Lateral Patrol Officer A-2

Village of Tinley Park

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Tinley Park
16250 S. Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • Starting: $38.31/hour

    Range: $38.31 - $52.71/hour

Sworn:

  • 76

Population:

  • 55,971

Position Details

Position Summary:

An employee in this class is responsible for the enforcement of village and all applicable federal, state, county and municipal laws on an assigned shift. Work may include routine patrol, investigation, and traffic control duties in a car or on foot. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the shift sergeant, but the employee must exercise independent judgment in the field within the guidelines of established policies. An element of personal danger is involved. The employee is required to work in all weather conditions, including adverse or hazardous. Police work requires officers to be able to work shifts that provide 24-hour protection to the community. The employee should be physically able to spend long hours driving/patrolling in a squad car. Superiors review work through reports and personal inspection.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Patrol the village to prevent crime, preserve public order and uphold the Constitution.
  • Respond to citizen calls for service, complaints of crimes, fires, accidents, and other safety issues.
  • Conduct investigations, gather evidence, obtain witnesses, and document same.
  • Serve summonses, subpoenas, and other legal papers.
  • Resolve problems that may be of a non-criminal nature.
  • Interview persons with complaints, and inquire and make proper disposition or direct them to proper authorities.
  • Testify in court.
  • Perform related work as required. 

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Good knowledge of the practices and procedures in modern police work.
  • Good knowledge of the Constitution, state statutes, and village ordinances.
  • Good knowledge of the geography of the Village of Tinley Park and environs.
  • Ability to deal courteously but firmly with the general public.
  • Ability to develop skill in the use of firearms.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding moral character and integrity. 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee will be required to secure persons using physical strength and agility.

Desired Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a college/university.
  • Associate's degree in law enforcement or 60 credit hours with an emphasis in law enforcement.
  • Graduation from high school and be a certified Illinois police officer.
  • An existing part-time Patrol Officer with the Village of Tinley Park pursuant to Section 33.20 of the Village of Tinley Park Code who has been a reserve Patrol officer with the Village for a minimum of four years, prior to the test date and also has met the minimum training requirements for full-time Patrol officers established by the State of Illinois.
  • Possession of a valid Illinois motor vehicle operator's license. 

To Apply:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tinleypark/jobs/4349758/patrol-officer-a-2-lateral-hire?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs



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