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THE CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS invites applications for the position of: POLICE OFFICER
By the City of Grand Rapids, Human Resources
Jul 9, 2017 - 3:26:26 PM

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SALARY:

   $21.94 - $34.25 Hourly
   $45,636.00 - $71,236.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 06/26/17

CLOSING DATE: 07/25/1711:59 PM


NATURE OF WORK:

Police officers assist the Grand Rapids community by protecting life and property, enforcing the law, and working with citizens to address neighborhood problems related to crime and disorder.

Patrols a designated area of the city on foot, bicycle, and/or in a patrol car to detect and deter criminal activity, disorderly conduct and traffic violations. Preserve the peace at public gatherings and neighborhood disputes.

Responds to calls for service relating to traffic incidents, domestic disputes, reports of criminal activity, lost or missing persons, public services duties, citizen assistance or other incidents and taking the appropriate action. Communicates important information to fellow officers, dispatchers and other agencies via radio, computer and other methods while responding to calls for service.

Pursues, apprehends and arrests criminal offenders. Uses physical force, handcuffs and other restraints in accordance with department policy.

Conducts prisoner transfers and processing which may include searches of persons, assisting in the execution of judicial warrants for seizure of blood or other body fluids, and removal of personal possessions for safety or evidentiary purposes.

Performs lawful searches of people, vehicles, buildings and other personal property. Seizes and processes evidence in accordance with departmental policy. Serves criminal warrants.

Enforces criminal law, local ordinances, and traffic regulations by issuing traffic or misdemeanor citations, verbal warnings, or taking the offender into custody.

Provides rescue functions and assistance to other agencies at accidents, emergencies and disasters, administering medical first-aid when necessary.

Conducts a thorough investigation of all criminal offenses and other incidents within area of assignment and scope of authority. Interviews complaints, suspects and witnesses to criminal activity.

Completes all required reports and forms relating to accidents, criminal offenses and other incidents.

Testifies in criminal, civil, or administrative court cases when required.

Reads and applies department policies, rules, regulations, instructions, laws and ordinances, and general literature pertaining to policing.

Attends training in criminal investigation, firearms, defensive tactics, legal updates, community policing, first aid/CPR and other topics when assigned.

Inspects and maintains firearm, uniform, patrol car, and other assigned police equipment.

Officers may receive other specialized duty assignments including but not limited to: special investigation, K-9 handler, firearms instructor, field training officer, community police officer, tactical or special response team member, or assignment with regional task forces. Performs other duties as required.


MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

MUST BE currently licensed or meet all current Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) requirements for licensing eligibility by December 15, 2017.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have a valid driver's license and be able to obtain a Michigan's Driver's license by date of hire.

Must have a high school diploma or GED.

Some experience involving communicating with people under varying circumstances.

Candidates for positions in this class are required to meet initial employment requirements as established by the Civil Service Board.

Must take and receive a passing score on the Grand Rapids Civil Service Exam for Police Officers.


OTHER NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants for employment with the City of Grand Rapids as a Police Officer must successfully complete the selection process as outlined below. Candidates must qualify in each step of the process in order to proceed to the next step.

Must take and receive a passing score on the Grand Rapids Civil Service Exam for Police Officers. The written exam is scheduled for August 9, 2017THERE IS NO CHARGE/COST FOR THIS EXAM. (Study guides and sample exams are available for a fee from the testing company.Information is available at:https://www.ApplyToServe.com/Study/)

Meet all MCOLES Standards, as follows:

  • United States Citizenship
  • Applicant may be denied a license for the disqualifying offenses described in the accompanying comments: judgment of verdict of guilt; judgement or verdict of guilt but mentally ill; plea of guilty; plea of nolo contendere; an order delaying sentence; probation under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act; probation for first-time drug offenses under MCL 333.7411; and probation for first-time domestic violence offense under MCL 769.4a (Felony adjudications, Felony expungements, or Felony set aside under Michigan Law or substantially corresponding laws of another jurisdiction. Adjudications of guilt for violations or attempted violations of: A penal law punishable of more than 1 year; or Operating while intoxicated/drugged, 2nd Offense within 7 years; Misdemeanor possession of drugs [except marijuana] and Misdemeanor Use of Drugs; 2nd Offense Domestic Violence; Assault and Battery 1 year and First Offense Domestic Violence 1 year; Misdemeanor Stalking)
  • Possess good moral character as determined by a favorable comprehensive background investigation covering school and employment records, home environment, and personal traits and integrity. (Arrests and expunged convictions, all previous law violations and personal protection orders).
  • Possess a valid operators or chauffeur's license (all 50 states, DC, territories of the US and Canada – May not be in a state of suspension or revocation)
  • Pass MCOLES Reading and Writing Exam
  • Pass MCOLES Physical Fitness pre-employment examinations within 180 days of starting a Police Academy
  • Other MCOLES minimum requirements reference the following standards: Physical Ability, Hearing standards, Psychological Fitness, Vision/Color standards, Training requirements, Licensing Exam, Fingerprinting, Oral Interview and drug testing

These requirements are mandated by the State of Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, Lansing, Michigan (517) 322-1417. For further details of MCOLES requirements, you may also visit www.mi.gov/mcoles.

OUT-OF-STATE CERTIFIED OFFICERS: Please contact the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) at (517)322-1417 to determine your eligibility and available dates for the Recognition of Prior Training and Experience Program. This program MUST be completed prior to December 15, 2017.


OTHER INFORMATION:


THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

THIS POSITION IS NOT COVERED BY SOCIAL SECURITY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS, PLEASE CLICK
HERE.

FOR APPLICANT PLANNING PURPOSES A TIMELINE FOLLOWS:


Timeline:(some dates are approximate and may change depending on facility availability)

Application Deadline: July 25, 2017

Written Civil Service examination with orientation to follow: August 9, 2017
(link:How to prepare for the examinations)

Background Packets Due Date:Packets must be completed and returned by 5:00 pm August 25, 2017.

Pre-screen of Background Packets: August 28 –August 30, 2017.

Interviews: September 11-13, 2017.

Chief's Interviews: November 13-15, 2017

8 Week In House Orientation (for those selected): December 18, 2017

Oath of Office: February 8, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: All communication regarding this position will be done via email. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email address is up-to-date on your account profile.

If you are submitting an application that was used for job openings in the past, please make sure your information is current before submitting for this or other opportunities.

**SHOULD AN APPLICANT REQUIRE ANY DISABILITY RELATED ACCOMMODATION OR OTHER CONSIDERATION IN THE APPLICATION OR SELECTION PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.**

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APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.grcity.us/human-resources/Pages/default.aspx
300 Monroe Ave, NW,
8th Floor, Room 880
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2206
(616) 456-3176
jobs@grcity.us

Position #221 - 0617
POLICE OFFICER
AP

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