SALARY: $3,560.52 - $4,327.83 per month; (PERS retirement - 2% at 62 retirement formula for new CalPERS members, 2.5% at 55 retirement formula for CalPERS members covered under pre-2013 rules). Appointment is generally made at the beginning step.
FILING DEADLINE: Thursday, December 11, 2014 @ 5:30 p.m. (postmarks or faxed applications not accepted). City application must be completed and submitted either in-person, via mail or to the City email account firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: High school graduation or equivalent required. Two years of college desirable. Requires public contact experience and strong writing skills. Must have outstanding customer service skills.
Knowledge and Ability: Knowledge of correct usage of the English language, both verbal and written. Ability to acquire a working knowledge of various criminal codes, vehicle codes, and City ordinances; and maintain a good working relationship with the public and fellow employees. Ability to obtain accurate information through interview and observation, analyze situations quickly and objectively, cope with tense situations, express ideas clearly and concisely, print legibly, keep records and prepare reports, and develop skills in the operation of radio receiving and transmitting. Ability to take crime reports from the public in various locations throughout the City, drive City vehicles. Ability to learn and apply advanced first aid, CPR and lifesaving procedures. English/Spanish bilingual ability desirable. License Required: Valid Class C California Driver License and acceptable driving record.
GENERAL DUTIES: Under supervision, will perform duties as assigned by the City's Public Safety Department. Responsibilities will include: answering phones and assisting customers at the Substation front counter; receiving and responding to citizen requests for service; preparing crime and miscellaneous incident reports; collecting evidence; marking and towing abandoned vehicles; issuing parking citations; dealing with the general public and answering questions; assisting at traffic accidents with first aid, traffic control and report writing; giving directions or assistance to motorists; maintaining a record of activities; and other duties as assigned. THIS POSITION IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY OF PARAMOUNT AND IS NOT A SWORN OFFICER OF THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OR THE CITY OF PARAMOUNT. THIS POSITION IS A CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE.
SELECTION PROCEDURES: The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the City's interview process. Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a background investigation. The top candidate will be offered employment conditionally upon satisfactorily passing a health- screening, which will be conducted at City expense. Proof of legal right to work in the United States will be required prior to employment. The City reserves the right to change any of the selection procedures. The City may change the duties of the position at any time.
HOW TO APPLY: Application and information may be obtained from the Personnel Office, 16400 Colorado Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723. Telephone: (562) 220-2080. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday. Website: www.paramountcity.com. City application must be completed and submitted either in-person, via mail or to the City email account email@example.com.
16400 Colorado Avenue
Paramount CA 90723
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Applicants must submit a completed job application and any required supplemental forms to the Human Resources Office by the filing deadline (must arrive by deadline). Postmarks and faxed applications are not acceptable.
Please note that the City of Paramount will never request personal information such as Social Security Number via telephone. All such information requests will occur in person at the time of hire.