Community Service Aide - PART-TIME, NON BENEFITED

  • Buena Park, California
  • Jun 18, 2022
Part Time Community and Economic Development
  • Salary: $15.00 Hourly USD

Job Description


Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until positions are filled with a first review date of Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Apply early! This position may close at any time without notice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible.

Our elite law enforcement agency is looking for a COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDE. This is an exciting and rewarding career opportunity in our Buena Park Police Department. The Community Service Aide is a part-time, non-benefited, civilian (non-sworn) position that provides assistance to the public, primarily at the front counter of the Police Department. Would you like to be part of a team that believes in investing in partnerships with the community, proactive crime prevention, community education and overall effective law enforcement work? The ideal candidate must be multi-tasked oriented, be friendly and outgoing with strong clerical and customer service skills. A friendly disposition is a must as frequent interaction with the public is required. Become a part of our community team! APPLY TODAY!


Under general supervision, provides assistance to the public, primarily at the front counter of the Police Department. The Community Service Aide completes initial and basic police crime reports; provides general policy and procedural information regarding police department operations and record keeping procedures; takes fingerprints; and performs other general duties, as assigned.


This is a part-time, non-benefited, civilian (non-sworn) position. This position provides an opportunity for incumbents with an interest in pursuing a career in municipal government or law enforcement to learn about law enforcement functions and gain experience by completing tasks and special assignments related to the program area.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
Completes initial and basic police crime reports.Provides general policy and procedural information regarding police department operations and record keeping procedures.Assists in providing front counter assistance and information within area of assignment.Responds to requests for information and distributes appropriate forms.Takes fingerprints.Operates a variety of office equipment including computer keyboard, calculator, copier, facsimile or scanning machine.Greets visitors and answers and refers telephone calls, questions, and complaints to other appropriate staff and departments.


Knowledge of:

Laws, municipal and vehicle codes, basic crime prevention, knowledge of and skill in English usage, spelling and grammar.

Ability to:

Learn, retain and apply complex information, police terminology, law enforcement codes; communicate clearly and distinctly, both verbally and in written form; respond to requests from the public and be able to assist them or direct them; work under stress; and work weekends, holidays and shift work, as assigned.


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this class, employees are frequently required to sit, stand and walk; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms above and below shoulder level. Employees occasionally lift and move records and documents weighing up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work with frequent interruptions; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with staff, management, vendors, contractors, the public, and others encountered in the course of work.


Employees typically work in office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet, at or below 85 decibels levels.


Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent is required. College level coursework in community service work or administration of justice is desirable.


A valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.


Monday July, 11, 2022

Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application.

All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner.

The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability.

The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment.

Below is a list of key benefits offered to part-time, seasonal, and limited service employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department.

SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent.

RETIREMENT: Provided through deferred compensation 457 plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Employee pays member contribution of 3.75%. The City matches the employee's contribution of 3.75%.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families.

OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Buena Park, California United States View Map