The Winnetka Police Department seeks a part-time Community Service Officer.
The Community Service Officer is a uniformed, civilian position that patrols public streets, alleys, parking lots, and parks to enforce Village ordinances and regulations, and performs administrative support for law enforcement functions not requiring the use of sworn officers.
This position enforces state and local parking regulations and animal ordinances, investigates reported animal bites and animal impoundment, directs traffic, and provides courier service for the Department. A significant component of this position is serving as a Crossing Guard to assist school-aged youth in crossing the street at assigned intersections.
- Safely cross elementary school students in cross walks, maintain control of pedestrians in crosswalks.
- Chalk tires or use computerized equipment to monitor vehicles parked in permit or time restricted areas; ticket violators.
- Enforce animal control and rabies laws and ordinances and ticket violators.
- Respond to and investigate calls for assistance in dealing with animal-related problems in and around homes and businesses.
- Set humane traps, apprehend and impound stray or biting animals, and prepare animal bite reports as required by state and local law.
- Prepare and maintain animal licensing and violation records and reports.
- Remove and dispose of dead animals from public property and advise citizens of commercial options for the disposal of dead animals on private property.
- Appear as a witness and testify in court when necessary.
- Investigate and complete written reports regarding private property traffic crashes.
- Assist persons who are locked out of their vehicles.
- Provide courier service for the Department including mail delivery to and from Village Hall and other law enforcement agencies.
- Transport police vehicles to and from garage for service and maintenance.
- Report unsafe and unsanitary conditions including potholes, malfunctioning street lights and traffic signals within the Village and situations outside the authority of the Community Service Officer to shift supervisor and dispatch as required.
- Assist Records Division when necessary in the completion, filing, and retrieval of police reports and records.
- Use verbal and non-verbal signals to keep the attention of pedestrians and drivers.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
The part-time Community Service Officer works outdoors in a rotating shift schedule ranging from 3.5 hours per day to 10 hours per day, and less than 30 hours weekly. Work hours may be extended in the event of an emergency, disaster, personnel shortage, workload, or work in progress. May be required to work on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Work occurs in all weather conditions, including rain, snow, and extreme heat and cold.
Community Service Officers are eligible for lateral promotion to the rank of Patrol Officer.