Careers

Village Planner

The Village of Brookfield is energetically recruiting for the position of Village Planner within the Community and Economic Development Department. This position will report directly to the Community and Economic Development Director.

Qualified candidates must have experience in the planning field with excellent oral and written communication skills as well as analytic ability. Candidates should be capable of evaluating and managing commercial, residential, and mixed-use development proposals, meeting with the public to discuss development proposals, assisting with long-range planning projects, and giving presentations to boards, commissions, and elected officials. Experience and/or familiarity working with Form-Based Codes is a plus. Because the position requires direct interaction with various constituent groups including residents, developers, public, etc., a friendly customer service orientation is necessary.

The position entails a variety of planning and project management activities including:

• Evaluating development proposals and petitions as they relate to the planning documents of the Village
• Conducting research and analysis to prepare recommendations and reports regarding current development projects
• Case and project management including the coordination with various Village departments, external agencies, petitioners, and the public
• Assisting with other project management functions, such as requests for proposals (RFP), working with consultants, grant administration, etc.
• The Village of Brookfield recently adopted a new Comprehensive Plan and Major Zoning Code amendment (Form-Based Code for Station Area Districts) and the Village Planner will play an integral role in implementing these policies and regulations.

A few of the projects that the position will be involved with include:
• Ogden Avenue Corridor Plan which will begin in 2021
• Kiwanis Park Canoe Launch Project to be designed and constructed in 2021
• Congress Park Metra Station Improvements to be constructed in 2021
• Ogden Avenue Phase 1 and Phase II Engineering (Coordination with the Village’s Consulting Engineer)
• Des Plaines River Trail South Extension Phase 1 Engineering (Coordination with the Village’s Consulting Engineer and other agencies)
• Continued expansion of bicycle and pedestrian facilities within the Village

Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field; Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field is preferred. Prefer 2-5 years of experience in a municipal planning department handling current development projects in a community with infill-type development and redevelopment, or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience.

Professional certification (AICP) is preferred at time of hire but must be achieved within 2 years. Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office; experience with ArcGIS a plus.

The successful candidate must have excellent public relations skills, have the ability to ensure code compliance and impartial enforcement of all pertinent municipal ordinances, and adhere to the American Planning Association (APA) and/or the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Code of Ethics.

Starting Salary
The starting salary range is $58,585.38 – $76,161 depending on qualifications. The Village provides a full complement of benefits including paid vacation, paid holidays, personal days, and sick time. Additional benefits include, health and life insurance, participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), and deferred compensation plans.

Contact Information
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, copies of current certifications, and three references, no later than February 1, 2021 to: Sash Dumanovic, Assistant to the Village Manager. Materials must be submitted via email to sdumanovic@brookfieldil.gov.

About Brookfield
In 2013, Chicago magazine recognized the Village of Brookfield as one of the top places in metro Chicago for first-time home buyers. The magazine asks, “Like nature? You’ll love this western suburb, which is home to Brookfield Zoo and a stretch of the Salt Creek forest preserve. You can easily find a brick bungalow or a postwar Georgian for under $200,000.”

Conveniently located 13 miles west of downtown Chicago, with three Metra train stations along the BNSF Railway Line, and easy access to trains, buses, highways, and airports, Brookfield is an established, stable, and serene suburb of only 3.1 square miles. We are often called “the world’s most visited village” because the world-famous Brookfield Zoo attracts so many visitors. On a quiet morning it is not unusual to hear the roar of a lion or an elephant trumpet.

Brookfield is a vibrant diverse community of individuals supporting a variety of churches, good schools, an excellent library, low taxes, convenient transportation, and extensive parks and recreation programs. We are committed to economic development, modernizing, building, and making our neighborhoods better and safer. Whether shopping, dining, or enjoying the zoo, you will find our humble village a remarkable and friendly place. A great place to live, raise a family, shop, and do business, Brookfield is truly a community in every sense of the word!

The Village of Brookfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

STARS Instructor

The Village of Brookfield’s STARS Before & After School program is designed to keep the participants active, engaged, entertained and socially involved through a variety of activities within a safe and supervised setting. We work cooperatively with school District 95 to ensure quality care and service for our community members. We have an inclusive environment and treat all participants and fellow staff members as individuals with respect, care and sincerity.

Job responsibilities include, but not limited to: Planning a variety of recreational activities for the children including, but not limited to physical activities, table games, indoor group activities, crafts and sports. Supervising and ensuring the safety and well-being of the children at all times, being alert of the needs and/or problems of the individual and as a group. Making time for children to play outside every day, weather permitting (weather above 32 degrees without rain is considered permissible weather). Planning homework time each day and assist with all questions, to the best of your ability, as needed. Adhering to all village site policies and procedures as it concerns equipment and room usage. Keeping  all Village storage space neat and clean AT ALL TIMES. Leave all areas BETTER and CLEANER than when you arrived. Being familiar with and follow all Village of Brookfield policies. Obtaining and maintaining CPR and First Aid certification. Keeping Supervisor informed in advance of program needs or any potential special needs with individual children or parents. Using effective, positive interpersonal communication with fellow co-workers, school personnel, participants and parents/guardians of participants. Maintaining accurate sign-in/sign-out as well as adhere to other program policies and procedures.

Qualifications and other information can be found in the full job description.

Salary range is $10-$12 per hour.

The Village of Brookfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time Recreation Program Instructor
Applications are now being accepted from qualified individuals for the position of a general Recreation Program Instructor in our Recreation Department. Responsibilities include leading and executing curriculum and activities of various recreation programs. Programs vary from early childhood classes to youth and adult programs all within the realm of general recreation including themes of: music, art, crafts, physical movement or supervision of drop-in activities. This is a part-time position that pays $12-$15 per hour, depending on qualifications. Work hours include a combination of day and evening with the option of assistance in special events on evenings or weekends. Hours per week will vary and are dependent on class enrollments.

Applicants should have some knowledge of leading a class or activities in a group setting and be capable of constant movement, getting up and down from the floor, bending and kneeling. Applicants should have an infectious enthusiasm for recreation activities and leading a group as well as a firm grasp of customer service expectations. Applicants will be required to successfully pass a drug screen, physical exam and a thorough background investigation before hiring.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Sash Dumanovic, Assistant to the Village Manager. Materials must be submitted via email to sdumanovic@brookfieldil.gov. Position open until filled. Employment applications may be found here, or at the Village Hall.

The Village of Brookfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Part-Time Before and After School Instructor
Applications are now being accepted from qualified individuals for the position of a Before and After School Instructor in our Recreation Department. Responsibilities include supervising and ensuring the safety and well-being of the children at all times, being alert of the needs and/or problems of the individual and as a group. Plan a variety of recreational activities for the children including, but not limited to: physical activities, table games, indoor group activities, crafts and sports.  Make time for children to play outside every day, weather permitting. Weather above 32 degrees without rain is considered permissible weather. Plan homework time each day and assist with all questions, to the best of your ability, as needed. Adhere to all school site policies and procedures as it concerns equipment and room usage. Keep all Village storage space neat and clean AT ALL TIMES. Leave all areas BETTER and CLEANER than when you arrived. Be familiar with and follow all Village of Brookfield policies. Obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification. Keep Supervisor informed in advance of program needs or any potential special needs with individual children or parents. Use effective, positive interpersonal communication with fellow co-workers, school personnel, participants and parents/guardians of participants. Maintains accurate sign-in/sign-out as well as adhere to other program policies and procedures. Applicants will be required to successfully pass a drug screen, physical exam and a thorough background investigation before hiring.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Sash Dumanovic, Assistant to the Village Manager. Materials must be submitted via email to sdumanovic@brookfieldil.gov. Position open until filled. Employment applications may be found here, or at the Village Hall.

The Village of Brookfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer