CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
(minimum qualifications - legal or contractual pre-employment obligations and/or requirements, such as drug testing, background check, etc.)
- Must not have been convicted of a felony or crime that might question the person's credibility
- Must successfully complete the employment screening process, which may include written and oral evaluations, psychological and physical screening, as well as a complete background investigation
- Must be in good health and able to perform police duties, free from chronic disease and any physical deformities, and able to pursue, apprehend, restrain and control potential suspects
- May be required to successfully complete a physical readiness test yearly, per contract requirements
- In compliance with Michigan Statutory Provision for the office of Sheriff, the Sheriff of Grand Traverse County reserves the right to make the final decision in regard to both the application of these requirements and the hiring of an appropriate applicant for this position within the department
- May be required to serve in an "on-call" capacity
- Must be compliant with Collective Bargaining Agreement and Departmental Policies and Procedures
A background check may be required initially and periodically for an individual hired, transferred, reclassified, promoted, or currently working in this job. Appointment to or continued employment in this job is contingent upon a satisfactory background check which may include, but is not limited to: confirmation of a persons' identity; review of criminal conviction records; verification of educational degree, license, or certificate required for the position; review of Department of Motor Vehicles records; Department of Justice fingerprint scan; and/or drug and alcohol testing as required and allowable by law. A satisfactory background check is defined as the absence of a criminal history record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant's or employee's suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Work involves gathering and analyzing information to determine the best course of action, based on general guidelines or rules of operations requiring the use of judgment to choose alternatives, many of which may be correct, but one is better than another depending on the situation. Errors at this level could lead to the loss of life or major harm or life impairment.
Compared to the Sergeant, Patrol classification, this job does not have supervisory responsibilities.PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, COMPETENCIES
- Will be required to climb or reach; reach with hands and arms; sit; stand; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; see; talk and hear; smell; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, walk, run, move laterally and forward and back, walk and/or run on varying terrains;
- Will be required to demonstrate proficiency in firearms used by the Office and will be required to qualify annually.
- Position frequently works in an outdoor environment with exposure to weather-related heat and cold, rain, wind, and related elements.
- May be exposed to working in extreme heat and cold (not weather related), close quarters, high and precarious places, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, vibration, fumes or airborne particles, infectious diseases, criminal suspects or prison inmates.
- May frequently be required to lift/move over 100 pounds.
- May be required to apprehend, subdue, and move persons who are in various conditions, size, and abilities.
- Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, and holidays for this 24-hour operation and be able to work mandatory overtime.
- Must qualify annually with issued firearms.
- Proficiency in English grammar, spelling, punctuation
- Knowledge of applicable State laws and departmental orders, rules, regulations, and policies
- Knowledge of lifesaving and first aid methods and techniques
- Knowledge of criminal justice procedures
- Knowledge of self-defense techniques
- Skilled in interviewing and interrogating suspects
- Skilled in the use of firearms
- Ability to operate equipment utilized in the work
- Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with the public, co-workers, and representatives of other agencies.
- Ability to explain policies, processes, regulations, and applicable laws within area of expertise in layman's terms
- Ability to consistently demonstrate sound ethics and judgment
- Ability to apply sound judgment, solve problems, make effective decisions, and act with integrity
- Ability to compile, organize and maintain large quantities of information (written and non-written), documents, and files
- Ability to maintain composure during stressful situations
- Ability to subdue and restrain individuals
- Ability to comprehend, process and apply both verbal and written skills appropriate to the job
- Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries
- Ability to use County resources effectively and efficiently