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Huron City Police Officer in Huron, South Dakota

Open until filled.i Must apply with Civil Service Packet. Certified Police Officer preferred, but not mandatory - will train. Must have a valid SD Drivers License. Must have no prior state of federal convictions. PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: Responsible for protecting the law-abiding citizen and enforcing the law through ongoing police work in the City. Work varies, exercising judgment within well established procedures and standards. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Must be able to perform those duties normally associated with law enforcement work. Included are abilities to investigatem interrogate, evaluate, and document evidence in accidents, crimes, and other incidents within the police department operations. The physical requirements include sitting, walking, stooping, bending, running short distances, restraining, talking and hearing with clarity, viewing, climbing, crawling, ability to handle stress, and may be required to lift up to 75 pounds (greater with assistance). In the event of an emergency, must be able to lift up to own body weight. May be exposed to dangerous life threatening situations, hazardous materials and infectious disease. Must possess a SD Law Enforcement Certificate, or have the ability to obtain a Certificate within one (1) year of employment; and a valid SD Operator's License. MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE: * Performs the duties of a Police Officer; responds to dispatches and appears at the scene of disorder or crime, patrols assigned area, on foot or by car, inspects public establishments requiring licenses, and responds to domestic calls; responsible to perform the law enforcement activities of maintaining law and order, the protection of life and property, the regulation of traffic, reporting any hazards or dangers, the apprehension, arrest, and detection of law violators; directs and reroutes traffic around fires, accidents, or any other disruption of normal activity, carries out orders and enforces directions from the State and Federal Court Systems; shall meet the physical and professional requirements and certifications of a police officer as established by the SD Law Enforcement Standards; may work nights, odd shifts, and during emergencies; performs other duties as may be assigned. * May serve as the Code Enforcement Officer by assignment, assists departments with the abatement of nuisance violations, responds to alleged violations, performs inspections, conduct interviews, document and photograph evidence, and contact responsible parties; issues notices, tickets, and enforces ordinances and court directives; appears as a witness for hearings or court trials; distributes educational masterial to the public; and recommends changes to nuisance related policies, procedures, and ordinances. * May serve as a School Resource Officer by assignment, works closely with School Principals concerning school issues, provides classroom presentations, instructs D.A.R.E. classes; addresses Civic Organizations on the duties and responsibilities of the job; counsels students on school behavior and law issues and compliance; and attends school functions. * May act as Field Training Officer, supervise the SWAT Team, Fire Arms Instructor, Taser Instructor, D.A.R.E., or other assignments; may serve on the Department Hiring Board. * Initiates reports and records reflecting daily, weekly, monthly, and annual activities; prepares reports on crime and traffic incidents as necessary; has access to information requiring confidentiality; contacts with fellow employees, the public, and other agencies are constant and involves communication of complex information requiring tact and diplomacy; work requires contact with unpredictable and uncontrollable physical conditions requiring care and use of proper personal safety equipment and procedures to prevent injury.