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Police Patrol Officer

Joliet, Illinois

 

 

Joliet Junior College Police Department

1215 Houbolt Road

Joliet, IL 60431

Phone: 815-280-2748  

Fax: 815-729-9502

E-mail: mcorneli@jjc.edu 
Website: www.jjc.edu

 

Starting Salary: $42,162 - $43,826

Population: 14,000 commuter students &

300 resident students 

Sworn Officers: 11 

Application Deadline: 2/2/09

 

 

 

POLICE PATROL OFFICER

#PF004POLCH

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The Campus Police officer will be responsible for a variety of duties.  An officer must have an understanding and accept the philosophy of Campus Community Oriented Policing, and discharge their duties within that context.  Meet and maintain all department firearm and OC spray qualification standards and requirements. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College police officers contract.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Interact positively with members of the community on a daily basis. Identify potential problem areas.

  2. Assist the Crime Prevention officer in program development and public delivery; act as a liaison for the department.

  3. Patrol the campus on foot and/or by motor vehicle; assist pedestrians or motorists in need of assistance. 

  4. Enforce traffic laws, state statutes and College policies; conduct traffic investigations on campus including vehicular traffic enforcement.

  5. Identify and report/correct potential safety hazards; unlock/secure appropriate buildings/rooms and facilities.

  6. Assist with the training of new officers.

  7. Conduct preliminary and follow up criminal investigations and make arrests when necessary.

  8. Monitor traffic/parking conditions and provide appropriate direction and/or enforcement as needed.

  9. Testify in court and assist local agencies as required.

  10. Perform other service/security/police related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

Education/Experience Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent required. 

  2. Must be 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen at time of hire.

  3. Valid Driver's License and the ability to operate all of the equipment in a police vehicle.

  4. Complete State of Illinois Police Officer Certification program within six months of hire.

  5. Complete State Certified Firearms Training for Police Officers prior to being armed.

  6. Demonstrated ability to positively interact with a diverse college community. Strong human relations, oral and written communication skills. 

  7. Bi-lingual proficiency desirable.

  8. Ability to develop and implement problem solving techniques

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

 

Candidates MUST pass -

  • department administered written exam, oral interview and POWER test;

  • thorough personal and criminal background check.

  • department scheduled psychological exam to determine fitness to perform assigned duties as an armed police officer.

  • department scheduled medical exam, including vision and drug screen, to determine fitness to perform assigned duties as an armed police officer.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

  • As required by department needs.

  • Probationary period - one year from date of hire or one year from completion of mandatory training and certification.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must have physical ability to assist with the rescue of sick/injured persons on campus.

  • Must be able to maintain a constant foot patrol and make physical arrests when necessary.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Duties are performed indoors/outdoors in inclement weather for extended periods of time.

 

EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED:

  • Tools, materials and equipment are those of the Campus Police Department environment.

 

SALARY RANGE:

 

Minimum Pay during Probationary period: $42,162

 

Minimum Pay rate after probation $43,826

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

All applications and inquiries should be directed to:

 

Human Resources Center

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE

 

 

 

 

 


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