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The City of Joliet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please download, complete, and submit the application form below before the closing date specified on the job description via email to employment@joliet.gov

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

Application for Employment (PDF)

Please make sure to sign the last page of the application before sending it into the Human Resources Department. We CANNOT accept an application without a signature.

 

Current Openings

 

Floor Machine Operator/ Custodian

JOB POSTING #: 58-19
POSTED: 01/08/2020, 8:00 p.m.
EXPIRATION: until filled

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Vacuums, shampoos, steam cleans, strips, waxes, polishes, and buffs floors and carpet;

Cleans and dusts floors, furniture, fixtures window sills, walls, doors, pictures, etc.;

Empties and relines wastebaskets, ash cans, receptacles, cigarette urns, towel and sanitary disposal receptacles, etc;

Cleans and sanitizes restrooms and replenishes supplies; cleans spills; cleans drinking fountains, mirrors, tables, walls, fixtures, blinds, light fixtures, etc;

Washes windows, walls, metal and woodwork;

Sweeps and mops floors steps, stairways, sidewalks, etc;

Picks up litter from around buildings and grounds;

Keeps lockers and service closets in a clean and orderly condition;

Fills toilet tissue, soap, towel and other dispensers;

Performs other related duties as required.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Completion of standard high school courses or GED equivalent;

Any combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work.

Knowledge and experience in the methods, materials and equipment used in custodial work;

Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions;

Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment;

Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule;

Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time;

Ability to communicate orally and in writing and carry out verbal and/or written instructions;

Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely;

Ability to establish effective working relationships;

Must have no criminal history record;

Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Floor buffers, steam cleaners, carpet cleaners, washers, vacuum, mops, broom, dusting equipment and any other equipment that may come into common use or be necessary to perform need tasks.

 

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

 

Floor Machine Operator/ Custodian Job Description

 

Parking Deck Attendant- PT

JOB POSTING #: 59-19
POSTED: 01/08/2020, 8:00 a.m.
EXPIRATION: until filled

TASKS OR DUTIES (Illustrative)

Computes amount of time a person has been parked and determines fees due;

Collects money and makes proper monetary change;

Completes daily reports;

Sells monthly stickers and books of validation stamps and properly fills out receipts and records;

Additional duties, as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited high school or the equivalent preferred;

Satisfactory performance of similar duties preferred;

Must be at least 18 years of age;

Ability to follow directions and learn procedures thoroughly and rapidly;

Ability to compute time by subtracting one clock time from another is essential;

Ability to calculate money exchanges based on fees due;

Must be self-motivated and able to work independently; tactful and courteous;

Responsible and trustworthy;

Must be able to work various days and hours up to 19 hours per week;

Must have no criminal history record.

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

Parking Deck Attendant Job Description

 

Building Safety Inspector- PLAN EXAMINER

JOB POSTING #: 04-20
POSTED: 02/06/2020, 9:00 a.m.
EXPIRATION: until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of routine and complex technical work in building inspection to insure that the IBC and other related codes and standards are met.  Inspectors hired to specialize in a particular trade are required to meet specialized requirements as listed later within this job description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reviews for compliance with local and state ordinances for plans of new construction;

Assists the Inspection Services Director in all aspects of construction inspections;

Inspects buildings to assess compliance with IBC Codes and issues letter of violation for cases of non-compliance;

Inspects all public safety emergencies which may involve a possible violation of building codes;

Assists with inspection of demolition and/or disconnection from City water and sewer services;

Assists with inspections of street excavations;

Develops and maintains historical records of ownership and occupancy for all construction within the City;

Assists in the issuing of all building permits;

Answers citizen inquiries regarding building code requirements;

Inspects buildings damaged by fire;

Assists in the inspection of other construction including, but not limited to, sidewalks, driveways, patios and remodeling;

Enforces building related codes including International Building Codes, International Residential Codes, and other local codes as appropriate;

May serve as the City’s American with Disabilities Act Coordinator;

Performs on-site inspections of footings, foundations and framing, etc.;

Maintains records of building and inspection activity and completes related reports. Issues certificates and permits as appropriate;

Assists in researching problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction and code compliance. Responds to complex and sensitive building issues;

Assists in resolving complex and sensitive customer service issues, either personally, by telephone or in writing. Maintains records and documents of customer service issues and resolutions;

Assists in administering the permitting function, including application processing, fee assessment and collection, and permit issuance;

Explains, interprets, and provides guidance regarding all applicable codes within area of responsibility to architects, engineers, contractors, developers, and other interested parties;

Assists the Board of Appeals as needed;

Review proposed subdivisions for code compliance;

Performs the duties of a plans examiner, or mechanical, plumbing or electrical inspector as needed and qualified;

Performs other related duties as required;  

Must reside within the City of Joliet and/or reside within the City of Joliet within eighteen (18) months from the date of hire if the date of hire is after February 16, 2016.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education and Experience:

  1. Graduation from a standard high school or GED equivalent
  2. Must have at least three (3) years of work experience in the design, construction, or inspection of buildings under construction
  3. A college degree or appropriate coursework in related areas may substitute for up to two (2) years of work experience
  4. College coursework in building code administration, construction technology, architectural drawing, building design, or fire prevention is desired.

Necessary knowledge, skills and abilities:           

  1. Some work experience with safety and fire prevention aspects of building design and construction is preferred
  2. Thorough knowledge of International Building Codes and general construction codes, and a thorough knowledge of carpentry; Considerable knowledge in carpentry work, cement work, and electrical, HVAC, and plumbing as appropriate; Skill in applying knowledge of International Building codes, zoning and land use applications
  3. Skill in the operation of the listed equipment

  4. Ability to work well with the public and with local contractors; Ability to read and understand complicated plans and blueprints; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

 

Trade Specific Requirements:

Carpentry

 

  1. Completion of a Department of Labor accredited apprenticeship program & worked as a Journeyman Carpenter for 5 years
  2. Ability to read architectural drawings and have knowledge of the proper installation of framing components, in compliance with the adopted codes of the City of Joliet.

 Electrical

  1. Completion of a Department of Labor accredited apprenticeship program & worked as a Journeyman Electrician for five (5) years, or employment as an Electrical Inspector for five (5) years or have a combination of either for a total of five (5) years
  2. Ability to read architectural drawings & wiring schematics and have a thorough knowledge of the installation of electrical wiring of components, in compliance with the adopted codes of the City of Joliet.

 

Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning

  1. Completion of a Department of Labor accredited apprenticeship program & worked as a Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker for five (5) years, or employed as a Heating, Air Conditioning & Ventilation Inspector for five (5) years, or have a combination of either for a total of five (5) years

  2. Ability to read architectural drawings & be knowledgeable in both manual J and ASHRAE Standards. Must have a thorough knowledge in the proper installation of Heating, Air Conditioning & Ventilation equipment, in compliance with the applicable codes of the City of Joliet.

     

    Plumbing

  1. Completion of a Department of Labor accredited apprenticeship program & worked as a Journeyman Plumber for 7 years, or employed as a State of Illinois Licensed Plumbing Inspector

  1. Ability to read architectural drawings & have a thorough knowledge of the installation of plumbing, in accordance with the State of Illinois Plumbing Code and all applicable codes of the City of Joliet.

 

Plans Examiner 

A.  At least two years of formal training / education beyond high school in Architectural

      Design, Structural Engineering or closely related field

     B.  Considerable (4-6 years) experience in building construction, plans examining, or building

inspection

     C.  Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge,

skills, and abilities necessary to perform work

     D.  Thorough knowledge of building and mechanical codes and ordinances (federal, state, and

local)

     E.  Must be ICC Certified as a Building/General Plans Examiner or obtain such certification within one

(1) year of hire.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

A valid state driver's license. 

Must be ICC Certified as a Building Inspector or obtain such certification within one (1) year of hire.

Must reside within the City of Joliet and/or reside within the City of Joliet within eighteen (18) months from the date of hire if the date of hire is after February 16, 2016. 

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

 

Building Safety Inspector Job Description

 

 

SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD

JOB POSTING #: 07-20
POSTED: 02/03/2020, 9:00 a.m.
EXPIRATION: until filled

DUTIES:

Observes vehicle traffic flow to determine a safe and proper time to assist children in crossing the street; 

May be required to stop traffic in order to help school children cross certain intersections;

Coordinates the safe and expeditious flow of students going to and from school.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to endure all types of weather;

Must be able to work various hours during the school day;

Must possess knowledge of vehicle traffic laws, and vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow;

Possession of a valid driver’s license;

Must have a good driving record and a reliable means of transportation;

Must have NO CRIMINAL HISTORY

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

School Crossing Guard Job Description

 

Summer Laborer

JOB POSTING #: 08-20
POSTED: 02/06/2020, 9:00 a.m.
EXPIRATION: until filled

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist with patching potholes

Cleaning and repairing of catch basins and sewers

Cutting weeds, grass and small bushes

Picking up litter and debris

Painting and scraping equipment

Other general maintenance responsibilities as assigned

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: 

Ability to perform moderate to heavy manual labor. 

Ability to follow simple oral instructions.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Ability and willingness to perform labor intensive activities;

Ability to use tree maintenance tools;

Ability to work in various weather conditions.

Ability to communicate orally.

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.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Generators, pumps, gauges, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, calculator, and a variety of mechanical equipment and any other tools of the trade that may come into common use or be necessary to perform needed tasks.

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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

           

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

Summer Laborer Job Description

 

Forestry Summer Intern

JOB POSTING #: 09-20
POSTED: 02/06/2020, 9:00 a.m.
EXPIRATION: until filled

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. 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.

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. 

 WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderate to loud in the field.

adjust focus.

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

Forestry Summer Intern Description

 

Engineering Summer Intern

JOB POSTING #: 10-20
POSTED: 02/06/2020, 9:00 a.m.
EXPIRATION: until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE
 
This position is responsible for assisting engineering staff in the public utilities department with all aspects of water and sewer projects including data collection (GPS), data entry, and other tasks as assigned. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Data entry
Data collection (GPS)
Copying, filing, emailing, telephone

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: 
Education and Experience:  Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or related degree program to be considered.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Valid State of Illinois driver’s license.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Computer
Telephone
File cabinets
Copier

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.

Work is performed mostly in an office setting.  Some outdoor work is required for the inspection of various construction sites.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands, fingers, handle or operate objects tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  Employee must drive an automobile or light truck and be able to make field visits including entering residences, business venues, and construction sites.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

Engineering Summer Intern Description

 

Historic Preservation Intern

JOB POSTING #: 11-20
POSTED: 02/06/2020, 9:00 a.m.
EXPIRATION: until filled

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.

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

Historic Preservation Intern Job Description

 

Planning Summer Intern

JOB POSTING #: 12-20
POSTED: 02/06/2020, 9:00 a.m.
EXPIRATION: until filled

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