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.

Full-time employees that are not part of the Police or Fire pensions become members of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), a link to their website is posted here

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. Unless otherwise indicated, the qualifications listed are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform in the job position, may be considered at the Village's discretion when appropriate. 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

Maintenance Worker I - Streets Division - June 2024


The Gurnee Public Works Department is seeking a full-time Maintenance Worker for our Street Division.


Click Here to Apply - apply by June 19, 2024

The Gurnee Public Works Department is hiring a full-time Maintenance Worker for our Streets Division.

MUST HAVE a minimum Class B CDL with air brake endorsement.  Non-CDL candidates will not be considered.

General Duties include a variety of tasks in the maintenance, repair, operation and construction of infrastructure such as:

  • Asphalt patching
  • Curb and sidewalk removal and replacement
  • Storm sewer system repairs or installation
  • Grading and ditching
  • Forestry work such as trimming, removals, stump grinding, and EAB treatment
  • Building maintenance
  • Landscape maintenance and mowing
  • Street lighting system work including replacing knocked down poles, replacing fixtures, locating and repairing faults
  • Operation of specialized tools, machinery, and equipment

Other duties also expected to be performed:

  • snow and ice control operations;
  • special events set up, clean up;
  • traffic control operations;
  • -other seasonal responsibilities.

Specific work assignments are provided daily and may be rotated. Work includes the operation of motorized equipment and the expenditure of heavy physical labor.

Schedule:  Regular work hours generally 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; additional work hours required including overtime, rotational on-call status, and 24 hour emergency call out on nights, weekends, holidays, and snow events with a 45 minute response time.    


Minimum Class B CDL with air brake endorsement required. Class A with air brake and tanker endorsement preferred; must upgrade to Class A and obtain required endorsements within one (1) year of hire as a condition of employment.   

Education and experience equivalent to a high school education level.  Additional formal technical training and/or certifications directly related to this position desirable.

1 to 3+ years’ experience performing construction, landscaping, tree trimming, infrastructure maintenance, experience with street lighting systems, or work of a comparable nature.  Previous municipal public works experience preferred.

Basic computer skills and ability to work with GIS systems and asset management software.

Certifications related to the public works / construction field including equipment and/or safety certifications.

Other combinations of education and experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job may be considered.  

Pay / Benefits:  $26.80 / hour ($55,744 annual).  Full time position; Village paid Local 150 union health / dental insurance; paid time off; IMRF retirement pension; clothing allowance.

Candidates with background / skills / experience most closely matching the requirements of this position may be contacted to continue in the screening process.  Offers of employment are conditioned on successful completion of a background check, medical examination, drug screen, and other applicable requirements at the time of offer.