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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Frequently Asked Questions About County Employment

Where are the government offices located?

The DuPage County Government main campus is located on County Farm Road in Wheaton, Illinois. DuPage County has several off-site facilities located throughout the County as well (i.e. Woodridge, Darien, Lisle).

What kind of positions are available at the county?

DuPage County offers a variety of jobs in the following areas: Economic Development & Planning, Finance, Human Resources, Community Services, Psychological Services, Information Technology, Public Works, Facilities Management, Supervisor of Assessments, Transportation, and long-term healthcare.

How do I know what jobs are available?

You may inquire about job openings in any of the following ways:

  1. Visit the DuPage County Government website at
  2. Visit our Human Resources location:
    • JTK Administration Building
      421 N. County Farm Road
      3rd Floor
      Wheaton, IL 60187
      (630) 407-6300 

Individual elected officials do their own hiring. If you are interested in positions under an Elected Official you must contact that particular office directly to inquire about their openings and application procedures. View a detailed listing of the Elected Officials Offices and contacts. Also, individuals sometimes do not understand that the DuPage Airport, the DuPage Health Department and the DuPage Forest Preserve are separate government organizations. These organizations conduct their own recruitment as well.

    Will you verify that you receive my application?

    Once you have submitted your application and/or resume there is no standard time frame in which you should expect to be contacted by a recruiter. Some applicants may be contacted immediately; some may not be contacted at all. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot personally respond to all applicants.

    What happens to my application once submitted?

    Your application materials are subject to a screening process conducted by Human Resources Department. Should you be chosen for an interview you will be contacted directly by a Human Resources representative.

    How long will my application remain on file?

    Applications are considered "active" for one (1) year. You must complete a new application if your wish to be considered for a vacant position.

    Is there a deadline for submitting my application?

    Your application must be received in the Human Resources Department by the closing date indicated for a position. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. of the closing day.

    Can I submit a general application to be kept on file in your Human Resources Department?

    Yes. However, due to the volume of applications we receive, it is important that you give some indication as to what position(s) you are interested in.

    Do I have to submit an application for every position?

    The DuPage County employment application allows you to apply for up to six positions at one time. For each position that you apply for you must include the appropriate job title and posting number.

    What tests are given?

    Job specific tests may occasionally be required, if they are, it will be included in the job posting. Drug Testing - All employees that hold a position that requires a CDL must participate in Federally mandated drug and alcohol testing. DuPage County reserves the right to conduct Pre-Employment Background and/or Driving Record checks on all applicants.

    How do I apply for sworn police and jail officer positions?

    By state law, the Sheriff's Merit Commission handles the recruitment for these positions. They conduct and supervise the specialized recruitment required for these positions. The Commission may be contacted at 630-407-6252. View the Elected Officials Personnel contact list.