Employment - Available Positions

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies.


Application Deadline: April 30, 2014 - 5:00pm

Minimum Requirements:

Salary range:  $65,000 to $91,700; actual salary DOQ.   Application deadline:  apply immediately; open until filled.

General Position Responsibilities:
The individual in this position will be responsible for the supervision, management, and general activities of the Utility Division, including maintenance and repairs to the water distribution system, sanitary sewer conveyance system, and related municipal utility infrastructure.  Work includes preparation of daily work assignments for Utility Division personnel and monitoring / evaluating employee work performance.  This position is also responsible for ensuring compliance with IEPA, USEPA, and IDNR requirements.

General Minimum Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Class B or higher Commercial driver’s license with air brake endorsement is required.
  • Possession of a valid Illinois Class C* Public Water Supply Operators License is required.
  • Completion of a high school program or equivalent; a combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities as expected for this position is acceptable; five (5) years municipal utility experience, with responsible supervisory experience in utilities administration and operation; an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, Environmental Studies, Business Administration, or closely related field or equivalent training / education.
  • Must be able to attendance requirements and twenty four (24) hour emergency call out requirements including weekends and holidays. 
  • This position requires the candidate to be able to meet the living radius requirement of twenty (20) miles within twenty four (24) months of hire.

Other Position Requirements
Be an organized, detail oriented professional with a strong customer service orientation and excellent communication skills; engage in a participatory and collaborative supervisory style and be able to effectively supervise staff within a collective bargaining framework; have a “common sense” approach to problem resolution and a commitment to customer service excellence.

Knowledge of water distribution/sanitary sewer maintenance procedures, problem diagnosis, and repair, including the materials, supplies, and equipment used; demonstrated working knowledge of budget principles and procedures; experience in snow and ice control operations; ability to demonstrate proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office 2010 Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint; database programs; geographic information systems (GIS); global positions system (GPS); asset management and work order software; and supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA).
 

Application Deadline: April 18, 2014 - 3:00pm

Duties:

Duties include data entry, scanning permit documents, assisting with a variety of general administrative tasks such as answering phones, filing, typing, copying, and providing assistance to the general public. Requires: experience using a computer and using a computer directory (filing/folder) structure; accurate typing skills; ability to lift up to 25 pounds; previous work experience that demonstrates ability to work with others as part of a team and independently; be a highly motivated individual. 
 

Minimum Requirements:

The Village of Gurnee Community Development Department seeks candidates for a summer work opportunity as an Office Assistant.  Duration of position is approximately from mid-May / start of summer break to mid-August; typical work schedule is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 

Application Deadline: April 18, 2014 - 3:00pm

Minimum Requirements:

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

Work will include assisting with site inspections; conducting plan reviews; updating Land Asset Management [LAMA] building permit software and database program; assisting with the update of zoning ordinances; zoning enforcement; research and data entry; and various office functions.  Position provides support to the Village’s Planning Manager and Associate Planner.

At least one (1) year college-level coursework in municipal government, land planning, architecture, geography or related curriculum.   Requires knowledge and experience in computer systems including Microsoft Office and ESRI’s ArcGIS software.  Must possess a valid drivers license and have a safe driving record; must be at least 18 years of age.

Starting hourly rate of pay is $9.00+ / hour depending on experience. 

 

Application Deadline: April 18, 2014 - 3:00pm

Duties:

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. 

Minimum Requirements:

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

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 drivers license, safe driving record, and be at least 18 years of age.

Application Deadline: May 2, 2014 - 3:00pm

Duties:

Typical duties:  assists and responds to callers and visitors to main desk; handles routine inquiries and supplies general information; performs general clerical functions such as miscellaneous data entry, photocopying, faxing, filing, and typing; handles routine tasks related to water billing such as account information; receipts and processes utility payments and other miscellaneous payments; balances cash receipts; posts to accounting systems; performs daily reconciliation; balances cash drawer and processes daily bank deposit; handling / sorting of incoming and outgoing mail and packages; sets up and maintains a variety of administrative records and files.

Minimum Requirements:

The Village of Gurnee seeks candidates for two (2) Part-Time General Office Secretary positions with the Administration Department.  This position performs a variety of general administrative, financial, and customer relations tasks involving a high level of interaction with the public.

The anticipated work schedule for these positions is 16-24 hours per week, Monday through Friday; candidates must have flexibility to change work schedule / hours due to staff absences or other operational needs.

Minimum requirements and qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent thereof
  • Have at least one (1) year experience performing comparable administrative office duties and customer service experience, including duties related to cash handling, deposit preparation, cash drawer balancing, and filing
  • Have at least one (1) year college-level coursework in administrative office skills training, accounting, or related curriculum
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and computerized accounting systems

A combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities as expected for this position is acceptable.

Desirable additional qualifications:

  • Previous municipal office experience
  • Bilingual skills
  • Notary Public
     

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