CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: The police cadet position is specially designed for the individuals to be immersed in a hands-on training environment geared towards law enforcement. Each Cadet will be assigned to the Training Unit for work assignments, training opportunities, educational check-in's, and rotated throughout the police department for various field and office assignments.
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.
Attend various trainings including but not limited to firearms, driving, report writing, dispatching, crime scene investigations, records, etc.
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 between 18 and 20 years of age at the date of hire. Must be a United States citizen. Must have high school diploma or furnish evidence of successful completion of an examination indicating an equivalent achievement (e.g. GED test).
Must not have committed, been convicted of, had expunged for, or been placed on diversion by any state or federal agency for a felony crime.
Must possess a valid driver's license prior to beginning employment with the City.
Must reside within 90 minutes from Overland Park Police Department Stations.
Cadets are required to enroll as a full-time student at Johnson County Community College. Educational costs associated with this will be covered as a part of employment.
Must pass polygraph examination and background investigation.
Must pass the psychological evaluation, drug screen, and physical.
No experience required.
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.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.