Police Clerk I

Notice of Job Opening

Date: April 18, 2023

Department: Police Department

Exp. Date: Until Filled

Pay: Min-$15.94 Max-$23.09 / Hr.

Hours: 12 hour shifts; vary

Job Description

An employee in this position will handle all walk-in requests from the public and will be responsible for performing duties which include sending and receiving teletype messages on G.C.I.C. and N.C.I.C. computer, transfer telephone calls and messages to departmental personnel. Some judgement is required in securing sufficient information in order to transfer it to the proper person. Work involves substantial contact with the public, often under trying conditions. Assignments generally follow already learned and established procedures so that assistance is required for only unusually difficult or novel assignments. Employee works under the direct supervision of the Support Division Commander or her designee. Work is reviewed/monitored by the Support Division Commander for accuracy of productivity, quality control, and efficiency of job performance. No supervision of others is required or exercised. There may be other duties assigned as needed and when necessary. An employee in this position must be available to work any shift and day of the week, including weekends and holidays.

Essential Job Functions:

A person in this position typically performs the following duties and associated tasks. No attempt is made to be exhaustive in this listing:

  • Receives redirects telephone calls to appropriate unit, division, agency or department
  • Ensures accuracy and completeness of information received and transmitted
  • Searches various data bases to determine relevant information
  • Interacts and assists other agencies with information and requests
  • Maintains files on reports and other hard-copy documents
  • Enters warrants, citations, data into the appropriate computer systems
  • Conducts entries and queries into CJIS network after completion of GCIC/NCIC certification requirements
  • Data entry into Microsoft Office programs
  • Issues ABC cards and solicitors’ permits
  • Maintains various logs and reports related to police department functions and the exchange of original documents
  • Process case file requests for prosecution in court
  • Assists citizens at station desk with either complaints, information, or direction
  • Routes complainants to proper person for assistance
  • Process citizens’ requests for reports pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act
  • Receives and gives information as requested via radio
  • Performs related work as required
  • Collects appropriate fees for services requested and generates receipts

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Police Department policies and police functions
  • General knowledge of laws and ordinances relating to the forwarding of information to the appropriate court system, processing records, and issuing permits
  • Knowledge of general geography of the City of LaGrange
  • Skill in the operation of police radio equipment, telephones, computers, electronic equipment, (camera system) copier, and other standard office equipment
  • Ability to speak and write clearly, distinctly, and professionally
  • Ability to maintain simple clerical records
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Basic knowledge and application of the Georgia Open Records Act
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • General knowledge of basic mathematics to receive fees, dispense change, and generate receipts

Desirable Training and Experience:

  • Experience in law enforcement operations and general office work
  • Experience with computers and a minimum typing speed of 30 words per minute

Necessary Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Some experience in general office work
  • Possess a valid state of Georgia driver’s license
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Ability to communicate professionally
  • Computer skills
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

Work Environment

An employee in this position will interact with their coworkers, and often times the public, daily. Majority of working hours, will be spent at a desk, so sitting, standing, reaching and bending will occur.

Police Department Civilian Application

Resumes should be submitted to:

City of LaGrange
ATTN: Human Resources
200 Ridley Avenue
LaGrange, GA 30240

If you have any additional questions please email or call Human Resources: +1 706 883 2037, hr@lagrangega.org.