POLICE OFFICER (Certified or Uncertified)

 

Job Number:

6207 or 6308

Job Title:

POLICE OFFICER (Certified or Uncertified)

Category:

Public Safety

Status:

Open

Additional Status Information:

Resumes are Welcome but an Employment Application MUST be Completed.

Salary:

Certified: $37,855
Uncertified: $34,500

 

Description:

Job Title:  Police Officer

Job Summary: This position is responsible for performing a full range of law enforcement duties in the patrol, community policing, crime prevention, and transportation functions of the City of East Point Police Department. The incumbent may be assigned temporarily to a specialty area within the department based on needs.
 

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT TEST PREPARATION:
Most law enforcement agencies require candidates to pass a qualification exam.

JobTestPrep offers custom made PrepPacks
™ to help you prepare for your upcoming exam.

Start practicing for your Law enforcement test here! These guides will help you pass the exam and outperform your competition.

Practice now >>

 

 

Major Duties:
• Patrol Assignment: Maintains law and order and protects life and property: Patrols assigned geographic area; Receives and responds to dispatched calls; Investigates and takes appropriate action on assigned calls; conducts security checks of businesses, parks, public buildings, industrial areas and residences; issues citations and/or makes arrests for violations of laws including traffic violations and local ordinances; prepares incident and accident reports; attends and testifies in court, including Superior, State, Juvenile, Administrative and Municipal, on cases investigated or reports written; responds to natural and man-made disasters; locates defendants and serves criminal warrants; assists with crowd control and security assignments at various public gatherings or incident scenes; reports hazardous conditions on public roadways and bridges; conducts surveillance; provides assistance to the public as needed; provides information and guidance regarding victim’s rights; assesses victims rendering aid to the injured prior to EMS arrival; requests assistance of other agencies including emergency and towing services; processes arrested persons following established procedures; renders aid to other law enforcement personnel; attends/participates in daily roll call including inspection and training prior to going on duty; participates in training programs to improve knowledge and skills; performs a minimum of twenty training hours to include firearms and legal updates; performs specialized short or long term assignments including administrative, technical and investigative duties as required; duties to include but not limited to court and City Hall security and transport of inmates to and from medical facilities; may serve as field training officer; works with public, civic organizations, etc. in conducting community activities. Performs other related duties as assigned including but not limited to bike patrol, P.A.I. and community groups.
• Traffic Assignment: Maintains traffic control through observation and the use of speed detection devices; conducts road closures; detains and tests drivers suspected of driving under the influence; directs traffic at scene; prepares accident reports; conducts and prepares investigations of vehicle accidents; attends/participates in daily roll call including inspection and training prior to going on duty; participates in training programs to improve knowledge and skills; performs specialized short or long term assignments including administrative, technical and investigative duties as required; duties include special details in assisting the public with various traffic related concerns; surveying intersections for new traffic control devices such as stop signs and speed signs; maintains and operates S.M.A.R.T machine; may serve as field training officer; works with public, civic organizations, etc. in conducting community activities. Performs other related duties as assigned including but not limited to bike patrol, P.A.I. and community groups.
• Community Oriented Policing: Maintains peace within controlled school and community settings; Investigates community incidents; collects evidence and property; completes incident and accident reports; serves warrants; testifies in court; gathers victim, defendant and witness information; prepares and delivers oral presentations in school and community settings; works with at-risk populations; analyzes data on crime trends and citizen complaints and determines appropriate response; plans and organizes community involvement; participates in problem-solving activities aimed at reducing crime and increasing community safety.
• Performs other related duties as assigned including but not limited to bike patrol, P.A.I. and community groups.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required by the Position:
• Knowledge of law enforcement concepts and terminology, including criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime prevention; first-aid principles and techniques; report preparation and record keeping; and human behavior theories related to criminology, crisis intervention and crowd control;
• Knowledge of laws and court decisions pertaining to law enforcement, including search and seizure, suspects and prisoner’s rights, and custody and protection of evidence; operational principles and practices of criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime prevention; court and trial procedures;
• Knowledge of the use and effects of law enforcement weapons; methods of self-defense and physical restraint;
• Knowledge of East Point Police Department, policies and procedures; geographic layout of City; vocabulary of technical/specialized fields of law enforcement such as identification, detention and pathology;
• Skill in learning, interpreting, applying and explaining complex laws and regulations; reading and interpreting documents such as maps, diagrams and textbooks;
• Skill in performing accurate mathematical calculations; comprehending and retaining factual information and applying what is learned;
• Skill in observing and remembering details of events, names, faces, numbers and physical descriptions; preparing and maintaining clear, accurate and concise reports and files;
• Skill in communicating effectively in both verbal and written form; exercising tact, self-restraint, judgment and strategy in dealing with people of all races, ethnicities and socio-economic groups and who may have emotional or physical difficulties;
• Skill in exercising sound independent judgment in emergency or stressful situations; correctly interpreting a given situation and taking appropriate action under a variety of conditions;
• Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies;
• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
• Ability to gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts and evidence and to draw sound conclusions; working ability to obtain valid information by interview and interrogation;
• Ability to work rotating shifts, varying hours and be on call.
 

Minimum Qualifications:
• POLICE OFFICER I (Non-Certified): High school diploma or equivalent; meet POST requirements for PEACE Officer Certification and/or academy pursuant to GA law; successful completion of Police Academy; equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fully trained, POST certified position, with less than two (2) years experience.

• POLICE OFFICER II (Certified): High school diploma or equivalent; graduation from a two-year college with course work in political science, criminology, criminal justice or related field preferred; two (2) years of Police Officer experience; Must be a Certified Peace Officer under regulations of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.); equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fully trained, POST certified position with minimum of two (2) years of experience.

Publication Date/Time:

5/18/2011 3:20 PM

Closing Date/Time:

Open Until Filled

Qualifications:

Applicants must meet ALL minimum qualifications established for this position for further consideration.

Special Requirements:

All candidates must pass the State of Georgia Police Academy and become GA P.O.S.T. Certified. Vacancy information may be obtained at the City of East Point Human Resources Department located at 1526 East Forrest Ave, Suite 400, East Point, GA 30344. We accept applications Monday through Friday 8:00am until 5:00pm. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications are only accepted by way of US Mail or in person. We do not accept faxed or emailed applications.

Miscellaneous:

The City of East Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

 Apply Now for Police Officer Job