Employment - Available Positions

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies.


Application Deadline: April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

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The move you are considering is a very big decision.  Come find out how we are different from your current department and if the Gurnee Police Department is right for you.

Optional Information Meeting / Open House

Gurnee Police Department, 100 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL  60031

Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or Tuesday April 11, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Attending this optional meeting is not part of the application process, but we would like to invite you to meet members of our staff, take a tour of our facility, and most importantly, talk with police officers like you that have joined us after beginning a law enforcement career in another community.  Topics to be covered include salary (DOQ/E) & benefits, overtime opportunities; pension portability; patrol activity; 12 hour shift scheduling; and career development - special assignments, training, and advancement opportunities.

Minimum Requirements:

 

The Village of Gurnee Police Department seeks experienced Police Officers for lateral entry.
Full job/application details are below.

The mission of the Gurnee Police Department is to defend the lives, rights, and quality of life of all the residents and visitors we serve with honor and integrity.  The men and women of the department are fully committed to accomplishing this mission by achieving four fundamental objectives:

  • Crime Prevention - to provide a proactive and educational approach to reducing crime.
  • Crime Control - to provide a rapid and professional response to confront crime as it occurs.
  • Community Involvement - to create an excellent partnership with the community through exceptional communication and transparency.
  • Team Building - to create an excellent work environment so we can recruit and develop an exceptional team.

We are seeking experienced Police Officers for lateral entry who value these objectives.  If you value these same objectives, consider applying with the Gurnee Police Department.  There are immediate vacancies to be filled through the lateral entry process.

The application packet is attached.  Return completed application by mail or in person to Gurnee Police Department, 100 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee by deadline.  NO faxed or emailed applications accepted.

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017 - 3:00pm

Minimum Requirements:

The Village of Gurnee Community Development Department / Engineering Division seeks candidates for a summer Civil Engineering internship.

Employees in this position perform routine and entry level technical civil engineering work. This position may require interaction with the general public. Work may include conducting field surveys, basic construction inspections and investigations; collecting traffic data for traffic studies, developing and/or updating maps and related documents; general office work such as filing, scanning, data entry, and research; and related tasks.

Requires: college course work in civil engineering or closely related curriculum; previous work experience that demonstrates ability to work with others as part of a team and independently; customer service experience; knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices; knowledge and experience in computer systems including Microsoft Office, ESRI’s ArcGIS software, and computer aided drafting (CAD) programs. Must have a valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and be at least 18 years of age. Any offer of employment is contingent on passing a background investigation and drug screen.

Starting hourly rate of pay is $11 / hour. Duration of position is approximately from mid-May to mid-August. Work schedule is generally 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday but may vary based on construction project schedules.

Application attached; return completed application to Gurnee Village Hall, 325 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL 60031 or email to hr@village.gurnee.il.us. Faxed applications not accepted.

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017 - 3:00pm

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The Village of Gurnee Information Systems Division seeks candidates for a summer GIS internship.

Employees in this position perform routine and entry level technical geographic information systems work; creating and editing features in a SQL-Server based geodatabase; scanning and linking documents to map features; updating Javascript-based ArcGIS Server applications. Projects will involve computer data entry; reading and interpreting various maps, plats, legal documents and engineering plans. Some field work required.

Applicants must have an understanding of the principles behind GIS, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and relational databases. Experience with ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, and familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite required. Experience with Javascript and programming concepts along with coursework in Geography, GIS or Computer Science is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and be at least 18 years of age.

Any offer of employment is contingent on passing a background investigation and drug screen. Starting hourly rate of pay is $11.00/hour. Duration of position is approximately from mid-May to mid-August. Work schedule is generally 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Application attached; return completed application to Gurnee Village Hall, 325 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL 60031 or email to hr@village.gurnee.il.us. Faxed applications not accepted. For further information on this opportunity, please contact Eric Venden, GIS Coordinator at 847-599-7550.

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017 - 3:00pm

Minimum Requirements:

The Village of Gurnee Public Works Department seeks candidates for the position of Summer Maintenance Worker.

Employees in this position perform landscaping and general maintenance projects. Works in the Forestry division of Public Works assisting with landscape maintenance by mowing, watering, weeding, raking, planting, and providing general landscaping maintenance in Village right-of-ways and other locations; performing general maintenance tasks when requested; and performing related job tasks and duties as requested or required.

Requires previous work experience that demonstrates ability to work with others as part of a team and independently; customer service experience. Knowledge of general maintenance, construction, and landscaping techniques and standards; ability to perform work requiring moderate physical demands and sustained physical activity; work in a field work environment, outdoors in all types of weather and be subject to hazards such as traffic and other environmental exposures.

Must have a valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and be at least 18 years of age. Any offer of employment is contingent on passing a background investigation and drug screen.

Starting hourly rate of pay is $10.00/hour. Duration of position is approximately from mid-May to mid-August. Work schedule is generally 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Application attached; return completed application to Gurnee Village Hall, 325 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL 60031 or email to hr@village.gurnee.il.us. Faxed applications not accepted.

Application Deadline: April 14, 2017 - 1:00pm

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Do you enjoy being rewarded by making a difference in someone else’s life?

Do you want to be a contributing member of a public safety team every day?

Do you want to help someone today?

If yes, you are invited to attend an Optional Information Meeting regarding the position of Communications Operator

Gurnee Police Department - 100 N. O’Plaine Rd, Gurnee, IL 60031

Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.

Attending the optional meeting is not part of the application process, but we would like to invite you to meet members of our staff, take a tour of our facility, and most importantly talk with 911 Communications Operators and Police staff. You are encouraged to participate in a ride-along with Police Officers and to participate in an observation / sit-in in the Communications Center. To schedule a ride-along or sit-in, please contact the Police Department at 847-599-7000.

The Gurnee Police Department is seeking service-oriented individuals to join its team for a full time Communications Operator vacancy. Communications Operators are a vital part of the public safety team, answering and dispatching 911 calls for service, and communicating with Police Officers and Firefighter / Paramedics in the field. Communications Operators must be proficient in call taking, emergency medical dispatch, police dispatch, and fire dispatch operations. Communications Operators also assist in providing customer service to walk-in customers and over the telephone by answering the non-emergency line, and assist with Police records management.

We are looking for candidates with the following key qualities: ability to quickly learn the operation of equipment and system procedures; ability to make rapid and precise judgments in a real-time work situations; remain calm under conditions that are stressful; coordinate many different processes at once and coordinate actions in relation to the actions taken by others; adjust rapidly to changes in the tempo of work activity; use sound judgment and act decisively in emergency situations; ability to communicate effectively (rapidly, clearly, and distinctly) orally and in writing; and interpersonal skills and characteristics that reflect a service orientation and desire to treat the public with tact, courtesy, and respect.

In addition to these key qualities, other requirements and desirable qualifications include:

  • US citizen / legal work authorization
  • HS Diploma / GED
  • Ability to accurately type
  • 18+ months experience of 911 dispatching experience in police and fire/EMS
  • Current or previous LEADS full access certification [or equivalent state system].  The successful candidate must have the ability to obtain and maintain LEADS full access and EMD certification prior to concluding the Communications Operator training program as a condition of continued employment.
  • Other desirable or strongly preferred qualifications include Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certification and/or bi-lingual skills.

Starting rate of pay is $25.88 / hour plus benefits. Deadline for returning application materials is 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2017. Return applications to Gurnee Village Hall, 325 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL 60031 by mail or in person. 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Village of Gurnee accepts for employment and promotes its employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, military status, or physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability to perform the required job responsibilities. The Village bases its hiring practices and promotions on merit, experience, education and other qualifications applied to all applicants and in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity. The Village encourages qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity and non-discrimination to apply for available positions.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

All covered employers are required to display a poster prepared by the Department of Labor summarizing the major provisions of The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). As an applicant for employment, you can view this poster by clicking the following link: http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm