$53,010.67 - $53,010.67 Annually
01/31/2021 11:59 PM PST
This position requires attendance in the City of Sacramento Police Department Community Service Officer (CSO) Academy. The CSO Academy is typically held in the Winter (late December/early January start) or Summer (late June/early July start). Appointment to the Community Service Officer I position will not be effective until the start of the CSO Academy.
Please Note: a candidate must successfully pass a thorough background investigation, including a criminal history check for job-related convictions, fingerprinting, polygraph test, psychological test, credit check, and a drug use history to be considered for this position.
The Community Service Officer I (Limited-Term) performs non-sworn, duties in support of a variety of police operations. In addition, attends and participates in the Sacramento Police Officer Academy or Community Service Officer Academy in order to receive basic law enforcement training in various laws, police procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid, and acquires physical and emotional skills.
The classification of Community Service Officer I (Limited-Term) is a recruiting and training level class used for qualified candidates to learn the duties of a Police Officer or Community Service Officer III in the Sacramento Police Department. Incumbents of this class undergo a formal, comprehensive training program in a P.O.S.T. Police Officer certified academy or a Community Service Officer academy conducted by the Sacramento Police Department to prepare for performing duties in support of police operations. Incumbents are expected to attend accredited college level courses in order to satisfy the minimum qualification requirements of the Police Officer classification within their limited-term appointment. Additionally, incumbents are expected to demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in the required physical agility testing component prior to and during the academy. On-going physical training will be a required skill set for any successful incumbent.
Upon satisfactory graduation from a POST Basic Academy or Community Service Officer Academy, a Community Service Officer I shall either be (1) advanced to Community Service Officer II or (2) advanced to the career classification of Community Service Officer III, or (3) advanced to the career classification of Police Officer. Employees shall not be classified as Community Service Officer I (Limited-Term) for more than one year from the date of hire unless the employee was unsuccessful in an Academy and the employee is invited to participate in an additional academy. Advancement to Police Officer or Community Service Officer II or III is dependent upon satisfactory job performance. Failure to graduate from the Police Academy and/or failure to meet satisfactory progress within the prescribed training period will be cause for termination.
The Community Service Officer I (Limited-Term) class is distinguished from Community Service Officer II in that the former is the non-career, recruiting and training-level classification for employees who are enrolled in or awaiting the commencement of an approved academy or are currently attending an approved academy and the latter is the non-career, recruiting and training-level classification for employees who have completed an approved academy.
The Community Service Officer I (Limited-Term) is distinguished from the Police Cadet classification in that the latter has the same qualification standards as Police Officer while the former is used to recruit and train individuals who are working to satisfy the minimum age and educational qualification standards of the Police Officer or Community Service Officer II or III classification.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Close supervision is provided by higher-level sworn or civilian personnel.
Prior to attending a POST Basic Academy or approved Community Service Officer Academy, the following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as required.
Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox.
1. Application Review: (Pass/Fail) All applicants must complete and submit online:
2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) - In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire.
3. Online Exam: (Pass/Fail) - Qualified candidates will receive a notification via email when the examination is available. Candidates will have approximately 7 calendar days from the date of notification to complete the online examination. Only one attempt will be permitted. The online examination is multiple choice and may include, but not limited to, clarity, vocabulary, spelling and reading comprehension. Candidates who PASS the online exam MAY be invited to take a confirmatory exam at the hiring departments discretion.
TEST EXEMPTION - If you have previously taken one of the following exams within two years of the final filing date and earned a passing score as listed below, you may be considered exempt from the Entry Level Law Enforcement Exam.
4. Oral Interview: (100%) - The oral interview will consist of job-related questions. The Oral Interview is administered by the Sacramento Police Department.
5. Background Process: If considered for appointment, candidates must pass a background investigation, which includes a criminal history check, fingerprinting, polygraph test, psychological test, credit check, and drug use history.
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