Police Officer - Entry Level & Lateral Transfer

Homewood Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Homewood Police Department
17950 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60430

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Ongoing

Salary:

  • $79,486 - $104,889

    • Currently (as of 5/1/2023)
      • Starting Pay:
        • Entry Level: $79,486 (Step A) + 11 paid holidays ($3,363)
        • Lateral: $87,144 (Step C) + 11 paid holidays ($3,687)
      • Top Pay: $104,889 (Step G) + 11 paid holidays ($4,438)
    • As of 5/1/2024
      • Starting Pay:
        • Entry Level: $81,871 (Step A) + 11 paid holidays ($3,464)
        • Lateral: $89,758 (Step C) + 11 paid holidays ($3,797)
      • Top Pay: $108,035 (Step G) + 11 paid holidays ($4,571) 

    Benefits:

    • NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT
    • All required uniform items purchased by department for the first year (excluding firearm)
    • $1,000 annual uniform allowance after 1 year of employment
    • Paid vacation days after 6 months of employment
    • Paid sick time
    • Health Insurance (80% of premium paid by Village)
    • Life Insurance
    • Illinois Pension Fund (article 3)
    • Additional benefits listed in application packet

    SIGNING BONUS FOR CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS:

    • A $20,000 signing bonus for applicants who are currently certified in the State of Illinois or another state.
    • Out of State certified applicants must successfully complete the Entry Level application process and be eligible to receive a waiver from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB).
    • Bonus will be paid in four $5,000 installments
      • Upon successful completion of the Field Training Program
      • Upon successful completion of probation
      • 12 months after completion of probation
      • 24 months after completion of probation

Sworn:

  • 41

Population:

  • 19,323

Position Details

NOW HIRING ENTRY LEVEL AND LATERAL TRANSFER POLICE OFFICERS.

POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY LEVEL:

  • Applications must be received by the Homewood Police Department no later than Tuesday, May 28 2024, at 9 AM
  • Eligible applicants will complete an online written examination and must be available with computer and internet access for 2 hours between 12:00 AM on June 8, 2024 and 11:59 PM on June 9, 2024

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications & requirements at the time of application:

  • Applicants for examination must be citizens of the United States and/or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and who produces evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States. In addition, an individual who is not a citizen but is legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law or is an individual against whom immigration action has been deferred by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process is authorized to apply for the position of police officer, subject to (i) all requirements and limitations, other that citizenship, to which other applicants are subject and (ii) the individual being authorized under federal law to obtain, carry, or purchase or otherwise possess a firearm.
  • Applications shall be filed upon blank forms furnished by the Board, and applicants must comply with the requirements of said form in every respect. The application must be filed with the Board prior to the application deadline established by the Board.
  • Applicants must be of good moral character, of temperate habits, of sound health and must be physically able to perform the duties of the position applied for. The burden of establishing these facts rests upon the applicant.
  • A false statement knowingly made by a person in an application for examination, connivance in any false statement made in any certificate which may accompany such application or complicity in any fraud regarding the same, shall be regarded as good cause for exclusion from the examination.
  • Applicants shall be at least 21years of age and under 35 years of age at such time as they take the initial written examination, unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6. Proof of birth date shall be required at time of application.
  • Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Proof of education requirements shall be required at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must have a valid FOID card or be legally capable of obtaining a valid FOID card upon hire.
  • Applicants must submit a copy of an Illinois POWER (Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report) test card issued no earlier than 1 year prior to the written examination date with their application.  The cost of completing this test is the responsibility of the applicant.  A POWER test card can be secured at one of the following locations:

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Written Examination
  • Oral Interview
  • Initial Eligibility List Established
  • Submission of claims for Preference Points
  • Final Eligibility List Established
  • Background Investigation
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
  • Post-Offer Examinations (polygraph, psychological assessment & medical examination/drug screen) 

POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications & requirements at the time of application:

  • Applicants must be currently certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
  • Applicants must be currently working as a FULL-TIME Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Illinois and have a minimum of two (2) years of FULL-TIME service with their current employer.
  • Applicants must consent to the release of their entire personnel file from all prior employers and must disclose all adverse personnel matters, including any disciplinary, last chance or similar agreements, letters of reprimand and sealed files.
  • Applicants for examination must be citizens of the United States and/or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and who produces evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States. In addition, an individual who is not a citizen but is legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law or is an individual against whom immigration action has been deferred by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process is authorized to apply for the position of police officer, subject to (i) all requirements and limitations, other that citizenship, to which other applicants are subject and (ii) the individual being authorized under federal law to obtain, carry, or purchase or otherwise possess a firearm.
  • Applications shall be filed upon blank forms furnished by the Board, and applicants must comply with the requirements of said form in every respect. The application must be filed with the Board prior to the application deadline established by the Board.
  • Applicants must be of good moral character, of temperate habits, of sound health and must be physically able to perform the duties of the position applied for. The burden of establishing these facts rests upon the applicant.
  • A false statement knowingly made by a person in an application for examination, connivance in any false statement made in any certificate which may accompany such application or complicity in any fraud regarding the same, shall be regarded as good cause for exclusion from the examination.
  • Applicants shall be at least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age at such time as they take the initial written examination, unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6. Proof of birth date shall be required at time of application.
  • Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Proof of education requirements shall be required at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must have a valid FOID card or be legally capable of obtaining a valid FOID card upon hire. 

SELECTION PROCESS:

(There is no guarantee of an interview or further consideration for candidates submitting an application)

  • Review of application material
  • Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Post-Offer Examinations (polygraph, psychological assessment & medical examination/drug screen) 

Download Application Packet At:

https://www.village.homewood.il.us/how-do-i/apply-for/employment

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