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Will County, Illinois



Will County Sheriff's Office

2402 E. Laraway Road

Joliet, IL 60433

Phone: 815-774-6325

Fax: 815-727-0992




Starting Salary: $36,836


Application Deadline: 4/20/14




Will County Sheriff's Office

Telecommunicator Eligibility List



SUNDAY, APRIL 20TH, 2014 AT 11:59 P.M.



The Will County Sheriff's Office is compiling an eligibility list for the position of Telecommunicator. There are currently no open positions, but in the event of a telecommunicator position becoming available, the Sheriff's Office will select a candidate from this eligibility list. To be able to apply for the position, if one becomes available, you will need to have successfully completed the testing procedure.



Possible Exemption:


A possible exemption is available for telecommunicators with a minimum of 2 years experience with a law enforcement agency and are in good standing.



Applicants must meet the following

minimum requirements:

  • Minimum age requirement of 18 years old

  • You must possess a valid driver's license

  • You must possess a High School Diploma / GED

  • Resident of Will County (within one year of being hired)

  • Able to effectively communicate in English (both written and oral)

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Successful completion of a data entry test

  • Full range of hearing in both ears

  • Able to differentiate between colors and shades of color


About the Job:

  • This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement represented by AFSCME Council 31, Local 1028

  • The starting annualized salary is $36,836.

  • Rotating shifts/days off

  • Paid Vacation; Holidays; Sick Leave; Personal Days

  • Group insurance (including Medical, Dental, Vision & Life)

  • Voluntary benefits

  • Participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (pension plan)


Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for answering and processing emergency 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls for police service via a computer-aided dispatch system

  • Transmit and receive messages between County police units and other law enforcement agencies

  • Monitor public safety alarm system(s)

  • The position performs entries and queries into local, state, and Federal databases. A high level of confidentiality with regard to information entered and obtained is essential

  • Other related duties as assigned

  • Regular, predictable and punctual attendance


Physical and Mental Abilities:

  • The position requires the ability to multi-task while handling stressful emergency situations in a calm and professional manner

  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is required to sit/stand for an extended period of time, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear and have manual dexterity

  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to twenty (20) pounds


The Hiring / Testing Process Will Consist Of ....

  • Successful completion of a keyboarding/data entry test no later than April 25th, 2014

  • Applicants are to contact The Reserves (staffing agency) located at 2724 Caton Farm Road, Joliet, TX: 815- 556-8275.

  • The Reserves is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • The cost of this test is $25.00 (cash or check) and is the applicant's responsibility.

  • All applicants must pass the keyboarding / data entry test requirements to proceed to the next level of testing.

  • Only the applicants who have obtained the result of Intermediate or above on the keyboarding / data entry test will be considered to continue through the hiring / testing process.

  • A copy of the results of the keyboarding/data entry test must accompany a completed WCSO Civilian Job Application and be received by April 30th, 2014

  • Job Application can be found at

  • This information is to be delivered to Chief Deputy J. McDowell ( of the Will County Sheriff’s Office Enforcement Unit, at 2402 East Laraway Road, Joliet, Illinois, 60433 (in-person or via e-mail).

  • Written examination

  • Psychological examination

** Each testing phase is dependent upon passing the one prior



This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.


Successful candidates will be subject to a background investigation, polygraph test, oral interview, physical examination, and drug screening. Once hired, the candidate will complete a 26 week training cycle across all three ( 3 ) shifts.



The pre-employment selection test will be held on:


Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 5:00 pm


Joliet Junior College

Room D-2001

1215 Houbolt Road

Joliet, IL 60431-8938


You must bring a current, valid driver's license, no traffic tickets or state ID's will be accepted. Without your driver's license, you will not be allowed to participate in the test. Registration will begin at 5:00 pm. The test takes approximately 4 hours, and will begin after a short orientation. If you arrive after 5:30 pm, you will not be allowed inside the testing area. Please allow yourself sufficient time to travel to this area, and locate the testing facility.


You are allowed to bring one (1) bottle of water with you inside the testing area.













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