It is the policy of the Village of River Forest to ensure equal opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability or any other legally protected status in accordance with the requirements of local, state, and federal law.  

Available Position(s):

Eligibility List Testing for Entry Level Police Officers

The Village of River Forest will hold a written examination on Saturday, May 18, 2019 to establish an eligibility list for the position of Entry Level Police Officer.

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Seasonal Laborer Position

The Village of River Forest Public Works Department is seeking to fill a position of Seasonal Laborer.  This position will perform maintenance and repair of Village facilities and properties, assist full-time staff with daily maintenance tasks, work with a variety of tools, and lift equipment in excess of 50 lbs.

This position will work up to 40 hours per week and requires the ability to perform strenuous work in varying weather conditions.  Normal work hours are 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday thru Friday. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Illinois driver’s license.  Hourly rate for this seasonal position is $10.00 and is limited to (but not guaranteed) 400 hours.

Submit completed Village of River Forest “Application for Employment” and submit in an envelope that is clearly marked “Public Works Seasonal Laborer” to John Anderson, Director of Public Works, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, IL, 60305.  EOE. Position is open until filled.

2019 Summer Engineering Intern

The Village of River Forest is now accepting applications for the part-time, seasonal position of Engineering Intern.

General duties include conducting field inspections, gathering field data, surveying, contractor oversight, and project management - all of which are related to various infrastructure maintenance and improvement projects. These projects may include sewer lining, paving of streets, alley reconstruction, replacement of sidewalk and curb/gutters, and water system improvements. This position may also assist with data collection for the Village’s Geographic Information System (GIS) and perform office engineering work.

The ideal candidate will be currently pursuing a degree in civil engineering or construction management and have completed at least one academic year of college coursework. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Illinois driver’s license. Computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel are required.

The hourly rate for this position is $15.00. This position is for 40 hours per week (8:00 am - 4:30 pm M-F) and limited to, but not guaranteed, a total of 400 hours. There may be an occasional need to start earlier than 8 am and/or work past 4:30 pm.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed Village of River Forest “Application for Employment”. Submissions can be sent electronically to as a PDF with the candidate’s last name in the file name. EOE. Position is open until filled and applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Please click here for the June 5, 2018 Final Eligibility Register for Firefighter/Paramedic posted by the River Forest Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.