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The Kechi Police Department is seeking a motivated individual to join our department as a full-time Police Officer. Our department is looking for a professional, motivated person with strong moral character, who has an interest in protecting and serving the residents of a small family-oriented community which takes great pride in its small-town feel. Applicants should possess a community orienting policing mindset, and should possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
The position is responsible for providing public safety, enforcing local, state, and federal laws, investigating crimes and traffic accidents, serving and protecting the community and building strong working partnerships with the community and stakeholders.
Qualified candidates must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and have no felony, serious misdemeanor, or domestic violence convictions. State Certified Officers are preferred, but not required.
Salary DOQ, pay range $17.32 - $21.63, consideration given for qualifications and experience. In addition to salary, the city provides a benefit package to include enrollment in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance, YMCA Membership options, sick-time, vacation, and holidays.
Candidate(s) must be able to pass a background investigation, drug testing, physical exam, psychological exam and any additional requested testing.
A Letter of Interest and Resume may be submitted to:
Kechi Police Department Attn.: Lieutenant J. Trumbull P.O. Box 88 Kechi, Kansas 67067 firstname.lastname@example.org
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The purpose of this position is to provide protective service work to all persons and property in jurisdiction. Perform duties of first responder to emergencies and calls for service, enforce state laws and local ordinances and support the functions of the Police Department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent plus certification through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. Associates degree preferred.
Demonstrated experience in customer service and leadership.
LICENSE & CERTIFICATIONS:
Must maintain certification as a Law Enforcement Officer through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. Must maintain a current, valid driver’s license and minimum training and experience qualifications for the position as established by the City and/or the State of Kansas and a satisfactory driving record.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
Must be able to:
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions including, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards and various atmospheric conditions. May be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves considerable personal hazard. Potential exposure to dangerous substances, gunfire, and undercover operations.
The Kechi Police Department will automatically disqualify any individual for the following:
• Has been convicted of, or took part in, a felony or any offense that would be constituted as a felony within the State of Kansas or the United States• Has been convicted of, or took part in, the commission of a Class A or B misdemeanor within the past five years, subject to review• Convicted of, or took part in, any crime of sexual nature• Has been dishonorably discharged from any branch of the United States Armed Forces• Has had a state law enforcement certification denied, suspended, or revoked• Falsifying or lying about any information requested on a questionnaire or application as part of the hiring process• Exhibited conduct or a pattern of conduct that would tend to disrupt, diminish, or otherwise jeopardize public trust
• Tattoos which are of an obscene or offensive nature• Tattoos of a non-medical nature on the face, neck, head, fingers or hands• Tattoos which can be covered by the normal wear of jewelry will be considered on a case by case basis
• Any marijuana within the past two years; usage outside of two years will be subject to review• Illegal IV drug use• Other illegal drug use, to include illegal use of prescription medication within the past five years; usage outside of five years will be subject to review• Manufacture, sales, or distribution of illegal drugs• Established pattern of illegal drug use or prescription medication abuse• Established pattern of alcohol abuse
• Driving Under the Influence conviction/diversion as an adult within the past three years• Two or more DUI’s in a lifetime• Pattern of traffic law violations that indicate disrespect for traffic laws and disregard for public safety• Three or more chargeable or at-fault accidents within the past three years• Suspended or revoked driver’s license within the past three years, subject to review• Does not currently possess a valid state issued driver’s license