The City of Ashland is accepting applications to to build an eligibility list. When the employment opportunity for a Lateral Police Officer position becomes available, we will review the applications received within one year of this posting.
This position offers excellent benefits: The City provides an excellent fringe benefit package which includes: paid vacation, sick and holiday leave; retirement through the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS or OPSRP); 2% City contribution to HRA-VEBA account; optional deferred compensation programs with a contribution from the City for qualified employees; employee and dependent medical, dental and vision insurance with a 5% pre-tax contribution by employee; life and AD&D insurance; long-term disability plan; and additional wellness benefits.
The City acknowledges and abides by it’s obligations to provide family medical leave under the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and/or the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA). For more details please visit our required FMLA/OFLA postings.
Additional incentives possible for various combinations of special assigment, education, longevity, certification with the DPSST; optional equipment reimbursement allowance.
The successful candidate will join our team and carry out our job to protect life and property and maintain public safety; Deter crime by enforcing local, state and traffic laws under the jurisdiction of the Ashland Police Department; Respond to calls for service, assist medical units, mediate civil conflicts, and educate the community in areas of crime prevention and personal protection; Arrest, warn and/or cite violators; Coordinate with other departments, agencies and the public in the implementation of crime prevention techniques; Prepare written documentation of incidents; Investigate and document criminal activity; Testify in court.
Respond to calls, including major crimes, civil complaints, thefts, assaults, family disputes, etc., and take appropriate actions. Direct road traffic at accident/crime scenes as necessary. Perform CPR and first aid as needed. Prepare written records and reports necessary for investigations, crime prevention, prosecution and administration. Conduct investigations and interrogations, obtain evidence, interview victims and witnesses, compile information, and prepare cases for filing of charges. Testify in court as necessary. Perform various crime prevention activities, which includes dissemination of information to the general public, surveillance patrols, coordination with other departments and agencies, etc.
Patrol streets, businesses and residential areas to enforce traffic and criminal laws. Issue warnings or citations for violations. Perform security checks for suspicious persons or vehicles. Provide citizen assistance regarding such matters as stalled vehicles, crime prevention, drug resistance, traffic safety, etc. Make arrests, search and transport prisoners.
Maintain satisfactory working relationships with other law enforcement agencies to coordinate activities, provide mutual assistance and general information about department activities. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.
Participate in the department’s fitness program per the collective bargaining agreement; perform strenuous activities under hazardous and dangerous circumstances.
AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Education: High school graduation or equivalent plus completion of 60 college semester hours or 90 college quarter hours at an accredited college or university.
Experience: Three years of community service or honorable military experience may substitute for college. Must be 21 years of age.
Substitution: Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job proficiently may substitute for the above requirements.
Licenses: Possession of, or the ability to obtain and retain, an Oregon Driver’s License with acceptable driving record at the time of employment or within 1 month of hire date.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of four-year university education in criminology or related field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (FOR LATERAL CANDIDATES)
Principles and practices of modern public administration, including planning, organizing, directing, staffing, and controlling.
Criminal law with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons(s) committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure, and the preservation of evidence in criminal cases.
Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a comprehensive law enforcement program.
Contemporary technical and administrative methods of crime prevention, juvenile delinquency control, law enforcement, and related functions, including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, and safety.
Technical and administrative phases of crime prevention and law enforcement, including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, records management, care and custody of persons and property, and environmental protection.
Internal police department operations issues.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, ordinances and court decisions with specific reference to the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies including rules of evidence related to search, seizure, and preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases.
Geography of the City and the location of important buildings.
Principles and practices of hazard and safety management.
Use of firearms and other modern police equipment.
Research methods; report writing techniques; statistical concepts and methods; principles and techniques of project management.
Plan, organize, and direct a wide variety of police service programs and activities.
Conduct thorough investigations and obtain pertinent information through interviews and interrogations.
Plan, organize, and direct the use of human and financial resources.
Act quickly and calmly in emergencies.
Analyze situations and adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
Interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
Operate police vehicles, police radio and police firearms, and other weapons as required.
Prepare and present reports in a clear and concise manner.
Represent the City effectively in consults, counsel, business and professional groups.
Assist and support team performance and work cooperatively with other team members.
Provide positive support to internal and external customers.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
(1) Mobility: frequent sitting for long periods of time; frequent standing; occasional bending or squatting. (2) Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 75 pounds. (3) Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. (4) Dexterity: frequent use of keyboard frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. (5) Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person, on the phone, and on a radio. (6) Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone; occasional exposure to dangerous situations.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work occurs in an outside environment with exposure to varied weather conditions; work is also performed in a business office setting subject to moderate noise. The work environment has a direct impact upon the physical requirements for the job as the job may occasionally include some exposure to fumes, odors, dust, and airborne particles as well as contact with individuals who may become violent or combative, who may be under the influence of drugs/alcohol, or who may have communicable diseases.
Please apply ONLINE at www.ashland.or.us
A completed City application must be filed online with the Personnel Office before the deadline shown above and may be supplemented with a resume of work experience. Resumes are NOT accepted in lieu of a completed City application. Resumes received without a completed City application will not receive a response from the Personnel Department.
Following a review of the applications, a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants may be invited via email to proceed further in the selection process. Those not selected for interview will be notified in email (no phone calls please). The applicant selected must provide, at the time of employment, appropriate documentation of citizenship, as required by the immigration and Naturalization Act of 1986.
A thorough background investigation will be completed on the candidate selected for hire.
The City of Ashland will make reasonable accommodations for the disabled. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application or testing process MUST inform the Personnel Office of the City of Ashland, in writing, no later than the final filing date as stated on the job bulletin. Applicants needing such accommodations should document the request, including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process.