Police Officer – Lateral

2021-05-02
Prineville, OR

This position performs law enforcement and crime prevention duties including patrol and investigations. Enforces federal, state, and local laws, regulations and ordinances. Assists in EMS and provides public assistance; performs other duties as necessary for the proper functioning of the department. Must be willing to work 8, 10 or 12-hour shift assignments. Officers must be willing to work day shift, swing shift or graveyard shift assignments including weekends and holidays.

Salary
$4,909.00 – $5,751.00 Monthly

Closing
5/2/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Responsibilities:

• Patrol streets, alleys, roads, business and residential areas of the City, enforcing parking, traffic and criminal laws and ordinances; checks suspicious person and vehicles.
• Responds to wide variety of service and investigative calls including but not limited to crimes, violations, juvenile complaints, family disputes, barking dogs and takes appropriate action.
• Investigates accidents, deaths, and criminal complaints; makes arrests and issues citations and warnings when appropriate; handles prisoners as required by law.
• Prepares full and comprehensive reports on activities performed.
• Assists the public by answering inquiries regarding directions, laws and ordinances; aids stranded motorists; checks road conditions, street signs and street lights; gives other assistance to the public as needed.
• Testifies in court, serves warrants and subpoenas.
• Provides miscellaneous field services; assists other officers, including communications and corrections, in their duties.
• Makes security checks on business and public buildings.
• Interviews witnesses and suspects, takes photographs, collects evidence, processes latent prints rolls fingerprints, and conducts follow-up investigations.
• Directs traffic and generally provides traffic control at scenes of fires, parades, and other special events, malfunctioning traffic signals, motor vehicles collision scenes, etc.
• Makes recommendations to superior officers concerning departmental policies, procedures, and activities.
• Maintains working liaison with other law enforcement agency personnel.
• Performs animal and ordinance officer duties as needed or assigned.
• Maintains assigned patrol vehicle and work station in clean, orderly and working conditions.
• Jointly responsible with all other employees for the overall cleanliness and order of the police facility.
• Demonstrates consistent, regular and reliable work attendance of duties in vary shifts and assignments.

 

Qualifications:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Prior law enforcement and/or college degree in related field preferred; OR any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Organize and plan own work schedule to meet workflow demands in a timely and efficient manner.
• Knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, ordinances, and resolutions as applies to the Police and Emergency Dispatch departments.
• Reads, analyzes, and interprets reports, and other related documents.
• Knowledge of modern principles, practice and methods of law enforcement.
• Ability to respond to inquiries from the general public and members of the business community in a professional, well-informed manner.
• Knowledge and use of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation and composition.
• Works well with others in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.
• Ability to deal with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and good judgment.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other City employees, the City Council, the media and the general public.
• Self-motivated worker with strong sense of honor and integrity.
• Ability to make reasonable and sound decisions in stressful situations.

Special Requirements/Licenses:
• Possess a valid Oregon driver's license with acceptable driving record. (Or the ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within two weeks of hire.)
• Requires certification through Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training within one year.
• Requires successful completion of the Field Training Program.
• Must be as least 21 years of age and be a US citizen or be able to obtain citizenship within 18 months after date of appointment.
• Applicants must pass a medical exam and psychological evaluation prior to appointment.
• Applicants must pass a physical agility test.
• Vision may not be less than 20/20 in one or both eyes or correct 20/20 in both eyes.
• Must be free of conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation.