Human Resources


The City of Galesburg employs approximately 230 full-time employees in seven departments:  Administration, Finance, City Clerk's Office, Planning and Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Police Department, and Fire Department. City employees provide services to the community through administrative, public safety, clerical, professional, skilled labor, and trades work.

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Open positions are listed on the right side of the page under documents.

All applicants must complete the online job application. Please note, resumes and other supplemental information may be attached at the end of the online job application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications are only accepted for posted job vacancies, and a separate application must be submitted for each position for which you would like to apply.

Pay and Benefits

The City of Galesburg aims to attract and retain highly qualified and motivated employees through competitive compensation and benefits. More information on the pay and benefits provided can be found by accessing the documents included on the right side of the page.

Interviews, Background Checks and Pre-employment Examinations

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of a position may be selected for an interview. During the interview process, certain individuals may be asked to sign a letter authorizing the Galesburg Police Department to conduct a background check. The background check is completed prior to making a job offer to an individual. All offers of employment are contingent upon the applicant's successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination that includes a drug test, and verification of prior employment and education.


All personnel hired by the City are required to obtain residency within 20 miles of City Hall no later than 13 months after their first day of employment. A residency requirement map is located on the right side of this page.

Hiring Policy

Only one person from a family (defined as a spouse, parent, stepparent, sibling, child or stepchild) may be employed by the City within the same department.

Employee Policies & Union Contracts

Regular, full-time City employees are represented by one of three unions or are covered under a personnel policy for exempt employees. Current contracts for each union and the exempt personnel policy can be found under documents on the right side of this page.

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