Human Resources - Job Openings & Contractors
CITY OF FREEPORT
The City of Freeport IL has the following full time openings available:
COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
The City of Freeport, with a population of approximately 26,000, is seeking a high energy Community and Economic Development Director. Located in northwestern Illinois, Freeport is home to a leading-edge hospital and cancer center, excellent schools, from preschool to community college, and a state-of-the-art library. We boast more than 800 acres of parks, a 36-hole golf course and driving range, as well as an aquatic center, nature preserve, boat rental operation, skate park and an athletic complex. In the arts, Winneshiek Theater is the country's oldest continuously running amateur theater, and we're especially proud that Freeport High School has a Grammy Award Winning music program. We have concerts in the park on summer evenings, a children's choir and theater group, a wonderful Arts Center and an impressive historical museum.
You will also help develop strategies for business retention and expansion, as well as assist in responding to requests for information from prospective businesses. You will manage activities in the City Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts.
Qualified candidates should have some working knowledge of zoning, site development rules, regulations and ordinances, as well as the ability to conduct public hearings on a variety of planning and development issues. You will excel at customer service, communication and presentation skills, have unquestionable integrity and ethics, be a team player and be comfortable working in a small city environment. You will enjoy being a “hands on” manager and be capable of functioning with a small staff.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, with concentration in planning, public administration, business administration or other related field. Five years increasingly responsible experience in a management position or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Candidates must be willing to reside within the City of Freeport within six months of hire. Annual salary is $65,000 to $75,000 depending on experience. Position open until filled.
The City of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes a diverse workforce. For consideration please submit a cover letter and resume to the City of Freeport HR Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org .
STREET MAINTENANCE TRAINEE
The City of Freeport, IL is looking for a full-time Street Maintenance Trainee . The Street Maintenance Trainee handles construction and maintenance projects, snow plowing, leaf collection, tree trimming, and a variety of other duties. They will operate a variety of equipment, such as mowers, end loaders, backhoes, excavators and dump trucks. Minimum requirements include a valid Class B commercial driver's license, with air brake endorsement, or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment. Applicants with construction experience relating to civil engineering projects, including cement work shall be given preference. Candidates must be willing to work varying hours and overtime during operational and weather emergencies.
Starting salary is $17.70 per hour, with a benefit package that includes an IMRF pension, health insurance and more. Deadline to apply is July 27, 2018. The City of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon any status protected under local, state or federal laws. We welcome a diverse workforce.
For consideration please submit cover letter and resume, or application, to the City of Freeport HR Manager at email@example.com , or 314 W. Stephenson St. Freeport, IL 61032.
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