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Career-Newsletter-April-2009

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Career Newsletter
April 2009
Featured Careers Column
Using cut-off scores in promotional exams

A job task analysis (JTA) must be used to create a testing process for promotion to higher rank in a police department. The job task analysis is a systematic method of defining what knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or personal traits (KSAPs) are critical to performing a job successfully over a period of time.

Used by the person(s) constructing the promotional process, the JTA helps to develop an evaluation method that will predict who among the candidates is able to demonstrate identifiable KSAPs.... Full Story


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Full-Time Dispatcher
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

Under direction of the lead Senior Dispatcher, performs a variety of dispatch and police administrative duties of above-average difficulty which require learning specific policies and practices and selecting which procedures to use for specific cases; types with accuracy and speed; and does related work as required. Previous experience in customer service especially in a college or university environment is strongly preferred.

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Lieutenant Detective
Wilton Police Department, Wilton, ME

The Wilton Police Department is continuously striving to be a progressively minded, teamwork driven department.This position will report directly to the Chief of Police and the Lieutenant will serve as the second in command. Starting salary is completive and dependent on experience with 13 holidays and two weeks of vacation. This is a salaried, non-bargaining position and will work predominately 1800-0200 Tuesday through Saturday.

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With a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) or a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, you’ll gain the skills and credentials you need to meet the increasingly complex issues and challenges faced by government, profit, and nonprofit sectors within your community.

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