Community Service Officer

Law Enforcement
Until filled
$57,224.00-$69,556.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


The Community Service Officer position is an exceptional opportunity for those who aspire to become a Belmont Police Officer and are looking to begin their career in Law Enforcement.

This non-sworn position performs a variety of field and office to support and/or accomplish the goals and objectives of the Police Department. Community Service Officers may work independently or may be teamed with other Police Department and/or City personnel to perform a variety of duties which are focused on community education, problem resolution, assistance to the police officers, or traffic and parking enforcement.

The Belmont Police Department is a full-service agency comprised of the Support Services, Operations, and Administrative Divisions, which provide a high degree of community support through problem solving and effective professional policing efforts.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Patrol City streets and roads – inspect for parking violations, enforce ordinances, cite vehicles

  • Vehicle abatement functions

  • Routine driving assignments and errand running in support of sworn staff.

  • Transport various items from the crime lab and City Hall.

  • Transport police vehicles to other locations as needed.

  • Direct and control traffic, crowds and congestion during emergency situations or special events.

  • Respond to general inquiries from the public at the front counter, or the phone or in the field.

  • Receive and process found, recovered or stolen property and evidence.

  • Conduct research and provide disposition of cases as needed.

  • Assist in non-injury accident investigations and non-criminal calls for service and write applicable reports.



We will accommodate requests for accommodations pursuant to ADAAA upon request. 


Ideal Candidate


Education: High school graduate or GED. AA/AS in related field highly desirable.

Experience: One year of police support experience or similar experience is desirable.

License: Possession of and ability to maintain a California Driver’s License and clean driving record is required.

Interest in a career in Law Enforcement and desire to become a Police Officer highly desirable.


The following is a general overview of the benefits provided to City of Belmont full-time benefit eligible employees. For specific benefit information, please refer to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the Belmont Police Officers Association.


The City contracts with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide retirement benefits.

"New" CalPERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013 pursuant to PEPRA*

* PEPRA - Public Employees Pension Reform Act



The City provides health insurance to eligible employees and dependents via the California Public Employees’ Retirement System(CalPERS) Health Benefit Program. The CalPERS program provides employees with several Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) options.

The City provides each eligible employee who participates in a City sponsored CalPERS Health Plan with an employer contribution towards the monthly health insurance premium.

The City provides dental insurance for employees and their eligible dependents.

The City provides vision insurance for eligible employees and their dependents via a vision benefit for eligible employees and their dependents via the City’s reimbursement program (varies by MOU).

Flexible Benefits Plan
The City offers an Internal Revenue Code Section 125 Plan, which allows employees to contribute pre-tax income to the following accounts:

  • Health Care Reimbursement Account (up to $2,500 annually)
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (up to $5,000 annually)


Life Insurance
The City provides basic group term life insurance, the specific benefit amount varies by labor group. Employees have the option of electing voluntary additional and dependent life at their expense.

Long-Term Disability Benefits
The City reclassifies the cost of the long term disability insurance to the employee’s salary. The employee then pays the actual monthly cost of the premium on an after-tax basis.

Deferred Compensation
The City contributes 100.00 per month to the employee's plan. Employees have the option of making an additional contribution via payroll deduction.

Retirement Health Savings (RHS) Account
The City contributes a specified amount to a Retirement Health Savings Account based upon an employee's hire date and years of service with the City. For example, an employee working for the City for 1 to 5 years would be eligible for a monthly contribution of $150.00. An employee working for the City for 11 to 15 years would be eligible for a monthly contribution of $250.00. Employees are vested in the Retiree Health Savings Account after 10 years of continuous service with the City.


Vacation is accrued on a monthly basis based on years of service.

The City observes twelve (12) holidays per year. In addition employees are granted two (2) floating holidays to be taken after 1 year of service.

Paid Sick Leave
Sick leave is earned at the rate of eight (8) hours per calendar month of service.



Special Instructions

Please note, applications are not being accepted online.  Applications must be picked up in person at the Belmont Police Department - 1 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA 94002
(applications are available after hours via the Dispatch window)


Application Filing Deadline - Open Until Filled
Recruitment subject to close at any time. Applicants encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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