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

Landscape Crew Member - Public Works - summer 2022



Spend your summer days outdoors and have time to hang out with friends at night and weekends!

The Village of Gurnee Public Works Department seeks candidates for the position of Landscape Crew Member.   Work schedule is generally 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Starting rate of pay is $14.50 / hour. 

Duration of position is approximately from May  / June to August / September depending on school schedule, with possible additional work opportunities over school breaks. 

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. Offer of employment is contingent on passing a background check, driver's license / driving history check and drug screen.  Open until filled.