• Certified Police Officer

    City of Portales
    Job Description
    Certified Police Officer
    City of Portales
    575-356-6662 ext. 1, option 3
    Reporting to the shift Sergeant or other senior officer, this employee performs general work, enforcing state and local laws and statutes, involving the patrol of an assigned area, traffic regulation and enforcement, accident, and crime scene investigation.  An element of personal danger is involved and officers must be able to respond and react properly in varied emergency and stressful situations, exercising independent judgment in performance of duties.  Other duties include writing reports, processing evidence, computer data entry, and use of related equipment.  This position requires a willingness to work irregular hours, evening or night shifts, weekends, and holidays as necessary to assure protection for the public.
    1. High school graduate or equivalent.
    2. Previous experience/knowledge desired.                        
    3. Ability to follow through on work assignments and perform in stressful situations.
    4. Ability to act promptly, taking effective action.                                                              
    5. Good verbal and written communications skills - ability to speak clearly and distinctly.
    6. Must be at least 20 years of age.
    7. Must be a U.S. citizen.
    8. Vision must be correctable to 20/20.
    9. Must have a valid New Mexico driver’s license.
    10. Must have valid Police Officer certification by the NM Law Enforcement Academy.
    11. Job requires continued maintenance of firearm qualifications standards.
    12. Possession of a good reputation and background, which will withstand pre-appointment investigation including no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions within the past 3 years.                   
    Applicant must pass a background investigation including work history, criminal records, driving records and other records deemed necessary.  Must also pass a post-offer pre-employment drug screen administered by a City-designated facility.
    Position has an excellent benefits package of comprehensive medical, retirement, paid leave and incentive pay.  An eligibility list will be created for open and anticipated full-time Police Officers to remain in effect for six months.  The Portales Police Department reserves the right to terminate the list at any time.
    Deadline to submit application is by 5:00 p.m.,  Wednesday, May 2nd.   Applicant must submit required application to Human Resources at City Hall, 100 W. First Street, Portales, NM  88130 or online at http://www.portalesnm.gov/topic/index.php?topicid=67&structureid=20
    The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.
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