Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides rewarding compensation, an excellent benefit package and career growth opportunities?
If so, Lake County Government is the place for you.
Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment.
Lake County is seeking an individual who performs assigned responsibilities to the Marine Unit Division.
Duties include rendering service to the general public, protecting life and all property in the County.
- Performs duties of physical or mental nature in the process of apprehension or during the arrest of violators of criminal or civil law.
- Investigates known criminals, complaints, and enforces County, State, and Local boating regulations and Patrols jurisdictional waters under all traffic and weather conditions.
- Patrols and remains in the assigned geographical area (district) during assigned shift.
- Operates a marked police boat in the company of another deputy and enforces criminal and motorboat laws, arrests persons suspected of violating ordinances and statutes, including use of physical force as necessary to subdue suspects
- Investigates and prepares written reports on accidents, crimes, suspicious conditions and responds to complaints.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS ABILITIES AND EDUCATION REQUIRED:
- Knowledge of principles and practices of law enforcement and police science, as practiced in the State of Illinois.
- Knowledge of State laws and local ordinances which govern the County of Lake.
- Knowledge of how and when to apply the enforcement of laws or the apprehension of criminals.
- Ability to quickly assess situations and to use sound judgment in defusing potentially dangerous human interaction problems.
- Ability to handle stressful, potentially violent situations and individuals in a firm, professional and deliberative manner.
- Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks and to demonstrate good physical and psychological fitness ability in the safe and effective use of firearms, motor vehicles and other specialized equipment.
- Ability to operate a watercraft (boat) in a safe and effective manner according to established policies and procedures.
- To perform this job successfully, the candidate must currently be a State of Illinois Certified Police Officer and must possess a current Driver’s License.
EDUCATION and/or OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Individual must have a completion of a standard high school program or GED.
- Individual must currently possess a State of Illinois Certification as a police officer and a valid driver’s license and complete a certified boating course.
- Completion of a swim test (3rd class – Navy).
- Completion of a County-sponsored physical, to include a possible stress test.
- Must work at least 6 shifts per month during the Marine Unit Season.
- This minimally totals 36 hours per month.
- Ability to swim and complete a 3rd Class Navy Swim Test. Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!
To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit Sheriff's Office. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action, visit our website to view videos.
Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.
Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).