Employment Opportunities

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.

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Finance Department - Finance Director

The Village of Westmont is seeking a team-oriented and reliable professional to serve as its next Finance Director.  The Director manages the activities of the Village’s Finance Department in a thriving, multi-faceted community.   

About the Village
The Village of Westmont is a community of 24,429 residents in the southeastern portion of DuPage County, centrally located in the Chicago Metro area with easy access to major highways and Metra commuter rail services.  The community retains a small-town charm while having all the amenities of a big city.  Westmont is home to both Fortune 500 companies and small to midsize local businesses, including over 100 restaurants, industrial, shopping, and business districts. The Village boasts award-winning festivals, high quality school districts, and a host of luxury car dealerships along the Westmont AutoMile (including Acura, Audi, Lexus, Porsche, Tesla, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, Lincoln).  

The Village of Westmont is a non-home rule community that provides a full range of municipal services, with $83 million total budget (including $35 million in the General Fund and $20 million in Capital/Project Funds), a ‘AA+’/Stable bond rating, strong fund balances, and a practice of funding pensions at recommended levels.  The Village has a strong sales tax base, anchored by revenues from the Westmont AutoMile and several grocery stores.  The Village has a $68 million cash reserve including a General Fund balance about 130% of expenditures. The Village has a capital plan, a funded vehicle replacement program, and has received the GFOA certified audit many years running. The Village has a robust economic development program, with two active TIF Districts.

A professional Village Manager, appointed by the Mayor and a six-member Village Board, oversees a staff of approximately 100 full-time employees and 85 part-time employees in the departments of Administration, Community Development, Finance, Fire, Police, and Public Works, with long tenured department heads. The full reporting structure is available as a document on the Village Website.

About the Position
Under the general supervision of the Assistant Village Manager, the Finance Director administers, directs, and controls municipal fiscal and accounting operations, payroll, AP/AR, annual audit, annual budget, tax levy, long range planning, cash/treasury management, and financial reporting.  The Director has two direct reports, who in turn assist in the management of other department staff. Including the director, the department consists of seven full-time positions and one part-time position. The Village also provides accounting services to the Westmont Public Library, a separate financial entity. The Village uses Tyler/Enterprise ERP (formerly Munis) software which is fully installed and operational.

Position Requirements
The Village is seeking an experienced and collaborative Director to lead the Finance Department.  The successful candidate will meet the following:

  • Requires knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to the completion of four years of college with major courses in accounting, finance or related fields.
  • Master’s Degree, CPFO/CPA designation, or equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities preferred.
  • Requires a minimum of six years’ experience in finance/accounting, with financial operations experience strongly preferred and experience with fund accounting a plus.
  • Requires a minimum of three years of management or supervisory experience.
  • Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite and other software applications and intermediate to advanced knowledge of spreadsheet applications.
  • Requires possession of a valid Illinois Vehicle Operator's License.

Compensation and Benefits
The Village values its employees, and while having high expectations of staff, appreciates that people have lives outside of work. The anticipated starting salary range is $127,000 - $166,000 +/- DOQ.  The Village anticipates additional increases in May 2024 and January 2025. A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), life/AD&D insurance, and longevity pay equal to 1% of salary for every 5 years of employment with the Village.  The Village also offers paid vacation, holidays and sick leave which includes a 50% retirement payout, up to 960 hours, with the balance reported for IMRF credit.  The Village requires employees to live in DuPage County, or a county contiguous to DuPage, within 12 months.  Flexible scheduling and hybrid remote work options will be considered.

Selection Process
Apply online at www.govhrjobs.com with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by March 11, 2024.  Confidential inquiries may be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240, x116.  

The Village of Westmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Public Works - Summer Seasonal Maintenance Workers

Do you want to gain valuable work experience in an exciting, fast-paced environment?  Do you like being outdoors, engaged in a variety of general maintenance activities?  Is helping the community something you value?

If this sounds like you, you might be a great fit for a seasonal position with the Village of Westmont!

Why Work for Westmont?
Westmont is a community of 24,429 residents in the southeastern portion of DuPage County.  We are centrally located in the Chicago Metro area with easy access to major highways and Metra, making commuting a breeze.  We are home to both Fortune 500 companies and small to midsize local businesses, including over 100 restaurants; so we have a little something for everyone. 

What Does a Seasonal Maintenance Worker Do?
Under the general supervision of a Foreman and/or Crew Leader, this position is responsible for a variety of routine, unskilled manual tasks, including:

  • 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
  • Assisting with special event activities
  • Occasionally works outside of normal hours
  • Other jobs as assigned

For more information, please click here to see the full job description. 

Are You Qualified?
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 required and must be 18 years or older.  

What Will I Get Paid?
This is a seasonal, non-exempt (hourly) position with a wage of $20/hour.  Average weekly hours are 40 hours per week for a maximum of 12 weeks (generally between May-August).

How Do I Apply?
To apply, please complete our online employment application by clicking here.  

There are multiple seasonal Public Works positions.  Applications will be accepted until filled.

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