Community Service Officer

City of Owatonna

Job Description

 

DATE:09/10/2013

JOB TITLE:Community Service Officer

DEPARTMENT: Police

DIVISION:Investigative

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:Captain, Investigative Division

DIRECTION OF OTHERS:None

NATURE OF WORK:Performs a variety of tasks that assist all divisions within the police department that primarily involves fleet management, animal control, courier services, city checks, school security and patrol.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:

MINUMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School graduate or GED. Valid Minnesota driver’s license or the ability to obtain a valid Minnesota driver’s license by the date of appointment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior experiences that are the same or similar to a Community Service Officer.

WORK PERFORMED / AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
I. Plans and coordinates maintenance of the vehicle fleet.
II. Patrols the school buildings.
III. Respond to, investigate, and reach a final disposition on reported nuisance ordinance violations.
IV. Respond to, investigate, and reach a final disposition on parking complaints and/or parking violations.
V. Coordinate, respond to, and investigate all matters related to animal control.
    ·Respond to domesticated animal complaints
    ·Investigate and enforce animal related City ordinances
    ·Impound animals
    ·Provide care and maintenance of impounded animals
    ·Provide care and maintenance of the Animal Control Shelter
    ·Dispose of unclaimed animals in a humane and acceptable manner
    ·Release impounded animals in accordance with established procedures
    ·Generate monthly animal control related reports and distribute in accordance to established  procedures.
    ·Any other animal related duties as assigned
VI. Provide courier services for the police department, including, but not limited to: City Administration, County Attorney, City Attorney, Court Administration, Human Services, Public Health, Street Departments, Park and Recreation Departments, Fire Department, and supply and service vendors.
VII. Respond to park patrol and house check requests.
VIII. Respond to and investigate found property complaints; and as directed, release property.
IX. Respond to and investigate minor accidents, minor theft reports, and minor vandalism complaints.
X. As directed, provide traffic control; including, but not limited to: accidents, parades, and funerals.
XI. As directed, coordinate the delivery of evidence to and from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension or other designated laboratory.
XII. As directed, coordinate the towing of vehicles and their release.
XIII. Respond to and provide first aid in minor medical emergencies.
XIV. Coordinate and deploy the radar trailer.
XV. As assigned, act as an observer for juveniles and adults in custody.
XVI. As assigned, participate in public presentations; including, but not limited to: squad car demonstrations, bike rodeos, safety camps, crime prevention and night to unite.
XVII. As directed, provide foot patrol within the City.
XVIII. Organize, review and document written warnings on a monthly basis.

XIV. Security at local schools during the school day, including special events.
XX. Other duties as assigned.

EXTENT AND TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH PUBLIC:
I. Develops public understanding of work and activities of the department.
II. Maintains positive contacts with the general public, court officials, and other officials in the performance of duties.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS:
I. Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State of Minnesota driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any state.

EQUIPMENT AND TOOL OPERATION:
I. Employee may be required to use and/or operate equipment in or associated with that includes, but is not limited to:
    ·Motor Vehicles
    ·Radios
    ·Speed Detection Devices / Trailers
    ·First Aid Equipment
    ·Personal Computer and Software Applications
    ·Animal Cages, Snares, Harness, Leashes, Catch-poles
    ·Tranquilizers

WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS:
I. Hours may vary, but generally work on steady shifts and may include extended shifts, emergency call outs, weekends, and holidays. This is a non-exempt position.
II. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions.
III. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

In compliance with the Americans Disability Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, hand, or operate objects, controls, or tools listed above; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.