Position Title: Police Officer
Position Type: Police
Closing Date: none
The Town of Arnaudville and the Arnaudville Police Department will be accepting applications for the positions of Full-time Police Officer. Applicants must meet, or be able to meet, all minimum standards requirements, as set forth by the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. Applicants chosen for further review will undergo a thorough personal/professional background investigation, as well as, personal/formal- professional interviews. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Arnaudville Police Department is an E.O.E.
The Town of Arnaudville is seeking a community-oriented, progressive Police Officer who is ready to be fully involved in the special quality of life in a historic, small town. Preferred candidates will possess Police Certification, or equivalent certification from college or military academy. This position will perform sworn level law enforcement duties, conduct preliminary investigations, and carry out related routine policing assignments, upholding and enforcing all Louisiana laws and town ordinances. Successful candidates are able to demonstrate good judgment and calm in life-threatening and potentially dangerous situations.
- At least 21 years of age
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must have a valid Louisiana drivers license
- Must have a high school diploma, a high school equivalency certificate, or a GED. Will not accept an on-line high school proficiency diploma
- Other Education See below
- Experience See below
Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance will be considered. Preferred applicants will have successfully completed a peace officer law enforcement academy as certified by the Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (LAPOST). A preferred example combination includes LAPOST certification as a Peace Officer in Louisiana and high school/GED graduate with related post-high school education.
Position Title: Police Dispatcher
Closing Date: None
Receive emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire, medical or other emergency services. Determine the nature and location of the emergency; determine priorities, and dispatch police, fire ambulance or other emergency units as necessary and in accordance with established procedures. Receive and process calls, maintain contact with all units on assignment, maintain status and location of police and fire units. Answer non-emergency calls for assistance. Receive requests for information regarding vehicle registration, driving records and warrants, and provides pertinent data. Monitor public safety radio frequencies. Operate a variety of communications equipment, including radio consoles, telephones and computer systems.
Dispatchers perform a full range of radio and telephone operational duties in this 24-hour facility. Dispatchers are required to process and prioritize incoming calls for police.
Prepares and maintains accurate records and logs of all radio transmissions, telephone calls and other records, files, information systems. Types information on a computer keyboard to process or update information accurately. Operates computer to obtain information on persons and vehicles through related database systems.
Provides communication and support services to the police. Inputs and accesses information automated law enforcement systems. Coordinates dispatching of emergency police, fire and other public safety equipment by receiving and transmitting radio calls. Inputs and retrieves computer data quickly. Types letters, forms and reports on computer keyboards. Processes emergency requests for service. Answers questions and provides information to the public over the telephone. Makes entries into automated record files. Maintains accurate, up-to-date files and logs. Relates effectively to those contacted in the course of work. Uses good judgment in making decisions, in emergency and routine situations. Performs other duties as required.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school, and; 2.Two (2) years of responsible full-time working experience. 3. Type from clear printed copy at a speed of 35 net w.p.m., possession of a valid State of Louisiana Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record as condition of Initial and continued employment.
I .Willingness and/or ability to work rotating shifts, including nights, holidays and weekends; work on an on-call basis; work irregular duty assignments; wear a uniform and safety equipment; conform to department grooming standards; successfully pass a background investigation; work alone; attend educational sessions as required.
2. Physical and mental health — Candidates considered for appointment must pass a job related medical examination including a drug screening, must demonstrate a state of physical and mental health consistent with the ability to perform assigned duties.
- Minimum 21 years old with HS diploma or equivalent
- Minimal Typing skills necessary
- Ability to maintain complete confidentiality
- Able to work 12-hour shifts, mostly sitting for long periods
- Possess good communication skills to include ability to:
- Answer phone politely and remain calm in stressful situations
- Use radio communications equipment to relay information clearly and accurately
Have knowledge of and/or ability to learn:
- Computer software programs
- Record keeping
- Communications Signals, Radio Codes, and Laws