New Castle County - Entry Level Police Officer

Job Overview

DepartmentNew Castle County Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$51,015.00 - $75,374.00 Annually
Deadline12/29/2017 11:59 PM Eastern
Contactjblythe@nccde.org
LocationNew Castle, DE


Job Announcement

New Castle County, DE Police Jobs

NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

POLICE OFFICER 

In accordance with the Merit System Rules and Regulations, an eligible list, which will be valid for a one-year period and which will be used to fill vacancies during that period, is being established for this classification. Applicants on the eligible list will be certified in accordance with the Merit System and appropriate union contracts. New Castle County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

STARTING SALARY: 

$51,015.00 - $75,374.00

$51,015.00 per year during the Police Academy
$53, 565.00 per year upon completion of a County-approved Academy.  5% pay increase every year for the first nine years.

CONTINUOUS POSTING:

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and considered for testing processes based on the schedule below. The testing schedule is subject to change based upon the needs of the Department.

TESTING PROCESS:        APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY:        EXAMINATION DATES:

Fall 2017                               December 29, 2017                               2018 (Dates TBD)

NOTE: The police department operates 24-hours per day, seven days per week. You must be able and willing to work all days of the week and all shifts, including nights, weekends and all holidays. External candidates may submit online employment applications using the PeopleSoft e-Recruit System available at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nccde. Current New Castle County employees may submit online applications through Employee Self-Service.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Liz Petrick
Human Resources Administrator
(302) 395-5191
SPEC # 1150

EXAMINATION PROCESS:

The examination process for this posting may include an evaluation of training and experience, a written examination, a computerized examination, an oral board interview examination, a performance examination or any combination of the above in order to qualify applicants for placement on the eligible list. The eligible list will be used to fill vacancies that occur within the next year.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Performs general duty police work in the protection of life and property throughout the County; prevents violation of statutes and ordinances; investigates and suppresses disturbances; investigates complaints; makes arrests and issues summonses when appropriate; does related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

An employee in this class performs work consisting of varied police assignments. Usually a Police Officer is assigned to a patrol platoon or other police unit and conducts investigations as directed by a superior officer; performs routine preliminary investigations and miscellaneous duties performed in accordance with departmental rules and regulations, directives and Delaware law. This employee is required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only)

  • Enforces State laws and County regulations;
  • Patrols an assigned area during a specific period in motorized police equipment;
  • Checks doors and windows and examines premises of unoccupied buildings or residences in order to detect suspicious conditions;
  • Subdues combatants and arrests dangerous criminals;
  • Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints and makes arrests of persons who violate laws and ordinances;
  • Accompanies prisoners to headquarters, jail, or court and appears in court as arresting officer;
  • Directs traffic and either arrests or gives violation tickets to those who break traffic laws;
  • Attends fires or accidents in assigned area as directed, giving all possible assistance and preparing necessary reports from investigations made;
  • Maintains order in crowds and attends parades and other public gatherings;
  • Watches for stolen cars and wanted or missing persons;
  • Makes investigations and enforces County and State laws pertaining to juvenile offenders;
  • Gives advice on laws and ordinances and general information to the public;
  • Operates radio patrol car or patrol wagon as required;
  • Operates radar unit for traffic control;
  • Serves subpoenas and executes warrants issued by the courts of New Castle County;
  • Provides escort service for public dignitaries, funerals, oversize vehicles, and explosive vehicles;
  • Transports prisoners to specified destinations;
  • Assists motorists whose vehicles are broken down or stranded;
  • Acts for Police Sergeant in his or her absence as directed;
  • Makes special investigations as directed in plain clothes;
  • Promotes an ongoing attitude of dedication to excellent public service and ensures that external and internal customers are provided with the highest quality of service;
  • Operates a personal computer and other related equipment in the course of the work.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Good social and general intelligence; good powers of observation and memory; good judgment; good knowledge of first-aid methods; skill in the use of firearms; demonstrated proficiency to safely operate a vehicle on the road in emergency situations at high speed and under normal conditions; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions; ability to give chase, apprehend and perform arresting duties; ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing; possess excellent moral character, strength and physical fitness.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Twenty one (21) years of age upon successful completion of New Castle County police academy training and one of the following by the date of the written examination: possession of an Associate's Degree or at least sixty (60) credit hours from an accredited college or university; or at least two (2) consecutive years of active military service in the Armed Services of the United States with an honorable discharge and thirty (30) credit hours from an accredited college or university; or achievement of the supervisory rank of E5, its equivalent or above, in the Armed Services of the United States with an honorable discharge; or current Delaware Council on Police Training (COPT) certified officer with two (2) years full-time police experience and thirty (30) credit hours from an accredited college or university; or current out-of-state police certification with two (2) years full-time police experience and thirty (30) credit hours from an accredited college or university or five (5) consecutive years of progressively responsible full-time work experience that demonstrates the applicant's ability to meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Weight should be proportionate to height; successful completion of a fitness evaluation, Class 1a physical examination, psychological examination and background investigation; acuity of vision of not more than 20/200 corrected to 20/20 in each eye; the ability to distinguish between the colors of red, green, and amber with no pathology of the eyes and acceptable depth perception; possession of a valid Delaware Class D driver's license or its equivalent; successful completion of police academy training within one year of employment; must be a United States citizen.

 

Please direct questions regarding this job to jblythe@nccde.org


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