POSITION CODE: P15150 FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
POSITION REPORTS TO: Police Sergeant, Police Chief
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None.
BLS COMPARABLE: 33-3051.01 Police Patrol Officers
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
POSITION PURPOSE: Prevents and deters crime through community patrol, crime investigation, and enforcement of state law and municipal ordinance.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Some college preferred.
CERTIFICATES/LICENSES: Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License at the time of hire. Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) certified, or able to obtain within 12 months of employment.
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability and personality.
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records and other office procedures and terminology.
Problem Sensitivity The ability to recognize that a problem exists and act upon the problem to reach an acceptable solution.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on multiple tasks over a period of time without being distracted.
Handwriting The ability to spell and write legibly.
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond appropriately (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
FINGER DEXTERITY: Manual dexterity sufficient to fire firearms, arms, reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
VISUAL ABILITIES: The ability to see details at a distance (far vision). The ability to see details at close range (Near Vision, within a few feet of the observer.) Ability to have peripheral and depth perception.
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Must be able to run 1.5 miles in 15:30 minutes; do 25 consecutive push-ups; and 29 sit-ups in 60 seconds and a 300 meter sprint in 1:09 seconds and State Standards as established by CLEET. . Must be able to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods. Must be able to walk, run, balance, climb, overhead reach, and occasional stooping, crouching, squatting; kneeling; and crawling required.
LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write legibly and complete routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before individuals and groups.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed and involved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving variables in unstandardized situations. Ability to make quick decisions.
MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, oral and diagram form.
WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS: Availability to work one of three 10-hour shifts, as assigned by the Chief of Police. Ability to work holidays, weekends, and long hours as necessary. Variable lunch period and breaks in coordination with other police personnel.
WORK CONDITIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high precarious places; and with explosives and may be exposed to wet and/or hot humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibrations. Noise level is usually moderate, but may be higher than moderate when working in traffic.
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