The City of Des
Plaines has a terrific employment opportunity for highly motivated individuals
who are seeking a rewarding career working for the City. The City is soliciting
applications from interested persons to join our organization as our next
Community Service Officer. Community Service Officers are full-time positions,
working out of the Support Services Division of the Police Department that
perform standard regulation, citation and administrative work in non-sworn law
enforcement activities. These positions may be required to work a shift outside
of normal business hours and possible weekends or as directed by the Chief or
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Performs general patrol
and traffic control functions to include the safeguard from and removal of
roadway hazards; the investigation of private property traffic accidents; and
assisting school crossings and other pedestrian related traffic concerns.
Responds to non-criminal
service calls such as lockouts; abandoned automobiles; complaints of stray,
injured and trapped animals and illegal dumping.
restrictions in all regulated areas of City; issues citations for parking and
other violations to include the booting and de-booting of vehicles.
duties involving the collection and organizing of all necessary information for
criminal and non-criminal reports; responding to walk-in, electronic and
telephonic requests; processing visitor access to police and other City
facilities; and monitoring prisoners and other secured areas.
Assists sworn police
officers with the search, investigation and processing of prisoners;
fingerprints, photographs and collects information on persons for other
Processes bond and
arrest warrant information in preparation for hearing. Completes arrest
paperwork; verifies and coordinates the processing of any arrest warrants with
other agencies; and performs other police records duties as assigned.
Testifies in court and
assists with the Administrative Hearing process.
associated with fees, fines and bonds.
Performs other related
duties as assigned by supervisor.
High School Diploma or
GED Equivalent, along with ability to read, write and communicate thoughts
State of Illinois Class
"D" Driver's License without record of suspension or revocation in any State.
No felony convictions or
other disqualifying criminal history permitted.
Knowledge of non-sworn
police operating principles, procedures, techniques and equipment; working
knowledge of federal, state and local laws and their application to non-sworn
police activities; working knowledge of other agency operations and protocols.
Knowledge of and skill
in operating various computer software programs such as the MS Office Suite.
Knowledge of and skill
in operating the ALERTS and CAD computer system.
Ability to work
independently to accomplish tasks and objectives.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to
stand; walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools or
controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to
sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear, taste and smell.
Work is performed in either an office setting or outdoors in response to calls
at various locations or sites. While outdoors, the employee occasionally works
in inclement weather conditions, near moving mechanical parts, high/precarious
places and wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment
is usually quiet in the office to moderate outside.