Lateral Police Officer

Village of Steger

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Steger
3320 Lewis Street
Steger, IL 60475

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • Starting: $70,262 - $75,587

    To include:

    • PPO/HMO medical plans
    • Dental and vision
    • Vacation
    • Sick
    • Personal days
    • 10 paid holidays

    Full-Time officers are represented by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and all Lateral hires will receive a benefits package along with raises consistent with the pay schedule per the Collective Bargaining Contractual agreement.

    The Collective Bargaining provides that an officer appointed from the Lateral Transfer List by the Steger Fire and Police Commission will be paid pursuant to Appendix A Wage Schedule at the level of pay that is consistent with the officer’s completed years of service with his/her current employer, not to exceed the 3rd year pay level.

    An officer appointed:

    • Will start with no seniority regardless of years of previous service at another department.
    • Will start with no longevity regardless of the years of previous service for another department.
    • All Lateral hires will have a one (1) year probationary period.

Sworn:

  • 15 Full-Time

Population:

  • 9,000

Position Details

Lateral Police Officer Hiring Process

Steger Police Department

Steger, Illinois

The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the Village of Steger, Illinois is accepting applications for the lateral position of police officer with the Steger Police Department.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Steger:

  • Successfully completed State of Illinois Law Enforcement Certification from the Illinois Training and Standards Board as a law enforcement officer in good standing (part time certification does not meet this requirement);
  • Applicants shall be employed for a minimum of two consecutive years with their current agency within the State as a full-time sworn Municipal Officer, Illinois State Trooper or County Sheriff’s Deputy, AND they must have completed their probationary period;
  • Currently in good standing with the police department in which the person serves or is laid-off from due to budgetary restraints with that agency;
  • Possess the knowledge, skills, abilities, and level of experience required pursuant to the call for the qualified lateral transfer applicants;
  • Shall be under the age of 35 years. The age limitation is subject to the exception set forth in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6(a) regarding veterans who served on active military duty and 65 ILCS 5/10-2.16(d) regarding any policeman previously employed in any municipality, any person who has served as an auxiliary police officer under Section 3.1-30-30 for at least 5 years and is under 4 years of age, any person who has served as a deputy under Section 3-6008 of the Counties Code, or any person who has served as a sworn officer as a member of the Illinois State Police; 
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident;
  • No felony convictions (Note: a misdemeanor or serious traffic offense may also disqualify applicants from further consideration); and
  • Valid state-issued driver's license

Interested applicants will participate in a hiring process consisting of:

  • Completion of an employment application and related documents.
  • A pre-screening of the applicants by the Board for accuracy and completeness.
  • An oral interview by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.
  • Post-offer examinations approved by the Board which include:
    • polygraph
    • psychological exam 
    • medical exam

Applications are available at:

www.villageofsteger.org

OR

At:

Steger Village Hall

3320 Lewis Street

Steger, IL 60475

Oral interviews will be scheduled as applications are received.

The Steger Board of Fire and Police Commissioners considers application for all positions.

The Village of Steger is an equal opportunity employer in all aspects of personnel policies, programs, benefits, practices and operations. All applicants will receive equal consideration regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other category protected by law.



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