City of Peru, Illinois  61354

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Employment Opportunities


The City of Peru Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will be accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer for the Peru Police Department.  This is a full-time position for a career minded individual.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident of the U.S.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at time of application, & under 35 at time of application & posting of final eligibility list (unless exempt under provisions outlined in the Illinois Fire & Police Commissioners Act).


  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of
  • Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any field or
  • Certified and currently employed as a Police Officer, full-time or part-time in the State of Illinois or
  • Certified and currently employed as a Police Officer, full-time in any other state.
  • The aforementioned college education requirements shall not apply to applicants who have served a minimum of two years on active duty in the U.S. military and have been honorable discharged or currently serving on active duty or are in active or in-active reserve status.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a physical agility test, written examination, oral interview, medical exam, polygraph test, psychological exam, drug screening, and extensive background investigation.

Applications will be available starting Monday June 19, 2017.  You may obtain one in person at the Peru Police Department, 1503 4th Street.  All applications must be returned to the Peru Police Department no later than noon on Wednesday July 19, 2017.  Orientation, physical agility, and written testing for applicants will commence at 9:00am, Saturday August 5, 2017 at the Peru Parkside School, 1800 Church St.  You should park and enter on the west side of the school off of Shooting Park Road.  Registration will be 8:15-8:45am.

Peru Board of Fire & Police Commissioners

Peru, IL




The City of Peru is accepting resumes for the full-time position of Building & Zoning This position is responsible for enforcing the City’s zoning ordinance and all adopted building codes, including plumbing, electrical and energy.  This position will also review and respond to all building and zoning requests.  Qualified individual will be knowledgeable and have previous experience with the basic principles and techniques of structural building inspections, permit process and building codes.  Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Architecture, an Associate’s degree in Engineering Science, or the completion of a related trade school program.

  Send resume including employment history and education no later than June 30th to:  

City of Peru
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 299
Peru, IL  61354
Fax:  815-223-9489
Phone: 815-223-0061

Building & Zoning Inspector Job Description        


default General Employment Application (1.45 MB)

default City Seasonal Employment Application (26 KB)

pdf Recreation Job Application (40 KB)

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to   or mail to address below:

Human Resources
City of Peru 
1901 Fourth Street
Peru, IL 61354

Equal Opportunity Employment