Police Officer – Police Athletic League Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the direct supervision of the Community Relations/Crime Prevention Division Captain, performs varied, administration and instructional tasks in directing and implementing PAL programs and/or facilities.The class is distinguished by responsibility of using independent judgement to ensure that only the highest standards of safety are enforced; and for initiating/maintaining effective communication with the Community Relations/Crime Prevention Captain, business/civic groups and other law enforcement organizations that work with juvenile offenders. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Develops and implements all youth sports and crime prevention activities, arrange tournaments and schedules referees, umpires, officials, etc.

Seek avenues of income such as fundraisers, grants, etc.

Schedule use of facilities, collection of fees, and manages petty cash, expenditures.

Orders supplies, issue equipment, maintain program attendance records and payment of expenses.

Enforce rules and regulations. Handles any matters regarding disciplinary problems.

Handles complaints; answers general inquiries from the public about availability of facilities and programs; and is responsible for the overall public relations of the PAL.

Insures that organizational by-laws are adhered to.

Works with Leisure Services Officials to coordinate programming between departments.

Functions as liaison between Coaches and Leisure Services Supervisory personnel to ensure appropriate programming both quantitatively and qualitatively.

Conduct all matters involving and preparing for yearly audits.

Presents/teaches DARE, and GREAT programs to schools, PTO’s and other educational institutions.

Complete mandatory training as required to maintain CJSTC certification.

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Certified Florida Law Enforcement Officer, and completion of probationary status with the Department. Experience in community relations/drug prevention and safety programs is desirable. Must have completed Instructor Technique Course, and must be able to possess a valid State of Florida Commercial Drivers License.

 

B. KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of police principles and practices.

Knowledge of applicable laws and precedents.

Knowledge of Department Policy and Procedures.

Knowledge of city and state ordinance that apply to the position.

Knowledge of the method used in making presentations and formal instruction sessions.

Knowledge of variety of recreational and athletic activities and equipment.

Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the play of a variety of recreational games.

Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Ability to responsibly oversee the use of recreational facilities.

Ability to investigate situations and prepare written reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with various groups or individuals.

Ability to plan, work and make decisions independently.

Skill in dealing tactfully and effectively with citizens in a wide variety of stressful situations.

Skill in leading, instructing and supervising recreational activities and programs.

 

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Operate a motor vehicle equipped with standard features and specialized emergency devices.

Hear and understand conversation in English in normal tone of voice.

Learn complex tasks and remember how to complete task without assistance once trained.

Use senses which include sight, smell, hearing and touch.

See and read letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols which are both large and small, as well as identify colors.

Print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols. They must be legible and understood by others.

Move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.

Stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods less than 10 minutes.

Walk, stand, and sit for periods in excess than 30 minutes.

Lift, carry, push or pull items which weigh up to 40 pounds unassisted.

Hold items which weigh between 1-10 pounds for a period less than 10 minutes.

Work at night, in dimly lit conditions as necessary during inclement weather.

Must be, or have the ability to be, respirator certified.



THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL-INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD, REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 11/20/08