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Civil Service application form (only for fire positions)

Police Department application form (for Officers and Patrol Positions only)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS:


The City of Pass Christian Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for the position of Patrol Officer and Firefighter until C.O.B. on May 31, 2016.  Applications will be kept on file and will be considered current for a period of one (1) year from the date of filing.  Current applicants will be sent a hiring process letter to address on file at the beginning of each hiring cycle.  Applications must be received at City Hall, 200 W. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian, Ms.  during operating hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Applicants must be:
: at least 18 years of age,
: in good physical condition
: possess a High School diploma or equivalent
: be a registered elector in the county in which he/she resides.

Full time positions are covered by Civil Service.   The City of Pass Christian reserves the right to refuse any and all applications.  The City of Pass Christian is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

see below for job descriptions



Patrol Officer Police Department
City of Pass Christian
Job Description
Patrol Officer

Department: Police FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Date Revised: 5.09.2011 Date Approved: 6.21.2011
EEO Class: Protective Services Worker Civil Service Position
Reports to: Assistant Chief of Police
Directly Supervises: Non-Supervisory
Position Overview
To fulfill the mission, goals, and objectives of the Pass Christian Police Dept.,
officers and employees must have the ability to perform a variety of duties that
are essential to the positions they fill. Therefore, individuals considered by the
Sheriff for the position of Chief Deputy will initially meet and maintain the same
Essential Functions as those described under Essential Functions for Entry Level
Law Enforcement Officers. They are:
• Speak, Write, and Read Reports and Comprehend Other Documents;
• Handle Human Relations Problems;
• Engage in Physical Activities;
• Operate Patrol Vehicle;
• Enforce Traffic Laws and Manage Traffic Accidents;
• Arrest and Detain Persons;
• Use Physical Force to Control Persons;
• Use Deadly Force;
• Conduct Search and Seizure;
• Protect Crime Scene and Collect Evidence and Information:
• Conduct Initial Investigations of Various Crimes and Events;
• Provide Emergency Assistance; &
• Present Testimony.
An applicant for the position of Sergeant with the Pass Christian Police Dept.
that cannot perform these essential tasks is unacceptable. A current employee in
the position of a sworn law enforcement officer who is no longer able to comply
with the requirements of the Pass Christian Police Dept. will be referred to the
administration.
Essential Job Functions
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, May include the following. Other related
duties may be assigned.
Sworn law enforcement officers of the Pass Christian Police Dept. are required to:
• Provide general law enforcement services to those within the jurisdictional
limits of the agency;
• Preserve public peace;
• Protect life;
• Protect property;
• Prevent crime;
• Protect the constitutional rights of all persons encountered or arrested
• Formally advise all suspects of their rights as assured by U.S. Constitution, and upon request provide those rights accordingly,
• Provide equal protection for all;
• Use force sparingly and only when necessary to effect a lawful end;
• Enforce the laws of the state and other applicable ordinances;
• Arrive to work at a specified time in full regulation uniform, unless otherwise instructed;
• Protect persons and property that may come under your charge or custody;
• Be on duty in the prescribed uniform, and be mentally, emotionally and physically prepared to perform all required duties;
• Remain on duty and fully conscious until the expiration of the shift, and or relieved by a supervisor;
• Maintain a clean and professional appearance while on duty;
• Complete, and turn in before the end of each tour of duty, all reports and necessary paperwork;
• Maintain sensitivity and provide equality to all races, religions, sexes, and cultural groups;
• Establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other agencies, and the public;
• Attend and complete all required training and demonstrations of proficiency;
• Establish and maintain liaison with local, county, state, federal agencies, and public officials.
• Abide by all lawful policies and procedures, orders, and instructions issued by superiors of the Pass Christian Police Dept.
Specific Duties
Line supervisors are the backbone of this agency, and perform a critical role in how we are perceived and supported by the public. Sergeants are assigned to a variety of duties.
In addition to the general duties required, sworn officers of the Pass Christian Police Dept. performs the following specific duties. Deviations from the duties within this job description are subject to prior written approval of the Chief of Police. The patrolman will;
• Upon assuming duties of each shift, review general orders, post orders, directives, and policies and procedures for recent changes;
• Respond to dispatch orders without unnecessary delay;
• Exercise direct supervision and control of the patrol shift, section, or officer(s) placed in their charge;
• Schedule and supervise work assignments and performance of officersassigned to the shift or section;
• Assign duties to patrol or section personnel which further the mission and goals of the agency as prioritized by the Lieutenant in charge of the patrol shift or section;
• Conduct formal inspections of officer's appearance, equipment, and grooming on a weekly basis;
• Routinely inspect the equipment, appearance, and work habits of officers assigned to the shift or section prior to, during, and at the end of duty tours;
• Prevent officers from sleeping, conducting personal business, or other derelictions of duty;
• Advise other Sergeants and supervisors of observed activity of their officers needing possible corrective action;
• Take immediate action to prevent any officer from;
a. Performing a unreasonably dangerous or illegal act,
b. Using more than reasonable force,
c. Using unprofessional or abusive language, or gestures,
d. Sexual harassment
e. Abusing a witness, suspect, or member of the public,
f. Disrespectful conduct, speech, or gestures to another officer or supervisor,
g. Failing to read or provide an arrestee their constitutional rights, &
h. Dereliction of duty;
• Correct deficiencies in equipment, appearance, grooming and work habits;
• Counsel officers when opportunities for improvement become apparent;
• Discipline subordinate personnel according to the Pass Christian Police Dept. standard, training, and disciplinary procedures;
• Review reports submitted by patrol and section personnel for accuracy, completeness, and conformance with the Pass Christian Police Dept standards;
• Proceed to maintain control of scenes, until relieved by a higher authority, such as a
a. Serious crimes or accidents, &
b. Unusual or emergency situations;
• Patrol and inspect the Pass Christian Police Dept jurisdictional area and agency operations when necessary;
• Covertly and overtly observe officer performance, and provide recommendations when opportunities for improvement exist;
• Be familiar with the streets and building locations within the jurisdiction;
• Develop and maintain procedural guidelines for patrol and section officer;
• Appear in court and assist in the prosecution of violators;
• Supervise and review the Field Training Officer [FTO] program; and FTO and officer performance and progress;
• Serve on agency committees and boards when requested; &
• Perform the duties that may be assigned by Superiors.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Those individuals seeking employment with the Pass Christian Police Dept. as a sworn law enforcement officer must:
• Be a United States citizen;
• Be a resident of Mississippi or become a resident within ninety [90] days of employment;
• Be at least twenty-one [21] years of age;
• Possess a valid Mississippi Driver License
• Never have been convicted of a felony, or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;
• Be free of misdemeanor convictions for the last twelve [12] months;
• Have no previous or current charges of driving while Intoxicated or driving under the Influence of drugs or alcohol;
• Be subject to a thorough background investigation and personal interviews by agency personnel;
• If served in the armed forces of any country, demonstrate stability, reliability, and integrity, by having an Honorable Discharge [Dishonorable or General discharges are not acceptable];
• Demonstrate a good financial credit rating for the last five [5] years;
• Demonstrate reading and comprehension skills in the English language to at least the 12th grade level through interviews and written demonstration of proficiency;
• Demonstrate honesty and integrity by successfully completing pre-employment polygraph and drug testing;
• Be free from illegal drug use, or legal drugs that impair mental or physical performance, for the past 5 years, as determined by interview, medical, or polygraph testing;
• Be fingerprinted and subjected to a search of local, state, and national records and fingerprint files;
• Undergo physical and psychological assessments by licensed professionals. If a physician or mental health professional identifies conditions that impede or prevent the individual from performing the essential tasks of this position, the applicant may not be eligible for employment as a law enforcement officer with the Pass Christian Police Dept. until such time as the issue or condition is resolved to the satisfaction of the original professional;
• Meet academic and physical requirements for completion of the law enforcement officers' course and certification, as required by the state, or have successfully completed the required peace officer academy training.
• Maintain a license as a law enforcement or peace officer as defined by the state statute, rules, and regulations.
Education and Experience
• Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED);
• Successfully completed Field Training Officer [FTO] training after the academy and `signed off by appointed FTO;
• Demonstrated proficiency with all weapons carried, and patrol vehicle within last twelve [12] months or during FTO training period;
• Within twelve [12] months of initial hire; and each year thereafter, complete no less than fifteen [15] hours of formal in-service training, to include personal
• protection and use of defensive weapons training, emergency vehicle driving,
• First aid, and Haz-Mat awareness.
• Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities will be accepted.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Demanding mental, physical and behavioral standards are necessary for this position. Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 50+ pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are both indoors and outdoors. Employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste and smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and sometimes loud outdoors. Incumbent sometimes works in hazardous environments under high stress.
CHAIN OF COMMAND:
Newly appointed officers initially work under the direct supervision of a Field Training Officer [FTO], until the FTO approves the officer to perform duties on their own without constant direct supervision. Once the FTO training process is complete, sworn officers normally work under the supervision of a sergeant overseeing the section to which the officer is assigned.



City of Pass Christian
Job Description
Firefighter I

Department: Fire FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Date Revised: 06.12.2011 Date Approved: 6.21.2011
EEO Class: Protective Services Worker Civil Service Position
Reports to: Fire Chief
Directly Supervises: Non-Supervisory
Position Overview
This is skilled firefighting work in combating, extinguishing and preventing fires; in
answering emergency calls; and in operation and maintenance of fire department
equipment, apparatus and quarters. Incumbent will have completed 1001 at MS
Fire Academy with the Pass Christian Fire Department. Incumbent will gain further
experience in all fire fighting tactics and will usually work under supervision.
Essential Job Function
The following is intended as illustrative but not all inclusive of various types of work performed in positions allocated to this
classification. The absence of the specific statement of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is
similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.
• Work involves training for and participation in duties of protecting life and
property by firefighting and rescue activities usually under close supervision.
• Employees of the Firefighter I class are required to learn and participate in
the operation of apparatus and the performance of hazardous tasks under
emergency conditions which may require strenuous exertion under
handicaps such as smoke and cramped surroundings.
• Responsible for driving fire truck to scene of fire and position it for easy
accessibility, lays hose lines, hooks up to hydrants, relays or drafts water.
• Responsible for all facets of pump operations.
• Firefighting and rescue work will be the most difficult responsible areas of
essential duty, much time will be spent drilling and studying methods,
techniques and organizations and in routine duties in the care and
maintenance of fire department property and equipment.
• Specific orders and directions are given by senior personnel, but the work
requires initiative through individual understanding of firefighting methods.
• Responsible for all equipment at his/her station.
• Be proficient in the operation of the equipment to which he/she is assigned
and be able to operate said equipment to best perform the functions for
which is was designed and to not exceed its designed limitations.
• Must know all streets and have knowledge of street numbers.
• Must maintain hydrants, apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment and grounds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
• Knowledge of basic fire suppression techniques.
• Ability to grasp and follow directives under stress.
• Ability to perform physical training.
• Knowledge of all street locations within the City of Pass Christian.
Education and Experience
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Possess 1-2 years work under supervision
Licenses and/or Certifications
• Valid Mississippi Driver's License at the time of appointment or ability to obtain one within thirty (30) days and a driving record acceptable to the City's insurance carrier.
• Valid certification in CPR
• Must possess valid 1001 certificate
• Must complete MS First Responder Course
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Demanding mental, physical and behavioral standards are necessary for this position. Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 50+ pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are both indoors and outdoors. Employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste and smell.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and sometimes loud outdoors. Incumbent sometimes works in hazardous environments under high stress.