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The Board of Fire & Police Commissioners of the City of Macomb, Illinois hereby gives notice that examinations will be offered to all eligible applicants to create an Eligibility List for hiring for positions with the Macomb Police
Department. Applicant must be at least 20 years of age and under 35 years of age as of the date of testing in order to apply for employment with the Macomb Police Department. Military veterans may extend the age limit one year for every
year of active duty, not to exceed ten years.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; must have completed 60 semester or 90 quarter hours from an accredited academic institution; must possess a valid driver’s license. To move forward in the hiring process, the applicant must pass physical and written exams; medical and psychological evaluation, and background investigation; must have visual acuity of 20/20 in each eye corrected (minimum) with normal color vision and depth perception; must have good habits and be of moral character. Proof of U.S. Citizenship and if hired, McDonough County residency is required within 60 days after completion of the probationary period.

Application packets may be obtained at 120 S. McArthur St., Macomb, Illinois 61455, Phone: 309-833-4505 or online here.

All applications and attachments must be completed, signed, and on file by 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2021. If submitting the application packet by mail, it must be postmarked on or before the application
deadline date AND received at the Macomb Police Department within five (5) calendar days of the deadline.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.   The testing date is Saturday, October 16, 2021. Applicants should report to the Macomb High School athletic field located at 1525 South Johnson Road, Macomb Illinois at 10:00 a.m. Applicants should park in the lot directly west of Macomb High School.

The City reserves the right to require reimbursement of training expenses on a pro-rata basis if an officer resigns within the first two years of employment.

The City of Macomb is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action




The City of Macomb, Illinois is seeking an experienced Water Manager to lead the Water Treatment Plant and Distribution System. The Water Manager works under the general direction of the Public Works Director. The successful candidate will provide required emergency, cyclic, or seasonal municipal services related to the operation, maintenance, and regulatory compliance of the public potable water production and distribution system; manage, supervise and coordinate the daily activities by determining manpower, equipment, and material needs for specific jobs, providing instruction, guidance and inspecting final product; maintain all required regulatory records and submit all required reports for water treatment and distribution; coordinate the repair and maintenance of underground water distribution mains with the Operations Manager and assures water quality regulations are met; manages and supervises the operation, improvement, maintenance, and repair of the water production system; and other assigned duties.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions include graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline; five years of experience in water treatment and distribution; possession of a valid Illinois Class A Water Operator’s Certificate or ability to acquire one within three (3) months of starting employment; five years of experience in relevant supervision and management of employees; working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Internet Explorer and Excel. Relevant training and experience may be substituted in lieu of education and experience requirements.

McDonough County residency will be required, along with a pre-employment physical, lower back x-ray, drug screen, and background investigation. The salary range for this position is $59,245.47-$78,993.96 DOQ. Full benefit package.

Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for professional references by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021 to:

Mayor’s Office
232 E. Jackson Street
P.O. Box 377
Macomb, IL 61455
by email to: employment@cityofmacomb.com



The City of Macomb, Illinois is currently seeking applications to fill two (2) positions at the Water Treatment Plant. The two (2) positions to be filled will be from one of each of the following and will depend on applicant skills, license and certifications: Maintenance Worker, Operator I or Operator II.

These positions assist in completing services related to water production. The successful applicant shall have the ability to operate the water treatment plant and perform technical tasks; operate small equipment and hand tools; operate heavy equipment, as qualified; and perform manual labor to complete assigned tasks. Following directions and performing recordkeeping are essential. Working safely and independently in an environment that is sometimes undesirable is required. The person hired for this job will work nights and weekends and will report to the Water Treatment Manager.

A Class B CDL license is required within 90 days of employment. Residency within McDonough County will be required along with a pre-employment physical, lower back x-ray, drug screen and background investigation. High school diploma or GED required. The wage for this position will depend on the position that is filled. City of Macomb full-time benefits include: group health and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and personal leave; deferred compensation plan option; cafeteria plan option; and IMRF retirement benefits.

General employment applications are available at the Mayor’s Office, Macomb City Hall; 232 E. Jackson or here. Completed applications for this position must be returned to the Mayor’s Office in City Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

The City of Macomb is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The City of Macomb is accepting applications for part-time temporary seasonal (40 hours per week) help to work in the Public Works Department.  Assignments may include street maintenance, cemetery & grounds.  These positions are hourly pay ($12.00/hour) with no benefits.

Interested persons meeting the following requirements are encouraged to apply:

  1. Must be able to perform manual labor in an outdoor environment.
  2. Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license.
  3. Must be at least 16 years of age.


Applications are available at the Mayor’s Office in Macomb City Hall, 232 E. Jackson, or here.

Completed applications must be returned to the Mayor’s Office in City Hall.  Review of applications will continue until positions are filled.


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