Employment - Available Positions

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies.


Minimum Requirements:

The Village of Gurnee Community Development Department seeks candidates for the position of Seasonal Code Enforcement Officer.  Contractual position with a flexible work schedule of an average 30 hours per week mid-April through mid-September and average 10 hours per week during "off season" of mid-September to mid-April.  Work is generally performed between 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday but occasional hours outside of this work schedule (evening or weekend) may be required.

This position performs work involving inspection, regulation, and enforcement of Village codes and ordinances related to nuisance abatement, property maintenance, zoning, signs and noise.  Work will also require response to complaints regarding property maintenance or other municipal code violations.

The ideal candidate will have a proactive philosophy toward enforcement and regulation and be responsive with a positive customer service orientation.  This position requires a high degree of interaction with the general public, residents, and business owners 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 working with database programs related to property maintenance / building codes preferred; experience with GIS programs desirable.

Candidates must have a valid driver's license, safe driving history, and a high school diploma or equivalent.  Other qualifications include college-level coursework in relevant curriculum (planning, geography, building inspection, etc.) and preferably 2-3+ years experience performing code enforcement, property maintenance, or similar duties of a comparable nature.  Municipal code enforcement experience preferred; ICC Property Maintenance Inspector Certification desirable but not required.  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:  $15 / hour; no benefits.  Any offer of employment is contingent on passing a post-offer background and drug screen.  Complete and return attached application; include a resume if available.

Application Deadline: May 27, 2016 - 3:00pm

Minimum Requirements:

The Gurnee Police Department seeks experienced Police Officers for Lateral Entry with the Department.  Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications at 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; corrections officer certification does not meet this requirement)

United States Citizen

Valid driver's license

Education - High school diploma / equivalent

Experience ** - at least 2 years experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer in Illinois within the last three years; municipal law enforcement experience preferred. **A candidate 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 experience as a full time sworn law enforcement officer in Illinois.**

Application and additional material attached above.  To find out more in person, attend:

Informational Meeting / Open House

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

Saturday May 14, 2016 from 9 - 11:00 a.m. or Tuesday May 17, 2016 from 7 - 9:00 p.m. 

Attending this meeting is not part of the application process but we would like to invite interested candidates 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 and benefits; overtime opportunities; pension portability (presented by a Pension Board representative); patrol overview; scheduling on 12 hour shifts; and career development opportunities.

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.

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