Employment Opportunities

The Village of Berkeley strives to provide a skilled and talented workforce.  The focus is to build an ultimate and diversified workforce.  The Village’s mission is to hire the right person for the position.  Each candidate must meet the Village’s core values of: customer service, trust, integrity, respect, and teamwork. The goal is to always provide excellent services and programs to meet the needs of the community and those working within the Village. 
Once hired, the Village strives to retain employment by engaging innovation, building talent, and promoting the best performers. The Village provides opportunities for employees to continue to learn through various training opportunities and leadership development.
Open Positions: 


Finance and Human Resources Coordinator

The Village of Berkeley is seeking individuals interested in working for a diverse, dynamic, and forward-thinking team in the newly created position of Finance and Human Resources Coordinator. Under the direction of the Assistant Village Administrator, this position performs advanced, professional-level technical and administrative work in the areas of administration, finance, and human resources. Work areas of focus include:

  • Assists in the planning and coordination of day-to-day Human Resources functions
  • Preparation of annual budget
  • Administering Village benefit plans
  • Purchasing and grant oversight
  • Coordination of Village IRMA claims
  • Policy research, evaluation, and implementation

The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and a minimum of three-years experience in an increasingly responsible related position (or any equivalent combination of education and experience) in finance, accounting-related work, or human resources preferably in a municipal environment. This position requires knowledge of federal, state laws, and local ordinance related to finance and human resources, successful leadership and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate while establishing and maintaining successful working relationships with a wide-variety of actors, and excellent analytical skills with the ability to recommend alternatives.

The current annual salary range for the position is $60,098 to $84,138, depending on qualifications. The Village offers a comprehensive benefit for employees and their dependents:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and HMO insurance plans
  • Express Scripts prescription drug coverage
  • Employer paid Basic Life and AD&D coverage amount of $50,000
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (Mandatory participation)
  • Additional benefits include an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), paid sick and vacation days, three personal days, and holiday benefits.


Additional benefit options include:

  • Delta dental
  • VSP vision
  • Additional voluntary life insurance
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 457 Deferred Compensation

More information about this opportunity and the Village’s employment application can be found by visiting the Village’s website: www.berekeley.il.us. To be considered for this position, please submit a completed resume and employment application via email (employment@berkeley.il.us) no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2024. The Village of Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Finance and Human Resources Coordinator Job Description

Part-time Firefighter/Paramedic

The Village of Berkeley (population: 5,200) is accepting applications for part-time Firefighter/Paramedic positions. Under the supervision of the Fire Chief, this employee provides direct services, individually and as a member of a team in response to fire, rescue, hazmat and other incidents. Additionally, a Firefighter/Paramedic will respond to medical emergencies and provide pre-hospital Advanced Life Support (ALS) care to victims of injury or illness; and other similar municipal work, as assigned.

A successful candidate is required to have a minimum of one-year experience as a Paramedic and Firefighter, a valid Class B Non CDL Illinois driver’s license, a valid Illinois EMT-P license in good standing in the Loyola EMS System or enter the system upon hire, at least 21 years of age, a minimum of FF 2 / Basic by Illinois OSFM training, and to have earned a high school diploma or GED equivalent at the time of application. The nature of the work requires that the employee be capable of working outdoors year-round in sometimes harsh conditions, be capable of physically demanding work to include bending, heavy lifting, climbing, and driving.

The current stating pay for the position is $21.22 per hour. The Berkeley Fire Department is staffed 24 hours a day with employees working 12 hours shifts. More information about this opportunity and the Village’s employment application can be found by visiting the Village’s website: www.berkeley.il.us. To be considered for this position, please submit a completed resume and employment application via email (employment@berkeley.il.us). Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. The Village of Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedic Job Description  



Berkeley’s Benefits Package Highlights

The Village of Berkeley benefits program is a major component of the Village’s efforts to provide a supportive work environment for full-time employees. The plan includes, but is not limited to: 
  • Comprehensive salary package      
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life        
  • Additional Voluntary Benefits        
  • IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) or Police Pension Programs       
  • Deferred Compensation Investment Plan       
  • Paid time off: Vacation and Personal Time        
  • Continuing Education: Training opportunities 
  • Service & Recognition Awards
Click on the link for the PDF version of the Employment Application Form. Print this out, fill in all appropriate information, and submit it to the Village Hall. Make sure to attach any additional information required or requested. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please view the panel to the right as it may have additional information requested for application submissions.

Village of Berkeley Application for Employment

Applications and all supporting documents may be submitted in person, by mail, fax, or e-mail. Please specify the job position applying for on the envelop, fax cover letter, or in the subject line of the e-mail:
  • In person or by mail, at Berkeley Village Hall, located at 5819 Electric Avenue, Berkeley, IL 60163


It is the continuing policy of the Village of Berkeley to provide equality of opportunity to all persons. No unlawful discrimination for job selection, job assignments, or promotions not related to a bona fide occupational qualification shall be exercised in any manner by any Village of Berkeley Official, agent or employee against or in favor of any applicant or employee because of religious affiliations, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.