Police Officers

Town of Pine Bluffs   Pine Bluffs, WY   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on January 13, 2023

The Town of Pine Bluffs is now seeking certified police officers, hiring immediately. 

Type: Full Time, Part Time, Various Shifts

Salary/Pay Rate: Hiring Rate of Pay DOE/CERT $25.00 - $32.21

Posted Date: 01/03/2023 2:00 PM

Join a police force where you can make a difference in the community you serve, that’s small enough where you can be a part of cases from start to finish, and busy enough to challenge you, keep you constantly learning, and provide professional fulfillment. 
Being a part of the PBPD team isn’t just another job - it’s an opportunity to build your career in policing and public safety. As a valued employee you will have access to a comprehensive benefits package of medical, dental, vision and life insurance, participation in Wyoming retirement, paid vacation, holidays, and sick time, and continuing education. You may also have the ability to drive your patrol vehicle home.

While PBPD Officers come from a variety of backgrounds, have diverse skill sets and experiences, they all have this in common: Integrity, Courage, Honor,
and Professionalism. We believe that diverse backgrounds, approaches, and life experiences make our Team more effective problem-solvers and partners in our dynamic and increasingly diverse community. 

JOB SUMMARY: Uniformed officers are the first point of contact between the public and the department. Officers will, at all times, within jurisdictional limits, endeavor to prevent crime,
preserve the peace, protect life and property, detect and arrest violators of the law, and enforce the laws of the United States, the State of Wyoming, and all local ordinances, in accordance with the rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and orders of the jurisdiction and
the Department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:

LAW ENFORCEMENT
Patrols within the jurisdictional limits of the Town of Pine Bluffs as assigned, investigating and documenting violations of local, state, or federal laws; takes appropriate action on violations by
verbal or written warnings, citation/summons, affidavit, or arrests; protects life and property; participates in problem-oriented policing; responds to emergencies and controls hazardous
situations; provides security checks; responds to requests for assistance form citizens; transports prisoners to and from the county jail. Performs traffic control, investigation, and enforcement. Investigates crimes, conducts interviews with witnesses and suspects, collects
found property and evidence, testifies in court, enforces court orders, and executes orders of arrest and search warrants. Responds to high-risk situations and participates in crisis resolution
and problem-solving; uses force as necessary. Prepares accident, offense, incident, arrest, evidence, property, missing persons, citation and affidavits, and other forms and reports.

EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATIONS
Operates and maintains certification with various police equipment including but not limited to assigned firearms, assigned less than lethal devices, intoximeter, and radar.

INTER-AGENCY COOPERATION
Assists the fire department, ambulance, and other agencies when requested. Represents the department with professionalism and integrity in all inter-agency transactions.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in work environment, procedures, and assignments; Manages competing demands; Accepts criticism and feedback; Changes approach/method to best fit the situation/work assignment.

Communication: Expresses ideas and thoughts both verbally and in written form; Exhibits good
listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate
communication methods.

Cooperation: Establishes and maintains effective relations; Displays positive outlook and
pleasant manner; Exhibits tact and consideration; Offers assistance and support to co-workers;
Works cooperatively with supervisor and co-workers.

Customer Service: Displays courtesy and sensitivity; Manages difficult/emotional customer
situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments; Solicits customer
feedback to improve service.

Dependability: Consistently reports to work on time ready to begin work; Responds promptly to
requests for service and assistance; Follows instructions, responds to management direction;
Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments.

Initiative: Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibility; Identifies opportunities to improve
systems & procedures; Asks for help when needed.

Job Knowledge: Competent and knowledgeable in key result areas; Exhibits ability to learn and
apply new skills; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to
others.

Judgment: Displays a willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment;
Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making
process; Makes timely decisions.

Planning & Organization: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans and
uses available resources; Works in an organized manner.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence; Looks
for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors
own work to ensure quality.

SUPERVISORY

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Exercises supervision over personnel as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direct supervision of a Sergeant and administrative
and general supervision by the Chief of Police.

QUALIFICATIONS
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of
the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); must be a certified Peace Officer in the state of Wyoming or in a state that offers reciprocity

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, traffic codes,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine
reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using
whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent
and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete
variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to exhibit imagination,
initiative, and to enforce laws and ordinances with tact and impartiality.

OTHER REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to learn modern law
enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment. Ability to learn the use of
firearms, and the operation of police vehicles and all equipment. Ability to learn applicable
laws, react effectively in emergency and stress situations. Ability to perform work requiring
physical conditioning as determined by the standards set by the Wyoming P.O.S.T. Commission.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Ability to be certified by the Wyoming P.O.S.T. as a
Basic, Advanced, or Professional Peace Officer within one (1) year of employment. Must
possess a valid Wyoming driver's license. Must have the ability to be insured under the City's
municipal automobile insurance policy coverage.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and
walk; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb
or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear; occasionally required to run.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative
of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works outside is sometimes
extreme weather conditions and is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee occasionally
works in high, precarious places.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

                             Town of Pine Bluffs is an equal opportunity employer