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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for exploring career opportunities with the City of Evanston! Applications for employment opportunities are accepted online. Please click below to view all open positions and apply as directed. Applications will not be accepted after the posting is closed and you have until the expiration of the posting to upload any attachments to your application.

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City Attorney/Corporation Counsel Hiring

The City of Evanston is seeking applications for its next City Attorney/Corporation Counsel.  This position is responsible for providing leadership and direction to department directors and other management staff regarding a broad array of legal matters related to constitutional law, land use and planning, public finance, employment, public works, public contracts and bidding, as well as the drafting of ordinances and resolutions.   This person works directly with members of the City Council, advises the Council on City rules and procedures, and acts as the City’s legal representative at administrative hearings and before City Boards, Committees and Commissions, and other State and City administrative boards.  Requirements include a license to practice law in the State of Illinois, federal bar admission, and 8+ years of related legal experience.  Click here for more information.  Applications are being received until April 16, 2018, by clicking above on View Employment Opportunities.

Firefighter/Paramedic Hiring

The application period for Firefighter/Paramedic positions with the Evanston Fire Department has ended.    

Minimum requirements include: US citizenship, high school diploma or GED, valid driver's license, and valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card and Ladder Climb certification by 3/31/18.  Preferred qualifications include: Evanston residency, completion of fire cadet or explorer program, paramedic license, active military service, and graduation from a fire academy.

Other required processes:

  • Minimum passing score on the Written Exam to be administered on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Northwestern University
  • Passing score on the subjective component (interviews) to take place the week of April 23, 2018

Optional processes:

  • Written Exam support session (Evanston Fire Department-led) to take place on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Evanston Township High School, Boltwood West Cafeteria, 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston IL 60201 from 12PM-2PM

Other required steps include a polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, medical screening, background investigation, and final certification by the Civil Service Commission.

CPAT Payment/Reimbursement

The City's Local Employment Program (LEP) provides assistance to Evanston residents with employment or training opportunities.  LEP funds will go towards payment or reimbursement to Evanston residents to take the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) for the Evanston Fire Department's current hiring process for Firefighter/Paramedic positions.  

Payments will be made towards CPATs taken at the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) on February 10, February 24, or March 10, 2018.  Only one payment will be made towards a CPAT, regardless of passing results.  Eligibility requirements include: 1) proof of Evanston residence, 2) registration for one of the upcoming NIPSTA CPATs, and 3) attendance at the Written Exam on March 31, 2018, with passing CPAT results.  If you are interested in submitting an application for payment towards a CPAT, please click here.

Reimbursements for CPATs taken on or after March 31, 2017 for Evanston residents are also available.  Only one reimbursement not to exceed $200 will be allowed.  Eligibility requirements include: 1) proof of Evanston residence, 2) proof of payment towards a CPAT taken on or after March 31, 2017, 3) proof of CPAT results, and 4) attendance at the Written Exam on March 31, 2018, with passing CPAT results.  If you are interested in submitting an application for reimbursement towards a CPAT, please click here.  

If you have any questions on payments or reimbursements towards a CPAT, please contact HR at 847-448-8204.

Internship Opportunities

The following internship opportunities are available:

Civil Engineer Intern - To apply for this position, please email your resume and brief cover letter to Bridget Nash at and copy Jennifer Levi at  Applications will be received until March 15, 2018. 

Human Resources

Human Resources is the central coordinating point for the filling of all full-time, permanent part-time, temporary, and seasonal positions. Human Resources also provides assistance and guidance to the operating departments and employees in all areas of employment including:

  • recruitment
  • selection
  • position classification
  • salary administration
  • promotion
  • performance evaluation
  • training
  • benefit administration
  • discipline
  • on-the-job injuries and disability
  • labor relations
  • safety

Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for the position for which they are applying. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check. 

Contact Information:

Human Resources Division
2100 Ridge Avenue, Room 1700
Evanston, IL 60201
847-448-8204 (office)
847-448-8109 (fax)

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM

Salary and Benefits

Click here to view salary and benefits information for City of Evanston employees: Salary and Benefits Information

2017 Police Officer Eligibility Lists 

Preliminary Eligibility List (expires 10/20/2019) - Interviews of persons on the Preliminary Eligibility List will take place, in rank order, until the list expires or has been exhausted.  Candidates who are eligible to proceed through the hiring process after interviews will be placed on a Final Eligibility List.

Final Eligibility List (as of 12/4/17) - Offers of employment will be made to persons on each Final Eligibility List, in rank order, until the list is exhausted.

Other required steps include an oral interview, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, medical screening, background investigation, and final certification by the Civil Service Commission.


The City of Evanston ensures equal opportunity and fair access to City employment, recreational and educational programs, and services and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, familial status, disability, arrest record, military status, sexual orientation, and unfavorable military discharge.  If you believe you have been discriminated against by the City regarding employment, recreational or educational programs, or services, please contact the Human Resources Division at 847-448-8204 to file a complaint.