Maui Police Department Needs to Fill 48 Officer, 18 Dispatcher Vacancies

October 31, 2019, 12:15 PM HST · Updated October 31, 12:15 PM
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The Maui Police Department is looking to fill 48 police officer vacancies and 18 vacancies for Emergency Services Dispatchers.

Acting Lieutenant John Sang with the department’s Community Relations Section said the department is looking for applicants who are willing to “Make a Difference” in our community.

Qualified applicants interested in serving can apply online. Recruitment is on-going and has no
end date at this time.

Pacific Media Group West Maui Job Fair 2019. PC: Maui Police Department.

Minimum Qualifications for Police Officer I

  • Training and Experience: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school.
  • License Requirement: Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license (Type 3).
  • Knowledge of: the economic, social and racial composition of the community; the geography of the County of Maui.
  • Ability to: learn and explain laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and departmental policies; learn police principles, practices, methods and techniques; follow oral and written instructions; deal courteously but firmly with the general public; keep records and prepare simple reports; operate various office and other equipment and appliances.
  • Special Working Conditions: irregular hours and exposure to hazards.
  • Health and Physical Condition: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties.
  • Age Requirement: All candidates for employment as a Police Officer I shall be at least 20 years of age.

Duties Summary

  • Performs a variety of law enforcement, crime prevention, investigative or other specialized duties of a trainee police officer and/or under general supervision performs supportive, sub professional police work; and performs other related duties as required.

Benefits

  • The starting salary for a Police Officer I is $5,364 a month, or $64,368 a year. Other benefits include; Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave, Military Leave, Funeral Leave, Accidental Injury Leave, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Uniforms and Equipment and Retirement.
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Minimum Qualifications for Emergency Services Dispatcher I

  • Training and Experience: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school and two years of radio telephone or telephone switchboard operation, dispatching, public contact or clerical/technical supervisory work experience, including or supplemented by experience which demonstrates proficiency in typing and/or computer keyboard techniques and skills.
  • License Requirement: None.
  • Knowledge of: office practices and procedures; filing methods and systems; punctuation, grammar, spelling and word usage; the purpose and uses of standard office equipment; geography of the islands of the County of Maui; emergency response services of the County; principles and techniques in dealing with people.
  • Ability to: learn departmental and agency rules and regulations, classification and coding methods, and pertinent information to be relayed to callers and responders; learn principles and techniques of crisis communications; learn pertinent laws and ordinances of the State and County; learn to operate radio-telephone and computer equipment; communicate clearly and calmly with responders and the general public; make sound decisions under stressful conditions; operate a keyboard; operate standard office equipment.
  • Health and Physical Condition: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Physical Effort Grouping: Light.

Duties Summary

The following are examples of duties and are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in this class. The omission of specific duties statements does not preclude management from assigning such duties if such duties are a logical assignment for the position.

  • Attends selected training and communications courses in police recruit school and other venues to gain familiarity with the basic functions and missions of the various emergency response units throughout the County. These units include, but are not limited to, police, fire, ambulance, civil defense, coast guard, public works, ocean safety, and other public safety agencies.
  • Receives formal and on-the-job training in emergency services operations, the principles and techniques of crisis communications, call classifications and coding, and the utilization of radio dispatching equipment under mock as well as actual but controlled conditions.
  • Conducts test calls and maintains radio frequency discipline.
  • Provides operator relief to higher level dispatchers under close supervision.
  • Receives telephone complaints and other requests for emergency services assistance from the public; answers inquiries and disseminates approved information or refers to the proper authority; elicits and summarizes necessary facts; determines preliminary classification of calls and forwards pertinent information to dispatchers.
  • Receives case data from responding personnel and enters same into various computerized case files and data bases.
  • Makes vehicle, missing person, and other inquiries into various data base systems; maintains and updates logs of abandoned and towed vehicles, missing and wanted persons, and other miscellaneous bulletins and reports.
  • Maintains files and inventory records, issues and accounts for materials, supplies, tools and equipment, and operates common office equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Benefits

  • The starting salary for an Emergency Services Dispatcher I is $3,447 a month, or $41,364 a year. Other benefits include; Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave, Funeral Leave, Military Leave, Accidental Injury Leave, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation, Flex Spending Plan, Employee Assistance Program, Retention Pay, Training and Retirement Plan.

“The employees of the Maui Police Department are committed to providing our community with Integrity, Compassion, Service and Fairness,” said Acting Lt. Sang.   “If you are interested in making a difference in the Maui community, and meet the minimum qualifications, apply online. To obtain additional information about our department, visit our website, or call (808) 244-3680.”

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