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POLICE OFFICER III (may underfill)

POLICE OFFICER III (may underfill)

Requisition ID 
2017-3168
Department 
POLICE
Minimum Salary 
USD $18.23/Hr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $33.41/Hr.
Post End Date 
9/24/2017
Location 
US-UT-Salt Lake City

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Overview

Candidates MUST attach their resume and Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification or equivalent training certification to their application.

 

This advertisement is only for current full-time police officers who have at least two (2) full years of full-time experience working for an agency whose primary responsibility is responding to calls for service AND are Utah Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certified or will have completed the Utah POST waiver process before phase II of the testing and selection process begins.  Information regarding the Utah POST waiver process may be found at: http://post.utah.gov/waiverreactivation-process/  Out-of-state applicants who meet the eligibility requirements must complete the online application and attach their resume' and equivalent training certificate prior to the application deadline. In addition, out-of-state candidates MUST complete the Utah POST waiver process before phase II of the testing and selection process begins.   The anticipated deadline to complete the Utah POST waiver process is September 23, 2017. The Utah POST waiver process includes the completion of an online Utah POST Application and the completion of a written examination and physical agility test onsite at Utah POST.  Once out-of-state candidates compete their Utah POST Application they must notify Taylor Conti via e-mail at tconti@utah.gov at POST that their Utah POST waiver application is complete and in the system.   It is important to note that the written examination and physical agility test are only administered the second Thursday of each month.

 

Incumbents perform duties that consist primarily of actively preventing or detecting crime, providing security, community protection, and enforcement of criminal statutes or ordinances. Responds to situations involving threats to public safety and makes emergency decisions affecting the lives and health of others, including in circumstances and at times when personal life or personal safety may be at risk.

 

Incumbents who are classified at this level possess extensive knowledge of civic and criminal laws, ordinances, and regulations; law enforcement principles, practices and procedures; ability to mentor and train less experienced police officers.

Responsibilities

  • Suppresses crime through identification and apprehension of criminals and recovery of stolen property.
  • Regulates non-criminal conduct, such as traffic control, crowd control, and social relations.
  • Compiles and prepares required information and evidence to assist in prosecution of criminal cases.  Testifies as a witness and renders credible testimonies in a court of law.
  • Reports to scene of accidents and investigates causes and results of accidents.
  • Responds to robbery and burglary alarms and other misdemeanor and felony crimes, which may necessitate the exertion of extraordinary physical effort and the use of initiative and common sense.
  • Secures the scene of crime, conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses, and makes arrests.
  • Makes investigations of vice and narcotics activities, identifies and recovers stolen property, investigates reports of stolen automobiles and property stolen from automobiles, conducts investigations of homicides and thefts, conducts special investigations for other law enforcement agencies, investigates all complaints on checks and forgeries, investigates complaints of crimes committed by juveniles.  May work undercover in performing these functions to obtain evidence to be used in the arrest and conviction of guilty parties.
  • Maintains knowledge of criminal and civil law, and police techniques and tactics.
  • Attends regular training classes in police methods.
  • Provides peripheral services such as giving information, directions, advice and general assistance to the public whenever necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Must be a current full-time Police Officer with a minimum of two (2) full years of full-time experience working for an agency whose primary responsibility is responding to calls for service AND have current Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification as a Law Enforcement Officer or have completed the Utah POST Waiver Process before phase II of the testing and selection process.

  • High school diploma.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen on/by the date of the first examination.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age on/by the date of the first examination.
  • Successful completion of Civil Service examination process which may include a physical agility test, written communication exercise, oral board interview, converus eyedetect test, background investigation, computer voice stress analysis, psychological examination and evaluation, interview, and medical examination and drug screen.

     

  • Ability to successfully complete an abbreviated 8 week in-house Police Academy.
  • Considerable human relations and communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently, make critical decisions, and use initiative and common sense.
  • Must be able to render credible testimony in a court of law.
  • Must have valid driver license or Utah driving privilege card (or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment).

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