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City of Peoria

$57,952 - $72,500 / year
Application deadline closed.
  • Date posted
    May 2, 2024
  • Salary
    $57,952 - $72,500 / year
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

  • Applications are required for each vacancy. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of applications. The application must be signed, dated, completely filled in and returned to the Human Resources Department by the filing date indicated on the Vacancy Announcement. All information submitted is subject to verification.
  • The City only accepts applications for posted positions.
  • If selected, City residency must be established within one year of hire (or within the timeframe outlined in bargaining unit contract, if applicable). Residency must be maintained for the duration of employment. Applicants need not be current residents of the City of Peoria to be considered.
  • After an offer of employment but prior to hire, all applicants must complete a medical examination including a drug screen.
  • All new hires will be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • A summary of employment benefits may be obtained by contacting the City’s Human Resources Department.
  • The City’s Administrative Action Plan for Fair Practices is available for inspection by contacting the City’s Equal Opportunity Office, City Hall, Room 303 or by calling (309) 494-8594.
  • Applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the selection process may notify the Human Resources Department of such request.

The City of Peoria is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


SUMMARY: The City of Peoria Community Development Department is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Grant Writer. The purpose of this position is to assist with the coordination of grant applications for the City of Peoria and assist in implementation of grants for Community Development projects.

DEADLINE DATE – MAY 15, 2024 BY 5:00 P.M.

Examples of Duties

Searches available grant opportunities for the City and informs applicable departments; Creates a repository of commonly required application documents; coordinates meetings with other departments to review grant requirements; follows up with relevant staff on submission of information to be compiled into the application, completing due diligence for grant awards; receives and coordinates hand off to relevant department; performs grant implementation for community development grants; research and evaluate best practices to improve grant submission outcomes. May assist grants division staff in other activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Public Administration, Economics, Business Administration, Communications, Social Work, Political Science, or related field; and one to three years progressively responsible related experience required. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job, considered.

PENSION PROGRAM: Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF): Ten years required for vesting. IMRF Death Benefit – Annual Salary after 1 year’s service. IMRF Disability Benefit – 50% of Salary up to 30 months after 1 year’s service.
Employee Contribution (12.15%)
Social Security – 7.65%
IMRF – 4.50%
Employer Contribution (14.33%)

Social Security – 7.65%
IMRF – 6.68%

VACATION: No Vacation in first year of employment. Earn 6.67 hours per month.

1st Year of Service – 2 Weeks paid Vacation (Earned Monthly)
After 1 year of Service – 1 additional day earned per year up to 4 weeks

Employees can ‘Roll Over’ 1 year’s plus 1 week vacation accrual from year to year. Credit may be given to new hires for prior government service for accruals.

SICK LEAVE: 6.67 hours per month earned. No limit on total days accumulated. Limit of 120 days paid out upon termination. (Percentage of Career Salary)

PERSONAL LEAVE: Earn 2.67 hours per month.

In First Year of Service – Accrued monthly, up to 4 days per year
2 to 5 Years of Service – 4 days per year
5 Years and Over – 5 days per year

HOLIDAYS: 10 Paid Holidays per year.
MEDICAL/DENTAL INSURANCE: Coverage effective first day of the next month following completion of one calendar month of employment. Members may opt out of the City’s insurance program with proof of other coverage – coverage for dependents is optional. The City of Peoria Health Insurance offers two (2) plan options for coverage. Bi-weekly premiums for employees depend on which plan is selected. On your hire date, you will meet with City’s Patient Advocate to receive detailed information on the plans and the appropriate premium cost. Depending on plan selection, you can enroll in the Flexible Spending Program (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA).
Member Only $49.62/per pay
Member + Partner $169.33/per pay
Member + Child(ren) $133.98/per pay
Member + Family $233.84/per pay

Member Only $24.82/per pay
Member + Partner $84.67/per pay
Member + Child(ren) $66.99/per pay
Member + Family $116.92per pay

LIFE INSURANCE: $50,000 group term Life Insurance and $50,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance – No cost to employee.

Optional Term Life Insurance: Opportunity for extra life insurance in amount up to annual salary (subject to insurance company approval). Employer pays half of monthly premium.

CREDIT UNION MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE: Savings accounts/loan accounts/checking accounts located at 505 NE Monroe, Peoria, IL 61602; Phone: (309) 494-8790; FAX: (309) 494-8793; Hours: 8am – 12pm and 1pm – 4:50pm, Monday through Friday.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: Available on class-by-class basis, if funds are available, for job-related classes, based on prevailing rates at public institutions, based on grade, upon approval.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Three major 457 Plans available. Voya Financial, ICMA, and Nationwide Retirement Solutions
RESIDENCY: You are required to establish residency with Peoria city limits within one year of employment. However, if you choose to waive the requirement, you must live within a twenty (20) mile radius of City Hall and give up 2% of your base pay for five (5) years. You will need to complete a Waiver of Residency form in the Human Resources Department.