How is the organization structured?

Our organizational chart is here.

How many people does the City of Rochelle employ?

There are approximately 165 employees. There are full-time employees, regular part-time and paid on-call fire fighters. We also hire summer employees for various departments.

Are employees required to live in Rochelle?

There is a residency requirement. It varies slightly for different positions.

Where can I find out what positions are available?

You can find that out here.

How can I apply for employment with the City of Rochelle ?

Your application can be submitted online here.

Printed Applications should be mailed to:

Human Resources Manager
City of Rochelle
PO Box 601
Rochelle IL 61068

What is the hiring process and when can I expect to hear back after I apply?

Resumes are reviewed on an ongoing basis. If there is a specific position that you are applying for, you should hear from us within 2-3 weeks after the position closes. Phone calls are made only to those applicants who are chosen for interviews once the applications have been reviewed by Human Resources. 

Applications who are chosen for interview will begin with a phone interview.  On-site interviews are then scheduled with both Human Resources and the hiring manager. ALL applicants will receive a letter regarding the status of their application at each stage.

Can I fill out an application and submit it, even if there are no open positions listed?

If there are no open positions that match an applicant’s knowledge and skills, applications are maintained for a period of 6 months. Applicants are responsible for keeping information such as contact information up-to-date.