Monday, August 03, 2015

LEGAL ASSISTANT, City of Peoria, Illinois $47.7K Starting Salary



LOCATION: City Hall, 419 Fulton Street, Room 200, Peoria, Illinois

HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday

SALARY: 2015 Management Salary - $47,751 (Negotiable depending on qualifications)

SUMMARY:   Coordinates, prepares and represents the City in ordinance court and before the Administrative Hearing Officer (Professor Higgins).  Assist attorneys in researching and preparing lawsuits, organizing, and maintaining files and calendars for lawsuits.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; Paralegal Certificate; one to two years of progressively responsible paralegal experience; and a typing speed of 60 wpm required. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job, considered.

IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES: Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of conducting legal research and all available resources; court procedures and operations, and formatting of legal documents, standard legal practices to include pleading sequences.  Skill in drafting court orders, communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing and preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.  Work is performed in a normal office environment with moderate exposure to outdoor temperatures or dirt and dust.  Working conditions are typically quiet.

*Please notify the Human Resources Department if accommodations are required to participate in the selection process.



Friday, July 31, 2015

$15 Plus an Hour Jobs, 5 Classes, Great Opportunity as a Career Option or as an Entry Level Position for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Majors

Are you interested in an entry level position that pays $15 plus an hour?  Can you see yourself monitoring radio and telephone messages concerning police, fire, and medical emergencies; monitoring all types of emergency communications for police, fire or an emergency medical department?  Are you the type of person who likes to help others?  Does an often exciting and sometimes fast paced job in which you take, asses and respond to all types of citizen calls and assist those citizens in getting the police, fire or emergency medical response they need sound like a career you would be interested in?   If you answered YES to these questions, you should consider enrolling in the ICC 911 Telecommunicator program. 

This program consists of just 5 courses and graduates get jobs.  In fact, many students find jobs before they ever begin or complete the final course, a very exciting Summer Internship completed with two different agencies.  The 5 required courses are listed below.  All but the Internship can be completed in any semester.  

This program is a great add on option for current Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement students as you already complete two of the courses and you can use this certificate as an opportunity to gain valuable employment experience while you complete your education and become old enough to begin testing for other jobs.  Having these skills, an understanding of this area of a department and this type of work experience only adds to your marketability as you seek future police, probation or corrections positions. 

Fall Semester classes begin August 17th.  To enroll in classes or for additional information, please call 309-690-7691.

Credit Hours
CRJ 110
CRJ 190
CRJ 191
CRJ 225
CRJ 201

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Position: Paralegal!

Position: Paralegal

Two attorney firm in Clinton, Illinois seeking a Paralegal to assist in the handling of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security disability and general civil litigation claims.

You may submit your resume and references to

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A new position with Caterpillar has opened in your area!

To be considered, please send all information to or 

·         Name & phone number
·         Have you applied at Caterpillar previously?
·         Last 4 of SSN
·         Resume
·         Will you be an independent contractor (1099) or a W2 candidate?   

Position Details:

Pay rate: $12hr

Location: 12301 Old Galena Road P O Box 0610 Mossville Office AC-IL-US Mossville IL 61552

Duration: 8/3/2015-8/2/2016

Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies OR Bachelor’s Degree in another major and a Paralegal Certificate. Commercial legal experience preferred.

Commercial paralegal needed to assist with drafting agreements, meeting with clients and general commercial transactional work.

Paralegal - In House Opportunity!

Kelly Legal Managed Services has an excellent long term need for a paralegal to assist an in-house legal department of a global manufacturing company at its headquarters in Peoria, Illinois. In this role, you will draft agreements, meet with internal clients, and perform general commercial transactional work. You'll need a Bachelor's Degree with a Paralegal Certificate, or a Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies. Commercial experience is preferred. This one year assignment is expected to start in early August and is a GREAT opportunity to do commercial contract work. Pay rate is based on experience. Apply today for immediate consideration!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

City of Peoria, Public Safety Career Fair for Careers Supported by ICC Programs in Law Enforcement, Fire Science and 911-Dispatch

Sponsored by the NAACP

Thursday, July 30, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

101 N. MacArthur Highway
Peoria, IL  61605

We will be taking applications for the positions listed below. Representatives from each department will be available to answer any questions during the Career Fair.

Firefighter Examination Process

AGE:   Minimum age at the time of hire is 21 years old.  Maximum age at the time of application is 34 years old except:  Applicants having previous full-time employment on an Illinois Fire Department or with an Illinois Fire Protection District; or applicants who have served the hiring department (as volunteer, paid-on-call, or part-time) for the five (5) years preceding the time the Department begins to use full-time firefighters. 

EDUCATION: Minimum: Graduation from High School or GED equivalency accepted.  Prefer candidates with Fire Science college courses or degree in Fire Science or related field, and emergency medical technician (EMT) certification.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 5pm., Friday, August 7, 2015, or postmarked or faxed by August 7, 2015.  Application must include a copy of the applicant’s certified birth certificate, (copy of registered certificate, not hospital copy with footprints), copy of driver’s license, and a copy of high school diploma, high school transcript, or GED certificate (Even if you have a college degree). 

Police Recruit Examination Process

AGE: 21 years old by date of written examination, or 20 years old, if successfully completed two (2) years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university.  Cannot have attained age 35 when the application is submitted.  (By State statute, exceptions made for individuals with prior municipal police experience.  See the Human Resources Department for additional information).

EDUCATION: Minimum: Graduation from High School or GED equivalency accepted.  Prefer candidates with Associate’s Degree or hours toward Bachelor’s Degree.
MILITARY:  A Veteran shall be allowed to exceed the maximum age provision by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active military duty. (45 years old)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2015 or postmarked or faxed by October 30, 2015.  Application must include a copy of the applicant’s certified birth certificate, (copy of registered certificate, not hospital copy with footprints), copy of driver’s license, and a copy of high school diploma, high school transcript, or GED certificate (Even if you have a college degree). 

9-1-1 Dispatcher

$15.95/hour; Days Off, Shifts and Hours Varies – Monitor radio-telephone messages concerning police, fire, and medical emergencies; monitors all transmissions of emergency communications center user agencies; responds to citizens calls; performs emergency medical dispatching and  perform call-taking functions. 

REQUIREMENTS:  High school diploma or GED; typing speed of 45wpm; radio or telephone communication courses helpful; prior related dispatching experience desirable; experience in multi-tasking jobs a plus; equivalent combination of education and experience considered;  must pass computerized telecommunicator test and oral interview; selected candidate must successfully pass background investigation conducted by the Police Department.


Friday, July 03, 2015

Peoria Police to Test for POLICE OFFICER in October

Get your application in, prepare yourself, get in shape, (physical, character, mental) and be ready to begin testing in October.

The City of Peoria conducts an examination process to recruit applicants for the position of Police Recruit.  If an applicant has his / her current application on file, they are notified as to when the testing process begins.  If you would like information and application packet please contact the Human Resources Department at (309) 494-8575.
The initial hiring process consists of a series of tests (written, physical, and oral).  Applicants who pass all tests will have their names placed in the Police Recruit eligibility pool for up to a two-year period.  Candidates will be considered for hire as openings become available.  Candidates who are offered employment must pass a polygraph exam, background investigation, psychological evaluation, and medical exam.  Any individual, unless they have already met equivalent training requirements, who becomes a Police Recruit for the City of Peoria will be required to attend and pass an academic proficiency and fitness entrance requirement, namely, the State of Illinois P.O.W.E.R (Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report) Test.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

Must be 21 years of age by date of the written exam; or 20 years of age for applicants who have successfully completed 2 years (60) hours of law enforcement studies at an accredited college.  Cannot have attained the age 36 by date of entrance into eligibility pool.  Exceptions are made for candidates with prior municipal police experience. Contact the Human Resources Department for additional information.
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; Prefer candidates with Associate’s Degree or hours toward Bachelor’s Degree.
Must have U.S. Citizenship, valid driver’s license, and no felony conviction.  Must be able to perform essential functions of the position and pass the physical agility exam.
Must meet minimum standards for vision and hearing and cannot be color-blind.  Applicants who wear eye glasses or contact lenses must meet minimum standards of visual acuity.  Vision with corrective lenses should not be less than 20/20 in the better eye, 20/40 in the worst eye, and 20/20 with both eyes open.  Uncorrected vision should not be less than 20/200 in either eye. Further details/requirements are available through the Human Services Department.
U.S. Citizenship; valid driver’s license; physical condition to perform the essential functions of the position and pass physical agility exam; no felony conviction.
Applicants need not be City Residents to apply.  If hired, must establish permanent residency within the City of Peoria, Illinois by no later than the completion of probation (1 year plus Academic Training).  One is required to maintain residence within the City of Peoria, Illinois for five years.  After five may remain where you live or move within a 20 miles radius of the Peoria Police Department headquarters (600 SW Adams Street, Peoria, IL).
Other (Tests)
Written Exam, Physical Agility Exam, and then an eligibility pool will be established. Oral Interview with Police Personnel, an oral interview with a panel of the Fire & Police Commissioners will be held with candidates selected from the eligibility pool.  Prior to hire, must undergo background investigation, polygraph, medical including a drug screen, and psychological examinations.
For further information regarding the testing process, contact Human Resources at: 309/494-8575 or