NATURE OF WORK
Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of difficult clerical and secretarial work, takes varied dictation.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Performs a broad spectrum of stenographic, secretarial and technical duties for a division head; composes and types correspondence using a typewriter or Windows-based computer applications; takes oral dictation and transcribes from dictation or from a recording; types and composes memoranda and reports; may take and transcribes minutes of meetings.
Serves at police counter and receives public; receives and accounts for some fees and fines. May maintain fingerprint and pawn ticket files.
Screens office and phone calls by furnishing information requested; gives out information on a variety of matters and refers visitors to proper officials, prepares reports by finding, assembling and summarizing information and data.
Assists the public in preparing complaints and reports; transcribes crime incident and arrest reports from a recording; types any of numerous investigative, accident and miscellaneous incident reports; maintains a number of files on crimes, incidents, arrests, vehicles, traffic, bicycles and property; receives reports of stolen or missing property and similar incidents.
Establishes and maintains files and systems; operates a variety of office and computer equipment including Windows-based applications and applications specific to the host department; performs quasi-administrative functions in assisting in office or operational procedures.
Enters data from police reports and other sources into computer system by using Windows-based computer applications or applications specific to the host department; using microfilm camera, films documents for storage and prepares duplicate microfiche files; files police reports, citations and related material
Performs other work which is consistent with the essential elements of the job.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of office procedures, practices and equipment and department functions.
Knowledge of the organization and functions and ability to organize an office.
Knowledge of American English, including proper style, grammar and spelling.
Ability to take dictation at a minimum corrected speed of 30 WPM and to type from clear copy at the rate of 60 WPM.
Ability to perform a variety of difficult clerical tasks under pressure.
Ability to meet the public courteously and to obtain and give information.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, officials and the public.
Ability to observe the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 20, 2021
SALARY RANGE: $14.29 – $20.01
HOURS: MONDAY – FRIDAY 9:00 A.M – 5:00 PM
SUBMIT APPLICATIONS (AVAILABLE AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE) TO THE NORTH PLATTE POLICE DEPT., 701 S. JEFFERS ST., NORTH PLATTE, NE 69101
Entry Level Applicants-Sworn Police Officer
The North Platte Police Department offers a salary competitive with other local law enforcement agencies. The current starting salary for Patrol Officers is $40,726 per year with a top salary range of $55,576. The city also provides a $.40/hr shift differential pay for officers assigned to work during the hours of 6 PM and 6 AM as well as incentive pay for Field Training Officers and Drug Recognition Experts.
Other Benefits include:
- A pension funded at 7% by the employee with a 7% match by the employer-invested at the employee’s discretion
- Health insurance (employee pays 8% of the premium for single coverage and 16% for family coverage)
- Vision Insurance benefit of $250/year for the employee
- Dental insurance provided to the employee-employee’s coverage is paid by the employer (family coverage available for a fee)
- $40,000 life insurance provided by the employer for the employee
- 10 paid Holidays
- Vacation Accrual beginning at 80 hours and up to 160 hours annually
- 96 hours paid annual sick leave
- Optional insurance coverage through AFLAC
- Up to 180 hours comp time accrual
- Employer will pay tuition, books and other course fees for an officer to obtain an AA degree. Those hired with an AA degree or higher will receive a $2,000 bonus upon completion of probation
- Department-Issued Weapons/uniforms
- Other education incentives
For a detailed list of Police Benefits review this document.
Lateral Entry Applicants-Nebraska Certified
The Department provides lateral transfer opportunities. In addition to the benefits listed above, Nebraska Certified lateral entry applicants enjoy:
- Starting pay at step D (Currently $46,675/year)
- No written Civil Service Exam
- No physical agility test
- $2,000 sign-on bonus
- 80 hours sick leave upon hire
- 80 hours vacation upon completion of probation
- Years of service with another Nebraska law enforcement agency count toward promotional requirements.