The Fire and
Police Commission of the City of Mt. Vernon is seeking qualified
applicants for the position of Police Officer.
Starting salary is approximately $43,000 per
year (includes holiday pay and roll call) with excellent benefits
A fact sheet that outlines the
position, salary, benefits and testing times is included in the
Applicants must have a high school
diploma or its equivalent and be between the ages of 21-35.
Applications may be
picked up at the Mt. Vernon Police Department; 211 N. 10th
Street, Mt. Vernon, Illinois now and must be returned or postmarked
by May 6, 2014.
Applications may be mailed to
applicants who reside outside of Jefferson County by calling (618)
The City of Mt. Vernon is an Equal Opportunity
Assistant Finance Director
City of Mt. Vernon,
Illinois, (pop.15,277) located 75 minutes east of St. Louis at the
crossroads of I-57 and I-64 in Jefferson County, Illinois, seeks an
Assistant Finance Director.
The Assistant Finance Director will, under the
direction of the City Manager and Finance Director, assist, plan,
and organize the activities of the Finance Administration Department
and Utility Billing Services Department.
Completes City Payroll, data entry,
journal entries, the collection of accounts receivable; assists with
payment of accounts payable, the City’s investment program, the
City’s purchasing program, and the City’s insurance administration,
premiums and policies.
The Assistant Finance Director assists
in the preparation of the annual City Budget; assists, prepares and
maintains financial reports and budgetary controls; prepares
financial records for and assists with the audit; prepares and
presents related reports to the Finance Director, City Manager and
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or
university in accounting, finance, or other related field.
Advance/Intermediate skills in the utilization of the Microsoft
minimum of one year progressively responsible professional
experience in accounting, budgeting or financial control.
of governmental accounting, auditing and budgeting principles and
Knowledge of the Tyler Accounting and Payroll
software, a plus.
Knowledge of Windows Operating System,
and computer programs, such as Microsoft Office
PowerPoint, Outlook, and the Internet,
successful candidate needs a high level of communication,
organizational, project management and leadership skills
commitment to citizen service and community interest.
able to demonstrate courtesy and excellent communication skills with
elected officials, city employees, and residents
Residency within Jefferson
County, Illinois is required after 6 months of employment.
pre-employment physical, drug screen, and a thorough background
check will be required of the successful applicant.
Position open until filled.
Salary 35k-41k DOQ.
Interested candidates are encouraged to
review job description and requirements that are posted at
Submit an application, resume, cover letter,
and salary history by March 28, 2014, to:
Director of Human Resources
City of Mt. Vernon, Illinois
P O Box 1708
Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Instructions and Application Forms
The City of Mount Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer
In addition to the City Job Application, applicants are requested
to complete and return the following documents with the job
Criminal History and Background Check
Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Testing Consent
for Employment Information and Release of Liability
completed job application,
authorizations, and releases to:
of Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Street, PO Box 1708
Please check back in
the future for additional postings.
How to Apply:
Police, Fire, and Telecommunicators – Applicants are hired from
an eligibility list.
Eligibility lists are established every two years, or when the list
is depleted. Advertisement for applicants
will appear in the local and area newspapers and will be posted at
City Hall. The
selection and appointment of sworn police officers and sworn fire
personnel shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Board of
Police and Fire Commissioners.
All Other City Positions –
Recruitment of personnel is normally through advertising in local
and area newspapers, professional publications and/or through job
applications kept on file in the Human Resource Department.
Applications are retained for a period of one year.
The Director of Human Resources will keep an open file on
Applications will be received at any time for City positions
except for sworn fire, police, and telecommunicator personnel.
As a result of a single application, a candidate will be
considered for positions in which the applicant's principal
City of Mt. Vernon Equal
Employment Opportunity Plan
Address: 1100 Main Street, Mt.
Vernon, Illinois 62864
City of Mt. Vernon Contact Person:
Director of Human Resources
It is the policy of City
of Mt. Vernon to provide equal employment opportunity in City
Government for all persons; to prohibit discrimination in employment
based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital
status, or disability; and to promote the full utilization of all
incumbent employees in the City. City of Mt. Vernon will
follow this policy in recruitment, hiring, promotion into all
classifications, compensation, benefits, transfers, assignments,
tours of duty, shifts, layoffs, returns from layoff, demotions,
terminations, training, educational leave, social and recreational
programs, and use of City facilities. It is not the intent of
this policy to permit or require the lowering of bona fide job
requirements or qualification standards to give preference to any
employee or applicant for employment; however, we will take positive
affirmative measures in accordance with the prevailing Federal and
state law to recruit minorities, females, and persons with
disabilities to all levels of City government. Any employee of
City of Mt. Vernon who fails to comply with this policy is subject
to appropriate disciplinary action.
City of Mt. Vernon is committed to
making its workforce profiles more closely reflective of the
available labor force in the community.
Steps to Achieve Objective
following steps will be taken to address the underutilization of
minorities in the City’s workforce. The City will:
• Identify, contact and advertise open positions at
• Attend trainings on
diversity recruiting strategies
• Provide opportunity for
employees in all job classifications to upgrade their skills and
improve their career opportunities through training
• Review recruitment and
retention efforts and apply information derived from exit interviews
to efforts to improve retention.
• Explore new methods to
• Review and update
annually the City’s recruitment methods, practices and policies to
promote equal employment opportunity through recruitment efforts.
• Monitor recruitment
policies and procedures to determine if recruitment efforts are
enabling the City to meet and maintain objectives.
• Provide EEO training to
supervisors and managing directors on EEO policies, processes,
documentation, interview processes, and employment requirements.
• Offer City-sponsored
trainings to our employees on diversity.
The Director of Human Resources will be
designated to implement the Equal Employment Opportunity Program for
City of Mt. Vernon.
• Include the statement “We are an
equal opportunity employer” on all job announcements, “City of Mt.
Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer” on recorded job listings
and “EEO” on all employment ads.
• Post the EEO plan on the
City’s web site.
• Include on all job
announcements, and post at the City’s job board, information
explaining how applicants and members of the public may obtain a
copy of the EEO plan.
• Conspicuously post the EEO policy on
bulletin boards throughout the City.
• Post the EEO plan on the
City’s intranet site.
Inform all new employees about the EEO plan, and how they may obtain
a copy, at the new employee orientation.