The Canastota Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of part-time police officer. Anyone with current certification who is interested in applying can call (315) 697-2240 or email email@example.com.
Here is more information on the position, courtesy the Madison County Department of Personnel/Civil Service:
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves responsibility for the enforcement of laws, ordinances and protection of lives and property in an assigned area during a specified period. These duties consist primarily of routine patrol tasks, assisting in investigation of criminal offenses and the apprehension of criminals. Ordinarily, a police officer, whether on patrol work or on special assignment works under the general supervision or direction of a higher ranking officer. However, there is considerable independent responsibility for exercise of sound judgment in emergencies. The incumbent does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
- Patrols an assigned area on foot, on a motorcycle or in a radio cruising car;
- Watches, safeguards and protects homes and business against fire, theft and/or other catastrophes;
- May maintain regular property checks on all businesses, during operation and upon daily closing and where applicable, residential properties;
- Checks doors and windows of unoccupied business and residential property;
- Investigates suspicious activities and makes arrests for violations of federal and state laws and local ordinances;
- Generates timely reports, where applicable, on any complaint or alleged law violation;
- Escorts prisoners to jail and to court and has them booked on charges;
- Investigates cases involving neglected, abused or delinquent children;
- Watches for and makes investigations of wanted and missing persons and stolen cars and property;
- Directs traffic and marks cars for overtime parking;
- Maintains order in crowds and attends parades and other public gatherings;
- Answers questions for and directs the public;
- Broadcasts radio messages;
- Makes criminal and plain clothes investigations as assigned;
- Makes regular reports of activities.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the use of weapons and their capabilities; thorough knowledge of the geography, buildings and the community in the patrol area; working knowledge of modern principles, practices and techniques of police work; good knowledge of what constitutes and how to safe guard and process evidence; good knowledge of Penal Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Alcohol Beverage Control Law and local rules, regulations and ordinances; working knowledge of Motor Vehicle accident report forms, vehicle and traffic documents, arrest forms and identification documents; working knowledge of investigative techniques; working knowledge of legal terminology; skill in the use of weapons; skill in the application of self defense techniques; ability to learn and adhere to prescribed procedures; ability to read, understand and carry out complex oral and written directions; ability to properly operate a patrol car and radio equipment; ability to recognize potential weapons; ability to deal with people under stress; ability to interact with the public in a manner that is humanitarian and professional; ability to notice things in a person’s conduct indicating something may be wrong; ability to assess extent of physical injury; ability to apply first aid; ability to acquire skill in the use of special equipment including police radar and breathalyzers; good powers of observation; sound judgment; good moral character; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school, or possession of a high school equivalency or comparable diploma as described in Section 58 of the Civil Service Law. Must possess New York State police officer certification.
- Possession of a valid NYS Drivers license at the time of appointment and maintenance of said license for the duration of appointment.
- In order to be eligible for appointment, candidates must meet all current requirements of Section 58 of the Civil Service Law.
- United States citizenship is required.