Menlo Park

Police Records Specialist (19921434)

Per Diem
Clerical/Administrative Support
San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled
$31.53-$37.95 Hourly

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


701 Laurel Street Menlo Park, 94025


This is a journey-level class in the Police Records Specialist classification series responsible for maintaining information in specialized departmental databases, preparing and assembling reports, processing payments, and preparing and processing subpoenas, requests for information, and other documents. All activities are performed within specified legal guidelines. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

A job description, including examples of typical job functions and qualifying knowledge, skills, and abilities, is available by clicking on the Job Description link.

Ideal Candidate

Under general supervision, the Police Records Specialist performs a variety of general administrative, clerical, and customer service duties within the Police Department by processing various documents, permit applications, records, and reports and maintaining departmental databases; and performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.
  • One (1) year of responsible general office clerical and/or dispatcher experience for a municipal or county government or public safety agency. 


This is a non-benefited temporary position. A temporary employee may not work more than 1000 hours per year and will receive sick leave in accordance with State Law.

Special Instructions

This recruitment will be continuously screened and candidates may be asked to come in for interviews until the position is filled.

The City of Menlo Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Menlo Park not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees. We will make reasonable efforts in the selection process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please contact Veronica Wortham in the Human Resources office at (650) 330-6673 for accommodation requests.

Before receiving a conditional offer of per-diem employment, the candidate must pass a thorough a background investigation, fingerprinting, and polygraph examination. Candidates must be successful in all phases to be considered for this position.

In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, all potential employees are required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States.

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