Police Aide

  • City of Costa Mesa, CA
  • Costa Mesa, California
  • Apr 11, 2019
Part Time Public Health Public Safety
  • Salary: $12.44/Hour


Essential Functions: These functions may not be present in all positions in this class. When a position is to be filled, the essential functions will be noted in the announcement of position availability. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.
 Inventories, impounds and stores abandoned vehicles.
Stores and releases property and evidence.
Enforces parking ordinances and issues parking citations.
Assists at front desk in reception, including report taking, computer data entry, fingerprinting, and filing.
Assists in preparation of community programs.
Organizes and distributes informational pamphlets and handouts.
Processes discovery requests for the District Attorney's office.
Stocks and maintains inventory for CSI supplies.
Transports Police Department vehicles for general maintenance.
Conducts errands and makes deliveries to various off-site locations in a City vehicle.
Conducts tours of Police Facility.
Maintains equipment carried in Police Department vehicles.
Maintains Fire protection equipment.
Performs other duties as required.

Job Description

This classification performs a variety of routine technical and field assignments/activities in support of the total Police Department function.  Work is performed under supervision within established procedures and policies and is reviewed by a supervisor during process and upon completion.

Applications must be completed and submitted on-line. This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged. 

Candidates are requested to provide specific information on their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete . Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process.  Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components: application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation.  Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.

It is recommended you use a personal email address on your application instead of a work email address.     Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process).  Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your on-line application. 

All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).
Note:  The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.
Closing Date/Time:

Additional Information


Please contact Human Resources for a summary of the essential tasks and environmental factors for this classification.

Employee accommodations for physical and mental abilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.