The Full-Time Police Officer is responsible for a variety of tasks required in the operation of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission (GNOEC) Police Department including, but not limited to, general police responsibilities necessary to provide for the safety and good order of the community in accordance with Department Regulations and state law. In general, an Officer will identify criminal offenders and criminal activity and, where appropriate, apprehend offenders; reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime and traffic violations through preventive patrol and other measures; facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic; and provide other emergency services.
Employment Status: Regular Full-Time
Schedule: At least 80 hours per payroll period. However, could be asked to work additional hours.
If stationed on Causeway Bridge: Twelve hours on two consecutive days, followed by two days off. Off every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rotating days and nights every two weeks.
If stationed on Huey P. Long Bridge: Eight hours, Monday through Friday. Rotating days and nights every two weeks.
Salary: $17.14 hourly
Benefits: All legally mandated benefits (such as retirement and workers’ compensation). Other benefits offered include medical, dental and vision, family life and accidental death coverage, long term disability and 457 plan.
Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and Peace Officer’s Standard and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certification recognized by the State of Louisiana
Experience: At least one year of police patrol
Language Skills: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Ability to read, analyze and interpret a variety of reports or instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Mathematic Skills: Ability to apply basic math concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Computer Skills: Ability to operate personal computers with an average level of proficiency.
Other Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of emergency response procedures and Louisiana law. Ability to deal with the public and co-workers in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and to communicate effectively. Ability to handle pressure, and work under stress and emotional situations. Ability to handle multiple tasks or problems as they arise, as well as multiple or conflicting demands, deadlines, or emergencies and to respond quickly. Ability to operate complex machines and follow instructions.
Special Requirements: Must possess good judgment, decision making, emotional control, integrity/good moral character, objectivity, and dependability, be a United States citizen, and be at least 21 years of age. Ability to successfully pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check, polygraph, and psychological evaluation. Must complete a field training program and six-month probationary period. Must be available to respond to 24 hour call – 7 days per week, work for sustained periods outdoors in weather conditions that may be extreme, deal with uncertainty, work independently and/or with minimal supervision, operate a motor vehicle, and maintain legal compliance. Must possess good physical fitness. Must possess a valid Louisiana State driver’s license and a residential telephone for emergency on-call duty messages.
This description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.