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Job Specification

  POLICE SERGEANT

   DEFINITION:

   Under supervision of a Police Lieutenant during an assigned
   tour of duty, has charge of police activities intended to provide
   assistance and protection for persons, safeguard property, and assure
   observance of the laws, and apprehends lawbreakers; does related work
   as required.

   NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for
   illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title
   may not perform all duties listed in this job specification.
   Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

   NOTE:  Appointments may be made to positions requiring bilingual skills.

   07586- Bilingual in Spanish and English.
   SPECIAL SKILL		
   Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in 
   Spanish and English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. 

   EXAMPLES OF WORK:

   Visits and inspects beats, and notes and reports irregularities, 
   fires, and accidents as to their condition and operation.

   Receives complaints and makes needed investigations.

   Gives needed information to citizens and others.

   Notes conditions which are significant from a police standpoint, and
   takes appropriate action to assure that persons and property are
   safeguarded and good order is maintained and that police officers are
   doing their work properly.

   Sees that needed police protection is provided when large sums of
   money are in transit, when there are fires, outbreaks, and other
   conditions which may result in disorder, or when large numbers of
   people congregate for any reason.

   When necessary, apprehends, warns, or takes into custody violators 
   of the law.

   Gives testimony in court.

   Prepares and directs the preparation of reports.

   Keeps needed records and files.

   Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
   manual recording and computerized information systems used by
   the agency, office, or related units.

   REQUIREMENTS:

   EDUCATION:

   Graduation from High School or Vocational High School, or possession
   of an approved High School Equivalent Certificate.

   EXPERIENCE:

   Three (3) years of experience in police activities intended to provide
   assistance and protection for persons and property.

   AGE:

   Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.

   CITIZENSHIP

   Must be a citizen of the United States.

   MEDICAL EXAMINATION

   Appointees may be required to pass a thorough physical and
   psychological examination to be administered by the Appointing
   Authority. Any psychological, medical, or physical condition or
   defect which would prevent efficient performance of the duties of
   the position, cause appointees to be a hazard to themselves or other,
   or become aggravated as a result of performance of these duties,
   may be cause for rejection. Failure to demonstrate sufficient capacity 
   to perform the duties of this position may be cause for rejection.

   LICENSE:

   Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
   New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
   mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the
   position.

  SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  NOTE:  Appointees to this position must successfully qualify
  semi-annually in the use of firearms.

   KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

   Knowledge of the laws and ordinances which are significant from
   the police point of view.

   Knowledge of the problems and procedures involved in working 
   out the internal organization and formulating rules and regulations 
   for the police department.

   Knowledge of local geography, traffic conditions, places of
   amusement, and local inhabitants prone to disregard police and 
   social requirements.

   Knowledge of the problems and procedures involved in providing 
   proper police protection for persons and property.

   Knowledge of the types of police communication that are useful 
   and feasible in the police department.

   Knowledge of detecting, apprehending, and preparing proper 
   charges against lawbreakers.

   Knowledge of the procedures followed in providing police protection
   at places where large sums of money are in transit or when other types 
   of valuable property may be endangered.

   Ability to analyze and interpret laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, 
   standards, and procedures and apply them to specific cases and 
   situations.

   Ability to organize police work during an assigned tour of duty,
   analyze the problems that arise, and develop effective work 
   methods and procedures.

   Ability to give suitable assignments and instructions to the police
   officers on duty all or part of the assigned tour of duty, provide
   them with advice and assistance when difficult and unusual 
   situations arise, and check their work to see that proper procedures 
   are followed, that reasonable standards of workmanship, conduct, 
   and output are maintained, and that desired police objectives are
   achieved.

   Ability to treat citizens and others with uniform courtesy and
   consideration.

   Ability to answer frequently repeated questions without loss of
   temper or equanimity.

   Ability to detect, apprehend, and place proper charges against
   lawbreakers.

   Ability to establish and maintain helpful and cooperative relations
   with civic and business organizations, school officers, recreation
   and other groups, court officers, and police authorities in other
   jurisdictions, and others interested in the maintenance of law and
   order.

   Ability to make the best use of available personnel and facilities in
   carrying on police work.

   Ability to provide needed police protection at places where people
   assemble in numbers, at places where traffic is heavy, and a tplaces
   where large sums of money in transit and when other types of valuable
   property may be endangered.

   Ability to take and maintain a firm and correct stand when
   controversies and differences of opinion arise.

   Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of clear, sound,
   accurate, and informative reports and to keep and direct the keeping
   of needed police records and files.

   Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
   recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
   related units.

   Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
   sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
   Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
   communication.

   Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long 
   as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without 
   reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be 
   made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, 
   such persons may not be eligible.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
Job
Spec
Code
VariantState,
Local or
Common
Class of
Service
Work
Week
State
Class
Code
Local
Class
Code
Salary
Range
Note
02739LC N/A04-
07586Bilingual In Spanish And EnglishLC N/A04-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

3/24/2012