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 Openings

1. Heavy Equipment Arborist, Buildings and Grounds; up to $21.68/hourly

The overall purpose of this position is to assist in the removal, planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs and plants with specialized skills, experience and/or knowledge in the field of arboriculture.  What is Arboriculture?  It is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants.  Must have Class B CDL with Air Brakes.  International Society of Arboriculture - Arbortist certification preferred.

To apply, complete General Application below.

Heavy Equipment Arborist Job Description

2.  Legal Assistant, Corporation Counsel; up to $44,600/salary

The person in this position performs various tasks assigned by the Corporation Counsel and City Attorney.  These tasks include, but are not limited to the following:  drafting ordinances, resolutions, pleadings, contracts, memoranda, and other legal documents; advising attorneys about upcoming legal deadlines; staying informed of legal matters handled by attorneys within the Law Department (“Office”); processing ordinance violation cases through the ordinance violations bureau and Elkhart City Court; processing lawsuits and tort claims filed against the City, including notifying the City’s insurance companies; maintaining records of purchases made by the Office; and performing legal research for the attorneys and various city departments.

To apply, please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and a writing sample apprx. 2-5 pages in length to nancy.nellans@coei.org.  

Legal Assistant Job Description

3.  Superintendent, Parks and Recreation; up to $73,043/salary 

The City of Elkhart is looking for a qualified and collaborative individual to serve as Park Superintendent. This person must provide a vision for the department that emphasizes the combined social, health, and economic benefits of a strong parks system. This individual would manage all activities and functions of the Department including all parks and aquatics facilities, recreation and athletic programs, special events, and community outreach.

The job entails a number of tasks and duties, which involve broad functions and processes of an administrative and professional nature, requiring decision-making and analysis. The position requires regular contact with City officials, employees, and community members in situations which require considerable tact and judgment.

The position is responsible for providing clear and organized structure that allows the department to grow and provide exceptional recreational services to the community. Incumbent is also responsible for cultivating a department that thrives on innovation, teamwork, efficiency, and fun.

To apply, please submit a Cover Letter and Resume to traci.dawson@coei.org.  

Superintendent Job Description

4.  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.

To apply, complete Dispatcher Application below.

Dispatcher Job Description

Part-Time/Permanent Openings

1.  The Lerner Theatre

Box Office Clerk, Stage Tech, Usher

To apply, complete General Application below.

Part-Time/Seasonal Openings

1.  Parks and Recreation - Winter (Dec - Mar)

Apprx. 15-20 seasonal positions related to NIBCO Water & Ice Park operations.

To apply, complete Parks and Recreation - Winter 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, complete Emergency Management Application below.

Send All 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


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Nancy Nellans,
Office Manager

201 S Second St
Elkhart, IN 46516
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