Job Type






POLICE OFFICER I - 3298100 Chicago

State of Illinois

State of Illinois Chicago IL United States

1 month ago

Agency : Illinois State Police

Closing Date/Time: 02/14/2023...

Salary: $4,722 - $6,756; anticipated starting salary $4,722 CBA language applies

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Cook

Number of Vacancies: 4

Plan/BU: RC029

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

Posting Identification Number 21068

Resumes are recommended to be uploaded to your profile/attached to the application. Please upload transcripts to your application

Position Overview

Under direct supervision, during an assigned shift, performs law enforcement duties providing for the safety and protection of life and property to state owned or occupied facilities and grounds; performs duties involving crime and fire protection, security, traffic control, and preliminary incident investigations; carries firearms and exercises police powers as necessary to enforce federal and state laws, county and local ordinances. This position supports the Protective Services Unit’s, whose mission is to promote public safety by providing professional and effective police and security services for employees and citizens.

Job Responsibilities

1. Patrols assigned area by foot or vehicle, serving as a visible deterrent to crime and remains alert to any problems with regards to safety, security and protection of property, personnel and visitors to state owned or occupied facilities and grounds.

• Carries firearms and enforces federal and state laws, county and city ordinances as necessary

2. Maintains peace and order on state property

• Provides general information and assistance to visitors of facilities and investigates suspicious activity and/or situations

• Performs or assists other police officers in thorough preliminary investigations into reported non-criminal disturbances and criminal activity to include all felonies, misdemeanors, local ordinances and petty crimes

• Notifies superior when circumstances require backup of investigative staff

• Provides backup response as needed

3. At state complexes with parking and streets within agency authority, enforces parking regulations, regulates traffic, assures vehicles are safeguarded

• Detains violators and issues citations as necessary

4. Inspects state facilities to ensure proper precautions are taken for fire protection

• Informs and stresses proper precautions for fire prevention to all agencies and commercial tenants occupying space at facilities

• Assists local fire fighting personnel with crowd control in case of fire

• Periodically checks fire alarm system

• Checks building entries and exits to assure they are safe and secure

• Participates in building evacuation drills

5. Apprehends suspect(s) and makes arrest(s) as necessary

• Transports arrested persons to police detaining facility for booking and temporary incarceration

6. Prepares and submits thorough field reports, incident reports, records and logs according to divisional procedures

• Prepares case for court presentation as necessary, provides testimony in courts of law

• Attends Illinois State Police mandated training

7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of high school.

2. Requires graduation from an accredited basic law enforcement academy with an Illinois certification as a police officer.

3. Requires one year of law enforcement experience as a police officer.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

1. Prefers (3) three years of professional experience utilizing all applicable federal and state laws, county and city ordinances.

2. Prefers (3) three years of professional experience utilizing the functions and interrelationships of law enforcement jurisdictions.

3. Prefers (3) three years of professional experience caring for and using firearms and related weapons.

4. Prefers ability to work independently and to recognize and respond to emergency situations quickly and effectively.

5. Prefers ability to use courtesy, firmness and tact in relations with the general public and employees working within the facility.

6. Prefers ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and to relate information clearly and accurately as necessary.

7. Prefers ability to complete, accurate reports relevant to accidents, rule violations, arrests and other police and security matters.

8. Prefers ability to testify in court accurately and succinctly.

Employment Conditions
• Successfully pass a background check
• Successfully pass a drug screening
• Successfully pass Physical Fitness Inventory Tests at the beginning and throughout employment.
• Successfully qualify with appropriate firearms as defined by departmental policy and applicable law including skill in the use, care and safety of such weapons.

Work Hours: Indeterminate

Work Location: 555 W. Monroe St, Chicago | 100 W. Randolph, Chicago | 160 N LaSalle St. Chicago


Job Family: Public Safety


The Illinois State Police strives for excellence seeking to be one of the premier policing agencies in the country. Our core values are Integrity, Service, and Pride. We are seeking individuals with similar values to join us on our mission to promote public safety.


Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

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State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the homepage in the blue ribbon.

State employees wishing to transfer shall submit a Transfer Request form to the Agency Contact listed above during the posting period.

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the homepage in the blue ribbon. If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:
[email protected]
[email protected]
Chicago IL USA

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