Community Service Officer (Part-Time)

Village of Winnetka

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Winnetka
510 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL 60093

Phone Number:

  • 847-716-3546

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled (First review of candidates: August 22)

Salary:

  • $16 - $18/hour, DOQ

Sworn Officers:

  • 28

City Population:

  • 12,500

Position Details

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.

Essential Functions:

  • Safely cross elementary school students in cross walks and maintain control of pedestrians in crosswalks.
  • Chalk tires or use computerized equipment to monitor vehicles parked in permit or time restricted areas; ticket violators.
  • Assist Police Officers with traffic control at accident scenes, fires, and special events.
  • Respond to and investigate calls for assistance in dealing with animal-related problems in and around homes and businesses.
  • Prepare and maintain animal licensing and violation records and reports.
  • 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.
  • Transport police vehicles to and from garage for service and maintenance.
  • Report unsafe and unsanitary conditions including potholes, malfunctioning street lights and traffic signals.
  • Use verbal and non-verbal signals to keep the attention of pedestrians and drivers.
  • Assist Records Division when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Desired Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent 

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.

Prior experience is preferred, but not required.

An employment application must be completed in order to be considered for the position.

Applications may be completed online at:

www.villageofwinnetka.org

For questions or assistance, please contact:

Ann Eriksson, Human Resources Generalist

847-716-3546

OR

aeriksson@winnetka.org



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