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The Freeport Engineering Dept. has two (2) summer intern positions available. These are full-time positions, working 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hire dates will fall between May 23 and June 1, with an end date of August 18, 2016, unless otherwise arranged before hire. One position will be filled by a graduating high school senior and one by a college student. Both interns must be actively pursuing a Civil Engineering degree at an accredited college, or attending a two-year college with intent to transfer.

Interns will be expected to work both in the office and in the construction field. Daily field work will consist of construction inspection on the City's 2016 Street Program and the Water & Sewer Commission's Phase B Water Improvement Program. The interns will report to the City Engineer and the GIS Specialist, and work with other City/Commission staff to complete inspections, GIS utility mapping, budgeting and future capital improvement program planning. Additional duties may involve work with the City's landfill, utility permitting, trail systems, and other miscellaneous related duties.

Applicants must be 18 years of age before their hire date and have a valid driver's license. Compensation will be $10.50 per hour (HS graduate) and $14.00 per hour (college student). Preference will be given to Freeport residents. Resumes should be emailed to no later than April 1, 2016.


CITY OF FREEPORT - Director of Finance

The City of Freeport (Population 25,000) in northwest Illinois, is seeking a Director of Finance with previous municipal experience. The Director of Finance oversees a Deputy City Accountant and participates in all aspects of the Finance Department, including accounting, purchasing, budgeting, cash management, financial reporting, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. The Director is also part of the City Administration.

The right candidate will have expertise in development, forecasting and execution of the City's annual budget and capital improvement budgets. The qualified candidate must have a clear understanding of governmental accounting, public finance administration and budgeting, auditing, reconciliation, and municipal taxation management. The Director of Finance must be knowledgeable in applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to municipal finance. Experience in the design, implementation, and control of financial automated management information systems is important.

The qualified candidate must have at least a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Public Administration, as well as four years of progressively responsible experience in a municipal finance role, or equivalent experience. Experience working with payroll, accounts payable, benefits procurement, contract negotiation, reinsurance program administration and risk management is a must, as well as knowledge of the laws and regulations related to same. The ideal candidate will not only possess superior skills in the day to day administration of the City's finances but the capacity to analyze and clearly articulate the long term consequences of various policy alternatives and budget decisions. CPA licensure is highly desirable.

This position offers a competitive benefit package, including IMRF retirement. Starting salary is dependent on qualifications. The City of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon any status protected under local, state or federal laws. Please email resume and salary history to the City HR Manager at . Resumes will be accepted until position is filled; however, those received prior to February 29, 2016 will be given preference.

Applications available on home page under Quick Links - Forms

Please address resumes to:
Human Resources Manager
City of Freeport
524 W Stephenson St., Suite 322 C
Freeport, IL 61032
Fax: 815-599-5872
Email: dmilliman


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