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Police Officer

Norridge, Illinois

 

 

Village of Norridge

4000 N. Olcott Avenue

Norridge, IL 60706

Phone: 708-453-0800

Fax: 708-453-9335

Website: www.villageofnorridge.com

 

Salary: See Below

 

Application Available: 11/1/04

 

Application Deadline: 12/4/04

 

 

 

Notice is hereby given that the Norridge Board of Fire & Police Commissioners will be conducting examinations to establish an Eligibility List of Candidates for the Norridge Police Department according to the rules & Regulations of the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners, Village of Norridge, Illinois as adopted September 8, 1972 and revised September 13, 2000, effective October 27, 2000.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be an American Citizen

  • Must have a High School Diploma of graduation from a State accredited High School or a GED 

  • MINIMUM AGE of 21 years old at the time of the Orientation Program or applicant 20 years of age who has successfully completed 2 years of Law Enforcement studies at an accredited College or University

  • MAXIMUM AGE 35 years old unless the applicant meets one of the exceptions set forth in the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Act (see 65ILCS 5/10-2.1-6)

Application Packet must be picked up in person.  There is a non-refundable $25.00 processing fee either in cash, money order or certified check to be paid when picking up the application.  All questions in the application must be answered truthfully and completely without any omissions or applicant will be dropped from any consideration or removed from the job if having been appointed.

 

Application Packets include a complete "Fact Sheet" concerning the examination process, wages, benefits and testing schedule are available at:

 

Norridge Village Hall

4000 N. Olcott Avenue

Norridge, IL

 

commencing Monday, November 1, 2004 at 9:00 AM CST and must be returned, fully completed, to the Norridge Village Clerk by Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 12:00 PM CST.

 

Qualifying applicants will be notified, by mail, and must attend the Orientation Program with the written examination to follow.  Candidates who have passed the written examination will be notified to continue the examination process. 

 

The Preliminary Eligibility List will be established in rank order of the test results.  The passing grades are to be established by the Testing Organization hired to conduct the testing process.   The Examination Process will include:

Written 60%, Physical Ability - Pass/Fail, Oral 40%.  Applicant is subject to a thorough medical, visual, hearing, contagious diseases and illegal chemical use, including polygraph, background investigation, psychological and Final Oral Interview.

 

POLICE APPLICANT FACT SHEET - 2004

 

Below is an outline of the various items that you should know about the position of Police Officer with the Village of Norridge, Illinois.  Please read them carefully so that you will know what is expected and what you must accomplish.

 

The examinations are being held to establish an eligibility list of candidates for possible appointment to the Norridge Police Department.  These examinations will be conducted and the eligibility list will be established according to the rules and regulations of the Norridge Board of Fire & Police Commissioners.

 

An important step in the testing procedure is for you to fully complete the Police Application, and return it on or before the due date.  PLEASE PRINT.  All answers must be complete and truthful, without any willful or accidental omissions, otherwise you may be dropped from any further consideration.

 

Your valid driver's license is your identification, and must be presented at all examination sites, you will not be admitted without it.  Be sure to have it with you.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

 

Citizenship:

  • Applicant must be an American citizen

 

Age:

  • Must be 21 years of age or 20 years old with a completed 2 year Associate Degree in Law Enforcement and must be under 35 years of age by the date of the written examination, *Or as provided by law. 

  • Under the age of 40 years for Auxiliary Police Officer who has served 5 years with an Illinois Municipality. 

  • No age limitation for Certified Police Officer who has served an Illinois Municipality or Illinois Sheriff Department Patrol Officers as set forth in the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners Act (see 65ILCS 5/10-2.1-6).

 

Attributes:

  • Applicants must be of good moral character.

  • Have not been convicted of a felony.

  • Be in good physical condition to be able to perform the duties of a patrol officer. 

  • Applicant cannot be a conscientious objector.

 

Education:

  • Applicant must have completed four (4) years of high school and have Diploma of Graduation from a state accredited high school.

 

Driver's License:

  • Applicant must have a current and valid driver's license.

 

Training:

  • Candidates must attend and satisfactorily pass police academy training, and be certified as required by the Illinois Police Training Board. 

  • Candidates must satisfactorily serve and complete an 18 month Probationary Period which includes field training and be approved by the Norridge Chief of Police. 

  • Candidates must agree to a mandatory cost of Training Reimbursement Contract.

 

BENEFITS:

 

 

Salary:

  • Hourly rate. 

  • Annual salary shown below is based on 2080 hours worked per year. 

  • Overtime pay is based on hours worked over forty (40) hours per week.

First 12 Months ..........................$40,823.42

Months 13 thru 18 ......................$45,236.78

19 to 36 Months .........................$54,407.66

Fourth, Fifth Year .......................$56,904.82

Sixth, Seventh Year ....................$59,778.30

Seven year plus .........................$62,479.40

 

Vacation:

 

Paid after one full fiscal year.

One year:

 

One week

 

Two years:

 

Two weeks

 

Five years:

 

Three weeks

 

Ten years:

 

Four weeks

 

Fifteen years:

 

One additional day for each year over 15 years to a maximum of 25 days

 

Twenty years:

 

Five weeks

 

Holidays:

 

Nine paid holidays.

 

Sick Leave:

 

Twelve (12) days annually, cumulative to a

maximum of Seventy-Two (72) days

 

Uniforms:

 

Clothing allowance is paid twice a year, in May $225.00, and in November $225.00, for a total $450.00.  Department side-arm weapon is supplied.

 

Insurance:

 

Paid Medical and Dental Insurance

 

Attendance:

 

Perfect attendance incentives

 

Pension:

 

Norridge Police Pension Fund. 

20 years service, age 50, 50% of current salary.

 

Total Benefit Package Valued at $30,000.00/year

 

Education:

  • Reimbursement of tuition for approved advanced education program. 

  • In-service law enforcement training and refresher courses.

Representation by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police (MAP) Chapter 249.

 

 

HIRING AND TESTING PROCEDURE

 

STEP ONE:  HOW TO APPLY.

 

To obtain the application Package you must:

  1. The "Government Reporting Data Record" form (supplied) must be completed and turned in, at the time the police application is picked up.

  2. The preliminary application form (supplied) must be fully completed and turned in, at the time the police application is picked up.

  3. A $25.00 non-refundable fee, either in cash, money order, or certified check made out to the VILLAGE OF NORRIDGE must be submitted, at the time police application is picked up.

  4. The police application and all the included waivers, consent, physical fitness forms must be completed and submitted to the Village of Norridge Clerk, 4000 N. Olcott Avenue, Norridge, Illinois, on or before the posted closing, see attached schedule.

STEP TWO:  ORIENTATION AND WRITTEN EXAMINATION.

 

Only those applicants who have submitted their applications on or before the due date, and their applications are accepted and approved by the Norridge Board of Fire & Police Commissioners will be allowed to attend the Orientation Program.  A letter of admission will be sent by the Board, to each accepted applicant candidate, advising of the place, time and date of the Mandatory Orientation Program.  The Letter and your driver's license must be presented to gain admission.  Spouses and family are encouraged and welcome to attend with you.  BUT BE AWARE THAT ONLY THE CANDIDATE WILL BE ADMITTED TI THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION WHICH WILL FOLLOW, NO ONE ELSE WILL BE ADMITTED.  Please be prompt and allow enough time, as parking may be limited.  Doors will close promptly.

 

This program will explain what is expected of you, and what you can expect as a Norridge Police Officer.  The type of examinations and training will be described.  Suggestions will be offered on how to prepare yourself for the police academy "Power Test".  There will be personnel from the Norridge Police Department and the Testing Services to answer any questions you may have concerning the examinations, the job of police officer, the training received, or job benefits.  You are encouraged to ask questions, to familiarize yourself whether this job meets your expectations.

 

The written examination will be administered after the conclusion of the Orientation program.  Only those who attended the full Orientation Program will be allowed to take the Written Examination.  The Written Examination is Sixty percent (60%) of the total scores.  The minimum passing grade will be established by the testing service.

 

STEP THREE:  PHYSICAL ABILITIES TEST.

 

Please come dressed for physical activity, comfortable athletic shoes, etc.  This is a PASS/FAIL TEST, concerning the ability of the applicant to physically perform the simulated duties of a Norridge Police Officer.  Only those who attended the Orientation Program and have passed the Written Examination will receive a letter of admission from the Board, giving the place, date and time of the Physical Abilities Tests.  The Letter and your driver's license must be presented to gain admission.  Give yourself enough time to be prompt.  Those who pass will participate in the POWER TEST demonstration, so that they can familiarize themselves with the requirements of this test.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Passing the POWER TEST is a mandatory requirement for entrance into the Police Academy.  This test will be given prior to academy entrance, if you cannot complete or meet required minimum standards, you are out of a job.  Get and keep yourself in good physical condition.

 

STEP FOUR:  GROUP ORAL EXAMINATION.

 

Only those who have attended orientation, and passed the written and physical abilities test will receive a letter of admission from the Board, giving the place, date and time of the Group Oral Examination.  The letter and your driver's license must be presented to gain admission.  The score of this test is forty percent (40%) of the total scores.

 

STEP FIVE:  INITIAL ELIGIBILITY LIST.

 

The Initial Eligibility List of candidates will be established by combining the written and oral test scores.  A grade of Seventy percent (70%) or better is required to be placed on the Initial Eligibility List, in rank order of excellence.  Each candidate achieving the minimum combined score or better will receive a copy of the initial eligibility list and a letter advising the candidate that if he/she qualifies, they need to apply for veteran preference points, within ten (10) days of the effective date of the list.  Veteran preference points, as per Illinois Compiled State Statutes, an applicant who has served in the military, and has an honorable discharge may apply for a total of five (5) points, to improve their position on the Final Eligibility List.

 

STEP SIX:  FINAL ELIGIBILITY LIST.

 

A Final Eligibility List of Candidates will be created from the Initial Eligibility List after adding qualifying preference points and will remain in force for a period of Three (3) Years from the effective date it is established by the Norridge Board of Fire & Police Commissioners.  All appointments to the police department will be made from this list in rank order of excellence, until the list is depleted or expires.  Each candidate will receive a copy of the Final Eligibility List.  Also a letter from the Board, advising that final appointment to the police department will depend on successfully passing a Background Investigation, Polygraph Examination, Final Oral Interview, Psychological Examination, Visual Acuity Test, Drug Test, Thorough Medical Examination, as follows:

 

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:  Pass/Fail

POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION:  Pass/Fail

FINAL ORAL INTERVIEW:  Pass/Fail

PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION:  Pass/Fail

VISUAL ACUITY TESTS:  Pass/Fail.  20/100 correctable to 20/20.  Must meet standards as adopted by the Norridge Board of Fire & Police Commissioners.

HEARING EXAMINATION:  Pass/Fail.  Unimpaired binaural hearing, and no abnormal ear condition that will affect job performance as determined by a medical ear specialist.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION:  Pass/Fail

DRUG TEST:  Pass/Fail

 

NOTE:  The order of these examinations may be changed or rescheduled due to unforeseen time conflicts, at the Board's discretion. 

 

 

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