$81,012.00 - $117,252.00 Annually
Open until filled
No Application Deadline
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under general supervision of a Police Sergeant or other supervisory/management staff, performs a variety of duties related to the protection of public health, safety, and welfare and the enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws; provides traffic enforcement and control; and carries out special assignments in a particular phase of police work.
The Police Officer is an entry/journey level class responsible for performance of the full scope of assigned law enforcement duties and responsibilities under general supervision. New incumbents may have limited related experience but are expected to learn the full range of duties and responsibilities, perform duties with minimal direct supervision, and exercise sound judgment and discretion in making decisions. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Police Sergeant in that the latter is responsible for performance of the more complex and difficult tasks, as well as the supervision of assigned law enforcement activities.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Knowledge of: Operations and standard operating procedures of a Police Department. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including laws governing the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and petty offenses. Modern methods, procedures, and techniques used in providing the full range of law enforcement and crime prevention services and activities including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, juvenile programs, record keeping, records management, automated records systems, search and seizure, care and custody of persons and property, and crime prevention. Care, maintenance, and operation of firearms and other modern police equipment. Principles and practices of data collection and analysis. Methods and techniques of report preparation and writing. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Principles and practices used in the identification, preservation, and presentation of evidence. Techniques and applications of self defense and proper use of force. Methods and techniques used in interviewing witnesses, victims, or suspects. Investigative techniques, procedures, and sources of information. Principles and applications of public relations. Geography of the local area. Standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Ability to: Understand, interpret, apply, enforce, and make decisions in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. Interpret and explain law enforcement policies and procedures. Perform a wide range of law enforcement assignments. Function with a significant degree of independence. Gather, analyze, and evaluate facts and evidence and reach sound conclusions. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Effectively use and qualify with law enforcement tools and weapons including firearms, batons, defensive tactics, and other safety equipment. Operate specialized law enforcement equipment including specialized police vehicles, radios, video systems, and radars. Judge situations/people accurately. Think clearly and act quickly in a variety of situations. Conduct a variety of criminal and special investigations. Gather, assemble, analyze, evaluate, and use facts and evidence. Interview victims, complainants, witnesses, and suspects. Accurately observe and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents, and places. Control violent people and affect arrests. Administer first aid. Prepare clear and concise reports and routine correspondence. Maintain contact and preserve good relations with the public; respond to requests and inquiries from the general public. Meet standards for physical endurance, agility, health, and vision. Work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, holidays, and varied shifts. Understand and carry out oral and written directions. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade and enrollment in or graduation from a P.O.S.T. approved police academy. College level course work and specialized training in law enforcement, criminal justice, or a related field is highly desirable. An Associate's Degree is highly desirable.
Experience: Some work experience as a California peace officer or other work experience that demonstrates a general aptitude for police work.
License or Certificate: Possession of a valid driver's license. Qualify for or possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate upon completion of the probationary period. Additional certifications may be required for specialized assignments.
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Reactive emergency, natural or man-made disaster, and routine peace keeping environments with travel from site to site; the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration; exposed to potentially hostile environments; extensive public contact; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, the noise level is occasionally very loud due to sirens, firearm training, etc.; incumbents required to work various shifts, including evenings and weekends.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a law enforcement setting; an office setting; restrain or subdue individuals; walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry light to moderate weights; frequently lift and/or move moderate to heavy weights; occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights; operate office equipment including use of computer keyboard; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, and gripping with hands and fingers; ability to speak and hear to exchange information; ability to operate a vehicle to travel to various locations; ability to operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment including guns and handcuffs; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
3231 Main Street
Oakley, CA 94561