This document outlines the essential functions, responsibilities and tasks, supervisory status and required qualifications for the position.
Position Title: Community Service Officer
Pay Grade: $30,616 to $42,493 depending on experience
Immediate Supervisor: Community Services Commander (Lieutenant)
Status: Civilian - nonexempt
Essential Functions, Responsibilities and Tasks:
Shall investigate reports of stray, dangerous, unwanted or improperly controlled animals.
Shall investigate cases of animal neglect and take appropriate action.
Shall investigate reports of garbage, rubbish, weeds, littering, illegal dumping, abandoned/discarded appliances and vehicles (street and yard) in violation of City Code.
Shall report to the Building Inspector or designee any building, shed, fence or manmade structure they encounter during the course of their duties that is found to be dangerous to the public health due to potential spread of disease, create a fire hazard, subject to collapse or not able to be properly secured due to a lack of doors or windows in working order.
Shall report to the Building Inspector or designee any property that remains in violation of ordinances regulating weeds, grasses or obnoxious vegetation growth after the established enforcement measures have been executed.
Shall investigate reports of damage to park property and take appropriate action.
Shall seize and impound all animals which are running at large, injured or deceased, dangerous or otherwise in violation of city ordinance and state law.
Shall enforce ordinances and state laws that pertain to garbage, rubbish, weeds, littering, illegal dumping, abandoned/discarded appliances, furniture and vehicles (street and yard), park related and animal control/welfare ordinance violations.
Shall patrol playgrounds, parks and other public places where animals may congregate and/or pose a hazard.
Shall patrol all public streets, alleys and parks in search of violations of City code relating to garbage, rubbish, weeds, littering, illegal dumping, abandoned/discarded appliances, furniture and vehicles, animal control/welfare and park rules.
Shall keep all streets and alleys free of injured animals and insure all dead animals are properly disposed.
Shall perform other duties as may be assigned by state law, city ordinance or departmental policy or as assigned by a supervisor.
Shall maintain and be responsible for all departmental equipment issued to him/her.
Essential Qualifications and Selection Criteria:
Must be a High School graduate or be a graduate of an accredited GED program.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to meet and deal with the public in a courteous, professional and effective manner.
Must be able to handle animals in a humane manner.
Must be able to provide complete and credible testimony in a court of law.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds to waist level and carry it a distance of 50 feet.
Must be able to hear conversational speech.
Must be able to speak clearly.
Must be able to withstand extreme weather and temperature conditions.
Must have the ability to bend, stoop, climb stairs and walk on uneven terrain.
Must have the ability to walk, sit or stand for long periods.
Vision must be 20/40 correctable to 20/20, and have color and peripheral vision