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Employment with the City of St. Charles

How do I apply for an Internship position with the City?

Internship opportunities are only available to full-time students at a college or university, in a degree program directly related to the internship available, and where internship credit and/or documentation from the student's advisor can be obtained.

These learning opportunities allow students to gain experience in their field of study and in a municipal environment. All students are required to pass a background check, a post-offer drug screen, and possibly a functional capacity evaluation, depending on the physical requirements of the position.

Internship opportunities will be posted in the City website's Careers section when positions are available. Applications and resumes must be submitted online.

I applied for a job with the City; when can I expect to hear from someone?

If you applied for a specific position that was posted on the website, you should hear from us within 2-3 weeks after the posting closes.  Phone calls are made to applicants chosen for interviews.  Thank you letters are sent to applicants that are not selected.

If you applied for any available position and not a specific posting, you will not receive contact beyond the auto-generated message upon submission of the employment application on the website.

You can find out more information about employment by visiting the Human Resources page of the City Website.

Is the City hiring police officers or firefighters?

 When a sworn position becomes available, the department utilizes its current eligibility list from which to draw possible candidates.
In advance of the expiration of an eligibility register, the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will initiate a testing procedure.  Notices appear in several area newspapers, as well as on the City Website.

For more detailed information on the status of the current list and testing procedure, contact”

Where can I send my resume and cover letter for you to keep for future job openings?

Sworn Police and Fire applications are only accepted during specified application periods when an eligibility list is being established by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners.

For all other City employment, applications can be submitted at any time through the online employment application found on the jobs page. Applications submitted for any available position, or future considerations are current in the system for 3 months. If you wish to be considered for future positions beyond the 3 months, you will need to submit a new application and documents.