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POLICE OFFICER (Uncertified/Certified)

, VIRGINIA is currently accepting applications for a Police Officer in the Town Police Department.  Police Officer preference will be given to applicants who currently possess Virginia DCJS certification as a Law Enforcement Officer. Uncertified hires will be required to sign a 2 year cost of training contract.
The Town of Orange offers an excellent benefit package with health, dental and vision insurance; prime working conditions; and a competitive salary. The Town of Orange also provides the VRS Hazardous Duty Retirement supplement (“LEOS”) with 1.85% multiplier to Police Officers.  Please submit an application to the Town of Orange Police Department, 249 Blue Ridge Dr,  Orange, Virginia 22960.  Town Employment applications are available for print out on the Town’s website at www.townoforangeva.org, and if downloaded from the website, a Release of Information form must still be completed.  Positions are open until filled.  For inquiries you may e-mail Lieutenant Kiline Madison at kmadison@townoforangeva.org or telephone at 540-672-1491.  Only applications chosen for an interview can be acknowledged. EOE.
Position: POLICE OFFICER (Uncertified/Certified)
Organization: Town of Orange Police Dept
Location: Orange,  VA 
United States
Salary: Uncertified $34,358/ Certified $37,880 or more, DOE
Posting Start Date: 1/7/2019
Date Posted: 1/7/2019
Under general supervision of a department supervisor, employees in this class perform general law enforcement work in order to preserve public peace and order; to protect lives, property and rights of the public, and to enforce the laws, and to diminish crime and provide a safe environment in the Town of Orange.  Work involves patrolling of Town to deter crime or apprehend and/or arrest violators or suspects; responding to calls for law enforcement assistance and gathering information for criminal investigations.   The employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. Performs related work as required.  Reports directly to the Police Sergeant or Corporal.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.  It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Reduces the commission of crimes and maintains law enforcement by deterrence through high visibility patrol throughout the Town. Apprehends and/or arrests persons who violate statutory law and/or municipal ordinances.
Monitors radio calls; communicates with radio dispatcher and responds to complaints, reports of criminal events, requests for law enforcement, and domestic or public disputes.  Inspects troublesome areas and checks security of business establishments.
Secures crime scenes.
Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects; performs searches of people, vehicles and buildings; prepares investigative reports of findings, facts and related information; makes arrests and processes arrested suspects. Detects and collects evidence and substances that provide the basis for probable cause for criminal acts; and testifies in court.
Enforces traffic laws and regulations.  Detects traffic violators; performs traffic accident investigations and makes reports.  Facilitates the movement of traffic and pedestrians around accidents, disabled traffic control devices or heavily congested areas.  Assists disabled motorists.  Directs traffic for funerals and other public gatherings.
Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergency scenes and disaster areas.
Serves criminal warrants and search warrants.
Completes and/or reviews paperwork documenting shift activities, offenses and incidents, victim and suspect statements and other related information. 
Assists other law enforcement personnel and agencies.
Transports prisoners.
Participates in a variety of law enforcement training and maintains certifications; and may train other personnel on radar, firearms, chemical agents, etc.
Engages in public relations and community service activities and events to promote a positive image for the Department and to build cooperative and collaborative relationships with the community.
May be called in when off duty, if the need for additional department personnel exists.
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
Maintains equipment and work area.
Completes miscellaneous paperwork, time sheets, etc.
Performs related duties as required.
                                       MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED and graduation from a law enforcement  academy;  supplemented by 5 to 11 months previous experience and/or training involving law enforcement and related equipment and firearms ;  or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Requires Virginia law enforcement certification within the first year of employment, firearms certification, CPR and first aid certification, and a valid Virginia driver’s license.
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data and/or information using established criteria.  Includes exercise of discretion in determining actual or probable consequences, and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence. 
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as policies and procedures, law enforcement manuals, regulations, legal documents, training manuals, operational manuals and correspondence and reports. 
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to utilize principles of fractions;  ability to interpret graphs.
Functional Reasoning: Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.  Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.
Physical Ability: Tasks involve the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).
Dexterity: Requires the ability to perform skilled coordinated movements, such as operation of firearms, law enforcement equipment, driving a police vehicle, and operating office equipment.
Sensory Requirements:   Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.  Some tasks require oral communications ability.
Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk exposure to violent citizens, life threatening situations, weather conditions, traffic hazards, and mental stress.
The work performance of non-supervisory personnel of Town of Orange is routinely evaluated according to the performance criteria outlined herein:
Knowledge of Work: Has working knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the Town of Orange as such pertains to the performance of the essential duties of law enforcement work.  Has working knowledge of principles and practices of law enforcement work. Has working knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards, and regulations pertaining to the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. Has working knowledge of the organization of the department, and of related departments and agencies. Clearly understands the occupational hazards and safety precautions required to perform the essential functions of the work. Has working knowledge of terminology and related professional languages used within the department as such pertains to work responsibilities. Knows how to maintain cooperative and effective relationships with intra- and interdepartmental personnel, as well as any external entities with which position interacts.
Quality of Work: Maintains high standards of accuracy in performing duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains quality communication and interaction with intra- and interdepartmental personnel, and any external entities with whom position interacts.
Quantity of Work: Performs described Essential Functions and related assignments efficiently and effectively in a manner to produce a quantity of work which consistently meets established standards and expectations.
Dependability: Assumes responsibility for completion of assigned functions. Completes assigned work within established deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards, and prescribed procedures. Maintains accountability for assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.
Attendance: Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides sufficient notice to upper management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.
Initiative and Enthusiasm: Exhibits an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be accomplished, and initiates appropriate and acceptable action for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.
Judgment: Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies issues or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identification of alternative solutions to issues or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advisement where appropriate, and researches issues, situations, and alternatives prior to exercising judgment.
Cooperation:  Accepts supervisory and managerial instruction and direction, and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences is justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with established policies and procedures, etc.. Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation both intra- and interdepartmentally.
Relationships with Others: Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and co-workers for mutual benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among all employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships both intra- and interdepartmentally, and with external entities with whom position interacts. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions, and complaints in order to establish and maintain good will. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image.
Coordination of Work: Plans and organizes daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology. Avoids duplication of effort. Estimates expected time of completion for work elements, and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.
Safety and Housekeeping: Adheres to all established safety and housekeeping standards, to include regulatory entities. Ensures such standards are not violated.
Status: This listing expires on: 2/21/2019
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Organization Information
Town of Orange Police Dept
249 Blue Ridge Dr

Orange,  VA 22960
United States
Chief James L. Fenwick