City of Moab, UT
  • Moab, UT, USA
  • $21.65-$24.35 DOQ
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

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GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of entry-level professional and technical law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Supervision Received: The Police Officer I receives general supervision in the carrying out of duties and close supervision in activity review by the Police Sergeant.

Supervision Exercised: N/A Unless assigned Field Training Officer duties, or other exigent responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Patrols designated areas of the City in order to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover crimes and to enforce traffic regulations; receives complaints and answers calls for service; makes arrests and processes prisoners; provides assistance and counseling for the public on a variety of issues.

Prepares daily detailed written reports of all activities, utilizing computer system.

Enforces traffic and parking regulations, directs traffic; provides assistance with and investigates accidents.

Investigates crimes; collects records and evidence; processes crime scenes; interviews witnesses; prepares documentation for court proceedings.

Makes court appearances; testifies in criminal trials; serves legal processes and warrants.

Represents the Police Department at public meetings; makes speeches to civic organizations; performs other public relations duties as necessary or assigned;

Attends all minimum and assigned training and instructional meetings; keeps informed of current law enforcement practices, procedures and trends.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Education and Experience

  1. High School graduate or equivalent, preferably supplemented by two (2) years of college level work in Police Science, Criminology, Criminal Justice or related field.

  1. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Some knowledge of current principles and practices of law enforcement.

  1. Ability to establish effective and courteous working relationships with fellow officers, the public and other agencies; ability to act with tact and impartiality; ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; ability to develop skills in the use of firearms, motor vehicles and other related equipment.

  1. Special Qualifications (Licenses, Certifications, etc.)

Upon employment, must possess a valid Utah driver's license; must meet minimum P.O.S.T. Entry-level Physical Fitness Standards, and must be P.O.S.T. certified or certifiable according to Utah State laws.

  1. Work Environment and Physical Demands

The Police Officer I may work in an unpredictable environment. This is a safety-sensitive position. Tasks may involve controlling human subjects. Tasks may include muscular strain, including walking, running, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, lifting, and driving a vehicle. Talking, hearing and seeing are essential to performing job requirements. Common eye, hand and finger dexterity is required for most essential functions.

SELECTION GUIDELINES

Formal application; review of training and experience; background investigation; interview with hiring authority. Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test, polygraph and psychological evaluation.

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