Employment Opportunities

Village Position(s):  Number of job openings (5) 

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 (1) CROSSING GUARD,    FOREST PARK, IL

The Forest Park Police Department is seeking qualified
individuals for the position of Crossing Guard. This position requires flexible
hours during days when schools are in session. A background investigation and
drug screening will be conducted prior to consideration for the position.
Applications available at Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Avenue or on-line at 
www.forestpark.net and should be returned
to Vanessa Moritz, HR Director, at Village Hall.
  For additional information, contact Dora
Murphy at 708-615-6223 or write dmurphy@forestpark.net.

Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

 

(2) PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER,    FOREST PARK, IL

The Forest Park Police Department, seeks a Full-Time Parking Enforcement Officer.  Eligible candidates will be required to pass an aptitude test and an extensive background check.  Qualifications include high school diploma (or equivalent), a valid driver’s license, knowledge of basic parking regulations, and good verbal and written skills.

EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS ARE MANDATORY.

Starting salary $31,222 annually. Open until filled.  Applications are available at Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Ave. or at www.forestpark.net and should be returned Attn: Vanessa Moritz, Village Clerk, Village of Forest Park, 517 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL  60130. Email: vmoritz@forestpark.net.    

(3) PART-TIME CIVILIAN CALL TAKER,    FOREST PARK, IL

The Forest Park Police Department, seeks a Part-Time Civilian Information Management Call Taker.  Eligible candidates will be required to pass an aptitude test and an extensive background check.  Qualifications include high school diploma (or equivalent), good verbal and written skills, working knowledge of the computer and Windows, ability to type accurately, a good working knowledge of the English language, the ability to treat customers and co-workers in a polite manner and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Data entry skills and experience answering telephones/operating a switchboard are preferred.

EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS ARE MANDATORY.

Open until filled.  $17.19/hour.  Applications are available at Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Ave. and should be returned Attn: Vanessa Moritz, Village Clerk, Village of Forest Park, 517 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL  60130. Email: vmoritz@forestpark.net.   

(4) POLICE DESK CLERK,    FOREST PARK, IL

The Forest Park Police Department, seeks a Full-Time Police Desk Clerk.  Eligible candidates will be required to pass an aptitude test and an extensive background check.  Qualifications include computer skills, the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, good knowledge of English language, general office skills, including handling non-emergency calls and walk-up customer service, and good verbal and written skills.

HOLIDAY, EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS ARE MANDATORY.

Starting salary $31,222 annually. Open until filled.  Applications are available at Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Ave. or at www.forestpark.net and should be returned Attn: Vanessa Moritz, Village Clerk, Village of Forest Park, 517 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL  60130. Email: vmoritz@forestpark.net.    

 

(5) Police Officer,   FOREST PARK, IL

The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the Village of Forest Park, Illinois is accepting
applications for the position of police officer with the Forest Park Police Department.

Salary: $64,677.20 – $96,077.24 (7years)

Population: 15,000

Sworn Police Officers: 38

All applicants must meet the following minimum
requirements established by the Village of Forest Park:

  • U.S. citizenship;  
  • No felony
    convictions (Note: a misdemeanor or serious traffic offense may
    also disqualify applicants from further consideration);
  • Valid
    state-issued driver’s license;
  • Minimum of 21
    years of age AND shall be under the age of 35 by the application
    deadline date (November 5, 2021) 
    unless exempt from such age
    limitation as provided in Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Fire and Police
    Commissioner’s Act;
  • Be a high
    school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Completed a
    minimum of 60 semester college credit hours at an accredited college,
    university or junior college by the application deadline date (November
    5, 2021).
     Unofficial college
    transcripts or copy of diploma required at time of application
    . Official transcripts will be
    required for preference points
    ;
  • Possess a valid NIPSTA
    (P.O.W.E.R. Test) card –OR– equivalent criteria as per the State
    standard (such as Triton Community College or Joliet Junior
    College), issued within 12 months of the application deadline
    November 5, 2021) -AND- must be presented no later than the date of the
    written exam
  • Must successfully complete an
    oral interview;
  • Must successfully complete a
    background investigation (applicants will be required to fully disclose
    all personnel matters, to include agreements and sealed files);
  • Must successfully complete a
    psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, and medical physical
    (including drug and alcohol screening); 
  • Mandatory On-line Written
    Examination Testing: Following completion
    of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications,
    successful applicants will be invited to participate in remote on-line
    written exam testing available between
    Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM and Thursday, November 18, 2021 at
    4:00 PM. Candidates will need to have
    access to a laptop or desktop computer. All
    candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding
    their status in the process, along with further instructions for taking
    the
    on-line written exam.
    NOTE: Please be sure to check your email spam folder.
    Many email account providers automatically send our emails there in error
    (i.e. Google, Yahoo, etc.).
  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable
    application processing fee;

Preference points will be awarded as
determined by the Village of Forest Park for the following: 

  • Military:
    Persons who were engaged in the military or naval service of the United
    States for at least one year, and were honorably discharged. A copy
    of Form DD-214 (indicating status of discharge) must be submitted with
    application to qualify.   

·
Education: Possess an Associate’s Degree in Criminal
Justice or related law enforcement field from an accredited community or junior
college –OR- a Bachelor’s Degree in any field from an accredited
college or university. A
copy of the diploma and/or official transcripts must be submitted when
requested to qualify.

·
Current
Illinois Law Enforcement Officers
: Persons awarded a certificate attesting to the successful
completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course as
provided in the Illinois Police Training Act. A copy of your certificate must
be submitted with the application to qualify.

To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website:  www.ApplyToServe.com

         The Village of Forest Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of the Forest Park Police Department to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. Equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of employment practices to include, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, and discipline.   

   

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Other helpful links/information:

Triton College Career Services – can also help you find a job. A weekly Job Bulletin is available through Triton and you must register online. Upon registration, not only will you have access to employment listing posted by the Career Center, but also job listing submitted by eleven other community college career centers in Illinois. You can also post your resume in CCJobNet for employers to review and consider. Questions about this service? Please call 708-456-0300 x 3805 or email. 

Employment & Employer Service – E & ES is a job placement service that cultivate relationships with local businesses representing a wide range of occupations to match customers with opportunities that suite their skills and needs.  Visit http://www.eesforjobs.com/ or call (312-629-5627).  Please tell them that the Village of Forest Park referred you.