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Administrative Assistant – Police Dept.

(Position available August 29, 2016)

Reporting directly to the Chief of Police, this position is responsible for providing high level administrative support to the Chief of Police and the Board of Fire and Police Commission. This will include professional composition of correspondence, press releases and other miscellaneous documents and reports, as well as accurate time and benefit tracking. Coordination of testing for new police officers and firefighters will be an important part of this position. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for a variety of important tasks, such as coordination of Solicitor applications, Liquor License and Taxi background checks, as well as planning and coordinating various events. Acting as the receptionist for the Police Administrative offices, this person must be able to greet and direct all visitors in a positive, helpful, professional manner. Excellent computer skills are required, to include Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.

The successful hire must show initiative, be able to anticipate the needs of the Chief, possess excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented. A high level of commitment, professionalism and the ability to handle confidential matters will be required and expected at all times. Must be a quick learner, self-motivated, and a team player. Occasional evening and/or weekend work will be required. We offer a competitive pay rate, with a benefit package that includes an IMRF pension.

Please email cover letters and resumes no later than July 8, 2016, to the City HR Manager, at . The City of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon any status protected under local, state or federal laws.



The City of Freeport, IL is interviewing for a full-time Grants Coordinator. This position is responsible for preparing grant applications and administering grants for demolitions, housing, Brownfields, public safety, community development and other state and federally funded programs. Good writing skills, attention to detail, and financial reporting experience are essential qualifications. The grant coordinator also works with all City departments; therefore communication skills are important.

Minimum requirements include two years' experience administering housing grants or other equivalent programs, and three years' experience in grant writing, community development or a related field. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to meet deadlines, multi-task and work under pressure. Candidates with applicable degrees are preferred. Applicants must also have a valid driver's license.

Starting salary for this position is $22.80 per hour, with a benefit package that includes an IMRF pension and health insurance. The City of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon any status protected under local, state or federal laws. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Please email resume with cover letter and references to: .



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524 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
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