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Position Title: Police Officer -- School Resource Officer (Full-Time)
Agency Name: Oakland Police Department
Category: Law Enforcement
Location: Oakland, NE
The Oakland Police Department has opened to accept applications for a Full-Time Police Officer with duties of Patrol and School Resource Officer.

General Description:

A Police Officer may be assigned as a School Resource Officer (SRO). This assignment is primarily responsible, within the school system, to build positive relationships between students and faculty while enforcing the laws promoting a safe and drug free environment in accordance with established policies and procedures. The School Resource Officer will be required to perform the functions of a law enforcement officer while becoming an integral member of the school community. The SRO must work closely with parents, students, school staff and members of the community. The SRO shall also be subject to all the duties and responsibilities outlined for all sworn police personnel. Motivation to work with our local youth along with the ability to gain respect of adolescents and teenagers while holding them accountable for their actions are required traits of the officer assigned to this position. The School Resource Officer will serve as a resource throughout the school system and will be required to perform the functions of a law enforcement officer, mentor, and educator while becoming an integral member of the Oakland-Craig School Community. Officer will perform other patrol related work as needed or assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Patrol school campuses and responds to emergency situations on the campus and adjacent areas.
•Prepares detailed reports of findings for use by School Administrators and other law enforcement personnel.
•Meets with school principal(s)/administrators on a daily basis. Develop good working relationships with school faculty and staff.
•Confer with the school administration to develop strategies to prevent or minimize dangerous situations on or near the campus
•Promote citizen awareness of law enforcement efforts on campus to ensure the peaceful operation of school related programs and build support with students.
•Whenever possible attend school functions or extracurricular school events.
•Provide a program of educational leadership to the students, parents and faculty addressing tobacco, alcohol, other drug issues, violence diffusion, violence prevention, crime prevention, and safety issues in the school community.
•Develop positive relationships between students, faculty and police officers.
•Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Knowledge of federal laws, state statutes, and local ordinances.
•Knowledge of crime prevention techniques.
•Knowledge of First Aid and CPR/AED Certification, preferred but not required.
•Skill in the care and safe operation of a variety of firearms, impact weapons, and chemical agents.
•Skills in the safe operation of motorized vehicles, even under adverse conditions.
•Ability to learn and follow the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the Oakland Police Department and the City of Oakland.
•Ability to develop a working knowledge of Oakland-Craig Public Schools rules, regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to students and the school environment.
•Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be able to speak, read and write in English.
•Ability to communicate effectively with command staff, supervisors, school personnel, children (K-12), parents, and the general public.
•Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper courses of action within the established framework of policies and procedures.
•Ability to learn the geography of the City and surrounding areas.
•Ability to maintain composure under emergency situations. Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions.
•Ability to work varying shifts, after school hours, and a schedule that meets the needs of the assigned school and the Oakland Police Department.
•Ability to learn and adapt to changing technologies and practices.
•Ability to exercise discretion, and handle interactions with school administrators, teachers, students and parents with tact and sensitivity.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must meet the following minimum qualifications for employment or appointment:

1.Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen
2.Applicants must be 21 years of age prior to completion from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Academy
3.Applicants must have a valid Nebraska Driver’s License upon employment
4.Applicants must have a High School Diploma or equivalent; Completed college coursework preferred but not required
5.Applicants must have good moral and ethical character
6.Applicants must have no felony, domestic assault, or serious misdemeanor convictions
7.Applicants must meet the minimum standards of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center
8.Applicants possessing Law Enforcement Certification is preferred but not required. Out of State Certification must meet reciprocity standards for the State of Nebraska

Pay & Benefits

•Applicant pay rate will be based on qualifications and experience
•Uniform Allowance
•Vacation/Sick/Holiday/Life Insurance
•Paid (Employee/Family) Health Insurance
•Competitive Pay
•Employee Health Saving Account

Application For Employment:

Applications may be requested as follows:

City of Oakland Clerk Office
401 N Oakland Ave Oakland, NE 68045

Oakland Police Department
409 N Oakland Ave Oakland, NE 68045
402-685-6329 --- 402-870-1343 ---
Closing Date: Open until the position is filled

Closing Date:
Contact Person: Chief of Police Terry Poland
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 402-685-6329 or 402-870-1343
Contact Address:
409 N Oakland Ave
Oakland, NE 68045
Web Site:
Opening Date: 5/15/2018

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