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As of July 1, 2007, we are seeking a police officer!!


The Jerome Police Department accepts applications for the position of Police Officer on a regular basis. Officer applicants must be Arizona P.O.S.T. certified*. The salary range is $29,500 to $32,100 annually, DOE. The Jerome Police Department participates in the Arizona Public Safety Retirement System.
Applicants must be AZPOST certified or certifiable. Applicants will be required to pass an oral board, written test and meet the minimum score on the police officers physical apptitude test. Police Officers must be a resident of Yavapai County, and live within 30 minutes of Jerome. Out of state applicants must meet AZPOST minimum standards for waiver certification. Additionally, all applicants must pass a written exam, extensive background investigation, polygraph, and physical examination. Application, and job description are available at the Jerome Police Department, 305 Main St. Jerome, Arizona, 86331. Phone (520) 634-8992 or FAX resume to (928) 649-2776.
JOB DESCRIPTION POLICE OFFICER
DEFINITION: An entry level position which, under general supervision, patrols an assigned beat area and interacts with a culturally and socially diverse population, employs discretion in solving problems using a community oriented police format, maintains public order, prevents crime, enforces laws and ordinances, conducts investigations, make arrests, issues summons/citations and warnings, assist the public, and performs other assignments and administers support tasks associated with the described general duties.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: This is a multiple position class with the incumbents performing city law enforcing services, under a community oriented policing environment, during an assigned shift, including frequent night work. Individuals may be called on to perform routine police and investigative work and to instruct less experienced officers in the methods to be performed. Some functional supervision may be required over less experienced officers, reserve officers, and civilian ride along. Work may include periods of intense physical activity and/or concentrated thought and deductive reasoning. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policies, procedures, and general orders received from the Police Chief and other supervisors. In addition to their normal duties, incumbents may be assigned special projects as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) Performs law enforcement patrol activities to include the following critical tasks: operates a patrol vehicle; observes criminal behavior, issues summonses and citations; pursues offenders by patrol vehicle and on foot; stops offenders; subdues resisting offenders using force where appropriate, including deadly force; arrests offender; serves warrants; searches persons, places, and property; communicates verbally in person and by radio; mediates disputes; performs crowd and riot control activities; maintains proficiency in operating a variety of law enforcement tools including weapons, vehicles, and computers. May be assigned to special units such as Community Oriented Policing detail, Bicycle Unit or Traffic Safety Unit. 2) Conducts law enforcement investigations to include the following critical tasks: protects crime and traffic accident scenes; conducts interviews; records information; measure and diagram crime and traffic accident scenes; prepares detailed written reports of investigative findings; searches for, seizes, and processes evidence; takes fingerprints and photographs; presents testimony and evidence in both civil and criminal court proceedings. 3) Performs public assistance activities to include the following critical tasks; administers first aid to sick and injured persons for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries; assist distressed motorists; directs traffic; performs building security checks; assists and refers mentally ill, indigent, and other persons in need; performs evacuations; bodily moves persons, vehicles, and other property from unsafe locations. 4) May participate in, or be assigned to Community Oriented Police detail, Bicycle detail, crime prevention, community relations, or school resource type programs.

QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. Example combinations include high school graduation or equivalent.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Working knowledge of the modern practices and techniques of law enforcement, patrol, investigation, public relations, and report writing; Vehicle and Penal Codes; laws of arrest; rules of evidence; legal rights of citizens; court procedures. Skill in physical agility and demonstrated competency in the use of firearms. Ability to read, understand, and apply laws, regulations, and department policy, rules and procedures; think clearly and act effectively in emergency situations; observe and recall names, faces, and details of incident; understand and follow verbal and written directions; interact with community members, conduct neighborhood meetings and help solve community problems; write clear concise, and accurate reports; use and care for small firearms and other equipment; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; establish and maintain effective relationships with the public; maintain range qualifications and other law enforcement skills.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Possession of a valid State of Arizona drivers license and a satisfactory driving record. Possession of, or ability to obtain prior to appointment, certification as a peace officer by Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training. Physical Condition: As determined appropriate to perform police work by the city's examining physician. A Note Here: In speaking with the chief, he made clear that lateral applicants from other states are welcome to apply. They will need to pass the AZ. P.O.S.T. waiver examination within a reasonable amount of time after hire. Also, applicants that want full time employment but are not AZ. P.O.S.T. certified will be considered, and may be sponsored through the academy, but cannot be employed (paid) by the city during the training. This would also apply to out-of-state applicants who were not successful in passing the waiver examination and needed to attend a AZ. P.O.S.T. certified academy prior to sworn appointment.

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