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):

2018 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; initial review of applications will occur on February 9, 2018.      

Administrative Assistant - Fire Department (Part Time)

The Village of River Forest seeks qualified applications for the newly created position of Part-Time Administrative Assistant for the Fire Department.  This position will have frequent contact with the public in the processing of routine and complex inquiries and will respond to Freedom of Information Act requests and subpoenas.  This position will also assist the Fire Chief with various routine and special administrative functions and processes such as updating policy and procedures manuals, purchasing, accounts payables and receivables including payroll and ambulance billing, data compilation and entry, reporting, preparation of correspondence and dissemination of informational materials to the public.

This position requires an individual with excellent attention to detail, strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to provide excellent customer service and maintain effective working relationships, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team environment.

Minimum Education, Experience & Training

  • High school degree or GED certificate.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of the fire service at a level normally acquired through one to three years of experience working in a Fire Department or closely related field preferred, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for job.

Position Information

  • Position typically works 24 hours/week during normal business hours (M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Some flexible scheduling available, however, attendance on Fridays and regular/predictable attendance is required.
  • Hourly rate for this position is $23.58 to $34.30/hour. Starting rate DOQ.

Qualified applicants should submit a completed Village of River Forest Employment Application and PDF resume via email to or in an envelope that is clearly marked with the position title to Lisa Scheiner, Assistant Village Administrator, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, IL, 60305. 

The first review of application materials will be conducted January 2, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled.  The selected individual will be required to submit to a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check.