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Community Service Officer/Telecommunicator

Vernon Hills, Illinois


Vernon Hills Police Department

754 Lakeview Parkway

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Phone: 847-362-4449

Fax: 847-367-3734    



Salary: $44,267 - $59,894

Population: 25,000 

Sworn Officers: 42

Application Deadline: 1/11/13




The Village of Vernon Hills - Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Community Service Officer/Telecommunicator.





The work of this position will include the duties associated with performing as a relief Telecommunicator in a 911 Center, in which computer-aided dispatch service, radio dispatching, and customer service will be performed.  Duties will also include quasi law enforcement and general support activities for the Police Department, including responsibility for the enforcement of Village ordinances and State Laws in designated areas; such as nuisance and animal control, signage, vehicle and parking regulations and the investigation of minor traffic crashes, as well as general public service.


Duties are performed under the general supervision of a Communications Supervisor or Police Sergeant. This position will include shift work, including weekends, holidays, and overnight shifts.




  1. Graduation from high school or GED.

  2. Valid driverís license with the ability to operate motor vehicles reasonably and safely under routine and emergency conditions.

  3. Ability to observe analytically and objectively, analyze situations quickly, determine and take prompt, effective action.

  4. Accurate typing ability including a familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel programs.

  5. Passage of a pre-employment physical examination and drug test (at the Village's expense).

  6. Successful completion of a twelve-month probationary period.




The salary range for the position is $44,267 - $59,894 with excellent benefits.


Appointment is normally at Step 1, however, candidates with qualified Telecommunications experience may be eligible to start at a higher step (depending on experience).





Application forms may be obtained from:


Vernon Hills Police Department

740 Lakeview Parkway

Vernon Hills, IL 60061




Village website:



Applications must be fully complete including sufficient detail to determine if an application meets the specific requirements.



Submit application to the attention of:


Andi Nevin


At the above address




E-mail to:


by January 11, 2013



Position remains open until filled.















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