This recruitment will close upon receipt of 100 applications, or posted filing date. Whichever occurs first.
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience working for a law enforcement agency or performing similar duties and who possess education above the minimum required in a related field.
An official City of West Sacramento application form must be filled out, in its entirety. It is the applicant's responsibility to explain his/her qualifications fully and clearly. In addition, applicants must submit a resume and complete the required supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete information on the application, resume and/or supplemental questionnaire may be cause for disqualification. Application packages will be reviewed and screened for qualifications. Additional screening criteria will be developed based on the supplemental questionnaire. Depending upon the number of qualified candidates, an oral panel interview may or may not be held. The top candidates will be referred to the department for further consideration.
DEFINITION: Under direction, assists in performing a wide variety of non-hazardous field work in the Police Department. The Community Services Officer I is considered to be in a training status and is distinguished from the Community Services Officer II by the performance of the more routine and less complex assignments and greater level of supervision. The Community Services Officer II is considered the journey level. Advancement to the Community Services Officer II level shall occur after satisfactorily performing the duties of a Community Services Officer I for two (2) years. Satisfactory performance means an overall satisfactory or higher rating on the performance evaluation during the last evaluation period. An employee may be advanced to the Community Services Officer II level in less than two (2) years if the employee's performance is noted as exceptional by the Department Head and the employee is recommended for early advancement by the Department Head.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS--Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Essential Functions: Provides assistance on a variety of non-hazardous field activities not requiring the services of a sworn officer; observes and reports violations of laws and ordinances; issues parking citations; takes and prepares reports regarding burglaries, theft, property recoveries, vandalism and similar situations; obtains statements from victims and witnesses; collects physical evidence at crime scene including fingerprints and taking photographs; responds to non-hazardous calls for assistance; responds to property damage traffic accidents and prepares appropriate reports; performs traffic control duties; assists with traffic and crowd control at major emergencies; assists in development and delivery of youth service programs and crime prevention programs; prepares a variety of written reports; performs other clerical and support duties.
Marginal Functions: Administers first aid as required; performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Education: Community Services Officer I and II: High school diploma or equivalent. Additional course work or specialized training related to the assigned department is preferred. Experience: Community Services Officer I: No experience is required. Community Services Officer II: Two (2) years of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Community Services Officer I with the City of West Sacramento.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Prior to assignment at the Police Department, an employee must successfully pass a background investigation. The background investigation is required on all civilian Police Department personnel who will have access to the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) equipment and Criminal Offender Records Information (CORI). Must be able to work a variety of shifts, weekends, and holidays.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES: A valid Class "3" or "C" California driver's license.
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WORKING CONDITIONS: Work in an office and field environment in support of peace control; standing, walking, and sitting for periods of time; dealing with the public; may lift up to 25 lbs; may work in inclement weather conditions.