Human Resources



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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. Once a candidate is selected, a conditional offer of employment is extended.  All offers of full time employment are contingent upon the applicant's successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination that includes a drug test, verification of prior employment and education, and a background check.  The pre-employment examincation, background check, and verifications are not completed until after a conditional offer of employment has been extended.


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.


Contact Human Resources

Administration Department
Galesburg City Hall
55 West Tompkins Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309/345-3629
Fax: 309/345-5703

Verification of Employment

Requests to verify employment should be faxed to: 309/345-5703.

More Information

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