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Police Officer

University/Agency: Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification: Police Officer
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Posting Duration: 9/18/2018 - 11/11/2018
Probation Period: 12 months

Job Description

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.

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES FOR POLICE OFFICER:

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 conflict

Salary

26.82

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Contact Information

University/Agency: Illinois State University
   Department/College: University Police Department
Contact: Brandy L. O'Grady
Phone Number:
Address:
Comments: 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, multiple choice exam and a written essay. All three of these exams will take place on the same date, Sunday, November 18, 2018. There will not be a make-up date.

Upon passing the multiple choice knowledge test 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. The Oral Boards are scheduled to begin on November 26, 2018. You will be provided with additional information prior to leaving testing on November 18th.

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.