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.

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.
City of East Chicago Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the City of East Chicago for your employment needs.

City of East Chicago Is Accepting Applications for Police Officers
The City of East Chicago is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must be at least 21 – 35 years of age and meet all other basic eligibility requirements. All selected candidates will be trained. Applications are available at the East Chicago Police Department located at 2301 Columbus Drive, East Chicago, Indiana 46312 starting Thursday, January 17, 2019 between 9AM and 4PM. For more information call the East Chicago Police Department of Human Resources (219) 391-8314.

JOB POSTING # 2018 - 36
Internal and External Posting
City of East Chicago

Water Department

Accountant (Contracted)

Opening Date: January 14, 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular Full Time
Reports to: Water Department Director
Supervises: None
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision of the Utilities Director and Manager, performs a variety of complex and difficult accounting, auditing and financial analysis work involving the development and maintenance of accounting systems; reconciles bank accounts, reviews and corrects transactions; performs related work as assigned.

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.


    QUALIFICATIONS
    Required Knowledge of:
      Ability to:

          Education and Experience
          Education
            Experience
            One (1) year accounting experience in municipal government, corporate or public accounting work involving the maintenance of accounting systems and preparation of standard accounting reports.
            Licenses or Certifications:
            Possession of 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.


            How to Apply

            Internally

            Preferably 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

            Submit up-to-date resume and cover letter via :

            Mail: City of East Chicago
            Human Resources
            ATTN: Loretta Vaughn, Secretary
            4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
            East Chicago, Indiana 46312

            Fax: (219) 397-5755
            Please type on the subject your name and job/ department applying for. For example: “Sue Smith, Applying for Accountant (Contract) – Water Department”

            OR

            Email: ecapply@eastchicago.com
            Please type on the subject your name and job / department applying for. For example: “Sue Smith, Applying for Accountant (Contract) – Water Department”

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

            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.

            Calumet City Plumbing (CCP) is currently seeking applications for East Chicago residents to assist with two ongoing projects in East Chicago. This is a community relations position; however, the individual will also work with
            Calumet City Plumbing to aid in scheduling. The hiree(s) will maintain a clean and professional attire during
            working hours. The individual/s must be able to communicate effectively and directly with homeowners of all ages
            & backgrounds.

            Position Descriptions*

            A. City-Wide Water Meter Replacement Project: The individual/s would be responsible for going door to door and either speaking with or leaving a message for homeowners or occupants (business or residential) who have not had their water meters replaced yet. This individual would also be door knocking unresponsive homeowners/businesses and hanging door tags on the residences and places of business.

            B. Lead Service Replacement Project: The individual/s would be assisting in performing pre-inspections of the structures eligible to have their water service line replaced. This person would be scheduling themselves via email, phone or in person to go into customers' homes, take photos of proposed work areas with a digital camera and providing inspections of the work area to CCP. He/she would explain the project and Scope of Work to homeowners and business owners and verify receipt of or obtain necessary access agreements as well as schedule the work.

            The Ideal Candidate will be:

            - Bilingual in English and Spanish

            -Proficient using a digital camera & computer tablet.

            -Able to work outside for long periods at a time.

            -Able to walk continuously for long periods at a time with short breaks.

            - Able to walk stairs and navigate in uncertain environments.

            -Maintain a friendly attitude. The applicant understands they may be considered a representative of CCP and the City of East Chicago. Patience & respect for homeowners of all ages will be required at all times.

            -A hard worker and reliable.

            - Passage of Background Checks as designated by the City of East Chicago and CCP will be required prior to any offers to hire.

            *Training for any of the projects will be provided by Calumet City Plumbing. Prior plumbing knowledge is not required. This position is Part Time, without benefits and temporary ending October 2019.

            Hours: Flexible, Mondays-Fridays from 8 AM-6 PM, Saturdays from 8 AM-2 PM.

            Salary: $14.00/Hour, approximately 20-30 hours/week. Incentives are available for candidates able to schedule proposed work with homeowners at CCP's convenience.
            Please submit resume or letter of interest via e-mail to Geraldine, gg@ccp1967.com or Fax to 708-868-0102
            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, Ph (219) 391-8479; 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.
            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, Ph (219) 391-8479; 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 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, Ph (219) 391-8479; 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.
            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, Ph: (219) 391-8479; 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.


                        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.


                                      Human Resources Staff

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                                      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.

                                      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.