CHIEF OF POLICE
Under the general
direction of the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Chief of Police, oversees
all administrative aspects of the Law Enforcement Department. Assists in overseeing Patrol and
Administrative Units. Responsible for the welfare, protection and service of
patrons visiting the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC), as well as the
conservation and protection of the FPCC’s natural resources. Performs related
work as required. This position is the third in command and responsible for the
Chief’s job duties in the absence of the Chief of police and First Deputy Chief
Verifies that all
department personnel both sworn and civilian personnel are appropriately
performing their duties on all shifts.
Reviews and coordinates
maintenance on all equipment (i.e., cars, cameras, computers, radios, safety
equipment) needing to be replaced or repaired for further use.
Performs a variety of
public relations and community engagement to promote FPCC natural resources,
programs and activities available to the citizens of Cook County, Illinois.
Bachelor's degree or
higher in Criminal Justice or related area.
Eight (8) years or more
of Law Enforcement work experience in the criminal justice field or an
equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Must be certified by
the State of Illinois as a Law Enforcement Officer.
experience a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and
Knowledge of theories,
principles, and practices of modern Law Enforcement administration,
organization, personnel, equipment, and procedures.
conservation laws desired.
Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and
projects occurring simultaneously.
Ability to plan and
supervise work assignments.
Skill and ability to
communicate with professionalism to diverse groups, as well as various levels
of rank and title.
Ability to learn and
master all rules, regulations, policies, patrol operations, procedures, reports
and record system of the FPCC Law Enforcement Department.
The duties listed are
not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete
list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to
be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
Forest Preserves of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer and ensures
against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color,
sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation,
marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income,
housing status, or gender identity.
Must be a resident of
Cook County or establish residency in Cook County within six (6) months of
employment and remain a resident at all times during employment with the FPCC
Dental, and Vision Coverage
Term Life Insurance
Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
May Qualify forthe Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
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