Welcome to the City of Princeton’s Employment Page. Here you will find a list of current vacancies within the City and information on how to apply for open positions. The City of Princeton is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or background, religious affiliation, marital status, military status, order of protection status, arrest record, or any other legally protected status.


Vacancies will be posted below as positions become available. After reviewing the job description, please download and complete the application PDF. Upon completion, please submit your application according to the procedure indicated in the employment listing.

Application Process:

A new application must be submitted each time you want to apply for a posted position, even if it is a position for which you have previously applied.

Please be sure to read the entire employment application carefully and answer all the questions even if you are submitting a resume with your application.

All relevant fields on the application must be completed to be considered for the vacancy.

Important Items to Note:

  • If you do not have access to a computer at home to download and complete an application, computer access is available at public libraries or you can pick up a paper application at City Hall.
  • If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 815-875-2631 or at humanresources@princeton-il.com.
  • The City of Princeton participates in E-Verify, an internet-based system operated by U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services that allows employers to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
  • Information provided by applicants for career opportunities may be used to conduct background checks, reference checks or other activities related to the hiring process.
  • Because of the volume of applications received for some positions, not all applicants are granted an opportunity to interview. If you are selected to interview, a representative from the Human Resources Department will contact you after the advertised closing date for the vacancy.
Full-Time Employment
Position: Police Officer - lateral hire list
Department: Police Dept.
Employment Type: Full-Time

The City of Princeton, Illinois Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is seeking applications for a lateral-hire list for qualified Police Officers. Please see the attached document for the application packet.
The City of Princeton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lateral Hire Packet

Employment Listing: 2023 Police Testing Application
Position: 2023 Police Testing Application
Department: Police Dept.
Employment Type: Full-Time
2023 Police Testing Application
The City of Princeton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

2023 Police Testing Application
Part-Time Employment
Employment Listing: Part-Time Firefighter / EMT-B or Paramedic
Position: Part-Time Firefighter / EMT-B or Paramedic
Department: Fire/EMS Dept.
Employment Type: Part-Time

The City of Princeton is currently accepting applications for PART-TIME FIrefighter / EMT - B or Paramedic.

Paramedics must possess a current PEPP, PHTLS and ACLS Certifications. Firefighters must have an IL OSFM Basic Operations Firefighter Certification. Applicants must be 21 at the time of application.
Applications can be obtained at City Hall located at 2 S. Main Street in the Utility Billing Office (1st Floor) between 9AM and 4PM.
The City of Princeton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

City of Princeton Application for Employment