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Welcome to the City of Peru Employment Page. Here you will find a list of current vacancies within the City and information on how to apply for open positions. The City of Peru is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or background, religious affiliation, marital status, military status, order of protection status, arrest record, or any other legally protected status.


Vacancies will be posted below as positions become available. After reviewing the job description, please download and complete the application PDF. Upon completion, please submit your application according to the procedure indicated in the employment listing.

Public Works Laborer

The City of Peru is accepting applications for a Laborer position in our Public Works Department.  Responsibilities will include repairing water main and sewer breaks, performing hydrant repairs and lift station maintenance.  Additional duties include, but not limited to, snowplowing, street sweeping, mowing, and performing chipper service.  Candidates must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, reside within 10 miles of Peru within 6 months of employment, and possess a CDL driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment. Please complete the Full-Time Employment Application located here or picked up at our drive through located at the Peru Municipal Building.  Please have applications submitted by January 13th 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Electric Department Operator Maintenance

The City of Peru is accepting applications for an Operator Maintenance in our Electric Department. Responsibilities will include operating and maintaining generators, high voltage equipment, DC equipment, pumps, motors, hydraulics, gas, and internal combustion engines.

Additional duties include, but not limited to, monitoring SCADA system and troubleshooting pneumatic, high-pressure steam, hydraulic, and lubricating systems.

Candidates must have the ability to read latter logic, schematics and be mechanically inclined.  Additionally, must have a valid Illinois Class A CDL or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment, be able to lift a maximum of 50 pounds, and be able to perform manual labor under various working and weather conditions.

Candidates with a more extensive electrical background are encouraged to apply.

Full-time position with competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Please complete the Full-Time Employment Application located here no later than December 16th.

Electric Department Operator Maintenance Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer

Building & Zoning Inspector

The City of Peru is accepting resumes for a full-time Building & Zoning Inspector.  This position is responsible for enforcing the City’s zoning ordinance and all adopted building codes, including plumbing, electrical and energy. This position will also review and respond to all building and zoning requests.

Qualified individual will be knowledgeable and have previous experience with the basic principles and techniques of structural building inspections, permit process and building codes. Preferred qualifications include an Associate’s degree in Engineering Science, Construction Management, or the completion of a related trade school program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Please complete the Full-Time Employment Application located here and submit a resume including employment history and education no later than October 23, 2022.

Building & Zoning Inspector Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Process:

A new application must be submitted each time you want to apply for a posted position, even if it is a position for which you have previously applied.

Please be sure to read the entire employment application carefully and answer all the questions even if you are submitting a resume with your application.

All relevant fields on the application must be completed to be considered for the vacancy.

Full Time/Part-Time Employment Application

Important Items to Note:

  • If you do not have access to a computer at home to download and complete an application, computer access is available at public libraries or you can pick up a paper application at City Hall.
  • Information provided by applicants for career opportunities may be used to conduct background checks, reference checks or other activities related to the hiring process.
  • Because of the volume of applications received for some positions, not all applicants are granted an opportunity to interview. If you are selected to interview, a representative from the Human Resources Department will contact you after the advertised closing date for the vacancy.