ILEAS is Hiring an Exercise Planning Coordinator to design, evaluate and assist Team Members across the State

The Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS), has identified a need to add a professional exercise planner and representative to our special teams staff.  ILEAS currently supports 6 WMD/SRT and 10 MFF’s comprised of hundreds of local officers and deputies that come together to form regional teams.  In addition, we are directly involved with 9 ITECS and 13 UCP Communication assets as well as 10 EOD teams. 

A vital component to resource readiness is training and exercise participation as a means to effectively test capabilities. Confirming personnel skills, command and control competency and equipment preparedness are all tested during challenging, well organized exercises.  The best exercises become the basis for future training while strengthening bonds between team members and other participating agencies and disciplines which ensures future success during a time of real crisis. 

The successful ILEAS Exercise Planner candidate will have a record of Federal and State recognized training and experience in this field.  At a minimum, will have completed FEMA HSEEP training, applicable IS training on exercise design and evaluation and is fully certified in all required command level NIMS certifications.  Designation as a Master Exercise Practitioner is preferable.  If selected for interview, candidates should be prepared to discuss their involvement in past exercises and their outcomes.  This position will require travel within the state that is reimbursed according to ITTF policy.  For more information, click on the link for the Job Description for this position.  Additional State and Federal employment documents are also available.

Salary and benefits include:

  • Salary: $48,500
  • 168 hrs annual PTO
  • Jury Duty Leave: As summoned
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Travel Reimbursement: Per State of Illinois Policy.

ILEAS is primarily funded through FEMA’s Homeland Security Grant Program.  Because of this, all employees understand that should funding stop or be reduced, continued employment may be terminated.  ILEAS is currently funded through June of 2021.  Applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to ILEAS Chief of Staff Larry Evans at

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