Skills and Abilities

Education & Experience

High school diploma or GED plus specialized training and/or additional college courses and 19-23 months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Certificates, Licenses & Registrations

Must possess a valid Arkansas Driver's License.

Internal Communications

Regular contacts within the department and with other departments as needed.

External Communications

Regular contacts with businesses, citizens, outside representatives, community groups as needed.

Use of Equipment / Computers

Must be proficient in the use of a personal computer, firearms, radio and other specialized law enforcement equipment.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to utilize both internal and external resources to obtain information and data necessary to carry out routine assignments and special projects.
  • Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and staff.
  • Must not have a criminal record of any kind and before selection into this position, must be able to withstand a complete background investigation, polygraph examination and credit history report and in additions, must complete a physical and mental evaluation as part of the employment requirements within the first thirty days after hiring date.