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Police Officer I Job opening - Riverdale state Georgia  ( Job openings )

Police Officer I Job opening - Riverdale state Georgia ( Job openings )

Riverdale , state Georgia ( By Press Release office)
2022-08-30T00:00 - 2022-09-29T00:00 | 48 | 2
   
     
   Job Summary:
   The employee hired into this non-exempt position is considered a non-sworn member of the department. This position is an inexperienced, non-certified, police officer trainee. The employee is assigned to assist different sworn employees with various tasks while awaiting assignment to the police academy. Upon successful completion of the police academy, the employee will enter into the field training program as a sworn employee. Work as a sworn employee involves routine patrol work and responding to emergency calls, citizen complaints, and alarms.  Duties include preliminary investigations, special detail assignments, administrative duties and other special assignments as assigned by superiors. This employee will be advanced to the position of Police Officer II after successful completion of the police academy, with a salary adjustment.
   Minimum Qualifications:
   High school diploma or equivalent
   Possession of a valid State of Georgia driver’s license (Class C)
   Satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
   Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older
   Must be a citizen of the United States
   Must have no record of a felony conviction
   Preferred Qualifications:
   Associates degree or two years of related college coursework is desirable
   Bachelor’s degree preferred
    
   Major Duties: Upon completion of a State Certified Police Academy
   Patrol the City to provide a visible deterrent in uniform and in marked cars and to enforce laws and ordinances and protect life and property; monitors commercial and residential areas for signs of criminal activity, patrols for suspicious persons or vehicles
   Enforces traffic and parking laws through the issuance of citations and warnings; routinely inspects roadways, bridges, and traffic signals and signs to find and report any hazardous conditions
   Performs business and residential security checks; checks building doors, windows, gates, and fences to ensure building/home is secured
   Reports buildings, homes, vehicles, or equipment that is not secured; ensures the safety and well-being of all residents/employees on duty; learns employees work patterns and alerts them to possible suspects and crime prevention
   Responds to calls for assistance, disturbance calls, and complaints of crimes; enforces Federal, State, and local laws by performing warrant, felony, or misdemeanor arrests; implements physical confrontation when necessary; protects the civil rights of persons in custody
   Investigates traffic accidents by establishing point of impact, interviewing witnesses, and collecting, preserving, and packaging evidence; detects impaired drivers and performs sobriety evaluations; books DUI suspects
   Secures and protects crime scene by establishing boundaries, detaining victims, suspects and witnesses, locating and identifying evidence, and briefing supervisors and investigators on their arrival
   Serves as first-responder to provide aid and assistance to victims of traffic and other accidents, assists fire and emergency medical services in treating and transporting victims
   Prepares and maintains a wide variety of departmental records and reports in compliance with departmental and legal policies and procedures; prepares and files thorough written case reports
   Gives advice on laws, ordinances, and general information to the public; renders advice on domestic disturbances, assists citizens in need
   Maintains assigned uniform, vehicle, and equipment in accordance with departmental policy and procedures.
   Presents evidence and testimony in courts of law; assists in prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases.
   Assists stranded motorists, directs traffic when necessary; escorts special processions; transports prisoners to jail
   Participates in departmental training programs
   Participates in community relation’s projects as required
   Serves and executes criminal and traffic warrants on felony and misdemeanor suspects
   Performs other related duties as assigned
    
   Knowledge Required by the Position:
   Knowledge of or the ability to learn Federal, State, and local laws and legal procedures
   Knowledge of or the ability to learn the department’s rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
   Knowledge of or the ability to learn law enforcement investigation methods, procedures, and techniques and the ability to apply such knowledge to specific situations
   Knowledge of or the ability to learn modern methods and practices of criminal investigation, gathering evidence, preservation of evidence, and identification
   Knowledge of or the ability to learn the geography of the City and the location of important buildings and areas.
   Knowledge of or the ability to learn skill in the use of firearms
   Ability Required by the Position:
   Ability to analyze situations and to take quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action given due regard to the surrounding hazards and circumstances of each situation
   Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports
   Ability to operate a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and night, in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow
   Ability to obtain information through interviews, interrogations, and observation
   Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions
   Ability to communicate clearly and effective, orally and writing
   Ability to drive and operate the department’s assigned vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient manner
   Ability to qualify annually with firearms
   Ability to work routinely under highly stressful conditions including life-threatening situations
   Ability to pass pre-employment physical examination including drug screening
   Ability to work independently
   Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with general public in sometimes difficult and trying circumstances (Customer Service)
   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the general public
   Ability to work accurately with detailed records and complex information
    
    
   Supervisory Controls:
   A Police Field Training Officer, Police Sergeant, or Lieutenant reviews assignments and gives specific instructions and assistance when guidance or patrol backup is needed.
   Guidelines:
   Abide by all Federal, State and local laws, Departmental Standard Operating Procedures and the Departmental Code of Ethics.  Work requires independent judgment and discretion in difficult or unusual situations.
   Complexity:
     
   Work requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of guidelines, policies, standards, and precedents.  Work involves personal danger.
   Scope and Effect:
   To enforce state laws and city ordinances, perform law enforcement duties, and to assist the public and other officers during emergency and non-emergency situations.
   Personal Contacts:
     
   Law enforcement officers and the general public.
   Purpose of Contacts:
     
   To resolve problems, conduct investigations, negotiate.
   Physical Demands:
   Work typically demands standing, walking, sitting and lifting over 100 lbs.  Work also includes carrying, pulling, climbing, kneeling, speaking, hearing and seeing.
   Work Environment:
   Work is performed in a variety of field and office settings and may require exposure to dangerous and life-threatening situations.  Must be willing to carry a firearm; mentally and physically capable of taking a life of another, if justified; willing to work as Departmental needs require any hour of the day or night (shift work), overtime, weekends, on call and holidays with little to minimal notice; work any location in the City and travel on specific assignments.
   Supervisory and Management Responsibility:
     
   This position has no supervisory or management responsibilities.
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