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Employ­ment Application

For information including the job description see the city’s website at https://cityofkn.net/transparency/job-opportunities. Applications must be filed with the City Clerk, either via email at aschouten@cityofkn.net, or in person at City Hall, 201 N. State St., Knob Noster, MO.

School Resource Officer

POSITION: School Resource Officer

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Provide law enforcement operational and support activities for the Knob Noster School District on behalf of the Knob Noster Police Department

SUPERVISION: Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police. Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Schools of the Knob Noster School District.

OVERVIEW: The City of Knob Noster is a town of 2,700 residents located in Johnson County, MO. It is the gateway to Whiteman Air Force Base. The Knob Noster Police Department (KNPD) is seeking a qualified, self-motivated and energetic Police Officer to serve as the School Resource Officer (SRO) to the Knob Noster School District (the District). The SRO will serve as the liaison between the KNPD and the District, and will provide law enforcement and educational support to School District administration, staff, and students to further the goals of the School District and ensure the safety of those present on School District campuses. The SRO will also serve the KNPD as a Patrol Officer when the District is not in session.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Shall be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
  • Must have a valid MO driver’s license at the time of hire.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in law enforcement.
  • Shall have no prior Felony or Domestic Violence convictions.
  • Shall hold a current State certification for Peace Officer as set forth in Sections 590.100 through 590.150, RSMo.
  • Must be able to qualify with the Department-Issued Firearm.
  • Must be able to pass a background test which may include a Polygraph or a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA).
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the field of Criminal Justice or a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Prior experience working in an educational setting or with children between the ages of 5 and 18 is a plus.
  • Live within the territorial boundaries of the Knob Noster School District.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare, justify, and administer a department budget.
  • Computer literate, tech-savvy preferred.
  • Able to plan, organize, and administer a comprehensive police service program.
  • High-level of critical and analytical thinking skills.
  • Knowledge of police methods, administration and practices.
  • Knowledge of state codes, policies, protocols, ordinances, statutes, etc.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As SRO:

  • Foster educational programs/activities to increase each student's knowledge of and respect for the law and the function of law enforcement;
  • Attend extracurricular activities held at the District’s schools within the City, when feasible, and promote a positive relationship between students and law enforcement officials;
  • Review enforcement and investigative techniques at local schools and work with District personnel to provide in-service training to staff with regard to crisis management and school security;
  • Work with the District’s personnel to advise concerning vehicular and traffic safety on and around the school campuses;
  • Act swiftly and cooperatively when responding to disruptions and criminal offenses at school or on school grounds, such as: disorderly conduct by trespassers; the possession and/or use of weapons on campus; the possession, sale, distribution or use of alcohol or controlled substances; rioting or dangerous demonstrations; serious acts of vandalism; etc.;
  • Make reports of criminal offenses as per Department regulations as warranted, and investigate such acts that may occur at schools;
  • Provide assistance to other officers of the Department or other law enforcement agencies in their investigations of criminal offenses which are alleged to occur off campus, but may be related to school activities;
  • Familiarize with the many issues confronting students, e.g., alcohol and drug use, gang involvement, weapons, bullying, and teenage suicide;
  • Work collaboratively with the District, SROs from other jurisdictions within the County, and the County Probation and Health Departments to create safe and drug free schools and promote healthy youth development;
  • Provide direct intervention to children who are victims, witnesses, or perpetrators of violent crime;
  • Participate in SRO Program evaluation by providing data and assisting with analysis and recommendations through partnership meetings;
  • Establish genuine rapport between students, faculty and parents while being available to students, parents and faculty before, during and after school;
  • Provide a safe, healthy and secure environment on campus and in the immediate proximity of the campus;
  • Provide intelligence to law enforcement and school officials relative to gang or drug activities and enforcement;
  • Be a liaison for the school, police and probation, and the community to keep all informed of activities of others who may be at risk or inclined to cause problems
  • Assist police investigators with information that will help solve cases;
  • Help school staff in lessening campus tension and provide assistance to campus supervisors as needed;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

As Patrol Officer:

  • Patrol streets, roads and public places, either on foot, or in an automobile, either at large or in a designated area.
  • Assume command of field incidents, where appropriate, including large disturbances, crowd/traffic control at fires, barricaded armed suspects, hostage incidents, homicides, manhunts, etc., until relieved by the Police Sergeant, Police Lieutenant or Police Chief.
  • Participate in the activities of an assigned squad, unit or work shift regarding law enforcement, investigations, technical, or support operations.
  • Exercise authority commensurate with assigned responsibilities, which often requires independent judgment.
  • Prepare and submit appropriate reports to the supervisor, as required, to accurately reflect problems, solutions, services, or activities of the department.
  • Respond to radio dispatched calls for service.
  • Observe, analyze and evaluate situations to determine appropriate action(s).
  • Monitor and direct traffic and crowd activities and intervene as necessary to preserve the peace.
  • Arrest, detain and apprehend a variety of offenders/suspects by use of necessary physical means and utilize proper law enforcement equipment such as firearms, handcuffs, radios, batons, etc.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations of crimes and traffic incidents, interview witnesses, collect evidence, and patrol on foot.
  • Perform prolonged walking or standing while patrolling on foot.
  • Pursue suspects on foot involving running, climbing, jumping, and maneuvering under, over, or around obstacles.
  • Care for injured and administer basic emergency medical aid as provided in Basic Life Support (BLS) training.
  • Read, interpret, and enforce Federal and State laws as well as municipal ordinances.
  • Operate department vehicles and equipment.
  • Prepare and present clear and accurate written and oral reports.
  • Testify in court when required.
  • Deal effectively and courteously with fellow officers, dispatchers and the general public.
  • Attend in-service training sessions or other training sessions deemed appropriate by supervisors or Police Chief.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisors.

KNOWLEDGE

Principles, methods and techniques of law enforcement operations; methods and equipment for collecting and preserving evidence; firearm safety and utilization; applicable municipal laws, ordinances, and regulations; interpersonal communications.

ABILITIES

Perform effectively as a member of a team in carrying out the directed activities of assigned personnel without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of others; observe situations analytically and objectively and report them clearly; react calmly under stress using appropriate judgment; utilize and maintain law enforcement equipment and maintain firearms certification; follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; deal effectively and courteously with associates and the general public.

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Must possess a certificate of completion of specialized police training (POST) and a high school or general education diploma. Must possess a valid Missouri State Driver’s License and successfully complete annual firearms certification.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Sight, hearing and smell. Ability to reach, hold and grip. Use of both arms and legs, lateral mobility. Ability to walk, sit, stand, or run for prolonged periods. Work in confined and awkward positions. Memorize and retain information, effectively communicate through written and verbal skills. Time management skills. Cognitive and analytical skills, handle stressful situations, quickly access or judge situations, make decisions under pressure in areas of responsibility.

Salary and Benefits

The starting pay for the SRO will be $18.50/hr. This is a full-time, non-exempt position under the Fair Labor and Standards Act. The City provides a generous benefit program including health, dental, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City provides a LAGERS LT-4 “Eighty and Out” retirement plan which does not require any employee contributions.

Full-Time Police Offi­cer (1 Posi­tion Available)

POLICE OFFICER (Full Time)

The City of Knob Noster is seeking an energetic and qualified individual to take on the responsibilities of a Police Officer.

Salary: starting at $18.50/hr; The City of Knob Noster is seeking an energetic individual to take on the responsibilities of a Police Officer.

Position requires police training valid (POST) certification, a high school diploma or equivalent, and a valid driver’s license. Candidate must successfully complete a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.

Applications must be filed with the City Clerk and can be found at City Hall, 201 N. State St., Knob Noster, MO or on our website.

Job will remain open until filled.

The City of Knob Noster is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further information including the job description see the city’s website at https://cityofkn.net/transparency/job-opportunities. Applications must be filed with the City Clerk, either via email at aschouten@cityofkn.net, or in person at City Hall, 201 N. State St., Knob Noster, MO.

First review of applications will be April 23, 2024. The City of Knob Noster is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full-Time Police Offi­cer (1 Posi­tion Available)

POLICE SERGEANT (Full Time)

Salary: starting at $20.00-$22.00/hr; (depending on qualifications) plus full benefit program and shift differential. The City of Knob Noster is seeking an energetic individual to take on the responsibilities of a Police Sergeant. Position requires minimum of five (5) years experience as a Missouri police training valid (POST) certification or out of state equivalent with increasingly progressive responsibilities, a high school diploma or equivalent, and a valid driver’s license. Candidate must successfully complete a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.

Applications must be filed with the City Clerk and can be found at City Hall, 201 N. State St., Knob Noster, MO or on our website.

Job will remain open until filled.

The City of Knob Noster is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further information including the job description see the city’s website at https://cityofkn.net/transparency/job-opportunities. Applications must be filed with the City Clerk, either via email at aschouten@cityofkn.net, or in person at City Hall, 201 N. State St., Knob Noster, MO.

Full-Timer Pub­lic Works Main­te­nance Worker


The City of Knob Noster is seeking an energetic and qualified individual to take on the responsibilities of a Full Time Public Works Maintenance Worker. A high school diploma or equivalent, and a valid driver’s license is required. Candidate must successfully complete a background investigation and pre-employment drug screening.

Position Description - (One Position)

Title - Public Works Maintenance Worker

For further information including the job description see the city’s website at https://cityofkn.net/transparency/job-opportunities. Applications must be filed with the City Clerk, either via email at aschouten@cityofkn.net, or in person at City Hall, 201 N. State St., Knob Noster, MO.

Public Works Maintenance Worker Job Description