JOBS: Maywood Seeking Part-Time Police Officer — Starting Rate: $16.66/HR

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Thursday, June 30, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews || @village_free 

The Maywood Police Department is looking for part-time certified police officers. The position starts at $16.66 an hour for certified part-time officers with less than 5 years in grade. Those with more than 5 years start at $17.35 an hour. All applications and/or resumes are due by 5 p.m. on July 31. For more information, see below:

Opening Date: July 1 || Closing Date: July 31, 5 pm

Department: Maywood Police Department 

Reports to: Assigned Supervisor

Salary: $16.66/hour – Certified PTO with under 5 years in grade | $17.35/hour – Certified PTO with over 5 years in grade

Position Type: Union – Teamsters Local No. 700

FLSA: Non-Exempt


Performs general duty police work in the protection of life and property while enforcing laws and ordinances. Conducts preliminary investigations of crime; perform related work as directed.

Performs general duty police work in the protection of life and property while enforcing laws and ordinances. Conducts preliminary investigations of crime; perform related work as directed.


Responsible for the prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals and the general enforcement of laws and ordinances in a designated area on an assigned shift, or on special assignments in uniform or in plain clothes; position involves an element of personal risk of danger and other hazards. The employee must be able to act without direct supervision while exercising independent judgment in handling emergencies; assignments are carried out under order of superiors in conjunction with pre-described rules and procedures. Valid police officer certifications not required at this time.


Answer emergency calls for service, transport individuals as required; assists other personnel as needed; investigates traffic crashes; write appropriate reports for various reasons; protect and preserve evidentiary material; testify in court; processes prisoners; provide emergency first-aid as needed; make appropriate and timely notifications for hazardous and unusual circumstances; provide information about the Village and it’s services; assignments may be on foot, in or on a vehicle, mobile or stationary or in an enclosed area; attendance at regular or extended training sessions; use of force qualifications and proficiency training.


  • Basic knowledge of the geography of the Village and ability to quickly and safely navigate from any point to any point within the Village by foot or vehicle.
  • Practical knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, State Laws, Municipal Ordinances and Department Rules and Regulations.
  • Ability to react appropriately in stress producing situations.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to see, hear, speak, walk, stand, run, bend, stoop, reach, give hand signals and avoid personal danger as to be able to safely perform general police related duties.
  • Work in all weather conditions, including severe weather conditions. Work day, night or in total darkness.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and audibly understand the English language proficiently.
  • Must be able to work variable hours, shift work, holidays and weekends as the schedule indicates.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to safely and legally operate a motor vehicle similar in design to the types of police vehicles generally used in law enforcement.
  • Must be able to attend court proceedings to prosecute cases.
  • Must conform to the Police Code of Ethics.
  • Must be able to operate computer equipment.
  • Must live within the 15 mile radius of the Village of Maywood and maintain residency requirement throughout employment.
  • Must pass a background check/physical examination and other requirements of the hiring process.


  • Successful completion of High School Degree or the equivalent is required.
  • Higher education is desired and Spanish/Bilingual or proficiency in another language is desired.
  • Meet the requirements of The Illinois Law Enforcement Standards and Training Board.
  • Valid Police Officer certification is required.


  • Felony convictions.
  • Certain Misdemeanor convictions that could create a discredit to the policing agency.
  • Not passing a background check, medical or other requirements as part of the hiring process. Inability to comply with any portion of this job description.
  • Engaging in any conduct or activity that would discredit the policing agency and/or the Village or violating policies and procedures of the police department or Village of Maywood.
  • Non-compliance with residency requirement.

Applications available, and should be submitted (along with resumes if applicable) at:

Maywood Police Department | 125 S. 5th Ave., Maywood, IL 60153 | “PT Certified Police Officer” | EEO/AAE 

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