Community Service Officer (Part-Time)

City of Lake Forest

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Lake Forest
800 N. Field Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Phone Number:

  • 847-810-3530

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • $18.00/hour

Sworn Officers:

  • 30

Population:

  • 19,800

Position Details

Description:

Community Service Officers (CSO) are uniformed, unarmed civilians assigned to supplement sworn police officers in the enforcement of city ordinances and other duties. The position is a part-time, entry-level job intended for individuals interested in pursuing a future career in law enforcement. A CSO will work in an environment that encourages the development of problem-solving and decision-making skills while providing many opportunities to enhance interpersonal communication abilities. Working alongside our police officers, a CSO will develop a deeper understanding of police procedure, tactics, and operations to aid in becoming a certified law enforcement officer at a local, county, or state agency.

Examples of Duties Principal duties and responsibilities of Community Service Officers include:

  • Community Service
    • aiding the public and handling non-criminal complaints 
    • providing traffic-related services such as traffic control or school crossing details 
    • patrolling areas of the City where parking violations often occur 
    • helping at special events
  • Calls of Service
    • take incident and traffic accident reports 
    • take walk-in station reports 
    • learn, interpret, and apply appropriate laws, ordinances, and Department policies to provide the public and coworkers with information or assistance
  • Ordinance Violations
    • enforce ordinance violations, such as parking, animals, & vehicle stickers 
    • investigate complaints of animal bites, assist in the return of lost pets to their owners, and facilitate animal control initiatives
  • Departmental Support
    • transporting vehicles and equipment for repair 
    • picking up items called for by supervisors 
    • assisting with written reports 

Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate or GED equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Requires skills in communicating effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to remain calm and focused in emergency situations
  • Works well under pressure and function at a high level under hectic conditions
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as Adobe Acrobat, and ability to learn other software as needed
  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly 

Supplemental Information:

  • Must successfully pass a Police Department pre-employment screening process.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including overtime, emergency call-back, shift work, nights, holidays, and weekends to accommodate City needs. 

Please apply online at:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lakeforestil/jobs/3133234/community-service-officer?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs



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