Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the Oak Park Township. Oak Park is a great place to live, work and play. We often post new opportunities, so please check back.

Oak Park Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We offer numerous benefits including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Emphasis on work-life balance
  • Dedication to providing quality services to residents
  • Opportunities for advancement and professional development

When a position is open at Oak Park Township we will post it here, and will place an announcement in the local press. If you are interested in a particular position, please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the staff listed in the announcement via email.

Current Employment Openings: 


Oak Park Township is seeking a part-time bus driver to serve as a member of the Senior Services team to help the Township achieve its mission of: 1) addressing the needs of our community;  2) serving residents to help them remain living independently in the community as long as possible; 3) collaborating with community partners to ensure the needs of the older adults are met.

The bus driver is responsible for driving OPTSS passengers to locations; assisting passengers as necessary to embark and disembark from bus pursuant to established procedures; maintaining the assigned bus in a clean condition; checking the assigned bus for compliance with established safety and maintenance standards.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Pick up and delivers passengers according to established procedures
  • Maintains complete and accurate daily log sheets
  • Inspects assigned bus each day
  • Maintains general running conditions and daily cleanup of assigned bus

Minimum Qualification: High School Diploma or equivalent.
License: Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) with Class B or C Passenger endorsement
Knowledge of: Streets in Oak Park and River Forest

Skill in:

  • Time management
  • Verbal communication

Physical Abilities:

  • Sit, drive, hear and speak for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 50 pounds.

Interested candidates should contact Charles Barnes by ­­­October 31st, 2018 at (708) 383-4806 or email cbarnes@oakparktownship.org.

(32.5 hours/week 7 a.m. to 1:30 pm)

Oak Park Township is seeking a part time Food Service Staff Leader to serve as a member of the Senior Services team to help the Township achieve its mission of: 1) addressing the needs of our community by providing nutritious meals and opportunities for recreation, education, and socialization for older adults; 2) assisting with the operation of the nutrition site in an open, inclusive, and fiscally responsible manner while maintaining or improving service quality to staff, program participants, vendors and other partners; 3)  assisting with opportunities for increased collaboration with community partners and providing volunteer opportunities to enhance service provision while conserving funds.

The Food Service Staff Leader will:

  • Coordinate kitchen operations, oversee responsibilities of the kitchen staff and volunteers, ensure adherence to food safety guidelines throughout the service day
  • Monitor and provide feedback to kitchen staff and volunteers to aid them in successful daily operations of the nutrition site.  Troubleshoot to resolve issues efficiently and effectively as they arise.
  • Create a friendly, open, and welcoming environment by engaging with participants, volunteers, and staff.
  • Act as a team player by providing staff coverage for other members of the Nutrition team as needed.
  • Oversee food service equipment and supplies, maintain inventory and alert Nutrition Program Manager of needs and concerns

The position requires a High School Diploma, ServSafe Food Service Sanitation Certification and one year experience as a team leader in a food service environment.  Successful candidates must possess good interpersonal skills, demonstrate tact, and show sensitivity to the needs of older adults.  Experience with Microsoft Office, databases and applicant tracking systems a plus.


Interested applicants should submit a resume via email by October 19, 2018 to Madeline Pietryla, mpietryla@oakparktownship.org

Oak Park Township is a unique unit of Oak Park local government, providing human services to vulnerable citizens of our community: at-risk youth needing guidance to improve their chances for a successful life, senior citizens needing support to maintain their independence and financially struggling residents who need monthly assistance and job seeking help.  In addition, the Township provides funding for mental health agencies and assistance with property tax inquiries and appeals.

Oak Park Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information on Oak Park Township, please visit: http://www.oakparktownship.org


Our Mission

Providing locally-governed supportive services to our community


Our Vision

To be a well-known and respected community partner and the leading provider of proactive, responsive and relevant supportive services for all residents at every stage of life.


Our Values

Service: We accept our responsibility to manage and preserve the resources entrusted to us to provide equitable and accessible services for all residents of Oak Park.


Community: We are a community of professionals dedicated to the dignity and well-being of all of the residents of Oak Park regardless of their means, backgrounds, or abilities.


Caring: We act in the best interests of each other and all of our residents by responding with respect, empathy, compassion, and professionalism.


Please review our volunteer opportunities here.



General Information:

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