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City of Chester Patrol Uniform

4 Positions – Salary $27,554.00

Police Department

 

 

Requires a high school diploma and completion of required criminal justice training and education, or any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the required skills, knowledge, and experience. Must possess S.C. Law Enforcement class I certification and a valid state driver's license. Submit application/resume to Carla Roof, Human Resources Director no later than 12 noon, Friday, July 10, 2015. The City of Chester is an EOE-H. Position is Subject to the following Background Checks: Credit Check, Criminal History, Driving History, Drug Test, Medical/Physical Examination, Psychological testing. 

 

 

 

Notice of Employment Opportunity

City of Chester Police Department

Chief of Police

 

Salary Range:   $49639. Min. - $65,495. Max

 Requires an Associate Degree in Criminal Science or related field supplemented by 10-15 years of experience in multiple aspects of law enforcement, some of which must have been at the supervisory level; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Completion of SC Law Enforcement Academy. Must possess SC Law Enforcement certification(s) and a valid state driver’s license. Applicant must reside or willing to relocate to Chester County. Notice of application and resume should be submitted to City of Chester, Attention Human Resources Department, 100 West End Street, Chester, SC 29706, or email to croof@chester.sc.gov   Applications accepted until 12 noon, Friday August 21, 2015. 

 Applications available at www.chestersc.org -under Departments - Human Resources - Job Opportunities and City of Chester, 100 West End Street, Chester. The City of Chester is an EOE-H. Position is Subject to the following Background Checks: Credit Check, Criminal History, Driving History, Drug Test, Medical/Physical Examination, Psychological testing. 

 

 

 

CITY OF CHESTER, SOUTH CAROLINA

 JOB DESCRIPTION, FEBRUARY 1998

 JOB TITLE: POLICE CHIEF

CHESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT

                                                                                GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB

Under limited supervision, supervises plans and directs the operations of the Chester Police Department in order to ensure the proper enforcement of laws, ordinances and regulations relating to public safety and welfare as set forth by the State of South Carolina and City of Chester. Reviews work of subordinates for completeness, accuracy and adherence to department policies and procedures.   Reports to the City Administrator.

                                            SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 Supervises and directs the Chester Police Department; supervises subordinate personnel through the chain of command. Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems; allocating personnel; and recommending and approving employee transfers, promotions, discipline and discharge as appropriate. Reviews and evaluates the work of subordinates; offers advice and assistance as needed.

 Develops and implements policies and procedures as necessary to promote and ensure the effectiveness of operations as well as the safety and welfare of the public. Develops long-range plans to meet future growth.

 Directs uniform and traffic patrol, criminal investigations, narcotics enforcement and court operations.

 Coordinates with other city departments regarding matters of public safety.

 Assists in coordinating inter-jurisdictional matters, including cooperative law enforcement, investigations, critical incident management, natural disaster management and task force management.

 Provides and encourages intra-departmental communications through regularly scheduled meetings.

 Responds to public, governmental, managerial and interagency inquiries through written correspondence and verbal communications. Investigates and recommends appropriate response to complaints concerning department personnel and activities.

 Receives and reviews reports submitted by subordinate personnel, ensuring completeness and accuracy.

 Represents the Police Department by attending and participating in public activities; plans and participates in department public relations efforts.

 Maintains required level of proficiency in the use of firearms.

 Remains abreast of all federal and state laws, and ordinances of the city of Chester.

 Performs a wide variety of routine administrative tasks, including but not limited to overseeing department budget preparation and administration, preparing reports and correspondence, etc.

 Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various records and reports including incident reports, accident reports, use of force reports, NCIC reports, job applications, performance appraisals, monthly reports, personnel documentation, memos, correspondence, etc.

 Operates a police vehicle, firearms, restraining devices, two-way radio, breath analyzer, and other police-issued equipment, as well as a variety of other equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, etc.   Exercises care and safety in the use of equipment required to complete assigned tasks.

 Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the City Administrator, City department heads and employees, subordinates, City Council members, court personnel, attorneys, other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, community leaders and organizations, news media, sales representatives, business leaders, civic organizations, suspects, victims, witnesses, and the general public.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 Performs related duties as required.

                                               MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 Requires an Associates Degree in Criminal Science, or related field supplemented by 10-15 years of experience in multiple aspects of law enforcement, some of which must have been at the supervisory level; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Completion of South Carolina Law Enforcement Academy; Additional criminal justice training and education. Must possess S.C. Law Enforcement Class I certification(s) and a valid state driver's license. Applicant must reside or willing to relocate to Chester County. 

                                                    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED

TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including firearms, automobile, office equipment, radio, telephone, etc. Must be able to exert up to ten pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, pull, climb, balance, walk, run. Must be physically fit and able to defend one's self from attack or physical assault. Must be able to restrain, lift and/or carry adults of varying weights.

 Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to subordinates and receiving assignments and/or directions from supervisors.

 Language Ability: Requires ability to read a variety of law books, maps, policy and procedure manuals, warrants, criminal records, financial documents, etc. Requires the ability to prepare reports, correspondence, budgets, etc. with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence.

 Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of instructions in mathematical, written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form; to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Requires the ability to apply influence systems in managing a diverse staff; to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.

 Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and give verbal and written instructions; to counsel and teach employees. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with persons of varying educational backgrounds and in a variety of technical and/or professional languages including law enforcement, personnel, budgeting, etc.

 Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, to determine percentages and decimals and to determine time. Must be able to use practical applications of fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion.

 Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape; identify degrees of similarity or difference in shades, forms, etc.; and visually read various information.

 Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using office machinery, firearms and other special equipment; to operate motor vehicles.

 Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, keyboards, office equipment, control knobs, buttons, switches, catches, firearms, etc. Must have significant levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.

 Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency, unusual or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are make or break aspects of the job. The worker may be subject to danger or risk to a significant degree, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

 Physical Communications: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).

                                                             PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

 Knowledge of Job: Has considerable knowledge of the methods, organization, planning, management and supervision of a city law enforcement agency as reflected in the needs and requirements of the City. Is able to develop and administer both short and long-range plans and budgets for the agency. Is able to work under stressful or dangerous conditions, often involving considerable personal risk or risk to others. Able to maintain control of assigned activities through effective supervision of subordinates and the application of good human relations techniques. Is able to perform duties under the pressure of very high expectations for exemplary and non-erring leadership, management, professionalism and implementation of law enforcement procedures.  Is able to show a high level of discretion and flexibility in daily operations. Has considerable knowledge of the structure, functions and inter-relationships of state and local law enforcement agencies. Has the ability to analyze trends and plan and adjust Police Department services in response to changing trends. Has extensive knowledge of up-to-date methods of law enforcement procedures. Have extensive knowledge of firearms, automotive, radio and other law enforcement equipment. Is skilled in the use of firearms. Is able to direct thorough criminal investigations. Has extensive knowledge of legal rights of accused persons and law enforcement. Has extensive knowledge of criminal behavior and methods of operation. Is able to analyze problems that arise in the areas under supervision and recommend solutions. Is able to use judgment and discretion in dealing with emergency situations, handling internal problems of the Department, reacting to public pressures, analyzing and applying new laws, law enforcement methods and techniques, etc. Is able to assemble and analyze information and make written and oral reports concisely, clearly and effectively. Is able to comprehend, interpret and apply regulations, procedures and related information. Is able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of public and private groups and is persuasive in such communication. Has sufficient knowledge of other City departments to communicate and interface with their representatives as necessary in carrying out duties and responsibilities. Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations accurately and quickly. Is able to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Have good organizational, technical and management skills.   Has skill in the use of computers. Has knowledge of the standard tools, materials and practices of the trade. Has skill in the care and use of required tools and equipment. Has knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. 

 Quality of Work: Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interaction with all City departments and divisions, co-workers and the public.

 Quantity of Work: Performs described "Specific Duties and Responsibilities" and related assignments efficiently and effectively in order to produce quantity of work which consistently meets standards and expectations of the City.

 Dependability: Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work.   Completes assigned work within deadlines in accordance with directives, City policy, standards and prescribed procedures. Remains accountable to assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.

 Attendance: Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to City policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and time-off requests.

 Initiative and Enthusiasm: Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.

 Judgment: Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies problems or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice where appropriate and researches problems, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.

 Cooperation: Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with City policy or procedures, etc. Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation between all staff persons and departments within the City.

 Relationships with Others: Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and staff for mutual and City benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among all City employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with department employees, staffers and managers in other departments, representatives from organizations, and the public so as to maintain good will toward the City and to project a good City image. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the City. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image within the City. Interacts effectively with City Administrator, professionals and the public.

 Coordination of Work: Plans and organizes daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology. Avoids duplication of effort. Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules. 

 Safety and Housekeeping: Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the City and various regulatory agencies. Sees that the standards are not violated. Maintains a clean and orderly workplace. 

 Planning: Plans, directs and uses information effectively in order to enhance activities and production of the department. Knows and understands the expectations of the City regarding the activities of the department and works to see that these expectations are met. Designs and formulates ways, means, and timing to achieve the goals and objectives of the department and the City. Within constraints of City policy, formulates appropriate strategy and tactics for achieving departmental and City objectives. Effectively and efficiently organizes, arranges and allocates manpower, financial and other designated resources to achieve the goals and objectives of the department and the City.

 Organizing: Organizes work and that of subordinate staff well. Ensures that staff members know what results are expected of them and that they are regularly and appropriately informed of all City and department matters affecting them and/or of concern to them.

 Staffing: Works with the Personnel Coordinator and upper management, where appropriate, to select and recommend employment of personnel for the department who are qualified both technically and philosophically to meet the needs of the department and the City. Personally directs the development and training of department personnel ensuring that they are properly inducted, oriented and trained.

 Leading: Provides a work environment which encourages clear and open communications. Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of the principles of effective leadership and how such principles are to be applied. Provides adequate feedback to staff so they know whether their performance levels are satisfactory. Commends and rewards employees for outstanding performance yet does not hesitate to take disciplinary action when necessary. Exercises enthusiasm in influencing and guiding others toward the achievement of City goals and objectives.

 Controlling: Provides a work environment which is orderly and controlled. Coordinates, audits, and controls work force and financial resources efficiently and effectively. Coordinates, audits, and controls the utilization of materials and equipment efficiently and effectively. Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of City standards, methods and procedures.

 Delegating: Assigns duties to staff as necessary and/or appropriate to meet department goals, enhance staff abilities, build confidence on the job and assists staff members in personal growth. Has confidence in staff to meet new or additional expectations.

 Decision Making: Uses discretion and judgment in developing and implementing courses of action affecting the department. When a particular policy, procedure or strategy does not foster the desired result, moves decisively and explicitly to develop and implement alternatives.

 Creativity: Regularly seeks new and improved methodologies, policies and procedures for enhancing the effectiveness of department and City. Employs imagination and creativity in the application of duties and responsibilities. Is not adverse to change.

 Human Relations: Strives to develop and maintain good rapport with all staff members. Listens to and considers their suggestions and complaints and responds appropriately. Maintains the respect and loyalty of staff.

 Policy Implementation: Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of City policies regarding the department and City function. Adheres to those policies in the discharge of duties and responsibilities and ensures the same from subordinate staff.

 Policy Formulation: Keeps abreast of changes in operating philosophies and policies of the City and continually reviews department policies to ensure that any changes in City philosophy or practice are appropriately incorporated. Also understands the relationship between operating policies and practices and department morale and performance. Works to see that established policies enhance same.

 Personal Protective Equipment

 Patrol Officers or Officers assisting with Patrol:

 Ballistic Vest - if not worn must be readily available

Uniform

Gloves - Protect from Bodily Fluids/Bloodborne Pathogens

Eye Protection - Glasses - Protect from Bodily Fluids/Bloodborne Pathogens

Goggles - Firing Range or when using tools

Hearing Protection - Firing Range

Lab Apron - when working with chemicals in lab

Disposable Masks - can be used by officer but usually placed on suspected

Infections individuals

Reflective Vest & Flashlight - visibility at night

 PPE & First Aid kits are Assigned to each Patrol Unit

 Investigations & Narcotics:

 Gloves - Protect from Bodily Fluids/Bloodborne Pathogens and when working with chemicals in lab

Lab Apron - when working with chemicals in lab

Eye Protection - Glasses/Goggles - Protect from Bodily Fluids/Bloodborne Pathogen and when working with chemicals in lab

 Select Individuals Specially trained and medically cleared & fit tested yearly:

 Tyvek F Suit

Gas Mask FR-M40

Inner & Outer Gloves

Overboot

For Green and Yellow zones in an Emergency

 Bike Patrol:

 Bicycle Helmet

Eye Protection - Glasses/Goggles

Gloves

Uniform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

JOB TITLE: ATHLETIC OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

 SEASONAL AUGUST – DECEMBER

 NON EXEMPT

 

 

Under limited supervision, assist the Director in coordinating, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a comprehensive program of recreation and leisure events, programs, activities, and services   that promote a lifestyle of wellness and physical activity for citizens of all ages, interests and abilities.  Performs related administrative and professional work as required. Reports to the Director of Parks and Recreation. Requires a Bachelor's degree in parks and recreation, physical education, leisure service, or related field supplemented by one to two years of recreation programming experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid state driver’s license.

 

Notice of application should be submitted to City of Chester Human Resources Department, Attention Carla Roof, 100 West End Street, Chester, SC 29706, or email to croof@chester.sc.gov Applications accepted until 5 pm, Friday, August 7, 2015. The City of Chester is an EOE-H. Position is Subject to the following Background Checks: Credit Check, Criminal History, Driving History, Drug Test, Medical/Physical Examination.

 

 

 

  

City of Chester

Recreation Program Coordinator

Part-time position – up to 30 hours per week

$8.00 – 10.00 per hour

Under limited supervision, assist in coordinating, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a comprehensive program of recreation and leisure events, programs, activities, and services   that promote a lifestyle of wellness and physical activity for citizens of all ages, interests and abilities. Performs related administrative and professional work as required. Reports to the Director of Parks and Recreation.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in parks and recreation, physical education, leisure service, or related field supplemented by one to two years of recreation programming experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid state driver’s license.

 

Notice of application should be submitted to City of Chester Human Resources Department, Attention Carla Roof, 100 West End Street, Chester, SC 29706, or email to croof@chester.sc.gov Applications accepted until 12 noon, Friday, August 14, 2015.  The City of Chester is an EOE-H. Position is Subject to the following Background Checks: Credit Check, Criminal History, Driving History, Drug Test, Medical/Physical Examination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Chester

Recreation Program Coordinator

Part-time position – up to 30 hours per week

                                                            $8.00 – 10.00 per hour

For additional job requirements, visit www.chestersc.org, departments, HR, Jobs. The City of Chester is an EOE-H.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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