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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PART-TIME CERTIFIED FIREFIGHTER/EMT-P 

The Village of Westmont is accepting applications for the position of part-time firefighter/EMT-B or EMT-P status for the Westmont Fire Department. This is a position with a progressive Department. The Village of Westmont is located in southeast DuPage County and serves an area of approximately eight square miles with a population of approximately 25,000 residents. Included in this area are Golfview Hills and the North and South Westmont Fire Protection Districts. The Department responded to nearly 4500 fire and EMS calls this past year. The Department is an Accredited Agency and an ISO Class 1.

 
REQUIREMENTS:

  • Certified as a Firefighter II/ Basic Operations Firefighter.
  • Certified EMT-B or Paramedic within the Good Samaritan system or be able to test into the system.
  • Applicants should be a minimum of 21 years of age.


COMPENSATION:

  • First year starting wage is $17.18 per hour for Firefighter EMT-B and $19.46 per hour for Firefighter EMT-P.
  • An additional incentive per hour is paid for day shifts and Friday & Saturday night shifts.
  • Double time is paid for specified Village holidays.
  • Shifts are twelve hour shifts from 0600-1800 and 1800-0600. 

 
APPLICATIONS:

  • Interested individuals must complete an online employment application by clicking here.  
  • A complete copy of the job description can be found by clicking here.
  • Please upload a copy of your Firefighter II certificate, EMT-B/Paramedic license and related certificates to the ‘Additional Information’ section in the application process.  
  • The online application process will be closed on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 4:00pm.  
  • Questions can be directed to Deputy Chief Kevin O’Hare at 630-981-6445.


NOTE:  Firefighter/EMT’s and Firefighter/Paramedics are required to comply with current Executive Orders and Village policy related to COVID-19.


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Firefighter Candidate Program - 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 a part-time department, 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.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Westmont Fire Department Firefighter Candidate Program (“Program”) is a volunteer program where individuals (“Candidates”), who are interested in becoming a firefighter, are provided entry-level education, training, mentorship and experience in various Westmont Fire Department operations.  Candidates who participate in the Program are unpaid volunteers and not employees of the Village of Westmont.

The Program allows Candidates to participate in Westmont Fire Department firefighter drills, to volunteer on duty shifts, to ride in emergency apparatus when responding to calls and to participate, on a limited basis and under direct supervision, in activities that will aid or assist Westmont firefighters and emergency personnel at fire incidents, vehicle accidents, rescue scenes and other emergency incidents.  As volunteers, Candidates do not replace firefighter employees.

As a condition of acceptance into the Program, Candidates must sign an Acknowledgement which states that the Candidate understands that this is a volunteer, unpaid position and that the Candidate is not an employee of the Village of Westmont.

Once a Candidate has successfully completed the Basic Operations Firefighter and EMT-B certifications and has successfully completed the Program, the Candidate may be eligible to become a probationary, paid-on-call firefighter employee with the Westmont Fire Department.  Any opportunity to be appointed to this position is dependent on availability of an opening.  Selection of Candidates for a probationary, paid-on-call firefighter position with the Westmont Fire Department will be made by a testing process.

ELIGIBILITY / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application and possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid Illinois Driver’s License.  Successful Candidates must demonstrate an aptitude for learning, a willingness to perform assigned tasks and physical ability to perform physically demanding tasks under adverse conditions.  Entry into the program requires passing a post-offer physical, drug/alcohol screening and background check.  Candidates must be able to commit to the full program, which is anticipated to last 52 weeks, and volunteer approximately 12 hours per week for the duration.

EXPECTATIONS:  Candidates must meet the following general qualifications and expectations:

  • Ability to get along with others and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to keep simple records and make written reports.
  • Meet and maintain a level of physical conditioning in order to perform the physical and mental demands of the Program (unless reasonable accommodations are requested and granted).
  • Ability to perform tasks in a safe manner for the benefit of the Candidate, other Candidates and Westmont employees.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.

The complete program description is available by clicking this link.  

NOTE: Participants in the Firefighter Candidate Program are required to comply with current Executive Orders and Village policy related to COVID-19.

TO APPLY:  For consideration, please complete our online employment application, which is available by clicking here.  Please attach any pertinent supporting documentation, such as a cover letter, resume, relevant training, etc., to your application.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications received by September 12, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

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Public Works - Mechanic

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 Fleet Division is one of four divisions in the Public Works Department and is responsible for providing internal support for Village vehicles and equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general supervision of the Public Works Supervisor - Fleet, the mechanic performs skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of the Village vehicles, automotive and road equipment utilizing standard trade practices and procedures and diagnoses mechanical and electrical malfunctions and defects for repair. Such duties include:

  • Diagnoses, repairs and reconditions automobiles, trucks, snowplows, tractors, grader, backhoe, street sweeper and other   mechanical equipment used by various Departments of the Village.
  • Performs major and minor motor repair and replacement work, relines brakes, changes, repairs and fixes tires, etc.
  • Corrects body rattles; replaces and/or repairs door regulators and locks. 
  • Performs diversified electrical work on automotive equipment using a variety of common testing devices, such as amp       meters, volt meters, gauges of various sorts, etc; installs batteries and terminals; repairs and adjusts lights.
  • Conducts road tests to locate operating defects and to check repair work before the return of equipment to active use;   performs welding and machine work incidental to completion of repair assignment. 
  • Maintains complete service records on all vehicles and other activity records as required; services automotive equipment   with gasoline, oil and grease; checks inventory of supplies and parts and reports needs to supervisor.
  • Installs emergency and other equipment on police vehicle changeovers when new vehicles are purchased; installs   computer equipment in cars; installs cages and emergency lights.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: This position requires the knowledge, skill and development equal to that gained through four years of high school in addition to at least two years experience in the maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment, both gas and diesel. Automotive and diesel trade school education is strongly preferred. Must possess a valid Illinois CDL Class “B” Vehicle Operator’s License with air brake endorsement. Successful candidates will have extensive knowledge of all types of automotive and truck shop work, tools and equipment and the ability to diagnose defects in parts and systems using diagnostic tools and employ problem solving techniques to address those issues. 

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.  The starting wage range of $28.05/hr - $31.63/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: Position open until filled.

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