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Patrol Officer
Status:  Full-time
Department:  Police Department
Opening date:  August 25, 2016

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt hourly

Grade:  3PS

Hourly Rate of Pay: $21.79 – $26.51/hour

General Statement of Duties:  Under the direct supervision of the Sergeant and/or Lieutenant, the Patrol Officer is responsible for providing law enforcement services to the citizens of Brookings in a timely, efficient and professional manner.  Often working alone, the patrol officer must exercise independent judgment and discretion acting decisively during times of crisis and emergency.  Must work a rotation of various shifts as assigned, to include midnight, day, evening, holiday and weekend hours with availability for call-out on a twenty-four-hour basis. Must have ability and stamina to perform duties under adverse conditions and regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Vision must be correctable to at least 20/40 in each eye.

Minimum Qualifications Include (not limited to):

Eligible for certification under SD Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission; Must be 21 years of age at the time of the written exam; United States Citizen; High School graduate or GED; Have good moral character with no prior felony, serious misdemeanor or domestic violence related convictions; ability to obtain/maintain a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record. Preference may be given to applicants with following: associate’s degree or completion of two (2) years of college coursework from an accredited college, university, or technical school in a criminal justice or related field; current certification from accredited law enforcement academy; prior active full-time military police experience with an honorable discharge; one or more years of prior law enforcement/corrections experience at a dept. of similar size; and/or 3 or more years of prior experience as a member of the City of Brookings Police Dept. Reserve Force. Applicants will be subject to written test, physical agility testing, full criminal background check, drug screening requirements, and post-offer physical examination. Applicants must display proper character and personality traits for law enforcement work as determined by psychological testing, references, and background checks.

Typical Skills and Abilities Include (not limited to):

Ability to rapidly acquire and demonstrate basic working knowledge of modern approved principles, practices, and procedures of police work within appropriate period of time; effectively and efficiently execute verbal and written instructions, comply willingly with such rules, regulations, procedures and policies; effectively and efficiently perform duties and deal with individuals under stressful conditions, including those involving physical violence; develop and demonstrate skill in the use of firearms, emergency vehicle operation, first aid, and other police related activities; maintain acceptable level of physical fitness and stamina to physically apprehend and restrain criminals/suspects while resisting arrest; safely operate police vehicles in accordance with traffic laws and police policies; operate computers in the processing of reports, records and documents; and ability to maintain confidentiality;

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