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Kathy Franson, Manager
150 W Jefferson St. Joliet, IL 60432
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone: (815) 724-4020

 

Application Materials

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

Engineering Summer Intern

JOB POSTING #: 06-19
TITLE: Engineering Summer Intern(Position Code #7042 )(APPROX. 12 WEEKS)
SALARY: $10.00 per hour/ NO BENEFITS

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. This position will also assist with public engagement and water conservation planning efforts associated with the City’s Alternative Water Source Study.

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.

 

THE CITY OF JOLIET IS AN EQUAL

OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

 

Engineering Summer 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

Administrative Coordinator- Finance

JOB POSTING #: 02-19
TITLE: Administrative Coordinator- Finance (Position Code #1673)
SALARY: $47,500- $65,408

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs duties and assists in confidential matters for the Director of Finance.  Handles routine clerical and administrative work.  Answers phones, communicates with the public, provides customer assistance, schedules and coordinates appointments and other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists the department head by attending and/or presenting at public meetings as required;

Must be able to meet deadlines;

Works under the general supervision of the Director of Finance;

Type’s correspondence, forms, memoranda, tables, manuscripts, and other documents from clear copy or rough draft;

Assists in the office operations of the department;

Develops office forms, and assists with administrative tasks involving office procedures;

Answers the telephone and makes proper referrals on departmental matters;

Coordinates and schedules appointments;

Reviews reports to ensure completeness and accuracy;

Operates listed office machines as required;

Composes, types and edits correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other material requiring judgment as to content, accuracy, and completeness;

Distributes daily mail;

Maintain the Finance Department page on the City of Joliet web site;

Maintain calendar of maturity dates for Certificates of Deposits and relationships with local banking institutions;

Coordinate yearly records disposal;

Coordinate the Finance Department’s agenda items for the Council Meetings;

Plan and prepare the Agenda for the monthly Finance Committee Meeting;

Prepare and publish the minutes from each meeting;

Assist the City Collector with counting, balancing, and depositing funds;

Process all exceptions to electronic deposits with financial institutions;

Research and recommend purchase of office equipment and time saving devices;

Assist Payroll Analyst with paycheck and W-2 distributions;

Assist Accounting Manager with special projects, monthly reports, and the yearly audit;

Assist the Information Services manager with sorting and distributing of mail, proofing copy for publication, and provide relief coverage for the Information Desk;

Assist the Purchasing Administrator with contract preparations by verifying and completing the Certificate of Finance Director documents. 

Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practice such as typing, filing, accounting and bookkeeping; and

Two (2) years of increasingly responsible related experience;

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

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to compose documents from source data;

Working knowledge of computers;

Working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures;

Knowledge of accounting principles and practices;

Knowledge of word processing & spreadsheet software such as Word, Excel, etc.

Knowledge of general office terminology, procedures and equipment, and business mathematics and English;

Ability to effectively meet and deal with the public;

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;

Ability to maintain clerical records and prepare reports from such records;

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions;

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

Clerical aptitude, good judgment, tact and courtesy.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must have a valid State of Illinois motor vehicle operator’s license.

A written job related test may be required.

 

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

 

THE CITY OF JOLIET IS AN EQUAL

OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

 

Administrative Coordinator- Finance Job Description

 

Deputy Director- Engineering

JOB POSTING #: 01-19
TITLE: Deputy Director- Engineering (Position Code #1120)
SALARY: $111,000- $158,508

GENERAL PURPOSE

This position is responsible for assisting the department head in the efficient and effective operation of the department including the planning, organizing, directing, budgeting and supervising of divisional employees for the water and sewer system for the City.  This position performs responsible managerial, administrative and professional work in directing the operations of the Engineering Division, including engineering for the water distribution and treatment system and wastewater collection and treatment system.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists the department head by attending and/or presenting at public meetings as required;

Prepares and approves the divisional annual budget request;

Supervises the expenditure of divisional appropriations;

Plans, directs and prescribes work methods and procedures to be followed by divisional employees;

Appraises the conditions of work and takes the necessary steps to improve division operations;

Develops administrative and program standards for the various activities of the division;

Prepares routine and non-routine reports and summaries of ongoing programs, operations and projects;

Coordinates the activities of the division with other City departments and other public and private agencies;

Confers with and advises subordinates on difficult work problems, the development and installation of new work procedures, policies, and methods of coordinating division services;

Develops programs, goals and training courses for each of the various activities of the division;

Directs division activities toward the fulfillment of established goals and objectives within current priorities;

Keeps informed of current developments in the field of water and wastewater engineering, particularly new legislation, recent court decisions and various governmental and administrative decisions which might impact division operations by attending meetings, reading and holding individual conferences with comparable officials in neighboring jurisdictions;

Supervises all employees of the division;

Participates in recommending the appointment of personnel, provides or coordinates staff training and initiates disciplinary actions;

Attends professional society meetings, participates in panel discussions, speaks in areas of competence and performs public relations work promoting the water and sewer utility;

Organizes, coordinates and performs office and field work necessary in the design and development of the water and sewer systems, treatment plants, pumping stations, tanks, wells, reservoirs, distribution system, collection system and associated facilities;

Coordinates investigations of major complaints regarding water and sewage;

Develops and establishes standards for water and sewer construction and establishes standards for engineering plans, inspection, mapping, records and office procedures;

Prepares requests for proposals and qualifications for professional engineering services;

Manages professional engineering services contracts;

Acts as consultant on water and sewer engineering problems;

Coordinates planning of future construction and development of water and sewer projects;

Manages and performs review of water and sewer utilities for new developments;

Prepares construction contracts for bidding for water and sewer system improvements;

Performs work as assigned by the Director of Public Utilities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience (Or equivalent combination)

A minimum of 4 years of experience in a management role at a municipal or private water and sewer utility system;

A comprehensive and broad knowledge of the modern principles and practices of the fields of water production and distribution and wastewater collection and treatment;

A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or a related field;

An advanced degree in a related engineering or administrative field, or equivalent work experience at a public utility system;-

Registration as a P.E. or the ability to obtain an Illinois registration within six (6) months after date of hire;

Good knowledge of computers and electronic data processing and software, such as Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.

Ability to provide leadership and to plan, schedule and supervise the work of a group of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers in performing a variety of utility tasks;

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;

Physical skills necessary to perform the duties of the position;

Valid State of Illinois Class D Driver’s License is required;

Necessary knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Skills in technical, financial and personnel management;

Skills in effective oral and written communications and in preparing and presenting detailed reports with pertinent recommendations;

Knowledge of water, wastewater operations and maintenance, and related construction procedures and methods;

Knowledge of civil-environmental engineering for a) water supply, storage, pumping, distribution and metering; and b) wastewater collection, pumping and treatment; and c) metering of water distribution systems;

Knowledge of municipal budgeting procedures and cost-of-service utility rate studies.

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

Good judgment, thoroughness and dependability;

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability.

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

 

THE CITY OF JOLIET IS AN EQUAL

OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

 

Deputy Director- Engineering Job Description

 

Building Services Director

JOB POSTING #: 07-18
TITLE: Building Services Director (Position Code #1151)
SALARY: $85,085- $119,120

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of routine and complex administrative, supervisory and technical work in the directing and operation of the Building Services Division.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed;

Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed;

Provides technical building code advice to supervisors; makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public;

Communicates official programs, policies and procedures to staff and the general public;

Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted  funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time;

Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations;

Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures;

Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances; Performs or assists subordinates in performing duties; adjusts errors and complaints;

Identifies, initiates and participates in ongoing training and certification opportunities for all divisional employees;

Prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes;

Prepares and administers the annual operating budget of the building services division;

Enforces a variety of codes, including International Building Code, Internal Fire Prevention Code, International Mechanical Code, International Residential Code, State of Illinois Plumbing code, National Electric Code, and local codes such as Fire/Life Safety Code, nuisance, clearing, grading, filling, and zoning, etc. Issues correction notices and citations;

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

Reviews current trends and developments in the field of construction, and prepares revisions to codes, ordinances and local regulations.  Supervises the examination of building plans of all types to determine compliance with code requirements and related regulations;

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

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

Administers the permitting function, including application, fee assessment and collection, permit issuance, inspection, and occupancy;

Coordinates plan reviews, inspections, and enforcement actions;


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Graduation from a standard senior high school or GED equivalent, supplemented by a Bachelor’s year degree or technical instruction in building technology, construction management, mechanical, electrical, plumbing or building construction, and

Four (4) years of experience in general construction and related fields, or

Any equivalent combination of education and experience on a year for year basis;

Certification in the International Codes or Architectural Certification.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A)      Thorough knowledge of International Building Codes and carpentry;

(B)     Considerable knowledge in electrical work, carpentry work, cement work, plumbing, and Life Safety and Fire codes and skill in applying knowledge of zoning and land use applications;

(C)     General knowledge of International Fire Prevention Codes, International Mechanical Codes, International Residential Code, State of Illinois Plumbing Codes, National Electric Codes, and general construction codes;

(D)     Comprehensive knowledge of computer systems, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite.  The Director shall possess a knowledge of various software applications which will improve Divisional efficiencies;

(E)      Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors, develops, architects, engineers, owners, and the general public; Ability to read and understand complicated plans and blueprints; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

A valid state driver's license, or ability to obtain one by start of employment.  One or more I.C.C. certifications, including but not limited to plans examiner or combination inspector. 

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

 

 

THE CITY OF JOLIET IS AN EQUAL

OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

 

Building Services Director 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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Fax: 815-724-4039

employment@jolietcity.org

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