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Deputy Director of Professional Standards (SENIOR PUBLIC SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR - Option 7)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Jan 12, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-5118

Job Requisition ID:  10831

Agency: Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Closing Date/Time: 01/26/2022
Salary: $6,667.00 to $11,250.00 per month
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Sangamon
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: Exempt under 4d(1), (2), (3), or (6) of the Personnel Code 000 



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application.


Please note that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended.


You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.


About the Agency

The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board is the state agency mandated to promote and maintain a high level of professional standards for law enforcement and correctional officers. Its purpose is to promote and protect citizen health, safety and welfare by encouraging municipalities, counties, and other governmental agencies in their efforts to upgrade and maintain a high level of training and standards for law enforcement personnel. The Board is responsible for developing and providing quality training and education, setting professional standards, and aiding in the establishment of adequate training facilities. By constantly adapting to changes in technology, the ever-changing face of crime in the United States, and society's demands on those entrusted with the responsibility of enforcing its laws, the Board plays a crucial role in th e professionalization of policing in Illinois.


About the Position

Subject to administrative approval, serves as the Deputy Director of Professional Standards and principle policy maker for the Professional Standards Division of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. Serves as spokesperson for the Executive Director at meetings, functions, and summits, exercising considerable independence and discretionary authority. Develops long-range plans and implements and monitors the Professional Standards Division’s budget. Serves as a sworn investigator and full line supervisor responsible for supervision and oversight of activities of Certification and Investigations Sections of the Division.  The ideal candidate for this position will have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, be detail oriented and highly organized, and keep up with the demands of a busy agency. ILETSB is conveniently located on the south side of Springfield with free parking on-site. Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; flexible schedules; and pre-tax benefit programs. The Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board is a Drug-Free Workplace.


Job Responsibilities

  1. (30%)  Serves as Deputy Director of Professional Standards for the Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
  2. (20%)  At the discretion of the Executive Director, serves as a sworn Board Investigator conducting confidential investigations to determine issues involving law enforcement recruits' or officers' ability to become or remain certified law enforcement officers, including but not limited to complaints, firearm compliance, background checks, mandated training compliance, and basic training compliance.
  3. (20%)  Serves as a full line supervisor.
  4. (10%)  Serves as spokesperson on behalf of the Executive Director and the Board.
  5. (10%)  Prepares, implements, and monitors annual and long-term financial plans and budget for Professional Standards division.
  6. (5%)  Establishes and maintains effective intergovernmental, public, and professional relationships.
  7. (5%)  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with courses in criminal justice and/or public administration and business administration.
  2. Prior experience equivalent to four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a sworn law enforcement capacity.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Extensive knowledge of law enforcement administration, principles, practices, service objectives, activities and operational systems as related to law enforcement.
  2. Ability to identify and define law enforcement training needs.
  3. Thorough knowledge of staff utilization and employee motivation.
  4. Knowledge of labor relations and employment development.
  5. Extensive knowledge of agency policies and procedures.
  6. Ability to develop and manage a major agency program.
  7. Ability to analyze administrative problems and adopt an effective course of action.
  8. Ability to develop, install and evaluate new and revised methods, procedures and performance standards.
  9. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in developing, implementing and interpreting departmental policies and procedures regarding the certification of and professional standards for Illinois law enforcement officers.
  10. Ability to develop and maintain positive, cooperative working relationships, specifically with state and local law enforcement officials, as well as the general public.
  11. Thorough knowledge of law enforcement certification and professional standards.
  12. Prior experience equivalent to eight (8) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a sworn law enforcement capacity.

Employment Conditions

  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to work overtime
  • Ability to pass a background check

Work Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Work Location: 4500 S 6th St Rd Springfield, IL 62703-5118


Agency Contact:

Ellen Petty, HR Manager

Email:  ptb.jobs@illinois.gov

Phone #:  217-524-5344


Job Function:  Administration/Management; Public Safety


Revolving Door:

Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.