All applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and an unofficial college transcript or a copy of their college diploma as part of their application (Upload on the page titled âœMy Experienceâ in the âœResume/CV sectionâ). Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the POWER Test. Applicants who pass the POWER test will be invited to take the Written Exam. Invitations will include the specific date, location, and time. Successful Applicants that have an official college transcript on file will be invited to an in-person interview. If you have questions, please contact our Talent Acquisition team via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications for the position, do not comply with the hiring process, or who fail to submit an unofficial transcript will not be considered further for the position.
Participates in orientation training and successfully completes basic police academy training and passing the Law Enforcement Officers Certification Examination within the State of Illinois. Â Upon certification (completion of Illinois FullâTime Basic Police Academy or equivalent, and successfully passing the State Law Enforcement Certification examination).Performs assigned duties, under direction of experienced personnel, to gain knowledge and experience. 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 regulations; conducts a variety of crime prevention activities to protect life and property; prevents disorder; apprehends and assists in prosecution of criminals; responds to emergencies; and enforce laws and ordinances.Â
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.Â
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. Â
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.Â
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.Â
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.Â
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.Â
Help evacuate persons from dangerous areas, secure buildings or areas, and assist other University departments or governmental agencies in disaster or emergency situations.Â
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.Â
Attend and successfully complete Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers' Training & Standards Board.Â
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. Â
Demonstrated safe driving performance required.
Properly operate and maintain tools and equipment related to law enforcement required.
Develop a working knowledge of Illinois Criminal Statutes, Illinois vehicle code, local ordinances, University rules and regulations, and civil law related to police work required.
Learn and correctly apply University Police Department rules, regulations, general orders, policies, practices, and procedures required.
Thoroughly knowledgeable of geographic area and boundaries served by the University Police Department required.
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.
Work independently or as a team member and make sound decisions with minimal direction and under stressful circumstances required.
Effectively communicate verbally and in writing required.
Complete mathematical calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages required.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and enforcement officials, general public, and members of the University Community required.
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.
Mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during times of conflicts and emergencies required.
Safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations required.
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.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college required.
Licenses and Certifications:
Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers' Training & Standards Board within eighteen months of date of hire, or within twentyâfour months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required. Â
Attainment of Illinois Law Enforcement Certification within eighteen months of date of hire, or within twentyâfour months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required. Â
Successful completion of The University of Chicago inâhouse training within eighteen months of date of hire, or within twentyâfour months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required. Â
Successful completion of a background investigation, written and oral exams, medical examinations, psychological test, drug screens and physical fitness tests required. Â
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 with three (3) years of experience driving. Â
First Aid and CPR certifications within twelve months of date of hire, or within eighteen months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required.Â
Possession of a valid FOID Card or be eligible to obtain one and do so prior to completion of the background investigation.Â Â
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.
Mental Demand Requirements:Â
Aware of safety hazards and take appropriate precautions.
Communicate in writing.
Comprehend technical documents.
Condense complicated issues to simple summaries that can be understood by a variety of constituents.
Handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion.
Handle stressful situations.
Learn and develop skills.
Maintain a high level of alertness.
Pay attention to detail.
Perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
Prioritize work and meet deadlines.
React effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during conflicts and emergencies.
Reading and comprehension skills.
Train or teach others.
Work effectively and collegially with little supervision or as member of a team.
Work with frequent interruptions.
Work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Critical thinking skills.
Decision making skills.
Problem solving skills.
Quantitative and analytical skills.
Time management skills.
Physical Effort Requirements:
Bend, crouch, or stoop.
Lift or carry loads of 100 pounds or more.
Sit for 4 hours or more.
Stand for 4 hours or more.
Use computers extensively for 4 hours or more.
Operate a vehicle safely.
Operate equipment necessary to perform job.
Ability to run.
Travel to various offâcampus locations.
Travel to various onâcampus locations.
Safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations.
Use Standard Work Station Equipment.
Use Standard Office Equipment.
Pay Rate: $32.00 (per Local 185 CBA)
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