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Police Chief

Executive Management

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Plan, direct, oversee and be accountable for the overall operations of the Police Department, including Administrative Services, Field Operations, Criminal Investigations and other departmental and citywide functions. Supervise department personnel directly and through subordinate supervisors. Develop and implement departmental goals and objectives and budgets.  As required, attend local, regional and statewide meetings and executive training sessions. Serve as member of cityís executive management team. Provide managerial expertise on citywide organizational issues; advise the City Administrator and City Council on public safety and other matters; and, maintain open communications with the public and within the department.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Based on analysis of city growth, crime patterns, demographic and social trends, staffing levels and related legal and political influences, provide appropriate and effective law enforcement services to the entire community. Develop and implement departmental goals and objectives. Establish and maintain programs, policies, procedures and standards. 

 

Establish and maintain effective relationships with other public safety agencies, City departments, business community, special interest groups and the general public.  Maintain open communication with media representatives.  Manage and evaluate work of subordinates, including management and supervisory personnel. Hear employee grievances and administer or approve disciplinary action, up to termination. Initiate and oversee major internal investigations of citizen complaints and allegations of employee misconduct. Ensure provision of adequate training within the department.

 

Develop necessary justifications to departmental budget for presentation to Budget Committee. Manage approved department budget and ensure effective monitoring of expenditures. Review program budget(s) and make modifications as necessary. Attend City Council and various other meetings, providing input and receiving information. Prepare reports, and recommend resolutions and ordinances for Council information or action. Ensure compliance with and follow all safety rules and procedures established for assigned work areas.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Be involved in the community through participation in community, business and government events and organizations.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Broad knowledge of law enforcement activities, police practices and procedures, tactical command techniques, investigative methods and general familiarity with federal, state and local laws. Knowledge of principles of public and law enforcement administration, supervision and personnel practices. Equivalent to a four year college education (or plan to complete) in criminal justice, public or business administration, or related field and ten years law enforcement experience with at least three years in a management position above first line supervisor, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of BPSST Management certificate, or its equivalent with ability to acquire BPSST Executive certificate within one year of appointment. Possession of valid Oregon Driver's License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Completion of master's program in public or business administration or related field.  Possession of BPSST Executive certificate, or its equivalent. Possession of current CPR/First Aid card.  Previous experience in a similar community and capacity.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Through subordinate supervisors, responsible for over 25, but seldom over 50, FTE, PTE and volunteers.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general direction of the City Administrator.

 

 

Deputy Police Chief

Division Supervisor

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Plan, manage and direct the day-to-day operations of the Police Department, including managing Investigations, traffic and patrol. Provide administrative assistance to Chief of Police on major departmental projects. Develop initial budget request and monitor financial activities for compliance to approved budget. Perform various duties of sworn law enforcement officer as required.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Manage departmental operational activities to ensure compliance with various local, state and federal laws and regulations, and departmental rules and regulations, including supervising, training, inspecting, assigning and reviewing work, conducting performance evaluations, mentoring the Master Sergeant Program and effectively recommending hiring, disciplinary and termination actions. Assume responsibilities of Police Chief in his/her absence. Plan, evaluate existing and develop new departmental policies, procedures, guidelines and programs. Implement changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of department functions. Compile and analyze statistical data and project trends for use in department planning activities. Identify special community law enforcement needs/concerns; make recommendations and work with related groups/agencies to implement programs. Develop initial department budget request. Prepare and/or review requests for proposals. Review budget progress and recommend necessary modifications as appropriate.

 

Administer labor agreement, investigate, review and respond to internal grievances. Serve on negotiation committee to represent City's interests. Investigate complaints and allegations of department employee misconduct. Provide findings/recommendations to Police Chief or others for appropriate action.

 

Cooperate with other local, county, state and federal police organizations to coordinate activities and achieve service goals. Represent department on multi-jurisdictional committees and efforts. Perform duties of sworn law enforcement officer as need arises. Serve as incident commander during major incidents, act as shift supervisor, and enforce City, State and Federal laws. Provide cover and assistance to other officers involved in tactical operations. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Broad knowledge of criminal justice/law enforcement field including applicable Federal, State and local laws and ordinances; police methods, procedures and practices including investigation, crime prevention, traffic control and safety; police administration, organization and operations; and safe operation of law enforcement equipment including firearms. Equivalent to four year university education in criminology, public or business administration, psychology or closely related field, and eight years experience including at least five years of supervisory experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Bachelorís degree (effective January 1, 1999). Possession of BPSST Management certificate or equivalent. Possession of valid driver's license. Possession of current CPR/First Aid cards. 

 

Desirable Qualifications: Masterís degree. Possession of BPSST Executive certificate or equivalent. Previous law enforcement experience within an Oregon municipality.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Responsible for six full-time employees.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Police Chief.

 

 

Police Lieutenant

Division Supervisor

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Plan, manage and direct the day-to-day operations of the Police Department, including managing one of two divisions. Provide administrative assistance to Chief of Police on major departmental projects.  Develop initial budget request and monitor financial activities for compliance to approved budget. Perform various duties of sworn law enforcement officer as required.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Manage departmental operational activities to ensure compliance with various local, state and federal laws and regulations, and departmental rules and regulations, including supervising, training, inspecting, assigning and reviewing work, conducting performance evaluations and effectively recommending hiring, disciplinary and termination actions. Assume responsibilities of Police Chief in his/her absence. Plan, evaluate existing, and develop new departmental policies, procedures, guidelines and programs.  Implement changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of department functions. Compile and analyze statistical data and project trends for use in department planning activities. Identify special community law enforcement needs/concerns; make recommendations and work with related groups/agencies to implement programs. Oversee the Area Command Program. Develop initial department budget requests. Prepare and/or review requests for proposals. Review budget progress and recommend necessary modifications as appropriate.

 

Administer labor agreement; investigate, review and respond to internal grievances. Serve on negotiation committee to represent City's interests. Investigate complaints and allegations of department employee misconduct. Provide findings/recommendations to Chief of Police or others for appropriate action.

 

Cooperate with other local, county, state and federal police organizations to coordinate activities and achieve service goals. Represent department on multi-jurisdictional committees and efforts. Perform duties of sworn law enforcement officer as need arises. Serve as incident commander during major incidents, act as shift supervisor, and enforce local, state and federal laws. Provide cover and assistance to other officers involved in tactical operations. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Broad knowledge of criminal justice/law enforcement field including applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances; police methods, procedures and practices including investigation, crime prevention, traffic control and safety; police administration, organization and operations; and safe operation of law enforcement equipment including firearms. Equivalent to four year university education in criminology, public or business administration, psychology or closely related field, and eight years experience (including at least two years of first line supervisory experience), or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses:  Minimum of two years as a first line supervisor. Possession of or eligible for Supervisory certificate issued by DPSST or equivalent. Possession of valid driver's license. Possession of current CPR/First Aid cards. 

 

Desirable Qualifications: Masterís degree. Possession of DPSST Executive certificate or equivalent. Previous law enforcement experience within an Oregon municipality.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and may weigh up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required less than 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as motorized vehicles, personal computer and standard office equipment. Employee must be able to

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments. Infrequent exposure to outdoor weather conditions while performing typical law enforcement duties.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Responsible for one of two divisions and responsible for all personnel in that division.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Police Chief.

 

 

Police Sergeant

Mid-Level Supervisor

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

As a shift supervisor, supervise law enforcement and crime prevention work including patrol and investigation, attend related meetings and training and enforce Federal, State and local laws.  Coordinate activities with other management personnel. Carry out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County and City laws and ordinances. Perform various administrative and office related duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Serve as member of departmental management team. Attend monthly management meetings to review and discuss issues and policies. Supervise assigned personnel, including training, scheduling and coordinating shift changes, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, taking and/or effectively recommending personnel actions. Conduct internal investigations as directed and resolve employee complaints. Set shift priorities and make necessary adjustments as workload or staffing levels dictate.  Responsible for overseeing Problem Oriented Policing projects in their assigned areas.

 

Respond to calls, including major crimes, civil complaints, thefts, assaults, family disputes, etc., as a back-up and/or to monitor the performance of field officers. Review, approve and maintain written records and reports submitted by Police Officers. Oversee auxiliary activities such as firearms programs, Central Area Patrol, field training and evaluation program, etc., including program/policy/procedure development, program evaluation, ensure provision of adequate training, logistics, etc.

 

Participate in public relations programs such as area command, which will include speaking to citizen and community groups.

 

If assigned to detectives, direct investigation unit as supervisor, assigning work and monitoring progress of major crime investigations.

 

Maintain satisfactory working relationships with other law enforcement agencies to coordinate activities, provide mutual assistance and general information about department activities. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Provide suggestions and recommendations regarding budget development. Recommend improvements to equipment and facilities. Investigate citizen complaints against officers as assigned. Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of same responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner. May serve as Acting Chief of Police.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Five years as a full-time sworn police officer in a municipality, county or state police agency. Possession of (or eligibility for) Intermediate Certificate issued by DPSST or equivalent. High school graduation or equivalent plus completion of 60 college semester hours or 90 college quarter hours at an accredited college or university or any satisfactory combination of experience, training, military service or public service which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Thorough knowledge of police practices and procedures, investigative methods and techniques, federal, state and local laws, firearm use and safety precautions, principles of supervision and personnel practices.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES:   Valid Driverís license with acceptable driving record. Must attend DPSST Supervisory Course within one year of appointment.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelorís Degree in criminology or related field. Previous experience within the City of Ashland Police Department. Previous supervisory experience. Previous experience as a detective/investigator. Possession of DPSST Advanced and Supervisory Certificates or equivalent.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, read, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility and the ability to operate a motorized vehicle. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on an regular basis and may exceed 180 pounds on an infrequent basis. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 60% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, motorized vehicle, firearms, etc. Also, the Sergeant must be able to perform the DPSSST Police Officer Essential Tasks as outlined on Attachment A (just below this job description).

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Work locations are in all types of indoor and outdoor environments. Exposures include contact with individuals who may become violent or combative, who may be under the influence of drugs/alcohol or who may have communicable diseases. Must be available for rotating shifts, including weekend and holiday assignments.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Responsible for shift of over 2, seldom over 6 FTE.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Lieutenant or Deputy Police Chief.

 

Attachment A

DPSST Police Officer Essential Tasks

 

Execute arrest warrants

Arrest persons with a warrant

Conduct frisk or pat down

Handcuff suspects or prisoners

Retain unruly or violent individuals and remove from court

Conduct field interview of suspicious person

Execute stop of motor vehicle and approach and talk to occupants

Direct violator vehicle out of the moving traffic

Make traffic arrest (physical custody)

Search for and collect physical evidence at accident scene

Direct suspect vehicle out of traffic to execute high risk stop

Watch occupantís vehicle to identify suspicious actions

Engage in high speed pursuit driving in congested area

Engage in high speed response driving in congested areas

Engage in high speed pursuit driving off road

Engage in high speed pursuit driving on open road

Engage in high speed response driving on open road

Operate patrol vehicle on ice/snow covered road

Push open a door with your shoulder

Kick open a door with your foot

Break up fights between two or more persons

Tackle a fleeing suspect

Subdue physically attacking person

Use weaponless defensive tactics

Subdue person resisting arrest

Use body pressure points to control person

Grip person tightly to prevent escape/control movement

Disarm violent suspect

Pull person out of a vehicle who is resisting arrest

Strike person with straight baton

Use hammer lock to hold person

Physically restrain crowd

Pull person through vehicle window or door to effect an arrest

Search for a person in a darkened building or environment

Fire weapon in self-defense at an attacking dangerous animal Discharge firearm in low light conditions

Discharge firearm from protective positions

Discharge firearm at a person

Draw weapon to protect self and third party

Detain person at gunpoint

Reload firearm under combat conditions

Clear malfunction of various firearms

Discharge shoulder weapon, e.g., rifle and shotgun

Discharge weapon in dark environment while using flashlight

Administer cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Administer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

Apply basic first aid to control bleeding

Apply basic first aid to unresponsive/unconscious person

Apply basic first aid to treat for gunshot wounds

Apply basic first aid to treat for heart attack

Apply basic first aid to treat for stabbing or puncture wounds

Evacuate areas endangered by explosives, gases, liquids, etc.

Evacuate buildings in response to bomb threat

Talk with persons attempting suicide to get them to stop

Use protective gear to prevent contact with infectious disease Respond to and control scene involving barricaded subject

Use chemical agents and other riot equipment

Respond to preliminary investigation of a homicide

Respond to preliminary investigation of a rape

Respond to preliminary investigation of a robbery

Respond to preliminary investigation of a burglary

Respond to preliminary investigation of a felony theft

Respond to preliminary investigation of a misdemeanor assault

Respond to preliminary investigation of a arson and bombings

Respond to preliminary investigation of a kidnapping

Respond to preliminary investigation of custodial interference

Respond to preliminary investigation of crimes against children

Respond to preliminary investigation of weapons offenses

Respond to preliminary investigation of sex abuse

Respond to preliminary investigation of domestic violence

Respond to preliminary investigation of fatal traffic accident

Respond to preliminary investigation of vehicular homicide

Respond to preliminary investigation of assaults

Respond to preliminary investigation of personal injury crashes

Respond to preliminary investigation of felony traffic crimes

Respond to preliminary investigation of firearms accidents

Respond to preliminary investigation of suicides

Respond to preliminary investigation of Death/bodies found

Respond to preliminary investigation of mental cases

Present testimony in legal and administrative proceedings

Intercede in domestic disputes to resolve, maintain peace, etc.

Speak to hostile groups to quiet them

Use voice and words to calm a situation, send message, etc.

Control hostile groups, e.g., demonstrators, rioters, etc.

Maintain calm to prevent making situation worse

Use voice commands to project control and direct action

Investigate suspicious vehicle

Stop vehicle to investigate, warn or arrest

 

 

Police Officer

Ashland Police Association

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

To protect life and property and maintain public safety. Deter crime by enforcing local, state and traffic laws under the jurisdiction of the Ashland Police Department. Respond to calls for service, assist medical units, mediate civil conflicts, and educate the community in areas of crime prevention and personal protection.  Arrest, warn and/or cite violators. Coordinate with other departments, agencies and the public in the implementation of crime prevention techniques. Prepare written documentation of incidents.  Investigate and document criminal activity. Testify in court.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Respond to calls, including major crimes, civil complaints, thefts, assaults, family disputes, etc., and take appropriate actions. Direct road traffic at accident/crime scenes as necessary. Perform CPR and first aid as needed. Prepare written records and reports necessary for investigations, crime prevention, prosecution and administration. Conduct investigations and interrogations, obtain evidence, interview victims and witnesses, compile information, and prepare cases for filing of charges. Testify in court as necessary. Perform various crime prevention activities, which includes dissemination of information to the general public, surveillance patrols, coordination with other departments and agencies, etc. 

 

Patrol streets, businesses and residential areas to enforce traffic and criminal laws. Issue warnings or citations for violations.  Perform security checks for suspicious persons or vehicles. Provide citizen assistance regarding such matters as stalled vehicles, crime prevention, drug resistance, traffic safety, etc. Make arrests, search and transport prisoners.

 

Maintain satisfactory working relationships with other law enforcement agencies to coordinate activities, provide mutual assistance and general information about department activities. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High school graduation or equivalent plus completion of 60 college semester hours or 90 college quarter hours at an accredited college or university. Three years of community service or honorable military experience may substitute for college. Excellent problem solving, decision-making and communication skills. Excellent verbal and written skills including accuracy in grammar, spelling and composition. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position.

 

PHYSICAL STANDARDS: Vision must be correctable to 20/20; weight must be in proportion to height; and must be able to maintain physical requirements of the position.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Valid Oregon Driverís License with acceptable driving record at the time of employment. Must be 21 years of age. Must pass pre-employment physical and psychological examination and undergo in-depth background investigation prior to appointment. Must be of good moral character and integrity.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of four-year university education in criminology or related field, or current certification as a sworn police officer. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, read, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility, which includes ability to walk, run and engage in physical altercations if necessary to affect arrests. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 25 pounds on a regular basis and may weigh up to 180 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required more than 80% of the work period while operating tools and equipment such as computer keyboard, motorized vehicle, communications equipment, offensive weapons and firearms. Protective gear and police equipment is worn at all times and weighs approximately 25 pounds. Also see Attachment A for DPSST Standards (just below this description).

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

The majority of duties take place in a patrol environment, which may include driving and/or occupying a patrol vehicle for extended periods of time, riding a bicycle or patrolling on foot. Employee may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions, traffic, involvement in critical incidents, hazardous materials, physical altercations and stressful situations involving typical police hazards such as exposure to contagious diseases, hazardous chemicals, physical injuries, emotional and mental stress and violent and combative individuals. Position is assigned to day, afternoon or night shift, which rotates according to departmental policy.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function of the position. In rare situations where a Sergeant or Corporal is not available the officer may be assigned to an Officer in Charge position.  May provide orientation or training to newly assigned employees on departmental policies, procedures and operations. May serve as Firearms Instructor, FTO, SRO, CAP, Detective Apprentice or other assignments as appointed.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under direction of Police Sergeant and/or Lieutenant.

 

Attachment A

DPSST Police Officer Essential Tasks

 

Execute arrest warrants

Arrest persons with a warrant

Conduct frisk or pat down

Handcuff suspects or prisoners

Retain unruly or violent individuals and remove from court

Conduct field interview of suspicious person

Execute stop of motor vehicle and approach and talk to occupants

Direct violator vehicle out of the moving traffic

Make traffic arrest (physical custody)

Search for and collect physical evidence at accident scene

Direct suspect vehicle out of traffic to execute high risk stop

Watch occupantís vehicle to identify suspicious actions

Engage in high speed pursuit driving in congested area

Engage in high speed response driving in congested areas

Engage in high speed pursuit driving off road

Engage in high speed pursuit driving on open road

Engage in high speed response driving on open road

Operate patrol vehicle on ice/snow covered road

Push open a door with your shoulder

Kick open a door with your foot

Break up fights between two or more persons

Tackle a fleeing suspect

Subdue physically attacking person

Use weaponless defensive tactics

Subdue person resisting arrest

Use body pressure points to control person

Grip person tightly to prevent escape/control movement

Disarm violent suspect

Pull person out of a vehicle who is resisting arrest

Strike person with straight baton

Use hammer lock to hold person

Physically restrain crowd

Pull person through vehicle window or door to effect an arrest

Search for a person in a darkened building or environment

Fire weapon in self-defense at an attacking dangerous animal Discharge firearm in low light conditions

Discharge firearm from protective positions

Discharge firearm at a person

Draw weapon to protect self and third party

Detain person at gunpoint

Reload firearm under combat conditions

Clear malfunction of various firearms

Discharge shoulder weapon, e.g., rifle and shotgun

Discharge weapon in dark environment while using flashlight

Administer cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Administer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

Apply basic first aid to control bleeding

Apply basic first aid to unresponsive/unconscious person

Apply basic first aid to treat for gunshot wounds

Apply basic first aid to treat for heart attack

Apply basic first aid to treat for stabbing or puncture wounds

Evacuate areas endangered by explosives, gases, liquids, etc.

Evacuate buildings in response to bomb threat

Talk with persons attempting suicide to get them to stop

Use protective gear to prevent contact with infectious disease Respond to and control scene involving barricaded subject

Use chemical agents and other riot equipment

Respond to preliminary investigation of a homicide

Respond to preliminary investigation of a rape

Respond to preliminary investigation of a robbery

Respond to preliminary investigation of a burglary

Respond to preliminary investigation of a felony theft

Respond to preliminary investigation of a misdemeanor assault

Respond to preliminary investigation of a arson and bombings

Respond to preliminary investigation of a kidnapping

Respond to preliminary investigation of custodial interference

Respond to preliminary investigation of crimes against children

Respond to preliminary investigation of weapons offenses

Respond to preliminary investigation of sex abuse

Respond to preliminary investigation of domestic violence

Respond to preliminary investigation of fatal traffic accident

Respond to preliminary investigation of vehicular homicide

Respond to preliminary investigation of assaults

Respond to preliminary investigation of personal injury crashes

Respond to preliminary investigation of felony traffic crimes

Respond to preliminary investigation of firearms accidents

Respond to preliminary investigation of suicides

Respond to preliminary investigation of Death/bodies found

Respond to preliminary investigation of mental cases

Present testimony in legal and administrative proceedings

Intercede in domestic disputes to resolve, maintain peace, etc.

Speak to hostile groups to quiet them

Use voice and words to calm a situation, send message, etc.

Control hostile groups, e.g., demonstrators, rioters, etc.

Maintain calm to prevent making situation worse

Use voice commands to project control and direct action

Investigate suspicious vehicle

Stop vehicle to investigate, warn or arrest

 

 

Community Service Officer

Ashland Police Association

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Respond to non-emergency calls regarding crimes not in progress (e.g. burglary, theft, graffiti). Investigate hazardous, unsafe conditions and noise violations. Respond to crime scenes to assist.  Investigate and respond to abandoned auto violations according to state regulations. Assist in neighborhood dispute resolution and departmental community policing activities. May be assigned to City Parks Department to patrol and enforce park rules and regulations throughout the City's park system. This is a non-sworn position.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Respond to non-emergency calls regarding cold crimes (crimes not in progress) that are not major offenses. Take case information and complete report.

 

Monitor reported abandoned vehicles and secure removal from streets. Handle crime scene processing, including photography, diagrams, fingerprint services and collection/processing of evidence.

 

Patrol all City parks.

 

Respond to inquiries and requests for information from the public. Work with Code Enforcement Specialist in addressing municipal code problems that require police assistance.

 

Direct traffic and manage specific event situations.

 

Alert City Police Department to the presence of hazardous situations. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work area. Represent Police Department on Safety Committee.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.  Testify in court if necessary.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school graduation or equivalent plus one year's experience working with the public. Ability to demonstrate effective problem solving, organizational and record keeping skills. Ability to deal effectively, courteously and firmly with the public. Excellent communication skills. Basic computer skills. This is a quasi-law enforcement position requiring adherence to state and local laws and vehicle statutes both in an on and off duty status and to the behavior required by the Ashland Police Department for this position.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of a valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain by date of hire) and acceptable driving record. Must undergo in depth background investigation, which may reveal arrest records, emotional problems, or illegal drug use. LEDS Certification.

 

Desirable Qualifications: AA or Bachelors degree. Experience in photography, conflict resolution and mediation. CPR and first aid training certificates.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, read, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility and the ability to operate a motorized vehicle. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis and may weigh up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as a police radio, motorized vehicle, computers and other office equipment, etc.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

May be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and may have contact with individuals who may become angered or combative. May also be exposed to biohazards, such as blood, body fluid, used hypodermic needles, etc.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel or volunteers on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the day shift Sergeant.

 

 

Evidence and Property Technician

Ashland Police Association

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Manage criminal evidence storage, transport and inventory. Respond to non-emergency calls regarding crimes not in progress for crime scene investigation. Respond to crime scenes to collect evidence and photograph the area. Assist in departmental community policing activities. This is a non-sworn position.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Manage criminal evidence storage, transport and inventory. Take evidence into possession following established chain of evidence procedures, process documentation, inventory, and where necessary, destroy.

 

Respond to crime scenes to lead or assist in processing. May be tasked with crime scene interviews.

 

Respond to inquiries and requests for information from the public.

 

Assist Police Department with special events and traffic control. Alert Police Department to the presence of hazardous situations. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work area.

 

Establish and maintain property and evidence storage records appropriate to state and federal regulations for evidence handling. Prepare reports when necessary.

 

As directed, assist Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division and the Ashland Fire Department in major case investigations on twenty-four hour availability. This is to include evidence processing, photography, transport, packaging and storage of all property and evidence, maintain chain of custody on all property seized and evidence collected.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner. Testify in court if necessary.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school graduation or equivalent plus one year's experience working with the public. Ability to demonstrate effective problem solving, organizational and record keeping skills. Ability to deal effectively, courteously and firmly with the public. Excellent communication skills. Basic computer skills. This is a quasi-law enforcement position requiring adherence to state and local laws and vehicle statutes both in an on and off duty status and to the behavior required by the Ashland Police Department for this position.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of a valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain by date of hire) and acceptable driving record. Must undergo in depth background investigation, which may reveal arrest records, emotional problems, or illegal drug use. LEDS Certification.

 

Desirable Qualifications: AA or Bachelors degree. Experience in photography, conflict resolution and mediation. CPR and first aid training certificates.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, read, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility and the ability to operate a motorized vehicle. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis and may weigh up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as a police radio, motorized vehicle, computers and other office equipment, etc.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

May be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and may have contact with individuals who may become angered or combative. May also be exposed to evidence room biohazards such as stored blood, body fluid samples, used hypodermic needles, etc.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel or volunteers on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Detective Sergeant or Lead Detective.

 

 

Police Administrative Assistant

Mid-Level Supervisor

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform a wide variety of administrative and clerical duties, including talking, referring and handling incoming messages, maintaining manual and computer files; preparing and/or typing reports, records and correspondence; monitoring grants, processing payroll and overseeing budget on a daily basis, as well as performing other projects and duties as assigned. Perform confidential duties for police management.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Perform secretarial duties for the Chief of Police and Deputy Chief, including answering telephone calls, coordinating schedules, and routing inquiries to appropriate person or department, depending on nature of call.

 

Type routine correspondence, memos, forms, requests, procedures, reports, etc. from handwritten and verbal instructions. Assist in the designing, formatting, editing, printing and distribution of police documents. Maintain General Orders for the Department.

 

Handle confidential and sensitive information, including but not limited to grievances, performance appraisals and salary adjustments. Make travel and training arrangements for department staff and maintain confidential files.

 

Perform assigned tasks necessary to manage contracts, grants and other databases as required. Provide support in managing and documenting departmental procedures and activities. Perform various clerical tasks in support of the Police Department, including data entry, maintain files, photocopy documents, etc.

 

Provide administrative assistance to the Police Chief on departmental projects. Assist in development of initial departmental budget requests and monitor expenditures. Prepare requests for proposals. Review expenditures and prepare documentation for review on a regular basis.

 

Organize office flow and project/program files. Ensure all project tracking is defined and followed. Assist Police Chief and supervisors with project management. Provide contact with the public and various departments and help to coordinate/facilitate solutions to customer inquiries and emergencies.

 

Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as required.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education plus two years general office experience. Additional specialized training in accounting, spreadsheets, desktop publishing and word processing or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Knowledge of basic accounting and general office practices and procedures, telephone etiquette, spelling, grammar, operation of standard office equipment.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon driverís license (or ability to obtain) plus acceptable driving record.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Previous experience with a similar department. Knowledge of specific word processing software utilized within the department. Previous ďleadworkerĒ experience.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

No supervisory responsibilities.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Police Chief.

 

 

Lead Police Clerk II

Mid-Management

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Under the supervision of the Administration Division Commander or designee, perform a wide variety of supervisory and clerical duties, including: processing crime reports and making entries into State and local crime database, customer service, administrative procedures, project management, professional standards and resource development. Provide assistance to the Departmentís command staff, such as research and analysis, and perform other projects and duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Supervise Police Records Clerks to ensure applicable laws, rules, policies and procedures are followed; provide input to supervisor evaluating staff performance; interpret policies and procedures; and provide training and development. Maintain training records for all personnel authorized to access LEDS/NCIC/DMV files. Maintain re-certification records for personnel as required by LEDS/NCIC policy.

 

Oversee the computerized records retention/retrieval system; design and implement new forms, processes and procedures as necessary to ensure file/data accuracy, integrity and security. Determine the archive need of documents stored in the Police Department. Conduct court ordered record sealings in compliance with government codes and regulations.

 

Develop and coordinate the preparation of reports and statistics.

 

In addition to supervisory responsibilities, perform the full range of police records clerk duties as necessary.

 

Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as needed.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Equivalent to 60 semester units of university education in criminology, public or business administration, psychology or related field; two years clerical experience in a law enforcement agency or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties. Broad knowledge of criminal justice/law enforcement field; familiarity with police department methods, procedures and practices; police administration, organization and computer systems and operations.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of DPSST Supervisory certificate or equivalent. Previous law enforcement experience within an Oregon municipality. LEDS Certification.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

This position has an overall job strength rating as light. As such, the employee is:

         occasionally asked to stand, most often not more than 1-2 hours cumulative per day on carpeted floors;

         spends up to 6.5-7 hours sitting per day in adjustable office ergonomic chair in which the position can be varied at will and alternated with standing and walking;

         infrequently asked to drive, most often only for out-of-office meetings whereby employee operates personal vehicle (infrequent driving time can vary between 15 minutes to 6.5 hours);

         able to change work position at will, take short standing/walking breaks as needed, and/or alternate job tasks for position variance;

         required to walk, generally within immediate office environment, mostly on carpeted surface, and can occur off and on throughout a work day, with short distances within 500 feet;

         frequently required to carry office items, supplies and/or files of up to 5 pounds and infrequently carry up to 20 pounds within the office distance of 500 feet;

         frequently required to lift/lower such office items as files of up to 5 pounds, usually between floor to shoulder height, and infrequently to occasionally lift/lower items up to 20 pounds, usually between floor to waist height;

         infrequently required to occasionally push/pull up to 20 pounds of force using rolling cart or dolly, usually within office environment and/or to personal vehicle, with lesser occasionally to frequently push/pull force to open/close file drawers;

         usually not required to bend from waist or knees;

         usually not required to twist;

         occasionally to frequently required to forward reach for supplies, desk items and filing, but infrequently required to reach overhead for office/mailing supplies, yet can use a step stool;

         frequently to continuously required to use computer, mouse, phone and other office work tasks; occasionally required to grasp or grip with hands, especially for carrying, using mostly light force;

         occasionally required to write and perform other tasks by using fingers to exert force;

         not required to climb stairs if elevator is used;

         not required to balance;

         not required to kneel, but may occur by worker choice when obtaining office items from low shelf heights;

         not required to crouch, but may occur as part of body mechanics handling/lifting;

         not required to crawl;

         required to use sensory functions as follows:

1.        occasional to frequent use of speaking for office/phone verbal communications;

2.        occasional to frequent hearing for general work communications; and

3.        frequent to continuous seeing for all work activities.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments. 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Responsible for 3 FTEs.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Administration Division Commander or designee.

 

 

Police/Court Clerk II (Account Clerk II)

IBEW Clerical/Technical Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Perform a variety of reception and clerical duties related to the operation of the Police Department. Respond to requests for information and/or assistance from officers, outside agencies, and the public.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Utilize specialized knowledge of police procedures and policies to determine if request for assistance is emergent in nature and direct to appropriate person. Greet public in person and on phone and respond to inquiries or requests. Provide direction and assistance to public in completing forms. Register complaints/reports to appropriate personnel.

 

Process and input police reports. Each of the tasks outlined requires a thorough knowledge of not only the Tiburon system but also the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS). This includes entry of original cases by officers into the Police Records database as well as entry of follow-up and supplemental cases information. Immediate entry of stolen property and vehicles, warrants, and, runaway/missing persons. Immediate removal of persons and data when there is a change in the status of a case. 

Process liquor license applications by making queries into specialized and confidential data bases, i.e. the Police Records system and the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS). Process taxi license applications, parade permits, and ride-along requests. Register sex offenders. Fingerprint public and municipal court clients.  Issue vouchers, upon request, for indigent funds.

 

Prepare and maintain District Court Calendar and grand jury subpoena log. Prepare a weekly list and maintain tracking of open/missing police cases.

 

Compile data and statistics on department activity, transfer to appropriate forms for reporting and distribute. Complete and process background investigations for Armed Forces agencies as well as for VISA letters. Retrieve information from LEDS, police files, etc. and upon authorization, provide to requesting agencies. Ensure proper disclosure in accordance with State law and police regulations.

 

Balance cash drawer daily for fee payments and maintain petty cash for officers.

 

Perform a variety of support activities such as: Serve subpoenas, order department supplies; enter into and retrieve information from computer; type reports, correspondence, etc., from written and verbal instructions; send facsimile transmissions; sort and distribute incoming mail; ensure office equipment is maintained, etc.

 

Maintain police records and files. Make and provide copies of police reports as appropriate. Schedule administrative appointments. Scan police reports into the Laser fiche system. 

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent and one year of general office experience, or any satisfactory combination of equivalent experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Knowledge of general office procedures, operation of a variety of office equipment, including data entry equipment, telephone etiquette and word processing software.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of LEDS certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of appointment. Possession of valid Oregon Driverís license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of specific word processing software utilized within the department.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel and volunteers on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the supervision of the Police Records Supervisor.

 

 

Police/Court Clerk I (Account Clerk I)

IBEW Clerical Technical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform a variety of reception and clerical duties related to the operation of the Police Department. Respond to requests for information and/or assistance from officers, outside agencies, and the public.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Utilize specialized knowledge of police procedures and policies to determine if request for assistance is emergent in nature and direct to appropriate person. Greet public in person and on phone and respond to inquiries or requests. Provide direction and assistance to public in completing forms. Register complaints/reports to appropriate personnel.

 

Process and input police reports. Each of the tasks outlined requires a thorough knowledge of not only the Tiburon system but also the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS). This includes entry of original cases by officers into the Police Records database as well as entry of follow-up and supplemental cases information. Immediate entry of stolen property and vehicles, warrants, and, runaway/missing persons. Immediate removal of persons and data when there is a change in the status of a case. 

Process liquor license applications by making queries into specialized and confidential data bases, i.e. the Police Records system and the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS). Process taxi license applications, parade permits, and ride-along requests. Register sex offenders. Fingerprint public and municipal court clients.  Issue vouchers, upon request, for indigent funds.

 

Prepare and maintain District Court Calendar and grand jury subpoena log. Prepare a weekly list and maintain tracking of open/missing police cases.

 

Compile data and statistics on department activity, transfer to appropriate forms for reporting and distribute. Complete and process background investigations for Armed Forces agencies as well as for VISA letters. Retrieve information from LEDS, police files, etc. and upon authorization, provide to requesting agencies. Ensure proper disclosure in accordance with State law and police regulations.

 

Balance cash drawer daily for fee payments and maintain petty cash for officers.

 

Perform a variety of support activities such as: Serve subpoenas, order department supplies; enter into and retrieve information from computer; type reports, correspondence, etc., from written and verbal instructions; send facsimile transmissions; sort and distribute incoming mail; ensure office equipment is maintained, etc.

 

Maintain police records and files. Make and provide copies of police reports as appropriate. Schedule administrative appointments. Scan police reports into the Laser fiche system. 

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent and one year of general office experience, or any satisfactory combination of equivalent experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Knowledge of general office procedures, operation of a variety of office equipment, including data entry equipment, telephone etiquette and word processing software.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of LEDS certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of appointment. Possession of valid Oregon Driverís license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of specific word processing software utilized within the department.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel and volunteers on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the supervision of the Police Records Supervisor.

 

 

Community Service Volunteer Coordinator

P/T Non-Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Organize and recruit volunteers for service to city and other agencies. Process background checks for volunteers to community youth organizations. Organize emergency volunteers such as ham operators and others to assist in community-wide emergency response. Participate on citywide Emergency Preparedness Coordinating Committee.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Organize and recruit volunteers for service to city and other agencies. Conduct background checks of adults participating in community youth programs such as Little League, YMCA, soccer, etc.

 

Coordinate and share information with other volunteer organizations and agencies within the region. Provide information and recommendations to departmental management on the status of volunteer programs. Maintain program records and data and provide periodic reports regarding program participation and outcomes. Make budget recommendations and monitor budget transactions.

 

Organize emergency ham radio and other volunteers for preparation and response to citywide emergencies and/or disasters. Participate in citywide planning and preparedness for emergencies and disasters.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school graduation or equivalent plus prior experience working with volunteers and/or coordinating volunteer programs. Prior supervisory or program management experience. Excellent communication skills. Basic computer and office skills

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of a valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Must obtain LEDS Certification within 90 days of employment.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Prior experience in law enforcement agency. Possession of AA or Bachelorís degree. LEDS Certification. First Aid/CPR certification.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Provide training and orientation to newly assigned  volunteers.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Police Records Supervisor and/or the Police Chief.

 

 

Investigations Clerk

Temporary Ė Part/Time

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform a variety of clerical duties related to property/evidence and investigations of the Ashland Police Department.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Enter data from investigations as directed by the Detective Division. Enter data for property/evidence. Assist the Evidence Tech with purging and or inventorying property and evidence.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent and one year of general office experience, or any satisfactory combination of equivalent experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Knowledge of general office procedures, operation of a variety of office equipment including data entry equipment and work processing software.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on an regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and may weigh up to 20 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard and other standard office equipment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments. May occasionally be exposed to a variety of weather conditions. May also be exposed to evidence room biohazards such as stored blood, body fluid samples, used hypodermic needles, etc.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general supervision of the Detective Sergeant or Lead Detective.

 

 

Park Patrol

Temporary/Seasonal

 Non-Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform a variety of park patrol duties in an entry level position. Under supervision, patrol public park areas on foot or on bicycle, enforce park ordinances and respond to requests for information and/or assistance from the public.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Greet public, determine nature of contact and provide direction or respond to inquires and requests for assistance. Register complaints and refer to appropriate personnel.

 

Enforce park rules or regulations and ordinances by giving verbal or written warnings or by issuing citations for park violations.

 

Coordinate park reservations and assist in other park-related activities.

 

Alert the city police department to the presence of hazardous situations and criminal violations. Assist in preliminary first aid for sick or injured persons and summon help for more seriously injured persons. Advise the park department of physical hazards and or repairs that need to be made to damaged property.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading related materials and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner. Testify in court as necessary.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school graduation or equivalent. Proficiency in organizational, verbal and report writing skills. Ability to deal courteously and firmly with the public depending upon the situation. This is a quasi law enforcement position requiring adherence to state and local laws and vehicle statutes both in on and off duty status and to the standards of behavior required by the Ashland Police Department for this position.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Valid CPR/First Aid card or ability to obtain within 30 days of appointment. Valid Oregon driver's license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment. Ability to safely ride a bicycle.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of city bicycle rules and regulations and city park ordinances. Bilingual skills desirable.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Employee must be able to walk for up to eight hours per day, work alone or with another employee, climb hills on unimproved pathways, ride a bicycle and operate a vehicle. The employee must be able to lift and place traffic barricades used to close the streets for special events. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a regular basis such as bicycles, first aid kit, traffic barricades, etc., and may weigh up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required less than 50% of the work period. A uniform, first aid kit and radio equipment pack is worn at all times.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

May be exposed to all types of weather conditions and may include contact with individuals who may be violent, combative, under the influence of drugs/alcohol or who have communicable diseases. Employees must be willing to work varying shifts, and hours with varying days off.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel and volunteers on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the supervision/direction of the Central Area Patrol (CAP) Police Officer and Parks Recreation Superintendent.

 

 

l>Administer cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Administer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

Apply basic first aid to control bleeding

Apply basic first aid to unresponsive/unconscious person

Apply basic first aid to treat for gunshot wounds

Apply basic first aid to treat for heart attack

Apply basic first aid to treat for stabbing or puncture wounds

Evacuate areas endangered by explosives, gases, liquids, etc.

Evacuate buildings in response to bomb threat

Talk with persons attempting suicide to get them to stop

Use protective gear to prevent contact with infectious disease Respond to and control scene involving barricaded subject

Use chemical agents and other riot equipment

Respond to preliminary investigation of a homicide

Respond to preliminary investigation of a rape

Respond to preliminary investigation of a robbery

Respond to preliminary investigation of a burglary

Respond to preliminary investigation of a felony theft

Respond to preliminary investigation of a misdemeanor assault

Respond to preliminary investigation of a arson and bombings

Respond to preliminary investigation of a kidnapping

Respond to preliminary investigation of custodial interference

Respond to preliminary investigation of crimes against children

Respond to preliminary investigation of weapons offenses

Respond to preliminary investigation of sex abuse

Respond to preliminary investigation of domestic violence

Respond to preliminary investigation of fatal traffic accident

Respond to preliminary investigation of vehicular homicide

Respond to preliminary investigation of assaults

Respond to preliminary investigation of personal injury crashes

Respond to preliminary investigation of felony traffic crimes

Respond to preliminary investigation of firearms accidents

Respond to preliminary investigation of suicides

Respond to preliminary investigation of Death/bodies found

Respond to preliminary investigation of mental cases

Present testimony in legal and administrative proceedings

Intercede in domestic disputes to resolve, maintain peace, etc.

Speak to hostile groups to quiet them

Use voice and words to calm a situation, send message, etc.

Control hostile groups, e.g., demonstrators, rioters, etc.

Maintain calm to prevent making situation worse

Use voice commands to project control and direct action

Investigate suspicious vehicle

Stop vehicle to investigate, warn or arrest

 

 

Community Service Officer

Ashland Police Association

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Respond to non-emergency calls regarding crimes not in progress (e.g. burglary, theft, graffiti). Investigate hazardous, unsafe conditions and noise violations. Respond to crime scenes to assist.  Investigate and respond to abandoned auto violations according to state regulations. Assist in neighborhood dispute resolution and departmental community policing activities. May be assigned to City Parks Department to patrol and enforce park rules and regulations throughout the City's park system. This is a non-sworn position.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Respond to non-emergency calls regarding cold crimes (crimes not in progress) that are not major offenses. Take case information and complete report.

 

Monitor reported abandoned vehicles and secure removal from streets. Handle crime scene processing, including photography, diagrams, fingerprint services and collection/processing of evidence.

 

Patrol all City parks.

 

Respond to inquiries and requests for information from the public. Work with Code Enforcement Specialist in addressing municipal code problems that require police assistance.

 

Direct traffic and manage specific event situations.

 

Alert City Police Department to the presence of hazardous situations. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work area. Represent Police Department on Safety Committee.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.  Testify in court if necessary.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school graduation or equivalent plus one year's experience working with the public. Ability to demonstrate effective problem solving, organizational and record keeping skills. Ability to deal effectively, courteously and firmly with the public. Excellent communication skills. Basic computer skills. This is a quasi-law enforcement position requiring adherence to state and local laws and vehicle statutes both in an on and off duty status and to the behavior required by the Ashland Police Department for this position.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of a valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain by date of hire) and acceptable driving record. Must undergo in depth background investigation, which may reveal arrest records, emotional problems, or illegal drug use. LEDS Certification.

 

Desirable Qualifications: AA or Bachelors degree. Experience in photography, conflict resolution and mediation. CPR and first aid training certificates.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, read, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility and the ability to operate a motorized vehicle. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis and may weigh up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as a police radio, motorized vehicle, computers and other office equipment, etc.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

May be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and may have contact with individuals who may become angered or combative. May also be exposed to biohazards, such as blood, body fluid, used hypodermic needles, etc.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel or volunteers on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the day shift Sergeant.

 

 

Evidence and Property Technician

Ashland Police Association

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Manage criminal evidence storage, transport and inventory. Respond to non-emergency calls regarding crimes not in progress for crime scene investigation. Respond to crime scenes to collect evidence and photograph the area. Assist in departmental community policing activities. This is a non-sworn position.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Manage criminal evidence storage, transport and inventory. Take evidence into possession following established chain of evidence procedures, process documentation, inventory, and where necessary, destroy.

 

Respond to crime scenes to lead or assist in processing. May be tasked with crime scene interviews.

 

Respond to inquiries and requests for information from the public.

 

Assist Police Department with special events and traffic control. Alert Police Department to the presence of hazardous situations. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work area.

 

Establish and maintain property and evidence storage records appropriate to state and federal regulations for evidence handling. Prepare reports when necessary.

 

As directed, assist Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division and the Ashland Fire Department in major case investigations on twenty-four hour availability. This is to include evidence processing, photography, transport, packaging and storage of all property and evidence, maintain chain of custody on all property seized and evidence collected.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner. Testify in court if necessary.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school graduation or equivalent plus one year's experience working with the public. Ability to demonstrate effective problem solving, organizational and record keeping skills. Ability to deal effectively, courteously and firmly with the public. Excellent communication skills. Basic computer skills. This is a quasi-law enforcement position requiring adherence to state and local laws and vehicle statutes both in an on and off duty status and to the behavior required by the Ashland Police Department for this position.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of a valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain by date of hire) and acceptable driving record. Must undergo in depth background investigation, which may reveal arrest records, emotional problems, or illegal drug use. LEDS Certification.

 

Desirable Qualifications: AA or Bachelors degree. Experience in photography, conflict resolution and mediation. CPR and first aid training certificates.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, read, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility and the ability to operate a motorized vehicle. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis and may weigh up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as a police radio, motorized vehicle, computers and other office equipment, etc.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

May be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and may have contact with individuals who may become angered or combative. May also be exposed to evidence room biohazards such as stored blood, body fluid samples, used hypodermic needles, etc.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel or volunteers on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Detective Sergeant or Lead Detective.

 

 

Police Administrative Assistant

Mid-Level Supervisor

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform a wide variety of administrative and clerical duties, including talking, referring and handling incoming messages, maintaining manual and computer files; preparing and/or typing reports, records and correspondence; monitoring grants, processing payroll and overseeing budget on a daily basis, as well as performing other projects and duties as assigned. Perform confidential duties for police management.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Perform secretarial duties for the Chief of Police and Deputy Chief, including answering telephone calls, coordinating schedules, and routing inquiries to appropriate person or department, depending on nature of call.

 

Type routine correspondence, memos, forms, requests, procedures, reports, etc. from handwritten and verbal instructions. Assist in the designing, formatting, editing, printing and distribution of police documents. Maintain General Orders for the Department.

 

Handle confidential and sensitive information, including but not limited to grievances, performance appraisals and salary adjustments. Make travel and training arrangements for department staff and maintain confidential files.

 

Perform assigned tasks necessary to manage contracts, grants and other databases as required. Provide support in managing and documenting departmental procedures and activities. Perform various clerical tasks in support of the Police Department, including data entry, maintain files, photocopy documents, etc.

 

Provide administrative assistance to the Police Chief on departmental projects. Assist in development of initial departmental budget requests and monitor expenditures. Prepare requests for proposals. Review expenditures and prepare documentation for review on a regular basis.

 

Organize office flow and project/program files. Ensure all project tracking is defined and followed. Assist Police Chief and supervisors with project management. Provide contact with the public and various departments and help to coordinate/facilitate solutions to customer inquiries and emergencies.

 

Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as required.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education plus two years general office experience. Additional specialized training in accounting, spreadsheets, desktop publishing and word processing or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Knowledge of basic accounting and general office practices and procedures, telephone etiquette, spelling, grammar, operation of standard office equipment.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon driverís license (or ability to obtain) plus acceptable driving record.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Previous experience with a similar department. Knowledge of specific word processing software utilized within the department. Previous ďleadworkerĒ experience.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

No supervisory responsibilities.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Police Chief.

 

 

Lead Police Clerk II

Mid-Management

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Under the supervision of the Administration Division Commander or designee, perform a wide variety of supervisory and clerical duties, including: processing crime reports and making entries into State and local crime database, customer service, administrative procedures, project management, professional standards and resource development. Provide assistance to the Departmentís command staff, such as research and analysis, and perform other projects and duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Supervise Police Records Clerks to ensure applicable laws, rules, policies and procedures are followed; provide input to supervisor evaluating staff performance; interpret policies and procedures; and provide training and development. Maintain training records for all personnel authorized to access LEDS/NCIC/DMV files. Maintain re-certification records for personnel as required by LEDS/NCIC policy.

 

Oversee the computerized records retention/retrieval system; design and implement new forms, processes and procedures as necessary to ensure file/data accuracy, integrity and security. Determine the archive need of documents stored in the Police Department. Conduct court ordered record sealings in compliance with government codes and regulations.

 

Develop and coordinate the preparation of reports and statistics.

 

In addition to supervisory responsibilities, perform the full range of police records clerk duties as necessary.

 

Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as needed.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Equivalent to 60 semester units of university education in criminology, public or business administration, psychology or related field; two years clerical experience in a law enforcement agency or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties. Broad knowledge of criminal justice/law enforcement field; familiarity with police department methods, procedures and practices; police administration, organization and computer systems and operations.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of DPSST Supervisory certificate or equivalent. Previous law enforcement experience within an Oregon municipality. LEDS Certification.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

This position has an overall job strength rating as light. As such, the employee is:

         occasionally asked to stand, most often not more than 1-2 hours cumulative per day on carpeted floors;

         spends up to 6.5-7 hours sitting per day in adjustable office ergonomic chair in which the position can be varied at will and alternated with standing and walking;

         infrequently asked to drive, most often only for out-of-office meetings whereby employee operates personal vehicle (infrequent driving time can vary between 15 minutes to 6.5 hours);

         able to change work position at will, take short standing/walking breaks as needed, and/or alternate job tasks for position variance;

         required to walk, generally within immediate office environment, mostly on carpeted surface, and can occur off and on throughout a work day, with short distances within 500 feet;

         frequently required to carry office items, supplies and/or files of up to 5 pounds and infrequently carry up to 20 pounds within the office distance of 500 feet;

         frequently required to lift/lower such office items as files of up to 5 pounds, usually between floor to shoulder height, and infrequently to occasionally lift/lower items up to 20 pounds, usually between floor to waist height;

         infrequently required to occasionally push/pull up to 20 pounds of force using rolling cart or dolly, usually within office environment and/or to personal vehicle, with lesser occasionally to frequently push/pull force to open/close file drawers;

         usually not required to bend from waist or knees;

         usually not required to twist;

         occasionally to frequently required to forward reach for supplies, desk items and filing, but infrequently required to reach overhead for office/mailing supplies, yet can use a step stool;

         frequently to continuously required to use computer, mouse, phone and other office work tasks; occasionally required to grasp or grip with hands, especially for carrying, using mostly light force;

         occasionally required to write and perform other tasks by using fingers to exert force;

         not required to climb stairs if elevator is used;

         not required to balance;

         not required to kneel, but may occur by worker choice when obtaining office items from low shelf heights;

         not required to crouch, but may occur as part of body mechanics handling/lifting;

         not required to crawl;

         required to use sensory functions as follows:

1.        occasional to frequent use of speaking for office/phone verbal communications;

2.        occasional to frequent hearing for general work communications; and

3.        frequent to continuous seeing for all work activities.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments. 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Responsible for 3 FTEs.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Administration Division Commander or designee.

 

 

Police/Court Clerk II (Account Clerk II)

IBEW Clerical/Technical Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Perform a variety of reception and clerical duties related to the operation of the Police Department. Respond to requests for information and/or assistance from officers, outside agencies, and the public.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Utilize specialized knowledge of police procedures and policies to determine if request for assistance is emergent in nature and direct to appropriate person. Greet public in person and on phone and respond to inquiries or requests. Provide direction and assistance to public in completing forms. Register complaints/reports to appropriate personnel.

 

Process and input police reports. Each of the tasks outlined requires a thorough knowledge of not only the Tiburon system but also the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS). This includes entry of original cases by officers into the Police Records database as well as entry of follow-up and supplemental cases information. Immediate entry of stolen property and vehicles, warrants, and, runaway/missing persons. Immediate removal of persons and data when there is a change in the status of a case. 

Process liquor license applications by making queries into specialized and confidential data bases, i.e. the Police Records system and the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS). Process taxi license applications, parade permits, and ride-along requests. Register sex offenders. Fingerprint public and municipal court clients.  Issue vouchers, upon request, for indigent funds.

 

Prepare and maintain District Court Calendar and grand jury subpoena log. Prepare a weekly list and maintain tracking of open/missing police cases.

 

Compile data and statistics on department activity, transfer to appropriate forms for reporting and distribute. Complete and process background investigations for Armed Forces agencies as well as for VISA letters. Retrieve information from LEDS, police files, etc. and upon authorization, provide to requesting agencies. Ensure proper disclosure in accordance with State law and police regulations.

 

Balance cash drawer daily for fee payments and maintain petty cash for officers.

 

Perform a variety of support activities such as: Serve subpoenas, order department supplies; enter into and retrieve information from computer; type reports, correspondence, etc., from written and verbal instructions; send facsimile transmissions; sort and distribute incoming mail; ensure office equipment is maintained, etc.

 

Maintain police records and files. Make and provide copies of police reports as appropriate. Schedule administrative appointments. Scan police reports into the Laser fiche system. 

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent and one year of general office experience, or any satisfactory combination of equivalent experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Knowledge of general office procedures, operation of a variety of office equipment, including data entry equipment, telephone etiquette and word processing software.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of LEDS certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of appointment. Possession of valid Oregon Driverís license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of specific word processing software utilized within the department.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel and volunteers on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the supervision of the Police Records Supervisor.

 

 

Police/Court Clerk I (Account Clerk I)

IBEW Clerical Technical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform a variety of reception and clerical duties related to the operation of the Police Department. Respond to requests for information and/or assistance from officers, outside agencies, and the public.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Utilize specialized knowledge of police procedures and policies to determine if request for assistance is emergent in nature and direct to appropriate person. Greet public in person and on phone and respond to inquiries or requests. Provide direction and assistance to public in completing forms. Register complaints/reports to appropriate personnel.

 

Process and input police reports. Each of the tasks outlined requires a thorough knowledge of not only the Tiburon system but also the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS). This includes entry of original cases by officers into the Police Records database as well as entry of follow-up and supplemental cases information. Immediate entry of stolen property and vehicles, warrants, and, runaway/missing persons. Immediate removal of persons and data when there is a change in the status of a case. 

Process liquor license applications by making queries into specialized and confidential data bases, i.e. the Police Records system and the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS). Process taxi license applications, parade permits, and ride-along requests. Register sex offenders. Fingerprint public and municipal court clients.  Issue vouchers, upon request, for indigent funds.

 

Prepare and maintain District Court Calendar and grand jury subpoena log. Prepare a weekly list and maintain tracking of open/missing police cases.

 

Compile data and statistics on department activity, transfer to appropriate forms for reporting and distribute. Complete and process background investigations for Armed Forces agencies as well as for VISA letters. Retrieve information from LEDS, police files, etc. and upon authorization, provide to requesting agencies. Ensure proper disclosure in accordance with State law and police regulations.

 

Balance cash drawer daily for fee payments and maintain petty cash for officers.

 

Perform a variety of support activities such as: Serve subpoenas, order department supplies; enter into and retrieve information from computer; type reports, correspondence, etc., from written and verbal instructions; send facsimile transmissions; sort and distribute incoming mail; ensure office equipment is maintained, etc.

 

Maintain police records and files. Make and provide copies of police reports as appropriate. Schedule administrative appointments. Scan police reports into the Laser fiche system. 

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent and one year of general office experience, or any satisfactory combination of equivalent experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Knowledge of general office procedures, operation of a variety of office equipment, including data entry equipment, telephone etiquette and word processing software.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of LEDS certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of appointment. Possession of valid Oregon Driverís license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of specific word processing software utilized within the department.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel and volunteers on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the supervision of the Police Records Supervisor.

 

 

Community Service Volunteer Coordinator

P/T Non-Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Organize and recruit volunteers for service to city and other agencies. Process background checks for volunteers to community youth organizations. Organize emergency volunteers such as ham operators and others to assist in community-wide emergency response. Participate on citywide Emergency Preparedness Coordinating Committee.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Organize and recruit volunteers for service to city and other agencies. Conduct background checks of adults participating in community youth programs such as Little League, YMCA, soccer, etc.

 

Coordinate and share information with other volunteer organizations and agencies within the region. Provide information and recommendations to departmental management on the status of volunteer programs. Maintain program records and data and provide periodic reports regarding program participation and outcomes. Make budget recommendations and monitor budget transactions.

 

Organize emergency ham radio and other volunteers for preparation and response to citywide emergencies and/or disasters. Participate in citywide planning and preparedness for emergencies and disasters.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school graduation or equivalent plus prior experience working with volunteers and/or coordinating volunteer programs. Prior supervisory or program management experience. Excellent communication skills. Basic computer and office skills

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of a valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Must obtain LEDS Certification within 90 days of employment.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Prior experience in law enforcement agency. Possession of AA or Bachelorís degree. LEDS Certification. First Aid/CPR certification.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Provide training and orientation to newly assigned  volunteers.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Police Records Supervisor and/or the Police Chief.

 

 

Investigations Clerk

Temporary Ė Part/Time

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform a variety of clerical duties related to property/evidence and investigations of the Ashland Police Department.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Enter data from investigations as directed by the Detective Division. Enter data for property/evidence. Assist the Evidence Tech with purging and or inventorying property and evidence.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent and one year of general office experience, or any satisfactory combination of equivalent experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Knowledge of general office procedures, operation of a variety of office equipment including data entry equipment and work processing software.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on an regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and may weigh up to 20 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard and other standard office equipment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments. May occasionally be exposed to a variety of weather conditions. May also be exposed to evidence room biohazards such as stored blood, body fluid samples, used hypodermic needles, etc.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general supervision of the Detective Sergeant or Lead Detective.

 

 

Park Patrol

Temporary/Seasonal

 Non-Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform a variety of park patrol duties in an entry level position. Under supervision, patrol public park areas on foot or on bicycle, enforce park ordinances and respond to requests for information and/or assistance from the public.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Greet public, determine nature of contact and provide direction or respond to inquires and requests for assistance. Register complaints and refer to appropriate personnel.

 

Enforce park rules or regulations and ordinances by giving verbal or written warnings or by issuing citations for park violations.

 

Coordinate park reservations and assist in other park-related activities.

 

Alert the city police department to the presence of hazardous situations and criminal violations. Assist in preliminary first aid for sick or injured persons and summon help for more seriously injured persons. Advise the park department of physical hazards and or repairs that need to be made to damaged property.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading related materials and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner. Testify in court as necessary.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school graduation or equivalent. Proficiency in organizational, verbal and report writing skills. Ability to deal courteously and firmly with the public depending upon the situation. This is a quasi law enforcement position requiring adherence to state and local laws and vehicle statutes both in on and off duty status and to the standards of behavior required by the Ashland Police Department for this position.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Valid CPR/First Aid card or ability to obtain within 30 days of appointment. Valid Oregon driver's license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment. Ability to safely ride a bicycle.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of city bicycle rules and regulations and city park ordinances. Bilingual skills desirable.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Employee must be able to walk for up to eight hours per day, work alone or with another employee, climb hills on unimproved pathways, ride a bicycle and operate a vehicle. The employee must be able to lift and place traffic barricades used to close the streets for special events. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a regular basis such as bicycles, first aid kit, traffic barricades, etc., and may weigh up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required less than 50% of the work period. A uniform, first aid kit and radio equipment pack is worn at all times.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

May be exposed to all types of weather conditions and may include contact with individuals who may be violent, combative, under the influence of drugs/alcohol or who have communicable diseases. Employees must be willing to work varying shifts, and hours with varying days off.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel and volunteers on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the supervision/direction of the Central Area Patrol (CAP) Police Officer and Parks Recreation Superintendent.

 

 

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