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 7 departments:

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

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.

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.

View the 2020 Total Compensation and Benefits Report (PDF).

Entry-Level Patrol Officer Recruitment 

The Village of Winnetka is currently recruiting for entry-level patrol officers. The Winnetka and Northfield Police Departments have postponed the March 21, 2020 entry-level police officer written exam. This decision was made in order to (a) limit exposure to and spread of COVID-19 and (b) promote the health and safety of applicants, test administrators, and departmental staff. This decision is consistent with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Orders, which promote the Stay-At-Home rule and social distancing.

A new exam date has been set for Saturday, June 6, 2020. The application process through I/O Solutions has been re-opened with a new application deadline of Friday, May 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM. If any applicant is missing any part of her or his application, then she or he will be notified via email of the grace period. Eligibility emails will be sent by Monday, June 1, 2020 which will include additional details regarding the exam. 

Questions regarding the entry-level patrol officer recruitment should be directed to I/O Solutions at 800-343-HIRE or by emailing them.

View the Entry-Level Patrol Officer Recruitment Flyer (PDF).

Lateral Patrol Officer Recruitment Process

The Village of Winnetka is currently recruiting lateral patrol officers. To view the minimum qualifications and apply online, please visit the Village’s recruitment page.

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.

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