Police Officer

City of Oak Forest

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Oak Forest
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Oak Forest, IL 60452

Phone:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 07/31/24
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $56,811

    After one year: $76,505

    Top Out: $108,662 after six years per the current union contract which runs through 2025

    Benefits:

    • SCHEDULE
      • Currently: 12-hour shifts
    • OVERTIME
      • Time and-one half (1-1/2 ) normal hourly rates of pay for all hours worked beyond normal shifts
      • Minimum of 2 hours paid for court time
    • COMPENSATORY TIME
      • Compensatory time may be accumulated in lieu of overtime at the rate of time and one-half
      • Maximum bank and carry-over of eighty (80) hours of overtime
    • HOLIDAYS
      • 10 paid holidays; 2 floating holidays
    • LONGEVITY PAY
      • All full-time officers are entitled to annual longevity pay from $500 - $4,000, depending on completed years of service.
    • EDUCATION INCENTIVE PAY
      • All full-time officers who have completed their probationary period are eligible for educational incentive pay
      • Incentive Payment Levels range from $180 - $2,000, depending on credit hours completed
      • Officers who receive longevity pay may not also receive educational incentive pay
    • VACATION TIME
      • Officers are eligible for paid vacation time after the completion of his/her probationary period with the city. Employees shall be entitled to vacation benefits up to 3 weeks after the completion of 5 years
      • After 5 years, employees receive 1 additional day for each 2 years of employment completed. For example, on the 7th anniversary date, an employee receives 1 additional day; on the 9th anniversary date, an employee receives one additional day, etc.
    • SICK LEAVE
      • Earned at the rate of one day per month to a maximum of 12 days a year
      • Unused sick days will be transferred into the Future Benefit Bank based on number of hours and dollar value
    • HEALTH, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE
      • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO and HMO options
      • 80% of premium paid by the city
      • PPO and HMO dental option
    • LIFE INSURANCE
      • The city shall provide life insurance coverage in the amount of $75,000 for each employee
      • Additional coverage available at the employee's expense
    • DEFERRED COMPENSATION
      • City maintains a 457 deferred compensation plan. Employees are eligible to receive a 50% city match of deferred compensation contributions, subject to a maximum annual city contribution of $500
    • HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT, FLEXIBLE SPENDING
      • The city provides an HRA account to full-time employees with $1,000 per fiscal year for the employee and or family to use for qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses
      • Employees have the option to elect an employee-funded FSA account
    • RETIREMENT HEALTH SAVINGS
      • Mandatory contribution of $37.50 per pay to a retirement healthcare funding plan
    • LINE OF DUTY DEATH
      • If an officer dies in the line of duty, the city shall pay for the cost of the funeral, up to $20,000
      • State, federal, and private sector benefits with specific criteria met
    • NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

Sworn:

  • 42

Population:

  • 28,000

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Oak Forest is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

Testing is being conducted for an Eligibility List for future hiring of additional officers.

The Oak Forest Police Department takes pride in keeping their community safe by providing professional and effective police services.  They also realize by partnering and working with their community, they not only enhance police services, but also provide for that interaction, transparency, and understanding that is critical to all law enforcement agencies. This is highlighted in their mission statement.

Mission Statement

The Oak Forest Police Department is committed to providing outstanding law enforcement services. We will enhance the quality of life for our residents by partnering with the community to reduce crime and solve problems.  Our mandate is to conduct ourselves with professionalism and excellence to maintain public confidence.

Applications are available at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

Applications will be online for purchase until 7/31/24 – 2:00 PM

The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 by 4:00 PM

All applications must be returned to the office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Attn: Oak Forest PD

1251 N. Plum Grove Road, Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL 60173

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon time of hire.
  • Age Requirement:  Must be at least 21 years at the time of application (7/31/24). Must be under 35 years old at the time of application (7/31/24) AND at such time as the final eligibility register is posted, unless they have been certified as a full-time law enforcement officer for a municipality in the United States, or are otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6 .
  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement. 
  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.
  • Residence:  At this time there are no stated requirements for residency declared by the City of Oak Forest
  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing.
  • P.O.W.E.R. Card: P.O.W.E.R. Card is not required at the time of application. Candidates must possess a valid current P.O.W.E.R. Card issued between the dates of 7/31/2023 and 7/31/2024.

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.

Additional information will be provided in the packet which can be downloaded at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

There is a $35.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the Oak Forest Police Department or City Hall.

Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date:

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:

Saturday, August 17, 2024

Registration Starts at 8:30 AM

Orientation – 9:00 AM

Written Exam to follow the Orientation

Location:

Oak Forest High School

15201 S. Central Avenue

Oak Forest, IL 60452

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Oak Forest, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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