About Us


The Human Resources Department is committed to providing the highest level of customer service through the fair treatment of employees, open communication, and personal accountability. The department strives to maintain a high-performing and diverse workforce and fosters a safe and productive work environment while promoting wellness and healthy lifestyle choices for our employees and their families.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Rockford is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, military discharge status, order of protection status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or other factors prohibited by law. The City prohibits discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, hire, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, dismissal, or any other aspect of personnel administration

Residency Requirement

Modified November 15, 2021, to read: All employees (except Police and Fire Union) hired on or after June 1, 2018, shall reside anywhere in Winnebago County or within fifteen (15) miles of Rockford City Hall (425 E State Street, Rockford IL, 61104) within six months of the completion of their introductory period. Department Heads shall live within the municipal boundaries of the City of Rockford within six months of the completion of their introductory period.