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Police Community Serv Officer

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SALARY RANGE:

(019) $13.83 - $19.66 an hour     $28,766.40 - $40,892.80 a year

JOB CODE: 007434

BENEFITS:

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: This is work performing assistance to the public, writing initial police reports, compiling statistical data, and performing a variety of other limited administrative, informational, investigative, and traffic-related tasks within organizational units of the Police Department.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responding to inquiries and reported offenses from citizens over the phone and on a walk-in basis.

  • Interviewing citizens to elicit necessary information regarding reported offenses.

  • Taking statements from witnesses and gathers pertinent information.

  • Providing information and referrals to citizens needing assistance.

  • Conducting phone inquiries to obtain necessary information for later investigation (i.e., record checks, criminal history).

  • Preparing and submitting police reports on a variety of offenses; proposing appropriate course of action on cases (refer to detectives, contact communications, etc.).

  • Determining if police unit should be dispatched to a scene for an investigation in order to facilitate prompt referral of a case.

  • Completing report supplements when information needs to be added or corrected.

  • Using computer to enter and retrieve report information, report numbers, warrants, tag, and vehicle identification.

  • Receiving and forwarding evidence to Property Room; requesting pick-ups on stolen vehicles, tags and missing persons; operating radio.

  • Maintaining and updating daily/monthly logs and filing systems for departmental use (Neighborhood Watch, permits, crime prevention programs, pawn cards, impounded vehicles, etc.).

  • Compiling statistics and other information from files, records, and logs for use in reports, newsletters, and studies.

  • Preparing various types of reports, forms, and correspondence using computer or typewriter.

  • Reviewing records for accuracy, completeness, and accepted standards; monitoring security panel and closed-circuit television.

  • Assisting in conducting latent and field investigations.

  • Initiating and completing paperwork necessary for misdemeanor affidavits, forfeitures, etc.

  • Answering subpoenas and testifying in court.

  • Assisting with monthly parking ticket reports, court cases, etc

  • Assisting School Resource Officers in conducting demonstrations for the public.

  • Assisting the explorer advisor with supervision of the police explorers.

  • Conducting tours of the Police Department; assisting in the coordination of special events; preparing written replies to letters of commendation received from citizens.

  • Completing daily vehicle inspection reports to determine maintenance requirements for immediate attention at the beginning and end of each shift.

  • Inspecting motor vehicles for cleanliness and safe operating conditions and to request repairs.

  • Transporting vehicles to various locations for maintenance work and repairs.

  • Performing related work as required.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Graduation from an accredited high school, preferably with six (6) months office work experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    Preferred Requirements: Bilingual applicants preferred.

    LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES: Possession of a valid Florida driverís license.

    EXAMINATION:

    Written Test (Time Limit: 90 minutes). Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

  • Submit your application for employment, then call Employment Services at 813-274-8911 to determine if you meet the job qualifications, and, if so, to schedule your exam date and time.

  • Candidates considered for employment must pass a thorough background investigation including, but not limited to education, work history, and criminal background.

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of April 30, 2014. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

    4-22-14(007434)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 4/30/2014 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.