CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: The Overland Park Police Department Internship Program is designed to allow college participants an opportunity to observe police department operations, learn more about the law enforcement environment and to be mentored by trained professionals. In addition, the interns will learn about various police department functions as well as complete written assignments on law enforcement topics throughout the internship.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Receives and assists with special events/programs within the Police Department's operations.
Attends departmental meetings on a regular basis.
Actively participates in the Department, while ensuring retention of policies and operations.
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with supervisors, customers, and any other persons or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
Must be 18 years of age when completing the application.
Must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution (college/university) at the time of application.
(Preference will be given to students in the junior and senior years).
Must not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
Must have possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Must successfully pass polygraph exam and police background check prior to employment.
Attention to detail.
Human Relations/Interpersonal skills.
Time Management skills.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
Ability to use computers, touchscreens and manual keyboards.
Ability to understand and apply departmental orders, rules and regulations to situations.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Diplomacy and judgment.
Ability to recognize and protect confidential information.
Ability to carry out assignments through oral and written instructions.
Ability to work in a hectic environment with many interruptions.
Ability to learn and understand PC software applications.
Alpha and numeric recognition.
Ability to understand departmental orders, rules and regulations.
Ability to interpret orders and procedures.
Ability to adapt to different people, behavior and circumstances.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with partners, superior officers and police personnel.
Ability to work without immediate supervision.
Ability to organize facts and accurately complete reports, summons and other forms.
Hand and eye coordination.
Possess a fully functional lumbar range of motion.
Physical agility to safely operate motor vehicle in normal traffic.
Ability to communicate effectively in person, on the radio or telephone.
Ability to visually recognize and distinguish colors.
Ability to distinguish sounds encompassing a full range of tones and volumes.
Ability to detect a full range of odors.
Possess the visual stamina and acuity to operate a motor vehicle safely during all levels of illumination.
Possess the visual acuity to observe persons, places and things both close up and at a distance.
Ability to produce written reports, memorandums, field notes and required forms.
Ability to sit in vehicle and type/read/decipher information on the computer keyboard and screen.
SEE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ATTACHED FOR ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):