Police Officer III (Certified)-Please read the following job description and the requirements carefully. Failure to provide all required documents at the time of the application process will result in the automatic dismissal from the applicant pool.
Provides aid and safeguards all members of the University community, students, faculty, and staff working and living in the area. Performs routine vehicular, bicycle and foot patrols; investigates criminal activity; enforces traffic and parking regulations; conducts a variety of crime prevention activities to protect life and property; prevents disorder; apprehends and assists in the prosecution of criminals; responds to emergencies; and enforces laws and ordinances. Serves as a resource and trains non-certified and less experienced Police Officers.
Safely operate department equipment on patrol; make periodic interior and exterior premise checks of University grounds to determine existence of unusual or hazardous conditions; take appropriate action when such condition is detected; assist with investigations of suspicious persons, places or things; and assist Certified Police Officers to respond when observing a situation requiring police action and/or request assignment of other Certified Police Officers.
Obey lawful orders of superiors; perform appropriate tasks and duties assigned by supervisor or Shift
Supervisor; promptly answer radio calls; and promptly respond to assigned calls for police service.
Prepare clear, accurate, and complete reports and document activities both verbally and in writing.
Review and record necessary and pertinent information at roll call; be properly groomed and maintain equipment and uniform in neat, orderly manner; and inspect assigned vehicle or bicycle for proper equipment and/or damage prior to leaving for patrol.
Assist with accident and criminal investigations; protect accident or crime scenes; help aid the injured; help control traffic and/or the public; collect and preserve evidence; observe interviews of witnesses and suspects; help determine the cause of accident; prepare accurate reports and/or diagrams; and observe issuance of citations and arrests.
Support Certified Police Officers to: identify, pursue, apprehend, and assist in the prosecution of persons who violate federal, state and local laws, statutes and ordinances; subdue resisting individuals; search arrested persons; administer specialized tests to determine illegal drug or alcohol consumption; seize contraband; transport arrested persons to police facility; make warrant inquiries; fingerprint suspects; and appear and testify in court as a witness or an arresting officer.
Observe issuance of traffic and parking citations for motor vehicle violations; assist motorists with disabled vehicles; request emergency assistance when needed; remove debris to eliminate traffic hazards; and push vehicles when necessary.
Help evacuate persons from dangerous areas, secure buildings or areas, and assist other University departments or governmental agencies in disaster or emergency situations.
Attend and successfully complete assigned continuing education and training programs, and qualify with lethal and non-lethal weapons as required by department procedures and/or needs.
Attend and successfully complete Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers' Training & Standards Board.
Establish rapport and enhance communication with members of the University Community to create a better understanding of University Police functions, purpose, and goals within the community, to determine community needs, and to assist in resolution of community social problems.
Ability to properly operate and maintain tools and equipment related to law enforcement required. Working knowledge of Illinois Criminal Statutes, Illinois vehicle code, local ordinances, University rules and regulations, and civil law related to police work required.
Ability to learn and correctly apply University Police Department rules, regulations, general orders, policies, practices, and procedures required.
Ability to become thoroughly knowledgeable of geographic area and boundaries served by the University Police Department required.
Ability to effectively deal with a variety of unpleasant circumstances and unusual human conduct associated with and/or arising from emergency situations including, but not limited to, physical trauma, mental and/or physical stress, panic, etc. required.
Ability to work independently or as a team member and make sound decisions with minimal direction and under stressful circumstances required.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing required.
Ability to complete mathematical calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages required. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and enforcement officials, general public, and members of the University Community required.
Ability to run, walk, stand for long periods of time, climb, stoop, and lift and carry equipment and injured or deceased persons or animals required.
Strenuous physical exertion is sometimes required in providing services under emergency, adverse, unpleasant, or unusual conditions in all weather conditions, and at all hours of the day or night required.
Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception to make quick and accurate observations including: distant binocular and visual acuity of at least 20/40 with or without corrective lenses, peripheral vision of at least 140 degrees, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber required.
Hearing sufficient to understand speech and to detect alarms, telephone and other communication devices. Must not have an average hearing loss greater than 40 decibels (dB) at 500 - 2000 Hertz (Hz) with or without a hearing aid required.
Ability to mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during times of conflicts and emergencies required.
Ability to safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations required.
Ability to use desktop computer (IBM compatible), pager, two-way radio, firearms, handcuffs and other law enforcement equipment, breathalyzer machine, radar equipment, fingerprint equipment, camera, copy machine, and telephone required.
Experience, Education or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college required.
Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law
Enforcement Officers' Training & Standards Board for Full Time Police officers OR equivalent training, as determined by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officersâ™ Training and Standards Board, in another state required. (For candidates with equivalent training and certification from a state other than Illinois, successful completion of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Boardâ™s firearms training, Law for Illinois Police course, and equivalency exam within six months of the date of hire required.)
Certified as a full-time Illinois Law Enforcement Officer required. If currently not employed as a Law Enforcement Officer, time out of employment as a law enforcement officer must be less than 3 years.
Candidates certified as Law Enforcement Officers in other states are eligible to apply if the following conditions are/can be met:
(1) Candidates must have successfully completed a basic law enforcement training course at a POST certified academy with a curriculum deemed equivalent to the Illinois Law Enforcement Basic Training Course, which is currently 560 hours in length.
(2) Candidates must have successfully completed a probationary period of at least 6 months while employed full-time with a law enforcement agency in the state where they were trained.
(3) Candidates must not have had a substantial break in service prior to application.
(4) Candidates will be required to attend and pass a State Mandatory Firearms Training course and an Illinois Law for Police Officers course. Upon completion of these requirements, candidates must pass a 200-question State equivalency exam, in one allowed attempt.
(5) Failure to complete the above courses and the equivalency exam would constitute a lack of required job qualification and would make the candidate ineligible for employment (or continued employment) as a POIII, certified officer, with the University of Chicago Police Department.
Ability to successfully complete The University of Chicago in-house training required.
Ability to successfully complete a background investigation, medical examinations, psychological test, drug screens and physical fitness tests required.
Valid driver's license that grants reciprocity in the State of Illinois or be eligible to obtain one and do so within 60 days of appointment required and three years of driving experience.
First Aid and CPR certifications required.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood
High stress environment
Operate vehicles/drive motorized equipment
Outdoor weather exposure
Requires use of personal protective equipment
Ability to be aware of safety hazards and take appropriate precautions
Ability to communicate in writing
Ability to communicate orally
Ability to comprehend technical documents
Ability to condense complicated issues to simple summaries that can be understood by a variety of constituents
Ability to create and deliver presentations
Ability to develop and manage interpersonal relationships
Ability to exercise absolute discretion regarding confidential matters
Ability to follow written and/or verbal instructions
Ability to give directions
Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion
Ability to handle stressful situations
Ability to learn and develop skills
Ability to maintain a high level of alertness
Ability to pay attention to detail
Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
Ability to react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during conflicts and emergencies Ability to read
Ability to train or teach others
Ability to work effectively and collegially with little supervision or as member of a team Ability to work with frequent interruptions
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
Active listening skills
Critical thinking skills
Decision making skills
Problem solving skills
Quantitative and analytical skills
Time management skills
Ability to bend, crouch, or stoop
Ability to lift or carry loads of 50 to 99 lbs
Ability to push/pull objects of 100 lbs or more
Ability to perform strenuous physical exertion at times
Ability to sit for 4 hours or more
Ability to use computers extensively for 4 hours or more
Ability to operate a vehicle safely
Ability to operate equipment necessary to perform job
Ability to run
Ability to stand for 4 hours or more
Ability to travel to various off-campus locations
Ability to travel to various on-campus locations
Ability to safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations
Ability to Use Standard Work Station Equipment
Ability to Use Standard Office Equipment
Unofficial college transcripts (Please notes you must upload a copy of your unofficial transcripts to your application to be considered for this position)
Must provide evidence of current Illinois Peace Officer certification within the last three years
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
$31.84 (per Local 185 CBA)
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