City of Toledo
City Hall, P.O. Box 220, Toledo, Oregon 97391
(541) 336-2247 ext. 211
Police Officer opening
POSITION TITLE: Police Officer
SALARY: $3711-$4461 per month + Certification Pay
CLOSING DATE: February 26, 2016
City of Toledo
City Hall, P.O. Box 220, Toledo, Oregon 97391
(541) 336-2247 ext. 211
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Conducts law enforcement, crime prevention and investigation activities relating to criminal law enforcement in the city enforcement area. Work is assigned and reviewed by supervisors for conformation to laws, policies, rules and regulations.
This position works under the general supervision of the Police Patrol Sergeant.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK:
An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following: These examples do not include all of the tasks, which the employee may be expected to perform.
1. Patrols roads, highways, business and residential areas in the enforcement of traffic and criminal laws, county and city codes; responds to a variety of calls for services. Must be diligent in preserving the public peace and protecting persons and property.
2. Must meet performance standards established by the Police Chief. Employment and police certification require employees maintain a high standard of ethical and moral behavior by Toledo Police Department’s policy and the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training’s Ethics Committee.
3. Required to be trusted with information that is highly sensitive and confidential in nature.
4. Be thoroughly familiar with the City of Toledo and property within Lincoln County,
including, boundaries, streets, public buildings and points of interest.
5. Conducts criminal and vehicle crash investigations; makes recommendations for
improved transportation and safety procedures within the City; prepares reports utilizing office computers and/or in-car mobile data computers; administers first aid as needed; conducts investigations and interrogations; identifies collects and processes evidence; takes photographs; prepares diagrams; prepares search warrants.
6. Is team oriented; places safety of self and others first when making decisions; is loyal to the Toledo Police Department and the citizens we serve.
7. Conducts death investigations including those of natural causes, accidental and murder, also notification of next of kin.
8. Is exposed to biohazards and communicable diseases inherent at these and other scenes and utilizes protective equipment.
9. Makes complex and immediate decisions without direct supervision regarding life and property.
10. Detects and deters potential criminal acts including domestic terrorism and reports such acts to the appropriate agency as required.
11. Maintains records and prepares reports necessary with PRIORs software for efficient successful investigations, crime prevention, prosecution and office procedurals. Able to complete comprehensive data entry to comply with state and federal crime reporting
12. Informs the public and answers inquiries regarding laws, ordinances, rules and
regulations. Prepares media releases and may be required to speak to the media for
newspaper articles, television and radio news programs.
13. Issues citations to violators; makes arrests; transports offenders in custody to jail or other institutions.
14. Responds to hazardous situations performed in stressful and dangerous environments
Intervenes in disputes and maintains order. Able to maintain composure and
professionalism when faced with abusive, violent and threatening individuals.
15. May be exposed to extreme weather conditions for extended periods.
16. Serves arrest warrants and other civil process.
17. Testifies in court, grand jury, and Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) hearings as a witness. Must prepare and present the case in a prosecutorial role in violation trials, including misdemeanor cases reduced to violations.
18. Ensures all issued Toledo Police Department owned equipment is properly maintained.
19. Attends functions including city council meetings and neighborhood groups to provide information relevant to respective communities.
20. Performs specialized assignments as needed according to the employee’s abilities and skills and the needs of the Toledo Police Department. These assignments include evidence technician, field training officers, explorer advisor, various instructors, and members of the Major Crime Team and Major Crash Team.
21. Attends regularly scheduled ongoing training. Attends 84 hours of training every three years in use of force, firearms and general law enforcement training as required for patrol officers by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).
22. Required to occasionally take a patrol car home and be able to respond to emergencies from residence.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES INCLUDE:
Performs other duties as assigned. This document in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
Position requires knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Knowledge of modern police methods, procedures and practices including investigation and fingerprinting techniques, traffic patrol and safety. Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of all equipment.
This is a basic police officer position which the person must be eligible.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
1. Must be at least 21 years of age.
2. High School diploma or GED.
3. Required to be a citizen of the United States within 18 months of hire.
4. Requires a valid Oregon State Driver’s license.
5. Requires certification through Oregon DPSST within 18 months of hire. If non-certified in Oregon, must be able to complete the 16 week academy at DPSST.
6. Attends 84 hours of training every three years in firearms/use of force and general law enforcement, as required for patrol officers by the DPSST.
7. Required to obtain NIMS certification.
8. Requires successful completion of the Field Training Program.
9. Applicants must pass a medical exam to include psychological evaluation and physical abilities test prior to appointment.
10. Vision: Corrected vision must be at least 20/30 (Snellen) when tested using both eyes together.
11. Hearing: Achieve a Speech Reception Threshold (SRT) of no greater than 25 db for each ear.
12. Must be free of conviction of a crime designated under the law where the conviction occurred as being punishable as a felony or as a crime for which a maximum term of imprisonment of more than one (1) year may be imposed; or of violating any law involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, or dangerous drug. Dishonorable or undesirable discharge from the military is cause for disqualification.
Physical capability to handle high mobility demands and complex personal interactions.
1. Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate to heavy physical effort in moderate to heavy work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (20-75 pounds). Tasks involve the ability to walk, run and sit for extended periods.
2. Sensory Requirements: Tasks regularly require visual perception and discrimination. Most tasks require oral communications ability. Most tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.
3. Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.
Shift work: days, swing, graveyard, rotating shifts, work on holidays, varying days off. Subject to call back at any time, including days off and holidays. Work is mainly outdoors, hazardous and potential high risk involved. Occasional contact with violent and combative individuals. Exposure to abusive language and threats. Potential for contact with persons infected with a variety of communicable diseases including Hepatitis B, HIV and AIDS. Is exposed to graphic and traumatic crime and crash scenes.