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.  Firefighter/EMT, Elkhart Fire Department; Starting at $50,672 Salary

The Elkhart Fire Department is accepting applications 12/10/18 through 02/11/19.  Completed applications can be submitted in person at the the Fire Dept. Monday through Friday 8am-4pm, or mailed to the Fire Dept.

Please click the "application packet" link below for more information.

Please call the Fire Department with any questions:  574-293-8931

Firefighter/EMT Job Description 

Fire Dept. Application Packet

JOB FAIR:  The Elkhart Fire Department will be hosting a job fair on December 18th, 2018 in the lobby of the Lerner Theatre from 2pm to 6pm.  Additional Fire and EMS agencies will also be present, including South Bend Fire, Mishawaka Fire, and Tri-County Ambulance.

2.  Building Inspector, Building and Code Enforcement; Up to $57,669 Salary

Inspect all building construction and building alteration projects to ensure that construction meets the Elkhart Building Code, State building codes and other ordinances, which are not under the management of another licensed and appointed inspector.

Building Inspector Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below.

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

This position is responsible for performing routine laboratory analyses for conventional pollutants to determine wastewater, drinking water, and river quality, and performing testing to ensure City of Elkhart is in compliance with NPDES permit. Incumbent also performs testing for City process control activities.

Assistant Chemist Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below.

4.  Office Services I, Public Works and Utilities; Up to $40,933 Salary 

This position is responsible for assisting customers at the counter, on the phone, and by email, and assisting in preparing spreadsheets, preparing documents, and arranging meetings.  Incumbent will have Receptionist and Finance Water Utility Clerk responsibilities.

Office Services Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below.

5.  Lerner Services Coordinator (Custodian), The Lerner Theatre; Up to $14.50 Hourly

The position of custodian is responsible for a wide range of general cleaning and maintenance responsibilities, extending from light housekeeping to heavy cleaning. This position will also provide labor in support of show production as needed.

Lerner Services Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below.

6.  Emergency Support Services Coordinator, Police Dept., Up to $35,000 Salary

The Coordinator Shall assist in the responsibility of the organization, administration, and operation of Emergency Support Services for the City of Elkhart, subject to the direction and control of his or her supervisor. 

ESS Coordinator Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below.

7.  Street Commissioner, Mayoral Appointment; Up to $74,422 Salary

Supervises, directs, schedules, trains, and participates in daily operations of Street/Traffic Department.  Plans and organizes seasonal functions of department including street paving, pot-hole repair, berming, crack sealing of streets, sidewalk replacement, street sweeping, alley grading or paving, leaf removal, snow removal, etc.  Serves as liaison between City and non-for profit organizations for activities in which city personnel may be utilized.  

Street Commissioner Job Description

To apply, submit General Application below, along with a Cover Letter and Resume.

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

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.  The Lerner Theatre (3 openings); 

Box Office Clerk

Stage Tech


Lerner Job Descriptions

To apply, submit General Application below.

Part-Time/Seasonal Openings

No Openings

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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Nancy Nellans,
Office Manager

201 S Second St
Elkhart, IN 46516
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