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Finance Director, Village of Westchester

 
The Village of Westchester, IL (population 16,718) is a diverse and professionally-managed non-home rule municipality located approximately 14 miles west of Chicago in Cook County. We are seeking a qualified Finance Director to complement its management team.

 The successful candidate will be committed to providing outstanding customer service, have high ethical standards, have a strong attention to detail and accuracy and be able to communicate effectively. This position requires a degree in Accounting or related field from an accredited university; and four to eight years of progressively responsible work in government accounting and reporting. Good opportunity for an Assistant Finance Director looking to advance to a Finance Director.  Must have the ability to learn and use management information systems at an advanced level, and be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).

 Responsibilities of this position include: oversees a staff of four full-time employees in the finance and administration department in customer service, general ledger accounting and reconciliation, payroll, utility billing, cash receipts, accounts receivable and accounts payable.  Coordinates the Village’s annual independent audit.  Directs the preparation of all required analysis, documentation, and disclosures supporting the Village’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Directs the monthly and quarterly financial report preparation.  Maintains the financial accounting system.  Coordinates the preparation of the annual budget.   Establishes and maintains cash controls. Manages investments.  Monitors Department spending. Responsible for preparation of the annual tax levy. Responsible for preparation of the annual treasurer’s report and related filings. Works on special projects as assigned.  Responsible for ensuring courteous and efficient service to Village residents and staff.   
  
This position reports to the Village Manager and applicant must have the ability to work independently, exercising good judgment and initiative.  This position is classified as a full-time, exempt position.  Position will remain open until filled and we will expedite hiring for the right candidate. Salary range is $89,600 - $95,275 DOQ.  Excellent benefits package. 

 Qualified candidates should send cover letter, resume, salary history, and three (3) professional references to Janet Matthys, Village Manager, 10300 W Roosevelt Road, Westchester, IL 60154 or electronically to . Electronic submissions are preferred. Post-offer drug test and background check is required. The Village of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer.

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Public Works – Seasonal Laborer (Summer Only)

The Village of Westchester, IL (population 16,718) is seeking an energetic individual to join the public works team as a Seasonal (Summer Only) Laborer. The Seasonal Laborer is a position within the Public Works Department.  The primary responsibilities of this position are the maintenance of Village right-of-way property, operation of light duty Village equipment, and maintenance of underground infrastructure.  The position has specific responsibilities various duties including manual tasks as directed by the supervisor and may include work such as tree maintenance, brush cleanup, sign maintenance, painting, and property maintenance.

The position receives supervision from the Director of Public Works or his designee.  The applicant should have working knowledge of Public Works infrastructure maintenance.  Work activity includes frequent lifting of heavy objects of at least 50 pounds and the ability to drive and operate light duty equipment.  The position is primarily an outdoor position that requires working in all types of weather situations.  Much of the work related to the position of is performed outside in the public right-of-way.  Personal protective equipment is provided.

The position may require the employee to work overtime hours, at the sole discretion of the Director. The job involves the ability to competently perform multiple duties and tasks.  Employees in these positions must be willing to work with residents, elected officials, and various contractors.  As such, they must at times explain what they are doing and must have positive interpersonal skills.

The starting wage for this hourly position is $9.00/hr. A valid Illinois Drivers License is required.  Position is for the summer months of May through August only. Interested candidates should send a completed application form (available on-line) to: 

Village of Westchester

Attn:  Janet Matthys, Village Manager

10300 W Roosevelt Road

Westchester, IL  60154

Applications may be submitted electronically to  

The Village of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer.

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                               Geographical Information System (GIS) Intern

The Village of Westchester is seeking a self-motivated individual with positive work ethics to fill the GIS Internship position in the Public Works Department. This position will work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for a 10-week period during the summer months.

The person in this position works under the general direction of the Director of Public Works and will assist in building out the Public Works GIS Database. As an intern, you will be utilizing ESRI ArcGIS to create and maintain digital data layers. Tasks include, but are not limited to updating the spatial locations of built infrastructure, maintain data information through related tables, extracting data from various sources, and database management; and any other related tasks as assigned.

The successful candidate will be enrolled in a general Engineering, Urban Planning, Geography, or similar program, and have an interest in pursing a career in a related field. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and strong customer service skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, AutoCAD, and ESRI products such as ArcGIS Desktop 10x, ArcGIS Online and Collector are preferred. Position requires working outdoors and extensive walking.

Starting wage is $15.00 to $20.00 per hour, DOQ.

Candiates should be prepared to undergo a background investigation and driver’s license records check. Interested candidates must complete an employment application, which may be downloaded from the Village’s website at www.westchester-il.org. Applications should be submitted with a cover letter and resume to . The position will remain open until filled. Questions should be directed to the Director of Public Works, (708) 345-0041. The Village of Westchester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.