#93: COMMUNITY SERVICE/POLICE OFFICER
LOCATION: Farmington Police Department
WORKED: Rotating Shift
POSITION: Regular, Full-Time
CLOSES: Open Until Filled
SCREENING TOOLS: Physical Agility Testing and In-Person
Applicants will participate in a pre-employment physical agility
test as a baseline. Applicant must be able to pass the physical
agility test before progressing into a Police Officer position. If
the applicant is 18-19 years of age, the ability to transition to
the position of Police Officer for the Farmington Police Department
must be made by the age of 22. If older than 19 years of age, the
ability to transition to the position of Police Officer must be
made within 3 years or date of hire.
the close supervision of the shift Police Sergeant or
Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains
effective working relationships with other employees, officials,
and all members of the general public.
shift work in a rotation of days, evenings, and nights, including
weekends and holidays.
variety of routine technical, administrative work in support of law
assigned shift of days or swing. Performs either front desk duties
or patrol duties on their assigned shift.
Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of
the department and the City.
duties include receiving visitors to the Police Department,
directing persons to the appropriate office, answering and
directing phone calls, taking walk-in reports on theft, criminal
activities, relaying messages to field police personnel via radio
and other similar tasks.
citizens and employees of the City by fingerprinting citizens and
employees of the City and accurately recording same for
certified patrol officers in performing traffic control, such as,
accident scene traffic control, special events control, and other
officers in requesting and ensuring vehicle tows are completed at
accident scenes and other arrest situations where a vehicle is
parking violations by writing citations for offenses such as
handicap violations, fire lane violations, overtime parking,
improper use of marked spaces, double and alley parking,
obstructing traffic, and other similar citations as per
regulations. Follows up and requests towing of vehicles if
violations have not been corrected.
private property non-injury accidents; takes witness and victim
statements; writes reports.
reports on certain offenses such as gas frauds, lost or stolen
property, found or recovered bicycles, or any other non-arrest type
misdemeanor reports. May take felony reports such as embezzlements,
larceny, auto burglary, forgery, criminal damage to property and
other similar reports.
direction of a certified police officer, assists in the
investigation of felony and misdemeanor offenses, including the
writing of offense reports for documentation of felonies and
misdemeanors, as well as assisting with follow-up
subpoenas, but limited to prosecution witnesses in criminal
duties of a field evidence technician when needed; secures scenes
to facilitate collecting evidence; assists in crime scene
photography, recovery of latent prints, and identification and
recovery of trace evidence.
department vehicles from locations within the city to and from the
court when necessary.
maintain confidential departmental information.
operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using
standard or customized software applications appropriate to
willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and
knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or
years of age, the ability to transition to the position of Police
Officer for the Farmington Police Department by the age of 22. If
older than 19 years of age, the ability to transition to the
position of Police Officer for the Farmington Police Department
within 3 years.
at work is an essential function of this position.
crossing guard duties as needed.
departmental tours as needed.
miscellaneous errands to assist administration and operations in
performance of 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 is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol
Testing Policy which includes, pre-employment testing,
post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion
testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.
applicants must provide enough information for an extensive
Must have a
high school diploma or GED equivalent.
valid New Mexico driver's license, with acceptable driving record for past three
years, or ability to obtain one upon hire.
Must be at
least 18 years of age.
Must be a
convictions and disqualifying criminal histories are not
Must be able
to read and write the English language.
learn the City's geography.
follow verbal and written instructions.
Must be of
good moral character and of temperate and industrious
be trained in modern police methods, practices and procedures.
Ability to learn applicable laws, ordinances and department rules
and regulations, and satisfactorily complete departmental training
requirements dealing with pepper spray, finger printing, and
exam, oral board interview, psychological examinations (written and
oral), polygraph examination, medical examination, physical agility
testing, and a background investigation.
computer and applicable software programs, motor vehicle,
telephone, mobile radio, fax and copy machine, digital camera or
similar recording devices, and calculator.
demands described here are consistent with that of the police
officer position and 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.
is required to perform shift work including days, evenings,
nights,weekends, and holidays.
performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to sit and talk, or listen. The employee is occasionally
required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate
objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or
balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or
must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception,
and the ability to adjust focus.
environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works
in outside weather conditions, in hazardous traffic conditions on
busy streets in moving traffic. Operates city vehicle in all types
of weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is
usually quiet in the office to moderately noisy in the
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/D/V.
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