Under general supervision, performs a variety of specialized clerical and technical non-sworn law enforcement duties in support of the Po-lice Department including taking crime reports, enforcing parking laws and ordinances, performing traffic control, and receiving, securing, safeguarding, preserving, and disposing of police property and evidence; provides information to the general public and answer citizen inquiries; prepares records and reports; and provides other support and assistance to sworn and other nonsworn positions in the Police Department in support of various functions.
Working hours vary and include weekends, nights and holidays.
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
Responds tactfully in less than ideal circumstances.
Diffuses situations that involve persons who are confrontational, irate, confused, or frustrated.
Is familiar with crime prevention and volunteer programs.
Has excellent computer and report-writing skills, and experience interpreting complex policies and procedures.
Has experience as support for law enforcement.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in criminal justice, police forensics, or a related field.
Experience: One year of police support or similar experience is desirable.
License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license. Possession of, or ability to obtain, First Aid and CPR certification.
In order to work within the Police Department, final candidates must pass a thorough background investigation, which will include a polygraph and drug/alcohol screening.
About City of Simi Valley
The City of Simi Valley, home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, was incorporated in 1969. It is a General Law City with a Council/Manager form of government. Simi Valley encompasses an area of 39 square miles and is located in the southeast portion of Ventura County. The current estimated population is 126,878, yet Simi Valley maintains a unique balance of open space and City amenities.
Outdoor recreation includes over a dozen beautiful parks, camping and picnic spots, tennis courts, four golf courses and one of the largest equestrian trail systems in the United States. Boating and other water sporting activities are only 60 to 90 minutes away in Ventura and Santa Barbara. The City of Los Angeles is less than an hour away.
Excellent community facilities provide service to Simi Valley residents. The City has one general hospital, 47 religious institutions, one library, one Cultural Arts Center, three newspapers, one radio station, 24 financial institutions, 21 elementary schools, three middle schools, and four high schools. Four community colleges and four universities are also within commuting distance.