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Police Patrolman

City of Ottawa

Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Ottawa
Attn: Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
301 W. Madison Street
Ottawa, IL 61350

Phone Number:

  • 815-433-0161 ext. 110

Fax Number:

  • 815-313-8170

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 01/12/21
  • @ 4:30 PM

Salary:

  • $57,943.59

    Benefits:

    • Paid vacations
    • Hospital insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Dental plan
    • Opportunities for advancement
    • Opportunity to further your education
    • Twelve hour shifts, rebid yearly

Sworn Officers:

  • 34

Population:

  • 18,600

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, City of Ottawa, IL is accepting applications to establish a Police Patrolman Register.

Applicants must: 

  • Be 21 years of age and under 35 years of age as of January 12, 2021.
  • Be in excellent physical health and be of good moral character.
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a high school diploma from an accredited institution or equivalent. The Board reserves the right to determine the sufficiency of the high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • CANDIDATES MUST HAVE A VALID POWER CARD (issued in previous 12 months) ISSUED BY JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (JJC) AT TIME POSITION IS OFFERED. CANDIDATES MUST CONTACT JJC AT 815-280-2674 TO SCHEDULE THE POWER TEST OR WWW.JJC.EDU/POWERTESTING. COST OF TESTING IS AT CANDIDATE'S EXPENSE. 

Probationary period for Patrol Officer is 12 months.

Twelve weeks away from home while attending Basic Law Enforcement Training (required to graduate and receive certificate from State of Illinois).

After being appointed, and within 15 months, residency must be maintained within twenty (20) miles of the Ottawa, Illinois corporate limits.

Application packets may be picked up at:

Ottawa City Hall

301 W. Madison Street

Ottawa, IL

OR

Can be downloaded at:

http://www.cityofottawa.org

Application packets must be returned to the address shown below no later than 4:30 p.m. on or before Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in a sealed envelope with completed label below taped to the outside of the envelope. No applications will be accepted after this date.

Ottawa City Hall

ATTN: Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

301 West Madison Street

Ottawa, Illinois 61350

The Board will begin the testing process with a MANDATORY orientation immediately preceding the written exam on:

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Promptly at 5:30 p.m.

IVCC Ottawa Center

321 West Main Street

Ottawa, Illinois

FAILURE TO ATTEND THIS ORIENTATION WILL PREVENT PROCEDING FURTHER IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

The written test will be administered at:

IVCC Ottawa Center

321 West Main Street

Ottawa, Illinois

January 19, 2021

immediately following the orientation

Candidates that receive a score of 70% or greater will be scheduled for an oral interview on January 30, 2021.

Ottawa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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