Under general supervision, performs daily work assignments for the Police Division of the Alamogordo Police Department, in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.
- High school diploma or GED equivalent;
- Must be at least 18 years of age on the date of application;
- Valid New Mexico Driver’s License or the ability to obtain within sixty (60) days of employment; with a good driving record acceptable to the City of Alamogordo;
- Must not have any felony convictions, domestic violence or DWI convictions, or any other convictions for crimes indicating lack of character or moral turpitude;
- Must be a United States Citizen; and
- Must successfully pass a medical exam that meet physical requirements, a drug screening test, a psychological exam, a polygraph test or a voice stress analysis, a hearing test, an eye test and a thorough background investigation;
- Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Responds to non-emergency calls, conducts traffic related patrols in the city, issues citations, serves subpoenas, civil papers, and other legal documents promptly and accurately;
- Patrols City with emphasis on traffic safety, assisting public (stranded motorists, providing directions, providing aid), answering complaints, and enforcing ordinances;
- Participates in subsequent court proceedings to testify and provide opinion;
- Participates in daily meetings and briefings to disseminate information regarding current operational status with other units within the department and with other law enforcement agencies;
- Prepares reports associated with minor offenses and enters data into the computer system;
- Responsible for knowledge of City geography, physical conditions, street names, numbers, locations, and other matters affecting response to a call for service;
- Performs vehicle, personnel, and property identification checks;
- Assists in planning and implementation of activities involving department training;
- Investigates minor offenses including securing crime scene, performing surveillance, preparing required documentation, collecting evidence;
- Enforce city ordinances relating to parking complaints;
- Investigates traffic crashes and traffic complaints;
- Provides security and escort during special events, funerals, parades, fairs, and wide loads;
- Facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and maintains current knowledge of traffic control devices and traffic related ordinances;
- Conducts preliminary first aid and CPR procedures prior to EMS arrival;
- Responsible for maintaining current knowledge and training on enforcement ordinances and procedures;
- Maintains vehicles, weapons, equipment and the building, in a professional, functional, and presentable condition; performs minor department facility, vehicle, and equipment repairs;
- Assists with community relations projects including the implementation of programs that increase public awareness of police operations and procedures;
- Assists City ambulance contractor in lifting and moving patients and renders first aid to injured persons;
- Responsible for Professional Standards outlined in the Canon of Ethics;
- May participate on special assignments as designated by Alamogordo Police Chief;
- Contributes to a high-quality work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop skills, including safety related training and skills;
- Provides excellent customer service to ensure high operational and service standards are met and maintained for the Citizens of Alamogordo; and
- Perform duties according to City of Alamogordo Ordinances; City wide and Departmental Policies and Procedures, and any applicable Laws regulated by an outside authority.
OTHER IMPORTANT DUTIES
- Performs such other related duties as may be assigned;
- Must obtain and maintain required license(s) and/or certification(s);
- Will be required to work variable shifts including holidays and weekends; and
- Maintain the confidentiality of information obtained during performance of duties.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Departmental rules and regulations;
- Investigation and traffic crash prevention methods;
- Identification records processes and procedures; and
- First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures.
- Safely use vehicles and specialized equipment;
- Operate a computer to prepare records and reports;
- Apply investigative traffic techniques, control traffic and accident scenes;
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies, city attorney's office, other departmental employees, community and school organizations, and the general public;
- Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; understand and follow instructions;
- Perform tasks and other daily activities in a positive and professional manner alongside employees of varied backgrounds and personalities;
- Attend work, as scheduled and on a regular basis, to effectively perform the position’s essential duties and responsibilities;
- Exercise common sense and good judgment in the performance of essential duties;
- Maintain accurate records or reports;
- Maintain appropriate necessary certifications; and
- Demonstrate and maintain physical endurance, agility, dexterity, and strength necessary to perform required duties.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Regular exposure to uncooperative, hostile, or violent persons;
- Exposure to injured or ill persons;
- May be required to use self-defense tactics and weapons;
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear;
- The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; run: use hands to handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools listed above, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl;
- taste or smell;
- Lift and/or move items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds; the lifting of any object greater than fifty (50) pounds by a single individual is prohibited. Lifting objects, materials, or equipment weighing more than fifty (50) pounds require the buddy system or the use of devices designed to assist with lifting or moving. Proper lifting techniques shall be used when lifting items of any weight;
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus;
- The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives; and
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.