Performs law enforcement and crime prevention work that includes patrol, investigation, service of warrants, issuance of citations for violations of CCAA ordinances and state statutes, and general enforcement of federal, state, and local laws.
The position requires a working knowledge of all phases of police work including principles and practices of modern crime prevention, investigation, criminal identification, apprehension, rules of evidence, traffic control and safety, care and custody of prisoners, and record keeping. Requires a working knowledge of constitutional and statutory laws governing law enforcement and the geography of CCAA. Requires the use of a firearm and other weapons, and operate a vehicle at high speed. Requires a working knowledge of criminal behavior that contributes to crimes. Requires well-developed human relations skill to resolve conflict, conduct interviews and interrogations, work with disturbed, angry, or emotional individuals and groups, and cooperate with a work team. Requires sufficient language and writing skill to prepare reports. Requires sufficient math skills to record measurements, sums, and readings.
Requires the ability to carry out all aspects of the position and analyze situations quickly and objectively to recognize actual and potential dangers and determine proper course of action. Requires the ability to read and understand laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Requires the ability to read and write in English and prepare reports. Requires the ability to cope with stressful situations firmly, tactfully, and with respect for individual citizen’s rights. Requires the ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing. Requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and with citizens from varied racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. Requires the ability to organize and use investigative techniques and procedures. Requires the ability to observe and remember detail. Requires the ability to work varying shifts and work locations.
Requires the ability to maintain cardiovascular fitness to function well in stressful situations requiring extreme physical effort. Requires the ability to use speech and hearing to project voice in a noisy environment and for ordinary conversation and to hear sound prompts from equipment. Must have near vision to write and to read printed materials and computer screens and to observe moving objects at a distance such as observe persons, operate a vehicle, and use firearms. Must be able to utilize manual and/or finger dexterity to type/keyboard and/or utilize a mouse to operate a microcomputer and other office equipment, use a firearm, and operate stationary and mobile equipment. Requires sufficient physical strength to lift, drag, carry, or restrain an adult. Requires full body coordination to perform personal defense, restrain an adult, jump over and climb obstacles, and walk and stand for a full shift. Requires basic physical proficiency with police equipment such as but not limited to, a radar gun, radio, handgun, police vehicle, ASP baton, handcuffs, breath analyzer, and first-aid equipment. Requires the ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods. Requires the ability to render first aid.
Work performed indoors and outdoors where significant safety considerations exist.
The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. An Associate’s Degree is preferred.
Valid SC Drivers License with good driving record.
Must be currently State Certified by the South Carolina State Criminal Justice Training Council, as a Class I Law Enforcement Officer, with TWO years' experience as a South Carolina law enforcement officer.
Starting salary $44,700 or higher depending upon training and experience.
Charleston County Aviation Authority has a comprehensive benefits package including: