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Village of Winnetka, Public Safety Analyst

The Public Safety Analyst is a non-sworn civilian position that provides administrative and technical assistance for the Winnetka Fire Department. This position is responsible for advanced office administration and interfacing with the general public as the first point of contact for the Department for walk-ins and phone calls. Work activities include payroll, project management, procurement, research and analysis, reporting, budget development, and serving as the Department’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer. In addition, this position assists with information technology initiatives for the Department and maintenance of Fire Department related software programs. Critically, the position requires the establishment of project priorities and the ability to exercise discretion and judgment in accordance with well-established rules, policies, practices, and procedures.


Essential Functions:

  • General reception duties including receiving the public, answering telephones, delivering mail, and messages.
  • Enter data and create reports using Firehouse Software Program and other databases.
  • Prepare and maintain bi-weekly Department payroll.
  • Process Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
  • Act as staff lead on new IT implementations; learn and serve as subject-matter expert on IT programs and processes.
  • Maintain ambulance reports, process ambulance billing, and serve as liaison between the Village and the ambulance billing service.
  • Maintain and update EMS reporting, fire inspections, and mobile response software as needed.
  • Prepare Annual Report, other department communications, including website content, assist in all phases of the Department’s budget process, including procurement, expense tracking and monitoring, and invoice processing.
  • Compose, edit, and proofread legal notices, correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other materials.
  • File documents and manage office filing systems.
  • Prepare forms to pay invoices and maintain Department supply inventories.


Desired Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, political science, public policy, or a related field.
  • Minimum two (2) to three (3) work experience preferred; experience in municipal government or public body strongly preferred.


The weekly work schedule is normally 40 hours in duration, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but may be extended in the event of emergency, disaster, workload, administrative obligations, or work in progress.  The position may require attendance at evening meetings.


Salary Range:  $62,544 – $89,566 annual (DOQ), plus excellent benefits.

Position Open Until Filled. 

Applications must be completed online at

For questions or assistance, please contact Ann Eriksson, Human Resources Manager, at (847) 716-3546 or



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