Utility Supervisor / Gurnee Public Works Department

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


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).

Other Information:

Application deadline:  open until filled; apply immediately.

Application material attached below.

Return application materials in person or by mail to Village of Gurnee, Attn:  Human Resources, 325 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL  60031.  EOE. 

Utility Supervisor Application March 2014.pdf0.36 MB