Employment Opportunities

Employment applications (except for Firefighters and Police Officers, as explained below) are available in the Personnel Office located on the second floor of Village Hall, or you can download and print an application from our web site. Please return the application either in person or by mail to the Personnel Division.  The Village of Skokie does not accept applications or resumes via email or fax.  Application for employment must be made via U.S. mail, courier service or in person. Applications can be made for any positions at any time.  If there are no current vacancies, applications will be maintained for six months. When a vacancy does occur applicants on file will be considered.

Please note that the Village of Skokie does not maintain information regarding position openings for the Skokie Public Library, the Skokie Park District or other employers in the Village. Click here for finding a job in the community.

Current Employment Opportunities

Job Application (not applicable for Police Officer and Firefighter candidates)
Download, print and submit a completed application form by mail or in person to:
Village of Skokie
ATTN: Personnel Division
5127 Oakton Street
Skokie, Illinois 60077

Application Process for Firefighters

General Qualifications: 

The following description is intended to serve only as qualifications for the hiring of firefighters for the Village of Skokie as of the last testing process.

Firefighters:  (As of 9/15/2015)

  • Pay a $35 non-refundable application fee;
  • Minimum of 21 years of age and under 35 years of age (11/14/15), unless previous full-time Firefighter in Illinois, as noted under state statute (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.3);
  • U.S. Citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.;
  • High School Diploma or GED AND at least ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
    - Minimum sixty (60) college semester hours
    - State of Illinois Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter Certification issued by the OSFM
    - Four (4) years of active military service with an Honorable Discharge by the time of the written examination;
  • Possess a valid Driver's license;
  • Proof of completion of a Candidate Physical Ability (CPAT) and proof of passing the Ladder Climb Test, with attainment date of less than six (6) months prior to the written exam (valid if issued 5/14/15 through 11/14/15);
    - Information regarding CPAT, ladder climb test and obtaining certification can be obtained by visiting one of the following:
      * Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) - www.nipsta.org
      * Southwestern United Fire Districts (SUFD) - www.sufd.org
    - Note:  In case of demonstrated financial hardship, accommodations can be made regarding the CPAT testing fee.  Please contact the
      Village's Personnel Office for details;
  • Have correctable vision to 20/20 and have the ability to distinguish colors;
  • Within twelve months from hire, reside in one of the following counties:  Lake, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will or McHenry counties in Illinois, Kenosha County in Wisconsin or Lake County in Indiana;
  • Enter into an "Employment of Relatives Agreement"; an "Authorization for Release of Personnel Information Agreement"; and a "Candidate Reimbursement Agreement";
    - NOTE:  Applicants with relatives who are currently employed with the Village will not be eligible for hire.  For details, contact IOS
      Recruitment (recruitment@iosolutions.org) or 800-343-HIRE.
    - NOTE:  Applicants who have failed to pass any component of the selection process shall not be reexamined within six (6) months
      from the date of such failure - please contact IOS Recruitment for details.
  • Must have the ability to comprehend the English Language (written and spoken);
  • Completion and submission of Village of Skokie Public Safety Application and other required documents to IOS Recruitment by 
    Friday, October 16, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Click here for more information on the firefighter application and testing process.  

Preference points will be awarded for Military service, Skokie residents, Illinois EMT-Paramedics and education (Associate’s degree in Fire Science/Emergency Medical Service OR Bachelor’s Degree in any field).