Dixon

Community Service Officer I/II

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Law Enforcement
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Sacramento/Metro Area
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Full-Time
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Until filled or until 120 applicants
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$3,196.11-$4,348.69 Monthly
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

201 West A Street Dixon, CA, 95620

Description

The City of Dixon is recruiting to fill one full-time, permanent position in the Police Department, at either the Community Service Officer I level or Community Service Officer II level depending on qualifications, as well as establish an Eligibility List for future use.  Duties include a wide variety of professional law enforcement functions which do not require peace officer training, including youth services, crime prevention, records management, property and evidence management, information gathering and report writing, code enforcement, office support, operation of jail facilities and parking and traffic control.

Community Service Officer I:  This is the entry level class in the Community Service Officer series.

Community Service Officer II:  This is the full journey level class in the Community Service Officer series.  

EXAM PROCESS:  A limited number of candidates whose applications indicate that they, among those competing, are better qualified in terms of related education, training and experience will be invited to participate in a written exam (pass/fail) and candidates who pass the written exam will be invited for an interview. 

EMPLOYMENT PROCESSING: Candidates selected for hire must successfully complete and pass: a personal background investigation, and a pre-employment medical examination. All appointees are required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period, and in accordance with Federal law, are to provide proof of identity and proof that they may legally work in the United States.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS will be applied. A copy of the DD214 form must be filed at the time of application.

The City of Dixon is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Reasonable Accommodation in the application, examination and selection process will be made upon request by calling 707-678-7000. 

Ideal Candidate

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Community Services Officer I

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of basic organization and functions of a municipal law enforcement agency; of modern office practices including record keeping and filing methods and systems; of correct English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to understand, carry out, and issue oral and written instructions; to prepare clear and accurate reports and records; to maintain detailed logs and records; to learn and understand laws, codes and procedures;  to operate a variety of office equipment; to carry out assigned duties without close supervision; to maintain confidentiality of classified information;  to think and act quickly and judge situations and people accurately; to apply self-defense techniques as necessary; to complete State mandated training courses for assigned duties; and to establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education/Experience:

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

Education: Completion of high school or the equivalent.

Experience: Minimum of two years work experience including at least one year in a high public contact work environment.

Community Services Officer II

Knowledge and Abilities:

All knowledge and abilities required for Community Service Officer I.  Knowledge of municipal law enforcement agency policies, procedures and practices; effective communications, especially listening skills, record keeping and report writing; methods of public contact associated with compliance, collections, and investigative work; and of principles of supervision and training.

Ability to read, comprehend, interpret, explain and apply City Codes and related laws and legal documents; to effectively plan, organize and carry out work independently; to use proper judgment in determining the degree of compliance with various laws; to communicate tactfully, diplomatically and firmly with the public in difficult situations; prepare clear, concise, oral and written reports; to organize and maintain accurate and thorough records; establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and to lead direction and training of others.

Education/Experience:

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

Education:       

Completion of high school or equivalent, supplemented by college level course work or specialized training such as law enforcement, public administration, or other training related to assigned areas of responsibility.

Experience:      

Two years of work experience in a high public contact work environment equivalent to Community Service Officer I with the City of Dixon.

Other Requirements of both positions:

Ability to operate a typewriter with sufficient speed and accuracy to meet the needs of the department.  A speed of 40 wpm (net) is highly desirable.

Selected positions require a valid California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.

Spanish speaking ability is desirable, but not required.

Must successfully complete a background investigation as condition of employment.

Benefits

SEE BENEFIT SUMMARY FOR CITY OF DIXON REPRESENTED GROUPS.

http://www.ci.dixon.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/6397

Special Instructions

Complete an on-line application and submit required documents below. Candidates who do not submit document(s) by the deadline WILL NOT be invited to continue in the selection process. 

  • Attach a recent copy (within 6 months) of your DMV driving record (obtained at a California DMV office). 

FAILURE TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTS BY FINAL CLOSING DATE WILL BE AN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION. 

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(707)678-7000
Contact email: