CITY OF NORRIS POLICE DEPARTMENT

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - - JOB OPPORTUNITY

CERTIFIED/LATERAL POLICE OFFICER

DEFINITION

This employee is responsible for protection of the life and property of the citizens of the city. This employee is under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police and supervisors of the department. The employee is expected to perform his or her duties according to state laws, city ordinances and the policies and procedures of the police department. Instructions to the employee are somewhat general but many aspects of the work follow standardized guidelines. However, the employee is frequently required to use independent judgement in order to complete tasks.

EQUIPMENT/JOB LOCATION

·         The employee will operate a variety of equipment including firearms, radio and communications equipment, police vehicles, radar, drug test kit, computer, and fingerprinting and emergency equipment.

·         The demands of this position can be stressful both mentally and physically.

·         The employee may be required to run, jump, bend, climb, crawl, squat, lift and carry heavy objects.

·         The employee will work both indoors and outdoors with the possibility of being exposed to adverse weather conditions and hazardous or extremely dangerous situations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

·         Responds to calls for service and calls for emergency assistance

·         Patrols, by foot, motor vehicle, or other specialized conveyance, the streets of the city, places of business, and residential districts

·         Enforces city ordinances and state laws.

·         Investigates suspected crimes, reports findings, and arrests suspected individuals.

·         Investigates accidents involving persons or property, reports probable cause of accidents, and pursues appropriate course of action.

·         Answers dispatched calls.

ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

·         Directs and controls traffic.

·         Testifies in court or legal proceedings.

·         May issue parking tickets.

·         Maintains all law enforcement equipment.

·         Provides specialized instruction and makes presentations to school classrooms, community groups, and others.

·         Assists other departments or agencies with law enforcement activities.

·         May perform emergency first aid.

·         May provide animal control services.

·         Serves as dispatcher.

·         Operates a computer.

·         Keeps records.

·         Performs related work as required.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

·         Knowledge of the local jurisdiction, city ordinances, and state and federal laws.

·         Effective methods of investigation.

·         The court system and presentation of evidence in court proceedings.

·         Geography of the city.

·         Methods of first aid.

·         Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine the proper course of action.

·         Ascertain facts by personal contact, observation, and the examination of records.

·         Explain and interpret pertinent provisions of laws, ordinances and regulations.

·         Enforce laws firmly, tactfully, equally, and with respect for the rights of others.

·         Develop skill in the use and care of firearms.

·         Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees.

·         Contact with the general public, in a variety of circumstances, is frequent.

·         Understand and execute difficult oral and written instructions and guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent required, preferably graduation from a college or college or university with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

·         The Police Officer must:

o   Possess a valid Tennessee driver's license

o   Pass a medical examination by licensed physician.

o   Pass a drug screen by a licensed physician.

o   Be free of all apparent mental disorders as described in the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Third Edition (DSM-11) of the American Psychiatric Association and must be certified as meeting the criteria by a qualified professional in Psychiatric and Psychological fields

o   Not have been convicted of a felony or a serious misdemeanor involving Moral Turpitude as the term is defined by law, and not to have been released or discharged under any other than Honorable conditions from any of the Armed Forces of the U.S.

o   Be a POST Certified officer or be eligible to attend and graduate from the POST Transition School within six (6) months of employment.

o   Be able to successfully complete a field training program.

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 10, 2017 AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS. APPLICATIONS MAY BE RETURNED TO CITY HALL,

Applications are available at the Community Center : 20 Chestnut Drive, Norris, TN 37828.

 

The City of Norris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recruits, employees, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, creed, color, origin, age, gender, marital status, or disability.