ILEAS to seek applicants for a hiring opportunity related to the recently awarded ICJIA Less Lethal Alternatives for Law Enforcement Grant.

ILEAS seeking applicants for hiring opportunity related to the recently awarded ICJIA Less Lethal Alternatives for Law Enforcement Grant.

The recently awarded $19 million ICJIA grant to ILEAS will be an aggressive undertaking.  The performance period for this grant officially started on August 17th, 2023 and at this point, ends on June 30th, 2024.  In that time, a competitive application process will have to be designed, inventory acquisition, distribution and accounting, training involving officer interactions as well as device certification and reporting and the financial accounting for each dollar spent will all have to be overseen by new staff members.  ILEAS has recently filled the positions of Special Programs Manager and Programs Device Coordinator.  We continue to accept submissions from experienced, qualified persons to handle the role of Training Coordinator. 

  • Special Program Training Coordinator - $6,303/month. A sizeable portion of this grant will involve the identification and possible funding for a variety of classroom and scenario based training offering Less Lethal Alternatives to L.E. Officers.  Interviewing skills, de-escalation and C.I.T. course work are examples this person will explore.  A working or past relationship with the M.T.U. system, ILETSB and Western Illinois University and the Executive Institute for training will be vital to success to bring about training options across the state. 

The funding for this initiative comes as a result of the Safe-T-Act.  The expected end date for this round of funding is 30 June, 2024 making it necessary for any chosen candidate to be able to start work as soon as possible and be able to hit the ground running. There is always a possibility that funding will be extended or reauthorized, but for this announcement understand that this is less than a single year project.  Only standard F.I.C.A. and Workman’s Compensation benefits are paid.  ILEAS observes 12 paid off holidays during any calendar year and has a PTO program that will be negotiated with hired personnel. 

We need to act quickly.  So please, review the attached job description and if interested, submit a letter of introduction and intent along with your resume to:

Bryant Seraphin

ILEAS Chief of Staff


This position will be open until filled.  Once filled, an announcement will be posted to the website closing the application process and introducing the newly hired personnel.


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