City of Cordele, Georgia
Closing Date: Until position is filled.
The City of Cordele, a local municipal government in South Georgia serving a population of approximately 12,000 citizens, is actively seeking Police Sergeant candidates. Located 100 miles North of the Florida state line, and served by three exits on Interstate 75, Cordele is the commercial hub of Crisp County and offers excellent growth opportunities for hotels, restaurants, retail, recreational and healthcare facilities.
A skilled position responsible for providing first line supervision of officers within an assigned section, and to protect life and property, to respond to the needs of the general public, to deter criminal activity within the community, to enforce all city statutes, ordinances and the laws and regulations of the State, and to perform investigations, special details and special assignments. Under the direct supervision of the Patrol Division Captain.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs manual tasks that require physical stamina and the use of hand tools, cameras, radios, police equipment, firearms and other weapons. Duties are often performed in stressful situations and during inclement weather. The following examples of duties are normal for the position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive:
- Operates police vehicles safely while abiding by department policies.
- Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff; directs work and addresses areas of concern and problems.
- Delegates patrols, assignments or other shift tasks to subordinate personnel.
- Monitors daily activities of assigned unit; assists officers with complex situations and cases; distributes information and relays special instructions received during watch.
- Instructs and directs subordinates regarding proper procedures and protocols of the department; inspects personnel for compliance with guidelines, uniform requirements and other department regulations.
- Enforces all Municipal and State codes, ordinances, laws and regulations in order to protect life and property, and to prevent crime and promote security.
- Employs hand tools, chemical agents, firearms, tazer and other weapons. Trains in the use of all tools, weapons and equipment to ensure proficiency and compliance with use of force policies.
- Trains and drills in police methods, technology systems, first-aid and Municipal and State laws and codes. Maintains assigned equipment, apparatus and physical facilities.
- Patrols areas including city streets, parks, neighborhoods and businesses to ensure security and to make observations for prowlers, vagrants, suspicious persons and violators.
- Secures crime scenes and assists in processing crime scenes.
- Collects, tags and secures evidence including completing chain of custody forms.
- Testifies and provides evidence in court cases.
- Conducts traffic stops and issues citations and warnings; assists with interdepartmental duties and athletic activities, special escorts, crowd control and other assignments.
- Operates computer information system; enters and retrieves data on stolen property, investigation data, personal and criminal record checks, arrest and wanted persons information and crime statistics.
- Contacts command personnel for emergency response and critical incident communications.
- Makes frequent contact with the public often involving dangerous or mentally unstable people, vicious animals and juveniles sometimes involving physical contact during altercations.
- Exposed to witnessing traumatic injuries and accidents. Administers first-aid.
- Conducts routing search and seizure procedures.
- Transports prisoners to the county jail or police department; provides courtroom security.
- Works with local and State agencies.
- Prepares extensive and grammatically correct written and oral reports.
- Fingerprints persons using both ink and live-scan technology.
- Requests arrest and search warrants.
- Conducts effective and legal investigations and interrogations to obtain necessary information.
- Analyses situations and adopts quick, effective and reasonable courses of action and conflict resolutions.
- Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
- Must be at least 20 years of age.
- Minimum education of a High School diploma or equivalent.
- Must have successfully completed the state mandated basic police officer certification training (P.O.S.T.) and have at least two (2) years experience as a police officer.
- Must be skilled in written and oral communications, general math, grammar and spelling with the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely.
- Must be computer literate.
- Must successfully complete a background check including criminal history, personal and previous employer references, driving history and education verification.
- Must pass a basic skills examination, psychological assessment, drug and alcohol screening and a job-related physical examination.
- Must be able to work rotating 12-hour shifts including on-call status, nights, weekends, holidays, court dates and overtime.
- Must possess, or have to ability to obtain, a valid Georgia driver's license with a clean driving record.
- Dependable and punctual with an excellent attendance record.
- Neat and clean personal appearance and attire.
- Ability to perform arduous tasks frequently under strenuous and adverse conditions and hazardous weather often involving personal danger.
- Knowledge of, or the ability to easily learn, the City street system, physical layout and adjacent areas including businesses and residential locations.
- Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees, supervisors and the general public.
For a job description and full review of the duties and qualifications of the position, please visit www.cityofcordele.com.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an online application available at www.cityofcordele.com. Application packages can also be picked up at Cordele City Hall, Human Resources - Room 246, 501 7th St., North, Cordele GA 31015. This position will remain open until filled.
The City of Cordele is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all applicants without regards to race, color, religion, sex - including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or genetic information, the presence of a non job-related medical condition or handicap, or any other legally protected status.