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Certified Police Officer

Category: Public Safety
Description:
THE TOWN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, WITH A POPULATION OF APPROXIMATELY 8,400, IS LOCATED AT THE SOUTHERN END OF THE BLACK MOUNTAIN RANGE OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS. THE LANDSCAPE OF THE TOWN HOLDS TRUE TO THE MAJESTIC BEAUTY OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS, THUS CREATING A PERFECT SETTING FOR THE MULTIPLE CONFERENCE CENTERS THAT SURROUND THE TOWN. AS THE TOWN’S POPULATION EXPERIENCES GROWTH, IT CREATES THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL STAFF IN WHICH A POSITION WAS ADDED TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THIS BUDGET YEAR. THEREFORE, THE TOWN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN CURRENTLY HAS A JOB POSTING FOR A FULL-TIME CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER. THIS POSITION INCLUDES A FULL RANGE OF GENERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS INCLUDING ENFORCEMENT OF STATE STATUTES AND MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES. THE OFFICER WILL RESPOND TO CITIZEN CALLS FOR SERVICE, WILL PROVIDE A PROACTIVE POLICE PRESENCE IN THE COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS PROVIDING A PROACTIVE TRAFFIC PRESENCE. THIS POSITION WILL ALSO HAVE A NEED TO CONDUCT PRELIMINARY AND FOLLOW-UP INVESTIGATIONS TO INCLUDE THE APPREHENSION AND PROCESSING OF SUSPECTS. THE OFFICER WILL PRESENT TESTIMONY IN COURT AND WILL EXERCISE SOUND JUDGEMENT, MORALS, AND ETHICS WHEN PERFORMING DUTIES AND INTERACTING WITH THE CITIZENS OF BLACK MOUNTAIN. EACH OF THESE TASKS ARE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO POLICING TO INCLUDE PATROL ASSIGNMENTS (BOTH VEHICLE AND FOOT), TRAFFIC CONTROL, AND WILL DISPLAY THE ABILITY TO COMPLETE DETAILED REPORTING FOR COURT CASES. CANDIDATES WILL ALSO HAVE THE ABILITY TO LOCATE AND INTERVIEW WITNESSES AND VICTIMS, AND WILL SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOY THE DEPARTMENT’S COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVES. ALL JOB FUNCTIONS WILL BE PERFORMED TO THE STANDARDS SET BY THE NORTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION AND TRAINING STANDARDS COMMISSION. PLEASE SEE THE FULL JOB POSTING ON THE TOWN’S WEBPAGE, WHICH WILL DISPLAY SALARY INFORMATION AND JOB REQUIREMENTS. THE TOWN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THAT PROVIDES AN EXUBERATING AND TEAM BUILDING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL EMPLOYEES TO EXCEL.
Employer: Town of Black Mountain
Expires: 9/9/2019
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