Commander, Operations

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Position Title:

Commander, Operations


Campus Police


Administrative Services



FLSA Classification:


Union/Non Union:

Non Union

Full Time / Part Time? :

Full Time

Salary Range - Minimum:

$72,918 annually

Hours per week:

40 hours per week

Temporary? :


Posting Date:


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment background check

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

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Joliet Junior College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please email [email protected] or call (815) 280-6725.

Advertising Summary:

Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, JJC’s dedication to student learning, community prosperity, and personal growth has influenced generations of students and community partners. Our six campuses and extension centers ensure accessibility and empower 30,000 students annually to improve their lives through the power of education.

Our commitment to our mission drives the change and innovation necessary to meet the evolving needs of our students, employees, and community. Our continued success is drawn from talented, diverse, and committed employees whose knowledge and passion for education create a thriving culture both in and out of the classroom.

JJC supports an inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone can learn, grow, and perform at their best. We invite you to apply your skills and experience in a way that supports excellence and rewards your contributions. Join our family and make JJC your first choice!

The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings
Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)
Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

  • Federal holidays

  • Vacation

  • Personal

  • Sick

Link to Human Resources website:

Job Details:

STATUS:Full Time
DEPARTMENT:Campus Police
DIVISION:Administrative Services
REPORTS TO:Chief of Police
PLACEMENT: Professional Grade S12
MINIMUM PAY RATE:$72,918 annually

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Position Summary :

The primary mission of the Operations Commander is to assist the Chief in the management, operation, supervision and direction of the department, and in fulfilling the departmental requirement of providing a safe teaching, working, and learning environment on campus. In addition to regular police duties, the Operations Commander shall direct and manage the department in the absence of the Chief. As examples without limitations, the Commander shall have the following typical duties and responsibilities:

1.Perform all duties of a Police Officer.
2.Supervise, assign, direct, evaluate, and discipline all subordinates as required.
3.Act as a liaison between police personnel and the Chief; transmit all orders and directives of the Chief
4.Examine/review police crime/incident reports daily for completeness and conformity with department rules and regulations, the Clery Act, FERPA, or other compliance standards, and make revisions/corrections as needed.
5.May serve as the shift commander for certain shifts.
6.Manage daily operations of the department.
7.Develop departmental operational policies and procedures.
8.Ensure College compliance with all required state and federal reporting requirements.
9.Assist the Chief in the selection of new departmental employees.
10.Develop and supervise training for new employees.
11.Assists with the preparation and administration of the police department budget and has signature authority in the absence of the Chief.
12.Promote the Department’s vision, mission and goals to others and actively participate in achieving and maintaining them.
13.Work closely and cooperatively with local county, state law enforcement agencies and officials to maintain a positive cooperative working relationship.
14.Serve as the Incident Commander at all scenes while on duty, delegate as appropriate; provide oversight and guidance to supervisors and staff.
15.Oversee special projects and administration of payroll within the department and other administrative functions.
16.Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.Associates degree with 10 years law enforcement experience or 15 years law enforcement experience with a condition of employment of successful completion of an Associate’s degree within 24 months from date of hire.
2.Ten (10) years of experience as a certified police officer.
3.5 years leadership and supervisory experience.
4.Possess a valid driver’s license.
5.Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
6.Proficient knowledge of criminal laws, rules, and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act Experience in an institution of higher learning.
7.Demonstrated ability to interact favorably with a diverse college community. Strong human relations skills.
8.Favorable completion of background investigation.
9.Completion of all training as required by the Mandatory Training Act.
10.Must be certified as a Peace Officer by the ILETSB.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration or other appropriate discipline.
2.Supervisory experience within Joliet Junior College Police Department
3.Graduation from a law enforcement leadership program such as the FBI National Academy, the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University, Southern Police Institute, or comparable leadership program.
4.Law enforcement experience in a higher education environment.

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Compliance Announcement:


Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in “on campus” student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website :

If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses.

This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time