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Police Officer (Entry Level)

City of Evanston

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Evanston
2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 06/03/24
  • @ 4:00 PM (CST)

Salary:

  • $83,566.08 - $125,351.20 ($40.176- 60.265/hour), based on 2080 Regular Hours

    Benefits:

    • Education Incentive: $2,000/annually for a Bachelor's Degree
    • Uniform Allowance: $1,000/annually + $800 towards a replacement ballistic vest
    • Department issued firearm (may retain upon retirement)
    • Fitness Incentive: $500/annually
    • Court Pay: paid at 1.5 times hourly rate or a 4-hour minimum (whichever is greater)
    • Opportunities for Off-Duty Details: 3-hour minimum & $50/hour
    • Numerous Departmental overtime opportunities at 1.5 times rate of pay
    • Opportunity for departmental training travel compensation included
    • Longevity Incentive Pay: 3% - 5.5% of salary, based on years of service
    • Additional Compensation for certified Field Training Officers and Evidence Technicians
    • 10 Paid Holidays
    • 5 Holidays paid at 1.5 times the officer's hourly rate
    • 3 Floating Holidays per year
    • Compensatory Accrual: Compensatory Time (Overtime hours earned): May bank up to 500 hours (amount over 500 hours is paid out annually at the current rate of pay)
    • Vacation: 2 - 5 weeks earned per year, depending on years of service with the department. Can accrue up to a maximum of 2 years of vacation time
    • Sick Leave: accrual rate of 1 day per month; Maximum accrual of 225 days; Can be paid out annually into a 457 or check (per CBA contract)
    • 457
    • Roth-IRA
    • PEHP/RHS plans available for enrollment
    • Health Insurance
    • Flex Spending Accounts
    • Dental and Vision Insurance
    • No residency or geographical boundary requirement

    Current Union Contracted Bargaining Agreement

Sworn:

  • 154

Population:

  • 75,570

Position Details

Mandatory Processes:

  • Passing score on the Written Exam to be administered online between Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 9:00 AM and Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 4:00 PM
  • Passing score on the Subjective Component consisting of a Structured Oral Interview and Writing Assessment (dates to be determined)
  • Successfully passing: a complete background investigation, polygraph, and psychological assessment
  • Certification by the Evanston Public Safety Civil Service Commission

Police Officer Minimum Requirements: 

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • No felony or misdemeanor convictions in accordance with 50 ILCS 705/6.1
  • Valid State issued driver's license and a safe driving record
  • Must be between 21 and 35 years of age at the time of employment, unless exempt by State statute (no age limitation with previous employment as full-time police officer or not older than 45 years of age with eligible prior active duty military service)
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent -AND- completion of 60 college credit hours
  • Must possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Test card issued within the past 12 months of June 17, 2024. NOTE: The City of Evanston will accept any certification (card or letter) which says that the applicant passed a POWER Test from any vendor taken before June 17, 2024 but no earlier than June 18, 2023. These can include POWER cards issued by NIPSTA, Joliet Junior College, or Triton College or equivalent. It must be a "POWER Test" and not some other type of physical ability test. The POWER card must be submitted by noon on Monday, June 17, 2024
  • Valid Firearm Owner Identification card or the ability to obtain one

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Resident of Evanston, Illinois at the time of application
  • One or more years of active duty service and honorable discharge from the US Armed Forces
  • Current employment as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer and having passed current agency's probationary period (lateral salary is $90,531 - $97,495 based on experience)
  • Certification as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board or reciprocal State training board; and/or
  • Experience as a Lifeguard for the Evanston Fire Department (2023 or later)

Required Documents (to be submitted at time of application): 

  • COPY of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (acceptable documentation may include a valid U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, permanent resident alien card, or naturalization papers)
  • COPY of your valid driver's license (if your license was renewed with a sticker, copies of the front AND back are required)
  • COPY of your social security card
  • COPY of high school diploma or GED certificate (acceptable documentation may include copy of high school diploma, high school transcript with graduation date, dated GED, college transcript showing high school and high school graduation date, or signed letter on high school letterhead)
  • COPY of official college/university transcripts indicating completion of at least 60 college credit hours from an accredited college or university. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted!!
  • COPY of valid P.O.W.E.R. Test card issued within the past 12 months of June 17, 2024

Preferred Required Documents:

  • COPY of Military Discharge Form DD-214 (if applicable)
  • COPY of current driver's license or State ID showing residence in Evanston, IL
  • COPY of certification as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board or reciprocal state training board
  • Proof of current employment as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer
  • Proof of work as a Lifeguard for the Evanston Fire Department (2023 or later)

Applicants must submit all supporting documents online by 4:00 PM (CST) on Monday, June 3, 2024.

To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website:

https://applytoserve.com/Application.aspx?ID=635

For more information about the Evanston Police Department, please visit the City's website at:

https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/departments/police

The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.



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