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

2021 Summer Landscape Worker - Public Works




The Village of Gurnee Public Works Department seeks candidates for the position of Summer Landscape / Maintenance Worker.  Duration of position is approximately from mid-May to mid-August depending on school schedule, with possible additional work opportunities over school breaks.  We understand during the summer, absences may occur due to family vacations and other conflicts and can accommodate schedule changes with advance notice.

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 be at least 18 years of age by start date of employment, have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record. 

Hourly rate of pay is $11.50 / hour.  Work schedule is generally 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Offer of employment is contingent on passing a background investigation, driver's license / driving history check and drug screen.  Open until filled.