Careers with the City of Elgin

Elgin is a unique community that proudly distinguishes itself and its work opportunities from other metropolitan areas. We aim to deliver the most efficient and effective services to all our residents and businesses by having a talented workforce that reflects our values of collaboration, diversity and inclusion, innovation, and stewardship.

Click the Find Job Opportunities button to view current openings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply and search for jobs at the City of Elgin?  

Click the Find Job Opportunities button above to view current openings.

  • Select the position you are interested in.
  • Click on the Apply tab.
  • First-time users need to create an account with a username and password for future use. If you have previously applied for a position with the City of Elgin, or an institution that uses the Governmentjobs.com website, you may sign in with the same username and password.
  • Complete each screen in the application wizard.
  • Click on Accept and Submit upon completion.

What if I do not have access to a computer?

Applicants without computer access are encouraged to use a public venue with access to internet enabled computers, such as the Gail Borden Public Library

Are there additional requirements for careers in public safety?

Visit the Preparing to Be a Police Officer page for information and guidance on the police application process, or visit the Firefighter Application Process page for information and guidance on the firefighter application process.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Elgin is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Applicants are considered solely on the basis of their qualifications as required for the position they seek, and no discrimination is exercised because of their political or religious opinions or affiliations, or because of their race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or marital status. 

The City of Elgin complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify the Human Resources Department in advance at 847-931-6076.

A Career in Local Government

If you are service-minded and want to make a difference within your community, consider a career in local government. Here are some resources to help you learn about the benefits of a job in local municipalities:

  1. Human Resources

    Physical Address
    150 Dexter Court
    2nd Floor
    Elgin, IL 60120-5570