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Employment Opportunity


Community Service Aide

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Salary: $31,886.88 - $47,110.96 Annually

Final Filing Date: November 3, 2017

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for public safety work in various divisions, districts, offices, or specialized sections of the Sheriff's Office. An employee in this classification performs a variety of duties in support of certified law enforcement personnel including preliminary non-violent investigations, investigations of automobile accidents, minor crime scene processing of crimes against property and other routine, non-emergency, law enforcement activities. Employee performs various community service functions in order to allow certified law enforcement personnel to handle higher priority incidents and to provide a more efficient and effective response to calls for service. Performs related law enforcement activities as directed.

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Duties:

  • Conducts preliminary investigations and assists sworn law enforcement personnel in non-violent criminal offenses; prepares appropriate offense/incident reports; answers non-priority calls such as larceny vehicle and boat theft, animal complaints, worthless documents, thefts, grand and petit etc.
  • Investigates automobile accidents, prepares State of Florida accident reports, issues traffic and parking citations and testifies in related court proceedings; directs and maintains traffic flow.
  • Investigates citizen's complaints; prepares and serves notices or corrects existing violations; issues citations for parking violations.
  • Processes property crime scenes for latent fingerprints and other physical evidence; uses powder, tape and cards to lift latent fingerprints found; performs basic crime scene photography; prepares crime scene reports; performs minor crime scene processing as assigned.
  • Performs liaison functions between law enforcement agencies and the community; makes daily contacts with businesses and residents in assigned work areas; attends community meetings and assists in community programs and events.
  • Operates a motor vehicle on a continual basis in varied traffic conditions; conducts routine patrolling.
  • Performs administrative functions such as maintenance of investigative logs and the collection, sorting and filing of police reports, pawn slips and evidence slips and the recording of supplemental information from victims of crimes; assists citizens with vehicle identification number verifications for title applications; makes notification to victims of crime recovery of their property.
  • Performs data entry relative to crime analysis and crime reporting.
  • Transports lost and found children, witnesses, indigent individuals, truants, and complainants.
  • Performs reception duties as dictated by the function of the assigned work unit, i.e., receiving and responding to telephone inquiries, directing to persons to appropriate entities or departments, providing information.
  • Performs follow-up investigations to ensure resolution on excessive false alarms; investigates for the purpose of determining trigger source(s);
  • Operates radio equipment and performs dispatch work as applicable to location assignment.
  • Patrols area of assignment and maintains security of facilities, structures, traffic areas, access points, and/or grounds.
  • Testifies in depositions and court proceedings regarding the finding and processing methods used to gather evidence at the crime scenes.
  • Depending on functional area of assignment duties and responsibilities may include:
  • BAT Mobile - May assist in processing persons suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance (s); testifies in court and attends DUI/DWI hearings and depositions as required.
  • Airport - May issue traffic and parking citations within the Airport; testifies in related court proceedings; directs and maintains traffic flow within the Airport.
  • Crime Scene Processing (CSIA) - May be designated in writing by command to process property crime scenes for latent fingerprints and other physical evidence; uses powder, tape and cards to lift latent fingerprints found; performs basic crime scene photography; prepares crime scene reports; performs minor crime scene processing as assigned.
  • Performs related duties as directed.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.
  • One (1) year of full-time, paid, work experience and/or training demonstrating knowledge of approved principles and practices of corrections and law enforcement work.
  • NEW REQUIREMENT: All candidates must successfully pass the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Only the Level A Test will be accepted. Candidates must receive a score of 10 on each section of the test. Test results must be submitted to the Bureau of Human Resources by the closing date. Candidates who do not submit passing test results for the TABE by the closing date will not be processed. See this link for additional information on the TABE test.
  • Must possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license without any restrictions affecting job performance.
  • Experience in customer service and/or dealing with the public is preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.

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Posted: October 11, 2017



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