Employment Opportunities  >>  Public Safety

Police Officer & Police Officer First Class

Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County

Posted: Jan. 11, 2018

End Date: Jun. 30, 2018

Please visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/jobs to apply.

A $3000, one time hiring incentive, to be paid in $1,000 increments (not added to base salary).  Eligible newly hired Police Officers and Police Officers First Class will receive an incremental hiring incentive upon satisfactory job performance, after completion of 3 months of service; after completion of 6 months of service; and finally after completion of 12 months of employment for a total of $3,000. Continuation of this Recruitment/Hiring Incentive Program is subject to available funding and approval by the Manager.

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REPORTS TO: Police Corporal or Sergeant  
CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System: Employees are trained to become Police Officers.  The probationary period includes both a training phase and a work phase.  Following official release from ALL training, the work phase requires satisfactory completion of a twelve month probationary period.
SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes; Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance.

Purpose of Job 
The purpose of this job is to protect and serve, protect life and property, enforce federal, state, and local laws, and conduct criminal investigations.  Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: building the highest levels of trust and confidence within the community through fair and impartial constitutional policing; patrolling assigned locations; responding to emergency calls; conducting investigations and examining crime scenes; recognizing and protecting constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens; apprehending offenders; administering first aid and CPR; investigating vehicle accidents, providing traffic direction; participating in court activities; preparing/maintaining documentation; providing information/assistance to the general public; and utilizing community-oriented policing, problem-oriented policing, and constitutional policing philosophies in service delivery to the community.  Other duties as assigned or required.
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Job Related Requirements 

WORK SCHEDULE: ACCPD has a number of shift assignments providing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week coverage.  Weekends, holidays and overtime are required from time to time.

May be required to work on religious holidays.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Must work cooperatively with others.

When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy.

Emergency Position 
This position is designated as an emergency position that requires attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, civil disturbance, major crime scenes, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or other incidents as determined by the Deputy Chief of Police, Chief of Police, and/or Assistant County Manager or County Manager.


 Minimum Training & Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
High school diploma or equivalent required. 
Must be a United States Citizen as required by P.O.S.T. 
Must be at least 21 years of age; within at least 90 days of your 21st birthday upon application.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Requires ability to obtain and maintain current certification requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer's Standards and Training Act within 6 months of date of hire.