$36 - Community Service Officer

Berkeley PD - Berkeley, CA 94704
Berkeley PD - Berkeley, CA 94704
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Berkeley PD - Berkeley, CA 94704
Job Description
The City of Berkeley invites you to apply for the position of Community Service Officer in the Police Department! You will have the opportunity to perform a wide range of field and office support duties in the patrol and support services divisions within the Police Department. Incumbents may be assigned to field services, jail facilities, property control, community services, crime scene, or traffic control.

See the full job class specification here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/berkeley/classspecs/104975

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A typical way of gaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position is:
Equivalent to graduation from high school and three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience, such as in-person, telephone, and written contacts indicating effective communication and customer service skills. Previous volunteer or paid experience in law enforcement, emergency medical services, military service, probation, counseling or similar work requiring extensive public contact is highly desirable.

Other requirements include:

Must successfully complete a psychiatric evaluation and a Police Department background investigation and medical evaluation
Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record
Must be willing to work evening, graveyard, weekend, and holiday shifts for the 24 hour/day operational schedule
Will be required to obtain Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification such as the Community Service Officer Academy, Jail Correction Course, which are conducted or recognized by the Berkeley Police Department, and accept and apply the principles learned in training.
Must be physically able to perform the work including lifting heavy objects and controlling violent individuals, and possess the knowledge, skills and abilities for the successful completion of duties assigned to the position

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications must be received by February 19, 2024, at 5:00 PM PST and must include a completed application. Please note that resumes are not a substitute for a completed application.

EXAM PROCESS
The exam process will include, but may not be limited to:

Written Exam
Performance Exam
The written and performance exams are scheduled for March 16, 2024.

Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures that test content and may include, but are not necessarily limited to, typing, math, reading, writing and analytical skills; problem solving ability; computer and software proficiency, or any other job-related knowledge, skill, ability or qualification. The examination process and dates are subject to change. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any assessment component as needs dictate. Applicants passing all examination phases will have their names placed on an employment eligible list that hiring departments will use to conduct final selection interviews.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS
Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City will undergo an employment background/reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, other credentials, credit check, criminal history check, and Live Scan fingerprinting.
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