Police Services Officer I/II

Agency: Coronado Police Department

Location: Coronado CA

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Salary: $3,261.20 - $4,700.84 Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 16-00062

Closing: 4/16/17


The City of Coronado is currently seeking qualified individuals for the position of Police Services Officer I/II in the City's Police Department. This position will be required to perform a variety of specialized police support duties in a non-sworn capacity. These duties will include, but are not limited to, the areas of animal services, parking, traffic and patrol enforcement, facility and equipment repair and maintenance, and code enforcement in the areas of animal services and parking.

The City of Coronado contracts with the California Public Employees' Retirement System  (CalPERS) to provide a 3% at 60 retirement benefit to Classic CalPERS members. 


PSO I - This is the entry level class in the Police Services Officer (PSO) series.  The class is distinguished from the II level in one of two ways:

1.  The incumbent performs routine and detailed Police support work to relieve Police personnel of these duties.
2. The incumbent is used as a training class for a flexibly staffed position.

Incumbents of the class would lack complete knowledge of all aspects of work assigned to journey-level classes and would not have full responsibility for day-to-day administration of a specialized program requiring technical and specialized skills.  Advancement to the PSO II position generally would require the completion of one (1) year of training and performance at a competent level.

PSO II - This is the journey level class in the PSO series.  Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and normally are filled by advancement from the I level, or when filled from the outside, require prior Police related, specialized technical and administrative experience.  Appointment to the II level requires that the employee be performing the full range of duties for the class, meet the qualification standards for the class and have completed one year at the PSO one level or equivalent.

A PSO II is expected to perform assigned duties with considerable independence, resolving most problems encountered through the application of department standards or precedent, referring those which have significant legal implications to the supervisor.  Incumbents are expected to exercise good judgment in avoiding hazardous situations and refer sworn law enforcement work to appropriate personnel.  Incumbents, as assigned, perform the full range of duties of the PSO I class.  Incumbents may be subject to periodic rotation.

The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Traffic Sergeant, or, in his/her absence, the on-duty Watch Commander and performs duties with minimal supervision.

Key Responsibilities


Incumbents may be hired to perform specific job functions but must also be able to perform all job functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these tasks.  The essential job functions for this position vary based on the area of responsibility to which the Police Services Officer (PSO) is assigned.  The essential job functions for the categories applicable to this position are listed below:

All Positions: 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. Incumbents are trained to assist, and perform duties of a clerical, technical, or specialized nature. May be required to train new employees and volunteers; administers first aid in emergency situations when necessary.

Animal Services: Responds to, investigates and writes reports and citations for animal bite incidents, animal cruelty; dangerous animas, and barking dogs; issues dog and cat licenses; impounds stray animals and transports them to the City's animal services facility; maintains the facility; cares for animals being held; transports animals from animal services facility to animal shelters for adoption or euthanization when necessary; removes deceased animals from public and private property; arranges medical treatment; cleans, sterilizes and inspects vehicle; prepares monthly reports on animal services activities. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Traffic Enforcement: Respond to accident scenes; investigates and  writes reports for minor traffic collisions; direct traffic; collect evidence; store vehicles; may coordinate the school crossing guards; investigate and enforce a variety of traffic-related municipal ordinances and state and local laws; frequently coordinates placement and deploys radar trailer device and/or movable message boards to deter the general public from violations or provide general information. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Parking Enforcement: Maintains, repairs and collects funds from coin operated meters, transports money to the appropriate financial institution; issues citations to parking violators; contacts dispatch to impound and tow vehicles when necessary; inspects vehicles and completes necessary forms to impound vehicles; drives parking enforcement motor vehicles and/or use bicycles to patrol City limits; cleans parking enforcement vehicle. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Patrol Enforcement: Enforces municipal and California Vehicle codes by patrolling the City in a marked Police vehicle; issues citations to parking violators, skate boarders, roller skaters and bicycle riders; interviews witnesses and drivers and collects and documents evidence in order to conduct thorough crime investigations and prepare written reports; inspects vehicles, contacts dispatch, and completes necessary forms to impound and tow vehicles;  Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Facility and Equipment: Organizes and maintains bike shed, transports abandoned bikes in Police vehicle, writes crime reports and stores bikes in bike shed; conducts an inventory of supplies, orders and maintains needed supplies in an organized manner; maintains Police equipment such as radios, flash lights and rain gear; performs routine maintenance of Police facility, such as changing light bulbs and setting up office furniture and equipment.


The non-essential job functions of this position vary based on the area of responsibility to which the individual is assigned.

All Positions: Assists dispatch to determine nature and urgency of incoming calls, and coordinate appropriate response; provides crossing guard coverage in the absence of the crossing guard to ensure school children cross busy streets safely. Works as records relief to staff the front counter in the absence of Office Specialist. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required

General Enforcement: Performs routine Police vehicle inspections and minor maintenance such as monitor radiator water level, and air level in tires; arranges periodic vehicle maintenance and repairs with the City's Public Services Department when necessary; frequently sets up radar trailer traffic device to deter the general public from speeding.

Facility and Equipment: Maintains radar and changeable message trailers; frequently sets up radar and/or changeable message trailer to deter the general public from committing traffic violations; performs traffic control.


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Minimum Requirements

Any combination of experience, education, and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience performing traffic and crowd control or other duties where the ability to deal effectively with the public, keep records, and write clear report is evident 

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Successful completion of college level coursework in police science or a related field is desirable. 

In addition to the training and experience requirements for  PSO I, a  PSO II generally should have at least one year of experience comparable to that of a PSO I with the City of Coronado with a competent or higher overall evaluation rating OR comparable experience in a law enforcement agency.

Licenses: Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver's License.