Employment Opportunity

Community Service Aide

Plantation Police Department, Plantation, Florida

Salary: $34,188.00 - $56,410.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

This is a non-exempt position, which is non-hazardous police work in the field or at the police department. The Community Service Aide also provides numerous human services, general information and assistance to the public. An employee in this classification is responsible for performing various duties within the Police Department, in an assigned area, such as: accident investigation, parking enforcement, vehicle service, animal control, crime prevention, complaint desk, worthless checks, dispatching, crime scene processing, or other technical functions as required.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Enforces parking laws.
  • Investigates traffic accidents and issues related traffic citations.
  • Directs traffic.
  • Investigates minor non-hazardous crimes and non-criminal incidents.
  • Processes minor crime scenes for latent evidence.
  • Testifies in legal proceedings.
  • Performs duties in specialized units or in coordination with them.
  • Assists in department programs.
  • Performs various clerical and administrative tasks or other work as required.
  • This position does not have final procurement authority.
  • Performs related work as required and as directed.


Typical Qualifications
  • Knowledge of State Statutes, local ordinances and department rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of court procedures.
  • Knowledge of geography of the City.
  • Some knowledge of modern information systems and standard software application.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public in all situations.
  • Ability to operate a City vehicle and possess the required license.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer with City software.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, and to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, prioritize work assignments, and work independently.
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions and to complete work assignments correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to properly use a Police radio.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other municipal employees, City officials and the general public.


To apply for the position of Community Service Aide applicants MUST meet the following requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years of age as of the date of application.
  • Currently possess or be eligible to obtain a Florida driver's license with an overall good driving record. No single suspension of driver's license within the past two (2) years and no more than two (2) suspensions within the past five (5) year history (except if suspension was due to insurance error or clerk of court error).
  • Any of the following convictions or admissions will be grounds for disqualification from the hiring process:
    • DUI or DWI
    • Leaving the scene of an accident (with or without injury)
    • Failure to report an accident involving injuries
    • Failure to render aid at an accident
    • Vehicular homicide
    • Fleeing or eluding a Police Officer
    • Reckless driving
    • More than 3 moving violations committed during any 12-month period within 5 years of application date will be grounds for disqualification from the hiring process.
    • Any more than 5 moving violations in past 5 years will be grounds for disqualification from hiring process.
    • An applicant who shows a history of "at fault" accidents will be grounds for disqualification from the hiring process.
    • Any failure to disclose any Driver's License information without reasonable explanation will be grounds for disqualification.
  • Possess a high school diploma from an accredited school, or possess a G.E.D. from a recognized issuing agency.
  • Never have been convicted of a felony or other crime, which would indicate a lack of good moral character.
  • Required to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (T.A.B.E.) through the Broward College Institute of Public Safety or other testing agency providing the testing with a preferred score of 12.9 in each section (Math, Reading, Language and Spelling).

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Posted: November 1, 2017

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