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Community Service Officer

Fox Lake, Illinois

 

 

Village of Fox Lake

66 Thillen Drive

Fox Lake, IL 60020

E-mail: schuerrN@foxlake.org
Website: www.foxlake.org   

 

 

 

Starting Salary: $15.00/hour 

 

    

Application Deadline: NA

 

 

 

RECRUITMENT CLOSED

 

The Village of Fox Lake has an opening for Community Service Officer.

 

Duties include a variety of service-related functions which support the police role.  This is a FT position of 40 hours/week. Schedules may vary with early starts, some Saturday and late evenings.

 

Starting at $15.00/hour.  Outstanding benefit package including insurance and more.

 

Email resume to:

 

schuerrN@foxlake.org

 

OR

 

Pick up application at:

 

Village of Fox Lake

66 Thillen Drive

Fox Lake, IL 60020

 

 

DEPARTMENT:

 

Police

 

REPORTS TO:

 

Chief of Police

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The Community Service Officer is a non-sworn position.  The community Service Officer is under the direction and supervision of the Chief of Police or Watch Commander.  He or she is responsible for a variety of service-related functions which support the police role.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Hear and respond to calls for service, taking action where appropriate.

    1.      Lockouts from autos or residence.

    2.      Motorist assist

    3.      Found and lost property (Reports)

    4.      Animal complaints

    5.      Parking complaints

    6.      House watch patrols

    7.      Private property accidents (investigations)

    8.      Assist the Fire Dept.

  • Issue local ordinance violations.

  • Perform vehicular and pedestrian traffic control.

  • Transport police vehicles to the Village garage for service.

  • Perform assigned school crossing guard functions.  (If needed)

  • Respond to animal calls for service and take action to alleviate the animal problems, when possible, or guide the complaint to the proper agency for assistance.

  • Perform courier duties by picking up and delivering circuit court material to and from neighboring departments and the circuit court of Lake County.

  • Drive a squad car and patrol village streets and parking lots for the purpose of enforcing Village Ordinance violations.

  • Report situations encountered that are outside the Community Service Officers training.

  • Investigate and prepare animal bites reports.

  • Appear in court and testify professionally and impartially when necessary.

  • Assist with department community service projects and programs.

 

JOB STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS:

 

SKILLS SUMMARY:

  • Read and write English

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions

  • Working knowledge of computers and office equipment

  • Developing and maintaining a positive working relationship with the public and co-workers

  • Ability to handle business activities with discretion and integrity

  • Must project a professional image

  • Familiarity with computer software

CONTACT WITH PUBLIC:

  • Continual

DECISION-MAKING:

  • Decisions are mostly governed by procedures and relate to daily operations.

  • Capable of responding to “exception” situations, knowing when to accept responsibility and when to escalate or defer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lift and carry equipment approximately 25 lbs.

  • Climb flights of stairs

  • Walk, stand or sit for long periods of time

  • Endure extreme weather conditions

EDUCATION:

  • Qualifications/Education:

    High school diploma or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Related experience a plus but not required.

 

 


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