Community Service Officer

Community Service Officer

 

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SALARY: $16.27 - $19.90 Hourly

JOB TYPE: Part-time

DEPARTMENT: Police

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

*Supplemental documents will not be accepted by email, fax or in person.

*All documents must be uploaded and submitted with your on-line application.

A Community Service Officer (CSO) works approximately 20-30 hours per week in the

Minneapolis Police Department up to three years while enrolled as a student in an

approved, two-year law enforcement program and/or working toward completion of MN

Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) licensing requirements. CSO's assist the

police department and community by promoting intercommunication, understanding

and cooperation between department personnel and the diverse communities of the

City of Minneapolis. The CSO is a civilian position which has the possibility of promotion

to a full time Police Officer position.

NOTE: This exam is being offered to establish a list to fill vacancies as they may occur.

INFORMATION SESSIONS (optional):

The Minneapolis Police Department has prepared a detailed information session which

you are highly encouraged to attend. Attendance is optional for all applicants or

potential applicants. Registration is NOT required. We will highlight and discuss the

following:

Application process and educational requirements

Fitness Assessment details

Background Investigation information

Oral Exam expectations

Medical, psychological, and drug & alcohol testing

CSO Academy and Education Program

Tuesday, April 4 from 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, April 18 from 6pm-8pm

Location: Emergency Operation Training Facility (EOTF)

25 - 37th Avenue NE, Fridley, MN 55421

ELIGIBLE LIST WILL EXPIRE SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF CERTIFICATION.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(Including but not limited to)

Assists patrol officers in non-enforcement activities

Responds to citizen requests for service

Maintains police vehicles and equipment as assigned

Picks up and delivers correspondence for the department and community

organizations

Identifies and reports criminal activities

Assists citizens in identifying crime prevention techniques

Recovers abandoned property

Assists in traffic control of special events, major fires, parades and accidents

Assists department officers or other agencies in providing transportation as

requested

Must pass periodic performance evaluations

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be at least 18 years of age by December 18, 2017.

Education:

Must be accepted/enrolled into a law enforcement program at a regionally

accredited college/university (not required to be registered for classes) by May

22, 2017.

**NOTE: TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT REQUIRE

ENROLLMENT INTO THE FIRST AVAILABLE SESSION, AFTER HIRE, AND

CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT (TO INCLUDE SUMMER SESSIONS) AS A FULL-TIME

STUDENT IN AN APPROVED TWO-YEAR LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING

PROGRAM AND COMPLETION OF THE LAW ENFORCMENT DEGREE WITHIN THREE

(3) YEARS OF HIRE. ***Must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 *** After

successful completion of the degree, applicants must also complete the P.O.S.T.

Board requirements and department testing to be eligible to promote to the

position of Police Officer (Recruit). Failure to do so will result in release from

employment with the Minneapolis Police Department. Also, the MPD will assess

CSO promotion suitability after completion of academic training, based on, but

not limited to, field performance, assignment rotations, and supervisor

recommendation.

Must continue employment with the Minneapolis Police Department for a period

of three years following hire as a Police Officer or pay back the cost of tuition

paid by the department.

Licenses:

Must have and maintain a valid driver's license by May 22, 2017.

Applicants must NOT have taken and passed the MN Board of P.O.S.T. licensing

exam before May 22, 2017.

State Requirements:

Must not have a felony conviction

Ability:

Relate and work effectively with people from diverse cultural, economic and

ethnic backgrounds.

Must have physical ability to run and chase suspects, wrestle and subdue

suspects, jump and crawl over and under objects and lift and drag heavy

objects.

Fitness Qualifications:

Must participate in and complete the fitness entrance assessment.

Eyesight:

Vision no poorer than 20/100 without correction in the poorer eye; correctable to

20/40 in both eyes. Ability to distinguish the colors red, yellow and green.

Hearing:

Possess standard hearing average threshold without correction or no worse than

a 40-decible loss on the average at 500, 1,000 and 3,000 Hertz frequencies in

the better ear.

Medical/Psychological:

Must be deemed medically and psychologically fit and successfully pass a drug

and alcohol screening prior to hire.

SELECTION PROCESS AND DATES:

Any one or any combination of an evaluation of related education/experience/screening

question responses, fitness exam, oral exam, etc. may be utilized. It is to an applicant's

advantage to be as thorough in the online application as possible.

Applications and resumes are screened for completeness and requirements. The City of

Minneapolis reserves the right to select and limit the number of candidates at any point

in the exam process, based on a review of application materials. Qualified candidates,

as determined by Human Resources, will be invited to fitness exam.

The fitness entrance assessment is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 10,

2017. Qualified candidates will be notified by email to self-schedule. Candidates

must attend and complete all components of the fitness entrance assessment.

The fitness standards are:

o Vertical Jump (13 inches)

o 300 Meter Run (82 Seconds)

o Bench Press (102 lbs. Or 60% of your body weight) OR Push Ups (20)

o Sit Ups (25)

o 1.5 Mile Run (15 Minutes 44 Seconds)

Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule a background investigation,

conducted by MPD, which may take up to three (3) months to complete.

The oral exam is tentatively scheduled for September 6-7, 2017. Qualified

candidates will be notified by email to self-schedule.

The eligible list is established by Human Resources after all testing components

are completed.

Final offers are made inviting candidates to the CSO Academy which is

tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, December 18, 2017.

Candidates unable to complete any portion of this process will not be eligible to move

forward in the hiring process.

NOTES:

For more information about this position and the Minneapolis Police

Department:http://www.minneapolismn.gov/police/recruiting/index.htm.

For more information on P.O.S.T.

requirements: https://dps.mn.gov/entity/post/becoming-a-peaceofficer/

Pages/default.aspx

This position is represented by AFSCME - AFSCME General Unit (#9)

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/jobs

250 South 4th Street

Room #100

Minneapolis, MN 55415

(612) 673-2282

human.resources@minneapolismn.gov

Position #2017-00094

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