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DU QUOIN BOARD OF FIRE & POLICE COMMISSIONERS ANNOUNCES EXAMINATION FOR POLICE OFFICER Application forms may be obtained and returned to the City Clerk's Office, 302 East Poplar St. by 4:00 pm on Friday, April 25, 2014. Applicants will be notified by mail of the test date. BENEFITS: V Beginning salary compliant with City of Du Quoin Fraternal Order of Police Contract. V Paid major medical insurance V 13 Paid holidays annually V Vacation 1 year - 1 week, 2- years -2 weeks. 10 years - 3 weeks. V Retirement Program QUALIFICATIONS: Age 21-35. High School Graduate or GEDDiploma. Applicants required to take written examination and must score 70% or better for consideration of an oral interview. Applicants must pass the power test at the Police Training Institute and pass a medical examination. A Psychiatric evaluation is also required.

The Terminal Railroad Police Department is currently recruiting for one vacancy for Patrolman to be filled in May of 2014. We desire to fill the position as soon as possible, with the first resume review by April 10, 2014. Resumes can be forwarded to Ms. Shannon Nouri - Director of Human Resources for the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis via email: Any questions can be addressed to the attention of Chief Corley at 314-539-4750 or dcorley@terminalrailroad.comClick here for job description.

Columbia, IL Police Department is currently seeking applicants for Police Officer Eligibility List. Applicants must be 21-35 years of age. (some exceptions per state law) with minimum of 64 hours of college credit. Residency is required within six months of hire. Applications can be obtained in person at Columbia PD, 1020 N. Main, Columbia, IL 62236.

The Mt. Sterling Police Department is now accepting applications with resume for both full and part-time police officers.  Qualified applicants must pass a background check, drug screening, and must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Previous experience preferred but not required.  Full-time positions are salaried with benefits.  Applications may be picked up at Mt. Sterling City Hall or Mt. Sterling Police Department, 145 West Main Street, Mt. Sterling, IL.

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.

The City of Belleville, IL is accepting applications for two Part-Time temporary Community Services Officer positions in the Police Department. Responsibilities include supporting the commissioned officers, assist with non-emergency situations in order to free commissioned personnel for emergency status calls, assist with parking control and meter servicing, assist with non-emergency errands and deliveries. Perform other duties as assigned. Requires H.S. diploma or equivalent, typing & word processing skills. Ability to work some evening hours. College student candidates seeking Criminal Justice degree are preferred. Pay rate: $10.50/hr. Application available at Belleville City Hall, 101 S. Illinois St., Belleville, IL, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm or Human Resources. Deadline to apply: 4/17/14.

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Notice is hereby given that the Board of Police Commissioners of the City of Chester, Illinois, will be accepting written applications for employment as a Full Time Police Officer for the City of Chester, Illinois.

The City of Chester Board of Police Commissioners will conduct written examination for the position of Chester Police Officer at 9:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in the City Council Chambers at Chester City Hall, located at 1330 Swanwick Street, Chester, Illinois. Applicants who pass the written examination will take a Physical Fitness Assessment at 2:00 p.m. that same afternoon. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, possess a valid driver’s license, and have no felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions. Applicants must submit to an extensive background investigation. Minimum eligibility includes a high school diploma or GED.

A MANDATORY Orientation meeting will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at Chester City Hall, located at 1330 Swanwick Street, Chester, Illinois. Introductory information concerning the Chester Police Department and information regarding the testing process will be provided at this meeting.

Applications must be completed and on file with the Mayor’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014. The Mayor’s Office is located at 1330 Swanwick Street, Chester, Illinois, 62233. Phone number is 618-826-5114. Be sure to specifically request an application for Full Time Police Officer.


Jim Holder, Chairman
Ron Rathert, Secretary
Pat Tripp, Member

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