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Public Safety Officer

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East St Louis, IL
Job Type
Direct Hire
Aug 20, 2017
Job ID
Job Summary
  • Police and patrol Housing Authority properties as a general police presence and be a visible deterrent to crime.  Detect suspicious activities for criminal acts, observe safety violations/hazards. Make arrest and detentions. Follow and enforce company policies and procedures and maintain a professional appearance. Be knowledgeable of state and local laws. 
  • Patrol and monitor Housing Authority property against vandalism, criminal activity, and other hazards.
  • Complete reports, execute ban and bar affidavits for trespassers, prepare for and actively testifies in court to present the facts surrounding any civil, criminal, or departmental action.
  • Safely operate a patrol vehicle during normal and adverse weather conditions, at normal speeds, during daylight and darkness, and during emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Required to carry authorized firearms and may use assigned firearms and other weapons in performance of his/her duties.
  • Detain and arrest suspected violators.
  • Complete non-traffic citations
  • Community policing   
Performance Expectations, Skills and Qualifications
  • Ability to maintain consistent attendance and punctuality
  • Ability to follow appropriate safety precautions to avoid on-the-job accidents, and immediately notifies supervisor of all safety hazards.
  • Available to respond to after hour emergency conditions as needed.
  • Ensure all equipment, parts, tools, etc. are secured daily and kept clean and in good condition.
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills.
  • Ensures documents (time sheets, reports, etc.) are prepared properly and submitted within a timely manner
  • Must wear appropriate uniform and identification.
  • Must be able to operate and properly care for:
- A. Motor vehicles (trucks or autos).
- B. Sensitive keys and/or access cards and codes.
Qualifications and Requirements
  • Requires a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of employment
  • Must possess effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Must have good driving record
  • Must have completed a 40 MFT (Mandatory Firearm Course) by a State Training Board   
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License.
  • Must be able to pass Illinois Training and Standards P.O.W.E.R. test.
  • Prior military service (must have honorable discharge).
  • Prior law enforcement experience is preferred.   
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • As a condition of employment, must successfully complete a background check investigation and a pre-employment drug screen
**Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Job duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.