Park Police Officer I

Agency: Clark County

Location: Las Vegas NV

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement

 

Salary:  $47,174.40 - $72,696.00 Annually

Job Type: PERMANENT

Department: Administrative Services

Job Number: PPO-2017

Closing: Continuous

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Park Police Officer I, under general supervision, patrols County parks and other property under County jurisdiction for the purpose of assisting the public, controlling crime, preventing or detecting violations of law, and making arrests.

The successful candidate will start at the minimum of the salary range.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.

 

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience: Equivalent to completion of two years of college course work in law enforcement, criminal justice, police science, or a closely related field.  Related work experience may be substituted for the education on a year for year basis.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

 

Working Conditions:  Wear a uniform as specified. Must carry a department issued firearm and maintain annual firearms training certification. Must work for extended periods of time outdoors and in potentially life-threatening situations.

Licensing/Certification and other Requirements:  Must possess a valid Nevada State P.O.S.T. Category I Certification or have completed a certified Nevada Police Academy Category I training program at time of application.  Must be capable of passing Nevada P.O.S.T. Category I State Physical Fitness Examination as defined by NAC 289.205.  Must meet the minimum standards for appointment as defined in NAC 289.110. Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment.

Nevada Police Academy Graduates: Within 16 weeks of date of hire, must pass Nevada P.O.S.T. Category I Physical Fitness Examination. Within one year of hire must pass the Nevada P.O.S.T. Proficiency Examination, administered by Nevada P.O.S.T. 
 
Out-of-State Candidates: Applicants with P.O.S.T. certifications outside the state of Nevada must provide documentation at time of application proving their certification meets Nevada P.O.S.T. Category I standards. Within one year of hire must complete requirements and receive Nevada P.O.S.T. Category I Certification. For information on Nevada P.O.S.T reciprocity requirements visit: 
http://post.nv.gov/Training/Reciprocity/ .
 
Failure to complete required training or receive required certification shall be proper cause for termination.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician. A psychological test and polygraph is part of the exam.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Provides information and appropriate assistance concerning department programs and park facilities.
Explains and interprets park ordinances, rules and regulations.
Lectures to school and community groups on park programs.
Provides reports as required to supervisor's office.
Patrols parks and other jurisdictional facilities for the purpose of controlling crime, preventing and detecting violations of laws, and making arrests or issuing citations for major violations on foot and by vehicle.
Performs investigative duties regarding park complaints and incidents.
Assists other law enforcement agencies when necessary.
Provides crowd and traffic control coverage at special events and assigned recreation activities. Assists and provides appropriate first aid.
Writes detailed reports on all accidents, arrest reports, other necessary reports.
Testifies in court when necessary.
Transports and books arrested persons.
Responds to emergencies at park locations.
Drives a County vehicle to transport persons, travel to various park locations, and respond to emergency situations.
Performs other similar and related duties as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Traverse difficult terrain, strength and stamina to physically restrain suspects; occasionally lift and carry up to 100 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.