JOB ANALYSIS - POLICE OFFICER by a282102

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									                                             JOB ANALYSIS - POLICE SERGEANT

Employee Name:                                                        Employer:                City of Silverton
Injury Date:                                                          Employer Contact:        Chief of Police
                                                                      Phone:                   (503)
                                                                      Fax:                     (503)

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JOB TITLE:         Police Sergeant *

SPECIFIC TASK REQUIREMENTS: See attached job description

EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR JOB: See attached job description

Overall Physical Demand Strength Rating: Heavy (as defined by Oregon Disability Standards Div: 436-035)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

1.      Standing/Walking:

        a.         Patrol Duties: Stands and walks on concrete or asphalt pavement or uneven, unpaved surfaces about 30%
                   of the day. Distance is normally 3,500 feet or less at any one time, as calculated for daily downtown foot
                   patrol.

        b.         Office Duties: Stands and walks on concrete, vinyl, and carpeted floors about 10% of the day. Distance is
                   normally 100 feet or less.

2.      Sitting:

        a.         Patrol Duties: Sits in a patrol vehicle 30% of the day. [60%**]

        b.         Office Duties: Sits in the office for report writing and meetings about 20% of the day in chairs normally at a
                   table or using a computer terminal.

3.      Carrying:

        May routinely carry objects of varying sizes up to 500 feet in distance. Objects may be of different substances or
        shapes. Some carrying may be under emergency conditions. Weights generally range from 10–65 pounds.
        Frequency of events ranges from routine to infrequent or occasional.

4.      Lifting:

        May routinely lift objects as part of regular duties (i.e., drawing firearm or baton). Lifting can range from floor to
        overhead heights. May include lifting persons in custody, unconscious, etc. Weights range up to 150 pounds but
        routinely weigh 10-65 pounds.

5.      Pushing/Pulling:

        May be required to pull weights up to 180/200 pounds under emergency/arrest conditions. Routinely may push/pull
        objects weighing 10-65 pounds, or push a vehicle short distances.


* The Police Sergeant functions as needed in the position of Patrol Officer and performs routine patrol duties
** As used in this document, the term “routine” means regular job activities that are a normal course of work activity on a
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        daily basis

6.      Bending:

        Routinely bends from the waist to pick up or lay down an object. May be down on knees for short time periods, as
        duties require.

7.      Reaching:

        a.        Patrol Duties: Reaching will be required under emergency/arrest conditions. Measurement of the degree is
                  not possible to quantify. Reaching frequently in patrol vehicle for radio or siren/light bar controls - two feet or
                  less. Will provide traffic direction and control - this requires extensive use of hand and arm signals for periods
                  varying from five minutes to one hour.

        b.        Office Duties: Some reaching will be required in changing into uniform, reaching for office supplies across a
                  table. Reaching is not normally required for distances over 40 inches.

8.      Twisting:

        a.        Patrol Duties: Twisting will be required under emergency/arrest conditions. Measurement of the degree is
                  not possible to quantify. Twisting in the patrol vehicle is 45 degrees to one side or the other as well as some
                  twisting is involved in entering/leaving vehicle. Some twisting is required for extended use of the Mobile Data
                  Terminal while seated in the patrol vehicle. Forceful, unexpected twisting can occur occasionally when
                  required to handle a suspect who is combatant.

        b.        Office Duties: Twisting is required sitting at a table or desk as officer reaches for the phone or paper.
                  Twisting in this environment is 45 degrees to one side or the other.

9.      Climbing - Height:

        a.        Patrol Duties: On/over various building surfaces, fences, walls (approximately 6 feet high), etc. Climbing
                  stairs between building levels common part of daily routine; slope/number of steps varies, dependent on
                  situation. May be required unexpectedly in emergency situations.

        b.        Office Duties: Climbing of stairs between building levels is a common part of daily routine.

10.     Crawling:

        a.        Patrol Duties: May be required in emergency situations. Surfaces may vary, inside/outside, environments.
                  Distance normally limited to less than 10 feet.

11.     Running:

             a. Patrol Duties: Running may be required to escape from or reach an incident scene or in the process of
                arresting a suspect. Measurement of the degree is not possible to quantify due to frequent emergency
                conditions and situations. May be required to run up and down stairs in an emergency situation.

12.     Balancing:

             a.   Patrol Duties: Moving forward either at a walk or at a run while balancing the forward movement may be
                  required in order to traverse barriers for the purpose of reaching an incident scene or in the process of
                  conducting a rescue or arresting a suspect.

* The Police Sergeant functions as needed in the position of Patrol Officer and performs routine patrol duties
** As used in this document, the term “routine” means regular job activities that are a normal course of work activity on a
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        daily basis

13.     Hearing:

             a. Patrol Duties: Officer must have hearing sufficient (unaided or aided) to perform essential hearing tasks
                without posing a direct threat to officer or others. Essential hearing tasks include, but are not limited to:
                discerning and distinguishing spoken words and speech from ambient background noise, such as highway
                traffic, sirens, “crowd noise”, etc.; being able to determine from which direction speech or noise (i.e., cries for
                help, gunshots, screams, audible alarms, sirens, etc.) is coming from. If amplification devices are used, they
                must allow the officer to perform essential hearing tasks.

14.     Vision:

        a.        Patrol Duties: Officer must have vision sufficient (unaided or aided) to perform essential sight tasks without
                  posing a direct threat to officer or others. “Vision” includes color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth
                  perception and either uncorrected or corrected visual acuity in both eyes. Essential vision tasks include, but
                  are not limited to: day and night-time driving, use of weapons, observing activity around officer, reading
                  documents, issuing citations, and processing crime scenes and arrestees.

15.     Voice:

        a.        Patrol Duties: Officer must have voice sufficient (unaided or aided) to perform essential speaking tasks
                  without posing a direct threat to officer or others. Essential voice tasks include, but are not limited to: use of
                  voice commands to project control and direct action or to talk with persons attempting suicide to get them to
                  stop; yell at times; and talk to be heard above audible alarms, crime-scene confusion, and various ambient
                  background noise.

ENVIRONMENT:

        Outside 40% [60%**] of the work day (including in vehicle), 60% [40%**] indoors.

HAZARDS:

        a.        Patrol Duties: Variety of environments including noise, fumes, dust, traffic, etc. Extensive motor vehicle
                  operation. Exposed to moving traffic in various traffic enforcement/control situations. Subject to assault,
                  combative, or resistive persons in arrest situations, disturbance or other emergency calls. May have
                  deadly/dangerous weapons used against officer. May be required to break up fights between two or more
                  persons. May respond to hazardous materials spill or drug lab environment.

        b.        Office Duties: Normal office environment.

EQUIPMENT/TOOLS:

        a.        Patrol duties: Operates motor vehicle under regular and emergency conditions, including two-way radio.
                  Uses hand tools to effect custody of violators, including handgun, shotgun, handcuffs, baton, cap stun, and
                  flashlight. Must be able to hold handgun and discharge accurately. Policy requires the wearing of the
                  protective vest, duty belt with all essential equipment and weapon at all times.

        b.        Office Duties: Normal office tools/equipment (i.e., copier, fax machine, computer terminal, phone, and small
                  desk tools).

* The Police Sergeant functions as needed in the position of Patrol Officer and performs routine patrol duties
** As used in this document, the term “routine” means regular job activities that are a normal course of work activity on a
        daily basis

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PRODUCTS/MATERIALS:

        a.       Patrol Duties: Fingerprint dust, cap stun, ammunition, highway flares, gasoline, oil, and any other material
                 which might be found at an incident scene.

        b.       Office Duties: Paper, glue, copier toner and other common office products.

PSYCHOLOGICAL DEMANDS:

Subject to varying levels of stress in accordance with type of assignment, i.e., dispatch called, traffic violator contact, follow-up
investigation, suspect interviewing and management, crime scene and evidence processing, etc. Includes defensive posture,
physical and mental state necessary to effectively supervise, affect arrest, backup fellow officer, react in a life-saving manner.




* The Police Sergeant functions as needed in the position of Patrol Officer and performs routine patrol duties
** As used in this document, the term “routine” means regular job activities that are a normal course of work activity on a
        daily basis



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