Employment - Available Positions

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies.


Application Deadline: April 24, 2015 - 3:00pm

Minimum Requirements:

The Village of Gurnee anticipates vacancies in the following positions, but does not guarantee the availability of positions.  Additional opportunities may be added later; check back for updates.  Applications will be screened and candidates contacted once vacancies are confirmed.

Public Works:  Summer Maintenance Worker

Public Works Department:  Geographic Information Systems Internship

Community Development Department:  Civil Engineering Internship

Community Development Department:  Urban Planning Internship - * POSITION FILLED *

Community Development Department:  Summer Office Assistant

Information Systems Department:  Geographic Information Systems Internship

Information Systems Department:  Information Systems Internship

Administration Department:  Communication / Social Media Internship

 


Public Works:  Summer Maintenance Worker

Employees in this position perform landscaping and general maintenance projects.  Works in the Forestry division of Public Works assisting with landscape maintenance by mowing, watering, weeding, raking, planting, and providing general landscaping maintenance in Village right-of-ways and other locations; performing general maintenance tasks when requested; and performing related job tasks and duties as requested or required.

Requires previous work experience that demonstrates ability to work with others as part of a team and independently; customer service experience.  Knowledge of general maintenance, construction, and landscaping techniques and standards; ability to perform work requiring moderate physical demands and sustained physical activity; work in a field work environment, outdoors in all types of weather and be subject to hazards such as traffic and other environmental exposures. Must have a valid drivers license, safe driving record, and be at least 18 years of age.

Starting rate of pay is $9.00 / hour.  Duration of position is approximately from mid-May to mid-August.   Work schedule is generally 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Public Works Department:  Geographic Information Systems Internship

Work will include performing field inspections of Village utility assets using Cityworks software; creating and updating Cityworks maintenance data; data collection using TopCon GPS equipment; creating and editing features in a SQL-Server based geodatabase; scanning and linking documents to map features.  Projects will involve computer/tablet data entry; reading and interpreting various maps, plats, legal documents and engineering plans.  Field work will be a large component of the job. 

Applicants must have an understanding of the principles behind GIS and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).  Experience with ArcGIS and familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite required.  Experience with TopCon or Trimble GPS equipment along with coursework in Geography, GIS or Computer Science is preferred. Must have a valid drivers license, safe driving record, and be at least 18 years of age.

Starting hourly rate of pay is $9.00+ / hour depending on experience.  Duration of position is approximately from mid-May to mid-August.  Work schedule is generally 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday but may vary due to project requirements.

Community Development Department:  Civil Engineering Internship

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.

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.

Starting hourly rate of pay is $9.00+ / hour depending on experience.  Duration of position is approximately from mid-May to mid-August, with possible additional work opportunities over school breaks.  Work schedule is generally 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, but may vary based on construction project schedules.

Community Development Department:  Urban Planning Internship

Position has been filled.

Community Development Department:  Summer Office Assistant

Employees in this position perform duties related to 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 file alphabetically and numerically; 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.

Starting rate of pay is $8.50 / hour.  Duration of position is approximately from mid-May to mid-August.  Work schedule is generally 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Information Systems Department:  Geographic Information Systems Internship

Work will include performing routine and entry level technical geographic information systems work; creating and editing features in a SQL-Server based geodatabase; scanning and linking documents to map features; updating Flex and Javascript-based ArcGIS Server applications.  Projects will involve computer data entry; reading and interpreting various maps, plats, legal documents and engineering plans.  Some field work required. 

Applicants must have an understanding of the principles behind GIS, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and relational databases.  Experience with ArcGIS and familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite required.  Experience with, Javascript and programming concepts along with coursework in Geography, GIS or Computer Science is preferred. Must have a valid drivers license, safe driving record, and be at least 18 years of age.

Starting hourly rate of pay is $9.00+ / hour depending on experience.  Duration of position is approximately from mid-May to mid-August, with possible additional work opportunities over school breaks.  Work schedule is generally 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Information Systems Department:  Information Systems Internship

Employees in this position perform routine and semi-complex work related to information systems.  The Village maintains and operates a number of websites and other services using Open Source Software.  This internship opportunity would focus primarily on expanding, maintaining, upgrading, supporting, and troubleshooting these websites and services for both public and internal use.

Work may include Drupal CMS; HTML Authoring; Programming using PHP; inventory and documentation tasks; database programming and administration.  The ideal candidate will have experience with Linux, Apache, Drupal, CSS, PHP, Python, HTML, MySQL, Windows 7, TCP/IP.

Requires college course work in information systems, computer science, computer engineering, or related curriculum.  Previous work experience that demonstrates ability to work with others as part of a team and independently; highly motivated.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external clients.  Candidate should be detail oriented and strong problem solving skills a must.  Requires ability to follow understand oral and written directions with minimum supervision. Must have a valid drivers license, safe driving record, and be at least 18 years of age.

Starting rate of pay is $9.50 + / hour (depending on experience). Duration of position is approximately from mid-May to mid-August, with possible additional work opportunities over school breaks.  Work schedule is generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Administration Department:  Communication / Social Media Internship

Employees in this position perform duties related to graphic design; print, web and social content creation and assisting in the management of communications work. This internship opportunity will focus on creating and organizing content that will be used by the Village during the internship period (including a major print newsletter) and through the year following completion of the internship. 

Requires college course work in graphic design, art, journalism, public relations or a related field. Experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress or a similar program is required. Website design and video production experience is valuable but not required. The successful candidate must be able to establish and maintain strong working relationships with co-workers and work in a fast-paced environment. 

Starting rate of pay is $9.00 / hour.  Duration of position is approximately from mid-May to mid-August for 24 hours a week.  Work schedule is generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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