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The City of Freeport IL has the following full time openings available:



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.

As our new Community and Economic Development Director, you will coordinate and manage all functions within the Community & Economic Development Department including general planning, building department, economic development, grants, code enforcement, and oversee and serve as the City's representative to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Historic Commission. You will be responsible for programs and initiatives related to the community's economic vitality; neighborhood diversity and stability; preservation of historic attributes; and enhancement of community programs and assets that contribute to the quality of life for those who live in, work in, and visit the City of Freeport.

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 .



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 , or 314 W. Stephenson St. Freeport, IL 61032.




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Freeport City Hall
314 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-8200 or 815-235-8203