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:
Cheryl Conner, Director of
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.