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Testing is being conducted for immediate hires and to establish a new Eligibility List for future hiring needs.
Applications can be accessed online at www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com. There is a $50.00 non-refundable application fee. Applications are NOT available at the Burbank Police Department or City Hall.
The deadline for returning completed applications is Wednesday, August, 9, 2017 by 4 p.m. All applications must be returned to the office of:
C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service
ATTN: Burbank PD
200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201
Schaumburg, IL 60195
Starting salary is $57,204 plus additional academic achievement pay for those with college degrees; after two years $66,840; after 3 years $73,860. Benefits include uniform allowance, group health, hospitalization, dental, pension, tuition reimbursement, vacation, personal and sick days.
Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen or must provide documentation of authorization to work in the U.S. legally.
Driver’s License: Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois License upon time of hire.
Age Requirement: Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the last date for filing applications (8/9/17) unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2. 1-6, which provides in part that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a Certified (full-time) Law Enforcement Officer. Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications. (8/9/17)
Education: Must have proof of a High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement AND must meet one of three requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA from an accredited college or university by last date for filing applications (8/9/17) or
- Have been honorably discharged from military service of the United States after having served a minimum of two years active duty AND have earned a minimum of 60 hours of college credits (must provide DD214 & transcripts) or
- Currently a certified full-time Police Officer in the State of Illinois and meet either one of the above/military requirements (must provide certification). The written portion of the testing will be waived for current full-time certified officers.
Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Reavis High School, 6034 W. 77th Street, Burbank. A physical and written examination will take place immediately following the orientation. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the orientation will start promptly at 1 p.m.
Candidates that possess a valid POWER Card issued between the dates of 2/9/17 – 8/9/17 will be exempt from taking the physical on the day of testing. (MUST provide a copy of POWER Card in their returned support packet material and bring POWER Card on the day of test.)
The City of Burbank does not have a residency requirement at this time.
Questions concerning the application should be directed to 847-310-2677.