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Santa Clara Public Library California - NOW HIRING Community Service Officer 21 September 2022 ( news )
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The Santa Clara Police Department is seeking qualified candidates to apply for Community Service Officer I/II .
What is a Community Service Officer?
CSO is a civilian professional role within the Department .
Entry - level CSO’s are preliminarily assigned to the Field Operations Division of the Police Department to support sworn Police Officers and departmental operations . An example of duties includes , but is not limited to , issue parking citations , enforce abandoned vehicle abatement ordinances , place the Department ' s radar trailer in response to citizen concerns , facilitate traffic control at fire scenes , crime scenes and traffic light malfunctions , prepare crime reports , process non - injury traffic accidents and other similar duties .
What Types of Calls Would a CSO Respond To?
CSO ' s are deployed throughout the City to help police officers by responding to calls and investigating lower priority calls for service . CSO ' s are not deployed to in - progress calls . This allows police officers to remain available to respond to higher priority emergency calls and have more time for proactive enforcement .
The types of calls CSO ' s respond to include:
Parking violation ( e . g . double parking , parking in handicap or red zone , blocking driveway , time zone parking , etc . )
Abandoned vehicle abatement
Non - criminal citizen concerns
Non - injury traffic collision
Vehicle theft with no known suspect and vehicle recovery
Vehicle burglary with no known suspect
Direct and controls crowds ( e . g . crime scene , special events , traffic accident , etc . )
Assistance with crime scene investigation
Police Building reception ( e . g . greet the public , handle requests for police reports , etc . )
What are the Minimum Qualifications to Apply?
Graduation from high school or possession of a GED and one ( 1 ) year of full - time paid or volunteer work experience involving considerable contact with the general public .
What is a Typical Work Schedule?
The position requires outdoor work with light physical hazards . CSO’s work four , 10 - hour days , including nights and weekends depending on the specific assignment .
CSO ' s bid on assignments by seniority every six ( 6 ) months .
Is There a Required Uniform?
Yes . CSO’s wear light blue uniform shirts , a badge that says “Community Service Officer , ” dark blue pants and a duty belt with a radio , pepper spray , flashlight and body worn camera . A uniform allowance is part of a CSO ' s benefit package .
What are the Salary and Benefits of a CSO?
$37 . 23 - $47 . 69 per hour
$77 , 444 - $99 , 194 annually , plus excellent benefits
The City of Santa Clara offers excellent benefits to employees . CSO ' s are in the Public Safety Non - Sworn Employees Association ( Unit 10 ) and a summary of the benefits is available
Is Training Provided?
CSO’s proceed through an in - house field training program where the topics include criminal law and investigation , basic evidence collection , report writing , accident investigation , First Aid/CPR , vehicle operations , defensive tactics , etc .
NOTE: CSO’s do not attend the Police Academy , nor do CSO ' s carry a conducted electrical weapon or firearm .
What Opportunities are Available to Promote?
With experience and positive performance evaluations , CSO’s have the ability to bid for specialized assignments and advance to the rank of
Community Service Officer II
( $87 , 644 - $111 , 734 annually ) in specialized roles such as:
( e . g . transport evidence , serve as court liaison , issue subpoenas , etc . )
( e . g . Community Engagement Program , crime prevention presentations at schools and citizen meetings , booth at city - wide special events , etc . )
Evidence and Property
( e . g . organization and handling of evidence , property release , pharmaceutical disposal program , etc . )
( e . g . authorized pedi - cab companies/drivers , massage establishments , mobile food trucks , licensed bingo organizations , solicitor/peddler applications , etc . )
( e . g . adult crossing guard program , 5
grade safety patrol , etc . )
( e . g . coordinate the maintenance and repair of vehicle and equipment , including transport of vehicles to auto shop , order and organize forms and supplies , etc . )
Applyby 4 p . m . on September 28 , 2022
To be considered , applicants are encouraged to:
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Explore a virtual tour of the Police Department , hear from current employees about how they got into law enforcement and learn why individuals choose to spend their career with the Santa Clara Police Department on the new recruiting website at
www . IamSCPD . org
Learn about the functions , programs and services offered by the Santa Clara Police Department at
www . scpd . org
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by 4 p . m . on September 28 , 2022
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