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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities:

Director of Public Works 

The Village of Vernon is accepting application for its open Director of Public Works position. The Village is looking for motivated individual to join its team to oversee and manage the overall operations of the Public Works Department.  This is an administrative and working position requiring the individual to handle the administrative functions of the Department, while also requiring the individual to be “hands on” and assist in operations as needed.

The ideal candidate would have five to seven years of experience in public works or a related field. Including three years of management or supervisory experience. Candidates need a high school diploma or equivalent. Candidates with additional technical college training or college credits highly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a valid Wisconsin Drives License or the ability to obtain one within sixty (60) days of employment. The candidate shall have a Commercial Drivers License or the ability to obtain one within one year of employment.

The regular work week schedule is 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Candidate will be expected to work nights, weekends, holidays and 24 hour emergency calls as necessary and attended night meetings as requested. 

Salary for the position shall be $70,000 to $82,000 depending on qualifications. The Village of Vernon offers a competitive benefits package with participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, State of Wisconsin Health Insurance Plan, and life insurance.

Candidates should submit resume, cover letter and employment application to Brad Calder, Village Administrator/Clerk via email:


or via mail or in-person at the Village Hall:

Vernon Village Hall
W249 S8910 Center Drive
Big Bend, WI 53103

The submittal deadline for the first review of applications is Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. The position will remain open until filled. A complete job description and employment application can be found at

Link to Employment Application

Link to Draft Job Description Director of Public Works

Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians

The Village of Vernon Fire Department is looking for energetic members of the community to serve as Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians.

If you are at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma and have a strong commitment to serving your community, please contact us at the Vernon Fire Department at 262-662-2079. All required training will be provided to you.

Here is your opportunity to begin a rewarding experience as a Firefighter/EMT and serve your community at the same time!

Contact Vernon Fire Department directly at 262-662-2079.

The Village of Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DPW Seasonal Park Help

The Vernon DPW is in need of workers for the months of May through October 2022. Monday thru Friday 7:00am-3:30pm. Starting wage is $15.00 per hour.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO: Full range of park duties, building & grounds, soccer field striping, baseball field maintenance & set up, grass cutting (wide area mower) & other duties as the DPW Director deems necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older and possess a valid Wisconsin Drivers License. Applications are available at the DPW Office located in the Village Town Hall W249 S8910 Center Drive.

Contact DPW Director John Henneberry directly at  262-662-7785.

The Village of Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer