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. 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

Network Administrator - Information Systems Division


The Information Systems Division seeks candidates for the position of Network Administrator.


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- open until filled; first review of applications May 18, 2023

Anticipated hiring salary range  $81,000 - $92,500  annually +/- DOQ/E plus a comprehensive benefits package. Offer of employment contingent on background and post offer medical / drug screen.  

Mid-level, professional position involved with design, implementation, administration, security, and support for Village enterprise networking systems.  Position works cooperatively with all Village operations (Police, Fire, 9-1-1 PSAP, Public Works, Finance, Administration, and Engineering/Community Development), approximately 250 end users.

Duties include configuring and maintaining various infrastructure and end user equipment, troubleshooting hardware and network issues, maintenance and connectivity needs for Village business applications, applying best practice concepts in TCP/IP, VLANs and trunking, routing protocols, and access-lists in administering and maintaining LAN, WAN, firewalls, internet services, and VPN infrastructure. The Network Administrator will also assist in developing and implementing short and long-term networking plans, developing project schedules, conducting status meetings, coordinating technical resources, providing project reports, maintain relationships with 3rd party support/service providers as well as contribute and participate in DR planning and exercises.

Current environment: The network encompasses 6 main facilities + 8 other points of presence, 3 private fiber connections, 15 point to point wireless connections, and 6 peer network connections, robust existing Cisco switching and routing infrastructure, long term Cisco Unified Call Manager VoIP telephony implementation, standardized computing hardware (HP/HPE), established SAN (HPE/Nimble), well established virtualized environment (VMware/Veeam), monitoring (WhatsUp/Cisco PI); mobile routing & VPN (Cisco AnyConnect / Netmotion / Sierra Wireless modems); mobile devices (iOS). 

Opportunity to work with tenured and knowledgeable technical peers in a collaborative group.  Co-workers have long-standing relationships with staff throughout the organization.  Division has historically received consistent funding support for planned projects.  Village maps project expenditures with a multi-year financial plan including technology initiatives.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology or closely related curriculum along with 5+ years’ progressive experience in application administration and system support. Proficiency in Network communication and management protocols, as well as scripting is desirable. Public safety or public sector information technology experience desirable.  Must be able / eligible to work with Criminal Justice Information.

Other key qualities include excellent customer service skills; organizational skills; problem solving skills; team player in a technical team setting as well as ability to work independently with minimal supervision.