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PT Community Service Officer - HOURLY


Pay: up to $17.54/hour
$17.54 - $
Posted: 5/9/2019
Job Reference #: 2440999
Keywords: police

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Description / Position Overview

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This is a part-time (at-will) position with benefits limited to those required by applicable state and federal laws, which include Worker's Compensation, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, and PERA (Public Employees' Retirement Association).

The work schedule is subject to the needs of the department, will vary, and includes day and evening hours (seven days a week) between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m., including holidays. The number of hours worked per week will be between 24 and 29 hours with various start times. Hours worked will not exceed 1,500 annually.

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CSO (Community Service Officer) - Part-Time/Hourly

CSPD's (Colorado Springs Police Department) CSOs support the Patrol Division by performing various routine non-sworn law enforcement duties and activities that do not require carrying a weapon or arrest authority. They respond to and report certain types of non-emergent calls for service either by telephone or while driving a specially marked department vehicle. These calls include not-in-progress situations with limited suspect information, suspect not-on-scene, etc. They also respond to, investigate, and report motor vehicle thefts, thefts from vehicles, and burglaries; interview victims and witnesses of crimes by telephone or in person; fill in for police service representatives as needed; and assist with code enforcement duties as required.

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to respond to low priority calls
  • Ability to collect and prepare evidence
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, including writing reports and summaries
  • Ability to safely operate assigned vehicle while responding to the radio-mike
  • Ability to testify in court, as necessary
  • Ability to make decisions regarding implementation of policies
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and negative interactions and respond with high levels of tact

Successful candidate will have:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • One year of full-time experience working with the public
  • One year of full-time experience operating basic computer equipment
  • Possess and maintain a valid, non-probationary Colorado driver's license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges

Ideal candidates will also have:

  • College level coursework in the criminal justice field
  • Law enforcement experience

Additional Information

This position involves physically demanding work to include lifting ten pounds on a regular basis and fifty pounds occasionally; sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods; stooping, bending, twisting and turning, pushing and pulling, kneeling, crouching, and crawling; occasional climbing or balancing; and working outdoors in sometimes adverse weather and/or heavy traffic conditions.

The job offer will be contingent upon successful completion of a polygraph examination, extensive background check, and other pre-employment assessments.
Applicants that have used marijuana within 18 months from the date of their application submission will not be eligible for hire. More information about the Colorado Springs Police Department's Marijuana Use Policy can be found at

This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

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