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Position Title: Senior Officer
Dept: RVC Police Department
Employee Status: Full-time
Grade: FOP Collective Bargaining Agreement
Application Process: Complete online application by clicking on the “Apply” link shown above or at www.rockvalleycollege.edu/employment; include current chronological resume.
Reports to: Supervision is received from the Sergeant or Chief of Police.
Supervision Exercised: None.
To promote a safe environment for the campus, to perform public relations with students, faculty, staff, and visitors, and to maintain order at on-campus and satellite facilities, pursuant to College policies, state, and federal law.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Respond to and provide emergency and non-emergency assistance, and to protect personnel and property within the campus boundaries, including the surrounding community.
- Conduct investigations as required.
- Provide emergency first aid care.
- Enforce local, state, and college criminal, traffic, and parking statutes and regulations.
- Perform safety inspections of grounds and buildings on regular basis.
- Perform felony and misdemeanor arrests, as necessary.
- Handle extensive confidential information and records.
- Make appropriate judgments in serious situations in a short time period, which could affect life or injury to persons on or off campus.
- Work with limited direct supervision, either independently or as a team.
- Train and instruct other officers on methods and procedures.
- Use deadly force and follow the use of force guidelines.
- Carry and fire a weapon in response to necessary duties.
- Establish and maintain rapport with College personnel, students, the public, and community agencies, as necessary.
- Act as Critical Incident Commander until properly relieved by supervising officer.
- Assist individuals by providing information, directions, and general assistance wherever possible.
- Report fire and safety hazards.
- Carry out duties consistent with College policies and regulations.
- Secure doors, windows and other structures.
- Testify in the court of law.
- Wear and maintain appropriate uniform.
- Maintain current training and certifications.
- Work with computers using various software applications and maintain certification in L.E.A.D.S. computer use.
- Review and maintain daily activity logs and reports.
- Obtain sensitive information for reports, then generate and prepare reports for court documentation and internal dissemination for the College.
- Provide assistance to local police departments upon their request.
- Learn and maintain extensive knowledge in criminal code statutes.
- Handle and maintain various weapons recovered from suspects.
- Learn and maintain extensive knowledge of vehicle code statutes.
- Drive a motor vehicle under emergency and non-emergency conditions.
- Collect and handle evidence from criminal and traffic accident scenes.
- Raise and lower campus flags.
- Handle bio-hazardous materials and chemicals in accordance with OSHA standards and for evidence safekeeping.
- Complete proper paperwork, fingerprints, photographs, and maintain the constitutional rights of arrested subjects.
- Transport large amounts of currency and checks to banks or other departments.
- Operate and handle various radios and associated equipment.
- Handle and operate speed-calculating (radar) equipment.
- Handle and operate fire extinguishers.
- Monitor weather conditions and provide warning for inclement weather and notice to the public.
- Answer after-hours phone for all incoming calls for the campus.
- Monitor several police frequencies for needed assistance and officer safety information.
- Monitor maintenance radio frequency for needed assistance.
- Monitor and respond to campus burglar alarms, holdup alarms, and boiler house alarms.
- Fill in as a Tele-communicator when necessary.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Regular attendance is expected.
- Using tact and courtesy, the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with persons contacted in the course of work.
Sit or stand for long periods of time. Maintain crowd control at special functions. Physically lift, carry, drag or pick up heavy equipment or injured and/or incapacitated persons. Crawl in confined areas (e.g. attics).
Walk up and down flights of stairs. Walk for long periods of time. Subdue and arrest resisting or attacking individual. Run to persons requiring emergency assistance. Run fast for short periods of time to apprehend a suspect.
Climb over obstacles such as fences, shrubs, and ditches. Jump down from elevated surfaces. Climb ladders and be in areas of high elevation. Complete shooting tactics, which require fast movements, crouching, kneeling, falling, and hand movements while handling a weapon. Handcuff and control suspects or prisoners. Wear equipment belt that increases body weight and carry that extra weight for long periods of time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school diploma or an equivalent is necessary. Must be at least 21 years of age. Possess a valid State of Illinois driver’s license and good driving record. Successful completion of physical fitness testing, written testing, oral interview, background investigation, psychological evaluation, and medical exam are necessary. No record of a felony conviction or a crime involving moral turpitude. Must maintain good moral character. Must have successfully completed the Basic Law Enforcement Course consisting of 12 weeks of training as recognized and approved by the Illinois Local Enforcement Training and Standards Board or have successfully completed the 400 hour part-time training course. Must have passed the written state examination administered by the State of Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. An Associate in Applied Science degree in police science is desired. Emergency Medical Technician training is desired. Some knowledge of self-defense is desired. Good physical condition is desired. One year of law enforcement experience is desired.