The Piatt County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of DEPUTY SHERIFF from both new law enforcement candidates and experienced officers through the Lateral Hire Program. This is a FULL TIME position with a starting salary of $21.83/hr. (increases to $22.26/hr. eff. 12/1/21) with fringe benefits of an extra $0.30/hr. for an associate’s degree, $0.60/hr. for a bachelor’s degree, fourteen (14) paid holidays; annual increase each fiscal year; participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement System (IMRF) SLEP Plan, and medical insurance. An experienced officer could potentially start at a base pay of $26.42/hr. (based on prior years of completed service).
Completed packets are due back to the Piatt County Sheriff's Office no later than 4:00 PM CST on November 30, 2021. A link to the Background/Application Packet can be found below. Mail or deliver completed packet to:
Piatt County Sheriff's Office
1216 Raymond Road
Monticello, IL 61856
- Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.
- Applicant must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
- Applicant shall pass a standard written examination by a score of at least 75%. Such examination shall be an examination generally recognized and accepted in Illinois law enforcement, and designed to determine the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in the position of Deputy Sheriff. This requirement shall not apply to any applicant who has at least two consecutive years of law enforcement experience as a full-time sworn deputy sheriff or police officer and has successfully completed a certified police training course.
- Applicant must possess, or be eligible to possess, a valid Illinois Driver’s License.
- Applicant shall meet the following physical requirements:
- The applicant must be in good general physical condition, free from any physical or mental conditions that would interfere with the satisfactory performance of the position of deputy sheriff, except that this provision shall not disqualify from employment of persons with disabilities.
- The applicant shall be required to attest that his or her vision is correctable to 20/20.
- The applicant shall pass a test of agility, as outlined in the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test as issued by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. This requirement shall not apply to any applicant who has at least two consecutive years of law enforcement experience as a full-time sworn deputy sheriff or police officer and has successfully completed a certified police training course.
- The applicant shall be required to confirm that, in case the applicant was not selected, he or she wishes to be included on the applicants list for future vacancies.
LATERAL HIRE PROGRAM
Lateral transfers must possess a current full-time law enforcement certification from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. Full-time certification from any other state than Illinois will only be accepted provided the certification from another state will be accepted and recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board without the requirement of additional training. Part-time certifications from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board do not meet the requirements for this program.
Lateral transfers must have a minimum of two (2) years-experience as a full-time, certified law enforcement officer with a county, municipal, or state department within the previous three (3) years immediately prior to their hire date.
Upon hire, lateral transfers who meet the requirements of Section 13.4(a) of the Agreement, shall be placed in the pay scale that is commensurate to their prior years of completed service not to exceed the “After 8 years” step on the scale attached to the current Collective Bargaining Agreement as Appendix A.
Lateral transfers shall receive the annual negotiated wage increases, but their annual longevity steps shall remain “red-lined” until their years of service with the Piatt County Sheriff’s Office qualify them for the next step.
Lateral transfers prior completed years of service under this Article shall not be considered for seniority or other benefit provisions