Employment Opportunities

Fire Chief

Village of Lombard, Illinois

Lombard, IL (population 43,492) Dynamic, progressive community located 20 miles west of Chicago’s loop in the heart of DuPage County midway between Lake Michigan and the Fox River valley. The community encompasses 10.5 square miles and is a residential community with a thriving commercial base. The Village is bounded on the west by I-355 and on the south by I-88. This position reports to the Village Manager and works as part of the executive management team for the Village.

The Fire Department employs 64 full-time sworn personnel including the Chief, three Battalion Chiefs, twelve lieutenants and forty-eight full-time firefighters. All sworn Fire personnel are paramedics. The selected candidate will administer, manage, direct, and supervise all fire department operations and programs with a $11.8 million budget, which consists of two fire stations and a staff of 75 employees. In 2015, the Fire Department responded to 6,409 incidents of which 1,631 were fire related and 4,778 were EMS related. The Department has an ISO rating of 3. For more information about the Village of Lombard and the Fire Department go to www.villageoflombard.org.

This position will respond to emergency situations and may direct fire and rescue operations at scenes. Other responsibilities may include the coordination of Emergency Preparedness activities for large-scale emergency response; investigate the causes of fires and submit reports as required; interpret and administer firefighter collective bargaining agreement and personnel manual; enforce Village fire protection Codes; act as a liaison between the Village and citizens; and perform other functions as assigned or as required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and ability in all principles and practices of fire department operations and administration theory and techniques. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills required. Willingness to embrace a high performance organization is also required.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science Management or related field, master’s degree preferred, with seven to nine years of progressively responsible experience in firefighting, fire rescue, fire prevention and education, with three to five years of supervisory experience. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities for this job may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree. CFO or EFO is a plus.

Residency is not required; however, a candidate needs to live within four (4) miles from the corporate boundary of the Village within twelve (12) months of start date. A competitive salary, $137,000 +/- DOQ, and an attractive benefits package will be offered. Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for five professional references by June 15, 2016 to the attention of Heidi Voorhees at www.GovHRUSA.com/current-positions/recruitment, 630 Dundee Road #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3243; The Village of Lombard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


FORESTRY TECHNICIAN

The Village of Lombard is seeking two (2) Forestry Technicians in the Urban Landscaping & Forestry Division of Public Works to perform skilled and semi-skilled tasks and equipment operation work in the trimming, removal and planting of trees and shrubs on Village-owned property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works. Duties include: maintenance and removal of trees including properly installing rigging and equipment as needed and adhering to safety standards. Respond to emergency work situations 24 hours a day, which include but not limited to: plowing or salting streets, storm damage, assist in repairing water main breaks, etc. under the guidance of responsible crew. Operates equipment such as chipper, aerial lift, large front end loader, snow plow, dump truck, etc. Assists in the maintenance of equipment, including routine field adjustments and repairs. Comply with all personal safety rules and regulations, both written and verbal as instructed by the supervisor or other governing agencies. Ability to use various computer applications where necessary. Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D., ability to earn within (3) three months of date of hire the State of Illinois CDL Class A Drivers’ License with Air Brakes and Tanker endorsements and ability to earn within (12) twelve months of date of hire the International Society of Arboriculture Arborist Certification, State of Illinois Pesticide Operator License, Flagger Certification. Tree Climbing and/or Prescribed Burn experience is a plus. Starting salary is $44,625.

Apply at/Send resume by May 13, 2016 to:

Human Resources Department, Village of Lombard, 255 E. Wilson, Lombard, IL 60148, fax: (630) 620-8222, or email: hr@villageoflombard.org.


                                                                   

                                                                                                            ACCOUNTANT

Challenging, diverse and rewarding position available with a progressive West Suburban municipality. Bank reconciliations, W-2’s, payroll processing, 1099’s, pension fund accounting, fixed asset management, journal entries and assisting with annual audit are part of the responsibilities. Background: Bachelors degree in accounting or related field, 2-3 years accounting and payroll tax experience preferred, ability to learn and use management information systems at an advanced level, strong computer skills (including Microsoft Office and financial software). Governmental accounting experience a plus. Starting salary $51,041- $56,532 DOQ with range to $73,006 plus excellent benefit package including pension plan and 457. Position reports to the Accounting Manager and applicant must have the ability to work independently exercising good judgement and initiative. Position will remain open until filled and will expedite hiring for the right candidate. Send to: Village of Lombard, Human Resources, 255 E. Wilson Ave., Lombard, IL 60148, Fax (630) 620-8222, hr@villageoflombard.org



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