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Community Service Officer

Gurnee, Illinois



Gurnee Police Department

100 N. O’Plaine Road

Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone: 847-599-7000 or 847-599-7500

Fax: 847-623-9475




Starting Salary: $41,586


Application Deadline: 9/2/10





The Village of Gurnee is accepting applications for the position of full time Community Service Officer (CSO), a non-sworn civilian member of the Gurnee Police Department.



Starting annual base salary $41,586 plus benefits.



Primary responsibilities of a CSO include, but are not limited to, responding to non-criminal public nuisance complaints; animal control and complaints; running administrative errands within the Police Department and for other Village departments; handling vehicle lockouts; providing traffic control services, police vehicle escorts and courtesy patrols; parking enforcement; taking reports of minor thefts such as bicycle thefts and private property accidents; performing residential security checks; assisting during peak times at Police Station including typing and filing of police records and reports; serving as crossing guards when necessary; inspecting / installing child car safety seats (if certified) and performing related job tasks, duties, and public service as required.




  • High school diploma (or GED)

  • Valid drivers license; customer service, office, and/or security work experience

  • Ability to work in a computerized environment

  • Basic proficiency using word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and meet other moderate physical demands required by position

  • Bilingual skills desirable but not required


Additional position requirements:

  • Must be able to work varying shifts and overtime

  • Work schedule will include work on evenings, weekends and holidays

  • This position has a living radius of 20 miles as measured from the Gurnee Police Station

  • The successful applicant must reside within the limit within 24 months after hire 


The hiring process includes:

  • Written examination

  • Oral interview

  • Background investigation

  • Post-offer medical examination and drug screen


Due to the anticipated response, only those applicants whose experience and skills most closely meet the needs of this position will be contacted to participate in testing exercises.  The Village of Gurnee reserves the right to change this process.



Application is available on the Village website at:



Completed applications must be received at the Gurnee Village Hall no later than 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 2, 2010 by personal delivery or by mail.  Faxed, emailed, late, or “resume-only” submissions will not be accepted or considered.  The Village is unable to respond to inquiries concerning application receipt and/or status of the process.  Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.











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