It is the policy of the Village of River Forest to ensure equal opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability or any other legally protected status in accordance with the requirements of local, state, and federal law.  

Available Position(s):

Maintenance Worker I/II

The Village of River Forest seeks qualified applicants for the position of Maintenance Worker I/II in the Public Works Department.  This position performs a full range of public works duties including the operation of construction equipment and trucks in the care, maintenance and repair of streets, sewers, the water distribution system, right-of-ways, facilities and the Village’s urban forest.  Additionally, this position performs snow removal and other duties associated with snow and ice control.   

This position requires availability for emergency duty during off hours in a variety of environmental conditions throughout the year as well as the ability to adapt to changing work assignments on a seasonal or daily basis.  The nature of the position will require the ability to exercise sound judgment, a desire to provide superior customer service and is to perform work according to standard safety procedures and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience)

  • Minimum of a high school degree or GED
  • Previous experience in urban forestry maintenance, street repairs, construction, facility maintenance, sewer maintenance or a related field
  • Possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brakes endorsement or the ability to obtain a CDL within six (6) months of hire
  • Equivalent combination of training, experience or field certifications related to the work performed which produces the competencies desired for the position will be considered

Additional Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience)

  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a public water supply including the principals, practices, and chemical processes used in a potable water system is preferred
  • Knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Office products and SCADA systems is preferred
  • Possession of a Class C or Class D Illinois Public Water Operators License is preferred

Position Information

  • Normal work hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 40 hours/week
  • The pay range for the Maintenance Worker I/II position is $24.78 to $31.48 per hour plus benefits

Interested applicants should submit a Village of River Forest “Application for Employment” to Applications can be downloaded from this page and are also available at the Village Hall (400 Park Avenue, River Forest).  Successful candidate must pass a physical, drug screen, driving record and background check.  Applications are due by Friday, September 27, 2019.  The Village of River Forest is an equality opportunity employer.

Seasonal Laborer Position

The Village of River Forest Public Works Department is seeking to fill a position of Seasonal Laborer.  This position will perform maintenance and repair of Village facilities and properties, assist full-time staff with daily maintenance tasks, work with a variety of tools, and lift equipment in excess of 50 lbs.

This position will work up to 40 hours per week and requires the ability to perform strenuous work in varying weather conditions.  Normal work hours are 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday thru Friday. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Illinois driver’s license.  Hourly rate for this seasonal position is $15.00 and is limited to (but not guaranteed) 400 hours.

Submit completed Village of River Forest “Application for Employment” and submit in an envelope that is clearly marked “Public Works Seasonal Laborer” to John Anderson, Director of Public Works, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, IL, 60305.  EOE. Position is open until filled.