Police Service Technician (P.S.T.)

Posted on: November 14, 2016 by in
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Memphis Police Department

"Your Career Path to Law Enforcement"

Salary – $26,686.40 Annually   $1,026.40 Biweekly   $12.83 Hourly

Location – Memphis, TN
Job Type – Unclassified

Department – Police Services

Job Number – PST2016
Closing – Continuous

Job Functions

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Work under the direction of an assigned supervisor to perform and respond to duties related to traffic control, non-critical crash investigation, and motor vehicle code and status enforcement. This is a non-commissioned entry-level trainee position in which individuals will receive preparatory training and experience to become future police candidates.

  1. Responds to crash scenes. Obtains information and completes necessary reports; issues traffic citations and summons for violations that occurred during the course of a crash investigations; provides or requests other services as needed (i.e. a police unit, fire unit, ambulance, emergency rescue, towing service, etc.).
  2. Directs and controls traffic hazards at crash scenes, congested areas, special events and areas where traffic hazards exist or traffic signals have malfunctioned.
  3. Reports criminal behaviors observed while patrolling; provides assistance to the public.
  4. Performs follow up investigations of crash cases.
  5. Assists police officers in traffic related matters and crash investigations.
  6. Issues citations for violations of parking ordinances.
  7. Reports and processes abandoned vehicles; provides assistance in location, identification and recovery of stolen vehicles.
  8. Provides miscellaneous administrative support.
  9. Testifies in court as needed.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:
 1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

 
Typical Qualifications

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Operates a motor vehicle and equipment associated with Police Service Technician responsibilities, including but not limited to the ability to operate general office equipment such as workstation computers, telephones, copiers, facsimile devices, etc.
 
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work involves exposure to inclement weather, dense or fast moving traffic; continued interaction with the general public involving traffic crashes and incidents. Police Service Technicians (PST) are not permitted to respond to crime scene calls or requests for assistance involving possible use of weapons or physical force. PSTs do not have arrest authority and are not armed.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be eighteen (18) years of age and have completed a high school education or its equivalency. Must meet visual and medical standards. Must be a United States citizen. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license as a condition of continued employment. Must successfully complete a written battery of tests.

Special Requirements

As a Police Service Technician, the employee must attain 54 college credit hours within 3 years and must successfully complete a one year probationary period. PSTs are subject to the terms of a written agreement and are expected to make consistent progress in job duties and in educational requirements as a condition of continued employment, and to transition to Police Recruit.

The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
Division: Police Services.