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Lateral Police Officer - Auburn, WA (ID: 291865)

Title Lateral Police Officer
Type Police Officer
Date Posted December 16, 2017
City / Organization Auburn, WA
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Description
Position Details

This is general duty police work involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, maintenance of order, and prevention and investigation of crimes.

Primary Duties

 

  • Respond to crimes in progress and general calls for service; investigation of crimes including questioning witnesses, and collecting and preserving evidence.
  • Make arrests, transport prisoners to jail, testify in court, resolve juvenile, neighbor and domestic complaints.
  • Perform crisis intervention, administer first aid, investigate natural and unnatural deaths, direct traffic and provide thorough documentation of activities through report writing.
 To perform the primary functions, employee must have the ability to:
  • Resolve a variety of potentially volatile and dangerous situations in a calm, confident, and effective manner.
  • Train and use firearms safely in accordance with departmental rules.
  • Drive a patrol car under normal and adverse conditions.
  • Clean and maintain assigned firearms and vehicles.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Learn, interpret and apply modern principles, practices, and procedures of police work.
  • Write clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Work with the public and coworkers in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Show initiative in performing job functions, and ability to enforce federal, state and local laws.
  • Learn and apply knowledge of basic first aid procedures.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS FOR POSITION OF POLICE OFFICER


Driving:

  • Three or more traffic crime convictions in last 10 years (DUI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
  • Pattern of speeding tickets or other driving infractions.

Drug Use:

  • Marijuana: An applicant has used Marijuana within the past twelve (12) months.
  • Ecstasy: An applicant has used Ecstasy or Molly within three (3) prior to the date they took/take the related Police Officer Civil Service Exam (Taken in an experimental capacity only).
  • Cocaine: An applicant has used cocaine within the five (5) years prior to the date they took/take the related Police Officer Civil Service Exam (Taken in an experimental capacity only).
  • Club Drugs: An applicant has used ANY club drugs such as, but not limited to: Ketamine, GHB, or Rohypnol within the five (5) years prior to the date they took/take the related Police Officer Civil Service Exam (Taken in an experimental capacity only).
  • Hallucinogens: An applicant has used ANY hallucinogens; LSD, Mushrooms, or Psilocybin, within the five (5) years prior to the date they took/take the related Police Officer Civil Service Exam. No more than two (2) uses total.
  • Stimulants: An applicant has used methamphetamines, crank, crystal, ice, speed, or glass within the five (5) years prior to the date they took/take the related Police Officer Civil Service Exam (Taken in an experimental capacity only).
  • ANY use of Morphine, Heroin, Angel Dust/PCP, Crack, or inhaled aerosols (sometimes referred to has huffing, or nitrous) within a lifetime.
  • Illegal use of drugs, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 3 times in lifetime, and no use within the past 5 years.
  • Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity (including volunteer, intern, Explorer, and reserve positions).
  • Illegal use of 3 or more different controlled substances.
  • No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
  • Illegal steroids use within the past five (5) years.
  • Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication or obtaining a prescription under false pretenses.
  • Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on a case by case basis.

Criminal Activity:

  • Any adult felony conviction.
  • Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity (including volunteer, intern, Explorer, and reserve positions).
  • Any conviction of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
  • Unlawful sexual misconduct.
  • Any single theft of property or money in excess of $100 value within the past five (5) years.

Employment:

  • Dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
  • Lying  or omitting information during any stage of the hiring process.
  • Falsified his or her application, personal history packet, or any other forms during hiring process.

Financial:

  • Failure to pay income tax or child support.
  • Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
  • Pattern of bankruptcy, repossessions, late payments, and/or bills in collections or excessive debt.

Background Unit Policies:

  • Anger Issues: pattern of fighting, in workplace or socially pattern of insubordination.
  • Criminal Association: maintain friendship or living with persons engaged in criminal activity.
  • Deception: withholding information or providing inaccurate information (reason is irrelevant).

Body Decoration:

  • The following body decorations are prohibited: split or forked tongues, foreign objects inserted under the skin to create a design or pattern, enlarged or stretched out in the ears, dental ornamentation, and visible piercings, other than those in the ear(s), that do not present a professional image.
  • Exposed tattoo's which cannot be covered for a standard uniform of the day.
  • Ability to obtain certification as Washington State Peace officer at time of hire.

 

Additional Information

 

Interview Process

Only those applicants meeting all application procedures and minimum qualifications may be admitted to the interview process.  Because this recruitment is continuous, interviews will be scheduled periodically.  Candidates will be selected for panel interviews based upon the needs of the Police Department and other relevant factors as determined by the Chief Examiner.  The interview process will be 100% of the final examination score.   There will be a minimum passing score on the interview.

Eligibility List

Candidates who pass the interview will have their names placed on an eligibility list in rank order of final examination scores and veteran's preference in accordance with State law.  Names shall remain on the eligibility list for up to twelve months.  With the recruitment being open continuous, there may be readjustments to the rank ordering of the list as new candidates are interviewed and added to the eligibility list.

 

*The Auburn Police Department is a nationally accredited police department.  This accreditation establishes the department as a professional organization that strives to achieve standards of law enforcement excellence.  The department was also the first municipal police department to be state accredited.  The Auburn Police Department seeks highly qualified applicants who possess strong personal attributes that qualify them to promote the professional standards of law enforcement.*

 


Job Post Expiration Date   January 26, 2018

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .