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Employment Opportunities

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 hr@mortongroveil.org.

LATERAL ENTRY POLICE OFFICER
We Currently Have 3 Immediate Openings.

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, 2023, starting salary is $73,874 with a top pay of $102,910 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 ($86,786). Officers who have completed three years of prior service will start at Step 4 ($91,440). Officers who have completed 4 years of prior service will start at Step 5 ($99,512).

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 positions are filled. 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: pdhr@mortongroveil.org

Community Development Administrator

The Village of Morton Grove, Illinois (pop. 25,297) is a mature near-north suburb of Chicago with immediate access to interstate, public transit, 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, a short commute to Chicago’s Loop, and a community rich in diversity. Today, over 40% of residents were born outside of the United States, an increase of over 7% since 2000.

The Village of Morton Grove is seeking an innovative and strategic leader to serve as its next Community Development Administrator. Under supervision of the Village Administrator, the Community Development Administrator is tasked with overseeing all zoning, planning, and community and economic activities for the Village. The position directly supervises the Zoning Administrator. The Department works closely with other Village departments, developers, property owners, builders, investors, and public agencies to achieve its objectives and the common vision for the Village of Morton Grove.

The Community Development Administrator will, under the direction of the Village Administrator:

  • Assume full responsibility for all Community and Economic Development services and activities, including zoning administration, land development support, economic development initiatives, business advocacy and promotion, community development programs, and long-range planning.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with Village staff, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, business owners, residents, and community organizations.
  • Review and respond to development proposals with a thorough understanding and application of the Village’s land use regulations, goals, and vision.
  • Oversee the Assistant Village Planner and ensure compliance with the Village’s unified development ordinance through interpretation, administration, and enforcement.

Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, or a closely related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of professional work experience in a municipal setting involving at least three (3) years of experience in a supervisory capacity in community development, redevelopment and revitalization, economic development, planning, zoning, and municipal projects.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles, practices, and techniques of urban planning, economic development, and land use regulation.
  • Excellent communication skills as well as strong mathematical and analytical capabilities, proficiency in Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel) and Adobe operations as well as other Village software and customer service. Fluency in English required.
  • Clear and professional writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of customer and employee information.

Salary range $95,000 to $122,000 DOQ. IMRF pension and excellent benefit package included.

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

Job Description

Cover letters should be addressed to the attention of Zoe Heidorn, Community Development Administrator.

Resumes and cover letters may be emailed to hr@mortongroveil.org (include “Community Development Administrator” in the subject line) 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 pdhr@mortongroveil.org.
  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.

Part-Time Records Community Service Officer

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

Work hours for the position will be three 4-hour shifts a week for a total of 12 hours per week.  There will be one mandatory 4-hour shift every Friday between 0700-1700 hours.  The remaining two 4-hour shifts can be scheduled between 0700-1700 Monday – Thursday.  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 office support duties, copying, data entry, filing, document destruction, front desk reception, assisting police and the public in person and on the telephone, report writing, parking enforcement and traffic direction.  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.
  • 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 pdhr@mortongroveil.org.
  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.

ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE I – PUBLIC WORKS

The Village of Morton Grove, Illinois (pop. 25,297) is a mature near-north suburb of Chicago with immediate access to interstate, public transit, 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, a short commute to Chicago’s Loop, and a community rich in diversity. Today, over 40% of residents were born outside of the United States, an increase of over 7% since 2000.

The Village is seeking an Administrative Aide I to provide analytical and administrative support for the Public Works Department including accounts receivable/payable, tracking of various personnel functions, customer service and other operational duties as assigned. The Administrative Aide I also works closely with the Public Works Director, the Director of Operations and Superintendents in the accomplishment of other routine and special response tasks i.e. weather and service related responses.

The Administrative Aide I will, under the direction of the Public Works Director:

  • Assist with various duties as assigned.
  • Perform operational duties including customer service, accounts payable, scheduling, payroll, and special projects.
  • Perform front desk customer service functions including reception and the processing and response to customer inquiries and complaints both in-person and via telephone.
  • Provide input to the Public Works Director regarding processes and tasks related to assigned duties.

Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a high school diploma and have experience in administrative support and customer service or a related field. College degree preferred.  Prior municipal experience a plus.  The following knowledge, skills and abilities are required:

Excellent communication skills as well as strong mathematical and analytical capabilities, proficiency in Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel) and Adobe operations as well as other Village software and customer service.  Fluency in English required.

  • Clear and professional writing skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of customer and employee information
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and to prioritize and multitask to meet objectives and established deadlines
  • 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, request for service tracking software and other personnel specific software).

Salary range $55,894 - $72,307 DOQ. IMRF pension and excellent benefit package included.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter. Applications accepted until position is filled. A link to the job description appears below.

Administrative Aide I

Cover letters should be addressed to the attention of Michael Lukich, Public Works Director.

Resumes and cover letters may be emailed to hr@mortongroveil.org (include “Administrative Aide I” in the subject line) or mailed to:

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

 

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).

Morton Grove (5.1 square miles) is a diverse community that offers hometown charm. The Village 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. See www.mortongroveil.org for additional information regarding the community.

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: hr@mortongroveil.org. Positions are open until filled.

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

 

 

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 pwhr@mortongroveil.org. 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 pwhr@mortongroveil.org. 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 pdhr@mortongroveil.org. 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 Claire Siau at 847/470-5200.
  4. Click here to download the application packet.

 

 


The Village of Morton Grove is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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