School Resource Officer
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description Summary: This position performs community law enforcement including the prevention, detection, and investigation of criminal acts within the school system; the apprehension and arrest of law violators; and the safeguarding of lives and property within the PCM Schools. The SRO will be assigned full-time to the School District and will provide services to all facilities within the District.
Essential Job Functions:
- The SRO’s primary role is to deter crime, uphold the law, protect life and property, and encourage safety within the school district.
- Investigate reported criminal acts, Interview victims, witnesses, and suspects; review and study evidence; and conduct searches and surveillance.
- Prepare reports, complete administrative paperwork, thoroughly document activities associated with investigations. Provide credible testimony in municipal, state, and federal court.
- Attend school related events as a Representative of the City and encourage partnerships with students, teachers, citizens, and community organizations. Provide presence at crowded venues such as sporting events, dances, etc.
- Operate police vehicles and use weapons and special equipment.
- The SRO will Provide instructional classes and discussions concerning school safety, emergency preparedness, Federal and State laws, drug and gang resistance education, community law enforcement, and other related topics as requested.
- The SRO will meet and facilitate discussions with staff, students, and parents to solve problems, provide various crime prevention information, make referrals to other organizations/agencies such drug rehabilitation or mental health facilities. The SRO should be an advocate for school policies, procedures, and initiatives at all times.
- The SRO will act as a central point of contact and the face of investigations at the School District
Minimum Qualifications:Be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Have reached the age of 18 years by the established date of the written examination.
- Be a graduate of an accredited high school, or possess an equivalency certificate (GED).
- Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Iowa or intends to become a resident upon being employed.
- Is not by reason of conscience or belief opposed to the use of force when appropriate or necessary to fulfill his/her duties.
- Be able to speak, read, and write the English language.
- Be of good moral character. The conduct or character of any applicant must be such that his/her job performance as a police officer would not be impeded in any manner.
- Not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude. Moral turpitude is defined as “an act of baseness, vileness, or depravity in the private and social duties that a person owes to another person, or to society in general, contrary to the accepted and customary rule of right and duty between person and person.” It might include “justice, honesty, or good morals.” It might include “income tax evasion, perjury, assault, theft, indecent exposure, sex crimes, and conspiracy to commit a crime, domestic abuse, stalking illegal drug sales, or any offense in which a weapon was used in the commission of the crime.”
- Must have a valid Iowa driver’s or chauffeurs license at the time of employment.
- Documented experience working with children.
- NASRO basic SRO certification or equivalent.
- Crisis Intervention Team training
- ALICE or equivalent active shooter training
- May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, high/dangerous places or life threatening situations.
- May be exposed to inclement outdoor weather, wet/humid conditions, vibration, airborne particles/fumes, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, loud noise levels, potentially hazardous bodily fluids, or potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents/chemicals.
- May be required to wear a respirator in certain situations.
Physical Abilities: The following abilities are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions
- Must be able to sit, talk, and listen for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to feel attributes of objects, grasp, push, drive, stand, walk, reach with hands/arms, stoop/crouch, climb/balance, and operate mechanical equipment.
- Must have clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, precise hand-eye coordination, and ability to identify and distinguish colors.
- Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement to type and work on computer and/or related equipment.
- Must be able to engage in foot pursuits/effect arrests.
- May be required to lift 100 pounds or more.
- Must be able to interact positively with students giving a positive impression for law enforcement.
- Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.
- Pay Rate: $23.00-$24.50
- Insurance: United Health Care insurance is available
- IPERS retirement benefits
- Paid Holidays
- Vacation after 1-year of service
- Comp hours.
Application, Cover Letter and Resume must be mailed or hand delivered to the city of Monroe City Hall or the Monroe Police Department to be eligible for employment.
Application for employment can be downloaded from the City's website;
Completed application, resume and cover Letter can be mailed or hand delivered to the Monroe City Hall, 216 W. Sherman St. Monroe, Iowa 50170 or the Monroe Police Department at 107 N. Monroe St. Monroe, Iowa 50170. Applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered for employment. The position is open until filled.
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