The City of Houston Senior Police Service Officer in Houston, Texas
Senior Police Service Officer
Senior Police Service Officer
$14.50 - $21.12 Hourly
HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
10/19/2021 11:59 PM Central
Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Job Classification: SENIOR POLICE SERVICE OFFICER
Posting Number: PN#26657
Reporting Location: VARIOUS
Workdays & Hours: VARIOUS**Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Performs para-professional police and support activities to assist in traffic/accident management, airports and homicide/family violence divisions. Prepares crime incident reports; testifies in court. Assists Police Officers in the filing of charges, preparation of reports and processing of paperwork. Receives, records, stores and issues evidence as well as other items designated for the property room. Utilizes personal computer and mainframe to input, maintain, and retrieve information, i.e., roll call rosters, statistical data, offense reports, etc. Distributes interdepartmental and intradepartmental mail, parcels and supplies.
TRAFFIC AND ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT, AIRPORTS:
Monitors parking facilities; reports suspicious persons, traffic hazards or other problems. Checks parked vehicles; issues tickets and reports vehicles subject to tow away. Directs traffic at designated problem areas. Processes Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) suspects; videotapes suspects, demonstrates motor skill exercises, and conducts short interviews. (Traffic and Accident Management only). Responds to security alarms to comply with Federal Aviation regulations. (Airports only).
Interviews and takes statements from complainants, witnesses and suspects. Assists Police Officers in gathering data for investigations, i.e., checks criminal histories and collects evidence. Provides family violence education to the public in response to telephone inquiries and/or public speaking requests.
All duties and responsibilities may not be included in the above job description.
The position occasionally requires stooping or bending. Occasional very light lifting, such as three or four reams of papers or books (up to 20 pounds or an equivalent weight) may be required.
“Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearance where required.”
If applicable, the applicant’s past performance evaluations, past and present supervisory recommendations, and/or Internal Affairs complaint history will be reviewed and considered.
Basic knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and simple mathematical functions like percentages, ratios, etc. as might normally be acquired through attainment of a high school diploma or a GED.
One year of related work experience is required, preferably in a law enforcement agency.
Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
Department may administer skills assessment test.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION
Yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Pay Grade 12
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
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Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.
• Life insurance
• Long-term disability
• Retirement pension
• 457 deferred compensation plan
• Employee Assistance Program
• 10 days of vacation each year
• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
• Flexible schedules
• Professional development opportunities
• Transportation/parking plan
• Section 125 pretax deductions
• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html
What is the highest level of education you have obtained?
Less than a High School diploma/GED
High School diploma/GED
Associate degree or higher
How many years of experience do you have working in a law enforcement agency?
Less than one year
At least one year
At least 2 years
At least 3 years or more
Are you presently employed by the City of Houston?
If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please indicate what department.
I have experience and/or knowledge in the following areas. (Please check all that apply).
Obtain data for investigation
Process and maintain reports
Handle telephone inquires
Conduct short interviews
None of the above
Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?