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Employer: Arkansas City
Division: Police Department
Job Title: Public Service Officer
Salary: $12.61 


Job Description:

Police Service Officer

(Arkansas City Police Department)

Duties of this full-time position include providing support for police services in animal control, evidence custody/tracking, municipal court, nuisance calls and other related duties which do not require full police powers.  This particular position is subject to on-call status and may be required to work outside of normal working hours.

Ability to learn all applicable laws, ordinances, standards and regulations relating to animal control, property maintenance, nuisance and public safety codes required. Ability to learn all applicable Police Department rules and regulations and communicate effectively both orally and in writing essential.     

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.

The successful applicant must pass post-offer, pre-employment drug/alcohol screens along with physical capacity profile and background checks.  Pay Range: $12.61/hr (entry) - $17.05/hr (maximum).  Above entry level salary consideration may be given for directly related experience.

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

EOE/ADA

 

 

CITY OF ARKANSAS CITY

PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICER

 

Department:                Police                                                                                             Pay Range:  17

Division:                         N/A                                                                                                 Location:     Police Department

FLSA:                              Hourly, Non-Exempt                                                                

Work Shift:                   Generally M-F / 8am-5pm unless otherwise necessary.  Must respond to calls and/or alter schedule to meet the needs of the position.

Work Status:                Full-Time

PCP Level:                     3 – Medium Work

KPERS:                            KPERS 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

Provide support for police services in animal control, evidence custody/tracking, municipal court, city code violations and other related duties which do not require police powers.  This particular position is subject to on-call status and may be required to work outside of normal working hours.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the direction and supervision of the Detective Lieutenant.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

Animal Control Duties

  • Patrols streets to locate stray animals (dangerous, nuisance or in danger), promptly captures animals and transports them to the Cowley County Humane Society Animal Shelter.
  • Responds to complaints concerning animal problems or violations of animal control ordinances.
  • Removes dead, injured or dangerous animals from streets and residential premises and disposes of them.
  • Investigates animal bite reports, gathering and documenting information and facts through interviews and evidence collection.
  • Euthanizes injured and/or dangerous animals and disposes of carcasses.
  • Maintains records of City impounded animals housed at the Cowley County Humane Society Animal Shelter.
  • Compiles data regarding animal control, preparing accurate daily, monthly and annual reports of activities.
  • Investigates violations of animal control ordinances and refers violations to patrol for issuance of warnings or citations as required.
  • Appears in court to testify regarding animal control cases.
  • Coordinates a public relations program to foster public awareness of ordinances regarding animal control and humane treatment of animals, working closely with the media, public interest groups and businesses to promote improved care and control of animals.
  • Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent.
  • Carries out duties in conformance with city, state, county, and federal laws and ordinances.
  • Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities.

 

Evidence Clerk Duties

  • Ensures evidence is properly marked, documented and packaged at the time of submission.
  • Enters evidence custody reports into the computer database in a timely fashion.
  • Separates and shelves evidence according to evidence type and requirements.
  • Maintains 100% accountability of evidence in custody.
  • Maintains 100% accountability of chain of custody.
  • Maintains 100% accountability of destroyed evidence.
  • Follows Police Department Policies, Protocols and Procedures as they relate to evidence collection/preservation and evidence room management.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of equipment and software.
  • Checks equipment on each shift and reports broken equipment or malfunctions.
  • Enters and maintains department records for juvenile holding according to JJA Rules and Regulations.
  • Delivers and retrieves evidence from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Laboratory.

 

Municipal Court Duties

  • Assists persons with filling out required court paperwork.
  • Maintain courtroom decorum such as having persons remove hats/caps and other head coverings before allowing them to take a seat in the courtroom as well as ensure all cell phones are turned off.
  • Assure defendants found guilty of an A/B misdemeanor are fingerprinted and the necessary paperwork is completed.
  • Conduct PBT, at the judge’s request, to test a defendant’s breath alcohol level.
  • Contact the Police Department to take persons into custody ordered arrested by the judge. Be prepared to maintain visual contact with them until an officer arrives.
  • Oversees deferrals, jail sentences, probations, pre-sentence matters, failures, and probationers when in violation of their probation guidelines and writes arrest and detain orders when appropriate.

 

Reporting Duties

  • Document miscellaneous issues and incidents as instructed by a supervisor.

 

Code Enforcement

  • Periodically patrols or inspects the City at-large to monitor violations of local codes.
  • Responds to complaints of potential code violations relating to property maintenance, nuisance and public safety code related matters.
  • Conducts investigations of potential violations Meets with owners, tenants, contractors, developers, businesses, etc., to review and explain the basic code requirements and violations or potential violations.
  • Provides information to persons requesting information or assistance in code enforcement matters.
  • Maintains a variety of logs and records related to inspection and enforcement activities.
  • Prepares reports of activities and investigations.
  • Assists in obtaining, enhancing, preparing or presenting exhibits or other evidence in court, including taking photographs of violations, as required.
  • Perfoms all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.

 

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A working knowledge of animal restraint and care techniques.
  • Some skill in operating the tools and equipment used in animal control, and evidence processing.
  • Ability to learn Police Department Policies, Protocols and Procedures and state statutes as they relate to evidence collection/preservation and evidence room management.
  • Ability to learn all applicable laws, ordinances, standards and regulations relating to animal control, property maintenance, nuisance and public safety codes.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public.
  • Exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Learn the City's geography and demonstrate that knowledge.
  • Skill in handling stressful situations and effectively dealing with difficult or angry people.

 

COMMITMENT TO MISSION AND ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES

It is each employee’s commitment to uphold these core values while representing the City of Arkansas City in carrying out municipal duties as public servants.  These values should form the basis for interactions with the general public, with other agencies and with each other.

 

Mission

The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

 

Statement of Organizational Values

We value Professional Ethics, which includes:

  • Honesty
  • Compassion
  • Fairness
  • Confidentiality
  • Reliability
  • Stewardship of resources
  • Respectfulness
  • Non-discriminatory behavior
  • Professionalism & personal courtesy

 

We value Commitment to Citizens through Customer Service, which includes:

  • Courteous interaction with the public
  • Pride & ownership
  • Programs that address citizen needs
  • A sense of urgency and responsiveness
  • A service-oriented approach to patrons
  • Listening as well as hearing

 

We value Committment to Excellence, which includes:

  • An ability to see the big picture
  • A sense of pride
  • A commitment to employee knowledge
  • Employee professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Protection of health, safety & public welfare
  • A willingness to embrace change
  • A commitment to organizational goals
  • Clear communication

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or acceptable equivalent.
  • Complete, within 12 months of hire, training for Property and Evidence custodians.
  • Complete, within 12 months of hire, training for Animal Control.

 

CERTIFICATION(S)/LICENSE(S)

  • 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.
  • Complete, within 12 months of hire, NCIC training and certification.

                            

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING

The following pre-employment testing may be conducted and successfully completed by the employee:

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

 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Animal Control vehicle , animal capture and tranquilizing drugs and equipment, police radio, first aid equipment, personal computer, mobile data terminal, evidence scanning equipment, Live Scan equipment, telephone, copy machine, fax machine and e-ticketing device.

 

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.  Will come in contact with animals, some of which may be dangerous or vicious.

 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 and restraint ofanimals.  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

 

Perform 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 members of the public

 

         ENVIRONMENTAL/ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS:

40% Inside

60% Outside

Temperature Extremes: when outside will be in all temperature extremes

Noise Level:

Low:

Moderate: X

High:

Vibration: Not present

Dust: Present

Odors: Present

Fumes: Present

Vapors: Not present

Mists: Present

Gases: Present

Chemicals: Present

Note Types: To include but not limited to ether, anhydrous ammonia, red phosphorus, hydrochloric acid, iodine, and others.

Blood Borne Pathogens Present: Present

                   

 

 

               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.

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: 201708

Open Date: 11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: