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Virginia Certified Police Officer- Master Police Officer
Town of Vienna, VA Vienna, VA

Virginia Certified Police Officer- Master Police Officer

Town of Vienna, VA
Vienna, VA
  • $87,114 to $133,737 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Salary: $87,114.00 - $133,737.00 Annually

Location : Vienna, VA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: MPO 02-2024

Department: Police

Division: Patrol

Opening Date: 02/08/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

General Statement of Job

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Master Police Officer in the Town of Vienna Police Department from applicants who are currently Virginia Certified Police Officers with 10 or more years of law enforcement experience to include patrol experience. Highly Qualified candidate(s) may be given an oral interview, a conditional job offer, a background investigation, a polygraph examination, a physical examination, and a psychological examination. A waiver of these steps will be considered through background and experience. After successful completion of the process, a final interview with the Chief of Police will be scheduled.

Upon receipt of the application, it will be reviewed by a background investigator, ELIGIBLE candidates will receive a Personal History Statement (PHS) to complete and return.

If you have questions regarding this specific posting, please contact Sergeant Kristin Ruddy Directly at (703)255-7805.

Work Hours:
Permanent 12 hours shifts. 7A-7P or 7P-7A. 14 shifts a month

to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Essential Functions:
Patrols assigned area in police cruiser; responds to calls or initiates actions, as appropriate; backs up other units in the area; enforce vehicle, traffic and criminal laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and Town of Vienna.

Responds to calls involving criminal violations; secure scene to restore peace and protect evidence; call for additional assistance as needed; interview complainants and witnesses; collect evidence; apprehend and process suspects; complete criminal offense reports; make court appearances as necessary.

Respond to calls involving traffic accidents; secure scene to protect victims and property; give first aid and call for medical assistance; interview participants and witnesses, collect other related information and complete reports.

Enforcement of all traffic regulations; control and redirect traffic by setting up roadblocks and diversion devices and using hand signals or lights in congested areas and scenes of emergency or danger; promote traffic safety; assist stranded motorists; enforce parking restrictions; and prevent or eliminate blockage of sidewalks, streets, and other public accesses.

Use speed measuring devices, monitor speed of traffic, or conduct selective enforcement measures in accordance with established goals and objectives; stop violators and issue warning or summons; conduct tests for the determination of intoxication where appropriate.

Perform police duties at parades, processions, and other police events in assigned areas; check and report on deficient streetlights, signs, road surface or other facilities which serve the public.

Conduct follow-up investigations: interview witnesses, victims, and others and take statements; Interrogate suspect; examine records and collect evidence to be used for criminal prosecution; testify in court; prepare detailed investigative reports; serve warrants, obtain subpoenas, and make arrests; conduct surveillance; work undercover as assigned.

Assist squad supervisor in managing the squad; provide supervision when supervisor is absent or unavailable, guide other officers in their duties, and coordinate with other agencies or departments both within the Town and externally.

Performs all other duties as assigned.

The duties listed above are not a complete list. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Responsibilities, Requirements and Impact

Data Responsibility:

Data Responsibility refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.

Gathers, organizes, analyzes, examines or evaluates data or information and may prescribe action based on these data or information.

People Responsibility:

People include co-workers, workers in other areas or agencies and the general public.

Persuades or influences others in favor of a service, point of view, or course of action; may enforce laws, rules, regulations, or ordinances.

Asset Responsibility:

Assets responsibility refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.

Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving considerable economies and/or preventing considerable losses through the management of a large division or minor department and/or handling of very large amounts of money.

Mathematical Requirements:

Mathematics requires the use of symbols, numbers and formulas to solve mathematical problems.

Uses addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and/or calculates ratios, rates and percentages.

Communications Requirements:

Communication involves the ability to read, write, and speak.

Reads journals, manuals and professional publications; speaks informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, general public, people in other organizations and presents training; composes original reports, training and other written materials, using proper language, punctuation, grammar and style.

Judgment Requirements:

Judgment requirements refer to the frequency and complexity of judgments and decisions given the stability of the work environments, the nature and type of guidance, and the breadth of impact of the judgments and decisions.

Responsible for the actions of others, requiring development of procedures and constant decisions affecting subordinate workers, crime victims, or others in the general public; works in a very fluid environment with guidelines, but significant variation.

Complexity of Work:

Complexity addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, concentration and creativity required by the job and the presence of any unusual pressures present in the job.

Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules, with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.

Impact of Errors:

Impact of errors refers to consequences such as damage to equipment and property, loss of data, exposure of the organization to legal liability, and injury or death for individuals.

The impact of errors is extremely serious -- affects entire organization and impacts other activities/organizations and the general public or loss of life and/or damage could occur and is highly likely.

Physical Demands:

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light to medium work that involves walking or standing virtually all of the time and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or considerable skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving close tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Equipment Usage:

Equipment usage involves responsibility for materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, and products.

Handles or uses equipment or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items.

Unavoidable Hazards:

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to explosives, violence.

Safety of Others:

Safety of others refers to the level of responsibility for the safety of others, either inherent in the job or to ensure the safety of the general public. (Does not include safety of subordinates).

Requires considerable responsibility for the first-line supervision of the provision of continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.
Minimum Training and Experience

Virginia Certified Police Officer who is a graduate of a Virginia DCJS Certified Academy, 10 or more years of law enforcement experience to include patrol experience, high school graduate or equivalent, possession of a valid operator's license. U.S. Citizenship required at time of application. No felony convictions or domestic assault convictions. Must be of good character and reputation, have favorable credit record, the ability to speak clearly, hear, analyze and react swiftly to high stress situations dealing with citizens. Successful completion of the applicant screening process. Although individuals with minimum qualifications may apply, those with the highest levels of job-related experience, education and qualifications will receive favorable consideration.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The Town of Vienna is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the Town of Vienna to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Benefits viewed are for permanent, full time employees and may differ from part time, benefit employees. Interns, temporary, seasonal and other part time employees are not eligible for benefits.

All full time permanent employees of the Town of Vienna contribute 5% of their annual salary to the Virginia Retirement System.


Town of Vienna, VA

Vienna, VA
22180 USA



Posted date

February 08, 2024

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