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Police Officer

at City of Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Pay: $21.8767 to $31.9843/hour
$21.8767 - $31.9843
Posted: 6/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2301252

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Description

Applications are currently being accepted for the
2019 CITY OF EAU CLAIRE POLICE OFFICER ELIGIBILITY LIST
(current and future openings)
It is important that you read the TESTING INFORMATION below.

Salary Range: $27.28* to $31.98 per hour
*Cadet rate ($21.87/hour) payable during initial Police Academy attendance, if applicable.

Requirements: Eligible candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

1) Graduate of an applicable accredited high school (or proof of high school equivalency, such as GED certificate.)  An applicant with the Eau Claire Police Department shall possess a minimum of 60 post high school semester credits at the time of appointment.

2) Be at least 18 years of age.

3) Possess a valid driver's license.

4) Not have a felony on record.

In addition, applicants must successfully pass each of the following components: written entrance examination, physical agility test, oral interview, and background investigation. Prior to employment, candidates may be asked to participate in further testing at City expense, which may include physical/medical evaluation, personality testing, psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, and/or chemical substance testing.

Resume: A resume is a REQUIRED component of your Police Officer application. It must be attached to your online application in order for your application to be complete. The resume may be attached as a Word or pdf document.

**IMPORTANT TESTING INFORMATION**

TESTING: You will be notified of the Written Examination and Physical Agility Test date at least 2 weeks before the scheduled date.

Applicant Contact: Please note that we will contact you via the email address that you provide in your online application. If your e-mail address changes, please contact the Human Resources Department at 715-839-4921.

Recruitment Brochure: For more information with regard to the police officer position, please click on the following link:

*** POLICE OFFICER RECRUITMENT BROCHURE ***

JOB DESCRIPTION
 

GENERAL FUNCTION

Under supervision, performs general duty police work for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, the general enforcement of laws & ordinances, and works with the community to reduce and/or eliminate problems.

POSITION SCOPE

The Patrol Division is one of four functional areas in the Police Department.  This division is responsible for routine patrol, response to calls for service, preliminary investigations, traffic regulation duties, and problem solving. Utilizing a thorough working knowledge of Federal, State and local laws and ordinances, the officer is responsible for the enforcement of such laws on a fair and impartial basis in the protection of life and property and in maintaining the peace and orderly conduct of the community. The officers will be responsible to engage the piece of community, they are assigned to, in problem solving efforts.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

POLICE OFFICERS ASSIGNED AS PATROL OFFICERS ARE INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES:

Patrols a designated area of the City on an assigned shift to discover and prevent the commission of crime and to enforce motor vehicle operations and parking regulations.

Answers calls for service such as disturbances, vehicle crashes, robberies, family problems, etc.

Engages the community in their assigned area in problem solving.

Trained as a First Responder for medical emergencies.

Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses and may make arrests and escort prisoners from the scene of a crime.

Obtains information through interviews, interrogation and observation.

Interviews persons with complaints or inquiries and attempts to make the proper disposition or directs them to proper authorities.

Prepares evidence for issuance of complaints, serves criminal processes including warrants and subpoenas, and makes reports of all activities.

Must be able to give credible testimony in court.

Compiles clear and concise reports.

Proficient in the skills required to be a police officer, which include use of force, firearms, emergency vehicle operation, and professional communication.

Represents the Department in the community.

Takes part in training and education opportunities to continue improving in the police profession.

Performs any other duties as directed by a Department supervisor.

POLICE OFFICERS ASSIGNED AS K-9 OFFICERS ARE INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Provides training, care, housing, and deployment of departmental dog within prescribed polices and procedures.

Participates in public information efforts in the community on familiarization with and function of the dog.

POLICE OFFICERS ASSIGNED AS COURT OFFICERS ARE INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Acts as Department liaison with the Justice system.

Works with the public on court-related matters.

Provides officers with information on significant court-related issues.

Performs any other duties as directed by the Director of Administration.

POLICE OFFICERS ASSIGNED AS SAFETY OFFICERS ARE INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Assists the School District with the School Safety Patrol Program for elementary schools.

Makes regular presentations to school age children on the issues of law enforcement and department activities.

Performs any other duties as directed by the commander of the Special Services Bureau.

POLICE OFFICERS ASSIGNED AS COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICERS ARE INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Makes public presentations on matters of departmental activities and law enforcement issues.

Works in concert with local news media toward an effective public information program.

Coordinates other police community relation efforts in the community.

Performs any other duties as directed by the commander of the Special Services Bureau.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Performs related duties as required.

SUPERVISION/DIRECTION RECEIVED

Sergeant, Lieutenant.

SUPERVISION/DIRECTION EXERCISED

None.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Job consists of a combination of sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, crouching, stooping and driving. Must have ability to sit for extended periods, for frequent handling/finger dexterity, and for frequent use of vision and hearing. There will be exposure to heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.   In addition, there will be exposure to dust, noise, chemicals, organic substances and medical waste. Work day/night under varied environmental conditions. The physical demand for the position is constantly exerting force between 10-20 lbs., frequently exerting force between 25-50 lbs, and   occasionally exerting force in excess of 100 lbs.