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POLICE RECRUIT EXAMINATION CYCLE - JANUARY 2025

City of Peoria
$65,945.78 Annually
dental insurance, life insurance, vacation time, paid holidays, sick time, tuition reimbursement, retirement plan, pension
United States, Illinois, Peoria
419 Fulton Street (Show on map)
Jul 08, 2024


  • Applications are required for each vacancy. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of applications. The application must be signed, dated, completely filled in and returned to the Human Resources Department by the filing date indicated on the Vacancy Announcement. All information submitted is subject to verification.
  • The City only accepts applications for posted positions.
  • If selected, City residency must be established within one year of hire (or within the timeframe outlined in bargaining unit contract, if applicable). Residency must be maintained for the duration of employment. Applicants need not be current residents of the City of Peoria to be considered.
  • After an offer of employment but prior to hire, all applicants must complete a medical examination including a drug screen.
  • All new hires will be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • A summary of employment benefits may be obtained by contacting the City's Human Resources Department.
  • The City's Administrative Action Plan for Fair Practices is available for inspection by contacting the City's Equal Opportunity Office, City Hall, Room 303 or by calling (309) 494-8594.
  • Applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the selection process may notify the Human Resources Department of such request.


The City of Peoria is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer






Description

Announcing an Examination Cycle for placement into the City of Peoria
January 2025 Police Eligibility Pool.
Salary : $65,945.29 ($67,594.39) after certified training)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 2, 2024.
Application must include the following:

1 . Photocopy of Driver's License.
2. Photocopy of Birth Certificate. NOTE: This should be a copy of the registered (or certified) birth certificate, which is on file at the courthouse in the county of birth. The hospital certificate (with the footprints of the newborn) is NOT an acceptable document.
3. P hotocopy of High School Diploma OR High School Transcript OR GED Certificate. You only need to submit one copy out of the three. (You still need to submit a copy of your High School Diploma, High School Transcript or GED Certificate even if you have received a college degree.)

The City of Peoria offers full testing services for the position of Police Recruit through National Testing Network (NTN). To register with NTN and schedule a test, go to www.nationaltesting network.com, select 'Find Jobs', then select (Law Enforcement) jobs and sign up for the City of Peoria.

When you visit the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:

1. Complete the NTN registration process and schedule your test. You must complete the Public Safety Self Assessment.

2. Review all information related to the City of Peoria, including minimum requirements, salary, and benefits.

3. Review detailed information about the testing process.

4. Review the Frequently Asked Questions and take an online practice test (if desired).

Upon completion of your scheduled exam, scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Peoria. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be placed on the City of Peoria's eligibility list. The City of Peoria will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to participate in further stages of the selection process.

National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the City of Peoria's responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to the City of Peoria where the final decisions are made.

Please apply via our online application system at https://il-peoria.civicplus.com/521/Employment-Opportunities. You can attach these documents to your application, or send them to Debra Bush by email: dbush@peoriagov.org or fax: 309-494-8587; or mail to 419 Fulton Street, Room 202, Peoria, IL 61602. Call 309-494-8578 with any questions.

Examples of Duties

POLICE RECRUIT EXAM SCHEDULE

  1. APPLICATION DEADLINE - Friday, August 2, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

All required documents (Photocopy of Driver's License, Birth Certificate and High School Diploma or High School Transcript or GED Certificate) must accompany application and be received or postmarked by this date. No late applications will be accepted.

2. ORIENTATION (Not Mandatory) - The same information will be presented in each orientation. In addition to the general orientation, there will be discussions on interview preparation and techniques on how to interview with the Police Department and Fire and Police Commission.

Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Police Department, 600 SW Adams Street, Community Training Room, Peoria, IL 61602

OR

Saturday, August 10, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Police Department, 600 SW Adams Street, Community Training Room, Peoria, IL 61602

3. WRITTEN EXAM (Mandatory) (Held in person at the site listed below.) - This testing period there will be three (3) days offered to take the

written examination in person. You can only attend one examination date of your choice. You must contact the National Testing Network (NTN) by

visiting the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website to schedule your test. You must also complete the Public Safety Self Assessment. NO ONE ADMITTED AFTER 6:00 pm or 8:00 am (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Wednesday, August 21, 2024, at 8:00 a.m.

(Test begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.)

Peoria Police Department

600 SW Adams Street

Community Training Room

Peoria, IL 61602

OR

Wednesday, August 21, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.

(Test begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.)

Peoria Police Department

600 SW Adams Street

Community Training Room

Peoria, IL 61602

OR

Saturday, August 24, 2024, at 8:00 a.m.

(Test begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.)

Peoria Police Department

600 SW Adams Street

Community Training Room

Peoria, IL 61602



You can also take the written examination online as shown below:
The City of Peoria offers full testing services for the position of Police Recruit through National Testing Network (NTN). To register with NTN and schedule a test, go to www.nationaltesting network.com, select 'Find Jobs', then select (Law Enforcement) job and sign up for the City of Peoria.

When you visit the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:

1. Complete the NTN registration process and schedule your test. You must complete the Public Safety Self Assessment!

2. Review all information related to the City of Peoria, including minimum requirements, salary, and benefits.

3. Review detailed information about the testing process.

4. Review the Frequently Asked Questions and take an online practice test (if desired).

Upon completion of your scheduled exam, scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Peoria. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be placed on the City of Peoria's eligibility list. The City of Peoria will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to participate in further stages of the selection process.

Candidates who pass the written examination will be notified by email their score the following week. You will need to schedule your POWER Test.
To prepare for the POWER Test, please contact our Physical Fitness Team!!! Call Sergeant Ryan Winkle, 309-303-9064 or Officer Chris Collins at 309-573-7830 for more information. This is a great opportunity to get ready to pass the POWER Test!
The POWER Tests are shown below:
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 - 1:00 p.m.
Police Department, 600 SW Adams Street, Peoria, IL 61602 and RiverPlex, 600 NE Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602


Saturday, August 24, 2024 - 1:00 p.m.
Police Department, 600 SW Adams Street, Peoria, IL 61602 and RiverPlex, 600 NE Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602
There will be make-up sessions for the POWER test given at a later date.

Also, the Police Department will be offering the opportunity to participate in Mock Interviews after the written examination. This is not mandatory, but would be a great opportunity to practice your interviewing skills. They will be scheduled the week of September 2, 2024. More details to follow.


Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Age: Must be 21 years of age by date of the last written exam (08/24/2024); or 20 years of age for applicants who have successfully completed 2 years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university. By State Statute, you cannot have attained age 35 when the application is submitted. (Exceptions made for individuals with prior municipal police experience. Contact the Human Resources Department for additional information).

Education: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent minimum to apply; Applicants with an associate degree or credit hours towards a bachelor's degree is a plus.

Military: A Veteran shall be allowed to exceed the maximum age provision by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active military duty. (45 years old) You would need to submit a Form DD214.

Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen or qualified Alien.

Driver's License: Must possess a valid driver's license.

Record: Must agree to be fingerprinted and found not to have been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors as listed in Illinois State Statutes.

Vision: Applicants must meet minimum standards for vision and hearing. Applicants who wear glasses or contact lenses must meet minimum standards of visual acuity. Vision with corrective (glasses or contact lenses) lenses should not be less than 20/20 in the better eye, 20/40 in the worst eye, and 20/20 with both eyes open. Uncorrected (no glasses or contact lenses) vision is 20/40 and should not be 20/200 or worse with either eye.

Residency: Applicants need not be City residents to apply. When hired, employee shall establish and maintain their principal place of residence within a twenty (20) mile radius of the Peoria Police Department and shall not be subject to any forfeiture of the annual base salary.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position and pass the physical ability exam. Candidates who are hired must pass the physical fitness entrance requirement of the Police Training Institute (Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report) P.O.W.E.R. Test.

Examinations: Must pass written for placement into the Eligibility Pool. If selected for hire, must pass POWER Test, background investigation, oral interview, polygraph, psychological and medical examinations including a drug screen prior to hire.


Supplemental Information

FINAL PROCEDURES

Applicants who meet all the minimum eligibility requirements and who pass the written examination and POWER test will have their names placed in the Police

Recruit Eligibility Pool, in alphabetical order and will be eligible for hire until the pool expires. Candidates who are being considered for hire will also be required

to participate in a combined interview with department and the Fire and Police Commission. After the oral interview score, the candidate may have added to

the composite score five (5) points if they have established residence in the City of Peoria. This is a rank ordered list of candidates to be hired as positions become

available. When this list is exhausted, interviews will be conducted again by the department and the Fire and Police Commission, and another hire eligibility list will be

made. When the applicants are given an offer of employment, they will then be required to pass the POWER Test, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, a

medical examination including a drug screen and an extensive background investigation. The offer of employment is conditional upon passing all of the required testing

and will be withdrawn if you fail a test.

Once you are in the pool, you must send in, if applicable, a copy of your college diploma and/or transcripts and any other certificates, letters, etc., you want to submit to show your qualifications. Also, send in a photocopy of your DD214 Form -- If you are a veteran or are currently serving in the U.S. Military. If you are a current Officer, send in your Law Enforcement training certificate.

APPLICATIONS FROM CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEES AND FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL BE ACCEPTED BY MAIL TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, CITY HALL, 419 FULTON STREET, ROOM 202, PEORIA, IL 61602 UNTIL THE DEADLINE DATE OF AUGUST 2, 2024. ONLINE APPLICATION: https://il-peoria.civicplus.com/521/Employment-Opportunities; FAX# (309) 494-8587, PHONE# (309) 494-8578, E-MAIL: dbush@peoriagov.org. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.




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