Positions

Pay Range 16 Breakdown

BreakdownMinMax
Annually$39,085.31$58,627.96
Monthly$3,257.11$4,885.66
Bi-Weekly$1,503.28$2,254.92
Hourly (40 hrs.)$18.7910$28.1865
Hourly (42 hrs.)$17.8962$26.8443
Hourly (56 hrs.)$13.4222$20.1332

Senior Police Officer

Range: $39,085.31 - $58,627.96 (16)
Position Number: 5543

JOB TITLE:  SENIOR POLICE OFFICER
JOB SUMMARY:  This position protects the lives and properties of citizens through the enforcement of local, state, and federal laws.  An incumbent in this position may be assigned special duties such as Public Housing Officer, K-9 Officer, Park Ranger, Domestic Violence Officer, Barton College Officer, Juvenile Officer, Major Case Investigator, Detective or Community Resource Officer.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Patrols assigned areas to detect and prevent crime; answers calls for service and assistance.
Investigates criminal complaints and accidents; conducts crime and accident scene analysis.
Enforces motor vehicle laws by stopping violators and taking appropriate enforcement action.
Assists the District Attorney in the preparation of cases for trial; testifies in court.
Prepares timely and accurate reports; reviews investigative, arrest, accident, and supplemental Develops informants for the purpose of gathering intelligence.
Questions witnesses and complainants; investigates suspects.
Attends community meetings; organizes neighborhood watches; makes presentations to churches, schools, civic organizations, and business leaders; participates in agency volunteer programs.
Performs organized patrols of high crime areas.
Writes and executes search warrants; serves warrants, court orders, and subpoenas.
Maintains vehicle, firearms, and other equipment.
Directs traffic as needed.
Collects and maintains evidence; ensures proper chain of custody.
Conducts polygraph tests.
Coordinates investigative efforts with local, state, and federal agencies.
May perform the duties of detective; conducts covert undercover drug and prostitution investigations, including audio or video surveillance; investigates major  narcotics offenses.
May perform the duties of major crime investigator; investigates cases of homicide, rape, robbery, serious assaults, bombs and bomb threats, and arsons or suspicious fires.
May perform the duties of juvenile officer; investigates cases related to child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, juvenile delinquency, and other case involving juvenile victims or offenders.
May perform the duties of financial crimes investigator; investigates cases related to fraud, forgery, identity theft, counterfeiting and embezzlement.                                      
May perform the duties of domestic violence officer; specializes in domestic violence casework, prevention, and education.
May perform the duties of K-9 officer; deploys K-9 unit to prevent, detect, and prosecute crimes.
May perform the duties of Barton College officer; provides security for Barton College; investigates campus crimes; assists students and faculty.
May perform the duties of public housing officer; patrols public housing areas, forms community organizations, provides in-house meetings with residents, and meets with civic organization and housing managers.
May perform the duties of park ranger; enforces laws, rules, and regulations as related to city parks and recreation facilities; develops and implements informational programs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Knowledge of law enforcement procedures, practices, and policies.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the boundaries and geography of the city.
Skill in operating computers.
Skill in operating emergency vehicles.
Skill in conducting criminal investigations.
Skill in the detection of crime patterns.
Skill in the administration of various types of polygraph exams.
Skill in preparing court orders and other legal documents.
Skill in the use of radio/communications equipment.
Skill in the use of firearms and restraint equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Sergeant assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include the department Policies and Procedures Manual, the city and local, state, and federal laws.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related law enforcement duties.  The need to respond to potentially life threatening situations contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform technical and specialized law enforcement duties.  Successful performance helps ensure the protection of life and property within the city.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, the general public, and law enforcement personnel from state, local and federal agencies.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting, standing or walking.  The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work may be performed outdoors and in cold or inclement weather.  The employee may be exposed to life threatening situations.  The work requires the use of protective devices.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  None.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialize training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Rev 03/14