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City of Independence PATROL OFFICER I in INDEPENDENCE, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11213550 The City of Independence will accept applications online at www.IndependenceKs.gov, or in person at KansasWorks, 317 N. Penn, Independence, KS 67301, for the position of Police Officer I for work in the Police Department.Basic Function Under direction, patrols the city in the enforcement of law and order.Essential Duties and Responsibilities Investigates and prepares reports of complaints and accidents; Issues citations and makes arrests; Responds to crime, accident, and emergency scenes asdispatched; Serves subpoenas and warrants; Controls traffic and crowds; Appears in court; Booksand transports prisoners; Takes fingerprints; and Performs additional duties as assigned.Qualifications Ability to learn departmental policies, rules, instructions, laws, regulations, andpolice literature; Ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective, and reasonable courseof action giving due regard to the surrounding hazards and circumstances of each situation; Abilityto write clear and accurate reports; Ability to learn the use and care of automobile and firearms;Willingness to complete extensive training; and Physical agility.Education and Experience Completion of high school or GED required; associate's degree preferred; Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is preferred; and Two years' experience inlaw enforcement preferred.Special Requirements A current Kansas driver's license; Must be 21 years of age; Must possessprovisional certification and complete Basic Recruit Training with the Kansas Law EnforcementTraining Center within one year after initial employment; Must complete any advanced training asassigned, and maintain KLETC certification; and Must be available to work nights, overtime, inshifts, and weekends.Physical Requirements Primarily moderate to occasionally intense physical effort is required;and Individual must be able to sit, stand, walk, crouch, grasp, speak, and listen for extended periods of time.Working Conditions Work involves frequent exposure to unpleasant elements, such as extremetemperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, loud noises, chemicals, etc.Salary Range The starting salary for this position is $16.67 per hour plus benefits.Application Deadline Open until filledTHE CITY OF INDEPENDENCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER