Police Officer

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Position Details

Position TypeCivil ServiceClassification TitlePolice OfficerPosition's Functional TitlePolice OfficerPosition Start Date05/01/2020Position End Date (if temporary)Position Summary

Governors State University seeks to fill the position of Campus Police Officer for the Department of Public Safety team. As part of an assigned team, campus Police Officers provide campus safety, security, and law enforcement services to the University community. Campus Police Officers provide a wide range of services, including both traditional and non-traditional police services. Officers are required to participate in crime prevention and community-oriented public safety programming. The successful candidate must project a positive image. Campus Police Officers enforce University regulations, local ordinances, and state laws. Officers are first responders to incidents, accidents, and other emergency situations and is responsible for conducting initial and follow-up investigations into significant and criminal incidents. Campus Police Officers will work under the direction of a police supervisor. Overtime hours is anticipated. This is an entry level, sworn campus police position.

The Starting Monthly Salary: $3,851.47

Minimum Qualifications


(See “Special Instructions to Applicants” section below)

1. High school graduation or equivalent.

2. Possession of a valid Driver’s License (A
copy of both sides of the valid Driver’s
License must be submitted with
application materials by the closing date, for further consideration of this

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. Eligibility for bonding, if required by the employing institution.

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. Must be at least 21 years of age as of the closing date of this posting.

7. Must pass a criminal background check.

Note: Applicants 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.

Preferred Qualifications

1.Associate or Bachelor’s degree in any field.

2.Criminal Code and procedures of this state.

3.Knowledge of communication skills, oral and written, in order to interact effectively with people from various races, religions and social standings.

4.Aware of the role that the Police Officer plays in campus security and in support of the accomplishment of University goals and objectives.

5.Familiar with limitations and scope of authority of campus Police Officers.

6.Has a history of providing excellent customer service.

7.Excellent communicative skills.

8.Successfully complete a background investigation.

Posting Date10/16/2020Closing Date10/21/2020Open Until FilledNoPosting NumberCS0394PType of SearchExternalQuicklink for Postinghttp://employment.govst.edu/postings/4990Employee IDDepartmentSpecial Instructions to Applicants


For consideration, applicants are required to attach the following:

1: Documentation confirming High School completion or equivalent (use “Transcripts” or “Other” to attach document).

2: Current Driver’s License.

3: Online Application – Must be fully completed, include all dates of employment, employment status (full-time or if part-time, include percentages), job duties and responsibilities (full details).

4: Cover Letter

5: Resume

6: A list of three Professional References

This vacancy involves an Electronic Exam, Integrity Test, Structured Oral Interview, and Fitness Exam. The Fitness exam can be waived if one of the following evaluations are completed within 6 months or less prior to the Police Officer Examination process:

1) The Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R. Test) .

2) Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) from Joliet Junior College or Triton College.

(Applicants should attach documentation for each of these in the “Other” section).

Please see The State University Civil Services Systems (SUCSS) website for additional details regarding the examination at www.sucss.illinois.gov.

Illinois residency required within 180 days of the hire date.

Veterans may be eligible to receive additional points on a passing final examination score. To determine eligibility, submit one of the following documents to the Department of Human Resources:
1: Department of Defense – DD214/DD215
2: National Guard – NGB22 Form
3: Discharge Orders
4: Reserves – DD256 Discharge Certificate

**Note: Must be received by the closing date of this posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a High school graduate or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid Driver's License?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you at least 21 years old?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you obtained the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board police officer certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess an F.O.I.D. card?
    • Yes
    • No
Required DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References
  4. High School Diploma or GED
  5. Valid Driver's License
Optional Documents
  1. Veteran’s Preference Points Documentation
  2. Transcripts
  3. Certification/Professional License
  4. Other
  5. Other2
  6. Other3
  7. Other4
  8. Other5




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Posted: 10/17/2020
Application Due: 10/24/2020
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