Entry Level and Lateral Police Officer – Ashland, Oregon

Job Title
Entry Level and Lateral Police Officer Eligibility List

Job Description
This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill future vacancies that occur within one year in the Ashland Police Department. Lateral candidates must be certified and have at least one year of experience as a Law Enforcement Officer.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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.

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:
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.

PHYSICAL STANDARDS: Vision must be correctable to 20/20; weight must be in proportion to height; and must be able to maintain physical requirements of the position.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES:Valid Oregon Driver’s License with acceptable driving record at the time of employment. Must be 21 years of age. Must pass pre-employment physical and psychological examination and undergo in-depth background investigation prior to appointment. Must be of good moral character and integrity.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:Completion of four-year university education in criminology or related field, or current certification as a sworn police officer.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (FOR LATERAL CANDIDATES)
Knowledge of:
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.

Ability to:
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.

Salary
$54,121.60 – $68,744.00 Annually

Closing Date
Mon. 04/17/17 4:00 PM Pacific Time

How To Apply
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.

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