Village of Gurnee

Community of Opportunity

Incorporated in 1928, the Village of Gurnee has grown from a small farming community to one of the Midwest’s largest Destination Shopping and Entertainment hubs. Centrally located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee on Interstate 94, Gurnee is a place where small town charm meets big city amenities all in one place.

The Gurnee of today is a 13.5 square mile area, with a population of 31, 170.   It is a balanced community, with approximately 59% of its land zoned residential, 21% commercial, 8% industrial, and 12% parks / open space. Over 24 million visitors come to Gurnee annually, making it one of the top tourist and shopping attractions in Illinois.  

What is now known as Six Flags Great America opened in May 1976 and remains a vital part of the Village’s tourism, entertainment, and economic base. Gurnee is also home to Gurnee Mills, a retail mecca with 200 stores, 17 anchors, and 1.9 million square feet of retail and restaurants.  Key Lime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort is a tropics-inspired “stay-cation” or vacation destination getaway.  It is the official resort of Six Flags Great America and has helped earn Gurnee recognition as one of the Top 10 Vacation Destinations.

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Gurnee are committed to providing a high quality lifestyle of work, play, dining and cultural amenities for residents and visitors to Gurnee in the years to come.

Village of Gurnee Gurnee, IL, United States
Jan 08, 2018
Full time
The Village of Gurnee, IL (population 31,000) Fire Department seeks candidates for the position of Management Analyst.  This is an entry level, professional position.  Key position responsibilities include assisting the Chief with interpreting and analyzing policies and plans; developing, analyzing, and administering the Department’s budget; conducting detailed research on industry best practices and identifying and recommending areas for improvement. Duties will include assisting in the preparation, coordination, review and presentation of the Department annual operating and capital improvement budgets; monitoring accounts and financial reports; and performing analysis of departmental expenditures and revenues for potential improvements in business practices. Additional responsibilities include oversight of special projects and grants, departmental public communications, and reporting functions. This position will oversee departmental records management processes.  Position serves as Department liaison to internal and external organizations as appropriate; and performs other related activities in support of the Fire Chief and department operations. Qualified candidates will at a minimum have completed a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, or related curriculum along with 1 to 3 year’s comparable municipal government experience; equivalent internship experience is acceptable.  Strong knowledge of and understanding of municipal finance and budgeting practices is required.  Desirable candidate qualifications include completion of or progress towards a Master’s degree (MBA or MPA); a working knowledge of local government structure and services; or previous experience in the fire service.  Knowledge of Munis software and/or Executime desirable. Must be able to attend meetings and special functions outside normal business hours as requested or required.  Residency not required. Anticipated hiring salary range $62,000 - $65,000 annually DOQ/E.  Employment Application, including cover letter and resume for the position of Management Analyst - Fire must be received at the Gurnee Village Hall no later than 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2018.  Information and Application Packet available for download from Village of Gurnee website at www.gurnee.il.us/jobs . The Village of Gurnee is home to Gurnee Mills Mall, Six Flags Great America / Hurricane Harbor and Great Wolf Lodge (summer 2018).  As a full service community, we provide police, public works, administration / finance / information systems, engineering, building inspection, and fire service to our residents and over 23 million visitors annually.  The Village employs over 200 full time employees and an average 50 part time / seasonal employees.