City of Ottawa, Illinois

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, City of Ottawa, IL is accepting applications to establish a Patrol Officer Register.  Applicants must be 21 years of age and under 35 years of age as of November 7, 2018.  Applicants must be in excellent physical health and be of good moral character.  They must have a valid driver’s license and be a United States citizen and have a high school diploma from an accredited institution or equivalent.  The Board reserves the right to determine the sufficiency of the high school diploma or its equivalent.

CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE AT TIME OF APPLICATION A POWER CARD ISSUED ON OR AFTER NOVEMBER 7, 2017 BY JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (JJC). CANDIDATES MUST CONTACT JJC AT 815-280-2674 TO SCHEDULE THE POWER TEST OR WWW.JJC.EDU/POWERTESTING . COST OF TESTING IS AT CANDIDATE’S EXPENSE.

Application packets may be picked up at the Ottawa City Hall at 301 W. Madison Street, Ottawa, IL or can be downloaded at: http://www.cityofottawa.org. Application packets must be returned to the address shown below no later than 4:30 p.m. on or before Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in a sealed envelope with completed label below taped to the outside of the envelope.  No applications will be accepted after this date. 

Ottawa City Hall
ATTN:  Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
301 West Madison Street
Ottawa, Illinois 61350

The Board will begin the testing process with a MANDATORY Orientation immediately preceding the written exam Wednesday, on November 14, 2018 promptly at 5:30 p.m. at Ottawa City Hall, 301 West Madison Street, Ottawa, Illinois. FAILURE TO ATTEND THIS ORIENTATION WILL PREVENT FURTHER APPLICATION.  The written test will be on November 14, 2018 immediately following the orientation.  Candidates that receive a score of 70% or greater will be scheduled for an oral interview on November 30 or December 1, 2018.  Ottawa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

BOARD OF FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSIONERS
City of Ottawa, Illinois

APPLICATION PACKET