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

Utility Locator - Part Time - Gurnee Public Works


The Gurnee Utility Division is accepting applications for a part time Utility Locator.


Click Here to Apply - apply by May 16, 2023

This position performs underground J.U.L.I.E locate requests for fiber communication lines, electric power lines, water mains and services up to bbox, storm sewer mains and sanitary sewer mains and service stubs.  Performs other administrative duties as necessary.

Position requires extensive knowledge of electronic detection equipment (Vivax, Radio Detection).  Ability to work independently.  Ability to prioritize work load efficiently and timely completion of work in response to emergency locates is critical.  Solid customer service skills.  Prior locating experience strongly preferred.  Skills and ability to utilize appropriate software (Cityworks) to document completion of tickets and receive new tickets.  MicroStation and AutoCAD experience.

1 to 3+ years’ experience in similar position or performing comparable work (surveying, locating, etc.)

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

Valid Driver’s license with safe driving history.

High school diploma / equivalent required. 

Pay Range:

$26.15 / hour.  Pension (IMRF) participation; pro-rated holiday pay and personal time; union position - Local 150 Operating Engineers.

Schedule:  Generally 20 hours per week during regular Public Works operational hours of 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; year round position.    

Selection Process:
Candidates with qualifications most closely matching the requirements of this position may be contacted to continue in the screening process. 

Employment contingent on successful completion of a background check, medical examination, drug screen, and other applicable requirements at the time of offer.