The Community Service Officer works under the general supervision of the Police Sergeant. The incumbent in this non-sworn public officer classification transports prisoners from Fort Bragg to appropriate facilities in Ukiah providing for their care, conduct and safety while in custody; provides support functions including data entry, completion of booking procedures and obtaining medical clearance for prisoners in their custody; performs a wide variety of technical tasks associated with the support function of the police department, and assist with parking control enforcement.
Minimum Requirements •Have a high school diploma or have passed a 12th grade education equivalency. •Must be able to obtain a valid Peace Officer Standards and Training certificate for 832 P.C. within six months of appointment. •Have not less than corrected 20/20 vision in both eyes with full color perception. •Must be able to obtain a CPR/AED and First Aid certificate within Department time frames after appointment and maintain such certifications in compliance with medical guidelines. •Qualify under Department policy with issued duty weapon.
Desirable Education/Knowledge •Possess a valid Peace Officer Standards and Training certificate for 832 P.C. •Possess a CPR and First Aid certificate at time of appointment. •Possess knowledge of traffic laws, rules, regulations and safe driving practices. •Possess understanding of general behavior patterns of persons taken prisoner. •Possess basic computer skills.
Special Requirements •Must possess a valid class C or higher California driver’s license and have a current good driving record of at least two years’ duration according to the Department of Motor Vehicles negligent operator guidelines. •Must be eligible as an insurable risk as determined by the City’s insurance carrier, the Redwood Empire Municipal Insurance Fund. •Must pass a background investigation, fingerprint clearance, psychological evaluation and medical examination as determined by Peace Officers Standards and Training guidelines. •Must be able to successfully pass a Fort Bragg Police Department training program for transportation officers, including completion of CPR and First Aid training within departmental time frames after appointment. •Must have a telephone and be available to respond to the Police Department within 30 minutes of receiving notification. •Must be able to obtain a valid Peace Officer Standards and Training certificate for 832 P.C. within six months of appointment.
Additional Salary Information: Retirement: Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) Miscellaneous category
Classic Members: 2% @ 55 New Members: 2% @ 62
Health and dental insurance: City pays a portion of premium for employee and dependents.
Vision care: VSP provided by the City.
Holidays & Vacation: Twelve paid holidays and eleven vacation days per year.
Sick Leave: Accrued at one day per month.
Additional Benefits: Life Insurance; Uniform Allowance; Holiday Pay; Employee Assistance Program; Deferred Compensation Program
(voluntary). The City and the employee pay into Social Security
About City of Fort Bragg
The City of Fort Bragg is located on the scenic Mendocino Coast, surrounded by beautiful redwood forests and the Pacific Ocean. Living in Fort Bragg offers a high quality of life with quiet, friendly residential neighborhoods, good public schools, excellent restaurants, picturesque downtown shopping areas and abundant recreational opportunities. The community has a thriving visual and performing arts scene. Thousands of acres of State parks and State forest lands and miles of beaches offer limitless access to the splendor of the Mendocino Coast. Visit our website at www.fortbrragg.com.
The City of Fort Bragg currently has a population of just over 7,000 persons. The City also provides shopping and employment opportunities to an additional 15,000 in the surrounding area and serves as a subregional center.
Fort Bragg’s beginnings as a military post go back to the 1850s, but the community began its present character of development in 1885, when a lumber company was established on the site of the old fort. The City’s historical reliance on the lumber and fishing industries is gradually being supplemented by other sectors of the economy, including tourism and government.