Police Officer/Cadet PCO

Agency: Albuquerque Police Department

Location: Albuquerque NM

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement

 

Salary:  $38,688.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 1700677

Closing: 5/26/2017 11:59 PM Mountain

 

Position Summary

Provide basic law enforcement services to an assigned area under the direction of a Field Services Sergeant.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing.

$5,000 HIRING BONUS
UP TO $2,200 TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT FOR OUT OF STATE APPLICANTS 


Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

 

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements

         Must be 21 years of age by graduation from the academy.

         Must have a valid driver's license and obtain a New Mexico driver's (Class D) license within 30 days of your date of hire.

         Must be a United States citizen.

         Must have a high school diploma or GED. 

         Must have thirty-two (32) credit hours from an accredited college or university (minimum 2.0 GPA). 

         College credit requirement will be waived if you have two (2) years active military service or four (4) years in the reserve/national guard. An honorable discharge is required, as stipulated on your DD-214. A general discharge will be considered on a case by case basis.

         College credit requirement will be waived if you have two (2) years continuous service as a Police Service Aide or APD Transport Officer with the City of Albuquerque.

         College credit requirement will be waived if you have five (5) years continuous service as a government or private sector employee.

         No felony convictions. Criminal activity in which applicant has been convicted of, pled guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge, been involved in any prosecution diversion program (PPP) as adjudicated for a felony crime committed will be permanently disqualified. Felony arrests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

         No misdemeanor convictions within the last three (3) years from the date of initial testing. Candidates who within 3 years preceding their written test date, have been convicted of, pled guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contendre to any violation of federal law, state law, or local ordinance that would be classified as a misdemeanor crime, will be reviewed on an individual basis (does not include minor traffic violations).  Misdemeanor arrests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

         No DWI convictions within the last five (5) years from the date of initial testing, whether from an administrative sanction by a Motor Vehicle Department, criminal conviction, or military disciplinary action. Multiple DWIs in the most recent ten (10) year period disqualifies an individual as an applicant.  (Multiple is defined as two (2) or more DWIs).  DWI arrests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

         An applicant cannot have been convicted of a Domestic Violence Act.  Domestic related arrests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

         No use in the last three (3) years of any illegal drug that would amount to a misdemeanor crime if found in possession (includes marijuana).

         No use in the last five (5) years of any illegal drug that would amount to a felony crime if found in possession (includes felony prescription drug use).

         Any financial accounts referred to collections, written or charged off  will be reviewed on a case by case basis and may result in disqualification.

         Applicants who do not meet these requirements might be eligible under the Exceptional Candidate Waiver described below.

Exceptional Candidate Waiver

Applicants who do not have the 32 college credits necessary to test into the background process may be eligible to apply under an "Exceptional Candidatecategory:

         Minimum 24 years of age

         Stable, and positive work history. Any history of discipline, termination or resignation in lieu of termination is grounds for disqualification

         Secure financial status

         Must commit to a minimum 3 years of service with the Albuquerque Police Department

         Must acquire 60 college credit hours from an accredited college or university within 3 years of completing On the Job Training (OJT)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.

 

Preferred Knowledge

         Methods, techniques and procedures of law enforcement including patrol, crime prevention, investigation and identification

         Principles of report preparation

         Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, state statutes, city ordinances, state vehicle codes and safety regulations

         Firearms and defensive tactics skills and survival techniques

         Routine Street Patrol

         Principles and practices of firearm use

         Occupational hazards and standard safety practices

         Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations

Preferred Skills & Abilities

         Use and properly care for firearms

         Understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures

         Prepare clear and concise reports

         Analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine and take appropriate action

         Identify potential crime situations or traffic hazards and take preventive action

         Perform defensive tactics and survival techniques

         Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public

         Communicate clearly and concisely

         Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

 

 

 

 

 

 

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