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    Posted: 01/01/2023

    Under supervision or direction of assigned division personnel, to perform a variety of staff and operations support services for various divisions of the Police department; and perform related duties as required.

    This is a non-sworn, non-safety utility classification in which incumbents may be assigned to any functional sections of the Police Department and rotated to other sections depending on the needs of the department. Positions in this classification are trained, assist, and perform duties of a clerical, technical, or a specialized nature. 
    City employees work a 4/10 workweek.  A work week consists of working four-days in a row to cover and overlap existing employees to ensure coverage within the city for each day of the week for the designated duties.

    To learn more about this position employee benefits, please see the Memorandum of Understanding for the Municipal Employees' Association: Miscellaneous Employees'.
    This classification is scheduled to receive a wage increase of 9.74% effective the first full pay period in January 2023 and January 2024.


    Key Responsibilities

    The following duties and responsibilities are representative of those typically performed by positions assigned to this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these duties, and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here.

    May be assigned duties in the Property, Records, Parking Control, Animal Control, Crime Scene, Dispatch, Administration, Operations, and/or other functional division sections of the Police department.  Depending on assignment, may perform such typical duties as receiving, recording, classifying, disposing of, and storing a variety of property and evidence secured during investigations; enforcing parking ordinances and impounding abandoned vehicles; accomplishing simple investigative procedures and taking routine reports of accidents and minor crimes; assisting assigned superior employees and sworn police personnel in a variety of tasks; receiving telephone complaints and providing information to the public; providing dispatching and animal control relief; providing courier services; providing testimony in court on assigned involvement; providing clerical and office assistance as needed; operating departmental equipment, including vehicles; and performing similar-level duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications


    • Graduation from high school or successful completion of a GED; and
    • One (1) year of full-time experience performing similar duties, preferably with law enforcement agency; and
    • Completion of courses or training in police-related work.
    Knowledge and Skills in: Research and report writing techniques; proper storage, inventory, and safety procedures; simple recordkeeping methods; office procedures and operation; basic arithmetic; and correct English usage.
    Ability to: Maintain records and write concise reports; perform minor investigations; interpret and apply state and local laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances; use equipment involved in duties; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relations with all levels of staff and the general public.

    License RequirementPossession of a valid California Class C Driver's License is required at the time of appointment.


    Examination Process

    Based upon a review of applications received, those applicants who best meet the requirements indicated above will be invited to continue in the selection process. A short list of the most qualified candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for consideration.

    Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nationalca/jobs/3810659/community-services-officer?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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