Lake County, Illinois is seeking proposals from qualified Consultant to work alongside the Lake County Sheriff’s Commission as a Promotional Assessment Evaluator and adopt the Rules, Regulations and Procedures defined in the Scope of Work. There are three steps in the Sheriff Merit Commission Promotional process: Written Exam, Oral Interview, and Promotion Assessment. Testing is conducted for Sergeant and Lieutenant positions every two (2) years. Next schedule test will be performed in Fall 2022.
January 4, 2022
Q#1: What vendor has most recently performed these services?
A: None, the Sheriff’s Office has used consulting firms for new entry level candidates written exams to become a deputy. Scenario based examinations for promotion to the ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant is the new program we want to initiate.
Q#2: How many candidates can be expected to particulate in the assessment center for each rank?
A: The County can not provide an estimate at this time as this is a new step in our promotional process. The most effective way to determine an approximate # would be to try to find an average of the Deputies that have participated over the past couple of testing years. The # of Deputies testing for Sergeant is always greater than those testing from Sergeant to Lieutenant. This is a voluntary decision. Open to further discussion with the selected Vendor.
Q#3: Who is responsible for providing/compensating the assessors?
A: The Lake County Merit Commission.
Q#4: Will the Merit Commission consider using video recordings to provide candidate feedback in lieu of written reports?
A: This can be discussed further with selected Vendor.
Q#5: Is a formal job analysis required? If not, is job analysis data available for each rank?
A: Not, quite sure how to address this question but this will be a collaborative effort in the planning meetings both the vendor and department will decide to determine duties and responsibilities.
Q#6: Will the County provide the venue in which to conduct the assessment center exercises?
A: Yes, this will be discussed further with the selected Vendor.