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The City of Joliet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Three (3) forms comprise the application for employment
with the City of Joliet. Each form is in PDF format. Please download, complete, and submit each one before the closing date specified on the job description via email to employment@jolietcity.org

Applications are also available in the Human Resources Division, 150 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432.

Application For Employment[PDF]

Self Identification Form

Background Authorization Form

 

Current Openings

Electrician I

JOB POSTING #:10-19
TITLE: Electrician I (Position Code #1400)
SALARY: $58,765- $104,715

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The employee must perform difficult manual and skilled work; acts as a member of crews participating in the installation, repair, maintenance and operation of traffic signals, street and holiday lighting, related controllers; assists in investigating complaints; operates special equipment as needed and does related work as required.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Electrician II position

TASKS OR DUTIES:  

Performs and inspects the installation, maintenance, repair and operation of city and state street lighting, traffic signals and related facilities;

Prepares and maintains appropriate records and files;

Performs or assists in the work of crews performing installation and maintenance of lighting on streets, in parking lots and related facilities and of traffic signals, of fiber optic lines and of other related equipment;

Performs or assists in the work of crews performing underground electrical faults in wiring systems, including trenching in replacement wiring and excavating and splicing existing wiring;

Performs or assists in the work of crews repairing or replacing pole foundations and hand holes;

Performs or assists in the work of crews fabricating, installing and repairing signage in streets, parking lots and other facilities; 

Locates and marks underground wiring and fiber lines for city lighting, traffic signal and communication systems;

Performs night time patrols as required to determine the operational status of street lights;

Completes work orders, as needed to accurately track and record the work accomplishments;

Operates line trucks, bucket trucks and other equipment used in assigned activities and

computerized equipment used for lighting and traffic signal control, sign fabrication and other divisional activities;

Trains new employees on the use and operation of equipment as well as how to properly

perform tasks related to the duties outlined above;

Investigates citizen inquiries and complaints, takes or recommends appropriate corrective action;

Coordinates work with private contractors and utility companies;

Orders maintenance and repair materials and supplies as needed;

Prepares or assists with completing knockdown billing reports to be submitted to the Legal Department to seek reimbursement;

Prepares or assists with completing quarterly state billing reports to be submitted to the Illinois Department of Transportation for traffic signal maintenance reimbursement;

Ensures safety standards are met and safety procedures are followed by themselves and their coworkers;

Performs related tasks as required.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Must have an Associate’s Degree in an Electrical / Electronic Automated Systems Technology program, or the completion of an Apprenticeship through the IBEW and have three (3) years’ experience in general electrical maintenance and one (1) year experience with high voltage lighting systems.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of materials, methods and practices essential to the maintenance and repair of street light, traffic signal, and signage systems;

Knowledge of the methods and practices of construction and equipment operation as applied to traffic signal and lighting installation, maintenance and repair;

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work and related equipment operation;

Communication and interpersonal skills to professionally and respectfully interact with coworkers, managers, the public, and government officials to exchange or convey information, both orally and in writing;

Ability to supervise the work of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled employees;

Ability to use basic office software for computers;

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and sketches;

Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment used in general maintenance, construction and repair work;

Administrative skills in handling work orders and working knowledge of the requirements of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD);

Ability to perform the physical demands of the position;

Ability to independently perform all functions of the position;

Ability to work outdoors under adverse conditions.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid Illinois Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brake endorsement;

IMSA Roadway Lighting Level 1 Certification;

IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level 1 Certification.

 

A full job description is available in Human Resources upon request.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

Electrician I Job Description

Planning Summer Intern

JOB POSTING #:14-19
TITLE: Planning Summer Intern (Position Code #7042)(APPROX. 12 WEEKS)
SALARY: $10.00 per hour/ NO BENEFITS

GENERAL PURPOSE:

This temporary part-time position performs general planning and zoning duties for the City involving a wide range of assignments. The position is open only to full-time students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree level program and is expected to run from mid-May through mid-August 2019, for a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 hours per week. Flexibility in hours and employment dates is available to address individual needs. Compensation is $10 per hour.  


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides general support and assistance to the Community Development Department and Planning Division in the areas of current planning and permit reviews, long range planning, Zoning Ordinance administration and Code Enforcement; 

  • Provides outstanding customer service and assistance for the Planning Division front counter and assists with building permit application reviews;

  • Works with customers, developers, property owners, and brokers on zoning related questions and department requests;

  • Assists the Planning Division staff in collecting and preparing data for various projects such as the Comprehensive Plan;

  • Conducts field research as needed;

  • Prepares reports of limited or variable complexity;

  • Researches funding sources and writes grant proposals;

  • Supports economic development by gathering and organizing business data;

  • Conducts basic office functions as needed, such as data entry and case file management;

  • Assists other planning staff members and performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D equivalent

  • Enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program in urban planning, urban studies, geography, public administration, or a related field. Enrollment in a Master’s degree program in urban planning, urban studies, geography, public administration, or a related field preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Experience:

  • Excellent research, writing and public communication skills.

  • Good judgment, thoroughness and dependability.

  • Ability to plan, coordinate and manage projects.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently in the absence of supervision;

  • Proficiency in the suite of Microsoft Office products;

  • Graphic design ability and familiarity with the Adobe Suite of products is preferred (e.g. InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.);

  • Arc GIS ability is preferred

  • Physical skills necessary to perform the duties of the position.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have a personal vehicle available for out-of-office field work. Vehicle mileage will be reimbursed at the standard federal IRS mileage rate.

  • Must submit a writing sample or relevant project example to demonstrate research, writing and public communication skills.

 

A full job description is available in Human Resources upon request. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

Planning Summer Intern Job Description

 

Laboratory Summer Intern

JOB POSTING #:13-19
TITLE: laboratory Summer Intern (Position Code #7047)(APPROX. 12 WEEKS)
SALARY: $10.00 per hour/ NO BENEFITS

GENERAL PURPOSE

The purpose of this internship is geared toward students seeking to advance their professional knowledge and skills in order to reinforce their academic training.  Working under the direct supervision of the Wastewater Laboratory Chemist, and under the general supervision of the Wastewater Superintendent, the primary function of an employee in this position is to perform a variety of chemical, biological and bacteriological tests and analyses of wastewater, industrial waste and related samples. They will also be responsible for maintaining records of testing, analysis, chain of custody and other related information, as well as reporting results to the appropriate wastewater treatment staff to enable compliance with Federal, State, County, City and other applicable public health environmental and safety standards. The individual in this position may also perform other job related duties as assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: 

High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Must be currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning, and in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences or a related field.

Must demonstrate strong organizational, computer and communication skills, both written and verbal

Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, stamina and balance to work in an office and wastewater treatment plant environment

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Valid State of Illinois driver’s license.

A full job description is available in Human Resources upon request.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

Laboratory Summer Intern Job Description

 

Public Safety Dispatcher I

JOB POSTING #:11-19
TITLE: Public Safety Dispatcher I (Position Code #2254 )
SALARY: $39,541- $71,196

TASKS OR DUTIES:    (Illustrative)

Responds to requests for police, fire, and EMS services;

Becomes certified in LEADS/NCIC;

Becomes certified in CPR and EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch), and provides medical instruction to those on the scene of an emergency as necessary;  

Dispatches police units for an assigned geographical area in the City;

Dispatches fire units for the City;

Monitors the alarm monitoring system in the Communications Center;

Prepares and/or completes various reports and logs as necessary;

Operates various computer systems and networks as necessary to perform dispatching tasks;

Performs simple clerical tasks;

Performs other related duties as required.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES:

Provides backup to related positions in team atmosphere. 

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent;

Some knowledge of modern Public Safety Communication Systems;

The ability to secure necessary information and to interpret the requirement to fire and police emergency situation under conditions of stress;

The ability to speak clearly in a well-modulated voice;

Good judgment;

The ability to keep records and to prepare reports from such records;

The ability to file records in the correct alphabetical or numerical order;

The ability to operate a computer; typewriter or similar keyboard mechanism;

Ability to type from rough draft or clear copy at the rate of 40 wpm;

Must successfully complete a minimum forty (40) hour Basic Telecommunications Course within one (1) year of assignment;

Must acquire and maintain LEADS certification within one (1) year of assignment;

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and ability;

Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment;

Must acquire and maintain EMD/CPR certification within one (1) year of assignment.

TOOLS AND EQUPIMENT USED:

Personal computer, copy machine, fax machine, LAN and CAD terminals.

Must reside within the City of Joliet and/or reside within the City of Joliet within eighteen (18) months.

A full job description is available in Human Resources upon request.
  

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

Public Safety Dispatcher I Job Description

 

Historic Preservation Intern

JOB POSTING #: 08-19
TITLE: Historic Preservation Intern (Position Code #7042 )(APPROX. 12 WEEKS)
SALARY: $10.00 per hour/ NO BENEFITS

GENERAL PURPOSE:

This temporary full-time position performs historic preservation and planning duties for the City involving a wide range of assignments. The position is open only to full-time students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree level program and is expected to run from mid-May through mid-August 2019, for a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 hours per week. Flexibility in hours and employment dates is available to address individual needs. Compensation is $10 per hour.  

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop historical narratives for Joliet neighborhoods. Include current conditions and describe any cultural influences on the built environment.

  • Assist with the inventory of architectural styles and building types in Joliet neighborhoods.

  • Develop historical narratives for existing religious buildings.

  • Assist with the development of special thematic walking or bus tours

  • Assist other planning staff members and perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D equivalent

  • Enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program in historic preservation, history, museum studies, geography, planning, public administration, or a related field. Enrollment in a Master’s degree program in historic preservation, history, museum studies, geography, planning, public administration, or a related field preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Experience:

  • Excellent research, writing and public communication skills.

  • Good judgment, thoroughness and dependability.

  • Ability to plan, coordinate and manage projects.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently in the absence of supervision;

  • Proficiency in the suite of Microsoft Office products;

  • Graphic design ability and familiarity with the Adobe Suite of products is preferred (e.g. InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.);

  • Arc GIS ability is preferred

  • Physical skills necessary to perform the duties of the position.

     

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have a personal vehicle available for out-of-office field work. Vehicle mileage will be reimbursed at the standard federal IRS mileage rate.

  • Must submit a writing sample or similar to demonstrate research, writing and public communication skills.

TO APPLY

Submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample by email to: employment@jolietcity.org

A full job description is available in Human Resources upon request.

 

THE CITY OF JOLIET IS AN EQUAL

OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

 

Historic Preservation Intern Job Description

Forestry Summer Intern

JOB POSTING #: 05-19
TITLE: Forestry Summer Intern(Position Code #7044 )(APPROX. 12 WEEKS)
SALARY: $10.00 per hour/ NO BENEFITS

GENERAL PURPOSE

The purpose of this Job is geared toward students seeking to advance their professional knowledge and skills in order to reinforce their academic training. As such, education or experience in forestry management, environmental science, natural resources management, or related field is highly desirable. The ability to accurately identify tree species is required. Must be willing to engage in outdoor labor activities in addition to performing administrative support work in the office. Must be organized and dependable and demonstrate a solid work ethic. Must also be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing, and be able to effectively establish and maintain cooperative relationships with coworkers and the public. Candidates must have basic computer skills, including knowledge of MS Office and related software, and possess a valid driver’s license

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working with street trees (inspecting trees, pruning and mulching, watering trees and flower baskets);
Assist in implementing and updating an inventory of street trees in the City of Joliet;
Create and/or update the tree inventory data. Collect information on street trees including caliper, species and location;
Record location of trees in the field using GIS software;
Field survey on foot covering potentially +/- 5 miles a day.
Working with roadway division doing various roadway work.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Open to full-time community college, four-year university and graduate students studying forestry, urban forestry and horticulture;
Advanced plant knowledge and tree identification required;
Ability to operate a personal computer with MS Office, Excel;
Ability and willingness to perform labor intensive activities;
Ability to use tree maintenance tools;
Ability to work inside (10%), outside (90%) and in all potential weather conditions

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of tree and shrub species and care.
Knowledge of horticulture and plant biology.
Ability to work in various weather conditions.
Ability to maintain accurate records and create prioritized lists of job-related tasks to be completed.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to direct the work of others.
Manual dexterity and physical stamina sufficient to perform manual labor.
Performs other related duties as required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Valid State of Illinois driver’s license and reliable transportation.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Personal computer, telephone, fax machine, copier, ladders.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, climbing, walking, lifting and/or moving (up to 50 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.

A full job description is available in Human Resources upon request.

 

THE CITY OF JOLIET IS AN EQUAL

OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

 

Forestry Summer Intern Job Description

 

Summer Laborers

JOB POSTING #: 04-19
TITLE: Summer Laborers (Position Code #7042) (APPROX. 12 WEEKS)
SALARY: $10.00 per hour/ NO BENEFITS

DUTIES (Laborers):

Assist with patching potholes.
Cleaning and repairing of catch basins and sewers.
Cutting weeds, grass, small bushes and plant maintenance.
Picking up litter and debris/power washing.
Testing water and wastewater for compliance.
Other general maintenance responsibilities as assigned.

DUTIES (Management):

Special projects. (Intermediate Excel experience required).
Work at various Park events in the evenings and weekends

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to perform moderate to heavy manual labor.
Ability to follow simple oral instructions.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.

 

A full job description is available in Human Resources upon request.

 

THE CITY OF JOLIET IS AN EQUAL

OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

 

Summer Laborers Job Description

 

SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD

The City of Joliet is accepting applications for part-time school Crossing Guards. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable means of transportation. Successful candidates must be able to work with school children, and have NO Criminal History. Salary is $32.00 to $44.00 per day/NO BENEFITS.Applications are currently being accepted.

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