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Police Officer - Lateral Transfer

City of Burbank

Police & Fire Commission

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Burbank
Attn: Police & Fire Commission
6530 W. 79th Street
Burbank, IL 60459

Phone:

  • 708-924-7300

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • Wages, Pension & Seniority: Effective 1/1/2022, Probationary Patrol Officers will be paid $74,139.99

    As of June 2021, the Burbank Police Department Pension is funded at 90%

    Not included in salary:

    • Annual uniform check
    • Academic achievement check

Sworn:

  • 53

Population:

  • 28,095

Position Details

City of Burbank, Illinois

Police Officer – Lateral Transfer

The City of Burbank is now accepting applications for the immediate hire of Lateral Transfer Police Officers.

Candidates should under general supervision, be able to perform general police patrol duties, including but not limited to:

  • Basic accident investigations
  • Traffic control and enforcement
  • Initial investigations into criminal and non-criminal activity and related functions involving the safety and protection of life and property
  • Promote crime prevention strategies
  • Apprehend criminals
  • Enforce Federal, State and Local Statutes/Ordinances

Lateral Entry Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of employment as a sworn law enforcement officer or honorably discharged from the United States military with 60 hours of college from an accredited college/university.
  • Be currently certified as a full-time law enforcement officer.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must possess a valid Firearms Owners Identification Card (FOID).
  • Be a United States Citizen or a Naturalized Citizen.
  • Be able to operate designated city vehicles.
  • Have no convictions for DUI and no loss of license as a result of a moving violation within the past 36 months at the time of application.
  • Have no felony convictions.
  • Have no convictions for serious misdemeanors involving moral turpitude as defined in 65 ILCS/10-2.1-6. 

Applicants who meet the above qualifications must:

  • Complete and submit an application.
  • Participate in an interview/assessment process conducted by a joint committee.
  • Furnish job experience documentation.
  • Provide a law enforcement certification that has been issued or accepted by the Illinois Training and Standards Board. Include any and all state of Illinois certified courses. (ie., NEMRT, TRI-RIVER, ILESTB, etc.)
  • Current departmental stats, including awards, commendations, etc.
  • Current resume (encouraged, but not required).

Examination Process:

The examinations of lateral entry candidates shall be job-related and practical in character and relate to those matters which will fairly test the capacity of the persons examined to discharge the duties of the position. Candidates are required to provide a resume and copies of training and certification documentation for scoring purposes.

Candidates will also be scored on:

  • Cognitive abilities
  • Personal appearance
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Attitude towards police work
  • Police related knowledge 

The initial examination of candidates will include:

  • Oral interview(s)
  • Background investigation
  • Polygraph exam 

Candidates receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass the following:

  • Psychological exam
  • Medical exam, including drug screening 

Eligibility List:

Accepted candidates shall be placed on a new or current lateral entry eligibility list in alphabetical order, from which the City’s Police and Fire Commission may select at their discretion to fill vacancies depending on qualifications and experience. Acceptable candidates will remain on lateral entry eligibility list for a period of up to two years.

Applications:

Lateral applications will be accepted on an on-going basis.

Starting Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:00 AM, applications may be obtained at:

Burbank Police Department

5650 W. 75th Place

Burbank, IL 60459

OR

Burbank City Hall

6530 W. 79th Street

Burbank, IL 60459

OR

On the City of Burbank Website:

www.burbankil.gov

OR

Download:

LATERAL POLICE OFFICER APPLICATION

Completed applications must be submitted with:

  • Photocopy of applicant's current state issued driver's license
  • Firearms Owners Identification Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Certificate of high school diploma 
  • All current police/security certifications that the applicant has attained
  • If applicant possesses college degree, certificate of college diploma and/or sealed transcripts may be included, as well (sealed transcripts may be furnished by oral interview date).  

Applications to be considered must be returned with all supporting documentation to:

Burbank Police Department front desk

5650 W. 75th Place

Burbank, IL 60459

Please ensure that applications are placed in a sealed envelope, attention: "Police & Fire Commission" and contain accurate contact information (phone numbers, email addresses, residential addresses, etc.).

An Equal Opportunity Employer: All City of Burbank applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, sexual orientation, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.



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