Police Officer or Police Corporal (Standing File)
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Police Officer or Police Corporal

Posted on: 2017/03/09


Police Officer

Minimum Qualifications:
•High School Diploma or GED.
•Must be twenty-one years of age.
•Must be a United States Citizen.
•Successful completion and maintenance of New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification in accordance with New Mexico Department of Public Safety standards, including yearly firearms qualifications.
•Must live within forty statute miles, by public roadway, of the Los Alamos County line within six months of hire.
•Must possess, or ability to obtain within first thirty days of employment, and maintain a valid New Mexico Class D driver’s license.
•Successful completion of pre-employment drug screening and subsequent random drug and alcohol screenings.
•Successful completion of thorough background investigation, including FBI fingerprint check.
•Successful completion of the pre-employment physical and psychological exam prior to commencing employment.
•Must not have been convicted of a felony, any domestic violence conviction, or other crime involving moral turpitude.
•Must not have been convicted of a DUI within the last three years.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Associates degree from an accredited college or university.
•DOE Q clearance.

Position Summary:
Under general supervision of the Police Corporal/Police Sergeant, patrols assigned area, responds to dispatched calls for service, enforces traffic and safety zones, investigates traffic accidents and other crimes, prepares reports documenting incidents and investigations, interacts with the citizens, and participates in specialized response teams to protect life and property and assure the safety of the public. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

The general level and nature of this position are described in the headings below. This is not an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this classification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Knowledge of statutes, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to police work.
•Knowledge of laws, ordinances, and procedures relating to human control, public health and safety, and incident reporting.
•Knowledge of the techniques employed in developing effective community and public relations programs.
•Skill in the use of first aid procedures.
•Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, financial systems, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
•Skill in completing accident and criminal investigations.
•Skill in providing protection services to individuals and businesses.
•Skill in the operation of police equipment such as radar and breath alcohol analyzers.
•Skill in analyzing situations quickly and objectively, and determining the proper course of action.
•Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
•Ability to write reports containing technical information.
•Ability to qualify to operate any weapons used on or off duty before carrying them.
•Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
•Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork.
•Ability to gather and organize legal evidence.
•Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony.
•Ability to demonstrate an attitude, personality, and character compatible with good police work.
•Ability to learn and apply modern police procedures and techniques, principles of investigation and interrogation, and applicable laws and ordinances.
•Ability to gain general knowledge of the geography of the county and surrounding areas and of resources available for disaster and other emergencies is required.
•Ability to use self-defense techniques, restraint equipment and understand the procedures governing use of force.
•Ability to accept the dangers and stresses, regimentation, discipline, and time demands of police work.
•Ability to read, understand and follow safety procedures.
•Ability to maintain confidentiality.
•Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Protects the property and lives of community members by patrolling assigned areas and addressing any suspicious persons and/or establishments. Interviews persons with complaints or inquiries and directs them to proper authorities if needed.
•Responds to emergency calls for service.
•Responds to all incidents including fire, theft, automobile accidents, robberies, disturbances, and any other misdemeanors or felonies and secures the scene of the crime.
•Conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses, and makes arrests as required by applicable laws.
•Testifies in court to present evidence or testify against persons accused of criminal activity.
•Conducts investigations in vice activities, narcotics, traffic, burglary or reported incidents as assigned.
•Conducts routine checks of local businesses, residences, and government agencies. Maintains awareness of and investigates specific areas subject to juvenile delinquency.
•Maintains positive relations with community members and agencies by educating and informing about crime prevention and related issues.
•Conducts community-policing activities to help prevent crime; talks with people in assigned area; meets with business owners and staff; mixes in the community and builds partnerships; offers suggestions to improve security; gives presentations to schools and other neighborhood organizations.
•Transports violators to and from court, rehabilitation sites, or jail facilities. Serves court papers, warrants, or subpoenas as required.
•Maintains appropriate documentation on incidences as required by policies and procedures. Generates reports as needed.
•Leads civilian personnel work assignments as required.
•Attends training classes and seminars on police methods, techniques, safety, first aid, marksmanship, and related law enforcement activity.
•Assists other jurisdictions in law enforcement activities.
•Communicates with local, state, regional, and outside agencies and assists as needed.
•Participates in special response teams, such as firearms, search and rescue, hazardous device, crash and domestic violence.
•Provides backup support for dispatchers and detention officers.
•Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
•Assists in meeting accreditation standards.
•Demonstrates honesty at all times in his or her official capacity.
•Assists in developing and maintaining department goals and objectives.
•Demonstrates commitment to the county and department vision, mission, and core beliefs.
•Upholds the Oath of Office.
•Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
•Performs other duties as required.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit, walk and stand; smell; have manual and finger dexterity; stoop, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb stairs. The employee is occasionally required to crawl, reach above shoulder level, crouch, kneel, balance, push/pull, and carry. The position requires moderate physical activity. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an office and in an outdoors setting with high noise level. Exposure to natural weather conditions and temperatures, various dusts, smoke and mists, and normal debris and hazards may occur while performing outdoor duties. Work involves exposure to hazards, physical risks, and personal danger which require following basic safety precautions. Nighttime, shift, holiday, call out duty, and weekend work is required.

This position requires mandatory and random drug and alcohol testing and screening; therefore, all applicable federal/state regulations or laws and county rules and policies covering random, post-accident, pre-hire, and return to duty testing will be conducted prior to and during employment.

Each and every county position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and necessary elements of performance. Employees are required to:

•Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance;
•Work well with others and participate fully in a team oriented environment;
•Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner;
•Project positive support of their department and all county organizations at all times; and,
•Maintain and enhance the county’s commitment to customer service excellence.

Police Corporal

Minimum Qualifications:
•High School Diploma or GED.
•Two years law enforcement experience demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility.
•Must be twenty-one years of age.
•Must be a United States Citizen.
•Must possess and maintain a New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification in accordance with New Mexico Department of Public Safety standards, including yearly firearms qualifications. External applicant must possess a New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification in accordance with New Mexico Department of Public Safety standards, including yearly firearms qualifications or have ability to obtain certification by waiver within one year of employment.
•Must live within forty statute miles, by public roadway, of the Los Alamos County line within six months of hire.
•Must possess, or ability to obtain within first thirty days of employment, and maintain a valid New Mexico Class D driver’s license.
•Successful completion of pre-employment drug screening and subsequent random drug and alcohol screenings.
•Successful completion of thorough background investigation, including FBI fingerprint check.
•Successful completion of the pre-employment physical and psychological exam prior to commencing work.
•Must not have been convicted of a felony, any domestic violence conviction, or other crime involving moral turpitude.
•Must not have been convicted of a DUI within the last three years.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Associates degree from an accredited college or university.
•DOE Q clearance.

Position Summary:
Under general supervision of the Police Sergeant, provides work direction and backup to other officers on shift, patrols assigned area, responds to dispatched calls for service, enforces traffic and safety zones, investigates traffic accidents and other crimes, prepares reports documenting incidents and investigations, interacts with the citizens, and participates in specialized teams to protect life and property and assure the safety of the public. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

The general level and nature of this position are described in the headings below. This is not an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this classification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Knowledge of statutes, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to police work.
•Knowledge of laws, ordinances, and procedures relating to human control, public health and safety, and incident reporting.
•Knowledge of the techniques employed in developing effective community and public relations programs.
•Knowledge of modern police procedures and techniques, principles of investigation and interrogation, and applicable laws and ordinances.
•Skill in planning, scheduling, directing, supervising and reviewing the performance of subordinates in a manner conducive to productivity and high morale.
•Skill in the use and care of firearms, in first aid practices, and the physical strength, technical ability, general intelligence and emotional stability sufficient to perform policing duties.
•Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, financial systems, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
•Skill in completing accident and criminal investigations.
•Skill in providing protection services to individuals and businesses.
•Skill in the operation of police equipment, such as radar and breath alcohol analyzers.
•Skill in analyzing situations quickly and objectively, and determining the proper course of action.
•Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
•Ability to qualify to operate any weapons used on or off duty before carrying them.
•Ability to write reports containing technical information.
•Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
•Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork.
•Ability to gather and organize legal evidence.
•Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony.
•Ability to demonstrate an attitude, personality, and character compatible with good police work.
•Ability to learn and apply modern police procedures and techniques, principles of investigation and interrogation, and applicable laws and ordinances.
•Ability to gain general knowledge of the geography of the county and surrounding areas and of resources available for disaster and other emergencies is required.
•Ability to use self-defense techniques, restraint equipment and understand the procedures governing use of force.
•Ability to read, understand, and follow safety procedures.
•Ability to maintain confidentiality.
•Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
•Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Provides work direction and backup to other officers on shift.
•Provides guidance to officers on unusual situations.
•Assists on traffic accident investigations and high-risk crime calls.
•Reviews reports prepared by officers on the shift, and provides feedback and guidance.
•Provides for intra-departmental communication, especially between shifts.
•May act as the shift supervisor and schedule, plan, direct and review the work of other officers.
•Protects the property and lives of community members by patrolling assigned areas and addressing any suspicious persons and/or establishments. Interviews persons with complaints or inquiries and directs them to proper authorities if needed.
•Responds to emergency calls for service.
•Responds to all incidents including fire, theft, automobile accidents, robberies, disturbances, and any other misdemeanors or felonies and secures the scene of the crime.
•Conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses, and makes arrests as required by applicable laws.
•Testifies in court to present evidence or testify against persons accused of criminal activity.
•Conducts investigations in vice activities, narcotics, traffic, burglary or reported incidents as assigned.
•Conducts routine checks of local businesses, residences, and government agencies. Maintains awareness of and investigates specific areas subject to juvenile delinquency.
•Maintains positive relations with community members and agencies by educating and informing on crime prevention and related issues.
•Conducts community-policing activities to help prevent crime; talks with people in assigned area; meets with business owners and staff; interacts within community and builds partnerships; offers suggestions to improve security; gives presentations to schools and other neighborhood organizations.
•Transports violators to and from court, rehabilitation sites, or jail facilities. Serves court papers, warrants, or subpoenas as required.
•Maintains appropriate documentation on incidences as required by policies and procedures. Generates reports as needed.
•Leads civilian personnel work assignments as required.
•Attends training classes and seminars on police methods, techniques, safety, first aid, marksmanship, and related law enforcement activity.
•Assists other jurisdictions in law enforcement activities.
•Communicates with local, state, regional, and outside agencies and assists as needed.
•Participates in special teams, such as firearms, hazardous devices, crash, driving, tactical and domestic violence.
•Provides backup support for dispatchers and detention officers.
•Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
•Assists in meeting accreditation standards.
•Demonstrates honesty at all times in his or her official capacity.
•Assists in developing and maintaining department goals and objectives.
•Demonstrates commitment to the county and department vision, mission, and core beliefs.
•Upholds the Oath of Office.
•May be required to lead a shift in the Sergeant’s absence.
•Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
•Performs other duties as required.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit, walk and stand; smell; have manual and finger dexterity; stoop, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb stairs. The employee is occasionally required to crawl, reach above shoulder level, crouch, kneel, balance, push/pull, and carry. The position requires moderate physical activity. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
Work is performed in an office and in an outdoors setting with high noise level. Exposure to natural weather conditions and temperatures, various dusts, smoke and mists, and normal debris and hazards may occur while performing outdoor duties. Work involves exposure to hazards, physical risks, and personal danger which require following basic safety precautions. Nighttime, shift, holiday, call-out duty, and weekend work is required.

This position requires mandatory and random drug and alcohol testing and screening; therefore, all applicable federal/state regulations or laws and county rules and policies covering random, post-accident, pre-hire, and return to duty testing will be conducted prior to and during employment.

Each and every county position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and necessary elements of performance. Employees are required to:

•Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance;
•Work well with others and participate fully in a team oriented environment;
•Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner;
•Project positive support of their department and all county organizations at all times; and,
•Maintain and enhance the county’s commitment to customer service excellence.

How to Apply:

County Application is Required. Apply at the Human Resources Division, County of Los Alamos,1000 Central Avenue, Suite 230, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Applications are available in our office, at www.losalamosnm.us or by calling (505)662-8040. All vacant positions are listed on the above website and on our Job Line at (505)662-8039.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the examination process, notify the Human Resources Division at (505)662-8040 at the time of application. Some documents can be provided in accessible formats. Contact Human Resources at the above number if an accessible format is needed.

Applications become a public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection.

Selection Procedure:
The Incorporated County of Los Alamos does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provisions of service.

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Status

Open
Deadline for Submissions: 06/30/2018