Police Officer

Governors State University -

JOB LINK: https://employment.govst.edu/postings/3822

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 is anticipated. This is an entry level, sworn campus police position.

Base Monthly Salary: $3,851.47

Minimum Qualifications
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 September 30,
2018, 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 (September 30, 2018).

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. Certified state Police Officer.

2. Previous sworn police experience.

3. Sworn police experience in a higher education environment.

4. Well versed in provisions of the Illinois
Criminal Code and procedures of this state.

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

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

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

8. Has a history of providing excellent customer service.

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

Posting Date 09/01/2018 Closing Date 09/30/2018 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants
An attached copy of both sides of your valid Driver’s License must be submitted with application materials by September 30, 2018, for further consideration of this vacancy.

Applicants must be able to successfully pass a computerized knowledge exam, physical fitness test and oral board examination. We will accept the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R. Test) from the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA), Joliet Junior College or Triton College, issued within 6 months of the beginning of the State Universities Civil Service System Police Officer examination process.

General information regarding the State Universities Civil Service System Police Officer examination process may be viewed online at http://www.sucss.illinois.gov/testprep/police.aspx?osm=c30m.

Additional assessments, such as an extensive criminal background investigation, medical evaluation, drug screening, a psychological evaluation may be assessed.

Passing the exam and being on the eligibility list is not an offer or guarantee of employment.

If you are a Veteran, you may be eligible to receive Veteran’s Preference Points on a passing examination score, by attaching proof of eligibility, such as a copy of your DD214/DD215 form (Department of Defense), NGB22 form (National Guard), or DD256 Discharge Certificate (Reserves) by September 30, 2018.

Please provide a list of three professional references with current contact information.



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