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Assistant Village Manager
The Village of Brookfield, population 18,978, is a vibrant, diverse community located 13 miles west of downtown Chicago that offers convenient transportation with numerous community amenities including respected schools, an excellent library, three Metra stations and a parks and recreation system. This non-home rule municipality is home to the Brookfield Zoo, owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve District and operated by the Chicago Zoological Society.  Brookfield is a full-service community with a total budget of $39 million and 89 full time employees.  Village departments include Village Manager’s Office, Finance, Community and Economic Development, Human Resources, Fire, Police, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation.

The Assistant Village Manager will play an integral role in delivering exceptionally high levels of service to the Brookfield community.  This senior management team position will partner with the Village Manager and the Department Directors to implement Village Board priorities and objectives throughout the community and within the organization. In addition, the position will be responsible for oversight and implementation of the IT, communication, and other general government functions.  The Assistant Village Manager is expected to be results-orientated and technically knowledgeable, a problem-solver with strong project and budget management skills.  Also important is a drive for continuous improvement through innovation and optimization of processes and procedures.

The Village of Brookfield is preparing its organization for the future and the Assistant Village Manager must have a positive, forward thinking perspective.  The successful candidate will need to be a collaborative professional with strong management and leadership skills.  Must have a proven record of accomplishment that includes establishing, fostering and maintaining positive working relationships with the community, employee groups, elected officials and other governmental agencies.  A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Political Science, or related field is required.  A Master’s degree in Public Administration or related field of study is preferred along with demonstrated experience in managing high-profile municipal projects.  Municipal government experience should include at least five years in a management capacity.

The starting salary s $110,000 DOQ.  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.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references, no later than March 15, 2019 to: Michelle Robbins, Director of Human Resources. Materials must be submitted via email to mrobbins@brookfieldil.gov.

The Village of Brookfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer

School Crossing Guard
Have a passion for public service? Looking for opportunities to make a difference in the community, while working outdoors? If so, the Village of Brookfield is seeking school crossing guards to assist the Brookfield Police Department in protecting pedestrian safety within the community. School crossing guards serve as highly visible, positive role models to students, pedestrians, and motorists, and are an integral member of the Brookfield Police Department. The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ensuring the safety of students at street crossings and traffic areas by using proper crossing techniques, and observing and reporting any conditions or incidents that create or compromise the safety to students, pedestrians, motorists, or crossing guards. Attend periodic training meetings, as required.

To apply, please forward a completed employment application to the Village of Brookfield Village Hall, Attn:  Michelle Robbins, Director of Human Resources, 8820 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513.  Completed applications may also be dropped off to the Human Resources office located in the Village Hall.   Applications can be obtained at our website, www.brookfieldil.gov, or at the Village Hall.  Positions are open until filled.

The Village of Brookfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer