Administrative Hearing Officer

Website Village of River Forest

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River Forest, IL (11,172) – The Village of River Forest invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of  Administrative Adjudication Hearing Officer.  This position presides over administrative adjudication hearings that are held at the River Forest Village Hall in accordance with the following schedule:


  • First Monday of each month (except for holidays) for building/local ordinance, parking/compliance, and criminal/local ordinance tickets beginning at 5:00 p.m.
  • Third Wednesday of the month (except for holidays or unless noted otherwise) for red light camera tickets beginning at 8:30 a.m.


The Adjudication Hearing Officer is appointed by the Village President with the advice and consent of the Village Board of Trustees.  This position is required to:

  • Conduct and preside over administrative adjudication hearings to determine whether or not a violation exists in a professional and diplomatic manner
  • Hear testimony from and accept evidence from interested parties relevant to the existence or nonexistence of a code violation.
  • Examine files and other documentary evidence.
  • Rule on hearing extensions, continuances, objections, and receipt of evidence.
  • Make determinations on the basis of the evidence presented at the hearing as to whether or not a code violation exists and issue written findings, decisions and orders.


Minimum Qualifications for this position include:

  • Every hearing officer must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois for at least three (3) years.
  • Prior to conducting proceedings under this chapter, hearing officers shall successfully complete a formal training program that includes the following:
    • Instruction on the rules of procedure of the hearing that they will conduct;
    • Orientation to each subject area of the code violations that they will administer;
    • Observation of administrative hearings; and
    • Participation in hypothetical cases, including rules on evidence and issuing final orders.

Interested applicants should submit a professional resume to Position open until filled.  Questions regarding the position should also be submitted to  The Village of River Forest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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