Police Officer Full time Job opening - Black Mountain state North Carolina ( Job openings )
Black Mountain , state North Carolina
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2022-01-13T00:00 - 2022-02-12T00:00 | 47 | 1
Police Officer (Non-Exempt)
neral Statement of Duties
Performs responsible protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; does related work as required.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
Employees in this class perform a full range of general law enforcement duties. Work includes patrolling during an assigned shift in a police car or on foot; preventing, detecting, and investigating disturbances and crime; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments. Employees must exercise judgement, initiative and calm control when performing duties. Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness, decisiveness, and respect. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and State and Federal laws, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers. The employees are subject to hazards associated with law enforcement including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot or cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as atmospheric conditions, loud noise, vibration, hazardous spills, fumes and gases and physical conditions. Employees may be exposed to human bodily fluids and are subject to the OSHA bloodborne pathogen standards and regulations and may be required to work in close quarters. This position is considered a safety sensitive role. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Patrol Sergeant and is evaluated through observation, conferences, review of reports and feedback from citizens.
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Tasks
Patrols streets in a police car or on foot; checks doors and windows; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects; report dangerous or defective street conditions, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions.
Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action warranted.
Investigates traffic accidents; issues traffic citations; directs traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities.
Performs investigations of accidents or crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, arrests, and processes criminal suspects; presents findings in court; may appear in court to provide information or testimony.
Issues citations for violation of traffic regulations, serves warrants; apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to magistrate and/or County detention facilities.
Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times at local schools and when traffic signals malfunction or accidents occur.
Prepares records and reports of activities.
Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; serves papers as needed.
Operates and maintains all departmental equipment, to include patrol vehicles, weapons, and other equipment in good working order.
Additional Job Duties
Attends training to enhance skills and maintains law enforcement certifications.
Assists stranded motorists; gives information and directions to visitors and the public.
Performs other related duties as required.
Recruitment and Selection Guidelines
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Possesses considerable knowledge of modern law enforcement techniques, principles, and procedures.
Possesses considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances pertaining to law enforcement operations and investigative procedures.
Possesses considerable knowledge of the physical, economic, and social characteristics of the Town.
Possesses considerable knowledge of the geographical layout of the Town.
Knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods, and equipment.
Knowledge of scientific crime detection and criminal identification methods and procedures.
Knowledge of the application of information technology to the job.
Skilled in the use of firearms and other police equipment as well as the application of self-defense tactics.
Ability to work calmly under conditions of high stress and physical and emotional fatigue.
Ability to prepare clear and concise reporting records that include communicating effectively in oral and written forms with all staff members.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, citizens, community leaders, and the public.
Skilled in collaborative conflict resolution.
Ability to act with sound judgement in routine and emergency situations.
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
Ability to present effective courtroom testimony.
Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens.
Must be able to physically perform the basic life functions of standing, walking, hearing, kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, and performing repetitive motions.
Must be able to perform light to medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; and 10 to 20 pounds frequently.
Must possess the visual acuity to operate a police vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things in law enforcement work; and to prepare and review a variety of records and reports.
Desirable Experience and Education
Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent required. Candidates with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in law enforcement or equivalent course study will be given preference in the selection process.
Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must possess a valid North Carolina driver's license and have completed the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission for a certified sworn law enforcement certification.
11A – Full salary: $42,222 to $63,425
SUBMIT APPLICATION BY MAIL OR IN PERSON TO: HUMAN RESOURCES, TOWN HALL LOCATED AT 160 MIDLAND AVE BLACK MOUNTAIN NC 28711.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
POSTING DATE: January 13, 2021
ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO AND MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND WHEN APPLICABLE A CREDIT CHECK. THE TOWN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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