Employment - Available Positions

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies.


Application Deadline: June 3, 2016 - 3:00pm

Minimum Requirements:

The Village of Gurnee seeks experienced candidates for the position of Senior Planner within the Community Development Department. Anticipated hiring range $72K - $84K+ depending on qualifications; full time position with benefits.

General Position Responsibilities

This position is responsible for professional planning and project management work related to land use and municipal development. Performs a variety of routine and complex assignments pertaining to the implementation of current and long range planning programs.

Coordinates and implements the subdivision, planned unit development, and related current and long-range zoning processes, working closely with and advising the applicant, relevant Village staff, outside agencies, Planning and Zoning Board, and other relevant parties of the code requirements and procedures.

Coordinates and implements the development review and approval process, including conducting pre-application meetings with all interested parties related to subdivisions, annexations, impact fees, map and text amendments, and other significant development proposals and compiling comprehensive review comments.

Reviews development and redevelopment proposals including subdivision, site plan, variance requests, plat, and other development documents; applies knowledge of site design, landscaping, transportation, lighting and other fields to the review process; conducts plan reviews and prepares detailed comments/reports.

Acts as staff liaison to Planning and Zoning Board; develops and coordinates agenda packets for meetings, conducts research, and maintains compliance with posting notices.

Maintains records and databases of demographic, land use, and related information for planning purposes.

Assists Community Development Director and other Village staff in the interpretation and enforcement of applicable Village codes, development standards, design guidelines, and the comprehensive plan.

The Senior Planner can expect to work closely with the Planning Manager on ongoing redevelopment projects and new development projects. The Senior Planner is expected to have knowledge and experience working with annexation agreements and experience in negotiating the terms of such agreements.

Upcoming projects include update of the Village’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan; ongoing updates to the Zoning Ordinance; and review and updates of the Subdivision Ordinance and Pedestrian Plan. The Village is seeking candidates with experience in contract management and working with consultants on special projects.

Application Deadline: July 12, 2016 - 3:00pm

Minimum Requirements:

The Village of Gurnee seeks candidates for the position of Part Time General Office Secretary within the Public Works Department.  Work schedule is 20 hours per week; preferred work schedule is 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, with some flexibility to final schedule.  Candidates must have flexibility to change work schedule / hours due to staff absences or other operational needs.

This position performs work involving a variety of routine administrative and customer service tasks.  Core responsibilities will be phone customer service work and data entry into a variety of database programs and software.  Ability to prepare reports and other documents using database information is necesary.  Performs other routine office tasks such as filing, photocopying, and processing mail.

This position requires a high degree of phone interaction with the general public and residents in a courteous and professional manner.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.  Strong organizational skills and solid knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel are critical.  Experience workinh with database programs and performing routine data entry tasks.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and take initiative when necessary to complete tasks and move on to the next project.

Candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent.  At least 1 year office experience performing similar tasks with a customer service orientation.  College level coursework in administrative office or related curriculum desirable.  Unless otherwise indicated, the qualifications listed are guidelines; other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job, may be considered.

Hourly rate of pay:  $21.17 / hour; limited benefits (no insurance).

Interested candidates are required to complete the employment application.  Completed applications must be returned by the deadline date / time either in person or by mail to the Village Hall, 325 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee or emailed to hr@village.gurnee.il.us.  Faxed applications are not accepted.  Any offer of employment is contingent on passing a post-offer background and drug screen.

Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only candidates under consideration for interview will be contacted.  Candidates will be contacted after the close date of July 12, 2016. 

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.

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