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Communications Director

The City of Freeport, located in northwestern Illinois, (population approximately 25,000), is seeking a Communications Director.  As our first Communications Director, you will enhance the City’s overall marketing and public awareness efforts with the general public, stakeholders and City employees to increase governmental transparency and to foster a well-informed citizenry and workforce.

The Communications Director ultimately reports to the City Manager, though works cooperatively with department heads to ensure that marketing materials are consistent across the organization, effectively communicate City services and information to the public, and portray an exceptional public image.  This position is responsible for content development across multiple platforms; maintaining and updating the City’s websites; and developing and implementing a marketing plan, including managing the social media outlets. A full job description can be viewed at this link.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a concentration in communications, public relations, journalism, English, business administration, public administration or closely related field. Master’s degree in a related field preferred.

Minimum of three (3) years of significant experience in communications for a governmental body, not-for-profit organization or private sector is required.

Annual salary is $45,000 to $60,000 depending on experience.  Candidates must be willing to reside within Freeport city limits within six months of hire.  Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.   **Please include a cover letter, writing sample of a media release, and sample report/communication/marketing piece with your resume. **

Please submit application materials listed above to the City of Freeport HR Manager at  The City of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes a diverse workforce.


Grounds Maintenance

The City of Freeport is looking for a temporary, full-time grounds maintenance person to do various mowing and trimming jobs. This job will last approximately 4 months. Must be able to work in all weather conditions, including extreme heat and humidity. Must be able to operate a trimmer for 8 hours per day, and be able to walk behind a mower. Some experience is preferred. This position could lead into a future full-time job opportunity for a worker that exhibits a good work ethic and excellent attendance.  Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Pay is $11.00 per hour.  Applications can be picked up at City Hall 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Police Officer

The City of Freeport is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer – entry level and lateral officer.

Applicants must be 21 years of age at the time of application and must possess a valid driver’s license and not have been convicted of any felonies or serious misdemeanors.  Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays, and must live within or be willing to relocate within a 25 mile radius of the Police Department within 30 days of completion of probationary period.

Invitations to attend a mandatory orientation, physical agility and written examination will be sent to those candidates whose applications have been accepted.  The State of Illinois Power Test will be conducted at this time – lateral transfers exempt.

The application deadline for Freeport Police Officer testing for this cycle expires September 28, 2021.

Link to application: here




Link to Career Opportunities on Freeport Public Library Website


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