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Civil Service Position CS14-48
October 21, 2013

*Seeking Internal Candidates Only

Position Title
Police Lieutenant

Hiring Unit
Police Department

Job Description/Responsibilities
The Police Lieutenant works under the general direction of a Police Captain who, in turn, reports to the Chief of Police.  This position performs supervisory and administrative police work, which involves the responsibility of commanding and supervising a division and/or units.  This position involves coordination and direction of activities and the evaluation of subordinate personnel.  S/he frequently participates in the administrative coordination of written directives, policy revision and development.  The Police Lieutenant may be assigned additional related duties and responsibilities in support of the department’s mission and goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree (or 120 semester credit hours) granted by an accredited institution of higher education, preferably in police science, law enforcement, or other police or law curriculum.
  2. Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  3. No record of conviction of a felony or misdemeanors as identified in the Illinois Police Training Act (50 ILCS 705 et seq.), or a crime involving moral turpitude.
  4. Eligibility for bonding, if required by the employing institution.
  5. Four (4) years (48 months) of full-time experience as a police officer with a federal, state, county, college or university, municipal, or public institutional police organization having a recognized merit system, with at least one (1) year (12 months) of supervisory experience in the field.

Additional Skills and Knowledge Preferred by Hiring Unit

  1. Knowledge, ability and willingness to enforce Illinois Criminal statues, Illinois vehicle code, University Rules & Regulations, SIUE Police Department General Orders, Procedures and Directives.
  2. Considerable knowledge of the University community.
  3. Ability and willingness to understand, carry out, and issue written directives.
  4. Ability and willingness to lead, command respect and act in the best interest of the University and Police Department.
  5. Ability and willingness to accurately evaluate subordinate performance and provide detailed feedback and reports.
  6. Ability and willingness to communicate, facilitate, gather information, effectively evaluate situations/incidents and determine the best course of action to meet department goals.
  7. Ability and willingness to research and make recommendations on matters of policy, staff development, and etc.
  8. Ability and willingness to be a part of the Police Department Command Team.

NOTE: Other abilities may be determined essential due to the requirements of the division/units supervised.

Illinois residency required

FLSA Status

$7,368 per month

Application Process
The position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Internal candidates compete by examination.  If you are an internal candidate and are interested in applying for this position, please complete and submit a Civil Service application to the Office of Human Resources.  Examination appointments are required. NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues.

Internal applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     Office of Human Resources
     Campus Box 1040
     Edwardsville, IL  62026-1040 

Or email your Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions. The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.  If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
November 4, 2013


SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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