City of Copperas Cove
  • Police-Services (4210)
  • Copperas Cove, TX, USA
  • $17.98
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Sick leave, Workers Compensation, Vacation, Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision and Eligible to participate in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)


GENERAL PURPOSE: 5/3/2019 Police Cadet
Performs academic and physical activities related to achieving TCOLE certification and the successful completion of an accredited police academy.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Receives direct supervision from Police Sergeant.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must successfully Pass TCOLE certification of an accredited police academy.

Ability to comprehend lesson plans, presentations, and lectures in a classroom environment.

Ability to demonstrate proficiency through written testing and practical exercises.

Must be able to pass testing and obtain certifications with the ASP baton and pepper spray.

Ability to demonstrate firearms proficiency.

Must be able to pass TCOLE state certification examination.

Maintains communication and availability by phone for emergencies.

Responsible for preparation and completion of various assignments.

Attend classes, training and labs.

Cleans and maintains departmental equipment, supplies and facilities.

Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Regular and timely attendance is an essential job function.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES:
Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be twenty one (21) years or older at the time of employment;

Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Texas driver's license without record of suspension or revocation in any State;

No felony convictions or any offense involving family violence and no conviction above the grade of a class C misdemeanor within the last ten (10) years;

U.S. citizen, must be able to read and write the English language;

Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.

Must be mentally, physically fit and must meet City of Copperas Cove response time requirements.

Must have high-school diploma; A high school equivalency certificate and has completed at least 12 hours at an institution of higher education with at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; Or an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States after at least 24 months of active duty service.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment;

Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations;

Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition;

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors;

Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions;

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions;

Ability to learn the City's geography.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:
Formal application; review of education and experience; testing including written and physical agility test; oral interview; background check; polygraph examination; successful completion of a drug screen, psychological examination; and complete the Copperas Cove Field Training and physical agility test.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Fleet vehicles, police radio, radar, handgun and other weapons as required, handcuffs, spike strips, intoxilyzer, evidence and crime scene processing equipment, computer, copy/fax machine, cameras, video equipment, phone, first aid, safety equipment, other specialized tools and equipment as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk clearly or hear well. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally run or lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include good visual acuity, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus in both the right and left eye. (20/200 uncorrected in each eye and must be corrected to 20/30 with either glasses or contact lenses).

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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. Is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. Is periodically exposed to persons who represent a danger to health and life.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The duties listed above 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 position.

No one will perform the duties of a higher position without prior authorization from an individual authorized to approve.

The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.




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