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The Forest Park Public Works Department is seeking a motivated and outgoing individual to fill the role of seasonal laborer. This individual will work under the supervision of the Director of Public works on their daily tasks. Job duties include:

• Operating and competently using a variety of hand tools and power equipment, such as hammer, saw, screwdriver, lawn mowers, weed trimmers and hand tools
• Watering and maintaining landscape areas & public parks, and trimming shrubbery
• Performing all other aesthetic maintenance upon the city parks & buildings
• Cleaning, painting, and performing routine maintenance to public areas and equipment.
• Performing all types of landscape maintenance, installations, and mowing.
• Moving debris, dirt, or other material using a shovel, rake, or other tools
• Have the physical ability to walk long areas, picking up litter

Experience in any/all construction related fields and disciplines are welcomed. Position requires a valid driver’s license. The interested candidate must also be a minimum of 18 years of age and enrolled in a community college or university. The ability to work the entire summer without taking long periods of time off is necessary. $12.00/hour – 40 hours/week.
Position will be open until filled, however submittal by May 1, 2023 is encouraged. EOE.
Qualified individuals interested in being considered for the position should email the application form and resume if desired to: vmoritz@forestpark.net with Public Works in the subject field.


The West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center (WSCDC) is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time Telecommunicator.  WSCDC is a primary PSAP and answers calls and dispatches Police, Fire and EMS for the Villages of Forest Park, Oak Park, and River Forest. 

Applicants must be able to type a minimum of 35 words-per-minute, successfully pass a written examination, criminal background check, drug and alcohol screenings, hearing tests, psychological tests, and be able to obtain full-access LEADS and Emergency Medical Dispatch certification. Employees must reside within the Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, McHenry, Lake, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle and Will. 

Full-time Telecommunicators work 12-hour shifts with rotating days off (0630-1830 or 1830-0630).  While in training, it may be necessary to switch shifts periodically until permanent assignment is made when training is complete.   

Telecommunicator salary range is $52,120 – $76,471 after completion of 6 years.  WSCDC offers HMO or PPO medical plans, medical flexible spending, dental and eye insurance, life insurance, IMRF, and ICMA (457). 

Applications can be downloaded at www.wscdc.org or can be picked up between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm at:

WSCDC (use the south building entrance)

400 Park Avenue

River Forest, IL. 60305

All applicants are required to deliver the completed application in person during the hours and address listed above. 

If you have any further questions please contact:

Executive Director Brian Staunton or the on-duty Supervisor at 708-771-9110.


The Forest Park Police Department is seeking Part-Time Parking Enforcement Officer(s); Shifts to be filled are 8:00pm – Midnight or Midnight – 6:00am. The position is a rotating schedule assigned by the Supervisor – 4 days on and 4 days off which includes weekends and some holidays. Eligible candidates will be required to pass an aptitude test and an extensive background check. Qualifications include high school diploma (or equivalent), a valid driver’s license, knowledge of basic parking regulations, and good verbal and written skills.

Open until filled. Applications should be returned Attn: Vanessa Moritz, Village Clerk, Village of Forest Park, 517 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL 60130. Email: vmoritz@forestpark.net

Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

Part time PEO – Hourly Rate of Pay $17.89


The Village of Forest Park has an immediate opening for a responsible full-time PACE Bus Driver to transport senior citizens, disabled residents and school children.

Must have a valid Illinois “C” Class CDL License and attend PACE training.  In addition, candidate must be physically fit and submit to a criminal background check, annual physical exam and drug and alcohol testing.  Work days are Monday thru Friday.  Full Benefits.  Apply in person at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Boulevard, Forest Park, Illinois 60130.  For more information, please call 708-771-7737.  Employment applications are available at the Village Hall, 517 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL 60130 or on-line at by clicking HERE.

 Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.


The Village of Forest Park has immediate openings for its before and after school programs.  Part-time hours are M-F 2-6 p.m.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a driver’s license and also must pass drug screening and background checks.  $12.00 per hour.  Applicants may apply in-person at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Boulevard, Forest Park, IL 60130.  For more information, please contact 708-771-7737.  Employment applications are available to download by clicking HERE.


The Forest Park Police Department is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Crossing Guard. This position requires flexible hours during days when schools are in session. A background investigation and drug screening will be conducted prior to consideration for the position. Applications available at Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Avenue or on-line at www.forestpark.net and should be returned to Vanessa Moritz, HR Director, at Village Hall.  For additional information, contact Dora Murphy at 708-615-6223 or write dmurphy@forestpark.net.

Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

Crossing Guard – Hourly Rate of Pay $16.73  (Hours 7:30am – 8:30am  / 2:30pm – 3:30pm; occasional ½ days 7:30am – 8:30am – 11:00am – 12:30pm)


Other helpful links/information:

WESCOM:  Click here for information on information on positions open with the West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center, the 911 center that services Forest Park.

Triton College Career Services – can also help you find a job. A weekly Job Bulletin is available through Triton and you must register online. Upon registration, not only will you have access to employment listing posted by the Career Center, but also job listing submitted by eleven other community college career centers in Illinois. You can also post your resume in CCJobNet for employers to review and consider. Questions about this service? Please call 708-456-0300 x 3805 or email. 

Employment & Employer Service – E & ES is a job placement service that cultivate relationships with local businesses representing a wide range of occupations to match customers with opportunities that suite their skills and needs.  Visit http://www.eesforjobs.com/ or call (312-629-5627).  Please tell them that the Village of Forest Park referred you.  6