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Director of Community Development
The Village of Brookfield, population 18,978, is a vibrant, diverse community with abundant development opportunities.  Located 13 miles west of downtown Chicago, Brookfield offers convenient transportation with numerous community amenities including respected schools, an excellent library, three Metra stations and a parks and recreation system.

The Village is seeking an innovative, visionary leader with proven experience who will challenge processes to ensure smart growth, to serve as its next Director of Community Development.

The Director of Community Development will play an integral role in advancing the economic development goals of the Brookfield community.  This senior management team position reports to the Village Manager and is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the Community Development department, and its divisions of Planning, Building, and Economic Development.  The Director will manage the Village’s Tax Increment Financing districts and will be involved in implementing the goals contained in the recently updated Comprehensive Plan.

The successful candidate will be a collaborative professional with the ability to anticipate challenges in advance; a relationship builder who works well in a team environment and is comfortable working across all areas of the organization and the community; has the ability to establish credibility and trust skillfully and quickly among stakeholders; embrace the Village’s efforts to provide exceptional customer service for both internal and external customers; and is capable of overseeing multiple project and effectively translate direction clearly and concisely when delegating to others.

A Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Engineering, Public Administration, or related field is required.  A Master’s degree in Urban Planning 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 to: Michelle Robbins, Director of Human Resources. Materials must be submitted via email to mrobbins@brookfieldil.gov. Position open until filled.

The Village of Brookfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Seasonal Public Works Employment
Applications are now being accepted from qualified individuals for seasonal public works employment.  Employment period will be from May through September.  The position requires physical labor and will be in the Streets, Forestry, Water, Sewer, and Public Buildings Divisions.

Work hours are 7:00 am to 4:00 pm five days per week, with one weekend day required as part of the five day work schedule.  Starting pay rate is $11.00 per hour.

Applicants must be 16 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.  Candidates must be self-motivated and possess strong communication skills.

Selected candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, as well as a post-offer medical physical and drug screen.

Interested applicants should submit a completed employment application to:  Village of Brookfield, ATTN:  Director of Human Resources, 8820 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513.

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