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Employer: Arkansas City
Division: Police Department
Job Title: Police Officer
Salary: $16.90 Hourly


Job Description:

Police Officer

(Arkansas City Police Department)

The Arkansas city Police Department is seeking ethical, dedicated individuals to join our team of professional police officers. We offer interesting and varied work, advancement, autonomy, and responsibility where you have the opportunity to develop yourself through interesting training and support for further academic and professional development. You will have the satisfaction of doing a challenging job that makes a difference and enjoy the respect of your fellow citizens. 

Duties of this full-time position include enforcing federal, state and local laws and ordinances; working on assigned shifts performing patrols, traffic control, preliminary investigation, and detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.

Candidates must possess a high school diploma/acceptable equivalent and a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record as determined by the employer.  Associate’s degree or vocational school training in political science, criminal justice, public administration, or related field is preferred but not required.

Candidate must not have any felony convictions and disqualifying criminal history.  Must complete basic training requirements within 18 months of hire and must maintain training requirements as required by Kansas Statute. The successful applicant must be 21 years of age or older, pass post-offer, pre-employment drug/alcohol screens along with physical capacity profile, background checks, psychological and polygraph examinations.  Hiring range based on qualifications: $16.90 - 22.86/hour. 

The City of Arkansas City provides an excellent benefits package including family health and dental insurance, life insurance and KP&F retirement benefits.

Applications accepted until position is filled with initial review beginning

Thursday April 21, 2016.

EOE/ADA

 

CITY OF ARKANSAS CITY

POLICE OFFICER

Department: Police                                                                                                            Pay Range:  23

Division:  None                                                                                                                   Location: Police Department    

FLSA: Hourly, 7(k) Exemption                                                                                      

Work Shift:  Generally 12 hr shifts day or night and as needed                

Work Status:  Full-time       

PCP Level: 3 - Medium Work             

KPERS:  KPF Covered Position                                                                                                                                

Residency: None                   

Response Time: 45 Minutes                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Cell Allowance:  Yes   

 

City Manager Signature:     -ON FILE-                                                                                           Date Approved: -ON FILE-

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related law enforcement activities.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Police Lieutenant.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Although not supervisory in nature, this position is tasked with providing leadership and guidance for other staff members within the department.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Works on assigned shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, preliminary investigation, first aid at accidents, and detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Maintains availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies.
  • Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances.
  • Patrols streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving law violations.
  • Quickly responds to 9-1-1 emergency radio calls.
  • Examines doors, windows, premises of unoccupied buildings in order to detect suspicious conditions.
  • Accompanies prisoners to headquarters, jail, or court and appears in court as arresting officer.
  • Gives advice on laws and ordinances and general information to the public.
  • Attends training classes in police methods, firearms, first aid, and related subjects.
  • Performs typical duties involving: dusting for latent fingerprints; obtaining fingerprints of suspects; interviewing suspects and witnesses; gathering and preserving evidence; arresting violators.
  • Summoning ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles; taking measurements and drawing diagrams of scenes.
  • Conducting follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift; developing leads and tips; searching scenes for clues.
  • Analyze and evaluate evidence; preparing cases for giving testimony and testifying in court proceedings.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and records, including incident reports, Officer's Daily Log, reports of investigation, field interrogation reports, alcohol reports, DUI check list, vehicle impoundment forms, etc.
  • Undertakes community oriented police work such as public assistance, crime prevention, and community programs.
  • Coordinates activities with other Police Officers or other City departments, exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the City Attorney and Municipal Court Manager regarding cases, policies and procedures.
  • Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides general information about Department activities.

 

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Serves as a member of various employee committees.
  • Attending meetings, trainings and seminars.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proven knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment.
  • Demonstrated skill in operating the tools and equipment utilized by a police officer.
  • Ability to learn applicable laws, ordinances, and department regulations.
  • Perform work requiring established physical standards
  • Communicate effectively including giving and receiving verbal and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relations with peers, supervisors, and the public.
  • Exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
  • Meet special requirements listed below.
  • Ability to learn the City's geography.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be able to read and write the English language.
  • Must successfully complete and pass internal selection process.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of employment.
  • High school diploma or acceptable equivalent.
  • Two-year community college degree or vocational school training in political science,  criminal justice, public administration, or related field is preferred but not required.
  • Any combination of the above as determined appropriate by the employer.
  • Must not have felony convictions and disqualifying criminal history within the past seven years.

 

CERTIFICATION(S) AND LICENSE(S)

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record as determined by the employer.
  • Must not have a recent record of suspension or revocation of driver’s license in any state.
  • If not certified as a law enforcement officer by the Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training (CPOST) must successfully complete the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) academy within 18 months of hire, and be granted certification as a law enforcement officer by (CPOST); or be granted reciprocation or a waiver from the directors of KLETC and CPOST.
  • Must complete the department Field Training Officer Program within 18 months of hire.
  • Must maintain training requirements as required by Kansas Statute 74-5607a(b).

 

PRE- EMPLOYMENT TESTING

Components of the following pre-employment testing will be conducted and successfully completed by the employee:

  • Completed application.
  • Written test.
  • Polygraph examination.
  • Psychological examination.
  • Physical Capacity Profile – Level 3.
  • Drug screen.
  • Alcohol testing.
  • Criminal history background checks.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS

Work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee often works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. May come into contact with individuals of a dangerous nature.  Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Must meet Level 3 in Department of Labor’s Dictionary of Titles – Medium Work exerting  20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 – 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible 10 pounds or force constantly.          While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee may be required to run, jump, and engage in aggressive physical contact in the pursuit, capture, restraint, and arrest of criminals and alleged violators.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

              LIFTING

Maximum Force

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Objects

01-10lbs.

(Sedentary)

 

 

 

x

 

 

11-20lbs.

(Light)

 

 

x

 

 

 

21-50lbs.

(Medium)

 

 

x

 

 

 

51-100lbs.

(Heavy)

 

X

 

 

 

 

100 + lbs.

(Very Heavy)

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

CARRYING

Maximum Force

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Maximum Distance Carried

01-10lbs.

(Sedentary)

 

 

 

x

 

Can be over 100 feet.

11-20lbs.

(Light)

 

 

x

 

 

Can be over 100 feet.

21-50lbs.

(Medium)

 

 

x

 

 

Can be over 100 feet.

51-100lbs.

(Heavy)

 

x

 

 

 

Can be over 100 feet.

100 + lbs.

(Very Heavy)

 

x

 

 

 

Can be over 100 feet.

 

              PUSHING/PULLING

Maximum Force

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Maximum Distance Moved

01-10lbs.

(Sedentary)

 

 

 

x

 

Can be over 100 feet.

11-20lbs.

(Light)

 

 

x

 

 

Can be over 100 feet.

21-50lbs.

(Medium)

 

 

x

 

 

Can be over 100 feet.

51-100lbs.

(Heavy)

 

x

 

 

 

Can be over 100 feet.

100 + lbs.

(Very Heavy)

 

x

 

 

 

Can be over 100 feet.

 

              REACHING

 

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Comments

Total Reaching

 

 

 

 

x

 

Below waist

 

 

x

 

 

 

Waist to Shoulder

 

 

 

x

 

 

Overhead

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

             OTHER PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Comments

Sitting

 

 

x

 

 

 

Standing

 

 

 

x

 

 

Walking

 

 

 

x

 

 

Climbing/Balancing (stairs, ladders, other)

 

 

x

 

 

Ladders, stairs, and etc.

Operating Foot Controls

 

 

x

 

 

 

Rotation of head/neck

 

 

 

x

 

 

Flexion (head bend down & head bend back)

 

 

 

x

 

 

Bending at the waist

 

 

 

x

 

Performed in all types of positioning (i.e. sitting, standing, and etc.)

Twisting at the waist

 

 

 

x

 

Performed in all types of positioning (i.e. sitting, standing, and etc.)

Kneeling

 

 

x

 

 

 

Crouching (squatting)

 

 

x

 

 

 

Crawling

 

x

 

 

 

 

Lying down (back, side, front)

 

x

 

 

 

 

Handling/grasping

 

 

 

x

 

 

Forceful Gripping

 

 

x

 

 

 

Fine Finger Manipulation

 

 

x

 

 

 

Keyboarding/Mouse

 

 

x

 

 

 

Repetitive motion (multiple manipulation of same muscle group)

 

x

 

 

 

 

High Impact vibratory tools (bucking/riveting)

x

 

 

 

 

 

Low Impact vibratory tools (drilling/sanding)

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

SEEING

Near Acuity: Required

Far Acuity: Required

Depth Perception: Required

Field of Vision: Required

Color Discrimination: Not Required

Note Colors: N/A

         

 

HEARING/TALKING

Co-workers and public (in person and telephone).

 

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, PARTS USED

Police vehicle, police radio, radar gun, handgun and other weapons as required, Taser, baton (asp), handcuffs, pager, first aid equipment, copy machine, personal computer, mobile data terminal, Live Scan Instrument, fax machine, telephone, e-ticketing device.

 

             ENVIRONMENTAL/ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS

40% Inside

60% Outside

Temperature Extremes: All temperature extremes when outside

Noise Level:

Low:

Moderate: x

High: x (occasionally)

Vibration:  Not Present

Dust: Present

Odors:  Present

Fumes:  Present

Vapors:  Not Present

Mists: Present

Gases: Present

Chemicals:  Present

Note Types: all types

Blood Borne Pathogens Present: Yes

                 

 

             COGNITIVE & BEHAVIORAL CAPACITIES

 

Present

Comments:

 

Yes

 

No

Where appropriate: frequency or % of job

COMPREHENSION, REMEMBER & PLAN

 

 

 

Articulate and comprehend information in conversation.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Read, comprehend, and use written materials.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Use technology/instruments/tools & information systems.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Remember spoken instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Remember written instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Remember visual instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Remember simple instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Remember detailed instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Perform repetitive or short-cycle work.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Work under specific instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Completed complex tasks.

x

 

Frequent basis.

ATTENTION & CONCENTRATION

 

 

 

Fine detail:  Regularly deals with data or things requiring attention to minute detail.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Interruptions:  Requires quickly resumed attention after multiple interruptions, or ability to easily shift between tasks.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Sustained Attention:  Requires unbroken lengthy attention to same/similar tasks.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Multitasking:  Job requires ability to attend to more than one activity simultaneously such as typing while answering phones.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Visual or aural distractions:  busy, noisy environment making focusing difficult.

x

 

Frequent basis.

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

 

 

 

Decision making:  Makes critical decisions potentially affecting costs to company or public safety.($ or lives)

x

 

 

Planning:  Responsible for laying-out and planning sequence of work activity.

x

 

 

Simple, repetitive, short-cycle tasks:  Must frequently deal with boredom.

 

x

 

INFORMATION PROCESSING

 

 

 

Processes highly technical information:  reads, understands and uses complex or highly technical information or computation (calculus, etc.)      

x

 

 

 

Present

Comments:

 

Yes

 

No

Where appropriate: frequency or % of job

Integrating Information: Obtains information (reads, hears) from multiple sources, then must be able to synthesize, integrate, and then utilize the information.

x

 

Frequent basis.

High productivity or highly speeded work

Meets expectation for high level of output with little “down-time” between tasks.

x

 

Frequent basis.

High level visual-spatial reasoning:  Processes information in graphic form.  Perceives 3 dimensional objects from 2 dimensional representations (drawings plans, etc.).

x

 

Frequent basis.

ACADEMIC COMPETENCE

 

 

 

High School or equivalency

x

 

 

Competence beyond H.S. :AD/BD (circle 1)

 

x

Associate Degree preferred.

Graduate level education needed.

How much?  What kind?

 

x

 

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS

 

 

 

Works alone:  must work independently, with little oversight or supervision and/or contact with others

x

 

Frequent basis.

Works in close proximity to others:  works in same physical area as others but interaction is either limited or not required.

x

 

Limited basis.

Frequent &/or extensive interaction with others, such as customers, public or peers (e.g. cashier, receptionist).

x

 

Frequent basis.

Deals with people under adverse circumstances:  deal with people who are angry or confrontational, critiques work of others, gives “bad news” etc.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Deals with people under pressure of time or numbers (Customers with construction or code problems)

x

 

Frequent basis.

Teamwork:  Works as integral part of team, must cooperate with others, divide tasks, integrate output, and put team goals, ideas or plans before ones’ own.

x

 

Frequent basis.

ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

Maintain predictable and reliable attendance.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Be punctual.

x

 

Frequent basis.

Take rest periods at set times or only times determined by breaks in job responsibilities.

 

x

Only as conditions and circumstances allow.

Adjust to a flexible schedule of work days or shifts.

x

 

Limited basis.

GENERAL COMMENTS

This job description is intended to identify and illustrate the kinds of duties that may be assigned.  It should not be interpreted as describing all of the duties that may ever be required or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments given.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The City of Arkansas City is an At-Will employer.

 

I, __________________________________________, have read and understand the information contained herein.

                                (Print Name)

 

_________________________________________________                              _______________________

                                             Signature                                                                                      Date

 



Vacancy Number: 201602

Open Date: 3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
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