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Utility Billing Clerk

The City of Freeport, IL, is looking for a part-time Utility Billing Clerk.  This employee is expected to work between 15 and 19 hours per week.

This position will perform clerical duties in the customer service and billing area, including recording customer payments of water, sewer and trash bills at the customer service window, or by mail or other sources, and balancing the cash drawer at the end of the day.  This employee will have an extremely high level of customer contact.

Responsibilities will also include assisting with answering the telephone and checking voice messages, coordinating the entry and balancing of offsite payments, preparing bank deposits and communicating with citizens concerning meter changes, complaints, turn-ons, turn-offs, non-pays, service orders, and high/low usages.

The successful candidate will have a High School Diploma or GED, knowledge and experience in the use of computers and 10-key calculator, as well as experience counting money and making change.  Excellent customer service skills and strong attention to detail, as well as excellent data entry skills are required.

Starting salary is $13.85 per hour.  The City of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon any status protected under local, state or federal laws.  We welcome a diverse workforce.

For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume, or application, to the City of Freeport HR Manager at dmilliman@cityoffreeport.org.

 

Street Maintenance Trainee

The City of Freeport, Illinois, is looking for a full-time Street Maintenance Trainee.  Street Maintenance Trainees participate with City Street Crews on construction and maintenance projects, snow plowing, leaf collection, tree trimming, and various other duties. Familiarity with various equipment, such as mowers, end loaders, backhoes, excavators, and dump trucks, is desired. Minimum requirements include a valid Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) with air brake endorsement or attain one within 30 days of employment. Preferred applicants have related experience in road maintenance, concrete and sidewalk repair, and reside within city limits. Candidates must be willing to work varying hours and overtime during operational and weather emergencies.

Starting salary is $18.05 per hour, with a benefit package that includes an IMRF pension, health insurance and more.  The City of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon any status protected under local, state or federal laws.  We welcome a diverse workforce.

For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume, or application, to the City of Freeport HR Manager at dmilliman@cityoffreeport.org, or 314 W. Stephenson St. Freeport, IL 61032.

 

Instrument & Control Technician/Electrician

The City of Freeport, Illinois, is looking for a full-time Instrument & Control Technician/Electrician.  Responsibilities include maintenance and troubleshooting of 480-volt three phase motors and controls, including VFD’s, Allen-Bradley PLC’s including input/output digital and analog loop control devices, performing preventive maintenance on all electrical equipment including pumps, compressors, aerating blowers, augers, gear reducers, and HVAC units, etc., and performing other general maintenance as required. Subject to call in for off hours’ emergencies.

High school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, five years’ verifiable experience in heavy industrial environmental and wastewater instrumentation and controls, with a working knowledge of SCADA control systems. Above average computer skills.

Starting salary is $21.66 per hour, with a benefit package that includes an IMRF pension, health insurance and more.  The City of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon any status protected under local, state or federal laws.  We welcome a diverse workforce.

For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume, or application, to the City of Freeport HR Manager at dmilliman@cityoffreeport.org, or 314 W. Stephenson St. Freeport, IL 61032.

 

Program Compliance Oversight Monitor (PCOM)

The City of Freeport, Illinois, is looking for a full-time Program Compliance Oversight Monitor (PCOM)/Grants Coordinator. Under direct supervision of the Director of Community & Economic Development, this position performs a wide range of professional and administrative duties in support of the City/County public transit program and other community, neighborhood, and economic development grant programs.

This position assists in researching and identifying funding opportunities, preparing (independently or as part of a team) and submitting grant applications and proposals, and tracking progress from start to finish. This position is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the Pretzel City Transit (PCT) program, which is a State and Federally funded program that provides transportation and dispatch services through a third-party operator. Oversight of PCT includes all grant management responsibilities, as well as monitoring performance, maintenance of facilities, driver training, and service contracts, among other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications for the position include: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, transportation planning, or closely related field; a minimum of three years of experience performing transit administrative/compliance work; a minimum of one year’s experience in professional grant writing and grant management (pre- and post-award); additional compliance or grant writing certification/coursework is preferred.

Starting salary is $45 to $50k annually, DOQ, with a benefit package that includes an IMRF pension, health insurance and more. The City of Freeport welcomes a diverse workforce. For consideration please submit cover letter and resume to the City of Freeport HR Manager at dmilliman@cityoffreeport.org. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

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 April 27, 2021.

Link to application: here

 

Police Social Worker

The City of Freeport, an historic community in northwest Illinois, is looking for its first ever Police Social Worker.  The primary responsibility of the Police Social Worker is the administration, coordination and delivery of the Department’s social services.

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling and be an Illinois Licensed Social Worker, Professional Counselor or equivalent, through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Accreditation.

This position requires 2 years of experience in social work, with good clinical skills, working with juvenile and elderly populations, DCFS knowledge, and domestic violence and crisis intervention experience.

The Police Social Worker must be able communicate information effectively, both verbally and in writing, and is responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of Neighborhood Based Policing philosophy, focusing upon citizen and customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and deliver crisis intervention services when called upon.
  • Coordinate and deliver short-term counseling and supporting services.
  • Provide victim and witness court advocacy and assist victims and witnesses with applying for available assistance.
  • Maintain current knowledge of police activity.
  • Maintain a working relationship with other mental health professionals and social service agencies serving the Freeport area.
  • Maintain a working relationship with schools and community resources.
  • Promptly follow up Police Social Worker Referrals and provide feedback to the referring officer.
  • Maintain thorough case files of all cases worked.
  • Produce written reports as directed by the Chief of Police or as required in the course of handling cases.
  • Coordinate, prepare and deliver public speaking engagements as scheduling will permit.

Starting salary range is $53,000 to $63,000 DOQ, with an excellent benefit package, including IMRF retirement. Candidates should send cover letter and resume to dmilliman@cityoffreeport.org.  Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

 

PUBLIC LIBRARY

Link to Career Opportunities on Freeport Public Library Website

 

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