Civil Service Commission

About the Civil Service Commission

In March of 1895, the State of Illinois adopted an Act to regulate the Civil Service of cities. The citizens of the Village of Gurnee elected to come under the provisions of the Civil Service Act on April 18, 1967 through a referendum for that purpose. The Civil Service Commission has the responsibility to carry out the provisions of the Act through the creation and enforcement of rules and regulations. All Civil Service Classified employees are subject to these rules and regulations.

The Civil Service Commission is composed of three members, to be appointed as provided by law. One commissioner will be appointed for one year from the time of appointment and until their respective successor is appointed and qualified. Thereafter, one member of the commission shall be appointed each year. The terms of the members of the commission shall be three years. In the case of a vacancy, the successor shall be appointed as provided by law. A majority of the members constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The Civil Service Commission elects the necessary officers and makes the rules to carry out the purposes of the statutes and for appointments and removals in accordance with its provisions, and exercises all the powers and performs all the duties and obligations confirmed or imposed on the Commission by statute.


Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations Governing Examinations, Appointments, Promotions, and Removal in the Classified Civil Service (PDF)


Civil Service Commission Members


Civil Service Commission
Appointment Ends
Ty Bonds
April 30, 2018
Gretchen Neddenriep
April 30, 2017
Diane Summers
April 30, 2019


Civil Service

Certain job classifications with the Village of Gurnee are subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Act. This state law assigns the Civil Service Commission the responsibility for carrying out the provisions of the Act including hiring practices.

The following Departments have job classifications authorized under the Civil Service Act.


Police Department
Fire Department
Public Works Department

Police Lieutenant

Fire Captain

Maintenance Worker I

Police Sergeant

Fire Lieutenant


Police Officer

Fire Fighter - Paramedic


An eligible register (often referred to as an "eligibility list" or "hiring list") for each Civil Service position is created based on the ratings and averages of a candidate's performance on required examinations.

Promotional eligible registers (often referred to as a "promotion lists") are also created. Only those individuals in the active service of the Village and who have served at least two (2) years of active duty in the grade from which the first promotion is sought will be eligible.

"Lists" remain in effect for two (2) years and one (1) day from the date of establishment.

Recent eligibility lists are available for downloading below.

Eligibility Lists

Effective Date

Public Works

Maintenance Worker I 

April 15, 2016


Police Officer pdf icon

October 26, 2015

Sergeant pdf icon

December 11, 2015

Lieutenant July 14, 2004
Fire Captain pdf icon July 11, 2016

Lieutenant pdf icon

July 11, 2016

Firefighter/Paramedic pdf icon

November 24, 2015