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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.

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Current Openings

 

City Manager

Summary:

The City of Joliet, Illinois is conducting a search for a well-qualified and experienced City Manager for the third largest city in Illinois with a population of 149,386, located 40 miles southwest of Chicago. Joliet encompasses approximately 63 square miles of land.

The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government with five council persons elected from five districts, a Mayor, and three council persons elected at-large and an appointed City Manager. In
the capacity of administrative head of the City, the City Manager supervises the performance of approximately 880 full and part time municipal employees. The Joliet Municipal Building houses the administrative offices of the City.
 

Position Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, civil engineering, urban planning, political science is required. A master’s degree in public administration, public policy or related field is preferred. A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible municipal government administrative/management experience, preferably at the Department Head level or higher; minimum of six months of previous City Manager experience; or any equivalent military experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability.

Salary range is $185,000 to $220,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package. Residency is required within nine months from date of hire. Submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by October 11, 2019 online to employment@joliet.gov. The City of Joliet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Community Overview:

Joliet’s strategic location 40 miles southwest of Chicago is a key factor in its economic success and will continue to be so in the years ahead. The City is served by multiple interstate highways, four Class I railroads and an inland waterway system. New investments in rail and intermodal have made Joliet and Will County home to the largest inland port in North America. Since the early 1990s, Joliet has been transformed from primarily a manufacturing economy to a more diverse economy including transportation, retail, medical, entertainment and education. As the Will County seat, a significant governmental sector is also present. 

Joliet is a wonderfully diverse community. From a development standpoint, it is a unique mix of older and redeveloping urban areas, newer suburban areas and many square miles of yet-to-be-developed land. The population is a diverse blend of racial and cultural backgrounds which contribute to a vibrant community. There are many community, business and union groups present which bring energy and resources to Joliet making it a great place to live, work and raise a family.

 

 

Parking Deck Attendant- Part Time

JOB POSTING #: 31-19
TITLE: Parking Deck Attendant- Part Time (Position Code #7041)
SALARY: $12.41-$17.60 per hour (No Benefits)

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.

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Parking Deck Attendant 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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Laboratory Manager

JOB POSTING #: 36-19
TITLE: Laboratory Manager (Position Code #1450)
SALARY: $77,175 - $110,206

TASKS OR DUTIES:

Supervise and perform chemical and bacteriological sampling and testing for water and wastewater.

Maintains laboratory Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) certification for bacteriological testing of water.  Develop, certify and implement laboratory procedures and records with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and IDPH to ensure laboratory certifications.

Supervises, instructs and reviews the work of laboratory personnel.

Establishes procedures, methods, and schedules for laboratories.

Exercises independent judgment and initiative in the proper operation of the laboratory. 

Plans and reviews results of all laboratory tests required by either the Federal or State Environmental Protection Agencies, and the Illinois Department of Health.

Maintains operational records of the laboratory and submits testing and treatment reports for evaluation by the Plant Operations Superintendent.

Maintains Public Water Reports and interacts with the IEPA Compliance Division and IDPH.

Works closely with the Plant Operations Superintendent to assure compliance with all IEPA and IDPH regulations.

Prepares and administers the laboratory budget for personnel, operating supplies, outside services procurement and some capital expenses.

Reviews regulatory changes to evaluate their impact on City operations.

Assists in the operation of the Industrial Pretreatment Program and assures that industrial users are in compliance with the Industrial Pretreatment Ordinance, Federal and State Regulations.

Keeps informed of professional developments in the field.

Assists and/or prepares a variety of reports, as needed.

Performs related duties, as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.) from a four-year College or University in chemistry, microbiology, biology, or related natural or physical science field;

Ten years’ experience involving laboratory work at a water purification plant or wastewater treatment plant;

Some supervisory experience preferred;

IDPH microbiology laboratory supervisor certification or ability to obtain certification within 3 months of hire;

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Valid State of Illinois Driver's license. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of chemistry as it applies to water purification and wastewater treatment;

Good knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in water treatment plants and water purification units, including its performance, maintenance and operation under the rules and regulations of the IEPA and IDPH;

Ability to perform a variety of chemical tests on wastewater and water samples and to evaluate results;

Some knowledge of plant purification operation and wastewater plant operation and organic digestion;

Ability to plan and supervise the work of others in laboratory procedures;

Ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written instructions and exercise good judgement;

Basic knowledge of computers and electronic data processing and software, such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, etc.;

Ability to prepare clear and accurate scientific reports;

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 respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community;

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with employees, other departments and the public.


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

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Laboratory Manager Job Description

 

General Laborer

JOB POSTING #: 37-19
TITLE: General Laborer (Position Code #7022)
SALARY: $10.96 to $15.47 per hour (No Benefits)

TASKS OR DUTIES (Illustrative)

Performs routine maintenance of property surrounding building, including upkeep of landscaping, snow removal, cleaning of debris, etc;

Replaces light bulbs as necessary;

Performs maintenance of bathroom fixtures;

Performs routine daily and sometimes hourly maintenance of bathrooms;

Performs daily sweeping and wet mopping of all interior common areas of the Station;

Evaluates and cleans if necessary exterior walkways around building including steps, pedestrian viaduct and pedestrian tunnel; which may require use of power washer.

Evaluates bathroom cleanliness and maintains ample supplies;

Checks elevator for operation and cleanliness;

Prepares and paints interior and exterior of building;

Collects and disposes of trash and cleans containers, when needed;

Replaces filters on heating units and checks for proper operation;

Performs other related duties as required.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Completion of a high school education or GED equivalent;

Experience in custodial maintenance;

Valid Illinois Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment typically used for general maintenance work;

Ability to work while bending, stooping, lifting, standing or climbing ladders;

Ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written instructions and exercise good judgment;

Ability to make routine decisions in accordance with safety regulations and established policies;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees and the public;

Ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with all vendors in Union Station;

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

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

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General Laborer Job Description

 

Public Safety Clerk I

JOB POSTING #: 35-19
TITLE: Public Safety Clerk I (Position Code #2241)
SALARY: $36,494 - $65,770

TASKS OR DUTIES (Illustrative)

This position performs a variety of high-level, police-specific clerical and other office duties, typing, data entry, and bookkeeping tasks, answers phones, performs customer service work; does related office work utilizing normal office machinery, as required. May provide primary clerical support to a police division head. 

Note:  The Public Safety Clerk I position was established as a probationary six-month training transition to address training issues.  After the initial six month training period has been completed successfully, the employee will be elevated to a Public Safety Clerk II.

Acts as desk clerk in handling of complaints or requests for information at the police department front desk filling out accident and offense reports;

Reviews reports and other documents for completeness and accuracy;

Transcribes correspondence, documents, tables, manuscripts, memoranda and statistical summaries; dictated forms, narratives, confessions and eavesdrops;

Receives telephone calls, handles complaints and makes proper referrals on departmental matters;

May assist Technical Services Supervisors as necessary;

Receives and processes mail which includes payments and requests from insurance companies for reports

Monitors and prepares schedule of court appearances;

Prepares subpoena and FOIA documents;

Performs the typing, filing and clerical work involved in the processing of a variety of police records, such as arrests, convictions and criminal offense reports;


POSITION REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Completion of a high school education or GED equivalent;

Experience as a clerical position within the City of Joliet such as a Clerk Typist, Secretary, or other similar position, or two (2) years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of related experience and training;

Typing skill level of 50 wpm;

Strong knowledge in clerical/bookkeeping work involving data entry;

Strong knowledge of office practices and procedures and use of normal office machinery;

Strong knowledge of computers and electronic data processing and Microsoft Office software;

Ability to quickly adapt to changing/evolving technology;

Ability to type accurately from clear copy or rough draft and dictation at a rate of 50 words per minute;

Good knowledge of technical terminology/communication related to position responsibilities;

Ability to comprehend and carry out complex oral and written instructions and exercise good judgment;

Considerable social sensitivity;

Good observation and judgment;

Ability to make routine decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and established policies;

Ability to multitask and work on several items with a sense of urgency and prioritize, recognize potential problems and report to the supervisor, as appropriate;

Skills in 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 establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials, and the public.

Must maintain confidential information.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License;

Due to the nature of sensitive information within the Police Department, employees transferring from another department will be subject to additional background checks;

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

Public Safety Clerk I Job Description