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Police Officer Trainee

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Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Number A5240F
Working Job Title Police Officer Trainee
Range 5240
Advertised Salary 20.048
Beginning Annual
Ending Annual
Beginning Hourly 20.048
Ending Hourly
Position Type Regular Full Time
Brief Description

The purpose of this position is to receive training and instruction to be able to enforce federal, state and local laws and provide protection to citizens. This is accomplished by attending classes, completing physical training, completing firearms training, gaining knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies, observing professional police officer duties, and attending police and law enforcement events. Other duties include expanding the knowledge of related law enforcement tasks and activities.

For more information regarding the upcoming Police Academy, please refer to the brochure: Police Officer Trainee Applicant Brochure
and physical ability testing video: Police Officer Trainee Physical Testing Video

You must bring a completed and notarized Personal History Statement with you on the day of testing (excluding supplemental documents). Click on the following link to be redirected to a printable version: Personal History Statement Printout.

Formal Education

Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency.

Experience

No experience required

Supervision

Job has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.

Human Collaboration Skills

Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information.

Freedom to Act

Receives Immediate Direction – The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. The immediate supervisor may, at times, provide close and constant review.

Technical Skills

Basic – Work requires the use of standard technical skills appropriate to the work environment of the organization.

Budget Responsibility

This position has no budget responsibility.

Reading

Intermediate – Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Math

Intermediate – Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Writing

Intermediate – Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Certification & Other Requirements

None.

Driver's License Yes
Type of License C
Endorsements
Posting Date 07/26/2017
Closing Date 09/09/2017

Essential Functions

Overall Physical Strength Demands: (S) Sedentary: Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time. (L) Light: Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally; 10 lbs. frequently; or negligible amounts constantly; OR requires walking or standing to a significant degree. (M) Medium: Exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally; 10-25 lbs. frequently; or up to 10 lbs. constantly. (H) Heavy: Exerting 50-100 lbs. occasionally; 10-25 lbs. frequently; or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly. (V) Very Heavy: Exerting over 100 lbs. occasionally; 50-100 lbs. frequently; or up to 20-50 lbs. constantly.

Essential Functions

Essential Function

Qualifies for certification as a State of Texas police officer by attending and participating in a prescribed course of physical training, classroom instruction and field exercises, successfully completing classroom training activities, and passing written exams.

Code Sedentary
Essential Function

Completes tasks by participating in independent study, attending classroom instruction, developing skills, learning laws, rules and regulations, and gaining skills which may include those in criminal investigation, interviewing, interrogation, family crisis, community relations, report writing, and first aid.

Code Sedentary
Essential Function

Fulfills classroom and practical instruction requirements by taking part in self-defense training, physical restraint drills, emergency driving tasks, search and seizure drills, and instruction in the use and care of firearms.

Code Sedentary
Essential Function

Successfully completes testing requirements by taking written tests on classroom instruction and study materials and undergoing performance testing based on work simulation exercises.

Code Sedentary
Essential Function

Assists with the performance of police duties under the immediate guidance of a superior officer by conveying information to the public, advising citizens of available services, providing support, assisting with the understanding of local, state and federal laws, and directing citizens to legal services.

Code Medium

Physical Demands

Overall Physical Strength Demands

Overall Physical Strength Demands: (S) Sedentary: Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time. (L) Light: Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally; 10 lbs. frequently; or negligible amounts constantly; OR requires walking or standing to a significant degree. (M) Medium: Exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally; 10-25 lbs. frequently; or up to 10 lbs. constantly. (H) Heavy: Exerting 50-100 lbs. occasionally; 10-25 lbs. frequently; or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly. (V) Very Heavy: Exerting over 100 lbs. occasionally; 50-100 lbs. frequently; or up to 20-50 lbs. constantly.

Physical strength for this position M

Physical Demands

(C) Continuously: 2/3 or more of the time. (F) Frequently: From 1/3 to 2/3 of the time. (O) Occasionally: Up to 1/3 of the time. (R) Rarely: Less than 1 hour per week. (N) Never: Never occurs. Note: This is intended as a description of the way the job is currently performed. It does not address the potential for accommodation.

Standing Communicating with co-workers, Observing work duties, Observing work site, Making presentations
Standing Frequency C
Fine Dexterity Telephone keypad, Computer keyboard, Calibrating equipment
Fine Dexterity Frequency F
Walking To other departments/offices/office equipment, Around work site
Walking Frequency C
Lifting Supplies, Equipment, Files
Lifting Frequency O
Carrying Supplies, Equipment, Files
Carrying Frequency O
Sitting Desk Work, Meetings, Driving
Sitting Frequency O
Reaching For supplies and files
Reaching Frequency F
Handling Paperwork
Handling Frequency C
Kneeling Filing in lowerdrawers, Retrieving items from lower shelves/ground
Kneeling Frequency F
Crawling Under Equipment, Inside attics/pipes/dtiches
Crawling Frequency F
Pushing/Pulling File drawers, Tables and chairs, Equipment
Pushing/Pulling Frequency C
Climbing Stairs, Ladder, Step stool, Onto Equipment
Climbing Frequency F
Vision Reading, Computer Screen, Observing worksite, Driving
Vision Frequency C
Foot Controls Driving
Foot Controls Frequency C
Balancing On Ladder, on step stool, on equpment
Balancing Frequency O
Bending Filing in lower drawers, Retrieving items from lower shelves/ground, Making repairs
Bending Frequency F
Crouching Filing in lower drawers, Retrieving items from lower shelves/ground
Crouching Frequency C
Hearing Communicating via telephone/radio, to co-workers/public, listening to equipment
Hearing Frequency C
Twisting From computer to telephone, Getting inside vehicle
Twisting Frequency C
Talking Communicating via telephone/radio, to co-workers/public
Talking Frequency C
Other (specified if applicable) Corrected binocular Visual Acuity must measure at least 20/30.
Other Frequency N

Additional Information

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software, and Hardware

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software, and Hardware:

Computers, printers and related software, copier, fax machine, check signing equipment.

Computers, printers and related software, copier, fax machine, vehicle, radio, firearms, restraining equipment

Environmental Factors

(D) Daily; (W) Several Times Per Week; (M) Several Times Per Month; (S) Seasonally; (N) Never

Extreme Temperatures D
Wetness/Humidity S
Respiratory Hazards M
Noise and Vibration W
Physical Hazards D

Health and Safety Factors

(C) Continuously; (F) Frequently; (O) Occasionally; (R) Rarely; (N) Never

Mechanical Hazards O
Chemical Hazards O
Electrical Hazards O
Fire Hazards O
Explosives R
Communicable Diseases F
Physical Danger or Abuse F
Other (see below)
Other Health and Safety Factor
Protective Equipment Required

Protective clothing, footwear, eyewear, gloves

Non-Physical Demands

Description of Non-Physical Demands: (F) Frequently: From 1/3 to 2/3 of the time; (O) Occasionally: Up to 1/3 of the time; (R) Rarely: Less than 1 hour per week; (N) Never: Never occurs.

Time Pressure F
Frequent Change of Tasks O
Performing Multiple Tasks Simultaneously O
Tedious or Exacting Work R
Noisy/Distracting Environment F
Emergency Situation F
Irregular Work Schedule/Overtime F
Working Closely with Others as Part of a Team F
Other (see below) N
Other Non-Physical Demand

Work Location

Primary Work Location

Other (see below)

Secondary Work Location Office, Vehicle, Outdoors

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. License or Certification
  4. Other Documentation

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How far will you drive to participate in the Police Officer Trainee civil service testing and subsequent physical agility test?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you proficient reading, writing, and speaking the English language?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you a graduate of an accredited high school, or do you have an equivalency certificate which includes 12 hours college credit at a 2.0 or higher overall grade point average?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you prohibited from carrying a firearm or possessing ammunition?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Have you been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions, including specifically: Bad conduct; Dishonorable; General; or any other characterization of service indicating bad character?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any misdemeanor offense above the grade of a Class C misdemeanor?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have formal criminal charges above a Class C misdemeanor pending before a Grand Jury or District Attorney's office?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Have you been convicted of or admitted to conduct which constitutes a felony under state or federal law, to include the Uniform Code of Military Justice?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Have you received an unadjudicated or deferred adjudication for a felony offense as an adult?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Are you on parole or probation for a felony offense?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Have you used any substance which constitutes a felony grade substance as described in penalty groups 1 through 4 by the Health & Safety Code?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * Have you used marijuana in any form in the last two years?
    • Yes
    • No
  14. * Have you ever used Cocaine in any form?
    • Yes
    • No
  15. * Have you ever used Ecstasy in any form?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * Have you used Heroin in any form?
    • Yes
    • No
  17. * Have you ever used Hashish in any form?
    • Yes
    • No
  18. * Have you ever used LSD in any form?
    • Yes
    • No
  19. * Have you ever used Speed in any form?
    • Yes
    • No
  20. * Have you ever used Methamphetamine in any form?
    • Yes
    • No
  21. * Will you be at least twenty-one (21) years of age as of May 16, 2018?
    • Yes
    • No
  22. * Will you be under forty-five (45) years of age as of December 18, 2017?
    • Yes
    • No
  23. * I understand that the Personal History Statement is required to be turned in on the day of testing, September 23, 2017, BEFORE I take the written examination. I understand that a direct link to the Personal History Statement has been provided to me in the Police Officer Trainee Job posting. I understand that failure to turn in the Personal History Statement at that time may result in my disqualification from consideration for a position as a Police Officer Trainee.
    • Yes
    • No