Employment - Available Positions

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies.

Application Deadline: February 20, 2015 - 3:00pm

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:

State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement.)

United States citizen.

Individuals must be at least 21 years old.

Education - High school education or equivalent thereof

Experience – at least 2 years experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer within the last 3 years [candidates with less than 2 years experience may be considered if the candidate has completed 60 hours of college credit or has 2 years active duty military experience in addition to full time sworn certified law enforcement officer experience.]

Valid Driver’s License.

Selection Process

Process includes:  pre-screening interview by police department command staff; character and background investigation and credit check; interview with Civil Service Commission; and post-offer examinations including but not limited to: psychological evaluation; medical examination; vision screening; and drug screening.   Each phase of the process is pass / fail and required to proceed to the next.


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