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Part-Time Public Safety Aide - Technical Reserve

Irvine, CA

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Job Description
The purpose of positions in this classification is to perform a variety of routine, non-sworn police and public safety tasks; to assist the public in one of the following capacities: Business Desk/Information Officer, Traffic Safety Aide, Crime Prevention Officer, Technical Services Aide or Investigative Assistant.
The Emergency Management Public Safety Aide position performs a wide variety of non-sworn duties in support of the Office of Emergency Management. A primary function of this position is to provide and coordinate operation, care, and maintenance of the vehicles assigned to the Office of Emergency Management, such as: Mobile Command Post Vehicle, Mobile Communications Vehicle, and Mobile Power trailer. This position involves working scheduled events and spontaneous events in support of critical incidents. Weekend and nighttime hours are involved. This is a non-scheduled irregular position, which provides flexibility to work according to your availability while ensuring that among the group of Public Safety Aides the mission is accomplished. The ideal candidate will have some computer network operation skills, familiarity with radio operation and installation, ability to operate video systems, have mechanical aptitude and be comfortable driving and towing RV type vehicles. A Class B driver's license is a plus.
All applicants must be able to pass the Public Safety background check process.
Certain City operational budgets may not include funding for mandated CalPERS employer contributions; therefore, a qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment with the City of Irvine.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Each Public Safety Aide may be assigned duties from the following list; however, it is unlikely he/she will be responsible for all of these duties at any one time.
• Meets with the public at a public information point to answer questions related to police activities. Presents facts related to laws and ordinances. Obtains and issues copies of police reports.
• Completes police reports by recording information provided by members of the public; explains procedures relative to investigation of facts presented in reports.
• Receives telephone calls from the general public; answers general questions related to police programs; researches difficult or complex questions and responds with appropriate information; refers callers to other information sources where appropriate.
• Performs records checks. Obtains information on stolen property. Maintains files, tabulates and posts statistical information.
• Fingerprints applicants and the general public, and photographs crime evidence and prospective employees. May operate radio equipment.
• Processes and schedules police ride-alongs.
• Assists Technical Services staff in recording and processing evidence, transporting police fleet vehicles for service, and assists in equipment change-over of police units.
• Assists in preparing and mailing information packets to citizens and business groups. May assist in developing Crime Prevention Newsletter. Assists in setting up, staffing and taking down public displays.
• Assists in maintenance of police vehicle fleet and routine police equipment repairs.
• May assist with Department training by maintaining computerized files, conducting field exercises and updating the Department policy and procedure manual.
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions Equivalent to the completion of high school. Additional course work in specialized public service, police science, or a closely related field is desirable, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. May require a valid California driver's license.
Supplemental Information Supplemental Information
The City of Irvine is located 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles and six miles from the ocean in Orange County, California. Irvine encompasses more than 66 square miles and has a current residential population of more than 258,000. Incorporated in 1971, Irvine is recognized as one of America's safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, state-of-the-art transportation programs and systems, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine's enviable quality of life. The City is ideally located adjacent to John Wayne/Orange County Airport and close to many of Southern California's largest tourist attractions, numerous resorts, and some of the state's finest beaches.
Irvine has also been recognized as one of the America's Best Cities to Live, according to Money Magazine in 2014. The City of Irvine also has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.
The City employs almost 800 full-time and more than 500 part-time personnel and has an operating budget of $191.7 million. The Irvine community features an array of entertainment and recreational opportunities, parks and open space, a nationally recognized school district, a vibrant business environment, and an exceptional quality of life that makes it one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work.
Public Safety
Under the leadership of the Chief of Police, Mike Hamel, the Irvine Police Department has an authorized sworn staff of approximately 226 and 212 civilian personnel. The entire department is committed to a Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) philosophy and its workforce interfaces closely with all segments of the community, as well as with other City departments. The department is a full-service public safety agency that provides several special program areas including Emergency Management, Crime Prevention, DARE, School Resource Officer, K-9s, Traffic Enforcement, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, General Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Special Investigation (vice & narcotics), and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). The individual selected for this position will be expected to conduct him or herself in a manner that promotes and adheres to the Irvine Police Department's Mission, Vision, and Values Statement.
Mission Statement
Working in partnership with the community, we will preserve the peace, uphold the law with fairness and provide quality service.
Vision Statement
We will engage with our community through exemplary service and unparalleled professionalism, while employing a staff that reflects the growth and diversity of our community.
We will commit to implementing the latest technology and best practices to meet the demands of modern policing.
We will invest in the success of the men and women of the Irvine Police Department by providing unrivaled opportunities for training, advancement and personal growth.
Core Values
Integrity, Quality Service, Accountability, and Respect.
The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review and evaluation, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination.
Questions asked during the selection process are based on the knowledge and abilities required to successfully perform the job. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least 24 hours prior to the first phase of the selection process.
The successful candidate will be required to take and pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening, by a City physician to ensure their physical suitability to perform assigned duties. In addition, the City of Irvine conducts a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
This recruitment will establish an eligibility list to fill future vacancies in this classification. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications within the organization.
The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Closing Date/Time: 8/17/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

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