THE VILLAGE OF MATTESON POLICE DEPARTMENT
4900 VILLAGE COMMONS
MATTESON, ILLINOIS 60443
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Updated: January 07, 2020
Job Classification: Entry Level and Lateral Police Officers
The Village of Matteson Police Department currently has open testing for Entry Level and Lateral Police Officer positions. These positions require proof of a current valid Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report Test Card ("POWER Card") dated within six (6) months at the time of application.
The open testing will end on September 1, 2020
Salary Information: The competitive salary range for police officer progresses up to $87,249, however, the current contract is under negotiation by Union for salary increase.Benefit Information: Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension Plan, Vacation and Sick Days. Optional Benefits include: Sick Leave Buy Back, Credit Union, Section 125 Cafeteria Plan for unreimbursed medical and/or dependent care expenses, School Pay, Deferred Compensation Plans, Employee Assistance Program.
Department Overview: The Matteson Police Department serves the community with a staff of 41 sworn officers and 16 civilian employees. The Police Administration oversees operations conducted by a Patrol Division, Investigations Division, Records Division and a Crime Prevention/Community Policing Bureau. Members of the Investigations Division also participate with the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, an organization of investigators from various agencies throughout the Chicago suburbs who, along with the Cook County Sheriff’s Police and Illinois State Police, combine resources to investigate crimes of violence. We handle everything from Financial Crimes, Drug Investigations, Burglaries, etc. Members of the Matteson Police Department also receive specialized training in various aspects of law enforcement with assignments including, but not limited to:
Area Information: The Village of Matteson (pronounced Mat-te-sun) is a thriving community that is conveniently located off of I-57, just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Home to over 19,000 residents, hundreds of businesses, and two nearby major hospitals, Matteson offers the best of suburban living. Matteson features a culturally diverse residential population, a growing business area with a vast amount of shopping centers, award-winning schools, surrounding universities, a state-of-the-art community center and exceptional Village services.
Age: May be 20 years of age at time of testing but must be 21 by date of appointment and less than 35 years of age, unless the individual meets exemptions set by state statute.
US Citizen: Officers must be US citizens and/or aliens admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and able to produce evidence of intention to become US citizens.
High School Grad/GED: At time of application
Valid ILLINOIS State Driver's License: Must possess a valid State driver’s license
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Entry Level - None
Lateral Level - Yes NOTE: Out of state academy certification must be compatible upon review with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
Entry Level - None
Lateral Level - Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ experience as a full time law enforcement officer with any local, county or state law enforcement agency. Proof of such experience must be indicated at the time of application.
Entry Level - None
Lateral Level - Police certification as mandated by the State of Illinois.
Felony, Criminal Activity Disclaimers: Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories are not allowed.
Residency Disqualifier: Regional residency required upon completion of probation.