City of Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill Police Department, 330 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA, United States
Dec 28, 2017Full Time
A Community Service Officer for the City of Pleasant Hill is a civilian para-professional employed by the Police Department to perform a variety of tasks in the police facility and in the community. These tasks are not hazardous and require no investigative follow up. Typical tasks and responsibilities may include: Assisting citizens at the police center; Fingerprinting citizens; Photography work; Assisting with records; Taking of non‑investigative reports; Citation verifications; Ordering supplies; Transportation, mail and court runs; Traffic direction; Assisting with evidence processing; Scheduling vehicle maintenance and maintaining vehicle service records; Part time dispatching; Answering telephones including emergency lines; Parking enforcement; Vacation house checks; Assisting officers in witness and/or crime scene searches; Assisting crime prevention unit and other duties as assigned. A CSO will be assigned to work a 12- hour shift including nights, weekends and holidays. QUALIFICATIONS Motivation to a career in community service through the Police Department. High School graduate or G.E.D. required. Prefer at least 15 units of college level course work. U.S. citizenship required. Minimum age, 18 at time of appointment. Normal color vision. Must possess a valid California driver's license, tact, good judgment and be of good moral character. Ability to type 30 wpm net. COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The City of Pleasant Hill offers a competitive compensation and benefits program. Salary: $4,254 to $5,487 per month Medical Benefits: Choice of coverage with Kaiser or Blue Shield. The City pays 80% of monthly premium at each coverage level. In lieu of medical coverage, the City contributes $400/month on behalf of the employee into an ICMA 457 deferred compensation plan Dental Coverage: City-paid dental coverage for employee and eligible dependents Vision Coverage: City-paid vision coverage for employee and eligible dependents Retirement: CalPERS enrollment (PEPRA New Member 2% @ 62; Classic Member 2% @ 60) ICMA Deferred Compensation & Roth IRA Plans: Voluntary plans available to all employees Life Insurance: City-paid life insurance coverage Long Term Disability: City-paid long-term disability coverage Medicare: Employees contribute 1.45% to Medicare with employer match Retiree Health Savings (RHS) Plan: City contributes $100.45 per month to the RHS Plan Section 125 Plan: Dependent care and out-of-pocket medical costs may be paid on a pre-tax basis Sick Leave: Earned at the rate of one day per month, with no maximum accrual Vacation: Earned at the rate of one day per month in the first year, increasing with service years Personal Leave: One day per year to take off as a personal leave day Holidays: City recognizes 13 paid holidays per year Uniform Allowance: $894 per year, adjusted annually per cost of living Shift Differential Pay: 2.5% of the employee’s base hourly wage Educational Expense Reimbursement: City will reimburse for tuition, books and technology upgrades up to $500 per semester or quarter Probationary Period: One year (12 months) APPLICATION The first 250 applicants or applications received by 5:00 p.m. on January 18, 2018 (whichever occurs first) will be considered. Typing certification of 30 wpm net (5 minute test taken within the last 12 months) must be submitted with application. Certificates will ONLY be accepted from a recognized business, adult school, or employment agency. Internet typing certificates WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Completed applications and typing certifications are only accepted online at www.calopps.org . Please click on the “Member Agency” button at the top of the CalOpps webpage and select the City of Pleasant Hill. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. SELECTION At least fifty (50) of the most highly qualified applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be subjected to a written test. Successful candidates may be invited to appear before a qualifications appraisal board. Oral interview is weighted 100%. To be placed on an eligibility list, an applicant must receive a passing score of 70 or more from each panel member. A thorough background check, as well as a physical, including a drug screen and psychological evaluation will be conducted on the top candidates prior to appointment consideration. Failure to achieve a qualifying score on any portion of the examination process will eliminate a candidate from further consideration.