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Office Associate I
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Job Description
The Office Associate I position performs a variety of functions with the Community Support Services Division in the areas of customer service, accounting, administrative support, and the processing and fulfilling of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and subpoena requests.

This position is a full-time, non-exempt position represented under AFSCME and requires the ability to work a 37.5-hour work week with periodic overtime. Standard work hours will be Monday – Friday from 8:30 am. – 5:00pm.

Initial review of applications will begin on 7/31/2023. This position will remain open until filled.
Job Requirements/Qualifications
We require a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of one year of administrative/secretarial experience. Supplemental coursework in office management is desired. This role will also require the ability to become Law Enforcement Agency Data Systems (LEADS) certified within a specified timeframe.


The City of DeKalb provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and prescription benefits, life insurance coverage, HSA & flexible spending accounts, deferred compensation, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

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  City of DeKalb
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The area today known as DeKalb has a long, colorful history that began to unfold in the early 1800s. Settlers from the east coast were attracted to the area by the rich farmland and abundant natural resources. Agriculture was the primary economic activity. The area began to grow and develop with the arrival of the Chicago and North Western railroad in the mid-1800s. The area’s prime location brought easier shipping of local crops to larger markets such as Chicago. In 1873, local farmer Joseph Glidden developed barbed wire and began commercial mass production of his new invention designed to manage animals in large pastures. However, another entrepreneur later claimed to invent barbed wire. After 18 years of legal wrangling, Glidden’s patent was declared the “winner,” thereby assuring DeKalb a place in history and the nickname “Barb City.” The DeKalb County Farm Bureau, the first organization of its kind, was established in 1912. In the 1930s, the DeKalb AgResearch Corporation marketed its first hybrid seed corn.

The founding of Northern Illinois State Normal School in 1895 permanently changed DeKalb’s landscape by adding education, cultural and sporting events to complement and enhance the lifestyle of DeKalb residents and visitors. The 756-acre campus became known as Northern Illinois University (NIU) in 1957. Today, NIU is the second-largest university in the State of Illinois system, with 22,000 students and is the largest employer in DeKalb.

DeKalb has evolved from primarily an agri-business and manufacturing town, into a regional economic engine with its access to the I-88 and I-39 corridors. DeKalb has a history and culture of innovation. Whether you are looking for small town charm or a progressive area, DeKalb is a unique city which takes pride in its farming roots, is embracing growth, celebrating its diversity and is advancing the abundant opportunities that have been brought its way.

DeKalb is the cultural hub of the county. Art galleries, Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Municipal Band, live theater, dance, arena concerts, independent films and championship sports are all in DeKalb’s back yard. DeKalb has 40 area parks, 3 major bike trails and the art deco Egyptian Theatre. In January, 2016, The City of DeKalb advanced to the semifinals in the America’s Best Communities competition and they are committed to winning. DeKalb is one of 15 communities nationwide and the only community in Illinois to advance to the semifinals.

The Kishwaukee River flows northward through the city, offering recreational opportunities. The community has an outstanding school system. In 2013, DeKalb High School District 428 was ranked among the best in Illinois by U.S. News and World Report. The DeKalb Public Library has served the community for more than 100 years and will complete an extensive, $25.3M expansion project in August 2016.



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City of DeKalb
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(815) 748-2398
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The Telecommunicator receives, analyzes, classifies, prioritizes and responds to calls of an emergency and non-emergency nature, including those calls involving life-threatening situations.


The position of Telecommunicator is assigned to the Communications Division of the Police Department and works under the direct supervision of the Communications Coordinator. The position is a full-time position represented under AFSCME and requires the Telecommunicator to work a forty-hour work week. The position will require shift work including evenings, weekends and holidays. The position works under extremely stressful situations and must maintain confidentiality at all times. There is extensive contact with the general public and City employees in- person and through electronic mediums.

Application materials will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and candidates selected to move forward in the process will be invited to test through the National Testing Network.

Initial review of applications will begin on February 21, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.
Job Requirements/Qualifications
-High School Diploma or equivalent required.
-LEADS 2000 Full Access Certification within 30 days of employment.
-Illinois State Police Telecommunicator Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse Training within 30 days of employment.
-40-hour PowerPhone Public Safety Dispatch Course (Emergency Medical
-Dispatch, Law Enforcement Dispatch and Fire Service Dispatch) while in training.
-American Heart Association Basic Life Saver CPR/AED Certification within an agreed upon timeframe.
-Valid driver’s license.

-Two years of experience with emergency services communications desired.
-Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) strongly desired.
-Previous experience or the ability to gain experience with departmental systems required.
-Ability to type a minimum of forty (40) words per minute and/or 10,000 keystrokes per hour.
-Working knowledge of phone, radio Records Management and Computer Aided Dispatch systems desired.
$24.97/ hour
The position is a full-time position represented under AFSCME and requires the Telecommunicator to work a forty-hour work week.
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The DeKalb County Health Department, a department of county government, was founded in 1966. The Health Department offers a full array of public health programs and is certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The Health Protection Division goal is to safeguard food and water from contamination. Services include regulation of private sewage systems and potable water. Additional programs include food sanitation, solid waste management, nuisance control and enforcement of tanning and body art regulations. The Animal Control Program provides stray dog and rabies control.

Contact Person’s Name Lisa Health Gonzalez

Contact Phone Number (815) 748-2429

Contact Email Address

Job Title
Environmental Health Practitioner

Number of Recruiting Candidates 3

Job Description
The DeKalb County Health Department is seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP). The position will function as a member of the Health Protection Team under the direction of the Health Protection Director. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with internal and external customers in a professional manner.

Performs well and septic inspections, nuisance complaint inspections, inspections of tanning and body art facilities, and food sanitation inspections.

Responsible for monitoring and enforcing standards of public health protection for helping to prevent and control the spread of communicable disease

Prepare reports, compiles data and maintain records

Other Environmental Health duties as assigned
Job Requirements/Qualifications

Requirements: Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health or related field with at least 30 semester hours of Basic Sciences (with at least 3 hours in each of the following areas: physical sciences, chemical sciences, biological sciences and math)

LEHP or LEHP in training preferred.

Ability to work weekend and evening hours as needed.
Starting salary range
o Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner (LEHP): $23.98 to $25.17 an hour
o Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP): $22.24 to $23.35 an hour
Benefits Package

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Health and Dental Insurance (Employee Contribution Required) or Buyout Option
Term Life Insurance
Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Pension (Employee Contribution Required)
Annual Paid Time Off – starting at 10 vacation days, 12 sick days, 13.5 holidays
This is an AFSCME Bargaining Unit position
Way of Application
How to Apply:

Employment application can be accessed at:

Resume, cover letter and completed application can be emailed to



Transdev is now hiring!

Join Our Team at: or contact 815-764-3585 for more information! We’re hiring for Drivers (Fixed Route and Paratransit) DRIVER STARTING WAGE $15.20 to $17.25 per hour, Mechanics, and Utility Workers


Our drivers are courteous and care about people. Transdev drivers at our Dekalb location will operate a transit vehicle to transport passengers safely in all weather conditions and in accordance with Company policy and local, county, state, and federal laws. We require that you be at least21 years of age with a good driving record.*For safety sensitive positions Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

3M DeKalb is the largest US distribution center in the company. The global size of the company allows an employee to decide where they want to go and what they want to do. 3M is in almost every industry in the world. Starting your career at 3M DeKalb is a great first step to working in a dynamic company.

Job Title
Warehouse Operator
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Job Description
As a Full Time Warehouse Operator, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

Operating Power Industrial Vehicles (PIV)
Picking and packing orders
Loading and unloading stock
Moving stock around by hand or by using lifting gear or PIV
Checking for damaged or missing items

Job Requirements/Qualifications
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from accredited institution.
Weekend work, working overtime and holidays as needed.
Working extended hours
Working a 2nd or 3rd shift, depending on shift availability
Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

Minimum one (1) year of experience in a warehouse operations role in a private, public, government of military environment
Demonstrated attention to detail
Strong written & verbal communication skills
Basic computer skills

2nd shift = $19.36/hr
3rd shift = $20.36/hr
Benefits packages available for full-time and part-time employment.
Other Information about the Job
We have a variety of full- and part-time shifts available.
Way of Application
Apply at Search for positions in DeKalb, IL
Application Deadline
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IL Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity – Office of Employment and Training / Illinois workNet is launching a new, online website platform created to attract and remotely connect employers seeking qualified applicants with job seekers looking for long-term employment.

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DeKalb Community Unit School District #428 is Hiring

Copy of DeKalb School District #428 Job Openings

As of October 2021


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DeKalb Community Unit School District #428 is hiring 30 Paraprofessional Instructional Assistants.

Position Title: Instructional Assistant – Teaching Assistant

Calendar: 179 Days in Accordance with the DFSA CBA & Academic Calendar

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Affiliation: DFSA

Wage: Starting at $14.50/hr.  Full-Time positions are benefits-eligible.

1. A valid State Paraprofessional License;
2. Multi-language fluency preferred (ie. Spanish fluency; additional language skills preferred or needed per school) as desired at the time of initial employment;
3. Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Training

Application Deadline: 08-08-2021

Apply Online



Forge Resources Group is a leader in closed-die, near-net metal forgings and fabricated assemblies serving diverse industries including aerospace, mining/drilling, railroad, shipbuilding, off-road/ag, and other heavy equipment manufacturers.


Production Machine Operator (2 positions)


Typical Duties:

Loading, Unloading Ganesh and Laser
Run Shot Blast
Maintain Warehouse – pulling dies from and returning dies to warehouse locations
Machine Cleaning
Cleaning Dies
Dot Peening
Other duties as assigned

Forklift Experience preferred
Experience working with steel preferred
Attention to detail physical Requirements:· Requires walking, standing, climbing, crawling, bending· Requires regular lifting greater than 20 lbs, occasionally greater than 50 lbs force Resources Group is a Drug-Free Workplace. Candidates must pass a pre-employment Drug Screen, physical and detailed background check. The Drug Screen includes screening for all drugs that are illegal under federal law, regardless of state or local ordinances.

Contact Megan Gates:  815-748-8629 or


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SUTER FLEXWORK PROGRAM – Flexible work should work for you, that’s how the Suter FlexWork program works.  As a part-time employee, you choose your days, you choose your shifts through our app, and you get paid weekly.

Shift Options:

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    (1st Shift)
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.    (1st Shift)
5:45 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.    (2nd Shift)
11:15 p.m. – 4:15 a.m.    (2nd Shift)


Opportunity House is Hiring!

Current Positions Available:
All positions require Direct Support Professional (DSP) training, which is offered on-site and is paid.

Direct Support Professional Positions:

  • (S4b) Sat 3p-10p, sleep from 10p-6a, Sun 6a-3p, every other weekend, 24 hours/pay period
  • ​(M4a) Sat 3p-10p, sleep from 10p-6a, Sun 6a-3p, every other weekend, 24 hours/pay period
  • (B4a) Sat 4p-10p, sleep from 10p-6a, Sun 6a-4p, every other weekend, 24 hours/pay period
  • (B4a) Sat 4p-10p, sleep from 10p-6a, Sun 6a-4p, every other weekend, 24 hours/pay period
  • ​​(MW4a) Sat 8a to Sun 8p, sleepover, every other weekend, 14 hours/week
  • ​​(RR4a) Sat 10a, sleep over, until Sun at 6p, every other weekend, 12 hours/week
  • ​(DR4a) Sat 8a to Sun 7:30p, sleepover, every other weekend 15/13.5 hours/week
  • ​​(C4) “A Week”: Mon, Sat 8a-4p, T 4p-8p; “B Week”: Sun, Fri 8a- 4p, Th 4p-8p, 19 hours/week
  • ​​(C5) “A Week”: Mon – Thurs & Sat 3p – 11p; “B Week”: Sun, Mon, Wed – Fri 3p – 11p, 37.5 hours/week
  • ​(C9) “A Week”: Su, W, Th, F, Sa 11p – 8a; “B Week”: M, T, W 11p – 8a, 35 hours/week
  • ​​(CLF3) Sun 7:30a – 1:30p, Sat 11a – 8:30p, 15 hours/week
  • ​​(CLF2) Sun 11:30a – 8:30p, Mon & Tues 3p – 11:30p, Wed 2p-10p, Sat 7:30a – 1:30p, 40 hours/week
  • ​(CLF6) Sun 3:30p – 11:30p, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11p – 8:30a, 35 hours/week
  • ​(DT) Mon – Fri 7:30a – 3:30p, 37.5 hours/week

Recreation Assistant:

Part-time, mostly nights and weekends, 20 hours/week


To apply for a job at Opportunity House:

  1. Click the link below and fill out the employment application. This form does not work on cell phones, so it is recommended to use a computer.
  2. Save the completed application to your computer.
  3. Email the application to
  4. If you do not have access to a computer, stop by our main building to fill out a paper form. 357 N. California St., Sycamore, IL 60178.
An Equal Opportunity Employer That Offers A Drug-Free Workspace “It is our policy to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment based on race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, or other protected classes, in all our employment practices, and to hire only U.S. Citizens or aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.”


Diesel Mechanic Position

We are currently looking for an experienced medium/heavy-duty diesel truck technician in our DeKalb location.  The candidate must have experience as a Medium to Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic, with 3+ years of experience.

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