Lateral Police Officer-Village of Park Forest (IL)

The Village of Park Forest Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, is currently conducting a Lateral Police Officer Recruitment to establish a one year eligibility list.

The salaries quoted below are applicable to the 2021-2022 pay schedule in the current police union contract for Illinois Certified Police Officers.

12 months full-time experience – Step B $71,055
24 months full-time experience – Step C $77,083
36 months of full-time experience – Step D $81,680
48 months of full-time experience- Step E $$87,707
60 months or more of full-time experience- Step F $93,092

Out of state certified police officers with full-time experience as referenced above will start at the contract Probationary salary of $65,737, but upon successful completion of the State of Illinois certification process, their salary will be raised to the step equivalent to their experience as referenced above.

Medical, dental, life insurance, pension, tuition assistance, wellness program, ability to accrue compensatory time, vacation/personal day allotment, overtime details, high level of training, all uniforms and equipment provided, ability to submit for specialty assignments (such as the South Suburban Emergency Response Team, the South Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team, the ILEAS Mobile Field Force, K9 Unit, Investigations Division, and regional task forces).

Residency requirement
No village residency required.

US Citizenship requirement
No US citizenship requirement. Permanent legal resident is required.

Minimum Requirements (at the time of hire)
Be a high school graduate or equivalent
Be a permanent legal resident.
Be age 21-34 at the time of the application deadline unless previously employed as a police officer in any municipality, county, sheriff’s department, or the Illinois state police in which case the age requirement does not apply.
Deadlines and timeline
Application deadline is Jan. 27 at 5 p.m.
Interviews to be held the week of Feb. 14

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