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Entry-Level Police Officer

Parkland College
medical insurance, paid time off
United States, Illinois, Champaign
2400 West Bradley Avenue (Show on map)
Jul 08, 2024

Entry-Level Police Officer

Parkland is
a fully accredited, public community college established to serve the needs of
District 505, the third largest community college district in Illinois. Our
college is a center for educational opportunity and community enrichment in
east central Illinois and has earned a national reputation for its excellent
academic standards, innovative programs, and quality instruction.

As a Public Safety Police
Officer at Parkland College, you will play a crucial role in creating a safe
and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Officers are
responsible for enforcing campus policies and regulations, laws of the
State of Illinois, patrolling campus, responding to emergencies, conducting
investigations, completing written reports, and collaborating with other
campus departments to promote safety and community engagement. These
responsibilities are performed in an ethical manner consistent
with the college mission, vision, and values.

This position is an On-Campus, Full-Time, 12-Month,
appointment covered by the Public Safety Officer's Association with an annual
salary of $48,953.35

Parkland College offers
Robust benefits, including medical insurance with no monthly premiums,
dental, life, disability, retirement plans, flexible spending, dependent care,
EAP, work/life balance with generous paid time off, and tuition waiver. For
more information about our extensive benefits package, please visit our Benefits page.

Applicants Must Submit:

  • An online Parkland College employment application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

*Please Note: All
applicants must complete the National Testing Network (NTN) Exam after
application is submitted. More information about the NTN Test can be found at
the bottom of this posting.

For questions and to request a NTN exam code: Please
contact Sgt. Somphon "Sam" Penland at 217/351-2369.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintaining order on-campus pursuant to College policies, state, and
    federal law.
  • Providing facility and patron security.
  • Performing parking and traffic enforcement and routine patrol.
  • Conducting investigations.
  • Providing emergency care.
  • Performing forcible arrests as necessary.
  • Documenting incidents.
  • Maintaining a good rapport with college faculty, staff, and patrons.
  • Maintaining appropriate records.
  • Providing assistance upon request.
  • Testifying in a court of law.
  • Wearing and maintaining appropriate uniform.
  • Maintaining current certifications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school
    diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid driver's
    license with safe driving record.
  • At least 21
    years of age.
  • Must be a US
  • No felony
    convictions; must pass thorough background check with fingerprinting.
  • Must complete
    on-the-job field training officer program.
  • Pass required
    written exam provided by the National Testing Network, Inc. (NTN), oral
    interview, psychological evaluation, physical fitness test and medical
    exam. The psychological evaluation, physical fitness test and medical exam
    will take place after a conditional job offer has been accepted.
    Information regarding NTN testing below.

National Testing Network
Testing Information:

The Parkland College Police Department offers testing
services for the position of Police Officer through National Testing Network,
Inc. To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to National Testing Network,
select Law Enforcement and sign up for the Parkland
College Department. Upon completion of the entry level exam, all
candidate scores are automatically forwarded to Parkland College Police
Department. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will
be placed on the department's eligibility list.

What to expect at the National Testing Network website:

  • Completion of the application process.
  • Detailed information about the testing process.
  • Opportunity to take online practice tests at Front Line Test.
  • Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple
    times a week, including Saturdays.
  • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair
    testing environment.

Parkland College
participates in the NTN testing fee waiver program. For information on
obtaining a fee waiver, email Sgt. Penland.

Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://www.parkland.edu/careers will not be considered.

Please monitor your email, including spam or junk mail folders, for future correspondence from Parkland College Human Resources.
For further information application process, please contact at 217-351-2220.

Applicants with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted by contacting Human Resources at 217-351-2220 or by emailing hr@parkland.edu.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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