Police Service Officer

Agency: Clovis Police Department

Location: Clovis CA

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement

 

Job Code:                17-027

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 04/28/17 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Salary:                       $25.21 - $30.63 Hourly
$4,369.00 - $5,310.00 Monthly
$52,428.00 - $63,720.00 Annually 

Job Type:                 001-Full-Time

Location:                  Clovis, CA, California

 

 

DEFINITION
Under general supervision, primarily performs dispatcher duties for the Communications Center and may perform a variety of non-peace officer law enforcement and support service duties in the office and field in a variety of areas, and to perform related work as required.
 
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS
Positions in this class primarily perform dispatching duties for the Communications Center.  Incumbents answer and respond to incoming emergency and non-emergency calls, designate type of incident and priority, responds to calls according to policy and procedures, dispatches public safety personnel, and monitors the activity of field units assigned to incidents.  Other duties may include a variety of law enforcement and police support duties that do not require performance by a sworn peace officer in a variety of areas including: support services, records, data entry, property and evidence, public education, planning and neighborhood services, animal control, patrol, youth services, investigations, and parking enforcement.  Incumbents are required to perform rotating shift work in a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day per week operation including evening, weekends, and holidays.  Incumbents receive thorough instructions and training when tasks are initially assigned and are expected to perform duties by selecting work methods from a variety of standard methods and procedures referring to the supervisor those problems which involve the establishment of new procedures or which involve solutions which are inconsistent with departmental procedures and policies.

 

 Examples of Duties:

The representative duties listed include essential and marginal functions that vary by assignment.  Primarily operates in the police communications center, provides telecommunication support and incident coordination for the field units, dispatches calls via telephone, radio, computer and CLETS terminal, and related telecommunications and office equipment; serves as receptionist at public contact points within the police facility; provides information to the public; answers questions and inquiries; prepares reports concerning crimes, accidents, lost and found property, and other circumstances; assists police officers with functions not requiring sworn peace officer status; directs traffic and provides crowd control at crime scenes, accidents, and public events; fingerprints and photographs prospective employees and the general public; enforces parking laws and ordinances in assigned area either on foot or in a motorized vehicle; issues citations for violations of parking laws and testifies in court as required; prepares and maintains logs on police activities; prepares various reports and correspondence; performs data entry utilizing various computer systems and maintains databases; receives, stores, issues, and maintains evidence and property; coordinates property disposal with other City departments and outside agencies; conducts training or public education sessions; performs Animal Control functions, including picking up stray animals, verifying animal licenses, caring for animals, maintaining the Animal Shelter, and enforcing laws and City ordinances pertaining to animals; and performs related work as required.

 

Typical Qualifications:

LICENSE REQUIRED
• Possession of a valid California Driver's License and a good driving record.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Education:
• Completion of sixty (60) college units from an accredited college or university.
 
Desirable Education:
• Bachelor's Degree.
 
Experience:
• Three (3) years of experience involving public contact work.

 

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