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POLICE OFFICER I (January 2018)

Position Details

Position Information

Job Title POLICE OFFICER I
Working Title POLICE OFFICER I (January 2018)
Position Information

The Cobb County Police Department is a CALEA accredited and nationally recognized full-service law enforcement agency, with an authorized strength of 690 sworn officers, located in the metropolitan Atlanta area, and services a population of approximately 800,000 citizens. In response to the recent expansion of our workforce, we are looking for highly motivated, hardworking, and ethical men and women who are seeking a career in law enforcement, to join our progressive department and serve a great community.

Salary $40,014.18 to $64,022.89 per year
Grade Code 50
Position Number 5055457
Essential Duties

Participates in squad meetings: receives assignments; receives new policies, procedural changes, case laws, court decisions, zone patrols, etc.; subject to inspection for adherence to departmental rules and regulations and dress code.

Ensures that all equipment needed to carry out job duties is available; personally inspects weapons in order to ensure that weapons are clean and functioning properly; inspects vehicles and other equipment to ensure safe and proper operation; subject to inspection of same per the chain of command.

Performs law enforcement patrol activities including, but not necessarily limited to, teletype checks of property or person; records checks on firearms, stolen equipment or wanted/stolen vehicles; assessments of driver’s operational capacities; felony stops; searches for missing, lost or wanted persons.

Initiates enforcement actions including, but not necessarily limited to, separation of persons involved in domestic disputes; dwelling, building or grounds inspections; vehicle pursuits; detainment of suspect vehicle drivers; alarm responses; arrests; searches of persons, places and property; riot control; subdues resisting offenders using force where appropriate up to and including deadly force.

Performs other related duties as assigned

FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Hours worked per week (include over time) Shift Work
Department Code 130
Department Name Department Of Public Safety
Unit Code 2100
Unit Name DPS- Police Department
Position Information
Position Type Full-Time
Job Category Law Enforcement
Internal or External External-Open to Public
Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or GED; mandatory participation and successful performance in training academy resulting in State Certified POST Peace Officer.

Valid Driver’s License.

U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements

While performing duties of a Police Officer, tasks involve the intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, climbing, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of extremely heavy objects (200+ pounds), such as in the event of chasing and subduing a suspect resisting arrest. Some tasks are performed with potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements including, but not limited to, heat, humidity, inclement weather, loud noise, toxic/chemical agents, electrical currents, pathogens, violent behavior, weapons, explosives, traffic and animals. Tasks include working around moving parts, vehicles, equipment, carts, and materials handling, where extremely heightened awareness to surroundings and environment is essential in the preservation of life and property. Standard body gear and equipment applies in the preservation of life and property, as does special equipment based on assignment including, but not limited to, various types of body armor and safety gear.

Posting Number 01233

Posting Information

Posting Date 01/01/2018
Closing Date 01/31/2018
Open Until Filled No
EEO Statement

Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer.

Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Employment Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us if you require accommodation to apply for a position. If you need assistance, please contact us at 770-528-2541

Cobb County Government is a smoke-free environment for all employees.

Cobb County Government is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please review the link below. You will be asked to certify that you have reviewed and understand the POST requirements for this position.

Click Here Police Officer POST Certification
An email notification with instructions on the next steps in the hiring process will be sent to you after the position has closed and ALL applications are reviewed and accepted by the Internal Affairs Unit. If you do not receive an email within 4-6 weeks, please contact:
cobbemployment@cobbcounty.org

Quicklink for Posting http://cobbcounty.peopleadmin.com/postings/19978

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Important instructions: Being truthful is the most important part of your pre-hiring process. The public expects public safety employees to be of good integrity, not innocent, but truthful about their past. In addition, honesty is important as public safety employees are often required to testify in court. Please remember this throughout your process. Absolute truthfulness is a must. Cobb County recognizes that drug experimentation is not uncommon. Prior drug usage is not an automatic dis-qualifier for public safety positions, however, dishonesty is. Remember: There will be no second chance if you lie on your application. You will be barred from employment if you are untruthful in your statements (written or verbal). You must answer every question. If the question is not applicable, enter N/A. Do you understand these requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you understand that your application will be removed from the process as incomplete if you fail to answer each question completely?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you understand that you must complete this application yourself and failure to do so will result in your removal from the process?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you understand that you must answer all questions truthfully?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you understand a complete background investigation will be conducted based on the answers you have provided in this application?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * List your full name.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * What is your current mailing address?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * List your current home phone (Include Area Code)

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * List your current work phone (Include Area Code)

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * List your current cell phone or pager number (Include Area Code)

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * What is your current education level?
    • High School/GED
    • Technical Degree
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate
    • Other
  12. * If you attended college, how many years did you attend (complete)? (Enter N/A if not applicable.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Are you at least 21 years of age or older?
    • Yes
    • No
  14. * What is your gender?
    • Female
    • Male
  15. * Are you a US citizen?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  17. * If "yes", what state: Enter N/A if not applicable.

    (Open Ended Question)

  18. * Have you ever used marijuana or hashish in any form?
    • Yes
    • No
  19. * If "yes" list date, month, year, and age of last use: Enter N/A if not applicable.

    (Open Ended Question)

  20. * List the total number of times you used Marijuana:

    (Open Ended Question)

  21. * List the total number of times you used Hashish:

    (Open Ended Question)

  22. * Have you ever used illegal drugs other than marijuana?
    • Yes
    • No
  23. * If "yes" list types and dates of last use of drugs other than marijuana along with number of times used: (Enter N/A if not applicable)

    (Open Ended Question)

  24. * Have you ever sold, traded or given away illegal drugs?
    • Yes
    • No
  25. * If "yes" list type of drug and whether it was sold, traded or given away along with number of times: (Enter N/A if not applicable)

    (Open Ended Question)

  26. * Have you been terminated from any job in the last 7 years?
    • Yes
    • No
  27. * If "yes" list date(s) and place(s) of business along with reason why:

    (Open Ended Question)

  28. * Can you, after employment, submit proof of your legal right to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  29. * Have you ever applied for a position with Cobb County Government before?
    • Yes
    • No
  30. * Are you a current Cobb County Government employee?
    • Yes, I am a Cobb County Government Employee
    • No, I am not employed by the Cobb County Government
  31. * If yes, in what department of Cobb County Government are you currently employed? (Enter N/A if not applicable - This does not include Cobb County School District employees).

    (Open Ended Question)

  32. * List all public safety agencies with which you have applied for employment in the past 2 years: Enter N/A if not applicable.

    (Open Ended Question)

  33. * Were you ever in the military service?
    • Yes
    • No
  34. * If "yes", did you serve 180 days of continuous duty?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  35. * Were you honorably discharged?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  36. * Have you ever been charged with DUI, racing, attempting to elude a police officer, vehicle homicide or reckless driving?
    • Yes
    • No
  37. * If "yes" list the date, place, charge and disposition for each charge: Enter N/A if not applicable.

    (Open Ended Question)

  38. * Have you ever been arrested or charged with a crime as an adult or juvenile?
    • Yes
    • No
  39. * If yes, please explain. Enter N/A if this is not applicable.

    (Open Ended Question)

  40. * Have you ever been questioned as a suspect, victim, witness, or involved party in a police investigation?
    • Yes
    • No
  41. * If "yes" give date, place, charge and disposition. Explain: (Enter N/A if not applicable)

    (Open Ended Question)

  42. * Did you review the link to the POST employment standards for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  43. * Are you currently certified with any Georgia POST Certifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  44. * If yes, select the GA POST certification type from the list below:
    • Basic Law Enforcement (mandate certified as a police officer or deputy sheriff)
    • Communications Officer
    • Corrections Officer
    • Juvenile Corrections
    • Jail Officer
    • Probation / Parole
    • Not Applicable
  45. * If you have additional POST certifications other than the one you selected from the list above, please list it here. If it is not applicable, put (N/A).

    (Open Ended Question)

  46. * Are you currently certified in a state OTHER THAN GEORGIA in Basic Law Enforcement (mandate certified as a police officer or deputy sheriff), Communications Officer, Juvenile Corrections, Jail Officer, or Probation/Parole?
    • Yes
    • No
  47. * If yes, please list which certifications you hold in the box below and provide which state(s) you were certified in. (If not applicable, list N/A) 1. Basic Law Enforcement (mandate certified as a police officer or deputy sheriff), 2. Communications Officer 3. Corrections Officer 4. Juvenile Corrections 5. Jail Officer 6. Probation/Parole.

    (Open Ended Question)

  48. * Under the penalty of OCGA 16-10-71, False Swearing, I certify that all information entered on this supplemental questionnaire pertaining to me is true, correct and complete.
    • Yes
    • No
  49. * Elements and Duration of Selection Process and Reapplication Policy 32.1.4. Unless otherwise provided by an employment contract to the contrary, the elements of the selection process for all police officer applicants shall include the following: written examination, physical agilities testing, medical examination, drug screening, psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, and oral interview. An extensive background investigation will also be conducted. This investigation will include a current check on the applicant's credit, criminal and driver history. All information provided in the background booklet will be verified as well as any contact with any law enforcement agencies. Personal or verbal contact will be made with all references supplied by the applicant and/or other sources. The applicant will be required to provide written explanations for any issues in questions brought forth during the background investigation.
    • I agree to the terms stated
    • I do not agree to the terms stated
  50. * Elements and Duration of Selection Process and Reapplication Policy 32.1.4 The duration of the selection process will vary by applicant due to availability for appointments and other factors. The average time period for completion of all elements of the background process is approximately three months. Reapplication by any applicant previously removed from the process will be taken on a case by case basis specific to each applicant's situation and past reason for removal. I hereby acknowledge that if I elect to continue in the application process, all elements will be subject to Cobb County Department of Public Safety's Hiring Standards.
    • I agree to the terms stated
    • I do not agree to the terms stated

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Diplomas/Degrees/Transcripts
  3. Certifications
  4. Driver's License