Police Officer (Part-Time)

Forest Preserve District of Kane County

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Contact Information

Address:

Forest Preserve District of Kane County
1996 South Kirk Road
Suite 320
Geneva, IL 60134

Phone:

  • 630-208-8662

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled

Salary:

  • Starting: $28.05 - $31.90/hour


Position Details

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County's Public Safety Department is accepting applications for one (1) part-time Police Officer.

WORKSITE LOCATION:

HEADQUARTERS

FOX VALLEY ICE ARENA

GENEVA, ILLINOIS

APPROXIMATELY 60 MILES WEST OF CHICAGO

HOURS/SCHEDULE:

MINIMUM 24 HOURS/MONTH

(INCLUDES SHIFT WORK, EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS)

THE DISTRICT OFFERS FLEXIBIILITY TO ACCOMMODATE WORK SCHEDULES OF OFFICERS WITH CONCURRENT POSITIONS.

All candidates must apply on-line at:

https://www.applitrack.com/kaneforest/onlineapp/_application.aspx?starting=true

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, but regularly operating independently, serves as a peace officer and performs a wide variety of community-oriented police services and public assistance in alignment with the mission of the Forest Preserve District.  Work requires the ability to travel to and patrol a significant number of preserves, as needed within an assigned shift.  General supervision is provided by the Director of Public Safety and the Police Sergeant.

ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES and FUNCTIONS to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Works varying shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Works an assigned shift using independent judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
  • Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone, and responds to emergency radio calls.
  • Carries out duties in conformance with federal, state, county laws and ordinances.
  • Patrols assigned areas to provide a welcoming and safe environment within the preserves.
  • Investigates misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations and to otherwise serve and protect.
  • Arrests and constrains suspected law violators using reasonable and lawful methods.
  • Interrogates suspects, witnesses, and drivers, preserves evidence, investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents and takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene.
  • Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles as needed based on the situation.
  • Conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift.  
  • Seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects including developing leads and preparing for cases and providing testimony. 
  • Searches crime scenes.
  • Analyzes and evaluates evidence. 
  • Prepares a variety of reports and records in an accurate and timely manner
  • Practices the philosophy of community-oriented police work including assisting residents when necessary and appropriate and explaining laws and District ordinances to the public.
  • Coordinates activities and exchanges information with other officers, other District Divisions, and other law enforcement agencies as needed.
  • Maintains contact with Director of Public Safety and Sergeant to coordinate investigation activities. 
  • Provides mutual assistance during emergency situations.
  • Patrols forest preserve property by emergency equipped vehicle, on foot, bicycle, and/or by use of specialized vehicle (motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, etc.).
  • Provides first aid and CPR to injured preserve users and/or employees.
  • Establishes positive relationships with community and preserve users and assists preserve users by providing information and answering questions.
  • Maintains vehicles and equipment and reports any equipment failure or damage.
  • Attends and/or completes all required training such as firearm training and obtains and maintains required certifications and/or licenses. 
  • Open and closes preserve gates as needed.
  • Responds to emergency call-outs on a 24-hour, 7-days a week basis.
  • Works irregular hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois driver’s license free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet insurance carrier.
  • Attends professional conferences, workshops and seminars as appropriate within budget parameters and with Department Head approval.   
  • Obtains and maintains all required licenses and certifications and keeps up-to-date on professional trends and developments related to position accountabilities
  • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, the Employee Handbook, and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age: twenty-one
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must be a graduate of a State of Illinois basic recruit academy and meet requirements for Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board for Certified Police Officer or eligible to receive a waiver of training.
  • Must be legally able to work in the United States.
  • Must have experience as a sworn law enforcement officer.
  • Must hold a valid Firearm Owner’s ID.
  • Must participate in and successfully complete all stages of the testing process, which may include, but are not limited to:
    • Extensive background investigation
    • Credit check
    • Oral interview
    • Post offer psychological and drug test
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors, as defined by statute.

Contact:

Shelley Kouzes, Human Resources

1996 South Kirk Road, Suite 320

Geneva IL 60134

630-208-8662 

hrforest@kaneforest.com

www.kaneforest.com/careers

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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