An employee in this class performs general law enforcement duties. Work includes patrolling the County during an assigned shift in a vehicle; preventing, detecting, and investigating disturbances and crime; serving various civil and criminal papers; responding to calls; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments. Employees must exercise judgment, initiative and calm control when performing duties; more difficult problems are normally carried out under the direction of or in conjunction with a Sergeant assigned to the same shift. Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness and decisiveness. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers. Employees are subject to hazards associated with law enforcement work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, loud noises, and hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases, or flammable liquids. Work may subject employee to compliance with final OSHA Standards on blood borne pathogens. Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation, discussion and review of reports for adherence to laws, department procedures, and proper judgment.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from High School and completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid North Carolina Driver's License and have completed at least the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Sheriff's Training and Standards Commission for Certified Law Enforcement Officers with prospects of successfully completing the entire Certification Process within prescribed timeframes. May require Radar and other Certifications.
WORK SCHEDULE: 12-Hour Rotating Schedule
HIRING RANGE: $40,102.99 - $44,113.30 (Grade 27)
INCLUDES Holiday Pay and Night Shift Differential