Employment - Available Positions

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies.


Application Deadline: July 7, 2015 - 5:00pm

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

Applicants for the position of entry level Police Officer must meet the following minimum requirements and qualifications at the time of application:

  • United States citizen.
  • Must be at least 21 years old and maximum age of 34 years (except as otherwise provided by state law).
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent thereof.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Identification card with a  date of issue between June 1, 2014 and July 7, 2015.  Applicants must complete POWER Test prior to submitting the application [testing cost is the responsibility of the applicant].  Agencies throughout the State of Illinois offer the POWER test including the following local agencies:

Joliet Junior College:  http://www.jjc.edu/fitness-center/Pages/power-testing.aspx

NIPSTA:  http://www.nipsta.org/POWER/info.aspx

Triton College: http://www.triton.edu/power/

  • Other Qualifications (must meet a minimum of one of the following):
  • Completion of 60 hours of college credit at time of application [transcript proof required]; OR
  • Previous experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer [state certificate / license proof required]; OR
  • Two (2) years active duty United States military experience [proof of service required].

Selection Process

Each phase of the process is pass / fail and required to proceed to the next.

  • Mandatory Orientation session [9:00 a.m., Sunday, August 2, 2015]
  • Written examination (multiple choice) [Sunday, August 2, 2015 immediately after orientation]
  • Written examination (essay) [Sunday, August 2, 2015]
  • Oral Interview with Civil Service Commission – applicants will be contacted with specific date / time information [scheduled to begin after Labor Day, September 7, 2015]
  • Preliminary background check
  • Post-offer examinations including but not limited to:  polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; character and background investigation; medical examination; vision screening; and drug screening.

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