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Police Officer: Leland Police Department (2 positions available)

11/02/2018 3:58 PM | Anonymous member
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION The Town of Leland, incorporated in 1989, is located along the scenic Brunswick River in northern Brunswick County, just five minutes west of the historic river city of Wilmington. Leland is the fastest growing community in southeastern North Carolina and is the centerpiece of northern Brunswick County's continuing business expansion. Leland is primarily suburban in nature with beautiful natural amenities and wildlife. It is the home to alluring golf courses and public parks and trails. 

The Town of Leland is the largest municipality in Brunswick County and is committed to maintaining its small-town atmosphere and quality of life as it experiences continued growth and prosperity. The Town of Leland is dedicated to providing effective and fiscally responsible municipal services in a manner that promotes a high quality life with a neighborly feel. It's vision is a flourishing community for families to live, work and play.

Town of Leland Benefits: The Town is committed to the good health, well-being and financial security of our employees and their families. To show our commitment, the Town provides a comprehensive benefits package as part of our total rewards program. To view these benefits, copy and paste the following link into your web browser: http://www.townofleland.com/benefits.

Core Values: The Town's core values consist of Respect, Communication, Service Excellence, Engagement, and a Supportive Work Environment. 
SALARY Salary Range:$35,790.75-$57,265.20. Hiring Range for Position:$35,790.75-$42,822.74. Salary within hiring range will be determined based on relevant and verifiable work experience/qualifications.
DESCRIPTION

Police officer is responsible for enforcing laws, investigating criminal activity, ensuring safety of the public, collecting evidence, testifying in court, maintaining files and records, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Police Corporal in the Patrol Division

Essential Job Functions

  • Operates a patrol vehicle or walks on an assigned shift, to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order.
  • Enforces all State and local laws pertaining to criminal, civil and traffic offenses and ensures the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
  • Interviews victims and witnesses to obtain additional necessary information regarding crimes, accidents, violations, etc.; helps investigate crimes and collect evidence; conducts searches; investigates traffic accidents.
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; issues traffic citations; serves warrants, summons, etc.
  • Assists the general public with services including education on crime prevention, provision of general information, assistance with auto or home lockouts, general complaints, stranded motorists and provides escort services for banks, funerals and other business.
  • Makes arrests, completes arrest records and testifies in court; writes clear, concise reports in order to ensure legal procedures are followed, court testimony is complete and accurate and evidence is collected and maintained with exact details.
  • Directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies when requested or assigned.
  • Performs basic maintenance of all issued equipment.
  • Participates in various in-service and special training programs.
  • May be assigned specific collateral duties such as administrative, special response team, special operations, narcotics, K-9, investigations, animal control, etc.
  • May be required to work outside normal work hours in on-call and emergency situations.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
  • High school diploma or GED and minimal experience in law enforcement, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possession of Basic Law Enforcement Training certification.
  • Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Some knowledge of police methods, practices, and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of the geography of the Town and location of important buildings.
  • Some knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department.
  • Skill in using firearms and operating a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively in both oral and written formats.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear reports.
  • Ability to deal courteously, but firmly with the public.
  • Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationship with associates, medical personnel, court personnel and the general public.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions, frequently requires standing and sitting and occasionally requires walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling and lifting; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to the risk of electrical shock and working with explosives; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Apply at https://www.townofleland.com/departments/human-resources/career-opportunities

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