Human Resources

Crew Working on Power LineThe Village Manager’s Office is responsible for managing Human Resources activities, which include recruitment and retention, organizational development, employee and labor relations, benefits administration, workers’ compensation, and risk management.

Winnetka’s workforce is comprised of approximately 153 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees in 8 departments:

  • Community Development 
  • Finance
  • Fire
  • Manager’s Office
  • Police
  • Water and Electric
  • Public Works
  • Engineering

Collective Bargaining Agreements

Current Employment Opportunities

View current employment opportunities. Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to Ann Eriksson in Human Resources at 847-716-3546.

The Winnetka Police Department is currently hiring for two open officer positions. Learn more here.

Please see below regarding recruitments for police officers and firemedics.

Benefits & Compensation

Winnetka offers a competitive benefits package to full-time employees:

  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Insurance Opt-out Incentives
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • On and Off-site Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation, Personal, and Sick Days
  • Professional Development
  • Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Programs
  • Participation in 3 pension funds: Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), Police Pension Fund, or Fire Pension Fund. In accordance with Public Act 101-0504, as the Village of Winnetka participates in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, IMRF Employer Cost & Participant Information may be found at this link.

View the 2024 Total Compensation and Benefits Report (PDF).

Public Safety Application Process

The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners (BFPC) appoints all entry-level firemedics, police officers, and lateral entry police officers. The entry-level selection process begins with a competitive testing program. Typically, testing for entry-level firefighters and police officers is conducted every two years. Positions are filled by candidates who are on an eligibility list and pass all selection requirements.

As vacancies occur within the Police Department, the Village may wish to accept applications for lateral entry Police Officer. Lateral entry applicants must be certified by the State of Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board as a full time law enforcement officer, have prior law enforcement work experience within 3 years of application and meet the same minimum requirements as entry-level applicants.

Candidates can learn more about the entry-level police officer recruitment process by viewing our orientation presentation. The Village has current police officer vacancies and is utilizing both its entry-level eligibility list and a lateral recruitment to hire new officers. Applications for lateral candidates are being accepted through our employment opportunities page and are regularly reviewed.

Inquiries about the BFPC hiring process should be directed to Lizzy Storkman in Human Resources at 847-716-3506.