Equal Opportunity Employer
The Village is firmly committed to equality of opportunity in employment. Conditions of employment will be provided without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or unfavorable discharge from military service, and mental or physical disability.
The Village will not deny equality of opportunity to any qualified individual who is able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform the essential functions of the employment position, which he or she applies.
When no positions are open please use the general online employment application. For open positions, please fill out the appropriate application related to the position you are applying for below. Please note: Applications are required to be completed and submitted online for consideration. Please attach your resume, cover letter, and any applicable certifications as a PDF where provided in the application.
Public Works - Summer Seasonal Workers
The Village of Westmont (pop. 24,685) Public Works - Seasonal Workers are responsible for performing a variety of routine unskilled manual tasks under the general supervision of a Foreman and/or Crew Leader, including the following:
- cutting grass and weeds
- watering plants and vegetation
- assisting with tree maintenance and chipping
- assisting with repair of manholes, broken concrete and asphalt pavements
- general painting
- cleaning up after completed jobs
- other jobs as assigned
This position requires physical strength and agility sufficient to perform strenuous manual labor tasks under varying weather conditions. Ability to lift and move 50 pounds or more on a regular basis. Frequent and/or prolonged bending, stooping, standing, sitting, pulling, pushing or reaching is required as is the ability to communicate effectively and work both as part of a team and independently.
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to three years of high school as well as a working knowledge of hand tools and power tools. Valid IL Driver’s License preferred.
The complete job description is available by clicking this link.
Starting salary range is $11.00/hr to $13.00/hr (DOQ). Average weekly hours are 40 hours per week for a maximum of 12 weeks (generally between May-August).
There are 11 seasonal Public Works positions. Applications accepted until filled.
To apply, please complete our online employment application by clicking here.
Administrative Assistant II - Accounting (Part-Time)
The Administrative Assistant II reports to the Supervisor of Accounting Services and performs a variety of routine and complex clerical, secretarial, administrative and basic accounting work. This includes providing customer service to the public, processing bills, data entry, records maintenance and various other office support activities. This position is part-time and anticipated to work about 30 hours per week.
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The department is responsible for accounting, investing, receipt collection, and financial reporting. The department's strategic areas of focus include: collect & protect the public's resources; inform decision makers; facilitate public service through efficiency of centralized services and by equipping employees to serve; and inspire public confidence through transparency and communication, good customer service and performance, and by ensuring practices are fair, legal, and ethical.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general direction of the Assistant Village Manager, the Administrative Assistant II - Accounting performs a variety of administrative and basic accounting duties related to the accounting functions of the Village. General job responsibilities are listed below:
- Processes over-the-counter payments for water, vehicle stickers, parking and building permits, applications for new businesses or other related matters.
- Provides customer service to persons entering Village Hall or on the telephone for the location of municipal offices, obtaining ordinances, answering utility billing questions, and addressing other concerns.
- Prepares purchase orders and bills for approval, files and processes for payment.
- Oversees the maintenance and retention of financial records and files, including those of a confidential and sensitive nature. Responsible for the storage and appropriate disposal of department records.
- Prepares routine correspondence on own initiative and types a variety of narratives and numerical material from dictation, rough draft and verbal instructions to include minutes of meetings, letters, agendas, reports, new procedures and general orders.
- Prepares, enters, and imports routine monthly journal entries or other entries as assigned for posting to the general ledger.
- Prepares and reviews bank reconciliations as assigned.
- Assists in the year-end audit by providing related reports and data; this will require attendance during audit fieldwork as scheduled.
- As needed, serves as back-up for Deputy Clerk, including taking minutes at Village Board meetings, coordinating FOIAs, assisting with invoicing of business licenses, and posting agendas.
- Performs other duties as required or assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: This position requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of two years of college.
Successful candidates will have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in general office duties, basic accounting and/or customer service or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This position requires knowledge of modern administrative and accounting methods, practices and procedures, extensive knowledge of the use of computers and related programs, including the Google and Microsoft Office platforms, and a high degree of confidentiality. The ability to work independently, communicate effectively - orally and in writing - with a varied audience and to establish and maintain trust and effective working relationships with municipal personnel and the public is essential.
The ideal candidate must be a dedicated individual with integrity and strength of character. Candidate should also have a track record of positive interaction with employees, management and citizens.
The complete job description is available by clicking this link.
COMPENSATION/BENEFITS: This is a part-time, non-exempt (hourly) position with a starting pay rate of $22.85/hr - $25.76 (DOQ).
The Village of Westmont offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and pension.
TO APPLY: For consideration, please complete our online employment application by clicking here. Please attach your cover letter and resume to your online application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position will remain open until filled; however, applications received by April 18, 2021 will be given priority consideration.