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Police/Fire:  Please visit the recruitment pages of the  Rockford Police or Rockford Fire for more information about opportunities to join their departments.

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 (6) months of their completion of their introductory period.  Department Heads shall live within the municipal boundaries of the City of Rockford within six (6) months of their completion of their introductory period.