The City of Elkhart is an equal opportunity employer and Drug Free workplace.  We E-Verify!

Applications may be completed at the Municipal Annex Building, 201 S. Second St. during normal business hours.  Resumes may be sent to the same address or via e-mail to cara.montana@coei.org.  Applications are kept on file for 12 months.  Job seekers with applications on file are encouraged to check this website for openings and contact us if interested in any posted job.

Full-Time Job Openings

1.  Safety Officer; Police Dept., Up to $19.92/hour (2 openings)

Responsible for a large variety of tasks at the front desk, booking counter, and jail.  Other duties as assigned by supervisors. 

Safety Officer Application

Safety Officer Job Description

2.  Operations Supervisor; Public Works and Utilities Dept., Up to $59,579 Salary

Under the direction of the Utility Services Manager, the Operations Supervisor is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations activities of Elkhart's three water treatment facilities, 20 MGD wastewater treatment facility and CBU affiliated Operations Team.  This position holds a high level of technical difficulty, requiring a broad knowledge background in water and wastewater treatment process design, monitoring and control, and leadership skills. 

Operations Supervisor Application

Operations Supervisor Job Description

3.  Assistant Chemist; Public Works and Utilities Dept., Up to $45,060 Salary

The Assistant Chemist performs routine laboratory analysis to determine wastewater (industrial and utility) and river water quality.  Position is also responsible for performing analyses for conventional pollutants, testing related to the Utility’s NPDES permit and process control.

Assistant Chemist Application 

Assistant Chemist Job Description

4.  Planner II; Development Services Dept. / Planning and Zoning, Up to $53,149 Salary

Compliance with the City Zoning Ordinance and perform other profession planning duties.  Serve as main staff member for customer service in the Permit Center.  Employee has significant impact on decisions and recommendations of the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Historic Commission. 

Planner II Application

Planner II Job Description

5.  Dispatch Center - 911; Communications Center, hourly

Dispatch Center 911 Application

Receives in-coming emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance, dispatches appropriate emergency response units, and coordinates communications with and for police, fire, emergency management agency, and other public safety agencies. Applications are accepted year-round for vacancies as they become available

6.  Law Enforcement Officers; Police Department, starting at $48,489 salary 

Officer Application 

Sworn Police Officers begin with a desire to "Protect and Serve" our community. Showing excellent work ethic and strong personal character, Elkhart Police Officers will embrace extensive ongoing professional training in order to develop skills, abilities and knowledge to effectively work with citizens and visitors regarding community needs, promoting a safe environment, professionally provide emergency response, quickly make well reasoned judgement calls in difficult situations, and focus on safety of self and others that are present in any situation.

Part-Time/Seasonal Job Openings

1.  Parks and Recreation - Summer 2018; Part-Time/Seasonal, Hourly

  • Lifeguard/Auditor, Facility Manager, Swim Lesson Coordinator/Instructor, Cashier, Concessions,  Attendants, Tennis Lesson Instructor, Maintenance

Parks and Rec - Summer Application

Parks and Rec - Summer Job Descriptions

2.  Tolson Center; Part-Time/Permanent, Hourly

  • Bus Driver with CDL and Class A Passenger endorsement for 10-15 hours per week.
  • Athletic Coordinator to assist with athletic programs for up to 28 hours per week.

Tolson Center Application

3.  Aquatics Internship; Public Works and Utilities, Part-Time/Seasonal, Hourly

These positions assist with the collection and identification of fish for a biological monitoring program on the rivers and streams in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties, Indiana.  Interns work in a team setting with the Aquatic Biologist and other interns.  We are seeking motivated, well rounded individuals that like to get dirty, like to work hard, work well with others and their supervisors, have attention to detail, and like interacting with people and the public.  While these are mostly fieldwork positions, ideal candidates will be those that also enjoy laboratory work.  

Aquatics Internship/Application Information

4.  Laborer; Cemetery, Part-Time/Seasonal, starting at $10/hour

Cemetery Part-Time Laborer Application

Performs a wide variety of routine seasonal tasks to assist in the maintenance of the City cemeteries plus assists in day-to-day interment responsibilities as needed.

5.  Lerner Theatre; Part-Time/Permanent, starting at $8/hour

  • Box Office Clerks, Stage Techs, Ushers

Lerner Application

Volunteer Opportunities

1.  Emergency Management

Make this an opportunity to get out in the community, enhance your resume, get away from the same shows on multiple cable/satellite channels rerunning over and over and over. . . and be the "somebody" who does something.  Emergency Management Volunteers serve the Elkhart Community in variety of civic needs.  Assignments include traffic coordination at events, natural and other disaster response, supportive duties for the police and fire departments, and much more.  For more information call 574-970-7996.

Send All Applications To:

City of Elkhart

Human Resources

201 S. Second St.

Elkhart, IN 46516

or email cara.montana@coie.org 



Contact Us

Traci E. Dawson,
Human Resources Department Head

201 S Second St
Elkhart, IN 46516
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