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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Accounting Specialist - AP/Cashiering - Finance Department

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Accounting Services, performs a variety of bookkeeping functions including processing of bills and invoices, balancing of daily deposits, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, journal preparation and entry, checking for compliance and internal controls, and providing effective communication with internal and external customers.  Performs various other tasks relating to the Finance Department. 

ABOUT US:  The Village of Westmont (pop. 24,685) is a community of six square miles in area located approximately 22 miles west of the Chicago Loop in the southeastern portion of DuPage County. The name Westmont comes from being the highest point of elevation on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad west of Chicago.  The Village’s Strategic Vision is “Shaping a vibrant community and future through connection, service and leadership”.

Westmont boasts that we are “in the middle of it all” based on our central location in the Chicago Metro area.  Westmont benefits from rapid Metra Rail service to Downtown Chicago along with easy access to major highways that help ease any commute.  Westmont offers the intimacy and personality of a Village, balanced with the cosmopolitanism and infrastructure to support a business community that includes Fortune 500 corporations as well as local small and mid-sized businesses, including approximately 100 restaurants.  

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 Supervisor of Accounting Services, the Accounting Specialist - AP/Cashiering performs a variety of bookkeeping, finance and general administrative duties.  General job responsibilities are listed below:

  • Responsible for recurring Accounts Payable processing, including preparing the biweekly finance ordinance for Village Board approval, verifying invoices and documentation, preparing/processing bank transfers and processing checks and manual check requests.
  • Performs a variety of customer service, cashiering and mail processing functions, such as receiving and processing payments, answering customer service inquiries in person and over the telephone, receiving and processing mail and providing assistance to the Village Clerk’s office.
  • Tracks fixed asset-related transactions.
  • Responsible for daily posting and balancing of general ledger to subsystem aging reports; researches discrepancies and effects problem resolution as needed; maintains documentation.
  • Performs a variety of general accounting and administrative functions, like reconciling balance sheet accounts, handling bank reconciliations, assisting with the financial audit, preparing and entering journal entries.
  • 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 with emphasis on accounting and requires extensive knowledge of spreadsheet applications with the ability to create and maintain detailed records within the applications.

Successful candidates will have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in an accounting environment with at least one (1) year of cashiering or customer service experience.  Municipal experience is preferred.  This position requires knowledge of general accounting principles and working knowledge of municipal and fund accounting, accounts payable processes and computer applications as they relate to finance (i.e. - spreadsheets and database software). 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 full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position with a starting pay rate of $25.51/hr - $28.76 (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, which is available 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 November 7, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

EOE M/F/D/V

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Firefighter Candidate Program - Fire Department

ABOUT US:  The Village of Westmont (pop. 24,685) is a community of six square miles in area located approximately 22 miles west of the Chicago Loop in the southeastern portion of DuPage County. The name Westmont comes from being the highest point of elevation on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad west of Chicago.  The Village’s Strategic Vision is “Shaping a vibrant community and future through connection, service and leadership”.

Westmont boasts that we are “in the middle of it all” based on our central location in the Chicago Metro area.  Westmont benefits from rapid Metra Rail service to Downtown Chicago along with easy access to major highways that help ease any commute.  Westmont offers the intimacy and personality of a Village, balanced with the cosmopolitanism and infrastructure to support a business community that includes Fortune 500 corporations as well as local small and mid-sized businesses, including approximately 100 restaurants.  

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:  The Westmont Fire Department (WFD) is a part-time department, dedicated to providing compassionate, professional service to our community residents and members.  We are committed to advanced emergency medical care, saving lives, mitigating hazards, protecting property and our community’s future.  The Fire Department serves as role models, providing education, prevention and protection to meet the needs of our community.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Westmont Fire Department Firefighter Candidate Program (“Program”) is a volunteer program where individuals (“Candidates”), who are interested in becoming a firefighter, are provided entry-level education, training, mentorship and experience in various Westmont Fire Department operations.  Candidates who participate in the Program are unpaid volunteers and not employees of the Village of Westmont.

The Program allows Candidates to participate in Westmont Fire Department firefighter drills, to volunteer on duty shifts, to ride in emergency apparatus when responding to calls and to participate, on a limited basis and under direct supervision, in activities that will aid or assist Westmont firefighters and emergency personnel at fire incidents, vehicle accidents, rescue scenes and other emergency incidents.  As volunteers, Candidates do not replace firefighter employees.

As a condition of acceptance into the Program, Candidates must sign an Acknowledgement which states that the Candidate understands that this is a volunteer, unpaid position and that the Candidate is not an employee of the Village of Westmont.

Once a Candidate has successfully completed the Basic Operations Firefighter and EMT-B certifications and has successfully completed the Program, the Candidate may be eligible to become a probationary, paid-on-call firefighter employee with the Westmont Fire Department.  Any opportunity to be appointed to this position is dependent on availability of an opening.  Selection of Candidates for a probationary, paid-on-call firefighter position with the Westmont Fire Department will be made by a testing process.

ELIGIBILITY / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application and possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid Illinois Driver’s License.  Successful Candidates must demonstrate an aptitude for learning, a willingness to perform assigned tasks and physical ability to perform physically demanding tasks under adverse conditions.  Entry into the program requires passing a post-offer physical, drug/alcohol screening and background check.  Candidates must be able to commit to the full program, which is anticipated to last 52 weeks, and volunteer approximately 12 hours per week for the duration.

EXPECTATIONS:  Candidates must meet the following general qualifications and expectations:

  • Ability to get along with others and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to keep simple records and make written reports.
  • Meet and maintain a level of physical conditioning in order to perform the physical and mental demands of the Program (unless reasonable accommodations are requested and granted).
  • Ability to perform tasks in a safe manner for the benefit of the Candidate, other Candidates and Westmont employees.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.

The complete program description is available by clicking this link.  

NOTE: Participants in the Firefighter Candidate Program are required to comply with current Executive Orders and Village policy related to COVID-19.

TO APPLY:  For consideration, please complete our online employment application, which is available by clicking here.  Please attach any pertinent supporting documentation, such as a cover letter, resume, relevant training, etc., to your application.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications received by September 12, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

EOE M/F/D/V

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