POLICE CORPORAL- INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY
Final Filing Deadline: 5:00 p.m., March 3, 2020
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
- Perform complex and difficult sworn law enforcement duties involving the development, implementation and oversight of assigned program activities.
- Patrol the City in a radio dispatched automobile to secure life and property, observe situations, report and resolve suspicious or criminal activity, hazardous conditions and deter crime by providing high visibility.
- Serve as Field Training Officer by training and providing technical assistance to other officers;informally evaluate the performance of recruit officers and work with employees to correct deficiencies; review and approve reports.
- Assist higher level police personnel in supervisory and management activities; provide input into performance evaluations of other officers; act as watch commander as required; conduct roll-call briefings.
- Maintain statistical data and prepare reports related to assigned programs.
- Coordinate assigned activities with other agencies and local citizens; participate in the exchange of information; make oral presentations to community groups.
- Assume control of crime scenes; direct other officers in the collection and maintenance of evidence; ensure crime scene security and use of appropriate investigative techniques.
- Perform crime scene laboratory technician duties including the preservation and analysis of physical evidence.
- Assume role of supervisor in the absence of a Sergeant or higher ranking personnel.
- Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for assigned programmatic activities; implement policies and procedures.
- Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
- Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Advanced police methods and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention,traffic control,identification techniques, police records and reports, and first aid techniques.
- Criminal law with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons committing misdemeanor and felony crimes, including rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases.
- Resources common to the performance of sworn law enforcement activities and the appropriate application of such resources.
- Policies, procedures, regulations and standard operating procedures of the Department.
- Issues impacting the local community and methods to address those issues.
- Principles and techniques used in public and community relations as it relates to law enforcement activities.
- Use, operation and maintenance of police equipment, vehicles and tools, including firearms.
- Modern office equipment and procedures including use of word processing and law enforcement specific databases and software.
- English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
- Principles and practices of work safety.
- Principles and practices of customer service.
- Principles and practices of technical and functional supervision, training and leadership.
- Modern organizational methods.
- Perform the difficult and complex activities assigned to sworn personnel.
- On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
- Understand, interpret and apply principles, laws and procedures related to sworn law enforcement activities.
- Perform job tasks with minimal supervision; work independently in the absence of supervision.
- Interpret and apply City municipal codes, policies and procedures.
- Prepare reports and correspondence.
- Maintain composure and exercise good judgment when responding to escalated issues.
- Maintain contact and preserve good relations with the public; respond to requests and inquiries from the pubic in a timely manner.
- Gather, assemble, analyze,evaluate and use facts and evidence.
- Analyze situations, adopt effective courses of action, and make appropriate decisions.
- Interpret and apply lawsand regulations.
- Demonstrate initiative and attention to detail.
- Provide technical and functional supervision over assigned staff; effectively train staff; and delegate effectively.
- Operate a computer using word processing, business software, law enforcement technology and databases and other office equipment.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective, tactful and positive relationships with those contacted in the course of work including various cultural and ethnic groups.
- Foster and contribute to a work environment that supports and exhibits honesty, diversity, integrity, trust and respect.
- Demonstrate teamwork by contributing to the overall success of the organization with flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
- Provide high quality and fiscally responsible services to the Novato community, while delivering responsive customer service.
- Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit by generating new, innovative ideas and development of better methods to accomplish tasks and complete projects.
- Use principles of effective office safety including use of equipment in a proper and safe manner, use of preventative personal ergonomic techniques, and maintaining safe personal and common workspaces.
Starting salary is generally the first step of the range listed; however, advanced step appointments may be approved based upon qualifications when warranted. Subsequent salary increases within the range are scheduled yearly and may be granted based upon satisfactory service.
Specialty Assignments carry an additional percentage of compensation on top of base pay. See the Unit B MOU for a listing of specialty assignments.
Bilingual Pay: 3%
Intermediate POST: 3%
Advanced POST: 5%
If a unit member possesses both a college degree and a P.O.S.T. certificates may choose either incentive pay but may not receive both. Only degrees earned from a college or university that has been accredited by an organization that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accrediting agency.
$800 at time of hire and $80/month at the 13 month. $20 per month to defray the cost to dry clean uniforms.
The City participates in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). In compliance with AB 340, CalPERS retirement formula is 3% @ 55 retirement for Classic Safety employees and 2.7% @ 57 for New Safety CalPERS members.
The City provides a specific dollar amount to each employee based on the employee's benefit enrollment level to apply to medical, dental, life and disability insurance. The dental program and life insurance policy are mandatory. Health, visionn and disability options are available. Employees who do NOT enroll in a healthcare plan through the City will receive up to $250 per month as an addition to their gross earnings.
Employee Assistance Program: A City-paid EAP is available for employees and members of their household.
Deferred Compensation Savings Plans (457) are available to employees through a deferred compensation program.
Employee must pay an amount equal to 1.45% of salary toward Medicare. An equal amount is paid by the City.
The City does not participate in Social Security.
The City offers 13 paid holidays; 10 days of vacation after 1 year (graduates to 21 days for 20 years of service); New employees will receive 40 hours of sick leave on their start date (unused leave applied to service credit at retirement).