Community Service Officer

City of Kearney   Kearney, NE   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on October 9, 2021
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Community Service Officer

Deadline: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Location: Police - CSO, Kearney, NE 68845
Department: Police-CSO
Job Status: Full-Time
Days: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Rate of Pay: $18.42 -
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: May Include Some Weekends

Job Description Summary
Enforce special infractions of municipal ordinances, support Police Officers with calls for service, provide traffic control, and perform public service tasks. Work varies somewhat, within prescribed standards and procedures.

Job Responsibilities
Enforce parking laws (e.g., issues parking citations) for purposes of deterring violations; mark vehicles and issue parking citations for overtime parking; intake and release vehicles from the impound lot; provide traffic control. Enforce codes dealing with abandoned vehicles, signs, animals, and other related matters; notify violators and make follow-up inspections to determine compliance; answer public inquiries; prepare routine operational and unit records. Respond to and document motor vehicle collisions on private property; provide exchange of information service for involved drivers (only crashes that do not meet state reportable criteria or require police action/arrest). Assist with escorting vehicles or material within the city (funerals, parades, construction equipment, etc.). Assist with community events and community policing activity. Capture and impound stray animals; provide information and directions to citizens and visitors. Deliver inter-departmental mail; complete data entry into a computerized database and perform filing duties for the purpose of permanent storage and retrieval; May collect evidence and appear in court. Perform overtime as required; and perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Education & Requirements
High school diploma or GED, computer skills, and a valid Nebraska Driver’s License. Must possess good character as determined by thorough background investigation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Mental Requirements -

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and apply mathematical concepts accurately.
  • Ability to listen to and apply information and instructions.
  • Ability to understand mathematical concepts to include basic arithmetic.
  • Ability to read and comprehend written material.
  • Ability to summarize and interpret crime information.
  • Ability to organize files and effectively retrieve data.

Physical Requirements

  • Work Type: Medium, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects
  • Climbing/Balancing: Climb ladders and inclines, uneven surfaces, balance required
  • Walking: Extensive amount required
  • Stooping/Bending: Frequently
  • Stand/Sit: Sit about 50 percent of the time
  • Reaching: Frequent, overhead as well as horizontal
  • Vision: Adequate to perform essential job functions
  • Color Vision: Adequate to perform essential job functions
  • Hearing: Frequently perceives nature of sounds by ear
  • Speech: Frequently express ideas by means of spoken words
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination: Frequently operates equipment requiring moderate ability
  • Manual Dexterity: Frequently operates equipment and tools requiring moderate ability
  • Manual Dexterity: Frequently operates equipment and tools requiring moderate ability

The City of Kearney is a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and an EOE.