City of Farmington
  • 22-Feb-2017 to 31-Jul-2017 (MST)
  • Police Operations
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 14.9322-18.3666
  • Hourly
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits


JOB OPENING

CITY OF FARMINGTON

JOB POSITION #27: COMMUNITY SERVICE/POLICE OFFICER TRANSITION

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 3

DEPARTMENT:  Police       

WORK LOCATION: Police Department

HIRING RANGE: $14.9322 $18.3666/hour

PAY CLASS:   G

DAYS WORKED:   Varied

HOURS WORKED: Rotating Shift             

TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time, Shift

APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL:  Until Filled

JOB DUTIES

 

This position requires applicants to meet the entry-level profile as set by the subject matter experts (SMEs) for the skills being assessed, and applicants must score a minimum score of 3 for WorkKeys testing.  There are three WorkKeys tests that take approximately 55 minutes each that must be completed Testing can be done between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (M-F) at Department of Workforce Solutions, 600 West Arrington, Farmington, NM (505) 327-6126.  The Department of Workforce Solutions requires applicants to register @ www.jobs.state.nm.us and get a profile number and set up a testing time in order to take the WorkKeys test.  If you fail the test, you will need to wait 24 hours before taking the test again.  Workforce staff can assist you with KeyTrain training if you need assistance with a particular skill area. If you do not pass all three tests within two attempts, you will be required to wait six months before attempting the tests again. 

After hire, the successful applicant will be allowed to take the physical agility test as a baseline test.  Applicant must be able to pass the physical agility test before progressing into a Police Officer position.  If the applicant is 18-19 years of age, the ability to transition to the position of Police Officer for the Farmington Police Department must be made by the age of 22. If older than 19 years of age, the ability to transition to the position of Police Officer must be made within 3 years or date of hire. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Works under the close supervision of the shift Police Sergeant or Corporal.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public. 

Performs shift work in a rotation of days, evenings, and nights, including weekends and holidays.

Performs a variety of routine technical, administrative work in support of law enforcement activities.

Works an assigned shift of days or swing.  Performs either front desk duties or patrol duties on their assigned shift.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Front desk duties include receiving visitors to the Police Department, directing persons to the appropriate office, answering and directing phone calls, taking walk-in reports on theft, criminal activities, relaying messages to field police personnel via radio and other similar tasks.

Assists citizens and employees of the City by fingerprinting citizens and employees of the City and accurately recording same for non-criminal purposes.

Assists certified patrol officers in performing traffic control, such as, accident scene traffic control, special events control, and other similar situations.

Assists officers in requesting and ensuring vehicle tows are completed at accident scenes and other arrest situations where a vehicle is involved.

Enforces parking violations by writing citations for offenses such as handicap violations, fire lane violations, overtime parking, improper use of marked spaces, double and alley parking, obstructing traffic, and other similar citations as per regulations.  Follows up and requests towing of vehicles if violations have not been corrected.

Investigates private property non-injury accidents; takes witness and victim statements; writes reports.

Writes reports on certain offenses such as gas frauds, lost or stolen property, found or recovered bicycles, or any other non-arrest type misdemeanor reports.  May take felony reports such as embezzlements, larceny, auto burglary, forgery, criminal damage to property and other similar reports.

Under the direction of a certified police officer, assists in the investigation of felony and misdemeanor offenses, including the writing of offense reports for documentation of felonies and misdemeanors, as well as assisting with follow-up investigations.

Serves subpoenas, but limited to prosecution witnesses in criminal cases.

Performs the duties of a field evidence technician when needed; secures scenes to facilitate collecting evidence; assists in crime scene photography, recovery of latent prints, and identification and recovery of trace evidence.

Transports department vehicles from locations within the city to and from the Police Department.

Testifies in court when necessary. 

Must maintain confidential departmental information.

Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks.

Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.

Continuous enrollment and maintenance of a minimum 2.5 GPA at an accredited college or university with an emphasis on prerequisite work toward attainment of an Associate's Degree.  Candidates who possess an Associate Degree or higher level of education are exempt from this essential duty.

If 18-19 years of age, the ability to transition to the position of Police Officer for the Farmington Police Department by the age of 22. If older than 19 years of age, the ability to transition to the position of Police Officer for the Farmington Police Department within 3 years.  

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Performs crossing guard duties as needed.

May perform departmental tours as needed.

Runs miscellaneous errands to assist administration and operations in performance of duties.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy which includes, pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

All applicants must provide enough information for an extensive background check.

Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Requires a valid New Mexico driver's license, with acceptable driving record for past three years, or ability to obtain one upon hire.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories are not allowed.

Must be able to read and write the English language.

Ability to learn the City's geography.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.

Ability to be trained in modern police methods, practices and procedures. Ability to learn applicable laws, ordinances and department rules and regulations, and satisfactorily complete departmental training requirements dealing with pepper spray, finger printing, and evidence collection.

REQUIRED EXAMINATIONS: 

Written exam, oral board interview, psychological examinations (written and oral), polygraph examination, medical examination, physical agility testing, and a background investigation. 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Personal computer and applicable software programs, motor vehicle, telephone, mobile radio, fax and copy machine, digital camera or similar recording devices, and calculator.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are consistent with that of the police officer position and 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 functions.

The employee is required to perform shift work including days, evenings, nights,weekends, and holidays.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk, or  listen. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions, in hazardous traffic conditions on busy streets in moving traffic.  Operates city vehicle in all types of weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office to moderately noisy in the field.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/D/V.

City of Farmington
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