Employment with the Village of Gurnee


The Village of Gurnee is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding employment. The Village encourages qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity and non-discrimination to apply for available positions.

Applicants for employment can view the FMLA poster here.

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies. If there is a position you would like to apply for, please review the job advertisement and follow the application instructions. Please note during high volume recruitments, Village staff may contact only candidates under consideration for a position. Questions? Email the Human Resources Department.

Current Openings

2020 Emergency Communications Operator


The Communications Division of the Gurnee Police Department provides 24 hour consolidated emergency and non-emergency radio and telephone communications support for multiple agencies / communities.


We are looking for candidates with the following key qualities to join our team: 

  • ability to quickly learn the operation of equipment and system procedures;
  • ability to make rapid and precise judgments in a real-time work situations;
  • remain calm under conditions that are stressful;
  • coordinate many different processes at once and coordinate actions in relation to the actions taken by others;
  • adjust rapidly to changes in the tempo of work activity;
  • use sound judgment and act decisively in emergency situations;
  • ability to communicate effectively (rapidly, clearly, and distinctly) orally and in writing; and
  • interpersonal skills and characteristics that reflect a service orientation and desire to treat the public with tact, courtesy, and respect. 

Additional desirable qualifications include any or all of the following:

  • Bilingual skills;
  • Previous emergency dispatch experience in police and/or Fire/EMS;
  • Formal education, certification, or completion of a college level training program in emergency dispatch

Other general requirements include:

  • US citizen / legal work authorization;
  • HS Diploma / GED;
  • Ability to accurately type at least 30 wpm;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain LEADS full access; and
  • Ability to obtain Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certification prior to concluding the Communications Operator training program as a condition of continued employment.

Interested candidates are encouraged to participate in a ride-along with Police Officers and/or participate in an observation / sit-in in the Communications Center.  To schedule a ride-along or observation, please contact the Police Department at 847-599-7000.

Download application packet below; open until filled.

Pay Range:

As of May 1, 2019, starting rate of pay is $27.67 / hour.  Candidates with equivalent emergency dispatch experience may be eligible for an accelerated wage rate based on experience.