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Community Service Officer

Tinley Park, Illinois



Village of Tinley Park

16250 South Oak Park Avenue

Tinley Park, IL 60477

Phone: 708-444-5000  

Fax: 708-444-5094




Starting Salary: $19.60/hour

Population: 56,703

Sworn Officers: 63

Application Deadline: 7/12/13




Community Service Officer  - Crime Free Housing



The Village of Tinley Park has one position available for Community Service Officer (“CSO”) – Crime Free Housing. This position reports directly to the Patrol Division Administrative Sergeant.


The CSO – Crime Free Housing is responsible for the inspection, education, training and coordination of all matters involving the Village’s Crime Free Multi-Housing Program including multi-unit, rental housing as well as assisting with other Crime Prevention programs.  This CSO may represent the Police Department on a board, task force or committee and may provide support to the Mayor, Chief of Police, Village Manager and/or Village Board in implementing public information strategies, public meetings and special events related to this position.  Additionally, this employee acts as an information resource to the general public and may interface with the media to include executing conferences, along with news release and speech preparation.



Minimum Requirements:

  • Any combination of training, education and/or experience equivalent to an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Relations, Communications or related field;

  • Considerable (3-5 years) experience in progressively responsible public relations and public contact work; including experience or training in public speaking;

  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License;

  • Must successfully complete a criminal background investigation with no felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years;

  • Must possess the ability to read and write the English language.

  • Additionally: for CSO Crime Free Housing, good (1-3) years of experience in dealing with landlord- tenant issues (CSO Crime Free Housing); and

  • Bilingual speaking skills are highly desirable.


Starting Hourly Rate:


$19.60 and is based on 35 hour work week



Residency Requirement:


Successful candidate must reside within the Village of Tinley Park within one year of date of appointment.



Please complete and submit a Village of Tinley Park Application for Employment by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2013 to: 


Village of Tinley Park

Human Resources Department – Office of Risk Management

16250 S. Oak Park Avenue

Tinley Park, Illinois  60477








The Village of Tinley Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer











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