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/Applications may be mailed to the same address or sent via e-mail to nancy.nellans@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 openings.  

Full-Time/Permanent Openings

1.  Mechanic, Central Garage; up to $22.98/hourly

Performs preventative maintenance and repairs on all City-owned equipment. Employee is responsible for following all shop procedures and safety rules. This facility is in operation 24 hours a day and this position may be assigned to any operating shift.

Mechanic Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below.

2.  Maintenance Chief, Aviation Department; up to $56,690 Salary

Incumbent is responsible for assisting with administrative and supervisory duties associated with the operations of the Elkhart Municipal Airport. This position may recommend activities or methods, and evaluate and provide feedback required to meet safety, security, and maintenance needs. The Maintenance Chief may also assist in developing and enforcing airport policies and regulations. Incumbent acts on behalf of the Airport Department Head in his absence. This position is on call 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, and is responsible for leading, supervising, and motivating a team of Airfield Maintenance Technicians. Responsible for identifying opportunities for collaboration in the activities of this division with other divisions and departments throughout the City of Elkhart that promote and enhance effective, efficient and accountable operations.   

Maintenance Chief Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below.

3.  Assistant Director for Economic Development; up to $61,000 Salary

Promotes the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the development of new business through financing programs, land/building availability assistance, tax incentives and technical assistance through local partnerships. Administers and develops economic development policies and programs for the City of Elkhart.

Assistant Director Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below.

4.  Planner II, Planning and Zoning; up to $50,615 Salary

Ensures 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 Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below.

5.  Customer and Executive Services Manager, Permit Center; up to $55,434 Salary

Position leads and directs the day to day administrative support and customer services staff for the Building, Planning, Community and Economic Development departments, and the municipal building maintenance staff.  Supports the executive duties of the Director of Development Services and Building Commissioner.  Manages the City of Elkhart’s Permit Center.

Customer and Executive Services Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below.

6.  FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) Inspector, Public Works; Starting at $44,079 Salary

The FOG Inspector is responsible for ensuring compliance with the City of Elkhart FOG Program requirements, performing commercial monitoring, inspection and surveillance, and investigating violations of FOG regulations.

FOG Inspector Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below.

7.  Asset Manager, Engineering/Public Works and Utilities; Up to 59,389 Salary

Asset Manager for the Elkhart Public Works and Utilities, responsible for developing and sustaining a strategic reliability program, develop and maintain Asset Management systems that support and optimize the data collection and analysis of the City’s infrastructure assets which impacts operating and financial performance.

Asset Manager Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below.

8.  Instrumentation and Electrical Tech, Public Works & Utilities; Up to $22.43/Hour

The overall purpose of this position is to perform installation, calibration, and testing, preventative and corrective maintenance of Water and Wastewater Utilities instrumentation and control systems involving hardwired, analog, digital and wireless systems in accordance with specific procedures and known practices. 

Instrument-Electrical Tech Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below.

9.  Dispatcher, 911 Communications Center; Up to $21.68/hour

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. 

Dispatcher Job Description

To apply, submit Dispatcher Application below.

Part-Time/Permanent Openings

1.  Development Coordinator, The Lerner Theatre; up to $19.00/hour

This position plans, oversees and implements all fundraising and development activities in order to achieve contributed donation goals. This position will lead efforts to forge new relationships with the goal of increasing financial resources for the growth of the theatre.  

Development Coordinator Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below. 

2.  Box Office Clerk / Stage Tech / Usher, The Lerner Theatre 

Lerner Job Descriptions

To apply, submit General Application below. 

Part-Time/Seasonal Openings

1.  Elkhart Environmental Center - Summer Intern (May-August), Up to $10.00/hour

Two summer internship positions available May 27th through August 6th.  Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2019.

(1) Environmental Education - Job Description

(2) Land Steward - Job Description

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Human Resources (address below).

2. Parks and Recreation - Summer Operations (May-August)

Apprx. 120+ seasonal positions related to summer operations for the Parks and Recreation Department:  Lifeguard, Lifeguard Auditor, Aquatic Facility Manager (Pierre Moran Swimming Pool, Ideal Beach Water Park, McNaughton Spray Park), Swim Lesson Coordinator, Swim Lesson Instructor, Cashier/Concession, Spray Park Attendant, Day Camp Leader, Tennis Instructor, Maintenance Crew

Parks - Summer Job Descriptions

To apply, submit Parks and Rec - Summer Application below.

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. 

To apply, submit Emergency Management Application below.

Send Applications To:

City of Elkhart

Human Resources

201 S. Second St.

Elkhart, IN 46516

or email nancy.nellans@coei.org 


City of Elkhart Applications

General Application


Safety Officer

Buildings and Grounds

Parks and Recreation - Winter Application

Parks and Recreation - Summer Application

Emergency Management

Fire Dept. Application Packet 

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Elkhart, IN 46516
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