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Police Officer

G28

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving law enforcement duties at a state agency, institution or facility.  This will include conducting patrols in an assigned area or location to enforce laws and rules and provide protection for individuals and property within the assigned area of responsibility.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Patrols an assigned area or location to eliminate hazards, vandalism or other criminal activity; provides protection for individuals and property within the area of responsibility; may carry firearms and be required to use force to enforce security, apprehend suspects, or protect lives.
  • Directs traffic in an assigned area and controls traffic entering and leaving parking areas; enforces parking and traffic laws and regulations; issues citations or makes arrests as appropriate.
  • Directs police, fire and other emergency vehicles; provides assistance to authorities in the handling or investigation of traffic accidents, fires, vandalism, and other emergency situations and incidents.
  • Greets visitors; answers inquiries; receives and relays messages concerning both business and personal matters.
  • Provides supervision or direction to an assigned staff; prepares and maintains necessary records and reports.
  • Plans and directs law enforcement programs; coordinates law enforcement activities within assigned areas of responsibility.

Level Descriptors

The Police Officer job family consists of five levels that are distinguished based on the level of responsibility assigned, the expertise required to complete assigned duties and the responsibility assigned for providing supervision to others.

Level I Code: G28A Salary Band: E

This is the basic level of this job family where employees receive formal classroom training and other training in law enforcement operations and procedures, state and federal laws, self defense, firearms training, and other required areas and perform entry level duties involving police work under close supervision.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of routine police and security practices.  Ability to follow oral and written instructions; to give clear and concise directions; to make oral and written reports; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and to effectively evaluate emergency situations.

Education and Experience:  None required.

Level II Code: G28B Salary Band: F

This is the career level of this job family where employees will be assigned responsibilities for performing a full range of law enforcement duties and will perform highly independent work in patrolling an assigned area and enforcing appropriate laws, rules and regulations to protect and safeguard lives and property within the area.  Some responsibilities may also be assigned for providing training and assistance to others in performing these duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of state and federal laws related to public safety and criminal conduct; of traffic control; of methods and techniques used in conducting investigations; of emergency response procedures; and of first aid techniques and ability to react quickly and effectively in emergency situations.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of six months of experience in security or law enforcement work or direct care of juveniles in a secure residential facility.

Level III Code: G28C Salary Band: G

This is the specialist level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities involving advanced level law enforcement work, which may include assisting in the supervision of an assigned shift during the absence of the supervisor, assisting in making work assignments, and supervising various investigations or other activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus demonstrated ability to perform advanced level police and security work.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of qualifying experience.

Level IV Code: G28D Salary Band: H

This is the leadership level where employees are assigned responsibilities involving the supervision of others in performing police and security work.  This will include scheduling employees for duty, making visits to assigned posts to review operations, developing and conducting training, and otherwise planning and controlling the operations of an assigned unit or shift.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level consist of those identified in level III plus knowledge of supervisory principles and practices and the ability to supervise the work of others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus one additional year of qualifying experience.

Level V Code: G28E Salary Band: J

At this level employees are assigned responsibilities involving the direction of a police and security program, including the supervision of lower level supervisors who are responsible for various units or shifts that are part of the program.  In this role, they will plan and direct all operations and activities related to the law enforcement and security program, coordinate requirements with other law enforcement agencies and officials as needed, and establish necessary policies and procedures concerning traffic control, accident investigations, and other functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of police and security principles and practices; of state and federal laws relating to public safety and criminal conduct; of methods for protecting individuals, property, and equipment; of the techniques of traffic and crowd control; of the methods for conducting investigations and collecting evidence; of emergency response policies and procedures; of police and firearms training; and of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability to direct the work of others; to interpret and apply state and federal laws concerning public safety and criminal conduct; to gather and organize facts and evidence; to prepare clear and concise written reports; to react quickly and decisively during emergency situations; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of five years of experience in law enforcement or security work or direct care of juveniles in a secure residential facility including one year in a supervisory capacity.

Selective Qualifications

Some positions may require education or experience in a specified field of law enforcement.

Special Requirements

Some agencies may require one or more of the following:

a.     Must be willing and able to complete all job-related travel normally associated with the position.

b.     Must complete the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training course within twelve months of employment or have         previously completed this training.

c.     Must successfully complete a National Agency check for the purpose of gaining access to restricted areas and/or obtaining a security         clearance.

d.     Must maintain a physical fitness standard that will allow them to perform the duties of the position.

e.     Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver License at the time of employment. 

Positions within the Office of Juvenile Affairs will require the following:

a.     Applicants must be willing and able to work overtime and to work on shifts.

b.    Employees are required to stand and walk for prolonged periods and to have the ability to physically restrain residents using         approved restraint techniques.

c.    Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds.

d.     Employees must pass all training requirements for sole supervision of residents, i.e., first aid certification, CPR and restraint training.

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