The Department maintains a current and complete personnel system, coordinating all personnel related activity within the Village. The Department assists Village departments and employees with all types of employment and benefit related concerns and the public with the application and hiring process. Major areas of responsibility include recruitment; testing; hiring; coordinating and assisting the Civil Service Commission and the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners; ensuring compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations affecting personnel related matters; and health insurance plan review. The Department also administers the random drug testing program and Employee Assistance Plan, and ensures that all collective bargaining agreements are properly and fairly administered.
Most Village positions are filled through a competitive testing process. Police Officer and Firefighter/Paramedic positions are filled through a Board of Fire and Police Commissioners testing process. Most other positions are filled through a Civil Service Commission testing process. The Commissions test, interview and create eligible lists for each position. Vacant positions are filled from these eligible lists for two year time periods.
Employment Applications are available at the Cashier's Counter in the Village Hall and can also be printed from the Forms and Applications page
in the Reference Desk section of our website.