General Statement of Duties
Under general supervision, performs public safety tasks appropriate to a non-sworn student public safety employee. This includes corrections, administration, code enforcement, inspections, prevention, public education, training, and other duties as assigned. Required to document, record, and report on activities as needed by department and program operations procedures. Enforces parking codes, laws and ordinances and completes traffic control duties; performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform public safety duties appropriate to a non-sworn position in support of Police Division activities and objectives. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the on-duty patrol supervisor but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative. An employee is this class performs duties of other employees in the Public Safety Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The principal duties of this class are performed in an office, but the work also involves some activities that are performed outside, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. There is some exposure to personal danger. Employees in this class are required to be full-time post secondary students taking a full load of course work in all but one academic term of the school year.
Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)
• Monitors and issues citations for violation of curb and off-street meter parking in downtown and municipal areas;
• Explains parking laws and regulations to citizens as requested;
• Collects monies deposited in parking meter drop boxes as needed;
• Investigates complaints or situations involving potential code violations and notifies appropriate Police personnel;
• Monitors the behavior and activity of school children to see that they follow all the laws required of a pedestrian, retaining the right to reprimand a child for breaking the laws and/or contacting the school or parents;
• Escorts children across crosswalks to provide visible orientation for motorist who may not have smaller children directly within their line of vision including the use of assigned clothing and/or equipment to draw a motorist's attention;
• Monitors behavior of motorists within schools zones to ensure they follow all traffic laws, (yielding to pedestrians, adhering to speed limits, stopping at all posted signs, not driving in a reckless manner, etc), and obtains the license plate number of any violator and turns the matter over to an assigned police supervisor for investigation;
• Provides information to children in the safe practices for a pedestrian on city sidewalks;
• Directs and stops traffic to allow children to safely cross a street;
• Performs traffic control duties at other prescribed special events or times of congestion;
• Maintains departmental equipment including regularly inspecting vehicles and related equipment and recommending any necessary servicing;
• Places barricades in emergency situations;
• Transports prisoners as requested;
• Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress including present and potential work problems;
• Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions as required;
• Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;
• Performs other related duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of codes, laws and ordinances involved in municipal parking and related situations;
• Good knowledge of current codes enforcement procedures;
• Good knowledge of traffic control duties and activities;
• Some knowledge of police activities and operations;
• Ability to operate all related Department equipment;
• Ability to explain parking infractions to citizens and/or violators in a clear, concise and professional manner;
• Ability to learn departmental operating procedures;
• Ability to communicate well with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;
• Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions;
• Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
• Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
• Integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
Required Special Qualifications
• 18 years of age or older;
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated;
• Graduation from high school or possession of a GED;
• Ability to pass a background check;
• Enrollment as a full-time student in an accredited post secondary learning institution.
Essential Physical Abilities
• Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively in emergency situations;
• Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to observe parking situations, traffic flow, and inmates activities; the ability to distinguish between shades of color;
• Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate related departmental equipment;
• Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform parking and traffic control duties.
• Ability to sit, stand, walk or stoop intermittently;
• Ability to occasionally lift light objects less than 24 pounds and objects more than 25 pounds.