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Public Safety Officer

Company: City of Denton
Location: Denton
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:


Under general supervision, is responsible for performing a wide variety of non-emergency law enforcement support tasks, which do not require the exercise of peace officer powers of arrest or firearms within the Police Department's Investigations Bureau.

Essential Functions and Other Important Duties

Essential Functions:

* Responds to non-emergency calls for service throughout the City
* Enforces parking regulations and writes citations as appropriate
* Takes reports both over the phone and in person; enters data into proper computer system
* Patrols in assigned vehicle
* Responds to traffic crash scenes, stranded motorists, traffic hazards, and takes delayed criminal offense reports
* Collects and secures evidence
* Assists police officers by waiting for wreckers and towing abandoned vehicles
* Performs traffic and crowd control at special events and incidents
* Assists the public with various issues, including criminal, civil, city business, and other related questions
* Resolves criminal complaints and requests from city staff, residents and businesses, and performs related duties as required
* Maintains regular and punctual on-site attendance

Additional Duties:

* Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications / Acceptable Equivalency:

* High School Diploma or GED equivalent


* Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job

Core Competencies:

* Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
* Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers


* Bilingual in Spanish and English
* Good driving record
* Good public relations

Conditions of Employment:

* Must have a valid Class "C" Driver's License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class "C" driver's license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 90 days of hire per state law)
* Must successfully complete the employment process including a polygraph, psychological and physical examinations, drug screen, thorough background investigation, and social security number verification
* A personal history statement must be submitted with each application
* Must be able to work in all kinds of weather

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements:Overall Strength Demands: The italicized word describes the overall strength demand of the functions performed by the incumbent during a typical workday.

* Sedentary- lifting no more than 10 pounds
* Light - lifting no more than 20 pounds; carry up to 10 pounds
* Medium - lifting no more than 50 pounds, carry up to 25 pounds
* Heavy - lifting no more than 100 pounds, carry up to 50 pounds
* Very Heavy - lifting more than 100 pounds, carry more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes: The following describes if the incumbent is expected to exert the following physical demands during a typical workday and the overall frequency.

Codes for "how often":

Y = Yes

N = No

E = extensive (100-70%)

M = moderate (60-30%)

I = infrequent (20-10%)

A = almost never (

Keywords: City of Denton, Denton , Public Safety Officer, Other , Denton, Texas

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