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The Village of Palatine employs over 350 individuals with one common mission in mind: “We Exist to Help People.”  We stand by our values of: 

  • Trust, Innovation and Responsibility
  • Respect All People and Resources
  • Encourage Involvement and Participation
  • Exceptional Customer Service

If you exist to help people and are interested in employment with the Village of Palatine, you are in the right place.

When positions are available, information will be posted in this section of the Village’s website.  Applications for Employment can be found by following the link below, or can be obtained in person at Village Hall located at 200 E. Wood Street, Palatine, IL 60067.  We’d like to thank you for your interest in a career with the Village of Palatine.

Completed applications will be considered current for three months from date submitted, and will be considered for the position applied for.  The Village of Palatine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Current Available Positions




The Village of Palatine seeks qualified applicants for the position of Part-Time Desk Assistant. This position is part-time (16 hours/week) working at the front desk of the Palatine’s Police Headquarters. The duty hours will be two “midnight shifts” per week, 10:45pm to 7:15am, primarily on Friday and Saturday nights. Based on operational necessity, the assignment may also include occasionally filling in during manpower shortages.

Responsibilities include data entry, call taking, non-emergency radio dispatching and working with the public in the police lobby. A strong history of providing exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers a must. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and quickly learn and apply new information & computer technology is critical. Either previous law enforcement experience or equivalent experience with a police dispatch service is strongly preferred. A High School diploma is required; bilingual is a plus, but not required.

Starting hourly pay is $20.52 with top of $28.62 per hour after 7 years of service, DOQ.

Interested individuals may access a copy of the application form online at http://www.palatine.il.us by clicking on the Employment tab at the top of the page and printing the form or by clicking on the following link, Application for Employment. For more information about this position, or to submit an application, contact Police Technical Services Supervisor Tammy Maher at TMaher@palatine.il.us or 847-359-9034. Completed applications must be submitted by December 20, 2016, either via email or at the Palatine Police Headquarters, 595 N. Hicks Road, Palatine, IL 60067. The Village of Palatine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position will remain open until filled.

The Village of Palatine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Village Hall is a smoke-free campus. 


The Village of Palatine has seasonal/temporary positions available in the Public Works Department for the winter 2016/2017 season. Preferred candidates will have prior snow plow operations experience, especially working on streets.
A valid Illinois Class “B” commercial driver’s license (CDL), with air brake endorsement, is required. Ability to work on an as-needed, temporary basis required. Work is weather dependent with NO guarantee of hours. Hourly rate: $20.00.  
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by sending an email with cover letter and/or resume to hrdept@palatine.il.us or fax to 847-202-6653.
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