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2017 CEDA’S CSBG FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

By | May 24th, 2017|featured, special|

CEDA’s CSBG funded scholarship program offers financial aid ranging from $500 to $3,000 for income-eligible residents of suburban Cook County who demonstrate academic achievement, career potential and educational motivation.

The application deadline is Friday, June 9, at 5pm. To apply, visit www.cedaorg.net.

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VILLAGE OF HAZEL CREST ACCEPTING RESUMES FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT INSPECTOR

By | May 17th, 2017|featured, special|

CODE ENFORCEMENT INSPECTOR

Code Enforcement Inspector Public Posting

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
The Code Enforcement Inspector is responsible for the inspection and enforcement of Village codes, ordinances, and regulations as they pertain to property maintenance, land use, zoning, signage, and nuisance abatement. The Code Enforcement Inspector performs these duties for residential and commercial properties.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the general supervision of the Director of Inspectional Services.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
None.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Code Enforcement Inspector will respond to and interact with residents, business owners, employees, and members of the public in a courteous, professional and effective manner. The Code Enforcement Inspector reports directly to the Inspectional Services Director.

The ideal candidate will have a proactive philosophy toward enforcement and regulation and be responsible with a positive customer service orientation. This position requires a high degree of interaction with the general public, residents, and business owners in a courteous, professional manner. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Strong organizational skills and solid knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel are critical. Experience working with database programs related to property Maintenance/building codes preferred. Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Associates degree or vocational training with emphasis on inspections or building codes is preferred. The position requires two to four years of experience in code enforcement or property maintenance or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. International Code Council (ICC) Property Maintenance Inspector Certification is desirable.

The successful candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment physical, drug/alcohol test and background investigation.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work is performed mostly in outdoor settings, in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving or mechanical parts, and is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderate to loud in the field.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to:

manager@villageofhazelcrest.com or

Village of Hazel Crest
3000 W. 170th Place
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
Attn: Human Resources

The deadline for submission is June 12, 2017.

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HAZEL CREST POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKING INTERNS FOR COMMUNITY POLICING PROGRAM

By | May 16th, 2017|featured, special|

The Hazel Crest Police Department is looking to fill a number of internships for our Community Policing Program. Criminal Justice or related majors are encouraged to apply.(Hazel Crest residents pursuing other majors may also apply.)

This position is responsible for participating in the development and implementation of a village-wide community policing program that involves active engagement with the citizens and businesses within the Village of Hazel Crest. Pay for the internship will be $10/hour.

Applications must be downloaded and printed from www.villageofhazelcrest.org. Applicants must be enrolled at a university, college, or community college and receive college credit for the internship. Verification of current school enrollment, major, and internship credit must be provided when submitting the application.

Applications should be sent to:
Village of Hazel Crest Police Department
3000 W. 170th Place
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
Attn: CPP Internship

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Applicants will be subject to a background check and drug screening prior to hire.

Hazel Crest Employment Application Form

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HAZEL CREST POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKING FULL-TIME CERTIFIED LATERAL APPLICANTS

By | May 10th, 2017|featured, special|

The Hazel Crest Police Department is seeking FULL-TIME certified lateral applicants for the position of Police Officer. The information packet, application, and other documents for submission must be printed from this page. No applications are available for pick up. Phone calls will not be accepted. The deadline for submission is May 26, 2017.

HCPD Lateral Packet for May 2017

Authorization to Release and Waiver

Village of Hazel Crest Employment Application

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COOK COUNTY ANNOUNCES RESIDENTIAL RESILIENCE PROGRAM

By | April 19th, 2017|featured, special|

I am writing to let you know about the Cook County Department of Planning and Development’s Residential Resilience Program. Cook County secured funding from HUD to provide one-time residential construction grants of up to $25,000 to repair flood damage to homes and minimize the risk future flooding through flood mitigation strategies such as overhead sewers and green infrastructure.

Grants are made to individual homeowners through two non-profit program administrators. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) is administering these grants in suburban Cook County communities south of 39th Street/Pershing Road.

Grantee requirements include:

  • Cook County resident, excluding City of Chicago
  • Owner occupied, single family home (1 – 4 units)
  • Owned the home prior to April 2013
  • Meet household income requirements (Low-Moderate Income for Cook County)
  • Can prove home was flooded between April and May 2013 through insurance claims, photographs, etc.

The grant application period closes at the end of April.  We encourage you to notify your residents of this grant opportunity and encourage them to apply.

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A NOTE ABOUT CURFEW FOR MINORS

By | April 18th, 2017|featured, special|

Please watch this important video from the Village of Hazel Crest and the Hazel Crest Police Department regarding curfew for minors.

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THE POSSE FOUNDATION

By | January 24th, 2017|featured, special|

The Posse Foundation is an American nonprofit organization that identifies, recruits, and trains student leaders from public high schools to form multicultural teams called “Posses” of 10 to 12 Posse Scholars. These teams are then prepared, through an intensive eight-month Pre-Collegiate Training Program, for enrollment at top-tier universities nationwide to pursue their academics and to help promote cross-cultural communication on college campuses. To learn more about the Posse Foundation, click here.

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Zone Meetings

By | January 3rd, 2017|featured, special|

Zones 2 and 3 meet the 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm in Village Hall Council Chambers.

Zone 1 meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm in St. Anne, 16801 Dixie Highway, Hazel Crest.

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Two Ways to Get Your Smart Thermostat

By | October 5th, 2016|featured, special|

Thinking of getting a smart thermostat? ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and Northshore Gas offer rebates and discounts on select smart thermostats. To find out more, click here.

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Walgreens Safe Medical Disposal Kiosks

By | August 9th, 2016|featured, special|

Walgreens has opened its safe medication disposal kiosk program with the installation of drug take back kiosks at 45 Walgreens stores in Illinois.

Now there are 4 Walgreens locations in our area where medications can be disposed of responsibly in a safe manner:

Calumet City – 522 Torrence Avenue

New Lenox – 466 Nelson Road.

Olympia Fields – 20950 Governors Highway

Orland Park – 14680 S. La Grange Road

Click here to read the full article on Walgreens Safe Medication Kiosk Program. Please share this information.

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