Employment Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Village is firmly committed to equality of opportunity in employment. Conditions of employment will be provided without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or unfavorable discharge from military service, and mental or physical disability.

The Village will not deny equality of opportunity to any qualified individual who is able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform the essential functions of the employment position, which he or she applies. 

When no positions are open please use the general online employment application. For open positions, please fill out the appropriate application related to the position you are applying for below. Please note: Applications are required to be completed and submitted online for consideration. Please attach your resume, cover letter, and any applicable certifications as a PDF where provided in the application.

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Administrative Assistant III - Fire Department

ABOUT US:  The Village of Westmont (pop. 24,685) is a community of six square miles in area located approximately 22 miles west of the Chicago Loop in the southeastern portion of DuPage County. The name Westmont comes from being the highest point of elevation on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad west of Chicago.  The Village’s Strategic Vision is “Shaping a vibrant community and future through connection, service and leadership”.

Westmont boasts that we are “in the middle of it all” based on our central location in the Chicago Metro area.  Westmont benefits from rapid Metra Rail service to Downtown Chicago along with easy access to major highways that help ease any commute.  Westmont offers the intimacy and personality of a Village, balanced with the cosmopolitanism and infrastructure to support a business community that includes Fortune 500 corporations as well as local small and mid-sized businesses, including approximately 100 restaurants.  

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:  The Westmont Fire Department (WFD) is dedicated to providing compassionate, professional service to our community residents and members.  We are committed to advanced emergency medical care, saving lives, mitigating hazards, protecting property and our community’s future.  The Fire Department serves as role models, providing education, prevention and protection to meet the needs of our community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the general supervision of a Deputy Chief or the Fire Chief, performs highly responsible and confidential administrative functions for the Chief, including receiving important and complex administrative assignments and projects which require a broad knowledge of municipal policies, procedures and operations.  General job responsibilities are listed below:

  • Processes accounts payable and accounts receivable; prepares purchase orders, receives orders, resolves discrepancies with vendors and prepares invoices for payment approval; monitors expenditures against budget. 
  • Processes payroll; reviews pay rates and implements changes as necessary; maintains time off (vacation, sick leave, holidays, etc.) records; assists employees and staff in resolving general benefits problems or questions.
  • Processes new employees into the department; prepares electronic personnel action forms, time sheets, files and forms for new employees and coordinates with IT for access and technology needs.  Offboards exiting employees.
  • Assists Department Head and staff in budget preparation; researches vendors for pricing and budget estimates; compiles annual and capital budget into final form for total Village budget; maintains inventory of fixed assets.
  • Takes meeting minutes and other material which is often complex and/or confidential.
  • Receives, opens, reads and screens incoming correspondence; prepares outgoing correspondence for mailing to include the initiation and/or composition of correspondence as delegated or assigned.
  • Acts as gatekeeper for the Fire Chief by receiving and announcing dignitaries, officials, citizens and others, screening incoming calls, handling requests for information/assistance and using discretion and knowledge of Village operations in the appropriate routing of some calls to other sources for disposition.
  • Performs a variety of special projects and is responsible for planning, organizing and carrying them out to completion.
  • Assists the Fire Chief with duties for the MABAS Division 10, DuPage Fire Chiefs and Metro Fire Chiefs Association. 
  • Assists with the accreditation process.
  • Oversees maintenance and updates for the WFD website.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of high school with courses in typing, word processing and general office procedures.  Associate’s degree in Office Technology, Business Administration or related field and knowledge of basic accounting preferred.

Successful candidates will have a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible administrative and project management experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.  This position requires knowledge of modern administrative methods, practices and procedures, thorough knowledge of the use of computers and related programs, including the Google and Microsoft Office platforms, and the ability to establish and maintain a complex filing system.  The ability to work independently, communicate effectively - orally and in writing - with a varied audience and to establish and maintain trust and effective working relationships with municipal personnel and the public is essential.  

The ideal candidate must be a dedicated individual with integrity and strength of character.  Candidates should also have a track record of positive interaction with employees, supervisors, elected officials and citizens.  

The complete job description is available by clicking this link.

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:  This is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position with a starting wage range of $53,060.80/yr - $59,814.56/yr (DOQ).  The Village of Westmont offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life and pension.

TO APPLY:  For consideration, please complete our online employment application, which is available by clicking here.  Please attach your cover letter and resume to your online application.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications received by July 2, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

EOE M/F/D/V

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Community Development - Permit Coordinator (Part-time)

ABOUT US:  The Village of Westmont (pop. 24,685) is a community of six square miles in area located approximately 22 miles west of the Chicago Loop in the southeastern portion of DuPage County. The name Westmont comes from being the highest point of elevation on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad west of Chicago.  The Village’s Strategic Vision is “Shaping a vibrant community and future through connection, service and leadership”.

Westmont boasts that we are “in the middle of it all” based on our central location in the Chicago Metro area.  Westmont benefits from rapid Metra Rail service to Downtown Chicago along with easy access to major highways that help ease any commute.  Westmont offers the intimacy and personality of a Village, balanced with the cosmopolitanism and infrastructure to support a business community that includes Fortune 500 corporations as well as local small and mid-sized businesses, including approximately 100 restaurants.  

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:  The Community Development Department works with businesses, residents, and developers who are interested in creating a successful partnership with our growing community.  The following divisions make up the Community Development Department:  Planning and Zoning, Permitting, and Code Enforcement.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under general supervision of the Director of Community Development or their designee, performs a variety of routine and complex clerical, secretarial and administrative duties involving the permit process.  The Permit Coordinator keeps official records, provides administrative support to staff, handles all permitting correspondence and assists in the administration of the standard operating policies and procedures of the Department.  General job responsibilities are listed below:

  • Receives customers in person and by phone; answers questions pertaining to building permits, building codes, code enforcement and general zoning questions.  Provides counter and customer service.
  • Accepts permit applications and related documents from applicants and handles internal application inquiries throughout the permit review process.
  • Receives and reviews permit submittals for accuracy.  Enters permit information into the computer system as appropriate. 
  • Coordinates in-house permit reviews and assists with the coordination of third-party plan reviews for engineering, landscaping and construction.
  • Tracks all permits and inspections for the duration of the permit process.
  • Assists with permit and inspection records, including hard files, computer files and archived files for current and past projects and permits.
  • Assists with the maintenance of various databases, including Contractor Registration, cash bonds, Certificate of Occupancies and permit logs.
  • Maintains filing systems for permits, inspection sheets and address files.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.  FOIA Officer Certification must be obtained within one (1) year of hire.

Successful candidates will have a minimum of two (2) years of office experience, at least two (2) years of customer service experience, ideally in a municipal setting handling counter service and knowledge of the Municipal Government permit process.  This position requires the ability to communicate effectively - orally and in writing - with a varied audience and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.

The ideal candidate must be a dedicated individual with integrity and strength of character.  Candidate should also have a track record of positive interaction with employees, supervisors, elected officials and citizens.  

The complete job description is available by clicking this link.  

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:  This is a part-time, non-exempt (hourly) position expected to work 20 hours per week.  The starting wage range of $23.19/hr - $26.14/hr (DOQ).  

The Village of Westmont offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and pension.

TO APPLY:  For consideration, please complete our online employment application, which is available by clicking here.  Please attach your cover letter and resume to your online application.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications received by June 11, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

EOE M/F/D/V

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Community Development - Permit Coordinator (Full-time)

ABOUT US:  The Village of Westmont (pop. 24,685) is a community of six square miles in area located approximately 22 miles west of the Chicago Loop in the southeastern portion of DuPage County. The name Westmont comes from being the highest point of elevation on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad west of Chicago.  The Village’s Strategic Vision is “Shaping a vibrant community and future through connection, service and leadership”.

Westmont boasts that we are “in the middle of it all” based on our central location in the Chicago Metro area.  Westmont benefits from rapid Metra Rail service to Downtown Chicago along with easy access to major highways that help ease any commute.  Westmont offers the intimacy and personality of a Village, balanced with the cosmopolitanism and infrastructure to support a business community that includes Fortune 500 corporations as well as local small and mid-sized businesses, including approximately 100 restaurants.  

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:  The Community Development Department works with businesses, residents, and developers who are interested in creating a successful partnership with our growing community.  The following divisions make up the Community Development Department:  Planning and Zoning, Permitting, and Code Enforcement.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under general supervision of the Director of Community Development or their designee, performs a variety of routine and complex clerical, secretarial and administrative duties involving the permit process.  The Permit Coordinator keeps official records, provides administrative support to staff, handles all permitting correspondence and assists in the administration of the standard operating policies and procedures of the Department.  General job responsibilities are listed below:

  • Receives customers in person and by phone; answers questions pertaining to building permits, building codes, code enforcement and general zoning questions.  Provides counter and customer service.
  • Accepts permit applications and related documents from applicants and handles internal application inquiries throughout the permit review process.
  • Receives and reviews permit submittals for accuracy.  Enters permit information into the computer system as appropriate. 
  • Coordinates in-house permit reviews and assists with the coordination of third-party plan reviews for engineering, landscaping and construction.
  • Tracks all permits and inspections for the duration of the permit process.
  • Assists with permit and inspection records, including hard files, computer files and archived files for current and past projects and permits.
  • Assists with the maintenance of various databases, including Contractor Registration, cash bonds, Certificate of Occupancies and permit logs.
  • Maintains filing systems for permits, inspection sheets and address files.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.  FOIA Officer Certification must be obtained within one (1) year of hire.

Successful candidates will have a minimum of two (2) years of office experience, at least two (2) years of customer service experience, ideally in a municipal setting handling counter service and knowledge of the Municipal Government permit process.  This position requires the ability to communicate effectively - orally and in writing - with a varied audience and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.

The ideal candidate must be a dedicated individual with integrity and strength of character.  Candidate should also have a track record of positive interaction with employees, supervisors, elected officials and citizens.  

The complete job description is available by clicking this link.  

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:  This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position with a starting wage range of $23.19/hr - $26.14/hr (DOQ).  

The Village of Westmont offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life and pension.

TO APPLY:  For consideration, please complete our online employment application, which is available by clicking here.  Please attach your cover letter and resume to your online application.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications received by June 11, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

EOE M/F/D/V

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Public Works - Forester Intern 

ABOUT US:  The Village of Westmont (pop. 24,685) is a community of six square miles in area, located approximately 22 miles west of the Chicago Loop in the southeastern portion of DuPage County. The name Westmont comes from being the highest point of elevation on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad west of Chicago.  The Village’s Strategic Vision is “Shaping a vibrant community and future through connection, service and leadership”.

Westmont boasts that we are “in the middle of it all” based on our central location in the Chicago Metro area.  Westmont benefits from rapid Metra Rail service to Downtown Chicago along with easy access to major highways that help ease any commute.  Westmont offers the intimacy and personality of a Village, balanced with the cosmopolitanism and infrastructure to support a business community that includes Fortune 500 corporations as well as local small and mid-sized businesses, including approximately 100 restaurants.  

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:  The Forestry Unit of the Public Works - Street Division maintains all public parkway trees as well as all the trees on Village owned properties.  There are approximately 12,000 public trees for which this unit is responsible; routine maintenance includes trimming, fertilizing and watering of new plantings as well as inspecting and checking trees for disease or insect infestation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under general supervision of the Public Works Foreman/Village Forester, performs a variety of tasks associated with the management of the Village’s urban forest.  May also perform other work within the department to attain a good general sense of the duties of Public Works, including but not limited to, concrete, asphalt, stormwater, signage and water utility work.  Such duties include:

  • Performs general grounds maintenance activities for the proper care of trees, shrubs, lawns and plants, including mowing, planting, cultivating, application of mulch, pruning, spraying, watering, the removal of weeds, raking and vacuuming of leaves.
  • Identifies dead, insect or disease infested or otherwise hazardous trees and gathers pertinent information required for their scheduled removal.
  • Responds to inquiries from residents relative to natural problems and suggests remedies as appropriate.
  • Assists with planning natural areas for Village; specifies and orders trees, plants, etc. as necessary.
  • Operates various equipment, such as lawn and garden tractor with mower and vacuum attachments, lawn mower, gas powered grass trimmers, roto-tiller, pick up or dump trucks and various mechanical hand tools.
  • Operates spraying equipment for the application of chemical substances used in the care and maintenance of plants and trees to stimulate growth or control weeds, diseases and pests.
  • Assists with the update of computerized parkway tree data files, including tree and stump removal lists and seasonal planting lists.
  • Assists with other administrative functions related to this position requiring computer knowledge, skills and use in word processing, spreadsheets, internet and email.
  • Required to attend two meetings of the Village’s Environmental Improvement Commission, which are typically on the first Monday of each month after regularly scheduled work hours.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires the knowledge, skill and development equal to that gained through four years of high school in addition to the pursuit of a degree in Forestry, Horticultural or Environmental Science or a related field.  One (1) to two (2) years of responsible experience in tree care is preferred as is a valid Illinois CDL Class “B” Vehicle Operator's License. Successful candidates will have knowledge of terminology associated with Forestry and general horticultural principles and ability to use GIS as well as the ability to operate standard maintenance equipment and tools and perform manual labor.

The ideal candidate must be a dedicated individual with integrity and strength of character.  Candidates should also have a track record of positive interaction with employees, supervisors and the general public.  

The complete job description is available by clicking this link.  

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:  This is a seasonal, non-exempt (hourly) position with a starting wage of $14.00/hr.  Average weekly hours are 40 hours per week for a maximum of 12 weeks (generally between May-August).

TO APPLY:  For consideration, please complete our online employment application, which is available by clicking here.  Please attach your cover letter and resume to your online application.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Position is open until filled.

EOE M/F/D/V

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Administration/Information Technology - Help Desk Technician

ABOUT US:  The Village of Westmont (pop. 24,685) is a community of six square miles in area located approximately 22 miles west of the Chicago Loop in the southeastern portion of DuPage County. The name Westmont comes from being the highest point of elevation on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad west of Chicago.  The Village’s Strategic Vision is “Shaping a vibrant community and future through connection, service and leadership”.

Westmont boasts that we are “in the middle of it all” based on our central location in the Chicago Metro area.  Westmont benefits from rapid Metra Rail service to Downtown Chicago along with easy access to major highways that help ease any commute.  Westmont offers the intimacy and personality of a Village, balanced with the cosmopolitanism and infrastructure to support a business community that includes Fortune 500 corporations as well as local small and mid-sized businesses, including approximately 100 restaurants.  

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:  The mission of the Information Technology Department is to provide high quality and effective technology solutions, services and support to the end user in a secure, timely and professional manner.  Additionally, the department helps facilitate the Village's mission of Shaping a vibrant community and future through connection, service and leadership.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the general direction of the Information Technology Director, the Help Desk Technician is responsible for configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting enterprise level access control systems, digital video systems and intrusion alarm systems and general helpdesk requests.  Will plan, organize, direct, control and implement application-related projects, upgrades, system migrations and commissioning.  Such duties include:

  • Assists with engineering and maintenance of complete access control, digital video and intrusion alarm system(s) for all Village departments.
  • Monitors and maintains system health, which includes physical hardware and application servers.
  • Creates test plans and tests systems.
  • Installs complete turnkey system(s) for both software and hardware.
  • Troubleshoots system/network related issues over the phone and in person.
  • Assists with the maintenance of Users, Computers and Group Policies on Windows Server network.
  • Performs trouble-shooting on PCs and other equipment to isolate and diagnose common problems.
  • Installs and troubleshoots mobile workstations, hardware, software and peripherals, infrastructure cabling and equipment.
  • Provides user support, including training, software, hardware and related operational problems.
  • Provides video and audio support for meetings and events.
  • Is available for, and provides when necessary, 24-hour-a-day hardware/software support.
  • Install and certify cabling and other IT related infrastructure.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires the knowledge, skill and development equal to that gained through four years of college or technical school coursework in computer sciences or equivalent in addition to at least two years experience performing similar work in information technology.  Must be familiar with theories, principals, hardware and software for network support and solutions to practical technical problems.  Successful candidates will have considerable knowledge of the Google Workspace, Windows operating systems, PC software and Network Operating Systems (NOS) and be self-motivated and able to work independently.

The ideal candidate must be a dedicated individual with integrity and strength of character.  Candidate should also have a track record of positive interaction with employees, supervisors, elected officials and citizens.  

The complete job description is available by clicking this link.  

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:  This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position with a starting wage range of $28.05/hr - $31.63/hr (DOQ).  

The Village of Westmont offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life and pension.

TO APPLY:  For consideration, please complete our online employment application, which is available by clicking here.  Please attach your cover letter and resume to your online application.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Position is open until filled.

EOE M/F/D/V

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