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The City of Freeport is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Telecommunications Operator . Consider a career in the fast-paced world of public safety/ EMS dispatch. HS graduate or equivalent required, as well as the ability to pass a typing, written test, and background check. Must not have been convicted of any felonies or serious misdemeanors. Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays. Must live within or be willing to relocate within 20 miles of the Police Dept. within one year of hire. Starting wage is $17.41 per hour. Applications can be obtained at the Freeport Police Department or at the City Hall Human Resources office. Please use the Police Dept. application. Application deadline is March 6, 2017. Mail, email or fax applications to the location below. The City of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer.

City of Freeport, Human Resources, 524 W Stephenson St., Freeport, IL 61032

Email: Fax: 815-599-587


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City Manager, Freeport, IL (pop.  25,000 ). Historic community in northwestern Illinois, Freeport is 25 miles west of Rockford, 20 miles south of the Wisconsin border and easily accessible to major metropolitan areas in every direction. Site of an 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debate, known for more than 150 years as “Pretzel City” and home to several Fortune 500 companies, Freeport combines history and progress in an area offering both urban and rural living.

The City is seeking its first-ever City Manager, a charter change passed by referendum in November 2016, and heartily supported by the city's elected officials. The City is seeking an innovative and collaborative professional with strong communication skills to successfully lead the organization and community through this significant change of governance and firmly establish the position as an integral part of Freeport's contemporary delivery of public services.

A record of visibility in the community, proven financial/analytical and human resources skills is required. Experience in economic development is desired. Freeport is a full-service City including Police, Fire/EMS, Public Works, Water and Sewer, City Engineer, Community Development, Library and administrative support services. Parks are offered through a separate district. The City has approximately 190 full-time and 30 part-time employees, a combined $47 million budget and is rated A by Standard & Poor's.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in public administration or related field; at least five years of responsible municipal management experience preferred. Assistant administrator experience, or related municipal management or leadership experience in a larger community, will also be considered. A Master's degree in public administration, business administration or other advanced executive level training such as ICMA Credentialed Manager is highly desired.

Candidates must possess proven managerial and interpersonal skills to lead a team-oriented organization in an engaged community. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council. Residency is required. Starting salary range: $110,000 – $135,000 +/- DOQ. Excellent benefit package. Candidates should apply by March 6, 2017 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240.


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Freeport City Hall
524 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-8200 or 815-235-8203