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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.


The City of Peru is accepting applications for a Computer Relay Technician in our Electric Department. Responsibilities will include programming, operating, and maintaining generators, SCADA, AMI metering, and additional equipment.

Troubleshooting pneumatic, hydraulic, and lubricating systems along with PLC programming and maintenance are additional responsibilities. Also responsible for protective relay programming and fault analysis.

Candidates must have an Associate Degree in Electricity, Electronics, or equivalent. Must have the ability to read ladder logic, schematics and be mechanically inclined. Additionally, must have a valid Illinois Class A CDL or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment and be able to lift a maximum of 100 pounds. PLC experience preferred.

Candidates with a more extensive electrical background are encouraged to apply.

Please complete the Full-Time Application here no later than March 31, 2023.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Temporary Summer Employment

The City of Peru is accepting applications for temporary summer positions. Positions include, but not limited to Streets, Parks, Cemetery, Electric Department and Splash Pad. Must be 16 years of age or older to apply. Click here to apply or pick up application at city hall.

Administrative Assistant

The City of Peru is accepting resumes for a full-time Administrative Assistant.  Responsibilities will include providing administrative support to the Engineering & Zoning Department. 

Requirements include a minimum of three years administrative experience.  Preferred qualifications include an Associate Degree and administrative experience within engineering and construction management industries.

Applications may be obtained from our website or from our drive thru located at the Peru Municipal Building and be submitted no later than March 10, 2023.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Building & Zoning Inspector

The City of Peru is accepting resumes for a full-time Building & Zoning Inspector.  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 an Associate’s degree in Engineering Science, Construction Management, or the completion of a related trade school program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Please complete the Full-Time Employment Application located here and submit a resume including employment history and education no later than October 23, 2022.

Building & Zoning Inspector Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.