|COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER I|
|SEIU White Collar Non-Exempt|
|Performs paraprofessional work involving the performance of non-emergency law enforcement duties, including but not limited to responding to non-violent criminal incidents, accidents, and police service calls, and preparation of related reports. Work is performed under general supervision and performance is reviewed through reports submitted, meetings, and results obtained.|
|Responds to non-emergency police calls such as criminal calls (completed burglaries, theft, criminal mischief, stolen/recovered vehicles, arson and forgery) accident calls (minor property damage up to traffic homicide) and service calls (disabled/abandoned vehicles, found property, missing persons and as scribe at major incident scenes), using marked police-type vehicle and takes appropriate action in accordance with Departmental policy and procedures.
Investigates assigned accident/incident scenes; determines public safety precautions and need for summoning additional expertise or authority (i.e., Police Officer, Traffic Homicide Investigator, Criminal Investigator, Crime Scene Technician, etc.); interviews and records detailed accounts of incident/accident investigations, witness statements, affidavits and intent to prosecute using appropriate forms; prepares related reports.
Performs basic crime scene duties such as lifting fingerprints, taking measurements, collecting evidence, securing crime scenes, and writing initial reports.
Provides basic first aid at accident scenes using knowledge of first aid methods and techniques; directs traffic to ensure minimum traffic congestion; takes initial report and standby for ambulance or sworn officer, if needed.
Assist motorists of disabled vehicles with minor problems; and, provides various other community relations services.
May serve as Field Training Officer for new Community Service Officers and Police Officer recruits which includes supervision, instruction, critique and written daily evaluations; provides classroom instruction to recruits regarding preparation of accident investigation reports.
May testify in Traffic, County, Civil and Juvenile Court and in depositions which include misdemeanor/felony cases, traffic infraction hearings, civil suits and criminal traffic hearings.
Performs various other law enforcement duties of a non-emergency nature as designated by supervisor.
|Knowledge of laws, ordinances and policies governing law enforcement.
Knowledge of City government and departmental operations and geographic locations within the City.
Knowledge of the methods and practices of crime prevention, criminal investigation and identification, and basic crime scene processing techniques.
Ability to stand and walk for extended periods and to sit for several hours while operating a City vehicle.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department officials, employees, and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to use measuring tapes/wheels and draw sketches of accident sites.
Ability to operate two-way radio and motor vehicle.
|High school graduate or equivalent with six (6) months to one (1) year of related experience. Must successfully complete 19 weeks academy training and 15 week field training program. Must pass writng skills test. CSO I will be in a probationary status for a period of 1 year. A valid Florida Driver's License is required. Must pass police background investigation which includes polygraph.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION: CSO I to CSO II:
Minimum of 120 days of on the job performance.
Last performance evaluation must have resulted in an overall meets standards rating or better with no goal rating less than meets standards.
No more than three sustained disciplinary violations or any number of discipline's) that result in suspensions totaling more than 32 working hours within 12 months prior to the date of the promotion.
A minimum of 24 hours of Department approved training.
-Refresher or Field Training Officers Course hours cannot be counted towards any training requirements.
REVISED: 1/17/92 - BR
5/2/94 - CF
7/4/02 - VCJ - added notes
8/16/07- CF - removed invalid information from work performed section per Dept. request
3/26/09-KW added performance evaluation language in min. requir per. AP
7/21/20009-MGR updated the amount of weeks in the academy and filed training. Added writing test requirement.