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Human Resources Generalist

The City of Park Ridge, Illinois is a picturesque suburb of 37,480 residents located 14 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, convenient to O'Hare Airport, major expressways, CTA and Metra trains. As part of the City Manager’s team, this exempt position administers our comprehensive city-wide human resources program for 320 employees.

Candidate requirements include:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field is required, a SHRM-SCP or HCPI certification strongly preferred. A minimum of five years progressively responsible human resources experience; municipal government experience strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge and deep understanding of human resource reporting and recordkeeping functions including applicable federal, state and local employment-related laws and regulations and fundamental principles and practices of public personnel.
  • The ability to build the business case to support changing existing paradigms to creatively adopt “best practices” within the human resources function.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of individuals.

Key outcomes:

Assists in the creation and implementation of the City’s HR Strategic Plan with annual goals and measures, which delivers the structure, resources, skill sets and human resources processes and programs necessary to support the City’s commitment to high service delivery.

Manages the human resource benefits system. Ensures that system records are accurately recorded and cross-checked. Enters new hire information or other changes to employee and/or retiree benefits.


  • This position participates in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).
  • Full benefits are included in this position, including medical, dental and vision insurance.
  • General work hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday – Friday.
  • Starting salary for position is $82,000 +/- depending on experience and qualifications.


The selection process includes the submission of a cover letter, resume, and completed application; a two-step interview process; drug screening and background check. The position is expected to be filled immediately upon conclusion of the interview process and after background checks are completed. The position will remain open until filled, applicants are encouraged to submit before Monday, February 1, 2021.

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City of Park Ridge

Attn: Human Resources

505 Butler Place

Park Ridge, IL 60068



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The City of Park Ridge is seeking certified applicants to complement our Police Department.  The Police Department has 56 sworn personnel and serves over 37,000 residents.

Persons possessing certification from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board may be considered for accelerated entry (referred to as "certified entry candidates"). Please click here for more information.

You can access the Certified Entry Police Officer Application here.

For further questions regarding Certified Police Officer Recruitment, please contact Human Resources, at 847-318-5266.






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