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Job Title: Police Assistant (Non-Merit)
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 01/27/12 4:30 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $25.00 Hourly
Location: Towson, Maryland


  Benefits  Supplemental Questions


Regular Schedule: 20 hours per week

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Baltimore County Police Department.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.


A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the “Work Experience” section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

Examples of Duties:
Under close supervision, performs a variety of investigative and analytical paraprofessional law enforcement functions, as well as administrative duties in support of police operations and related services.

Perform background investigations of employment candidates in accordance with departmental policies and goals, applicable laws, and procedural requirements. 

Conduct background investigations, which includes:  interviewing and fingerprinting applicants; collecting, reviewing, verifying and analyzing personal, financial, and education documentation; traveling to various locations within and outside the state to interview references, present and former employers and educational institution representatives.

Investigate technical problems related to compliance inspections and identify remedial action.  Conduct document verification and physical accounting of property items related to all critical drug and firearm cases prior to destruction of evidence.  Investigate, analyze and report any discrepancies in findings.

Conduct regular line inspections of police records, equipment, log books at precincts, specialized units, and other commands for uniformity and compliance with policies, rules, and procedures.
Inspecting the appearance of on-duty officers; performing other related inspections as required, including CALEA inspections and preparation of related materials and documentation; document findings, prepare and submit detailed reports related to same.

Identify and track officers’ court cases and appearances; collect relevant police reports, statement of charges and MVA records from officers and review for accuracy and completeness; liaison with prosecutors to excuse officers from court as necessary; appear in court and communicate with officers via police radio and/or phone to have them respond to court as needed; coordinate warrant and summons service; compile and submit corresponding reports as required and requested.  Prepare court docket for processing.

Resolve court scheduling conflicts.  Track and maintain records of overtime spent on court appearances.  Maintain summonses database, update daily, and prepare related reports as requested.

Document all background investigation findings and compile comprehensive reports of same.  Assist with physical agility tests and other pre-employment events as necessary.  Answer general employment inquiries, consult and advise potential applicants, and assist applicants with filling out requisite employment forms.  Document and maintain related employment statistics.

Prepare and present both written and verbal reports involving audits, inspections and their analysis.  Review proposed changes to policies, rules and procedures, such as General Orders, Special Orders, SOPs, and manual revisions, to determine their effect on inspections and accreditation programs.  Monitor affects of approved changes and prepare related reports.

Interact with the general public, potential applicants, police department personnel, State’s Attorney’s Office personnel, Assistant State’s Attorney’s Office personnel, court judges, court personnel, CALEA inspectors, other jurisdiction uniformed and civilian staff.  Conduct interviews, both formal and informal as dictated by the related functions of the individual assignment.
Answer inquiries and provide information and assistance related to each assignment.

Examples of Other Duties
May be responsible for monitoring and reporting overtime expenditures for the purpose of required court appearances as authorized by a supervisor.

Performs other related duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)

Possession of a high school diploma or appropriate equivalent, PLUS must be a retired sworn police or fire department employee.

Character Requirements 
All applicants must be of good moral character and emotionally stable, as determined by a comprehensive background investigation, polygraph examination, and drug test.

Citizenship Requirements
All applicants must be citizens of the United States at the time of appointment.

Licenses and Certifications
Possession of a valid driver’s license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver’s license is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment:
The work environment is variable, depending on the assignment, and may fluctuate between an office setting and frequent fieldwork, requiring travel.  Employee may be required to work some flexible hours based on the needs of the various assignments, and must be able to work independently without close supervision. 

Physical and Environmental Conditions
Some positions may require exposure to potentially hazardous conditions such as adverse weather and travel conditions.  Some positions may require frequent walking, standing, lifting, and carrying of equipment.

Medical Examination and Comprehensive Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and a comprehensive background investigation which includes but not limited to a criminal background check, psychological and polygraph examination, and fingerprinting.

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