The Village of River Forest is accepting applications for the full-time position of Community Service Officer (CS0). The CSO is a uniformed, non-sworn member of the Police Department that reports to the Support Services Sergeant. The CSO interacts heavily with the public and performs police-related duties that do not require the services if a sworn officer such as traffic control, enforcement of local ordinances, investigation of private property traffic accidents, and responding to non-criminal service calls. A copy of the job description is available at www.vrf.us/careers.
This position requires an individual who communicates effectively, demonstrates a command of Village regulations, attention to detail, integrity, a dedication to providing outstanding customer service, sound independent judgment and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team environment.
Minimum Education, Experience & Training
High school degree or GED certificate required; 30 hours of coursework at an accredited College/University in police science, fire science or a public safety related field is preferred.
Prior law enforcement, fire service and/or animal control experience preferred.
Position typically works Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Some overtime, after hours and weekend assignments may be required.
Salary range for this non-exempt position is $48,750 - $63,943 plus an excellent benefits package. Starting salary DOQ.
Successful candidate must hold a valid Illinois driver’s license and Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card, and must be able to pass a drug screen and background check. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to the application portal at www.vrf.us/careers. A job description can be found at www.vrf.us/careers.
Position open until filled. First review of applications will occur June 21, 2021. The Village of River Forest is an equal opportunity employer.
About Village of River Forest
River Forest (pop. 11,172) is located in Cook County, Illinois, approximately 10 miles west of downtown