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City of Bozeman Police Officer, Part-Time in Bozeman, Montana

Police Officer, Part-Time

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Police Officer, Part-Time


$28.91 Hourly


Law & Justice Center, 615 S. 16th Ave.

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4/18/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

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The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide security for the Municipal Court and law enforcement during special events, performing a variety of law enforcement duties in the enforcement of all Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances to ensure the preservation of public peace, prevention of crimes, and the protection of life and property. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of a Command Officer, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Police Chief, other Command Officers and City personnel, elected and appointed officials, representatives of Federal, State, County and municipal agencies, media representatives and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a variety of non-emergency situations, but may also involve occasional emergency situations, which may involve exposure to potential personal danger.

Bargaining Unit: Not-Represented

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Non-Exempt

Work Week: Up to 16 hours/week

Must possess a current MT P.O.S.T. certification

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Provides assistance to the Bozeman Municipal Court by providing a presence during court hearings and trials, transferring citizens to the Gallatin County Detention Center upon direction of a Municipal Court judge, and assisting with the handling and delivery of documents between the Police Department and Municipal Court.

  • Works closely with either a part-time or full-time police officer as needed at specific events that require additional police presence and staffing;

  • Takes investigative reports on misdemeanor crimes via the telephone; may be required to follow up at times by travelling to the scene to take photos or meet with citizens;

  • Performs nonemergency tasks at the Law & Justice Center, such as VIN inspections, animal releases, answering citizens questions, and conducting tours;

  • Must be prepared to enforces all local, State, and Federal laws within the jurisdiction of the City in coordination with other Police Departments in surrounding jurisdictions;

  • Provides information and assistance to motorists, pedestrians, and the general public as it relates to law enforcement functions;

  • May be required at times to patrol assigned areas, monitors activity to identify violations of applicable law, and takes appropriate actions to deal with the situation, including making arrests and charging suspects, issuing citations, issuing written warnings, or rectifying situations through a dialogue with all parties involved as warranted;

  • Maintains a highly visible presence within the community for the purpose of deterring crime, maintaining good community relations, and providing an identifiable source for citizen assistance, guidance, protection, and service;

  • Evaluates the need to advise suspects of their constitutional rights and advises all arrested individuals as required;

  • Enforces all traffic laws and issues warnings or takes enforcement action for violations;

  • Occasionally responds to calls and/or complaints from citizens, takes statements from all parties involved, identifies any violations, and determines appropriate action as situations warrant;

  • Communicates with other officers and supervisors as needed;

  • Assists with misdemeanor crimes and traffic crashes and takes appropriate enforcement action as warranted;

  • Performs residential and business security checks;

  • Provides emergency medical attention to citizens when responding to calls for assistance;

  • Maintains all appropriate reports and records of criminal and arrest activity for use in both documentation and prosecution and gives testimony in open court;

  • Occasionally collects evidence at crime scenes and interviews witnesses;

  • Assess and make decisions regarding the reasonable use of less-lethal or lethal force;

  • Maintains security and possession of a firearm and related equipment at all times;

  • May be required to monitor an assigned area in order to prevent crime, traffic violations, and crashes, including stopping motorists for vehicle maintenance violations, and/or unsafe, illegal, or suspicious actions as necessary;

  • Occasionally apprehends individuals suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and administers appropriate tests as required;

  • Protects and secures crash, disaster, and crime scenes to ensure the preservation of evidence for investigation and protection of persons and property;

  • Responds to burglar alarms, armed robberies, assaults, other crimes in progress, and general calls for police assistance;

  • Conducts investigations of criminal complaints and other deceptive practices, including collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, appearing and testifying in court, and applying and serving search and arrest warrants as necessary;

  • Locates and processes stolen vehicles;

  • Provides assistance to motorists with inoperable vehicles and arranges for the immediate removal of stranded vehicles to ensure public safety;

  • May be required to respond to civil and disturbance of the peace calls, and takes appropriate action to ensure public safety, including communicating with emotionally disturbed persons and restraining uncooperative individuals;

  • Prepares complete and accurate reports on all arrests, citations, warnings, and other enforcement activities as required;

  • Appears and testifies in court as required;

  • Acts as a liaison between the Police Department and the news media, local organizations, schools, and the general public to ensure effective working relationships and positive public relations, including working with other local civic groups to educate the general public on issues such as public health, child safety, traffic safety, and anti-drug and violence campaigns;

  • Addresses citizens' complaints or concerns regarding significant and/or controversial issues, and takes appropriate measures to ensure an expedient resolution or citizen satisfaction;

  • Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of law enforcement;

  • Oversees the use and care of equipment as required;

  • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions;

  • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;

  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas;

  • Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;

  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;

  • Performs other duties consistent with the role and function of this classification.


  • High School Diploma or GED; and

  • At least one (1) year of prior law enforcement experience; and

  • Must possess a current MT P.O.S.T. certification.


  • Substantial knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws governing police activities and operations, including all related criminal and civil laws and ordinances;

  • Substantial knowledge of the Department's policy, protocols and practices;

  • Substantial knowledge of crime prevention and law enforcement, including investigation and identification, patrolling, traffic control, records management, and care and custody of persons and property;

  • Substantial knowledge of the functions and objectives of Federal, State, and City law enforcement agencies as applicable to community law enforcement, particularly with reference to apprehension, arrest, search and seizure, evidence and records maintenance, and traffic control;

  • Substantial knowledge of tactical response and rescue operations;

  • Substantial knowledge of court procedures and practices;

  • Substantial knowledge of all required law enforcement equipment, weapons, and emergency vehicles;

  • Substantial knowledge of the principles and practices of safe driving;

  • Substantial knowledge of first aid and personnel safety procedures;

  • Ability to maintain a calm and controlled demeanor in life threatening and/or emergency situations;

  • Ability to identify and respond to community and law enforcement issues, concerns, and needs;

  • Ability to exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing needs and situations;

  • Ability to efficiently perform forensic examinations, criminal investigations, and other related police and public safety functions and activities;

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, , other law enforcement personnel, emergency response, court personnel, medical and legal professionals, other government employees, media representatives and the general public;

  • Ability to safely and efficiently operate a vehicle in hazardous traffic and/or weather conditions to ensure public safety;

  • Ability to use good judgment regarding the use of force;

  • Ability to learn specialized techniques specific to area of assignment;

  • Ability to command authority from members of the public through a calm demeanor and appropriate actions;

  • Ability to quickly learn the policies and procedures of the Police Department;

  • Ability to quickly learn the geographical layout of the City;

  • Ability to efficiently perform basic first aid procedures;

  • Ability to exhibit skill and accuracy in the handling and firing of assigned weapons;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions;

  • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;

  • Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;

  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;

  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

  • Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.


  • Must be 18 years of age and a U.S. Citizen;

  • Valid Driver's License;

  • Demonstrated ability to pass the Department's written exam, oral boards, and designated physical and psychological tests;

  • Ability to pass a drug test;

  • Ability to pass a background check;

  • Good moral character as defined by the Department's established regulations.

  • Satisfactory prior completion of the MLEA Basic or equivalent; and

  • Successful completion of Bozeman Police Department part-time officer FTO program.


    Are you currently MT P.O.S.T. Certified? (If not, please do not proceed with the application - this is a minimum requirement for this position.)

  • Yes

  • No

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121 N. Rouse Ave.

Bozeman, Montana, 59715





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