PARKLAND COLLEGE PUBLIC SAFETY
2400 WEST BRADLEY AVENUE
CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS 61821
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Updated: August 22, 2018
Job Classification: Entry-Level Police Officer The Parkland College Police Department is continuously accepting an application for the position of Entry-Level Police Officer. Candidate must complete FrontLine National exam to be considered for this position. An application is available at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/parklandcollege
This position is a Full-Time, 12-Month, Public Safety Officers Association appointment with an annual salary of $43,784.00.
All applicants will provide:
Parkland College participates in the NTN hardship program. If you feel you cannot afford the testing fee and would like to be considered, please complete the Fee Waiver Form found in NTN's FAQ section, question 27.
Upon completion of the entry level exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to Parkland College Police Department. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry-level exam will be placed on the department's eligibility list. Parkland College will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the department selection process.All interested candidates are encouraged to attend an informational recruitment night on Friday, September 7, 2018, at Parkland College in the Student Union (U140). You will learn about the recruitment process, benefits offered, and meet the department. Please feel free to bring your family and any questions you may have.After applying, all candidates will be sent an email with important information regarding the recruitment process.
If you have any questions, please contact Sgt. Matt Kopmann at 217/351-2369.
Salary Information: The starting salary for a Parkland College Police Officer is $43,784.00. Upon release of the Field Training program, a probationary officer will be eligible to sign up for overtime and receive longevity step increases of $1,500 after completion of two (2) years, $2,000 after completion of four (4) years, $2,000 after completion of six (6) years.Benefits Information: Parkland offers a variety of benefits to Police Officers, including no monthly insurance premiums for single or family coverage, paid time off, and tuition waivers for employees and dependents.Contact Information:Sgt. Matthew Kopmann217email@example.com
Department Overview: Our police officers enforce all rules, regulations, and laws, of the college, the state of Illinois, and with mutual consent, ordinance violations of the City of Champaign. Our department enforces all traffic laws, criminal violations, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and any weapons violations. Our officers have met all the training requirements and have been commissioned by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, and have been granted all the rights and privileges as conservators of the peace as outlined by state statute.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid ILLINOIS State Driver's License: Yes
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Benefits: Medical, Dental & Pharmacy Insurance
Parkland currently offers one health insurance plan option to full-time employees. The plan is a Qualified High Deductible Health Plan (QHDHP) with in-network deductibles of $4,000 for single coverage and $6,000 for family coverage. A separate deductible will apply for out of network providers. No monthly premium is charged for enrolling in the medical plan. Prescription benefits are included under the medical plan and are subject to the annual deductible.
A dental plan is offered separately to full-time employees. There is no cost for employee only coverage. A premium of $4.50/month is charged for family coverage. Preventive services are covered at 100%, general services at 80% and major services and orthodontics are covered at 50%. There is a plan year maximum benefit of $2,000 per person as well as a lifetime orthodontic benefit of $2,000.
Schedules of benefits for both the medical and dental plans are available through Human Resources. Employees are not required to enroll in the Parkland College medical and/or dental plans and do have the opportunity to make enrollment changes during Open Enrollment each year or if a qualifying event occurs. Please refer to the Summary Plan Description for more information.
Flexible Spending Account/Dependent Day Care Account
Parkland College provides full-time employees the opportunity to have pre-tax payroll deductions deposited into a Medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or a Dependent Day Care Account. Funds deducted for these accounts may only be reimbursed to the employee for eligible health or child care expenses as defined by the IRS. The annual maximum contribution for the Medical FSA is $2,600 and the annual maximum contribution for the Dependent Day Care Account is $5,000.
Enrollment in the Qualified High Deductible Health Plan may make an employee eligible to enroll in a Health Savings Account on an individual basis. Please see a Benefits Team member for more information.
Parkland provides twice the base salary in basic term life insurance benefits at no cost to the employee. This policy is double indemnity and has portability provisions if the employee separates from employment. During the first 30 days of employment the plan provides a guaranteed issue period where the employee may elect up to $150,000 in supplemental coverage for themselves and $100,000 in supplemental coverage for a spouse, no questions asked. Any coverage above those amounts or after the guaranteed issue period ends, will be subject to evidence of insurability. Child Optional Benefits can also be purchased in increments of $2,500 to a maximum of $10,000. Premium rates for supplemental coverage are available through Human Resources. Coverage is underwritten by Reliance Standard.
Long-Term Disability Coverage
The disability plan pays 60% of base salary after a 90 day elimination period. Coverage is underwritten by the Reliance Standard. This plan is provided at no cost to benefit eligible, full-time employees.
State Universities Retirement System (SURS)
Eligible employees will be certified in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). A mandatory contribution of 9.50% will be deducted from gross pay. New members to SURS must choose from one of three retirement options within 6 months of their start date. This is a one time, lifetime, and irrevocable investment election. Failure to make an election within the 6 month time period will result in a default election to the Traditional plan. More detailed information will be provided by SURS soon after your start date. Information can also be found via their website at www.surs.org.
In addition to the 9.50% contribution to SURS, full-time community college employees in the State of Illinois also contribute .5% to the College Insurance Program for retirees.
Additional retirement savings options are available for employees via pre-tax payroll deductions to 403(b) and 457(b) plans. Account applications and salary reduction agreements are available in Human Resources. For additional information, schedule an appointment with the Benefits & Compensation Manager. There is no employer match for 403(b) or 457(b) contributions.
Paid Time Off
Public Safety Officers accrue sick, personal and vacation leave as defined under the collective bargaining agreement. Sick and personal leave are granted up front at the beginning of the fiscal year while vacation leave is accrued monthly.
Sick leave – 13 days per year, granted on July 1st. Employees starting mid-year will accrue a pro-rated amount for the remainder of the fiscal year. Sick leave is not subject to carryover limits.
Personal leave – 5 days per year, granted on July 1st. Employees starting mid-year will accrue a pro-rated amount for the remainder of the fiscal year. Personal leave not used by June 30th will roll to sick leave.
Vacation leave – New employees earn 9.34 hours per month (14 days per year) during their first year of employment. Vacation accrual increases to a maximum of 14.67 hours per month over a 15 year period. (Maximum
,vacation is 22 days per year.) Vacation leave is subject to carryover limits based on years of service.
Bereavement leave is available in the event of the death of a member of the employee's family. See the collective bargaining agreement for more information.