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Community Service Officer

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $16.00 - $18.84 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Part-Time)
Job Number: 21-0413-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Police Department

Job Summary
City of Salem Police Department has a new exciting opportunity! We are seeking candidates for the position of Community Services Officer (CSO) to assist the public or sworn police officers with civil or property complaints where enforcement or arrest powers are not required.

As a CSO you will travel to meet citizens, inspect neighborhood, noise, non-violent domestic problems, or health complaints to assess magnitude of problem and offer mitigation or resolution options. In this position you will respond to non-injury accidents and assist in facilitating the exchange of information, maintain traffic safety and with the removal of vehicles, prepare non-injury traffic reports. This position will record information for police reports and record citizen concerns and/or suggestions to enhance law enforcement effectiveness.

The work is performed in an office and in the field, involving inclement weather, traveling from location to location, moving over uneven surfaces and high traffic areas, dealing with upset individuals.

NOTE: This is a part time career position. Part time positions are limited to 1,200 hours each year. Shift assignments are 3 consecutive 8 hours shifts bid by seniority as per the SPEU contract. Initial training will be 40 hours per week. Part time career positions are eligible for participation in City of Salem benefits programs, including health insurance and sick, vacation, and holiday leave accruals, at a rate based on the percentage of hours worked.

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug test (including marijuana).
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
  • Must have an Oregon Class C driver's license and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
  • High school degree or G.E.D. certificate, and training or work experience in mediation skill or social work, providing the ability to deal with individuals and groups with understanding, tact, and courtesy, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the examples of work.
  • Must participate in defensive tactics training, which includes being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum, to receive certification.
  • Must pass criminal background check necessary to obtain Criminal Justice Information System clearance and Law Enforcement Data System certification within 30 days of hire (clearance must be maintained throughout employment)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Russian, or Southeast Asian languages.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit an online application by the closing date of this announcement. The selection procedure for this recruitment includes a written examination, testing reading and report writing skills.

After the closing date, additional information regarding testing will be emailed to you.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Police Comm Svcs Officer or view by clicking here .

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .



Posted: 2021-06-02 Expires: 2021-07-03

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