Police Assistant I/II (Open Competitive)

  • CITY OF EL SEGUNDO, CA
  • 350 Main Street, El Segundo, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance Public Safety
  • Salary: $4,199.63 - $5,647.27 Monthly USD

Job Description

Description

Salary:

Police Assistant I: $4,199.63 - $5,104.67 per month

Police Assistant II: $4,646.02 - $5,647.27 per month

The current vacancy is for a Police Assistant I/II full-time position in the Police Department. This eligibility list may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur.

This recruitment process is open on a continuous basis and may close at any time. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. The first review of applications will be completed on Tuesday , January 23, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after January 23, 2024, may not be considered. Applications appearing best qualified based upon a review of the application and responses to supplemental questions will be invited to participate in the testing process.

The City of El Segundo, incorporated in 1917, is a unique, quaint city by the sea. Home to approximately 17,000 residents and over 75,000 private sector employees of major aeronautical, sports, media, industrial and multiple Fortune 500 companies including Mattel, Chevron and most recently, the Los Angeles Times and Beyond Meat. Further, El Segundo has become the headquarters for major sports franchises, including the LA Lakers and LA Kings. As the economy broadens, El Segundo is becoming home to a variety of high tech and “creative economy” start-up companies. This is reflected in the City motto "Where Big Ideas Take Off!"


Police Assistant I:


Under direct supervision, performs a variety of routine office and defined technical-related work in the development, maintenance, retention and retrieval of Police Department records; participates in jail operation activities; and provides general office support to the Department.

Police Assistant II:
Under limited supervision, performs a variety of specialized office and technical - related work in the development, maintenance, retention and retrieval of Police Department records; participates in jail operation activities; and provides general office support to the Department.

Essential Job Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of duties and responsibilities is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.

Police Assistant I:

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

Positions in this classification typically perform a full range of duties at a level of complexity represented by the following types of responsibilities:

  • Assists in compiling statistics and preparing reports for requesting agencies and internal purposes;
  • Assembles, codes and records police record data including data on serious crime offenses, stolen vehicles, crime reports and related records;
  • Receives or prepares and records, enters, distributes, files and retrieves designated police records, reports and materials;
  • Maintains computer files on multiple automated systems;
  • Receives and assists in determining disposition of standard reports and records;
  • Responds to department personnel and the public regarding policies, procedures, regulations and services;
  • Releases reports and related information to the public or to outside agencies as directed;
  • Accepts bail, receives fees and prepares receipts;
  • Monitors police radio.
  • Participates in booking procedures including arrestee interviews, booking, searches and showers;
  • Receives and documents booking and medical information and collects urine samples;
  • Conducts jail checks and inspects facilities for security, cleanliness and maintenance;
  • Documents inmate misconduct and medical emergencies;
  • Witnesses detective interviews and inmates and inmate visitations;
  • Performs meal preparation and service;
  • Sorts, files, copies and distributes crime and traffic reports, citations and other records to appropriate personnel;
  • Types correspondence, bulletins, lists and forms;
  • Assists in preparing mailings; and
  • Posts and tabulates numeric data and prepares basic reports.

Police Assistant II:
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists in compiling statistics and preparing reports for requesting agencies and internal purposes;
  • Assembles, codes and records police record data including data on serious crime offenses, stolen vehicles, crime reports and related records;
  • Receives or prepares and records, enters, distributes, files and retrieves designated police records, reports and materials;
  • Maintains computer files on multiple automated systems;
  • Receives and assists in determining disposition of standard reports and records;
  • Responds to department personnel and the public regarding policies, procedures, regulations and services;
  • Releases reports and related information to the public or to outside agencies as directed;
  • Accepts bail, receives fees and prepares receipts;
  • Monitors police radio.
  • Participates in booking procedures including arrestee interviews, booking, searches and showers;
  • Receives and documents booking and medical information and collects urine samples;
  • Conducts jail checks and inspects facilities for security, cleanliness and maintenance;
  • Documents inmate misconduct and medical emergencies;
  • Witnesses detective interviews and inmates and inmate visitations;
  • Performs meal preparation and service.
  • Sorts, files, copies and distributes crime and traffic reports, citations and other records to appropriate personnel;
  • Types correspondence, bulletins, lists and forms;
  • Assists in preparing mailings; and
  • Posts and tabulates numeric data and prepares basic reports.


Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Other Characteristics:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Police Assistant I:
Knowledge of:
  • General office support practices, methods and procedures and office equipment operation;
  • Variety of computer software, including word processing and spreadsheet applications;
  • Records processing and maintenance procedures and systems.

Skill in:
  • Operating a variety of office equipment;
  • English grammar, spelling and punctuation;
  • Following oral and written instructions and procedures;
  • Receiving the public in person and over the telephone;
  • Applying and explaining regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing; and
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, other City employees and the public.

Working Conditions:
  • Regular physical contact with arrestees and inmates.
  • Regular exposure to bodily fluids, potentially infectious diseases, lice, etc.
Police Assistant II:
Knowledge of:
  • General office support practices, methods and procedures;
  • Policies, practices, procedures and terminology of police records function;
  • Variety of computer software, including word processing and spreadsheet applications; and
  • Records processing and maintenance procedures and systems.

Skill in:
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining rules, policies and procedures;
  • Preparing a variety of reports, using appropriate format and computer software;
  • Maintaining records and researching files;
  • Following oral and written instructions and procedures;
  • Operating typical office equipment, including personal computer and standard office computer programs;
  • Receiving the public in person and over the telephone;
  • Dealing with arrestees/inmates whose behavior is aggressive or unruly;
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing; and

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, other City employees and the public.

Working Conditions:
  • Regular physical contact with arrestees and inmates.
  • Regular exposure to bodily fluids, potentially infectious diseases, lice, etc.


Police Assistant I:

Minimum Qualifications:
A combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: Graduation from high school or GED.

Experience: One (1) year office/administrative experience including experience dealing with the public.

Police Assistant II:

Minimum Qualifications:
A combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: Graduation from high school or GED

Experience: Three (3) years office/administrative experience including one (1) year of police records or directly related experience and experience dealing with the public.

Please Note: Candidates deemed most qualified, as reflected in their applications materials, will be invited to continue in the recruitment process. The prospective candidate must successfully complete a thorough background review, including being fingerprinted by the El Segundo Police Department. The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature, date, surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.

Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of El Segundo Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers, and may be asked to respond accordingly.

Probationary Period: All employees must successfully complete a 12-month probationary period in order to attain permanent status with the City of El Segundo.

The City of El Segundo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to supporting Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives to build and sustain an environment that values diversity, welcomes opportunities to engage and understand others, and fosters a sense of belonging.

POLICE SUPPORT SERVICES EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (PSSEA)
Benefit Summary

PERS Retirement : Tier I - 2%@55 . Tier II - 2%@60 for individuals employed by the City on or after 12/30/12 who are already PERS members. Tier I and II single highest year coordinated with Social Security and Medicare. PERS 2%@62 for new employees/members hired on or after 1/1/13 with three year average coordinated with Social Security and Medicare. Employees pay 8% of pensionable income.

Retiree Medical: City offers paid retiree medical insurance at same rate as active employees.

Medical Insurance :Effective January 1, 2024, the City contributes up to $1,750 per month for employee and dependents' medical insurance under PERS.

Optical/Dental/Life/AD&D :$184.25 per month City contribution.Employee & eligible dependents may be covered for optical and dental.$50,000 term life policy provided by City; employee can purchase additional self and dependent coverage at group rates.AD&D insurance policies provided for employees.

Flex Plan :Section 125 Plan, allows for payment of employee paid insurance medical treatment, and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

State Disability Insurance :Coverage provided through State Employment Development Department for short-term disability.Costs borne by union employees.

Long-Term Disability: City provides fully-paid LTD insurance.Continuance of 66 2/3% of first $9,750 of employee's salary after a 60-day waiting period. Applies to non-job related occurrences.

Holidays :Classes required to work holidays are paid 110 hours.

Vacation Leave :96 hours (1-5 years); 120 hours (6 - 10 years); 144 hours (11 - 15 years): 176 hours (16+ years).Leave can be used after one year of service.Annual cash conversion option.

Sick Leave :8 hours per month.Partial payment for accrual over 600 hours and percentage of unused leave paid upon retirement or separation.

Bereavement Leave: Three working days [or one workweek where travel is 500 miles or more] for qualifying incident.

Tuition Reimbursement :Up to $1,750 per year for tuition and books.

Education Incentive Pay: Depending upon position held and level of education, may receive pay from $94.58 per month up to $251.20 per month. Program frozen for current employees pursuant to MOU provisions. Not available to future employees.

Longevity Pay: Depending upon position held and years of service, may receive pay from $56.75 per month up to $439.59 per month. Program frozen for current employees pursuant to MOU provisions. Not available to future employees.

Shift Differential: For applicable classes: 5% for swing; 8% for graveyard.

Differential Pay: Persons assigned to Animal Control receive pay in amount of $20.26 for each shift.

Uniform Allowance: $240 per year for certain classes.

Other : Voluntary participation in Credit Union; Misison Square 457 Deferred Compensation Program; Payroll Direct Deposit.

1/14; 2/15; 4/17; 1/21; 8/22; 6/23

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay

4,199

Job Address

350 Main Street, El Segundo, California 90245 United States View Map