Community Service Officer
CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS
invites applications for the position of:
Community Service Officer
SALARY: $16.27 - $19.90 Hourly
JOB TYPE: Part-time
Special Operations Center (SOC), 4119
DuPont Avenue North, Minneapolis
OPENING DATE: 04/03/17
CLOSING DATE: 04/21/17 11:59 PM
POSTING TYPE: Open to the public
*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
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
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
Must pass periodic performance evaluations
Must be at least 18 years of age by December 18, 2017.
Must be accepted/enrolled into a law enforcement program at a regionally
accredited college/university (not required to be registered for classes) by May
**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
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.
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.
Must not have a felony conviction
Relate and work effectively with people from diverse cultural, economic and
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
Must participate in and complete the fitness entrance assessment.
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.
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.
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
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.
For more information about this position and the Minneapolis Police
For more information on P.O.S.T.
This position is represented by AFSCME - AFSCME General Unit (#9)
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
250 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER