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

IT Network Administrator


The Village of Gurnee is seeking a Network Administrator to join our team in the Information Technology Division. The Network Administrator can expect to work closely with Village departments (Police, Fire, 9-1-1 PSAP, Public Works, Finance, Administration, and Engineering/Community Development - approximately 250 end users) as well as a Team of technical peers in a collaborative setting.

Click HERE to apply - open until filled; first review of applications August 11, 2023

Position tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Apply best practice concepts in TCP/IP, VLANs and trunking, routing protocols, and access-lists in administration and maintenance of LAN, WAN, firewalls, internet services, and VPN infrastructure
  • Configures and installs switches, routers, WiFi Access points, firewalls; configures and installs VPN hardware and software solutions; replaces and configures hardware components; configures and maintains network servers
  • Configure, maintain and troubleshoot various infrastructure and end user equipment
  • Assist in the maintenance and connectivity needs for Village business applications. Including but not limited to ERP, CAD, CRM, GIS and RMS systems
  • Performs a wide variety of administrative, skilled and technical work in procurement, installation, and use of networking, video, and telecommunications systems, including training and information on various software applications
  • Perform maintenance, updating, backup and trouble-shooting of network infrastructure and end user devices, including related connectivity and network access issues
  • Configures and maintains various infrastructure and end user equipment, insuring that all devices are tested and interface with the Village network

Qualification and skills:

  • 3+ years’ experience as a Network Administrator with comparable responsibilities
  • 3+ years’ implementing/maintaining enterprise network environments with Cisco products
  • Strong understanding of LAN, WAN, VoIP and routing technologies such as 802.1q, VLAN, EIGRP, BGP, VPN (L2L, SSL, GRE), HSRP/GLBP, multicast and QoS
  • Familiarity with wireless networking technologies, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax and non-802.11 point-to-point connectivity
  • Ability to use CLI (command line interface) and/or scripting to automate and create repeatable processes
  • Understanding of RADIUS and Network Admission Control (NAC) concepts
  • Working knowledge of physical cabling standards ANSI, EIA/TIA, IEEE
  • Experience with system monitoring platforms and proactive network monitoring

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology or closely related curriculum. 3+ years’ progressive experience in application administration and system support. Other combinations of education / experience that demonstrate the ability to perform the job functions may be considered.  Proficiency in network communication and management protocols, as well as scripting is desirable. Experience in a Municipal environment desirable.  A valid Driver’s License is required.

Salary Range: This position starts at $88,000 - $104,538 + DOQ, with top salary potential of $109,750, plus a generous benefit package including health, dental, and vision benefits, employer-paid life insurance and other ancillary benefit options. Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), along with the option to participate in a 457(b) deferred compensation plan. The Network Administrator position is an exempt, non-union position.

Work Schedule:
Full-time, on-site position: 40 hours per week - general business hours between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with some flexibility in work hours and paid time off - vacation, sick time, paid holidays, personal time.