to be a law enforcement officer; and
  • Be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License; and
  • Have the ability to pass the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test.

Applications:
Click here to access the Lateral Entry Police Officer online application portal.

Applications will be accepted until May 20th, 2024, at 3:00PM.  The Village must receive a completed application and all required documents in order for you to be eligible for further consideration.

Questions:
Questions concerning this application process can be addressed to the Human Resources Department, 6101 Capulina Avenue, Morton Grove, Illinois, 60053; or at: [email protected]

Summer 2024 Civil Engineering Intern Position

Are you ready to advance your education and professional development? The Village of Morton Grove Public Works Engineering Division is now accepting applications for a Civil Engineering Intern who is ready to contribute to the development of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and work on projects that will have a positive impact on the community. If you are pursuing a career as a civil engineer, here’s your chance to gain valuable real-world experience!

The primary purpose of this position is to support the Village engineering staff by conducting site observations and field surveys, measuring quantities, collecting data, preparing reports and calculations, and performing research. The project types may include roadway paving, water and sewer replacement, sidewalks, and curb and gutter improvements for public and private construction.

Under the guidance of a professional engineer and senior staff, you will perform a variety of engineering support assignments requiring a fundamental knowledge of technology, design standards, practices, and techniques. Assignments are designed to develop a practical knowledge of equipment, facilities, and systems. You will be immersed in a supportive and collaborative work environment where your contributions are valued and appreciated.

During your time as a Summer 2024 Civil Engineering Intern, you will gain valuable work experience in the Public Works Department and the unique opportunity to develop a wide range of skills. You will be assigned various duties that will challenge and help you grow personally and professionally. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from an outstanding team of professionals.

The ideal candidate…

  • is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or other related fields.
  • has the ability to problem solve effectively with excellent attention to detail.
  • is willing to conduct outdoor site visits and work on survey crews.
  • has strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to complete reports and calculations using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • has the ability and willingness to learn engineering tasks and procedures.
  • is at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.

We are looking to fill the position from May through August 2024. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. The hourly rate for the position begins at $18.50/hour.

Please submit your resume and/or letter of intent to [email protected] (include “Engineering Intern” in the subject line).

Further inquiries about this position can be made by calling the
Village of Morton Grove Public Works Department at 847-470-5235.

ASSISTANT FINANCE DIRECTOR

The Village is seeking an Assistant Finance Director to assist the Finance Director with a variety of accounting, payroll, budget preparation, supervision, records management, auditing and other operational functions. The Assistant Finance Director also works closely with other Village departments in budgeting, bidding and purchasing, auditing and reconciliation, preparation of reports and assisting with the review and management of employee health and insurance benefits.

The Assistant Finance Director will, under the direction of the Finance Director:

  • Assist the Finance Director with various duties, including accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, and cash management.
  • Supervise clerical staff performance of operational duties including accounts payable, utility billing, payroll and special projects.
  • Supervise and modify front desk operations including customer service processes and respond to customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Manage the annual audit.

Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a related field from an accredited college or university and have a minimum of 5 years experience in a government finance related field. The following knowledge, skills and abilities are required:

Knowledge, skills and experience in generally accepted accounting principles; use of Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel) and Adobe; customer service; understanding various municipal pension and health & benefit programs; organization; fluency in English required.

  • Clear and professional writing skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement.
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and to prioritize and multitask to meet objectives and established deadlines
  • Ability to work with the Village’s ERP to become in-house expert of the financial module
  • Ability to develop functional skills related to utilizing other Village software specific to departments/tasks in which responsibilities lie. (i.e. Freedom of Information software, ticket & code enforcement software and other finance software).

Salary range $101,065 - $130,738 DOQ. IMRF pension and excellent benefit package included.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Full Job Description

Cover letters should be addressed to the attention of Hanna Sullivan, Finance Director.

Applications may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:

Village of Morton Grove
Attn: Human Resources
6101 Capulina Avenue
Morton Grove, Illinois 60053

Part-Time Desk Community Service Officer

The Morton Grove Police Department is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of part-time Desk Community Service Officer to work on the midnight shift. This will be a non-sworn, uniformed, civilian position within the ranks of the police department.

Regular mandatory hours for part-time Desk CSOs are generally a minimum of two (2) consecutive 4 to 8 hour shifts weekly between 10:00pm – 6:00am on the midnight shift and/or possibly 2:00pm – 10:00pm afternoon shift on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sunday. The ideal candidate should have availability during those timeframes. An opportunity to work more hours or additional shifts will be presented when available but are limited to 1,000 hours per year.

Duties include but are not limited to front desk reception, assisting police and the public in person and on the telephone, office support duties, copying, data entry, report writing, and other office support duties.  May perform searches of male and female prisoners as required and physical well-being checks of prisoners in cells and holding areas.

Candidates must possess excellent customer service skills and must be able to communicate effectively via telephone or in person in a patient and courteous manner in a high stress environment.  Must be able to comprehend, interpret, explain and make decisions in accordance to established department procedures and policies.  Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and must be able to lift 20 pounds or more.  Preferred candidates will possess some law enforcement background.

 

Starting pay is $21.47 per hour.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to work every Friday. May work some weekends and some holidays.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Clerical/customer service experience.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and high attention to detail.
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently.
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience.
  • Ability to learn industry specific software.
  • Team player and ability to interact well with others.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license and clear driving record.
  • Candidate must pass a background investigation, polygraph test, psychological examination, medical exam and drug screen.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Application packet
  2. Submit your application, disclosure form, cover letter, resume and a copy of your high school or college diploma via e-mail to [email protected].
  3. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled
  4. Faxed or hard copies of the application packet will not be accepted.
  5. All communication regarding the hiring process will be sent via e-mail.  All applicants must provide a valid e-mail address.

ASSISTANT VILLAGE ENGINEER

The Village of Morton Grove is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full-time Assistant Village Engineer.

The position will be assigned within the Village of Morton Grove’s Public Works Department under the direct supervision of the Village Engineer. The position is designed to provide a variety of professional, supervisory, technical, and analytical project-based support to the Engineering Division. This position serves the public through designing and managing capital improvement projects related to water mains, sewers, streets, traffic signals, streetlighting, parking lots and pavement markings while assisting with the oversight of activities and operations of the Village’s Engineering Division. The Assistant Village Engineer reports directly to the Village Engineer (or their designee).

Specific Job Descriptions for the Assistant Village Engineer is provided. A link to the Job Description appears below:

Assistant Village Engineer

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Have extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering, applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to assigned area of responsibility, prepare understand and interpret engineering construction plans, specifications and other contract documents
  • Have excellent customer service skills, strong written and oral communication skills, experience effectively multi-tasking, strong analytical abilities, good time-management skills and the ability to address engineering matters at varying levels of complexity and guidance.
  • Have five years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience with demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Have an established record of building strong working relationships at all levels of an organization.
  • Communicate effectively, build consensus and promote the exchange of information among external and internal project team members.
  • Have proven experience in conducting research including gathering data, analyzing information, preparing reports and making formal presentations.
  • Effectively utilize Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), BS&A, Adobe Acrobat Pro, other adopted engineering-specific and database management programs.
  • Have the ability and discretion to handle highly sensitive confidential information.
  • Be extremely organized, self-motivated, and able to work in a fast paced, deadline driven, and highly collaborative environment.
  • Have the ability to evaluate the work of subordinates, engineers, contractors.
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering and at least 5 years of experience in Public Works construction. In addition, an Illinois Licensed Professional Engineer designation is also required.
  • Demonstrate a minimum of one year of leadership and/or supervisory experience. Experience within municipal government administration is strongly preferred.

Salary range $94,578 - $122,341 DOQ with excellent benefits. Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to: [email protected]. Positions are open until filled.

 

Part Time / Full Time Employment

The Morton Grove Public Works Department is accepting applications for the position of Part Time/ Full Time Employee.

This is a seasonal, part-time position with no benefits. Salary is $18.00 per hour and work hours are from 7:00 am to 3:15 pm Monday - Friday. This position can’t work more than 1,000 working hours per calendar year.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, high school graduate and able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions. Must hold a valid Illinois driver’s license with a clean driving record. Must pass a background investigation, medical exam and drug screen.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Completed applications can be emailed to [email protected]. or mailed/dropped off at the Morton Grove Public Works at 7840 Nagle Avenue, Morton Grove, IL 60053.
  2. Application Deadline: Until filled.
  3. For questions or more information, please contact Kevin Lochner at 847/470-5235
  4. Click here to download the application packet

Part Time / Full Time Employee Job Description

 

 

Summer Seasonal Employment

The Morton Grove Public Works Department is accepting applications for the position of Summer Seasonal Employee.

This is a seasonal, part-time position with no benefits. Salary is $15.00 per hour and work hours are from 7:00 am to 3:15 pm Monday - Friday.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, high school graduate and able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions. Must hold a valid Illinois driver’s license with a clean driving record. Must pass a background investigation, medical exam and drug screen.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Completed applications can be emailed to [email protected]. or mailed/dropped off at the Morton Grove Public Works at 7840 Nagle Avenue, Morton Grove, IL 60053.
  2. Application Deadline: Until filled.
  3. For questions or more information, please contact Kevin Lochner at 847/470-5235
  4. Click here to download the application packet

Seasonal Employee Job Description

 

 

Part-Time School Crossing Guard

The Morton Grove Police Department is accepting applications for the position of School Crossing Guard.

This is a seasonal, part-time civilian position with no benefits. Salary is $17.42 per hour and work hours are one hour in the morning between 7am-9am and/or one hour in the afternoon between 2pm-4pm in the afternoon. Please note that due to the quarantine, work hours may vary depending on school assignment.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, high school graduate and able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions. Must be able to work with children and able to instruct them in the need of crossing streets in a safe manner. Must hold a valid Illinois driver’s license and clear driving record. Must pass a background investigation, polygraph test, medical exam and drug screen.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Completed applications can be emailed to [email protected]. or mailed/dropped off at the Morton Grove Police Department at 6101 Capulina Avenue, Morton Grove, IL 60053.
  2. Application Deadline: Until filled.
  3. For questions or more information, please contact Records Coordinator Johnah Fine at 847/470-5200.
  4. Click here to download the application packet.

 

 


The Village of Morton Grove is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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