Police Aide

City of Novato , California

Job Information 



Entry Level


$18.63 - $22.64 Hourly

Application Deadline 


09/30/2020 11:59 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


Final Filing Deadline: September 29, 2020 12:00 PM

Police Aide is a non-sworn, professional staff, part-time position. The basic function of Police Aide is to relieve the sworn personnel of a variety of tasks which do not require the training and status of a peace officer. Police Aides are required to wear uniforms but are unarmed. After training, Police Aides are expected to work under limited supervision.

This is an entry level position for the Police Department, law enforcement experience is not required.

 Example of Duties:
Under the supervision of a department supervisor, Police Aides assist various operational and support functions of the police department, including Patrol, Traffic, and Support Services. Police Aide job duties will be varied, depending on their assignment, but at a minimum will entail assisting community members, helping officers, maintaining police equipment, and other duties as requested.
 Typical Qualifications:
Police Aide Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Knowledge of:
Use of office equipment including computer/software, copier, telephone
Telephone etiquette
Correct English usage/grammar/spelling/punctuation and vocabulary
Basic math

Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively and courteously communicate in-person and by telephone.
Customer service skills, preferably with a minimum of one (1) year of experience providing satisfactory customer service.
Proficiency in using various computer programs including Windows; experience with Microsoft Office programs preferred.
Proficiency using various social media platforms.

Exercise sound judgment and function effectively under stress
Accurately observe situations
Prepare and maintain clear and concise reports, files, and department records
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work. Meet schedules and timelines. (Time management)
Ability to perform arithmetic applications (Add, Subtract, Multiple, and Divide quickly and accurately) to perform purchasing and financial transactions. (Financial management)
Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permit the employee to lift 25 pounds of material.
Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time in both an office environment and outside environment.

 Additional Information:
Employment Process: Applicants are screened for relevant education, experience and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. Those persons most qualified may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral, performance and/or assessment center examinations. Candidates who successfully pass the examination process are placed on the eligibility list.

To apply for this position, please visit www.governmentjobs.com

The City of Novato is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The City will make reasonable efforts in the selection process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise the Human Resources Division of such special needs at the time of application.



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