Human Resources & Employment

The City of Canton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information.

Contact information: For question or more information, contact the Acting City Clerk, Andi Walters at (309) 647-0020, or awalters@cantoncityhall.org.

Employment Opportunities & Residency Requirements

Any open positions for the City of Canton will be posted on the Job Opportunities page. If there is a position posted for the City of Canton, the posting will list the application process.

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of a position may be selected for an interview.  During the interview process, certain individuals may be asked to sign a letter authorizing the City of Canton to conduct a background check. The background check is completed prior to making a job offer to any individual. All offers of employment are contingent upon to applicant’s successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination that includes a drug test, and verification of prior employment and education.

All personnel hired by the City of Canton are required to obtain residency within a 10-mile radius of the City limits within 30 days after expiration of the employee’s probationary period. New employees of the Canton Fire Department are required to obtain residency within a 25-minute radius of the Fire Department within 90 days after expiration of the employee’s probationary period.

Employee Benefits

The City Clerk serves as the Human Resource agent for the City of Canton. The Clerk is responsible for administering employee benefits, including:

  • Group Medical
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Plans
  • Post-Employment Health Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Personal)
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Wellness Programs
Employment Policies & Documents

The City has established a uniform, comprehensive and efficient personnel policy that is applicable to all employees of the City.

The City is committed to maintaining a work environment that encourages and fosters appropriate conduct among colleagues and respect for individual values and sensibilities.

The City seeks to provide its employees with technology to conduct the City’s official business.

Union Contracts & Agreements

The Police, Fire and Public Works employees are under union contracts. Contract information is available below.

Public Works Prevailing Wage

By means of Resolution, the City announces the Prevailing Rate of Wages for Laborers, Mechanics, and other workers employed in any Public Works by the City of Canton, Illinois.