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Police Officer

Northeastern Illinois University

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Contact Information

Address:

Northeastern Illinois University
5555 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 11/29/22

Salary:

  • $28.75 - $34.35/hour

    Hours: 8-hour shifts, based on Departmental needs

Population:

  • 10,000

Position Details

2 OPEN POSITIONS AVAILABLE! 

In this role you will:

Under regular supervision, provides basic police services in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of Northeastern Illinois University and the Northeastern Illinois University Police department, in compliance with all governing federal and state laws.

To be successful in this role, qualified applicants will have: 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AS OUTLINED IN THE CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER.

  1. High school graduation or equivalent
  2. Possession of a valid driver's license
  3. No record of conviction of a felony or misdemeanors as identified in the Illinois Police Training Act (50 ILCS 705 et seq.), or a crime involving moral turpitude
  4. Eligibility for bonding, if required by the employing institution
  5. Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board, if required by the employing institution. All recruit law enforcement officers who successfully complete this course after September 1, 1984 are required to successfully pass the Law Enforcement Officers' Certification Examination. (Applicants lacking such training at time of appointment will be required to complete such requirement during, and as a part of, their probationary period of employment in this class.)
  6. At least 21 years of age upon employment. (This requirement may be further defined by local recruitment, examination, and employment policies, provided age requirements have been met with regard to all other applicable state and federal regulations in this respect.) 

NOTE: Persons who have not successfully completed the mandated firearm training course, as approved and recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board, must complete the course during their probationary period. Police officers are not authorized to carry a service weapon until successfully completing such training.

This position accepts lateral transfers.

In this position you will:

  • Patrol
    • Foot and vehicular patrol of buildings, grounds, parking lots, off campus facilities and city streets in the vicinity of the campus.
    • General assistance to faculty, staff, students, visitors, and members of the neighboring community
    • Conduct initial and follow up investigations of crimes and events.
    • Protect Crime Scene and Collect Evidence and Information.
    • Enforcing Traffic Laws and Conducting Traffic Investigations.
  • Reporting and other Documentation o Completes all necessary reports in a timely manner.
  • Conduct Interviews and Interrogations/ Conduct Search and Seizure.
  • Arrest and detain persons, physical force to control persons and transport persons in custody
  • Services to the university community and emergency assistance
  • Performs administrative duties and other duties as assigned

NOTE:

This position requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. Incumbent will have direct contact with all members of the University and campus visitors. Will prepare written investigative reports, give oral statements in court and at University Hearings. This position requires long periods of standing and walking. Many tasks are performed outside in cold, hot and inclement weather. Few tasks require heavy lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying heavy loads. Flexibility is important because of the need to enter and exit vehicles frequently, inspect exteriors of buildings, climb over and around obstacles and to be able to quickly move out of the way of dangerous situations. Mental alertness is important because of the need to make good judgments and decisions concerning subtle cues of impending danger and to discover inconsistencies in witnesses' or suspects testimonies. Therefore, the incumbent must maintain a physical and mental state of fitness and readiness that will enable them to handle, (with minimal force and often without assistance) recurrent contacts and involvements with dangerous and potentially dangerous people, animals and equipment.

To Apply:

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University, you must submit the following:

  • Employment Application (Original initials and signatures are required for each position applied. Electronic initials and signatures are not acceptable.)
  • Affirmative Action Form
  • Statement of Annuitant Status Form
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Official Transcript(s)

If you have any questions, please email us at:

CS-Employment@neiu.edu

For general information please visit the State of Illinois University Civil Service website at:

http://www.sucss.illinois.gov/updates.aspx

NEIU Employment Services reserves the right not to consider any application on the basis of incomplete information/documents, delay in submission, and disqualifications under the rules of State Universities Civil Service System. Employment Services, however, assures that your application will be duly reviewed on the basis of the classification(s) in which you qualify and, accordingly, will inform you of their decision.

Application Deadline:

A current application, affirmative action form, statement of annuitant status form, official transcript(s), resume and cover letter must be submitted by 11/29/2022.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.



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