NORMAL, TOWN OF
11 Uptown Circle
NORMAL, ILLINOIS 61761
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Updated: June 16, 2021
Job Classification: Police Officer
The Normal Police Department requires the candidate Work Attitudes Questionnaire (WAQ). You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the WAQ as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.
The Normal Police Department also requires candidates to fill out a department application that can be found here. Applications are due June 10th at 5pm CST.
All candidates must take the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network by June 15th at 5pm CST.
Salary Information: $62,604.00
Progressive Salary AdministrationPatrol Officers with less than one year of service on the department will be paid at Step 0 while completing the training academy and F.T.O. program. Upon successful completion of the academy and F.T.O. program, Patrol Officers will advance to Step 1. Except for advancement to Step 0 and Step 1, all step increases will be granted on employment anniversary dates for employees.
Group Health PlanThe Town has a comprehensive self-funded medical plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield Preferred Provider Option (PPO). Employees may choose among two plan design options: a traditional PPO plan with a $500/person and $1000/family deductible or a High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA) component. The Town currently pays the monthly insurance premium for full time employees who participate in the wellness program. The Town may contribute to employee HSAs based on an employee's plan selection. Dependent coverage is available with the Town contributing 50% toward the dependent premium.
Group Dental PlanThe Town has a comprehensive self-funded dental plan that provides payment of 80% of eligible expenses for preventive and 70% of basic & major care. Preventive dental benefits are not subject to the deductible. The Town pays the monthly premium for full time employees. The maximum benefit is $2,000 per person per calendar year and covers orthodontics, 50% up to $2000 per lifetime per covered individual. Dependent coverage is available with the Town contributing 50% toward the premium.
Vision PlanVSP is the provider of the Town's vision plan. There are two plans for employees to choose from. The plans cover a portion of the cost of exams, contacts, lenses and frames.
Pension ProgramsBy state statute, sworn Police Officers are eligible for pension programs administered by independent pension boards.
ICMA-RC Deferred Compensation and Roth IRA Plans:The Town offers a voluntary 457 retirement savings plan through ICMA-RC. Per IRS regulation, employees have the option of contributing a portion of their salary up to a predetermined dollar limit in effect for that year or 100% of gross salary, whichever is less. Town employees also have the option of making Roth IRA contributions through payroll deduction.
Flexible Spending PlanThis is a salary reduction plan in accordance with IRS regulations. Participants selecting pre-tax payment of their dependent health and dental premiums, day care expenses or non-covered medical expenses will have those payroll deductions sheltered from taxable income.
Life InsuranceThe Town provides a $30,000 term policy with Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage to all full time employees. Optional dependent coverage for spouse ($10,000), and children over 6 months ($3,000) is available. The Town also offers a voluntary life insurance program. This is a term life program from The Standard that can be purchased for employee, spouse and dependent children. Evidence of insurability may be required.
Personal Convenience DaysFull time and regular part time employees receive three paid days per fiscal year. New hires receive a pro-rated share of PC time at hire.
Vacation LeaveFull time employees earn vacation monthly based on the following:
40 hour week:
Sick LeaveEmployees earn sick leave at the rate of one day per month, twelve days per year. Maximum accumulation is 120 days. Employees may use sick leave for personal illness, injury, or doctor's appointments. Employees may also use sick leave for care of a spouse, dependent less than 18 years of age, or parent when their presence is deemed necessary by a healthcare professional.
Education/TrainingEmployees may be eligible to apply for tuition reimbursement. For pre-approved, job-related classes or courses the Town will pay up to 100% for tuition and books. Some positions may have opportunities to attend conferences, workshops or other on-going professional development.
Employee Assistance ProgramThe Town's EAP provides professional counseling services and specialty referral for employees and dependents. Morneau Shepell is the current EAP Coordinator. Services include meeting with employees or dependents to determine the proper course of treatment, providing some counseling services free of charge, or referring the client to an appropriate outside counselor. The Town's health plan may pay for a portion of counseling services.
Wellness ProgramThe Wellness Program includes an annual health risk appraisal screening. The Town also offers a wellness program to all employees covered on the group health insurance. This program provides fun, interactive challenges, in addition to access to personal health coaching, a trainer, and a dietician.
Employee Credit UnionThe Town supports the Normal City Employees Federal Credit Union (NCEFCU). NCEFCU provides an alternative institution for personal savings through payroll deductions. Employee/members may be eligible for a signature loan and for collateralized loans.
Legal ConsultationsEmployees may obtain free legal advice on some personal matters from the Legal Department. The Legal Department does not, however, provide legal representation for Town employees.
Miscellaneous BenefitsOther benefits may include an Employee Appreciation Luncheon, Length of Service recognition, Holiday Gift Certificates, Children's Holiday Party, Employee Holiday Luncheon, employee outings and other tokens of appreciation.*This is a summary highlighting some of the Town benefits. It is intended as an overview. The Town reserves the right to amend or end any or all benefits under its control. Benefits for Police and covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement are detailed in the C.B.A. These agreements must be consulted to ascertain any benefit eligibility or benefit details. For specific questions on benefits contact the Human Resources Department.
Department ContactShelley RoppHR Office Associatesropp@normal.org
Department Overview: If you are seeking a career where you positively impact a community, develop a strong sense of pride, build lifelong friendships and work with a team of professionals that will enhance your own professional development, the Normal Police Department is the organization for you.
Town Information: The Town of Normal's identity is strong and distinct, shaped by its history and unique local assets and by every member of the community. Normal is a progressive community defined by a culture of lifelong learning; agricultural roots; family-friendly neighborhoods; a wealth of arts and entertainment amenities; and a forward-thinking and sustainable approach to community development. The Town is committed to providing exceptional customer service, fiscal sustainability, and promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion. Community and workplace values at the Town of Normal – productivity, responsibility, integrity, dedication, and empathy – are core to performance and the services we deliver.
Population: Approximately 55,000
Age: At least 21 years old by July 1, 2021
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid ILLINOIS State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment must complete a medical exam which includes the ISHIHARA test to determine the existence and extent of color deficiency, an essential element for completion of police duties
College: Desirable but not required
Academy Certification: No
Prior Experience: No
Necessary Certifications: Must be eligible to be licensed as a Police Officer in the State of Illinois (50 ILCS 705/6 and 50 ILCS 705/6.1)
Additional Requirements: Must be eligible to be licensed as a Police Officer in the State of Illinois (50 ILCS 705/6 and 50 ILCS 705/6.1)
Hiring Process: The duration of the selection process is approximately four months from start to finish. This includes the initial employment application deadline to the posting of the final eligibility pool. Applicants not appointed to probationary status may re-apply for employment during any subsequent testing cycle.
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