Welcome to the City of East Chicago Human Resources Department web page.

Human Resources provide the full range of HR services to approximately 600 City employees in variety of City departments. HR is dedicated to providing services in
  • Recruitment/Selection
  • Benefits
  • Employee Development / Training
  • Employee Relations
  • Worker’s Compensation
We strive to deliver the highest quality of HR service, and value our partnerships with City employees, foremen, supervisors, managers, interim directors and directors.

City of East Chicago Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the City of East Chicago for your employment needs.
Job Posting # 2018 – 29
(Internal & External Posting)
Labor

City of East Chicago
Health Department

Opening Date: October 11, 2018
Closing Date: Until Filled
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular Part Time
Division: Animal Control
Reports To: Supervisor/ Manager
Supervises: None
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
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POSITION SUMMARY
Under direction, shall enforce state and local laws pertaining to stray, nuisance, and dangerous domestic and wild animals. Majority of duties are performed without direct supervision; however, tact and diplomacy must be utilized daily through extensive contact with the general public. All work must conform to departmental policies and procedures, with particular emphasis on enforcement of the City’s Animal Ordinance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by the position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
• Investigate complaints; capture animals in a humane and safe manner as prescribed by the Humane Society of America’s recommendations.
• Capture and impound dogs and cats that are not on proper restraint.
• Patrol assigned areas and serve as a quarantine officer.
• Feed and provide a clean, safe, and appropriate housing for domestic animals.
• Provide temporary shelter for and feed wild animals until such time can be transferred to the appropriate organization.
• Immediately report problems that cannot be resolved according to current direction provided by ordinances or other readily available resources authorized by Board of Health to the Health Officer.
• Ensure that all day-to-day operations are completed in an appropriate and timely manner, including but not limited to feeding and providing water to animals, cleaning of cages and runs, and ensuring that calls to service are completed.
• Receive and respond to complaints from the public regarding stray, nuisance, and dangerous, diseased, wild, or uncontrolled animals.
• Prepare and maintain filed reports, animal records, and citations, review said documents for completeness and accuracy, and perform/direct the necessary corrections.
• Uphold state and local laws with enforcement and the investigation of reported problems.
• Observe and enforce strict adherence to safety regulations and safe work practices, particularly with regards to handling of animals, equipment, cleaning supplies, and the operation of patrol/work vehicles.
• Investigate reports of animal bites, complete the necessary forms, and perform quarantine as indicated.
• Take action on reported cases of animal abuse and other criminal activity to include but not limited to dog fighting, cock fighting, etc.
• Instruct complainants on setting cat traps or setting traps when necessary.
• Explain to the public the state and local laws pertaining to the ownership of animals, responsibility of the animal control, the care and control of animals, vaccination requirement of animals, and licensing requirements as well as any other issues related to public safety and animal control and welfare.
• Evaluate animals for medical and temperament problems and direct appropriate action to consist of medical care, temperament evaluation or euthanasia when indicated. Euthanasia should be restricted to severe medical problems, which are not readily remedied, severely debilitating, or painful for the animal and aggressive animals which are not actively in the quarantine phase and are beyond the holding period.
• Notify owner, if known, of animal capture or complaint. Inform owner of persons bitten by animal and instruct them on proper quarantine procedures required according to City or State ordinances. Bite cases are retained for ten (10) days. Animals, which appear to be rabid or are suffering from infections or dangerous disease, are humanely killed, and their heads removed and shipped to the State Board of Health laboratory for Investigation and confirmation.
• Assist and implement vector (i.e. mosquito) eradication and abatement control
• Operate city vehicles, radios and other animal control equipment in the correct and intended manner.
• Work closely with Public Health, Sanitation, and Police departments to assure proper control and extermination of animals are accordance with the State and Local laws and regulations.
• Appear in City court to represent the department in all cases involving animal violations.
• Responsible for maintaining equipment provided and requesting supplies needed to perform the duties.
• Perform related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Knowledge of the purposes and methods of animal control programs.
• Knowledge of effective methods of controlling and containment of domestic animals.
• Knowledge of the geographical layout of the City of East Chicago.
• Ability to understand local ordinances and quarantine procedures.
• Ability to perform animal control duties efficiently.
• Ability to operate animal control equipment.
• Ability to handle animals safely and effectively.
• Ability to detect rabies or hydrophobia in dogs and other stray animals.
• Ability to identify various breeds of animals and determine their age.
• Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare concise reports.
• Ability to deal courteously with the public.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, co-workers, and the public.
• Ability to handle stressful situations in a professional manner.
• Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
• Ability to operate vehicle safely.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience.
REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.
Must be able to attend work related classes or seminars
Must complete Indiana pesticide applicator category 8 and core certifications exams within twelve (12) months of hire.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

Environment - Work is performed outdoors and indoors. Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; and is exposed to potentially volatile situations which can present risk of violence or injury. It’s in an environment where there is exposure to potentially dangerous animals, animal waste, and other changing conditions.

Physical – The work is regularly active with periods of heavy exertion, and is performed in office, field settings and outside in varying weather conditions. Typical positions require to walk and stand for long period of time; climb stairs and ladders; to frequently stoop, crawl, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, turn and twist; to lift, carry, push, drive, operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate with others to exchange information. Occasionally push / pull objects weighing up to 100 pounds; occasionally required to lift / carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds.

Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Vision – See in normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in normal audio range with or without correction.

How to Apply

Mail, fax, email, or hand deliver cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

Externally
Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to Loretta Vaughn, City of East Chicago, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago, Indiana 46312, Fax: (219) 397-5755; ecapply@eastchicago.com.
If you email your cover letter, resume, and application please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Labor. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Labor – Health Department.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.

There is currently one (1) opening for this position.

Candidates must pass an interview, background check, and pre-employment drug test.
The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


BOARD OF SAFETY / CROSSING GUARD

Reports to: Division Manager
Department: Board of Safety
Classification:
Division:
Date:
Approved by:

Job Summary:
School Crossing Guard works under the supervision of the Board of Safety. The work entails supervising the children in crossing street and intersections emphasizing on safety. This position is part time and requires the individual to be at their post before and after school hours on a school day.
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Reports to designated location promptly.
  • Provides students and pedestrians safe passage across intersections.
  • Controls traffic for the purpose of ensuring student’s and pedestrian’s safety.
  • Prepares reports.
  • Reports potential emergency situations to the supervisor.
  • Reports incidents that may disrupt the well being and safety of the students.
  • Maintain a cooperative attitude with the students and pedestrians.
  • Know basic safety practice.

Qualifications:
• Must be 18 years or older
• Must be an East Chicago Resident
• No outstanding criminal history
• Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather.
• Must be able to stand for a long period of time.
• Possess a valid Indiana State Driver’s License
• Must possess a vehicle.

JOB POSTING # 2018 – 30


JOB OPPORTUNITY

Recreation Leader
City of East Chicago
Park & Recreation

OPENING DATE: October 24, 2018
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: UNTIL FILLED
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Part Time Regular
Department: Park & Recreation
Reports to: Manager
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

Under the direction of the Recreation Manage, Recreation Leaders work directly with participants of all ages in a recreation setting; Classes vary form sports, fitness, arts, and afterschool programs. This position will plan and implement activities in classes as well.


Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.

Internally
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.
Externally
Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to Loretta Vaughn, City of East Chicago, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago, Indiana 46312, Fax: (219) 397-5755; ecapply@eastchicago.com.
If you email your cover letter, resume, and application please type on the subject line your name and Applying for – Recreation Leader. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Recreation Leader - Park & Recreation Department.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.




JOB POSTING # 2018 – 31
Internal / External Posting


JOB OPPORTUNITY

Administrative Intern
City of East Chicago
Water Department

OPENING DATE: October 23, 2018
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Part Time Regular
Department: Water Department
Reports to: Director
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
Job Description

Under close supervision perform entry level professional duties of moderate difficulty providing the opportunity for professional training. Perform assigned duties to acquire knowledge of procedures and standards in the Water Department. May perform duties such as gathering and organizing data to provide information for the Director, special projects, or report: basic arithmetic computation assist in all entry level responsibilities such as filing, data entry, answering phones, contact City departments or outside agencies and other related duties assigned.

Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.


Internally
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.
Externally
Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to Loretta Vaughn, City of East Chicago, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago, Indiana 46312, Fax: (219) 397-5755; ecapply@eastchicago.com.
If you email your cover letter, resume, and application please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Administrative Intern – Water Department. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Administrative Intern – Water Department.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.



JOB POSTING # 2018 – 32
Internal / External Posting


JOB OPPORTUNITY

Administrative Intern
City of East Chicago
Public Works

OPENING DATE: October 23, 2018
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Part Time Regular
Department: Public Works
Reports to: Director
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
Job Description

Under close supervision perform entry level professional duties of moderate difficulty providing the opportunity for professional training. Perform assigned duties to acquire knowledge of procedures and standards in the Public Works Department. May perform duties such as gathering and organizing data to provide information for the Director, special projects, or report: basic arithmetic computation assist in all entry level responsibilities such as filing, data entry, answering phones, contact City departments or outside agencies and other related duties assigned.

Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.


Internally
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.
Externally
Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to Loretta Vaughn, City of East Chicago, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago, Indiana 46312, Fax: (219) 397-5755; ecapply@eastchicago.com.
If you email your cover letter, resume, and application please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Administrative Intern – Public Works Department. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Administrative Intern – Public Works Department.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.
Recreation Coordinator
City of East Chicago
Park & Recreation

OPENING DATE: August 29, 2018
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Regular Part-Time
Department Parks & Recreation Department
Reports to: Manager
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
Job Description

Recreation Coordinator
Summary of Duties – Under the direction of the Recreation Manager, the Recreation Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all activities of a Parks and Recreation site, e.g., recreation center, greenhouse, golf course, swimming pool, etc. The Recreation Coordinator is also responsible for the activities of the staff, participants, and volunteers and for opening, closing, and securing the site.

Job Requirements – High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) and two years of recreation or related experience. Must have a valid drivers’ license. Possession of Youth Development Certification is preferred.
Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.


Internally
Preferably be curr
ently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

Externally

Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to Loretta Vaughn, City of East Chicago, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago, Indiana 46312, Fax: (219) 397-5755; lvaughn@eastchicago.com.
If you email your cover letter, resume, and application please type on the subject line your name and Applying for – Recreation Coordinator. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Recreation Coordinator - Park & Recreation Department.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.
Recreation Manager
City of East Chicago
Park & Recreation


OPENING DATE: August 29, 2018
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Regular Full-Time
Department Parks & Recreation Department
Reports to: Director
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

Job Description


Recreation Manager
Summary of Duties - Under the general direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation the Recreation Manager is responsible for planning, budgeting, promoting, implementing, supervising and evaluating community recreation programs, sites and staff. The Recreation Manager also works with the community, businesses and general public to obtain funds and in-kind gifts to support area programs.

Job Requirements – Thorough knowledge of the full range of theories and principles accepted in the field of recreation equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or related field. Must have a valid driver’s license. Ability to supervise area employees, instructors, and volunteers.

Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.


Internally

Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

Externally
Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to Loretta Vaughn, City of East Chicago, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago, Indiana 46312, Fax: (219) 397-5755; lvaughn@eastchicago.com.
If you email your cover letter, resume, and application please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Recreation Manager. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Recreation Manager - Park & Recreation Department.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.


Diesel / Gas Mechanic:
Public Transit


OPENING DATE: August 21, 2018
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Regular Full Time
Department: Bus Transit
Reports to: Director / Supervisors
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council


              Must possess a valid Class B CDL Indiana driver’s license with NO air brake restriction

              Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification Preferred


              Internal

              Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.


              External

              Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to Loretta Vaughn, City of East Chicago, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago, Indiana 46312, Fax: (219) 397-5755; lvaughn@eastchicago.com.
              If you email your cover letter, resume, and application please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Diesel Gas Mechanic – Public Transit. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Diesel Gas Mechanic – Public Transit. .

              All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.


              Bus Driver
              Public Transit


              OPENING DATE: August 20, 2018
              CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Until Filled
              EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
              POSITION STATUS: Regular Full Time
              Department: Bus Transit
              Reports to: Director / Supervisors
              Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council


                        Must possess a valid Class A or B CDL Indiana driver’s license with Passenger Endorsement, NO air brake restriction and Medical Examination Certification Card


                        Deadline: Submit resumes to City of East Chicago, Department of Human Resources, to 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. or to lvaughn@eastchicago.com any questions or concerns can be directed to Loretta Vaughn at (219) 391-8479.


                        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.

                        Administrative Intern

                        City of East Chicago
                        Public Transit
                        OPENING DATE: August 20, 2018
                        CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED
                        Exempt / Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
                        Position Status: Regular Part Time
                        Department: Public Transit
                        Reports to: Director/Department Supervisors
                        Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

                        POSITION SUMMARY
                        Under close supervision, perform entry level professional duties of moderate difficulty providing the opportunity for professional training. Under close supervision perform assigned duties to acquire knowledge of procedures and standards for all City, State, Federal entities. May perform duties such as gathering and organizing data to provide information for departmental special projects, or reports; basic arithmetic computations, assist in all entry level responsibilities such as filing, data entry, answering phones, contact City departments or outside agencies by phone to request or give information and other related duties as assigned. Assignments serve to offer practical experience and broad exposure to East Chicago Transit‘s organizational structure.
                        ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
                        The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by the position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.


                          KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
                          To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                                      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

                                      High school graduate or equivalent; preferably some college
                                      One (1) year of clerical and/or administrative support experience
                                      REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
                                      Must possess a valid driver’s license.
                                      PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
                                      The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

                                      Environment - Work is performed in a busy office setting working with the general public.

                                      Physical – Primary functions require sufficient ability and mobility to work in a fast pace office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged period of time; to occasionally stoop, bend kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

                                      Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

                                      Vision – See in normal visual range with or without correction.

                                      Hearing: Hear in normal audio range with or without correction.

                                      Golf Course Attendant
                                      City of East Chicago
                                      Park & Recreation


                                      OPENING DATE: August 20, 2018
                                      CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
                                      EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
                                      POSITION STATUS: Part Time Temporary
                                      Department: Park & Recreation
                                      Reports to: Director / Manager
                                      Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

                                      JOB DESCRIPTION

                                      Knowledge of Golf preferred.



                                      Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.

                                      Internally

                                      Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

                                      Externally
                                      Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to Loretta Vaughn, City of East Chicago, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago, Indiana 46312, Fax: (219) 397-5755; lvaughn@eastchicago.com.
                                      If you email your cover letter, resume, and application please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Golf Course Attendant. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Golf Course Attendant.

                                      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.


                                      H R Staff


                                      Laura Corpus, Director, lcorpus@eastchicago.com

                                      Robert Johnson, Manager, rjohnson@eastchicago.com
                                       
                                      Nicole Mika, Benefits Administrator, nmika@eastchicago.com

                                      Elida Ochoa, Secretary, eochoa@eastchicago.com
                                       
                                      Loretta Vaughn, Secretary, lvaughn@eastchicago.com

                                      4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
                                      East Chicago, Indiana 46312


                                      t: (219) 391-8479
                                      f: (219) 397-5755

                                      Office Hours

                                      Monday – Friday
                                      8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

                                      Mission Statement

                                      The mission of the Department of Human Resources (DHR) is to assist the City of East Chicago in meeting the needs of its citizens, by recruiting, selecting, developing, motivating, and retaining a well trained professional City staff to service the needs of the residents of East Chicago; and to foster a work ethic that displays respect, cooperation, fairness, and a commitment to excellence. The DHR is committed to being a continuous source of assistance, providing quality service and support to all city residents, departments and employees.

                                      Duties:

                                      Handle internal & external hiring, assist departments with city personnel policies and procedures, coordinate all employee drug & alcohol testing, Workman’s Compensation, process all employee garnishments, support payments and payroll deductions, maintain employee personnel files & records, provide & process insurance benefits to employees, job verifications, maintain grievances and work-related incidents.