Police Officer

Agency: Illinois State University Police Department

Location: Normal IL

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Request/Posting Number        0709154  

Job Class #                                 003086  

Type of Position                         Civil Service  

(For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week)     100%  


Department                                 University Police Department - 09240000  

General Summary                     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.  

Additional Information:              


Required 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. 


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 conflicts.) 
8. Knowledge of areas such as (but not limited to) psychology and customer service 
9. Defensive Techniques (Ability to develop and maintain skill in the use of firearms and other defensive techniques (armed and unarmed).) 
10. Vehicle Operation (Ability to operate a vehicle in a safe manner during normal as well as stressful and emergency circumstances.) 
11. Computer Skills (Ability to use computer hardware and software (such as charting, data base, and word processing software).) 
12. Ability to develop and maintain working knowledge of University community geography. 
13. Ability to enforce laws, ordinances, rules and regulations with tact, impartiality, and firmness. 
14. Ability to mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during time of conflict and emergencies. 

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.  


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Desired Qualifications:

1. PTI experience preferred. 
2. Previous police experience. 
3. Bachelor's degree.  


Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees       Valid driver's license  


Hiring Rate/Range                    $26.29 per hour  


Work Hours                                 To be determined  

Proposed Starting Date:           June 2017  


Closing date                               04-23-2017