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

Firefighter / Paramedic Eligibility List Testing (July 2022)


Application Deadline: August 25, 2022


Click Here to Apply 

The Gurnee Fire Department is currently building an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter / Paramedic.  Immediate vacancies to be filled from the new list.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • United States citizen or naturalized citizen.
  • Must be at least 21 years old and maximum age of 34 years (unless otherwise exempt under 65 ILCS 5/10-1-7.1).
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent thereof.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Currently certified as a State of Illinois Basic Operations Fire Fighter (Fire Fighter II); and
  • Minimally a Paramedic Student in good standing or EMT-P.  If a Paramedic Student, must obtain IDPH EMT-P licensure within 6 months of hire.
  • Applicants must provide a Candidate Physical Ability Test [CPAT] certificate with Ladder Climb dated between February 1, 2021 and August 25, 2022. The cost of the CPAT is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Successfully pass the FireTeam examination offered through the National Testing Network.

Pay Range:

Starting Salary:  $76,263 annual base salary plus overtime
Vacation, Kelly day time, paid sick leave and sick leave incentive program
Health / Dental / Vision / Life Insurance Plans
Retirement savings options (pension, 457, Roth IRA)
Tuition reimbursement
No residency or living radius requirement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Selection Process - each phase of the process is pass / fail and required to proceed to the next.

Application:  Complete the Gurnee Fire Department Online Employment Application (apply link above) and upload required documents no later than August 25, 2022.

Examination:  FireTeam National Exam – complete no later than August 25, 2022; applicants must self-schedule – click FireTeam link - select ‘Find Jobs’ then select Firefighter Jobs and sign up for the Gurnee Fire Department. All testing costs are the responsibility of the candidate. 

Oral Interview with Civil Service Commission – eligible applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.  Interviews are anticipated to be held in September / October 2022.

Preference points - maximum of 10 points:

Veterans’ Points / Military Service with an Honorable Discharge:  5 points

Education Points:  up to 5 points:

  • Associates Degree (fire service or emergency medical services):2.5 points
  • Bachelors Degree (any curriculum):an additional 2.5 points (5 points total)

Final Eligibility list candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully pass post-offer screenings including but not limited to a polygraph examination; background investigation; psychological examination; and medical examination, including vision and drug screen. 

Completion of the FireTeam examination and / or Gurnee Firefighter / Paramedic Employment Application is not a guarantee of eligibility to continue in the testing process. Candidates may be disqualified after completion of the test or submission of application for reasons including but not limited to:  failure to complete testing / application submission by required deadline; not meeting minimum position qualifications; not meeting minimum passing standards for the examination; missing or incomplete documents; or other disqualifying factors related to Firefighter / Paramedic candidacy or employment.