Salary: $42,624.00 -$52,641.00 Annually
Closing: 2/7/20 @ 5pm (Subject to Close Without Notice)
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WORKING FOR THE CITY OF MCKINNEY
Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.
OUR CORE VALUES
City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values – Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Under general supervision, the purpose of this position is to perform a wide variety of law enforcement activities. Employees in this classification perform skilled level work. This position is responsible for tasks that are service oriented, and include collecting and dispensing information, arbitrating disputes, apprehending people with warrants, transporting prisoners, and court security. Duties include an element of personal danger, i.e. exposure to life-threatening circumstances. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with State Statutes and established department policies, procedures and guidelines. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgement. Performs related work as required.
Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected.
- Contribute to a positive work culture.
- Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
- Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team.
- Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization.
- Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
- Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Complies with all city policies and procedures, including those defined in the City of McKinney Employee Handbook.
- Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in city and department attendance policies and procedures.
- Drives to and from locations as assigned.
- Provides assistance and service to the public, i.e. changing tires,
- Exercises independent judgement when determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, probable cause exists to search and arrest, and when force may be used and to what degree.
- Enforces State and local traffic laws to ensure safety.
- Identifies and issues municipal citations to violators of misdemeanor offenses.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills in court.
- Performs considerable reporting and record maintenance duties, i.e. arrest reports, warrant research and dispositions.
- Attend in-service training as directed to maintain current knowledge of changes in laws, new methods of enforcement, and other trends and developments in law enforcement.
- Reads, writes, and comprehends legal and non-legal documents in English, prepares and processes required reports, citations, affidavits, warrants and supplemental documents.
- Communicates effectively with supervisors, peers, civilian employees, groups, and citizens.
- Pursues fleeing suspects and performs rescue operations which may involve quickly entering and exiting law enforcement vehicles.
- Performs searches of people, vehicles, buildings, and large outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects, walking or standing for long periods of time.
- Endures verbal and mental abuse when confronted with hostile views and opinions of suspects and other people encountered while on duty.
- Develops and maintains relationship with other City department personnel.
- Performs rescue functions at emergencies and disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time, in all types of weather conditions, and administering emergency medical aid. May assist Fire Department personnel at the scene as directed.
- Prepares and issues warrant notifications by mail, in person and by phone.
- Serves and files warrants; clears warrants from court and regional computer systems.
- Serves warrants and arrests citizens who fail to comply
- Serves as bailiff in court room; coordinates and secures safety and security in court room.
- Transport prisoners from other jurisdictions.
- Conducts weekend prisoner transports on a rotating schedule.
- Submits files to Judges and prosecutors for review.
- Contacts other agencies regarding arrested subjects.
- Researches criminal histories for prosecutor.
- Responsible for compliance checks of vehicle registrations and misc. vehicle equipment.
- Serves as liaison between the court and outside law enforcement agencies.
- Verifies prisoner status for possible release; authorizes release of prisoners.
- Responsible for verifying and processing time served requests from jail.
- Serves court summons/subpoenas.
- File charges against defendants as requested by Judge or prosecutor.
- Is responsible for complying with TLETS reporting requirements and maintaining the integrity of the system.
- Maintains records for TCOLE requirements and work performed, such as warrants served, arrest made and fines collected.
- Uses physical strength and proper techniques and judgment to: restrain individuals; obtain and seize weapons; and, search individuals, vehicles, and buildings.
- Assist in training court staff on use of CAD system as needed.
- Requires the ability to qualify using an agency issued firearm. Loads, unloads, aims, and fires approved weapons from a variety of body positions, under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in statutory and departmental regulations.
- Picks up documents and tickets from Police Department daily.
- Transports deposits from court to Finance.
- Organizes supplies and prepares courtroom for court sessions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS
- Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
- Ability to embrace and embody the City's core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
- Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.
- Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.
- Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.
- Must have knowledge of City, State, and Federal laws, ordinances, policies, and standard operating procedures.
- Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and/or information. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.
- Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations. Requires public speaking ability in order to inform court attendees of municipal court protocol.
- Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.
- Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as the Penal Code, police handbooks, traffic and criminal law guidelines, computer documentation, and the city code and ordinances.
- Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to utilize principles of fractions; ability to interpret graphs.
- Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
- Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties which are often characterized by frequent change.
- Requires the ability to perform skilled coordinated movements, such as utilizing a firearm and handcuffs, operating a police vehicle, and operating office machinery and a computer.
High school diploma or GED required (some college preferred) and at least two (2) years previous experience as a peace officer (police officer, warrant officer, marshal, etc.) required.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Must pass a drug screen, physical, driving record check, background check, polygraph, and psychological exam.
- Must have a valid Texas Class C driver's license.
- Must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application
- Must be 21 years old at the time of application
- Vision must be correctable to 20/20 with normal color vision and must be able to pass a hearing test.
- Ability to meet the City's driving standards and possess/maintain a valid Texas Class "C" driver's license.
- Ability to work weekends on a rotating on-call basis for prisoner transport.
- Possession of a Basic Peace Officer Certificate from the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
- Completion of a McKinney Marshals Office In-house Field Training program within six (6) months of employment.
- Compliance with all applicable qualifications as stipulated by TCOLE and the City of McKinney.
- Successful completion of the City of McKinney Marshals Office hiring process.
Talking and hearing over two-thirds of the time. Between one and two-thirds of the time: Sitting; Standing; Walking; Using one's hands to touch, handle or feel objects; Reaching with hands and arms; The ability to lift and/or exert force up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Less than one-third of the time: Climbing or balancing; Stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; Tasting/Smelling; The ability to lift and/or exert force up to one-hundred plus (100+) pounds. Special vision requirements include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the essential functions of this job, there may be exposure to certain environmental conditions, including: Exposure to outdoor weather conditions between one and two-thirds of on the job time. Less than one-third of on the job time: Exposure to fumes or airborne particles; Wet or humid conditions (non-weather); Working near moving mechanical parts; Working in high, precarious places.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.