GENERAL PURPOSEUnder general supervision, the Part-Time Investigator job is a sworn position that may include any or all of the following: investigates crimes, interviews witnesses and suspects, prepares reports, works with the community to prevent and solve crimes, complete employee background investigations, handle Department training, work in the property and evidence room, and handle administrative jail duties. This is a part-time sworn position which does not to exceed 960 hours in a fiscal year.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class.
Under general direction, performs general tasks such as: Manage the property and evidence room; Manage the Departments training program; Patrols a designated area of the City in a vehicle or on foot; Enforces the Vehicle Code, the Penal Code and City ordinances; Prevents crimes; Inspects, reports, and corrects conditions which may lead to crime or delinquency; Investigates traffic collisions, criminal, complaint and other investigations; Writes investigative reports; Collects and preserves evidence; Obtain witnesses; Testifies in court; Apprehends crime suspects and/or makes arrests; Performs jail booking procedures, including fingerprinting and photographing of prisoners; Gives first aid in medical emergencies; Mediates disputes; May act as a dispatcher in his/her absence; Work nights, weekends, and occasional holidays; Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINESKnowledge of: The United States and California Constitutions, Federal, State and City criminal and traffic laws and ordinances, related court decisions, department policies, General Orders and Operations Orders; General social problems and cultural diversity of citizenry; Modern police methods, practices and procedures; The geography of the City, community service organizations, location of facilities and buildings; First aid principles and practices. Basic computer skills including electronic spreadsheet, data base, and word processing computer applications.
Ability to: Operate police motor vehicles; Use radio communications equipment and computer hardware; Use firearms and weapons; Interpret and apply state public safety laws, codes, and local ordinances; Analyze solutions to law enforcement problems; Convey clear instructions or execute commands; Establish and maintain effective relationships with police management, City departments, public and private agencies, community groups and the general public; Communicate effectively with others in English, orally or in writing; Accurately recall circumstances regarding traffic incidents or crime reports; Exercise tact and diplomacy in maintaining self-control in provocative or confrontational situations; Think logically and maintain alertness in emergency situations; Relate effectively with persons from diverse social, ethnic, political and racial backgrounds and age groups. Communicate in the English language by phone, police radio system, or in person in a group or one-to-one setting. Evaluate a situation, make effective decisions under pressure, and take appropriate action. Produce written documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar. Work cooperatively, courteously, but firmly with all segments of the public. Observe and monitor data, objects, people or behavior to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards and recall details. Remain in a standing or sitting position for extended periods of time. Maintain moral integrity. Work in a variety of weather condition with exposure to the elements. Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others. Travel across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces. Maintain acceptable level of physical fitness to meet department standards.
Education/Training/Experience:Graduation from high school or a G.E.D. equivalent. In accordance to the California Government Code and California Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (P.O.S.T.), candidates must have graduated from a P.O.S.T accredited Police Academy or a P.O.S.T. approved Extended-Format Academy. 5 years of police experience.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:Incumbent must complete P.O.S.T training as required, depending on duties performed. Must possess a current American Red Cross certificate in First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and the Community or obtain by time of employment as well as a valid Class C California drivers license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Citys Vehicle Insurance Policy.
COMPENSATIONThe compensation range for this position is $30.60 hourly up to 960 hours per fiscal year; generally 5 hours a day, 4 days a week. This is a part-time, seasonal position and as such offers no benefits. Participation in a deferred compensation plan in lieu of Social Security is required. This position is at-will and subject to dismissal with or without cause without and without appeal.
APPLICATION PROCESSApplication deadline:Friday, September 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm. Candidates should apply online at http://www.cityofsierramadre.com/job-openings. Applications must be completed and demonstrate that the minimum qualifications are met. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation and verification. The most qualified candidates will be selected to participate in the testing process scheduled for the week of September 24, 2012. All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will remain candidates until a final offer is accepted by the candidate selected. The City may conclude that none of the candidates, even those who meet the minimum qualifications, are appropriate for the position.
IMMIGRATION AND REFORM ACT OF 1986In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the City of Sierra Madre requires all new employees to show proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Legal verification of the legal right to work will be required within three (3) business days beginning with the first day of work. The City of Sierra Madre is legally prohibited from employing anyone who cannot provide such verification.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERThe City does not make employment decisions based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or physical handicap, except when such qualifications are appropriate occupational qualifications.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDSEmployment with the City of Sierra Madre is contingent upon meeting the medical standards of the position. The final candidates must pass a pre-employment physical examination and a reference and background check. The City of Sierra Madre makes reasonable accommodations for disabled persons, considering each situation on an individual basis. Please make direct requests for accommodation to the Human Resources Division. The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
QUESTIONSQuestions may be directed to Dorothy Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-355-7135. Applicants may wish to visit the Citys official website www.cityofsierramadre.com for further information.
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