How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in a career with the City of Elgin. Current Job Openings are updated regularly and may include a variety of employment opportunities within our local government.

Application Instructions

Depending on the instructions in each individual job posting, you may apply for posted positions and submit the completed application. You have four ways to complete your application:

Online Application

  1. Visit the Current Job Openings
  2. Click on the job title you are applying for
  3. Read the description and the requirements
  4. Click "Apply Online" button
  5. Create an account or Log in to your existing account
  6. Follow the instructions and complete your application
  7. Submit your application

By email

  1. Download the application here
  2. Save the file on your computer
  3. Open the file with Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader that allows form filling
  4. Fill completely the form
  5. Save your document
  6. Send an email to attaching the completed form

​In person

  1. Download the application here
  2. Print the application
  3. Fill completely the form
  4. Bring your application to the City Hall in a sealed envelope

By mail

  1. Download the application here
  2. Print the application
  3. Fill completely the form
  4. Mail your application to the address at the right

By fax

  1. Download the application here
  2. Print the application
  3. Fill completely the form
  4. Fax your application to the number at the right
Only applications completed in full will be accepted for consideration of an employment position. (See special supplement for Police Department Positions).

City of Elgin Application for Employment

Police Department Application

The application for a Police Department position must also include the Police Department Personal History Statement.  Download this document and the instructions below.

Elgin PD Personal History Statement
Directions for completing Personal History Statement


Applications are reviewed. A phone interview and an in person interview may follow for qualified applicants.
Note: Pre-employment background and drug screenings are conducted by the City prior to hiring. Depending on the position, a physical examination and/or psychological examination also may be required. All records are safeguarded in accordance with applicable privacy laws.

**Active Applications: Active applications are kept on file for 2 years from the date of receipt. One application per position may be accepted. An Active application is any application being submitted for a current listed open position within the City. An application submitted for “any”, a position that is not currently open, or any incomplete application will not be considered “Active” for the purposes of Local Government Retention Schedules and will be disposed of as soon as no longer needed for immediate operations.  

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Elgin provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Selection is based on the candidates whose background, qualifications, and any preferences requested from the hiring manager, most closely match the requirements for the job.