Community Service Officer (Part-Time)

Village of River Forest

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of River Forest
400 Park Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305

Phone Number:

  • 708-366-8500

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/23/21

Salary:

  • $21.00/hour

    Approximately 20 – 25 hours per week based on need. Must specify availability when applying.

Sworn Officers:

  • 29

Population:

  • 11,172

Position Details

Position Opening

Part-Time Community Service Officer 

Join the Village of River Forest Police Department as a Part-Time Community Service Officer (CSO).

The Police Department is one of the most visible Village departments and works to keep the River Forest community safe and oversees the enforcement of laws and ordinances.

The CSO is a uniformed, non-sworn member of the Police Department that handles many non-emergency, non-life threatening calls for service. The Part-Time CSO interacts heavily with the public and performs police-related duties that do not require the services if a sworn officer such as traffic control, enforcement of local ordinances, investigation of private property traffic accidents, and responding to non-criminal service calls.

Routine duties include:

  • Assignments of animal complaints, which include apprehending and transporting wild animals
  • Parking enforcement
  • Providing relief to school crossing guards
  • Assisting the Crime Prevention/Community Relations Unit in administrative tasks and material distribution 

This position requires an individual who communicates effectively, demonstrates a command of Village regulations, attention to detail, integrity, a dedication to providing outstanding customer service, sound independent judgment and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team environment.

This position also requires the ability to work traffic control in all weather conditions, communicate over a police radio, and utilize a computer, including becoming proficient in applicable software utilized as part of daily duties.

Minimum Education, Experience & Training:

  • High school degree or GED certificate required; 30 hours of coursework at an accredited College/University in police science, fire science or a public safety related field is preferred.
  • Two (2) years of related work experience (i.e. prior law enforcement, fire service and/or animal control experience) preferred.

Position Information:

Must be available Monday – Friday. The hours of work will most often be approximately 5pm – 10pm. Hours may vary and include day, afternoon/evening, and midnight hours. May be needed for occasional weekend and holiday work.

Successful candidate must:

  • Hold a valid Illinois driver’s license and Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card
  • Be able to pass a post offer physical and drug screen and a background check 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to the application portal at:

www.vrf.us/careers

Application Deadline:

10/23/21

The Village of River Forest is an equality opportunity employer.



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