Fire Hydrant Inspector (Seasonal)


Organization : Village of Wilmette
Job Category : Water and Sewers
Job Type : Part Time
State/Province : IL
City : Wilmette
Salary and Benefits : $16.41 per hour



The Village of Wilmette is seeking to fill the position of seasonal Fire Hydrant Inspector working in the Engineering & Public Works Department during the summer months. This position will work 32 hours per week, Monday through Friday for approximately 8 to 10 weeks.  

General Responsibilities

The Fire Hydrant Inspector will work under the general direction of the Water/Sewer Superintendent and will be responsible for inspecting fire hydrants for damages, lubricating and/or replacing hydrant caps, checking for obstructions around the fire hydrants, performing data entry and any other related work assignments. 

Position Requirements

The successful candidate will have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., able to open and remove fire hydrants caps. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license and possess basic computer skills using Microsoft Word and Excel for data entry, and ability to use an electronic tablet for outdoor work.  Ability to use or learn ArcGIS and Firehouse are preferred.  The candidate must be able to read and understand numbers on gauges and record the readings on work sheets.  Individual must be able to read road maps or use GIS in order to locate fire hydrants within the village limits.  Position requires working outdoors to include during adverse weather conditions, extensive walking, and the ability to work independently. 

Hourly Wage

The starting wage is $16.41 per hour. 

Selection Process

Candidate should be prepared to undergo a pre-employment physical and back evaluation including a drug and alcohol screening, background investigation and driver’s license records check. Interested candidates should complete an employment application which may be downloaded from the Village’s website at and submit it along with a cover letter electronically to Paper submissions will not be accepted.  The position will remain open until filled.

The Village of Wilmette is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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