Human Resources

Staff

Employment Opportunities

Randy Patterson
Director of Human Resources
(704) 734-4601


101 West Gold St
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Welcome to the Kings Mountain Human Resources site. By serving the needs of the public, City employees have a great impact on the community. Offering more than basic services, they help maintain the City of Kings Mountains’ high quality of life.


Human Resources Staff

Randy Patterson - Director of HR
704-734-4601
randy.patterson@cityofkm.com

Teresa Patterson - HR Administrative Assistant
704-734-4496
teresap@cityofkm.com


 

Application for Employment

Employment Opportunities:
ONLY APPLICATIONS FOR POSTED POSITIONS ARE ACCEPTED. 
RESUMES ARE ONLY ACCEPTED WITH A COMPLETED APPLICATION.
 
Applications are NOT kept on file
A NEW Application MUST accompany each job for which you are applying
 
Fax application to 704-730-2107;  mail to City of Kings Mountain, Attn: HR, PO Box 429, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
 
Admin Asst (Senior Center Program Coordinator)
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT I

(Senior Center Program Coordinator)

 

General Statement of Duties

 

     Plans, coordinates, implements, and oversees a variety of recreational, educational and health services for the aging population.

 

Distinguishing Features of the Class

 

     An employee in this class performs a variety of secretarial and clerical duties in addition to planning, coordinating, teaching, or overseeing a variety of activities and programs for the senior adults of the community.  Work involves considerable planning and scheduling of activities and contact with participants, volunteers, other agencies, and staff.  The employee develops new or modifies existing programs in regard to the current needs of senior adults; responsible for recruiting volunteers to assist with the operation of center programs and services as needed; assists with publicizing activities and programs and oversees the successful implementation of such programs.  Work is performed in accordance with departmental rules and policies and requires judgmental discretion in the application and interpretation of programs and procedures.  The complexity of work is in providing varied programs and activities on an annual basis.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Aging Program Director and is evaluated through observation, conferences, and the quality and effectiveness of work completed.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Essential Duties and Tasks

 

     Plans, organizes, directs and oversees various programs and activities including, but not limited to:  recreation and social stimulation, education and intellectual stimulation, health promotions and wellness, and cultural and creativity with special focus on the Centerís Annual Christmas Party, Volunteer Appreciation Event, Holidays, and the Annual Picnic.

     Designs and implements programs for special and diverse groups of the senior  population, including but not limited to:  men and women, people of different ethnic groups, different education levels and different abilities.

     Works in conjunction with Director and other staff to counsel and advise senior adults, their families, and caregivers concerning participation of clients in various center, community and/or social programs.

     Plans, schedules, and oversees activities, facilities, supplies, and equipment.

     Interprets and publicizes programs, activities, and services to the public through the media and other means.  Composes, designs, proofs, completes and collates a bi-monthly or quarterly newsletter for the center with assistance from the Director, other administrative staff and volunteers.

     Coordinates volunteers including, but not limited to: instructors, commodities distribution, health fair, special event and special project volunteers. 

     Maintains a written volunteer plan that covers the needs of the Center according to the SCOPE (Senior Center Operation Program Evaluation) document.

 

Essential Duties and Tasks (Continued)

 

     Works in conjunction with Director and other administrative staff to make home visits and assure that senior adults are obtaining and getting needed services; assist clients with paperwork.

     Works in conjunction with Director and other administrative staff to help serve as liaison to public health, mental health and social services for the Center and clients. 

     Works in conjunction with Director and other administrative staff to help coordinate critical client needs with churches and community groups.

     Takes the NC Division of Insuranceís SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) training and becomes a certified SHIIP counselor in order to assist seniors with Medicare problems, open enrollment, and any other issues related to Medicare.

     Works in conjunction with Director and other administrative staff to assist in the maintenance of program facilities and operations; reporting any problems to appropriate designated administrative staff.

     Assists in the preparation of regular and special reports as required including, but not limited to: Advisory Board meetings, annual reports, grants, and SCOPE.  Types and proofs letters, reports, and other materials.

     Drives van, bus and/or car for planned Senior Center outings or to run errands; maintains fuel in all vehicles.

     Attends the Ann Johnson Institute for Senior Center Management to receive certification from the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services as funding and time permits.

     Coordinates and assists in fundraisers for the Center; coordinate donations from local businesses and community groups as needed for special programs or events.

     Answers requests for information from visitors, clients, general public, and other city staff who use the Cityís services. 

     Backs up other clerical or departmental personnel as needed.

     Performs related duties as required and as directed by the Aging Director. 

    

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

     Working knowledge of principles, practice, and methods of programs and services for the aging.

     Working knowledge of current literature, trends, and development in the aging field.

     Knowledge of the principles of organization, and administration.

     Knowledge of standard resources, materials and facilities utilized in an aging program. 

     Ability to effectively plan and execute a year-round program of aging activities.                                                   

     Ability to plan, and coordinate the work of volunteers.

     Ability to cooperate with and interpret plans and philosophies to public and private groups.

     Ability to operate or learn quickly any office machines required by the position such as typewriter, calculator, computer, fax machine, copier, or other equipment.

     Places materials and records in alphabetical or numerical order for proper filing into the appropriate record keeping system.  Ability to learn and apply Centerís filing and coding systems and to arrange and place records, reports, and files into a proper sequence.

   

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (continued)

 

     Working Knowledge in Microsoft Office 2010 Software including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Publisher.

     Ability to express ideas effectively in oral and written form.  Ability to follow oral and written instruction and procedures.

     Ability to multitask; deal with frequent interruptions, by telephone or in person.    

     Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public and staff

     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

     Ability to quickly learn to use the MySeniorCenter tracking system software.

 

Physical Requirements

 

     Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

    Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

     Must possess the visual acuity to work with data and figures, operate motor vehicles, and inspect work for accuracy, neatness and thoroughness.

 

Desirable Education and Experience

 

     Prefer graduation from a two-year college with a degree in a Human Services field related degree and/or some experience in working with the aging population; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Special Requirement

 

     Possession of a valid North Carolina driverís license.

 

Special Note

 

This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions, and recommended job requirements.  However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job questionnaire with a physical abilities checklist that can give further details about that one specific position.  Those documents should be reviewed before initiating a selection process.  They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal and defensible personnel decisions.

 

Salary Range: $11.32 to $16.00/hr

 

City of Kings Mountain

Aging Department

Admin Asst / Transportation Coordinator / Receptionist
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT I

(Transportation Coordinator/Receptionist)

 

General Statement of Duties

 

     Performs a variety of public contact, secretarial, and clerical duties in support of an organizational unit of the city.

 

Distinguishing Features of the Class

 

     (1) An employee in this class performs a variety of public contact, secretarial, and clerical duties.  Work includes word processing, data entry, filing, serving as receptionist, relaying information, or records maintenance work.  The employee is expected to have a general understanding of the work unit and its services to respond to inquiries and perform the daily functions; be able to refer non-routine questions or situations to others.  Specific oral and/or written instructions are available to apply to most work situations.  (2) Work is evaluated through observation, conferences, and the quality and effectiveness of work completed.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Essential Duties and Tasks

 

    

    Answers the Center switchboard and handles routine calls in regard to Center activities, services and programs; transfers calls to the appropriate person when more in-depth information is needed; takes accurate messages when needed.

     Greets every person that comes in the Center serving as a positive first impression to the public; communicates with the public to determine the reason for their visit; assists and encourages clients to use the MySeniorCenter kiosk to sign in for our activities, programs, and services; directs vendors and repair persons to sign-in on log sheets.

     Inputs information into an automated system such as a word processing program or financial system.

     Receives, records, schedules, and assigns transportation service requests according to Title III standards; monitors transportation routes to ensure conformance to scheduling for individuals and groups and initiates corrective action as appropriate; ensures that drivers complete daily route reports; obtains pertinent information from transportation contractor for reports; maintains transportation service records, prepares monthly computer transportation reports in the ARMS system. 

     Serves as the liaison for public and city department rentals or use of the facilities; receives, receipts, and accounts for center rental fees; maintains rental schedules, and contracts; handles all correspondence with renters and relays information to the building caretaker.

     Assists participants with appointments and schedules, faxes, copies and lamination.

     Maintains client registration forms, participation policies, and client release forms. 

 

 

Essential Duties and Tasks (continued)

 

     Serves as Back-up for the Gift Shop Clerk in any or all of the job duties.

     Reviews and verifies records and reports to ensure that information is provided and correct such as time sheets, activity rolls, and other lists. 

     Compiles information using standardized forms or specific instructions.

     Types letters, reports, and other materials.

     Proofreads materials for typographical or spelling errors.

     Answers requests for information, usually from visitors, customers, or the general public who use the Cityís services.

     Creates records by posting general program activity on established forms, files and other record keeping devices.

     Drives bus or car as needed for excursions or to run errands.

     Generates reports from the automated systems used. 

     Places materials and records in alphabetical or numerical order for proper filing into the appropriate record keeping system.

 

Additional Job Duties

 

     Performs related duties as required and as directed by the Aging Program Director.

     Backs up other clerical or departmental support personnel, as needed.

    

 

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

 

Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities

 

     Working knowledge of office practices and procedures.

     Working knowledge of grammar, spelling, and vocabulary.

     Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

     Ability to quickly learn the ARMS software used for recording transportation units, the MySeniorCenter software and other software as needed.

     Ability to communicate effectively in person, by telephone and in writing.

     Ability to multitask; deal with frequent interruptions, and meet deadlines.

     Ability to be tactful and courteous. 

     Ability to follow oral and written instruction and procedures.

     Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate any office machines required by the position such as typewriter, calculator, computer, fax machine, copier, or other equipment.

     Ability to type or input data with accuracy at the speed required by the particular program or position utilizing the services of this role.

     Ability to learn and apply filing and coding systems and to arrange and place records, reports, and files into a proper sequence.

     Ability to compile information from data processed or records kept.

   

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Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities (continued)

 

     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and other employees.

  

Physical Requirements

    

     Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of fingering talking, hearing and repetitive motions.

     Must be able to perform sedentary work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

     Must possess the visual acuity to prepare figures and data, operate a computer, proof work, and do extensive reading.

 

Desirable Education and Experience

 

     Graduation from high school and ample secretarial or clerical experience involving public contact and computer use; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.       Possession of a valid North Carolina driverís license.

 

Special Note

 

This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions, and recommended job requirements.  However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job questionnaire with a physical abilities checklist that can give further details about that one specific position.  Those documents should be reviewed before initiating a selection process.  They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal and defensive personnel decisions.

 

 Starting Salary: 23,093.00/yr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Kings Mountain

Aging Department

June 2014

Building Inspector III

CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN

 

JOB TITLE:   BUILDING INSPECTOR III

Supervisor:    Chief Building Inspector

              

GENERAL DEFINITION & CONDITIONS OF WORK

 

Performs inspections in all four trades, building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical. .  Must possess probationary or standard certification III in four trades from the NC Department of Insurance.  Shall continue the intensive training program in order to act as Chief Building Inspector.

 

TYPICAL DAILY TASKS

 

  • Reviews Building Plans and issues Permits within their area of Certification
  • Performs Building Inspections to insure compliance with NC Building Code, within their area of Certification.
  • Approves Final Inspections, issues Certificates of Compliance and Certificates of Occupancy with their area of Certification.
  • Issues stop work orders for non-complying projects.
  • Answers questions from private citizens, contractors and others regarding enforcement of North Carolina Building Codes and the City of Kings Mountain Ordinances.
  • Performs minimum housing inspections and completes report for hearing.
  • Testifies in hearing in regards to the minimum housing report.
  • Performs the task of enforcing the City of Kings Mountainís Junked Car Ordinance.
  • Assist the Administrative Assistant with their duties should the need arise.
  • Keeps records of trips and inspections performed and any follow ups that may be required.
  • Assist in training Inspector Trainees.
  • Performs other related tasks as needed.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

Possession of Standard Level III Certification in all four trades; Building, Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical.  An intermediate knowledge of the processes of construction and the construction industry, as well as knowledge of construction terms and materials.  The ability to read and interpret building plans and specifications in order to perform inspections.  The ability to read and interpret building codes in order to perform inspections and answer questions from the general public.  Must be able to work and communicate well with all types of people and maintain an appropriate level of professional behavior with the public as well as with co-workers.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

This is sometimes physical work requiring the basic life operation functions of stooping, bending, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, climbing, lifting, grasping, fingering, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.  Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs of force frequently, and/up to 10lbs of force constantly to lift or move objects.  Must possess the visual acuity to operate mechanic tools and equipment, read work orders, and operate a motor vehicle safely.  Must be able to express and exchange ideas verbally and written, and must convey information accurately.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by course work in a variety of inspection specialties and considerable experience in mechanical and electrical plan review and inspections.  Data Center inspection experience a plus.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Must  possess and maintain a valid NC drivers license. Must be familiar with common computer functions and terms.  Possession of a minimum of Level III Probationary North Carolina Inspection Certification in all four trade areas ( building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical)with the ability to obtained standard certification within one year .

 

SALARY STEP AND GRADE: 21

Range: $40,263 - $59,770

LIBRARY ASSISTANT (32 Hour Position)

LIBRARY ASSISTANT

 

                                                          General Statement of Duties

 

Performs responsible clerical and paraprofessional work in the public library system.

 

                                                    Distinguishing Features of the Class

 

An employee in this class provides customer service in the circulation, reader's advisory and general provision of library services in the Library.  Work includes completion of various forms or reports, checking books or other media in and out, assisting customers in locating books, typing, filing, issuing library cards, collecting fines, shelving books, and assisting customers in the use of computerized catalogues, audio-visual equipment, Internet, and other equipment.    Work requires significant public contact.  Work is performed in an inside environment under regular supervision and evaluated for customer service effectiveness and accuracy of work activities.

 

                                                           Duties and Responsibilities

 

Essential Duties and Tasks

Checks books, materials, equipment, audio visual equipment in and out; instructs on how to use, empties book drops; shelves books.

Provides readerís advisory, and general information service to the public

Enrolls new customers, issues cards, takes fees and fines, updates customer data base.

Serves as lead worker training and assigning work to volunteers.

Performs and interprets library policies and procedures such as behavior, donation, child safe and user; checking books in and out, overdue charges and waivers, customer registration, loan periods and renewals, reserving books and materials, and lost book procedures; calls customers when reserve materials are ready.

Assists customer and instructs customers in the use of the computerized catalogue and index, and microfilm and microfiche readers Library and internet related databases, and Internet; directs customers to various parts of the library.

Updates, inputs, and locates information on personal computer; generates computer reports; distributes and interprets computer reports; compiles data.

            Will teach e-reader, or other device skills to patrons in a one to one environment

Accepts fines.

Answers telephone and provides information, transfers calls or takes messages.

Processes books; applies bar code, labels, and cover.

Monitors customers for adherence to library policies.

Mends, stamps, prepares and processes books, periodicals, and audio-visual materials; keeps materials display current.

 

Additional Job Duties

May assist in preparing and presenting childrenís, teens and outreach programming, as well as adult programming.

May arrange art or other displays.

Performs related tasks as required.

 

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working knowledge of library procedures, methods, materials and practices.

Read English and sort in alphanumeric order.

Learn the Dewey Decimal System.

Work independently and take initiative in completing work assignments.

Use interpersonal skills and use common courtesy and tact when dealing with staff members and patrons.

Work accurately and efficiently.

Manage time to maximize productivity.

Working knowledge of books and authors.

Working knowledge of computers, audio-visual equipment, eReaders and other equipment in the library.

Working knowledge of the circulation, reader's advisory, basic reference and basic library procedures.

Working knowledge of business math, English, and the use of business machines.

Manipulates loaded book cart weighing 300 pounds over carpeted floors.

Some knowledge of the theory and objectives of a public library system.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, and customers.

Ability to learn Library databases and be able to train the public in their use

Ability to type accurately at a reasonable rate of speed.

            Ability to assign and monitor work and train volunteers.

 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, reaching, grasping, fingering, talking, lifting, bending, pushing, pulling, hearing, and repetitive motions.  Must be able to push/pull 100 pounds carts and lift boxes weighing up to 25 pounds. Must be able to carry 20 pounds up two flights of stairs.

Work is performed primarily indoors though some programming is held off site. Almost all tasks involve continuous standing. May encounter situations that involve behavioral issues. Varied work hours, including weekends and evenings, which may change periodically.

Must possess the visual acuity to maintain records, read book spines, count monies, and operate a computer.

 

Desirable Training And Experience

            Graduation from college with a Bachelorís degree and considerable experience in a library; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer BA in library science.
 

The schedule for this position will be as follows:

Sunday off, Monday off, Tuesday 4 pm to 8 pm, Wednesday 9 am to 6 pm, Thursday 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. 

 
 
Starting Pay:  $12.4780 / hour
Police Officer

 

 

                                                          General Statement of Duties

 

Performs general duty law enforcement work to protect life and property in the City.

 

                                                    Distinguishing Features of the Class

 

An employee in this class performs a full range of general law enforcement duties.  Work includes patrolling the City during an assigned shift in a police car or on foot; preventing, detecting and investigating disturbances and crime; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments.  Employees must exercise judgment, initiative and calm control when performing duties; more difficult problems are normally carried out under the direction of or in conjunction with a Police Sergeant assigned to the same shift.  Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness and decisiveness.  Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers.  Employees are subject to hazards associated with law enforcement work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, loud noises, and hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases, or flammable liquids.  Work is subject to the final OSHA standards on blood borne pathogens.  Work is performed under regular  supervision and is evaluated through observation, monitoring radio traffic, discussion, and review of reports for adherence to laws, department procedures, and proper judgment.

 

                                                           Duties and Responsibilities

 

Essential Duties and Tasks

Patrols streets in a police car, on bicycle or on foot; checks doors and windows; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects; report dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions.

Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.

Investigates traffic accidents; issues traffic citation; directs traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities; conducts special traffic checkpoints to enforce seatbelt, alcohol, speed, or other laws; operates radar and intoxilyzer equipment.

Performs investigations of accidents or possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, arrests and processes criminal suspects; presents findings in court.

Issues citations for violation of traffic regulations, serves warrants; apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to magistrate and/or County detention facilities.

Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times at local schools and when traffic signal malfunctions or accidents require.

Operates a two-way radio to receive instructions and information from or to report information to police headquarters; maintains vehicle, weapons and other equipment in standards working order.

Prepares records and reports of activities.

Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; serves papers as needed.

Assists stranded motorists; gives information and directions to visitors and the general public.

May serve on special traffic squad.

 

Additional Job Duties

Performs other related duties as required.


                                                  Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances and policies of the police department, especially relating to search and seizure, traffic control, pursuit, and arrest.

Working knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods and equipment.

Some knowledge of scientific crime detection and criminal identification methods and procedures.

Some knowledge of the application of information technology to law enforcement work.

Skill in the use of firearms and other police equipment and in the application of self-defense tactics.

Skill in collaborative conflict resolution.

Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.

Ability to present effective court testimony.

Ability to prepare clear and concise activity reports.

Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, and other public officials.

 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions.

Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pound of force occasionally; 20 pounds frequently; and 10 pounds constantly.

Must possess the visual acuity to operate a police vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol.           

 

Desirable Experience and Education

Graduation from high school and completion of basic law enforcement training; possession of a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Special Requirements

Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must possess a valid North Carolina driver's license and have completed at least the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers. 

 

 

Special Note:  This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions, and recommended job requirements.  However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job questionnaire with a physical abilities checklist which can give further details about that one specific position.  Those documents should be reviewed before initiating a selection process.  They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal and defensible personnel decisions.

 

Salary Range:  $26,853 -$38,891

POLICE OFFICER (Part-Time)

General Statement of Duties

 

Performs general duty law enforcement work to protect life and property in the City.

 

                                                    Distinguishing Features of the Class

 

An employee in this class performs a full range of general law enforcement duties.  Work includes patrolling the City during an assigned shift in a police car or on foot; preventing, detecting and investigating disturbances and crime; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments.  Employees must exercise judgment, initiative and calm control when performing duties; more difficult problems are normally carried out under the direction of or in conjunction with a Police Sergeant assigned to the same shift.  Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness and decisiveness.  Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers.  Employees are subject to hazards associated with law enforcement work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, loud noises, and hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases, or flammable liquids.  Work is subject to the final OSHA standards on blood borne pathogens.  Work is performed under regular  supervision and is evaluated through observation, monitoring radio traffic, discussion, and review of reports for adherence to laws, department procedures, and proper judgment.

 

                                                           Duties and Responsibilities

 

Essential Duties and Tasks

Patrols streets in a police car, on bicycle or on foot; checks doors and windows; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects; report dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions.

Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.

Investigates traffic accidents; issues traffic citation; directs traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities; conducts special traffic checkpoints to enforce seatbelt, alcohol, speed, or other laws; operates radar and intoxilyzer equipment.

Performs investigations of accidents or possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, arrests and processes criminal suspects; presents findings in court.

Issues citations for violation of traffic regulations, serves warrants; apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to magistrate and/or County detention facilities.

Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times at local schools and when traffic signal malfunctions or accidents require.

Operates a two-way radio to receive instructions and information from or to report information to police headquarters; maintains vehicle, weapons and other equipment in standards working order.

Prepares records and reports of activities.

Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; serves papers as needed.

Assists stranded motorists; gives information and directions to visitors and the general public.

May serve on special traffic squad.

 

Additional Job Duties

Performs other related duties as required.


                                                  Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances and policies of the police department, especially relating to search and seizure, traffic control, pursuit, and arrest.

Working knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods and equipment.

Some knowledge of scientific crime detection and criminal identification methods and procedures.

Some knowledge of the application of information technology to law enforcement work.

Skill in the use of firearms and other police equipment and in the application of self-defense tactics.

Skill in collaborative conflict resolution.

Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.

Ability to present effective court testimony.

Ability to prepare clear and concise activity reports.

Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, and other public officials.

 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions.

Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pound of force occasionally; 20 pounds frequently; and 10 pounds constantly.

Must possess the visual acuity to operate a police vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol.       

 

Desirable Experience and Education

Graduation from high school and completion of basic law enforcement training; possession of a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Special Requirements

Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must possess a valid North Carolina driver's license and have completed at least the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers. 

 

Kings Mountain

2006

 

 

Hourly Salary:             $12.23

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER
The City of Kings Mountain is currently accepting applications for volunteer firefighters.

 
Please submit an application by either printing out application and mailing to City of Kings Mountain, Human Resources Department, PO Box 429, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 OR apply through your local ESC Office.

 

 

 

 



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