Employment - Available Positions

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies.


Application Deadline: August 31, 2015 - 5:00pm

Minimum Requirements:

The Gurnee Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of School Crossing Guard during the 2015-2016 school year.   Position will begin in August 2015.  Location:  Grand Avenue/IL Route 132 at O’Plaine Road.  The hours of work are 6:40 A.M. to 7:40 A.M. and 2:15 P.M. to 3:15 P.M. Monday through Friday during the Gurnee District 56 school year.  Schedule may occasionally vary depending on school schedule (holidays, half days, etc.)   Rate of pay is $14 / hour.  No prior experience is necessary; paid training and equipment is provided.  Work is performed outdoors and in a variety of weather conditions, including exposure to traffic, rain, wind, snow, hot and cold temperatures.  Candidates will be subject to a background check.

Interested candidates should apply immediately; position open until filled.  Applications are available at the Village Hall, 325 N. O’Plaine Road or attached below.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015 - 4:00pm

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

Applicants for the position of Firefighter / Paramedic  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.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Currently certified as a Basic Operations Fire Fighter or Firefighter II under the State of Illinois, Division of Personnel Standards and Education; and
  • Minimally a Provisional Paramedic or a System Approved Paramedic Student by the State of Illinois, pursuant to applicable statutes and regulations at the time of application.
  • Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examination and training requirements.

Selection Process

Step 1 Your Application:  You must submit your completed Application for Employment and required documentation in accordance with the instructions by the date and time indicated. Application materials submitted by applicants will be reviewed and all applicants will be notified by mail of their final eligibility testing status.

Step 2  Written Examination:  Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7 p.m. at the Gurnee Police Facility, Community Room, 100 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL 60031.  Eligible candidates are to arrive no later than 6:55 p.m. with a state issued picture ID or driver’s license to sign in.  Testing will consist of a multiple-choice written examination administered in paper-and-pencil format.  Passage of the written examination means a score that is at or above the cut-off score of “74” for applicants participating in the written test.  

Step 3 Subjective Component:  Oral Interviews will be held at Gurnee Village Hall, 325 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL  60031 beginning the week of October 19thThis is a structured interview with Civil Service and Gurnee Fire Department Officers. Candidates passing the written examination will be notified of the date and time for their oral interview by mail.  

Step 4 Initial Eligibility Register:  Candidates will be listed in order on the initial eligibility list based on the following:  1)  the candidate’s score on the written examination; 2) the candidate’s successfully passing the physical ability component; and 3) the candidate’s results on any subjective component.  

Step 5 Preference Points:  Candidates who are eligible for preference credit shall make a claim in writing within 10 days after the posting of the initial eligibility list, or the claim shall be deemed waived.

Preference Points (maximum of ten (10) points)

Veterans’ Points / Military Service with an Honorable Discharge:  five (5) points

Education Points:  up to five (5) points

Associates Degree (fire service or emergency medical services):  two and one-half (2.5) points

Bachelors Degree (any curriculum):  an additional two and one-half (2.5) points

Step 6 Final Eligibility Register:  Following the application preference points, a Final Eligibility Register shall be established showing each eligible candidate’s final position on the eligibility register.

If a position becomes available, candidates on the Final Eligibility Roster will be contacted in successive order and may be extended a conditional offer of employment.  If a conditional offer of employment is extended, the candidate must successfully pass a psychological examination, polygraph examination, background check, and medical examination, including drug screen.  A “FAIL” on any post-offer screening will result in a rescinding of the offer of employment, candidate disqualification from further employment consideration, and candidate removal from the final eligibility list.  All appointments are subject to a probationary period.

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