Company: Payson City
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Payson City Job Description FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Last
Revised: May 10, 2016 I. Position Title: Category One Police
Officer II. Summary of Overall Purpose of Position: Works under the
direction of the Chief of Police, the Police Lieutenant, or the
watch commander. Insures the public peace and safety by performing
a variety of law enforcement duties. Enforces local and state laws.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Possess the
ability to write in a thorough, legible and professional manner.
Utilize lethal and non-lethal weapons effectively within
departmental guidelines. Operates various equipment such as breath
testing and radar equipment. Patrol city neighborhoods routinely.
.III. Essential Duties Communicate effectively with merchants,
businesses and citizens identifying problem areas of concern.
Provide a sense of security for businesses and citizens within the
community. Enforce loca,l state laws, including traffic codes.
Operate a police vehicle safely and effectively according to
departmental policies. Responds to life and property threatening
calls such as robbery, burglary, family disturbance, theft,
vandalism, arson, riot, etc. Conducts investigations and follow-up
investigations Respond to calls for service in the community.IV.
Marginal Duties Makes court appearances as necessary. Perform other
duties as assigned. V. QualificationsRequires a high school diploma
or equivalent. Must be at least 21 years of age. May not have been
convicted of the unlawful use, sale or possession of a controlled
substance abuse in the past five years. May not have been convicted
of a crime for which the applicant could have been punished by
imprisonment in federal penitentiary of this or another state. Must
be able to type at least 30 words per minute.
Certificates/Licenses: Requires a valid Utah Driver's License. Must
have and maintain a Utah Post certification. Must meet all
mandatory certifications annually. Knowledge of: Criminal and
traffic laws; rules of proper verbal and written communication;
ethical principles of self-defense, the City's geography, report
writing, and modern law enforcement, principles, procedures,
techniques and equipment.Ability to: Read and interpret documents
such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and
procedures manuals; write routine reports and correspondence;
enforce laws and ordinances with tact and impartiality; to speak
effectively to groups of citizens, employees, etc.; add, subtract,
multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals; and compute rate, ratio, and
percent to draw and interpret bar graphs. Skill in: The use of
firearms and police equipment including emergency vehicles,
intoxilyzer, field sobriety tests, radar equipment, finger
printing, etc. Communication Skills: Communicate effectively
verbally and in writing; establish effective working relationships
with employees and the public; relate well with a variety of
persons under varying circumstances; be able to professionally
furnish and obtain information from other departments; and the
ability to defuse tense situations. Tool, Machine, Equipment
Operation: Type 30 wpm; requires regular use of office equipment
including computer, printer, copier, fax machine, and telephone
system. Analytical Ability: Ability to make rapid, sound decisions
and solve problems under pressure; to diffuse or control hostile
situations; constant alertness to react to unexpected situations;
collect and assimilate facts; concentrate and function effectively
and independently under heavy workload demands in matter of serious
financial or practical consequence or involving the welfare of
lives and property. Working Conditions: Physical Demands: Duties of
job require moderate to heavy physical exertion including running,
climbing, kneeling, stooping and balancing; constant seeing and
hearing. Employee will sit and stand for long periods of time and
may be required to move up to 150 pounds. Working Conditions: Great
pressure and fatigue exist during a normal workday due to moderate
exposure to stressful situations, overtime, deadlines and contact
the public. Frequent exposure to unpleasant or hazardous condition
caused by the handling of dangerous situation. The noise level is
usually moderate. Work assignments are broad and performed little
or no supervision or checking; work procedures are established,
refer only unusual case to supervisor; must work in all weather
conditions as well all types of environmental and physical hazards.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this
job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties,
responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.
The approved class specifications are not intended to and do not
infer or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to
any person or persons. This updated job description supersedes
prior descriptions for the same position. Management reserves the
right to add or change duties at any time.
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