Police Officer

Job description

Request/Posting Number 0711891
Classification Title Police Officer
Working Title
Job Class # 003086
Type of Position Civil Service
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100%
Department University Police Department - 09240000
Job Category Staff
General Summary To provide police service to members of the University community. The incumbent is responsible for responding to calls for service (emergency and non-emergency), self-initiated police activity, special details, and community involvement.
Additional Information:
Required Qualifications 1. High school graduation or equivalent.

2. Possession of a valid driver's license.

3. No record of conviction of a felony or misdemeanors as identified in the Illinois Police Training Act (50 ILCS 705 et seq.), or a crime involving moral turpitude.

4. Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application.

5. Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board, if required by the employing institution. All recruit law enforcement officers who successfully complete this course after September 1, 1984 are required to successfully pass the Law Enforcement Officers Certification Examination. (Applicants lacking such training at time of appointment will be required to complete such requirement during, and as a part of, their probationary period of employment in this class.)

6. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

7. A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

8. Offer contingent upon a psychological assessment.

NOTE: Persons who have not successfully completed the mandated firearm training course, as approved and recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board, must complete the course during their probationary period. Police officers are not authorized to carry a service weapon until successfully completing such training.


1. Integrity (Being honest and ethical.)

2. Knowledge of Principles, Practices, and Procedures of Police Work (Ability to develop and maintain working knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of police work (such as Illinois Criminal Statutes, Illinois vehicle code, local ordinances, University rules and regulations, and civil law related to the police mission.))

3. Verbal Communication (Ability to verbally communicate effectively during normal as well as stressful and emergency circumstances; ability to communicate clearly in writing, using correct grammar and spelling.)

4. Decision Making and Problem Solving (Ability to analyze information and evaluate the potential results to choose the most appropriate solution.)

5. Verbal Comprehension (Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.)

6. Information Seeking (Ability to pay attention to detail; gather and arrange information; and prepare complete, concise, and accurate reports.)

7. Conflict Management (Ability to handle complaints, settle disputes, and resolve grievances and conflicts.)

8. Knowledge of areas such as (but not limited to) psychology and customer service

9. Defensive Techniques (Ability to develop and maintain skill in the use of firearms and other defensive techniques (armed and unarmed).)

10. Vehicle Operation (Ability to operate a vehicle in a safe manner during normal as well as stressful and emergency circumstances.)

11. Computer Skills (Ability to use computer hardware and software (such as charting, data base, and word processing software).)

12. Ability to develop and maintain working knowledge of University community geography.

13. Ability to enforce laws, ordinances, rules and regulations with tact, impartiality, and firmness.

14. Ability to mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during time of conflict and emergencies.
Desired Qualifications: 1. PTI experience preferred.

2. Previous police experience.

3. Bachelor's degree.
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees Valid driver's license
Hiring Rate/Range $27.36 per hour
Work Hours To be determined
Proposed Starting Date: July 2019
Posting date 04-12-2019
Closing date 06-16-2019
Special Instructions to Applicants For full consideration, the application and all supplemental information must be submitted on-line. Please complete the entire employment application including the education and work history background. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered. The employment application (not resume/cover letter) will be reviewed to determine if applicant meets minimum qualifications. Please be complete in the duties and responsibilities section for each position listed.

If you meet the qualifications and skill set required for this position, you will be sent further examination materials and important dates/locations for the testing process. This information will be sent via e-mail. Please monitor your e-mail. The initial testing process consists of a physical fitness test, a 92 multiple-choice integrity exam with a 30 minute time limit and a 75 multiple-choice knowledge exam with a 2.5 hour time limit. The physical exam will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The integrity and knowledge exam will take place on July 8 and 9, 2019 (and July 10th if absolutely needed) There will not be a make-up date.

Upon passing both the multiple choice knowledge test and integrity exam you will be given a date for the Police Officer Oral Board. These are held in the Human Resource Office located in the Nelson Smith Building, room 101. You will be provided with additional information prior to leaving testing on June 22nd.

Transfer scores for Police Officer from other state universities will not be accepted.

Please upload a cover letter, resume and a reference list of three business references with name/mailing address/title/phone number.

Other documentation such as College transcripts (may be unofficial), or Certificate from PTI showing successful completion may be uploaded in the "Optional Documents" section or brought to the exam.

DD214 paperwork must be faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources prior to the examination or provided at the time of testing in order to receive the maximum eligible points:

Fax: 309.438.7421, Attn: Brandy O'Grady
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

This position is represented by the Policeman's Benevolent Labor Committee.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Contact Information Brandy O'Grady
Human Resources
[email protected]
Departmental Homepage http://police.illinoisstate.edu/
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Resume/C.V.
Cover Letter
Reference List
Optional Applicant Documents Certification of Retirement Annuity (required for SURS annuitants only)
Transcript 1
Transcript 2
License 1
License 2
Civil Service Test 3086-Police Officer
Physical Requirements: Ability to walk/stand during patrolling duty

Ability to wear utility belt weighing up to 15 pounds as part of official uniform

Ability to lift, carry, and push/pull up to maximum physical ability during emergency situations

Ability to bend, crouch, kneel and reach overhead

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
Quicklink www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77176




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Posted: 4/13/2019
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