Full Job Description
ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 17, 2020, at 5 pm Central time
CONFIRMATION DATE: June 17, 2020, at 5 pm Central time
TEST DATE: June 26, 2020
CHECK IN: 8am - 8:30 am
LOCATION: 108 E Washington, Street, Rockwall, TX, 75087
***SPOTS ARE LIMITED. IF YOU DO NOT CONFIRM, YOU WILL NOT TEST. BY CONFIRMING YOUR ATTENDANCE YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND***
You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with confirmation procedures and other detailed information about the test day; check your spam. If you do not receive the email by June 17, 2020, contact Sgt. Dennis Ray at 972-772-6777 or email him at email@example.com.
STUDY GUIDE: Available for $5 at City Hall at 385 S. Goliad, Rockwall, TX 75087. Payable by cash/money (made out to City of Rockwall) Monday through Friday 8am -5pm.
PHYSICAL AGILITY: Come dressed in physical fitness attire and bring completed Background Packet/Personal History Statement. Immediately after check-in, turn in the packet and then head to designated location for the physical agility test.
BACKGROUND PACKET: DUE THE DAY OF THE TEST
The Background Packet/Personal History Statement must be completed and brought to you in order to take the written test. It is available to print at http://www.rockwall.com/humanresources.asp. For more information about the department and benefits, click on Police Job Preview at http://www.rockwall.com/humanresources.asp.
***PLEASE NOTE: During the Physical Agility Exercise, officers will review your Background Packet/Personal History Statement for any immediate disqualifiers. If a disqualifier is found, you will not proceed to the written exam. You are not eligible if you have previously taken an RPD in the last year and: 1) failed the exam, or 2) failed to complete the Physical Agility Exercise, or 3) failed the background investigation, or 4) failed the Oral Boards, or 5) disqualified for any reason. You must wait 1 calendar year before reapplying.***
Examples of Essential Functions:
Under direction of Patrol Division Sergeant, performs a wide variety of police and law enforcement activities. Tasks are service and protection oriented, and includes collecting and dispensing information, arbitrating disputes, providing assistance, protecting and recovering property, preventing crime, investigating, and providing other public protection services. Duties include an element of personal danger, i.e., exposure to life-threatening circumstances, apprehending criminals, and transporting prisoners. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with State Statutes and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgment.
Conducts routine preventive patrol in designated residential and business areas, and initiates contacts with both business operators and residents to establish open communications, gather and dispense information, and establish the presence of law enforcement within the community.
Responds to calls for police service and takes action upon observing a circumstance or situation requiring police attention, including the issuance of municipal citations, and arrests of misdemeanor and felony violators and fugitives.
Interviews witnesses, victims, suspects, arrested persons, and informants to obtain pertinent information concerning accidents/crimes.
Provides information to the public, victims, witnesses, and relatives concerning available services in the community.
Performs Basic First Aid and CPR at scenes.
Conducts initial crime scene investigations, i.e., identifies and collects crucial evidence to be secured for processing, labels evidence with data for crime scene reconstruction, packages and stores evidence in a manner to protect chain of custody.
Operational knowledge of federal laws, state statutes, and local ordinances and the ability to effectively enforce these statues. Investigates motor vehicle accidents, and protects lives and property at all motor vehicle accident scenes. Thorough knowledge of federal laws, state statutes, and local ordinances.
Testifies in civil, traffic, and criminal court proceedings.
Performs report and record maintenance duties, and ensure their accurate completion in a timely manner.
Attends in-service training as directed to maintain current knowledge of changes in laws, new methods of enforcement, and other trends and developments in law enforcement.
Required to report for work punctually, work all scheduled hours, and any required overtime as deemed necessary. Must maintain a physical condition and standards necessary for the proper performance of duties, with or without accommodation.
Education and Experience:
Must be at least 21 years old and possess High school diploma or GED and have a minimum of forty-five (45) college credit hours from an accredited college.
Must be able to, or have already, successfully completed the Police Academy Program and Field Training Program (FTO), and attain Basic Peace Officer certification.
Associates degree preferred.
Military/Previous Law Enforcement College Credit: Requirement for college hours are waived if you have 3 years Active Duty Military or 3 years full time Law Enforcement experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of federal laws, state statutes, and local ordinances.
Considerable knowledge of crime prevention techniques.
Considerable knowledge of principles and techniques employed in crime scene investigation.
Considerable knowledge of principles and techniques employed in accident investigations.
Considerable knowledge of First Responder and CPR.
Considerable knowledge of report and record maintenance principles and practices.
Skill in the care and safe operation of a variety of firearms, impact weapons, and chemical agents.
Skill in the operation of motorized vehicles under adverse conditions.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively with superiors and the general public.
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to determine proper courses of action within the established framework of policies and procedures.
Ability to learn the geography of the City and surrounding areas.
Ability to maintain composure under emergency situations, and to work effectively under stressful conditions.
Ability to exercise discretion.
Some tasks are essentially sedentary, with occasional walking, bending, light lifting, or other restricted physical activities.
Some tasks involve some physical effort, i.e., some standing and walking, or frequent light lifting (5-10 pounds); or minimal dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, or body in the operation of shop or office equipment; may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
Some tasks involve frequent walking, standing; some lifting and carrying of moderate weight (12-20 pounds); and/or the operation of vehicles, office, shop, or hand tools in which manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination are important ingredients of safe and/or productive operations.
Some tasks involve the regular, and at times sustained, performance of heavier physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, working in confined spaces, and lifting or carrying moderately heavy (20-50 pounds) items and occasionally very heavy (100 pounds or over) items.
Some tasks require exposure to adverse environmental conditions (e.g. dirt, cold, rain, and fumes).
Some tasks require exposure to extreme heat/cold or extreme weather conditions.
Some tasks require exposure to strong odors and/or smoke.
Some tasks require exposure to strong and/or toxic chemicals.
Some tasks require exposure to dust or pollen.
Some tasks may require exposure to elements that can cause illness (e.g., pathogenic substances, virus, and parasites).
Some tasks require color, sound, odor, depth, texture and visual perception and discrimination.
Some tasks require oral communications ability.