Canton Township
  • PSD - Police
  • Canton, MI, USA
  • $44,963 to $74,524 / Year
  • Other
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, MERS Hybrid, PTO, Holiday Pay, Health Care Savings Plan, Tuition Reimbursement - Benefits outlined in POAM Contract


The following job posting will be open until February 28, 2019:

POLICE OFFICER (Full-time)

Pay Range:$46,087 to $76,387  (2019 Wage Scale)

Employees in this job classification are members of the POAM Union.

Canton Township is a reciprocal unit as defined in the Reciprocal Retirement Act, Act 88 of 1961

 

  • Multiple immediate vacancies exist. 
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
  • Interviews will scheduled throughout the posting process.
  • Canton Township reserves the right to extend immediate contingent job offers as qualified candidates are identified.
  • This is an external posting open to all applicants.
  • Must meet the minimum requirements of the position.
  • Employment applications must be completed and submitted on or before Thursday, February 28, 2019 to be considered for this job posting.
  • Applicants will be emailed a selection questionnaire within 7 business days of submitting their employment application. The completed selection will be used to assist in the screening process.

 

POLICE OFFICER - JOB DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This is general police work in the protection of life and property and the enforcement of criminal and traffic laws and local ordinances. An employee in this class is responsible for the protection of life and property; prevention of crime; apprehension of criminals; and the general enforcement of laws and ordinances in a designated area on an assigned shift.  The employee may be assigned to special details and to a training capacity.

The employee must be able to independently exercise quick but sound judgment in applying appropriate police methods in emergency situations.  As the employee acquires experience on the job he will be granted additional responsibility.  Work is supervised by a superior officer through personal inspection, review of reports, and through general appraisal of the effectiveness of the police service.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:   (Note:  These examples are intended merely as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this classification and do not include all of the duties an employee in this class may be required to perform.)

  • Patrols a designated area of the Township to preserve law and order, to prevent/discover the commission of crime, and to enforce motor vehicle operation and parking regulations.
  • Answers calls and complaints involving automobile accidents, robberies, and other misdemeanors and felonies.
  • At scene of an accident, crime, or fire administers first aid; conducts preliminary investigations; gathers evidence; obtains witnesses; and may make arrests and take prisoners to jail.
  • Responds to calls at addresses of commercial, residential and adjoining areas.
  • At central police desk, interviews persons with complaints and inquiries, and attempts to make the proper disposition or directs them to proper authorities.
  • Furnishes escorts when required.
  • Prepares evidence for issuance of complaints, testifies as a witness in court, and makes reports of all activities and disposition of cases.
  • Maintains order in court; conducts prisoners to court from detention quarters; serves criminal process including warrants and departmental subpoenas
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to learn the streets and physical layout of the Township and adjoining areas.
  • Some knowledge of first aid methods.
  • Some knowledge of modern approved principles, practices, and procedures of police work.
  • Some skill in the use of firearms.
  • Ability to learn and uphold relevant state laws and Township ordinances.
  • Ability to satisfactorily complete required training.
  • Ability to react competently, quickly and calmly in emergency conditions.
  • Ability and strength for prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.
  • Ability to cooperate with supervisors and other employees and to accept lines of authority.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability and willingness to comply with the Department's Standards of Appearance policy. 

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certified or certifiable as a Michigan Police Officer or currently enrolled in a recognized Police Academy; must have Police Officer Certification from the State of Michigan at time of hire.
  • A minimum of an Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement or related field
  • Must possess a current, valid Michigan Driver's License with a driving history that does not create liability concerns; i.e. convictions of reckless driving, careless driving, suspended license, or convictions involving drinking and impaired driving.
  • Successful completion of the MCOLES Reading and Writing Skills Examination.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed MCOLES Physical Fitness Test within the past twelve months at time of interview. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Physical Demands

  • Stand - Frequently
  • Walk - Frequently
  • Sit - Occasionally
  • Use of Hands/Fingers - Frequently
  • Reach - Occasionally
  • Climb - Rarely
  • Crawl - Rarely
  • Squat/Kneel - Rarely
  • Bend - Occasionally

Lift/Carry

  • Less than 10 lbs - Frequently
  • 10-29 lbs - Occasionally
  • 30-59 lbs - Rarely
  • 60-100 lbs - Rarely

Push/Pull

  • Less than 10 lbs - Frequently
  • 10-29 lbs - Occasionally
  • 30-59 lbs - Rarely
  • 60-100 lbs - Rarely  

Job Description Updated: November 10, 2015 

Hiring Process Police Officer

Canton Township is currently accepting applications for the Police Officer position. Candidates must submit a completed Canton Township Employment Application by the posted deadline and complete the pre-employment testing requirements as outlined below to be considered for this job posting. 

Employment Application (2 Options Available): 

Option 1:

  • Online Application:  Candidates can complete a Canton Township employment application online using this website.

 Option 2:

  • Paper Application: Six page paper applications packets are available in the Canton Township Human Resources Department.

Testing requirements: 

EMPCO Law Enforcement Testing System - National Criminal Justice Officer Selection Inventory - I (NCJOSI^2)                   

  • Successful completion of the NCJOSI^2 Test through EMPCO within the past 12 months. Test scores will be pulled and verified prior to interview being scheduled. 
  • Test must have been successfully completed within the past 12 months to be considered current for this job posting.  
  • Candidates must select to share their EMPCO score with Canton Township Public Safety Department.  
  • To learn more about the EMPCO Law Enforcement Testing System or to register to test visit the EMPCO website at https://www.empco.net/testing/  
  • Study Guides - Study guides are available for the NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICER SELECTION INVENTORY - I (NCJOSI^2) Test. To obtain additional information or to order the study guide visit the EMPCO website at: http://recruitment.iosolutions.com/Police-Study-Guides/NCJOSI2-PREPARATION-GUIDE-ENHANCED-ONLINE.html  

MCOLES Written Exam  

  • Candidates must provide proof that that have successfully completed the MCOLES Written Exam. Copies of the exam certificate will be collected with the selection questionnaire.  

MCOLES Physical Fitness Test 

  • If selected for oral interview, candidates must provide proof that that have successfully completed the MCOLES Physical Fitness Test within the past 12 months as of the date of interview. A copy of the MCOLES Physical Fitness Testing Certificate will be obtained at the start of the interview. Candidates that do not present the certificate providing proof of successful completion of the MCOLES Physical Fitness Test at the start of the interview (or earlier) will not be interviewed.      
  • Please note that the MCOLES Physical Fitness Test requirement applies to all applicants/candidates including currently licensed Police Officers.                                                                                       

Employment Application - December 13, 2018 thru February 28, 2019

Please do not submit copies of certifications with application. Copies of certifications will be obtained with the selection questionnaire. 

  1. Submit a Canton Township Employment Application Form (online or paper), completed in its entirety prior to posted deadline date.
    1. Online applications must be completed and submitted electronically before 11:59 p.m. on deadline date. 
    2. Applicants will receive an email confirmation after their online application has been accepted.
    3. Applications not completed in their entirety will not be considered.
    4. Paper applications must be received in the Canton Township Human Resources Division by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date. Applicants choosing to complete a paper application should be conscious of postal delivery times. Paper applications are available in the Human Resources Department.
    5. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
    6. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Selection Questionnaires Emailed

  1. Applicants will be emailed a selection questionnaire within 7 business days of submitting their employment application. 
    1. Applicants who do not receive a selection questionnaire will receive email notification they are no longer being considered.
    2. It is the applicant's responsibility to contact Human Resources at 734-394-5254 if they do not receive the selection questionnaire or email notification within 7 business days.  

Completed Questionnaire 

  1. Hard copies of the completed selection questionnaire must be returned to Human Resources to be considered for interview.
  2. Immediate openings exist - Applicants are encouraged to return the completed selection questionnaire back as soon as possible to be considered for one of the earlier interview dates.
  3. Final deadline to return the completed selection for this posting is  Friday, March 8, 2019.

Application and Selection Questionnaire Screening 

  1. Applications and questionnaires will be screened for candidates to be interviewed. 
  2. The following criteria will be considered when selecting which qualified candidates will be selected for the oral interview:
    1. Certified or certifiable as a Michigan Police Officer or currently enrolled in a recognized Police Academy; must have Police Officer Certification from the State of Michigan at the time of Canton Township job offer.
    2. A minimum of an Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement or related field. Candidates currently enrolled in a recognized Police Academy that will result in Associate's Degree are  eligible to apply
    3. Completion of the NCJOSI^2 test through EMPCO's Law Enforcement Testing System.
    4. Successful completion of the MCOLES Physical Fitness Test. Must be dated within the past 12 months at time of interview to be considered current for this job posting.
    5. Successful completion of the MCOLES Written Examination.
    6. Application and Selection Questionnaire prepared representing the quality of desired professional work. Responses, spelling, grammar, and presentation are essential and will be used to determine which qualified candidates are invited to the interview.
    7. Ability to meet the minimum requirements as posted on the job description.
    8. Required certification(s) or documents submitted with questionnaire.

 Interview Schedules Emailed to Select Candidates 

  1. Candidates selected for the Oral Interview will be notified via e-mail.
    1. Candidates must confirm their attendance by responding to the email.
  2. Applicants who are not invited to interview will receive email notification they are no longer being considered. 

Interview and Selection Process

  1. Oral boards will be scheduled throughout the posting process.
  2. Upon conclusion of Oral Interviews, the Eligibility Hiring List will be prepared establishing an expiration date one year from preparation date.
  3. Multiple vacancies exist. Immediate conditional offers of employment may be extended at anytime throughout the process to fill open budgeted positions. 

Application Status / Eligibility List

  1. All applications received by the deadline date will be considered during the formation of an eligibility list created for this job posting.
  2. All candidates will be notified via email of disposition of their employment application.
  3. All communication will be via email. Applicants must provide a valid email address on the application and the email address must be written legibly.  Please add canton-mi.org to your safe sender list.  

Contingent Job Offers 

  1. All offers of employment are contingent on the results of further interviews, reference checks, thorough background investigation and working history verification, driving history verification, psychological examination, physical examination/drug screen and satisfactory completion of a one year probationary period.

 

 

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