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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

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

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Current Openings


Planning Assistant

JOB POSTING #: 02-20
POSTED: 01/08/2020, 11:00 a.m.
EXPIRATION: until filled

TASKS OR DUTIES (Illustrative)

Assists the general public, developers, contractors, engineers and realtors in-person and via phone and email in filing zoning change requests, annexation petitions, subdivision plat petitions, variation and variation of use petitions, special use permit petitions, right-of-way vacation petitions, and certificate of appropriateness applications.  Answers questions regarding property development, zoning restrictions and other land use questions;

Provides comprehensive planning and zoning information regarding development approval processes and procedures, application submittal and review requirements, and related documentation; assist customers with application processes and procedures and code requirements in an understandable service-oriented manner to customers with varying degrees of technical knowledge. Refer unusual and complex inquiries to appropriate staff or other sources;

Receives land development applications, reviews applications for completeness and accuracy, and records applications in a computer database; Instructs applicants when further information is needed before applications can be reviewed and/or permits issued;

Calculates fees based on the adopted fee schedule. Provides instruction to applicants on fee payment procedure;

Updates and maintains planning, subdivision platting, and other development related databases and tracking systems;

Assists in developing and compiling data required for reports and presentations and display before the Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Historic Preservation Commission.

Performs data collection from secondary sources and researches City files.

Composes notices of public hearings, including labeling public hearing signs, and determines individuals to be notified. Prepares dockets, agendas, presentations, and minutes for Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Historic Preservation Commission meetings;

Reviews building and development applications to ensure compliance with local zoning, subdivision codes, ordinances, regulations, and historic district guidelines.  Works with the planning staff and building inspections staff to coordinate the appropriate response and follow up; 

Maintains files and databases for zoning, historic preservation, platting, and other development applications as it pertains to the Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic Preservation Commission, and other related boards and committees;

May prepare documents related to violations that may require court action.  May update case file history database as needed;

Updates information on various City web pages related to the Planning Division;

Conducts historical document research and compiles complete and accurate records to fulfill Freedom of Information Act public records requests in a legal and timely manner;

Prepares inter-office memorandums that provide zoning information summaries for liquor license requests;

Provides customer service support by creating application files, editing and maintaining application forms and publications, and sorting and distributing incoming and outgoing mail;

Participates in and assists with ongoing evaluation of development review processes to aid in improving customer service, productivity, and efficiency;

Performs other duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent supplemented by experience in planning related activities including reviewing zoning requests and customer service.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Methods and procedures of computerized data management;
  • Methods and techniques of problem solving, research procedures, and public relations;
  • City ordinances, rules and regulations;

Skill in:

  • Planning and prioritizing;
  • Organization and time management;

Ability to:

  • Operate a computer in performance of assigned duties, using a variety of software applications including, Microsoft Office Suite, ESRI ArcGIS software, and other software as required, including the ability to learn such software;
  • Interpret plats, site plans, and maps; explain City planning and design policies and procedures;
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Interact with citizens, developers, engineers, surveyors, and realtors regarding planning and development activities;
  • Prepare, examine, and verify a variety of documents and reports;
  • Assist in the work of the planning staff;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Prefer a minimum of three (3) years progressively responsible experience in land use planning, platting, land title, appraisal, assessing, land development, real estate, code enforcement, or other related field. A two-year, four-year or graduate degree may substitute for the required experience on a year by year basis.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of land use and development and related issues including planning, zoning, and platting. Analytical ability to fully research land issues using many different sources and formats.
  • Ability to independently administer and advise the public on zoning and subdivision requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct thorough research, analyze the data, and draw conclusions from the research to be used in specific cases.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and work on multiple projects in a stressful environment and under tight timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer for a variety of computer programs (MS Word & Excel required; database experience, Adobe Illustrator, and Power Point experience preferred); type at a proficient level. Ability to operate a variety of office machines (copier, scanner, fax, multi-function phone, printers etc.).
  • Prefer experience with GIS software (ESRI) and the creation and modification of geographic data preferred.


Must possess a valid State of Illinois motor vehicles operator’s license;                                

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



Planning Assistant 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. 



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. 



Parking Deck Attendant Job Description


Floor Machine Operator/ Custodian

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


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.


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.


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.



 Floor Machine Operator/ Custodian Job Description



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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