|| $6,300.76 - $8,075.94
| OPENING DATE:
| CLOSING DATE:
|| 12/31/19 11:59 PM |
|THIS RECRUITMENT IS TO ESTABLISH A
LATERAL ELIGIBILITY LIST FOR FULLY FUNDED VACANCIES. ENTRY
LEVEL APPLICANTS NEED TO APPLY AT http://www.publicsafetytesting.com/.
Positions in this classification are responsible for
general duty and investigatory police work. Incumbents respond to requests
for assistance, investigate criminal activity, apprehend criminals and
enforce laws and ordinances. Work is performed in accordance with
departmental rules, regulations, and policies and normally consists of
patrol, preliminary investigation and traffic enforcement duties.
Tasks are performed from vehicles, or on foot. Work involves an element of
danger and requires physical strength and agility at times to apprehend or
subdue persons suspected of crimes. Incumbents function without
direct supervision and exercise substantial discretion in determining
appropriate response to emergency situations. Police Officers may
also be called upon to assist in the operation of the Detention Center and
entrusted with the health, safety, security and welfare of inmates.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: |
- Patrols assigned geographical areas in the City by car or on foot or
other means to aid in preventing crime and to enforce federal, state,
and City criminal and traffic laws and regulations.
- Observes, reports and acts on conditions conducive to crime and
- Reports traffic hazards and directs pedestrian and vehicular traffic
flow when necessary; disburses unruly crowds at public gatherings.
- Takes command at scene of crime or accident until relieved by a
commanding officer; administers first aid and requests medical service
as necessary; takes statements, interviewing victims and witnesses;
assesses situation and determines appropriate response; records vital
information regarding causes and circumstances, including taking
photographs and measurements; documents evidence.
- Detains physically law violators or those who may be resisting
arrest as required.Activity may require physically subduing suspect,
moving through heavy underbrush and trees, jumping fences, climbing onto
or into buildings.Activity may require using deadly force to protect
self or others.
- Conducts investigation assignments of suspected illegal activity or
follow-up investigations of criminal cases; may also conduct specialized
investigation in areas of vice, narcotics and sex offenses; may be
assigned to detective, traffic, DARE, jail or field training duties.
- Prepares criminal cases for prosecution with either the City or King
County Prosecutor; interacts with prosecutors, attorneys and court
officials; testifies in court as required.
- Provides general information on laws and ordinances; explains
process of filing a formal complaint; directs citizens to appropriate
authorities as necessary.
- Serves and enforces civil process issued by the courts to include
restraining orders, orders for protection, no contact orders,
anti-harassment orders, and subpoenas; serves arrest and search
- Attends meetings, seminars, and other training classes to maintain
current up-to-date knowledge of criminal and civil laws, as well as
technical skills in order to remain proficient in the performance of
duty; may be called upon to train other employees.
- Prepares and writes a variety of reports and records, such as
reports on arrest, property impounded, accidents, offenses, damages to
property, and results of investigations.
- Assists in receiving, searching, booking, and supervising prisoners;
assures that prisoners receive fair and reasonable treatment; provides
food and medical care as necessary; performs jailer duties as required.
- Assures that all equipment used is maintained and operating
- Prepares material to present to training sessions for police
officers or other persons as required including schools, businesses,
private citizen groups, etc.
- Investigates and inspects persons or businesses for compliance with
City ordinance requiring licenses.
- Investigates weekend or after hours construction activities
occurring within the City limits; contacts appropriate City
- Supervises and directs dispatch and correction personnel in the
absence of a Sergeant, or higher-ranking officer.
- Performs all of the duties of the Corrections Service Officer in
his/her absence as described in the Corrections Service Officer job
| Two years of college equivalent to an AA degree,
preferably related to police science, criminal justice or a related
Licensing and Certifications:
- Successful accomplishment of written, oral and physical agility
tests prescribed by the City of Issaquah Civil Service Commission.
- Satisfactorily pass a medical examination, psychological
examination, and background investigation. Must pass physical and
medical requirements of State Retirement System.
- Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License with a
driving record free of serious or frequent violations.
- A driving and criminal record free of any convictions that relate to
fitness to perform the job of Police Officer.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: |
- Ability to learn and apply principles and techniques of modern crime
prevention, investigation, apprehension, rules of evidence and all other
aspects of law enforcement.
- Ability to acquire thorough skills in the use of firearms and other
police-related tools and when they should be used.
- Some knowledge of Federal, State, County, and City laws, regulation,
ordinances, including domestic violence and juvenile criminal justice
- Some knowledge of criminal behavior and causes underlying
criminality and social, psychological and physical needs of
- Ability to physically handle other persons who may resist arrest.
- Ability to obtain all operator licenses, certifications or permits
for equipment used such as radar, breathalyzer, and the like.
- Ability to express self clearly and concisely both orally and in
- Ability to quickly make assessments of emergency situations,
determine appropriate responses and act assertively; copes with
situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship
with other employees.
- Ability to satisfactorily complete course work and training such as
Basic Law Enforcement Academy established under the Washington State
Criminal Justice Training Commission, and other in-service training
methods, procedures, and techniques of police work presented by other
officers or supervisors.
- Ability to make arithmetic calculations accurately and rapidly.
- Working knowledge of basic computer functions and computerized
- Skill in observation and ability to remember details, such as names,
faces, incidents, and other relevant