Police Officer

Northern Illinois University

JOB LINK: https://employment.niu.edu/postings

Posting Detail Information
Position # 00035429
Position Title Police Officer
Working Position Title Police Officer
Posting Type Civil Service
FTE 1.00
Representation Union
Primary Function
The position of Police Officer is a responsible professional public safety position with full executive law enforcement authority. Individuals working in this capacity protect the safety and security of persons, property, equipment and facilities, and protect and preserve individual civil rights in and around Northern Illinois University controlled lands. Police personnel enforce all applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations and University policies and procedures. Police officers maintain the public peace and order and assist in facilitating the adjudication of infractions of the University judicial Code and State or Federal Criminal or Civil Code violations.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
Preventing death or injury and protecting property while preserving the public peace, order and tranquility through the use of sophisticated technologies, aggressive mobile and foot patrols, covert and overt surveillance initiatives and the employment of appropriate investigative strategies.
Police officers are, at a minimum, required to be certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and maintain such certification throughout the term of their employment. Police personnel may be required to obtain advanced EMT certifications as may be necessary to meet the needs of the agency.
Police officers in their capacity as EMT’s are required to render effective medical assistance within their level of certification and expertise as may be necessary to ensure the health and wellbeing of anyone requiring such assistance.
The fair and impartial enforcement of State criminal, traffic and motor vehicle laws, and adopted edicts from the University Board of Trustees through a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Illinois State Statutes and the University’s policies, procedures, rules and regulations and how they should be applied.
Collecting information relative to civil and criminal investigations, preparing cases for and providing testimony in court and preparing detailed reports on assigned complaints and communicating the outcomes in formal judicial and informal non-judicial settings effectively, both orally and in writing.
Directing motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic, conducting motor vehicle accident investigations, preparing required state motor vehicle accident reports and maintaining complete accurate, articulate accident investigation documents.
Engaging in regular foot and mobile patrol activities, responding to alarms, handling emergency complaints, serving warrants as required, engaging in self-initiated police activities and transporting prisoners.
Operating and maintaining department equipment in accordance with agency policy and procedures including but not limited to: emergency vehicles, RADAR, LIDAR or other speed measuring devices, breath/alcohol analyzers, mobile computing systems, automated defibrillators and office machines.
Performing building security and parking regulation enforcement.
Promote exceptional relationships with the university community.
Police officers may be required to operate communications equipment while
temporarily functioning as a telecommunicator observing all of the policies and procedures pertaining to that position and caring for and maintaining the equipment in their control.

Police officers assist other jurisdictions upon request in non-emergency or emergency circumstances as provided for in the parent agency policies.
Performing other related duties as may be required by supervisory or command personnel.
Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
Police officers must possess a comprehensive understanding of the State of Illinois Criminal Code, Illinois Vehicle Code and the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the university. They must have a basic understanding of the human anatomy and current life supporting interventions and practices. Police officers are required to have a thorough knowledge and understanding of how to engage in effective mediation, facilitation, negotiation and de-escalation activities. Every officer must have the cognitive capacity to read, understand, interpret and apply the appropriate legal texts and academic documents that provide the information necessary to develop the knowledge and skills mentioned above.

Education and Experience Preferred
None

Working Hours varies according to shift
Hiring rate/range $25.90/hr
Posting Date 09/10/2018
Closing Date 10/07/2018
Priority Review Date
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including the employment dates and duties for all positions held.
Once your complete application is submitted, it will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this classification.
Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application status.
All qualified candidates will be scheduled to take a State Universities Civil Service Examination. At the time of all testing, you will be required to present a photo ID. NOTE: If you have previously tested for this classification and you wish to rewrite the examination to improve your score, please contact the Civil Service Testing Office at 815-753-6033 or 815-753-6034 by 10/07/18.
Documentation such as driver’s licenses and/or DD214 MUST be presented at the time of the written knowledge examination in order to receive the maximum eligible points.
This classification is considered Security Sensitive. Employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation, drug/alcohol screening and a pre-employment medical history. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation and drug/alcohol and medical results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Physical Fitness Testing will take place on October 24, 2018.

Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R.) cards, from NIPSTA, Joliet Junior College or Triton College, issued on April 24, 2018 or later will be accepted in lieu of Physical Fitness Testing. Copies of P.O.W.E.R. cards must be received no later than October 19, 2018. They can be attached to your application (under Certifications/Licensure), faxed to (815) 753-2335 or dropped off in person (1515 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb).

Link to Department Homepage http://www.niu.edu/PublicSafety/
Physical Demands
Police officers may be required to exert themselves with no prior notification. In emergency circumstances an officer may be required to run up several flights of stairs and then provide emergency medical attention to include CPR for an extended period of time. An officer may have to get on his or her knees, bend over a person and provide effective chest compressions for up to ten (10) minutes without relief. The officer must be able to perform both at exceptional physical and cognitive levels. He or she must be able to assess the situation and make appropriate decisions regarding the use of available resources and appropriate responses. Officers may also be required to chase an on-foot-fleeing suspect for several hundred meters and then engage in unassisted hand-to-hand combat for two (2) to three (3) minutes. Offenders can range in weight from ninety (90) pounds to in excess of two hundred fifty (250) pounds or more. These encounters can be life threatening and require the officer be able to protect him or herself until assistance can arrive. Police officers must be able to think clearly in a crisis. They must have sufficient intellectual capacity to remain in control while managing stressful circumstances. Police officers are required to undertake foot patrol activities, which may entail up to sixteen (16) hours with limited breaks in the activity. They may have to stand while directing traffic for several hours or stand for several hours while performing security functions. Patrol officers may be required to sit for several hours in a patrol vehicle or a classroom with limited ability to stretch or reposition themselves. Police officers work in a variety of conditions. They may have to walk patrols in sub-zero conditions or temperatures above 90 degrees. They often wear protective clothing that exacerbates body temperatures in extreme heat. Police personnel may be confined to a patrol vehicle for extended periods or have to remain in a classroom for up to eight (8) hours per day. Police personnel may be required to enter areas filled with smoke or other toxins. They may be required to enter tight places or areas that have low light conditions. Officers often work at night, during weekends, on holidays and are subject to shift-work. The job of a police officer is unpredictable. He or she may be required to engage in extremely stressful and strenuous activities on a moment’s notice. While many of the activities listed above will not occur on a regular basis an officer must be prepared to undertake them at any given time. An officer must not suffer any physical or mental condition that could impair his or her ability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position or that would compromise his or her safety or endanger another. Police officers may be exposed to loud noises as a result of the use of firearms or other circumstances where excessive noise may exist. They must have good hearing and not suffer a deficit that is not correctable that may compromise their safety or that of another. Police personnel must have good vision. They must not suffer any visual deficit that is not correctable that could interfere with their ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position or jeopardize their safety or that of another. There are minimum standards established by the State for a police officer. These standards are reasonable basic fitness measures for determining an officer’s ability to engage in regular police activities. There are four standards:

Sit and Reach:
Age 21-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69
Male 16.0 15.0 13.8 12.8 11.8
Female 18.8 17.8 16.8 16.3

Bench Press:
Age 21-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69
Male 98% 87% 79% 70% 62% of Body weight
Female 58% 52% 49% 43% of Body Weight

Sit-ups:
Age 21-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69
Male 37 34 28 23 19
Female 31 24 19 13

1.5 Mile Run:
Age 21-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69
Male 13:46 14:31 15:24 16:21 17:18
Female 16:21 16:52 17:53 18:44

EEO Statement
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Is Background Check Required Yes
Visa Policy
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation
NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) at 815-753-8399.

Clery Act Information
N.I.U. provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at www.safety.niu.edu/clery or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at www.niu.edu/clery/fire_report.pdf or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

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