BOULDER POLICE DEPARTMENT
1805 33RD STREET
BOULDER, COLORADO 80301
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Updated: January 11, 2022
Job Classification: Colorado Certified Lateral Police Officer
Candidates who have not filled out the City of Boulder application, go to www.BPDJobs.com to apply!
*******************PREAPPROVED TESTING PROCESS - BY INVITATION ONLY************************
Testing for this position requires authorization from the City of Boulder. Candidates who have filled out the City's application and meet minimum requirements will receive notification from the City of Boulder to schedule testing.
Apply to test through NTN by City of Boulder Invitation Only. Candidates without prior authorization will not be considered for this posting. This job posting is open until filled.
Job Posting Start Date: 11/03/2021
Posting End Date: 11/30/2022
Please Note: Lateral entry up to $83,836 is available for Colorado POST certified officers depending on years of experience.
**In addition, a $10k hiring bonus is also available to applicants with Colorado POST certification AND two years of lateral police experience in Colorado.
We also offer an expedited hiring process! Depending on date of application, laterals may be hired within three months.
Work Schedule: TBDJob Type: Full-TimeLocation: Public Safety Building, 1805 33rd Street, Boulder, ColoradoDepartment: PoliceWhy Boulder?Come join a group of people who love what they do! Our employees enjoy the family atmosphere that Boulder Police Department provides. You won't be just a number at Boulder PD. We are small enough that you’ll know all your coworkers, but big enough to have a great range of opportunities. In addition to a great benefits package, we also offer an extremely competitive starting salary with the chance to reach maximum pay in just seven years! If you are looking for an exciting career with a great department, come to Boulder.
Overall Job ObjectiveWith integrity, professionalism, humanity and courage, protects life and property through the enforcement of laws. Works proactively, in cooperation with the community, responds to calls for service, patrols areas, and performs investigative and service functions.
Duties & Responsibilities: Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.
1. Patrols a designated area of the city on foot, bicycle, and/or in a radio-equipped patrol car. Performs complex investigations, renders service, enforces traffic and criminal laws, and generally provides for the safety of the public. Interacts and works with diverse groups of people within the department and the community, renders service and collects information.
2. Uses problem solving skills, creativity, and innovative approaches to identify community concerns; presents options for course of action; identifies resources; plans for implementation of desired changes and evaluates success by: obtaining information and increasing knowledge of persons and conditions within an assigned area. Works with community members to identify and analyze crime and other problems within an assigned area and designs strategies to address those problems. Anticipates crime trends and makes plans to break negative patterns before they become established. Creates an environment in which community members are motivated to organize and assist in the implementation of problem-solving strategies; frequently works with youth on various activities and special projects which are consistent with organizational values.
3. Coordinates information and resources among other department employees, public and private agencies, and members of the public regarding crime problems and solutions by: working with other department employees (commissioned and non-commissioned) as well as public and private agencies in designing and implementing problem solving strategies. Locates and organizes resources needed to implement strategies. Consistently shares information with other department members. Establishes two-way communication and acts as an informational source to members of the public regarding crime problems and solutions.
4. Complies with department general orders, policies, rules, regulations, instructions, laws and ordinances and general literature pertaining to policing. Analyzes and interprets legal codes and criminal evidence. Thoroughly prepares written reports and documents summarizing information. Properly uses computers for reports, communication and information retrieval. Professionally testifies in court regarding policing duties. Must be a credible witness.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years of age at time of application. Must have two years of full-time police officer employment as a COLORADO sworn, non-military law enforcement officer assigned to patrol or investigative functions with authority to make arrests, enforce, and investigate Federal or State or Local laws; and statutory authority to carry a firearm for employment.
Ability to perform essential physical functions of the job. This includes, by way of example only, corrected visual acuity of 20/30 in both eyes, no marked red-green deficiency of color vision and no dimming of red objects; normal depth perception; no significant interference with night vision; no significant loss of peripheral vision; strabismus which is accompanied by double vision and not correctable. This will also include no hearing loss of greater than 46 decibels in the 3,000 cps range. Applicants who are otherwise qualified but cannot meet any standards due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act may be given an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to perform the job through individual testing, or may contact the city of Boulder Risk Manager about reasonable accommodations.
Applicants Must Successfully Pass Standardized Testing
INVITED applicants must successfully pass the FrontLine standardized police officer test offered through the National Testing Network (NTN). NTN has testing centers across the United States with the option to complete the test remotely, at home. INVITED applicants must schedule a testing opportunity directly with NTN at their own expense (currently $55). WE STRESS THAT TEST SCORES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ANY APPLICANTS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN EXPRESSLY INVITED TO TEST BY THE BOULDER POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Applicants Must Successfully Pass the Physical Ability Testing (PAT)
The PAT is comprised of several events, including a serpentine run, jump, stair climb and descent, a low crawl, a climb through a window, 150-pound dummy drag, 5-foot wall climb and a lift and carry of a 50-pound weight. The PAT course begins with the applicant seated in a patrol car. It concludes after the applicant completes all events and returns to the patrol vehicle. The course must be completed in 2 minutes and 45 seconds or less. A video of the PAT may be seen at www.bpdjobs.com
Background Information: Demonstrated personal and professional honesty, integrity, good judgment as shown in applicant's criminal history, background and motor vehicle record, and use of drugs and alcohol. Preference will be given to applicants who have no history of use, sale or possession of illegal substances. Prior to employment, successful applicants are required to submit to drug, medical, psychological, and Computer Voice Stress Analyzer testing.
Desired Qualifications- In addition to the required minimum qualifications:Four-year college degree from an accredited college or university. Bilingual skills in English/Spanish or English/Southeast Asian languages. Knowledge of the Boulder area and community. Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training certification (refer to the P.O.S.T. website at http://www.coloradopost.gov ). Experience and demonstrable skills working with computers. Documented proficiency in the use of a double action semi-auto handgun (9mm, .40 cal or .45 cal), 12-gauge shotgun and/or patrol rifles (Colt AR-15, Ruger Mini-14).
Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.
Working Conditions - Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Condition
Physical Demands and Mental Effort: Primarily active physical work, which requires occasional lifting over 100 pounds, frequent lifting up to 50 pounds, and constant lifting up to 30 pounds. Constant walking, standing, or sitting for up to for up to 10 or more hours/day. Constant and repetitive use of the hands for simple grasping and fine manipulation. Frequent and repetitive use of the feet in the operation of the foot controls of a vehicle. Occasional pushing of items up to 80 pounds and pulling of items up to 100 pounds. Frequent bending, squatting and kneeling. Occasional running, climbing, reaching overhead, crawling, and digging. Frequent eye-hand coordination necessary. Vision, speech, and hearing all necessary. Ability to give clear, audible and concise commands. Ability to complete and maintain physical training requirements. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions.
Working Environment: May work outdoors year-round regardless of weather conditions. Works in a setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noises.
Machines and equipment used in work include but are not limited to the following: Frequently uses/wears weapons and specialized equipment associated with policing and operates police vehicles. Uses standard office equipment including computers, digital camera, photocopier, calculator, cell phone.
Accomodations: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.