It is the policy of the Village of River Forest to ensure equal opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability or any other legally protected status in accordance with the requirements of local, state, and federal law.

Available Position(s):


Administrative Assistant - Fire Department

The Village of River Forest seeks qualified applications for the newly created position of Part-Time Administrative Assistant for the Fire Department.  This position will have frequent contact with the public in the processing of routine and complex inquiries and will respond to Freedom of Information Act requests and subpoenas.  This position will also assist the Fire Chief with various routine and special administrative functions and processes such as updating policy and procedures manuals, purchasing, accounts payables and receivables including payroll and ambulance billing, data compilation and entry, reporting, preparation of correspondence and dissemination of informational materials to the public.

This position requires an individual with excellent attention to detail, strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to provide excellent customer service and maintain effective working relationships, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team environment.

Minimum Education, Experience & Training

  • High school degree or GED certificate.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of the fire service at a level normally acquired through one to three years of experience working in a Fire Department or closely related field preferred, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for job.

Position Information

  • Position typically works 24 hours/week during normal business hours (M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Some flexible scheduling available, however, attendance on Fridays and regular/predictable attendance is required.
  • Hourly rate for this position is $23.58 to $34.30/hour. Starting rate DOQ.

Qualified applicants should submit a completed Village of River Forest employment application and PDF resume via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in an envelope that is clearly marked with the position title to Lisa Scheiner, Assistant Village Administrator, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, IL, 60305. 

The first review of application materials will be conducted January 2, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled.  The selected individual will be required to submit to a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check.