Rate of Pay: $59,894 – $72,483
The City of Burnet Police Department is currently accepting both certified and non-certified applicants**
This position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws, the protection of life and property and preserving the peace. This is a non-supervisory role that reports to the assigned Police Sergeant. Police Officers have frequent contact with other staff, law enforcement agencies and the general public.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
- Patrols an assigned area to ensure law compliance and to investigate suspicious activities, individuals or conditions.
- Performs arrests of individuals who violate the law and/or ordinance.
- Enforces City, State, and Federal laws.
- Responds to calls for assistance and provide necessary policy protection.
- Issues traffic citation or warning to individuals violating traffic laws.
- Investigates traffic accidents and directs traffic.
- Conducts preliminary investigation of crimes and crime scenes to uncover and document relevant evidence and/or testimony.
- Conducts searches according to due process procedure and collects physical evidence.
- Interacts with community to establish rapport.
- Enforces traffic and parking laws.
- Responds to calls relayed by Communications Officers, including but not limited to domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others.
- Gathers information/probable cause to secure either arrest or search warrants as needed.
- Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and other incidents, including but not limited to interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes.
- Process crime scenes to recognize, collect and preserve evidence.
- Aids and backup support to other officers and emergency service providers as necessary.
Minimum Requirements, Certificates & Licenses
- High school diploma or its equivalent
- Six months experience as a law enforcement officer in Texas is preferred but not required.
- Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, and satisfies state statutes.
- Basic certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement is preferred, but not required.
- Valid Texas motor vehicle operator’s license and have good driving skills and the capability of being insured by the City’s liability insurance carrier.
- Must be able to pass a physical examination, background investigation, drug screen, and psychological test.