Town of East Millinocket 53 Main Street East Millinocket, ME 04430 Tel: 207-746-3376 Fax: 207-746-3550

Police Sergeant

Job Title: POLICE SERGEANT
Department: PUBLIC SAFETY
Supervisor: POLICE CHIEF

This is a supervisory police position involving responsibilities of a shift commander.  The Sergeant supervises police patrol, related police work and paper work of all officers under his supervision.  The Sergeant is responsible to and reports directly to the Chief of Police.

The Sergeant is required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency situations.  The work involves an element of personal danger.

TYPICAL DUTIES (but not limited to)

  • Performs all duties relative to that of a Police Officer.
  • Performs the duties of the Police Chief in his absence.
  • Supervises patrol officers in the proper discharge of their duties, ensures their compliance to the department regulations and is responsible for their performance, proficiency, discipline, conduct and appearance.
  • Assigns officers to posts of duty and instructs them regarding their duties.
  • Reviews and evaluates performance of patrolmen.
  • Supervises dispatch and distribution of patrolmen and vehicles during the absence of the Chief.
  • Takes active charge in serious or unusual situations.
  • Checks reports of patrolmen, reviews them for accuracy and completeness and personally makes reports to the Chief.
  • Other as directed or required by the Chief of Police.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Comprehensive knowledge of modern police administration and of police methods, comprehensive knowledge of laws and ordinances, thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of methods of patrol, traffic control, criminal investigation, crime detection and prevention and radio communications, knowledge of the functions of Federal, State and Local jurisdictions and authorities as they relate to police work, ability to maintain cooperative relationships with other municipal officials, State and Federal authorities and the general public.  Effective oral and written communications skills, resourcefulness, sound judgement in emergencies, high integrity and morals, high level of discipline. 

Good physical condition.

Possession of a valid motor vehicle Operator’s License issued by the State of Maine and shall be insurable under the Town’s vehicle insurance coverage.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Commitment to public service
  • Applicants must have attained the age of 20 to apply.
  • Be a high school graduate or have passed a high school equivalency exam.
  • Applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions.
  • Be able to pass a pre-employment physical and substance abuse test.
  • Other duties as required
  • Sense of humor

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING

Completion of a standard high school course supplemented by special police courses in law enforcement and courses in modern police administration.  Maine Criminal Justice Academy certification preferred or equivalent training in order to be certified by MCJA.  College degree in law enforcement is highly desirable and or four years progressive experience in law enforcement, or any equivalent combination which provides the required knowledges, skills and abilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands for this job may include frequent climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, the ability to lift, carry, push, pull greater than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near and far sight acuity, depth perception, color vision, field of vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Flexibility is important because of the need to enter and exit vehicles quickly, inspect buildings, climb over and around obstacles, suddenly move out of the way of dangers, etc. Mental alertness is important because of the need to make fine distinctions and decisions concerning subtle cues to impending danger. Physical and mental demands may change dramatically within a few seconds and tax the maximum of human endurance. Therefore, the employee must maintain a physical and mental state of fitness and readiness that will enable them to handle recurrent contacts and involvement with dangerous and potentially dangerous situations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to maintain the ability to walk up and down stairs, utilize protective equipment, including bullet proof vest and other protective clothing, endures moderate exposure to weather, extreme heat and/or cold, wet and/or humid conditions and other environmental conditions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be subjected to a variety of hazards including, electrical hazards, fire hazards and unsafe conditions and may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, hazardous chemicals and materials, intense heat, extreme cold, natural and man-made disasters and hazards associated with working in and near traffic. The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to extreme.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit an application for employment, cover letter and resume to the Chief of Police, East Millinocket Police Department, 125 Main Street, East Millinocket ME 04430. Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found.

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