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Welcome to the City of Peru 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 Peru 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.

Staff Accountant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The City of Peru is accepting resumes for a full-time Staff Accountant.  Responsibilities will include performing a variety of accounting functions including payroll processing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger maintenance and reconciliation.

Requirements include a minimum of two years accounting experience and or an Associate’s degree in an accounting related field.  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred.  Must establish residency within 10 miles of Peru city limits.

Please complete the Full-Time Employment Application located here and submit a resume including employment history and education no later than September 23, 2022.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Staff Accountant Job Description

Finance Officer

The City of Peru is accepting resumes for a Finance Officer. This position will be responsible for directing, planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating the City’s financial operations.  Individual will oversee and provide direct supervision over the finance department including accounts payables/receivables and payroll.  This position will also be responsible for preparing the annual budget, projected cash flow, and appropriation of annual expenditures as well as other duties that may be assigned.  Qualified individual will have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting or financial related field and a minimum of three (3) years financial management experience (government preferred), strong leadership skills and the ability to direct and supervise department personnel.  Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.  Please submit a resume and complete the Full-Time Employment Application here no later than July 15, 2022.

Finance Officer Job Description

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Electric Operations Manager

The City of Peru is accepting resumes for an Electric Operations Manager.  This position will oversee all administrative functions within the Electric department and direct all department personnel.  Additional responsibilities include the planning and organizing of all operations and maintenance of City-owned electric production, substations, distribution, and locally installed production assets.  Qualified individual will have advanced specialty courses in technical fields applicable to electrical operations, a minimum of five years supervisory experience, thorough knowledge of the construction, maintenance, and repair of high voltage electrical systems and a valid Illinois driver’s license.  Please submit a resume and complete the Full-Time Employment Application here no later than July 15, 2022.

Electric Operations Manager Job Description

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Employment Application

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.

Full Time/Part-Time Employment Application

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.
  • 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.