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Assistant Public Works Director/Village Engineer

The Village of Roselle, Illinois (population 22,763) is seeking to fill the newly created position of Assistant Director of Public Works/Village Engineer within the Public Works Department. This position is responsible for overseeing the Engineering Division and providing administrative and general management assistance to the Director of Public Works and the Department of Public Works, and serve as acting Director in the absence of the Director of Public Works. 

This position will be involved with the planning, review, design, and inspection of construction and maintenance projects; enforcing the Village’s stormwater ordinance; and serving as a technical resource for large capital projects such as those included in the Wastewater Facilities Master Plan and Water Capital Improvement Plan. Other primary responsibilities include: administrative duties required for the efficient operation of the department; preparation of the department’s fiscal year budget and capital improvement program; preparation and oversight of contractual, maintenance, and construction projects; procurement of public services and capital purchases; and, assisting with administering the Department’s safety/risk management program.

Possession of Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field, supplemented with registration as a licensed Illinois professional engineer (P.E.) including a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a Public Works or civil engineering capacity are required. Registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager (C.F.M.) is highly desirable, but not required. The salary range is $89,981 - $137,836 plus excellent benefits.

A complete job description is available here. Apply using the online job application. Include cover letter, resume, and three professional references by Friday, August 30, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., or until filled. The Village of Roselle is an equal opportunity employer.

Wastewater Operator

The Village of Roselle, Illinois (22,763) seeks a full-time Wastewater Operator in the Public Works Department.  Roselle is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  The position performs technical and physical work in the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the mechanical, electrical, chemical, and biological wastewater treatment equipment and systems associated with the Village’s two wastewater treatment plants and the sanitary sewer collection system.

The ideal candidate will possess some knowledge of wastewater treatment operating practices, knowledge in operating wastewater equipment and performing routine repairs to the various equipment, machinery and systems, and knowledge of SCADA systems.  A high school diploma (GED or equivalent), a current and valid Illinois motor vehicle operator's license with a CDL endorsement (or capable of acquiring CDL within six months), minimum of three years’ experience in the public works and/or construction industry, and desired possession of a Class III Wasterwater Treatment Plant Operators Certificate with a minimum of a Class IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate (or capable of acquiring within twelve months) as issued and recognized by the State of Illinois are required.   

This position is responsible for working approximately forty hours (40) each week with occasional overtime and weekend assignments.  The salary range is $53,759 to $72,203 and the starting salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.  This position, which is a member of Operating Engineers, Local 150 union, receives comprehensive benefits including paid time off, pension, and health and life insurance.

A complete job description is available here. Apply using the online job application. Include cover letter, resume, and three professional references. The deadline to apply for this position is Monday, September 9, 2019. The Village of Roselle is an equal opportunity employer.

Building Inspector - Part-time

The Village of Roselle Community Development Department is accepting resumes for the position of Building Inspector.  Roselle is a community of approximately 22,763 and is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Duties include:

  • Enforce the Village’s adopted building codes and zoning ordinances
  • Conduct field inspections of new construction, alterations, additions, and improvements
  • Communicate effectively with residents and contractors
  • Issue oral and written orders for correction of defects in workmanship or materials
  • Reviews plans as needed
  • Assists building department staff with any questions involving code or permit issues.
  • Prepares reports of inspections
  • Provides technical assistance to contractors, residents, and others relative to the application and enforcement of building codes and ordinances.

A complete job description is available here.


  • Knowledge of local codes and ordinances; State laws, national and international building and fire codes
  • Understanding of standard construction practices in this area
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License required
  • Possession of ICC Certifications is highly desirable

Education and Experience:
Candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent supplemented by two years technical or community college level courses in building construction, electrical, mechanical, or structural engineering or related areas; and/or two years’ experience in the construction industry performing skilled construction trades work, or in comparable code enforcement work. Candidates should have knowledge of building/zoning codes and ordinances, methods, techniques and procedures used in building inspection, construction and maintenance. 

Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary.   The rate of pay is $30.00 - $37.00 per hour depending on experience. Working hours are between 8AM and 5PM, M-F.  Questions concerning the position should be directed to Community Development Director Pat Watkins at (630) 671-2820 or pwatkins@roselle.il.us.

Apply using the online job application. Include cover letter, resume, and three professional references. This position is open until filled. The Village of Roselle is an equal opportunity employer.

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The Village of Roselle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age or disability.

Applications for Police and Firefighters

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners appoint successful applicants to the position of Police Officer and Firefighter. More information is available on the Fire and Police Department vacancies page.

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When jobs are available, information may be posted in this section of the Village's website. In addition, employment opportunities will be posted in newspaper advertisements and appropriate professional journals.