Job Title:

Police Officer

Opening Date/Time:

Wed. 08/05/15 12:00 AM Eastern Time



Job Type:

Public Safety


Police Department - 3035 Lexington Road, Athens, Georgia




 Purpose and Job Related Requirements

$3000 Hiring Incentive



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REPORTS TO: Police Sergeant
FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt
CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System, Requires satisfactory completion of a twelve month probationary period.
SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes; Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance
 Purpose of Job 
The purpose of this job is to protect life and property, recognize and protect constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens, and enforce federal, state, and local laws.  Patrols assigned locations; responds to emergency calls; conducts preliminary investigations; apprehends offenders; provides traffic direction; participates in court activities; maintains peace and order in situations that violate or pose a threat to public safety and prepares/maintains documentation and provides information/assistance to the general public.  Performs additional tasks as assigned. 

Below are qualifications that may entitle you to
salary above the annual entry rate (max of $2400):

• 2 years of active duty military service------------------------------------------------------------------------$600
• 3 years of active duty military service------------------------------------------------------------------------$900
• 4 years of active duty military service---------------------------------------------------------------------$1,200
• Possess the Georgia Peace Officer Certification prior to employment---------------------------$1,200
• Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Degree from an accredited college/technical school
or 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours------------------------------------------------------------------$1,200
• College Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college/university----------------------------$2,400

*Qualification                                    Entry Rate              After 6 Months            After 12 Months
Minimum                                              $35,595                    $36,931                          $38,267
2 Years Active Military Service            $36,195                    $37,531                          $38,867
3 Years Active Military Service            $36,495                    $37,831                          $39,167
4 Years Active Military Service            $36,795                    $38,131                          $39,467
Georgia P.O.S.T. Certified                   $36,795                    $38,131                          $39,467
Assoc. Degree in Criminal Justice       $36,795                    $38,131                          $39,467
College Baccalaureate Degree            $37,995                    $39,331                          $40,667

In addition, a total of $3,000 will be offered as a hiring incentive to be paid in $1,000 increments over first 12 months of employment.



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Job Related Requirements
WORK SCHEDULE:  ACCPD has a number of shift assignments working 8.25 hours per shift, providing 24 hour a day, 7 days a week coverage.  Weekends, holidays and overtime are required from time to time.

May be required to work on religious holidays.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Must work cooperatively with others.

When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy.

Emergency Position 
This position is designated as an emergency position that requires your attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or as determined by the Manager.

 Minimum Training & Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
High school diploma or equivalent required. 
Must be a United States Citizen as required by P.O.S.T. 
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Requires ability to meet and maintain current certification requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer's Standards and Training Act.
Position requires a twelve-month probationary period. 

 Essential Duties, Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this job.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
May receive assignment to a number of units or sections (e.g., patrol shifts, traffic section, special operations unit, etc.) as well as temporary duty to the drug and/or vice unit.
Enforces all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal) in order to protect life and property, prevent crime and promote security.
May serve as temporary Police Training Officer in patrol assignments;  Assists in informal and formal socialization; may assist in counseling coaching, mentoring, development of followership within recruits; and may complete recruits' daily performance appraisal instruments.
Consistently produces and ensures completed staff work in all endeavors within scope of authority.
May assist in planning and organizing activities and special events coverage in accordance with guidelines provided by higher authority.   
Responsible for developing and sustaining positive community interfaces and enhancing community support for public safety as well as cooperation with the ACCPD within a defined geographic area.  This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, monitoring activities in a defined geographic area in order to identify patterns or trends in criminal behavior or quality of life issues; as well as timely developing accurate and timely intelligence, implementing effective tactics, rapidly deploying personnel and resources, and relentless follow-up and assessment.  
Plans for and suggests strategies to include responses to deter and/or prevent observed trends in crime and quality of life issues within an area of responsibility; uses comparatively and relativity reporting mechanism to keep focal leader and others informed; coordinates activities with applicable internal and external stakeholders.
Receives and/or prepares and transmits applicable correspondence including, but not limited to, letters, reports, bulletins, electronic mail, and using various technologies including mobile computers and field reporting software; forwards as appropriate; and performs other job description related duties as technologies evolve.
Patrols assigned zone to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations.
Enforces all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal) in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.
Responds to calls relayed by communications officers, including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others.
Conducts preliminary inquiries, field interviews, and follow-up investigations on occasion to include interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing the crime scene.
Apprehends, arrests, and process offenders, including juveniles and potentially combative or aggressive persons.
Provides assistance and backup support to other officers as necessary.
Administers first aid and CPR to victims as necessary; provides assistance to motorists and provides traffic direction as needed for events such as parades, funerals, sporting events, and school crossings; guides traffic in a safe direction in the event of an accident to provide safe access for EMS and other vehicles tending to the emergency.
Inspects and maintains patrol vehicle and all other ACC equipment assigned or used. 
Counsels domestic violence victims of available support programs and resources.
Testifies in judicial proceedings.
Confers with staff, police officers and others as necessary to obtain information or resolve problems; contacts central command by radio, telephone, mobile data terminal, voice mail, etc., for emergency response and critical incident communications.
Communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
Responds to questions, complaints and requests for information/assistance by telephone or in person from the general public, court personnel, employees, officials, or other persons.
Provides information, advice and guidance to the general public; returns calls as necessary and educates the public about drug abuse, violence, and crime prevention.
Prepares reports, forms, logs, citations, and other documentation. Maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, map books, etc., for reference and/or review.
Attends shift meetings, training sessions and seminars as required to remain knowledgeable of governmental/departmental operations to promote improved job performance; and to stay current with changing policies and procedures, codes, and criminal/civil case law as provided by the department.
Assists the Criminal Investigations Division on follow-up investigations as requested.
May be responsible for Traffic Duty assignments: conducts complete investigations of serious injury and fatal accidents.
Measures accident scene, draws scene sketches, and calculates speeds and other related factors
Performs other related duties as required.