GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general supervision of a police supervisor, performs a wide variety of police and law enforcement activities, Tasks are primarily service oriented and include dispensing information, arbitrating disputes, providing assistance through referrals, property protection, crime prevention, investigative, and other public safety, order maintenance and emergency response services. Duties include an element of personal danger, exposure to adverse weather conditions, apprehending criminals, directing traffic, and transporting prisoners. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with Florida State Statues, City Codes and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise sound independent judgment. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and review of written reports for results obtained and adherence to established policies and procedures. May be authorized to assume the duties of a Supervisor in their absence. Performs related work as required.
SPECIFIC DUTES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Conducts routine preventive and proactive patrol in designated residential and business areas, and initiates contacts with both business operators and residents to establish open communications within the community.
Responds to calls for police service and takes action upon observing a circumstance or situation requiring police attention, i.e, responds to in progress and delayed crime scenes, domestic disputes and disturbances, disputes among neighbors, businesses and customers, juveniles, and gang incidents.
Provides information and/or assistance to the public by answering a wide range of non-police related service calls, informing citizens of available services in the community, and providing referrals to other city, county, and state agencies when applicable.
Maintains the peace and safety of the community by quelling public disturbances and maintaining civil obedience at group functions.
Provides for the safe and convenient flow of traffic and pedestrians within the community, investigates traffic accidents, enforces traffic violations, promotes vehicular and pedestrian safety, reports unsafe road conditions, and conducts DUI investigations.
Conducts criminal and non-criminal investigations, initial investigation into numerous crimes (robbery, burglary, assaults, etc.), conducts investigations concerning civil disturbances/matters (land-lord/tenant, failure to pay, child custody, etc.) conducts follow-up investigations of crimes and other incidents, conducts surveillance of areas for suspected or potential criminal activity. Gathers and maintains intelligence with regard to criminal activity through the use of civilian contacts and other methods.
Enforces laws and arrests lawbreakers for both felonies and misdemeanors, City Ordinance Violations, and issues Notices to Appear, issues traffic citations, and prepares written reports, forms, and other documents as required.
Testifies in civil and criminal court proceedings as well as other related activities.
Provides a variety of specialized services when properly trained and so assigned, i.e, K-9, Special Response Term (SRT), Special Enforcement Team (SET) Motorcycle Officer, Detective, School Resource Officer (SRO), Crime Prevention.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
May be assigned to a specific functional area requiring specific duties not delegated to the essential functions of Police Officer, thus incumbent may perform the majority of essential functions on a more limited basis, specific areas include, but are not limited to, school resource, evidence/property, personnel and training, DARE, planning/research, criminal investigation, narcotics, patrol, neighborhood policing, or other assignments as determined by the Chief of Police.
Performs related work as required.
Performs emergency response duties as necessary.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED, pass psychological screening, pass physical evaluation, pass Computer Voice Stress Analysis (C.V.S.A.) truth verification test, pass written, oral and physical agility testing, pass background investigation, meet any additional current state training requirements necessary to obtain and maintain State of Florida law enforcement officer certification, successful completion of 18 month probationary period. Must successfully complete all applicable Civil Service requirements. Candidates must meet all other minimum law enforcement officer employment certification requirements specified in Florida Statute 943.13, including but not limited to no convictions for felony or misdemeanor crimes or derogatory moral turpitude issues as specified by statute or administrative code.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Physical Requirements: Tasks involve frequent walking, standing, some lifting and carrying objects of light to heavy weight (5-100+ pounds). Physical agility and fitness for performing duties that require potential exertion, i.e, subduing subjects, climbing fences. May involve exposure to adverse weather and environmental conditions.
Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving and receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions.
Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of materials relevant to government, legal, and city administration operations.
Intelligence: Requires the ability to utilize long-range planning principles and methods. Requires the ability to analyze, plan, and draw valid conclusions in program management and prioritization.
Verbal Aptitude: Must communicate efficiently and effectively in standard English. Must speak with poise, confidence, and voice control.
Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide; calculate decimals and percentages; utilize algebraic formulas and descriptive statistics.
Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.
Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes accurately in handling, sorting, and managing paperwork and documentation.
Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to utilize a variety of modern office equipment. Must have acceptable levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors or shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with a diverse variety of people in both giving and receiving instructions. Must be able to perform duties when confronted with individuals acting under stress.
Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking : expressing or exchanging information by means of spoken words: hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).
Environmental Requirements: Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, i.e. dirt, cold, rain, fumes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Has considerable knowledge of federal laws, state statues, and ordinances.
Has considerable knowledge of crime prevention techniques.
Has considerable knowledge of First Responder basic first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Is skilled in the care and safe operation of a variety of firearms, impact weapons, and chemical agents.
Is skilled in the operation of motorized vehicles under adverse conditions.
Is able to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Is able to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
Is able to analyze situations quickly and objectively.
Is able to determine proper courses of action within the established framework of policies and procedures.
Is able to learn the geography of the city and surrounding areas.
Is able to maintain composure under emergency situations.
Is able to work effectively under stressful conditions.
Has considerable knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Is able to exercise discretion.
Shall demonstrate and maintain currency of all the aforementioned knowledge, skills and abilities.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Competitive salary range $51,456 - $76,651, excellent benefits and take home car. The City of Margate is a participant in the Florida Retirement System and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
HOW TO APPLY
Employment applications are available in Human Resources or may be downloaded from our web site, www.margatefl.com. Completed applications must be turned into Human Resources, Margate City Hall, 5790 Margate Blvd., Margate. This position is open until filled.
Date of Posting: April 2, 2015