Employment Opportunity

Police Service Aide

Coconut Creek Police Department, Coconut Creek, Florida

Salary: $34,340.80 - $53,268.80 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Performs intermediate-level technical or specialized work in the Police Department. Handles various traffic-related situations and assists patrol officers with active crime investigations as needed. Work is performed under general supervision with limited latitude. Position exercises some judgment in accordance with well-defined policies, procedures, and techniques.

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  • Handles traffic-related situations to include vehicle crashes, traffic control, traffic homicide investigations, parking enforcement, breathalyzer duties, driving under the influence (DUI), and removal of abandoned vehicles and nuisance animals
  • Handles the transfer and storage of evidence
  • Answers and forwards the phone, retrieves reports, and processes transactions for services
  • Delivers affidavits, evidence, and legal documents to the state attorney's office, crime lab, medical examiner, select vendors, and the county courthouse
  • Deploys and retrieves decoy vehicles, radar trailers, and message boards in various locations throughout the city
  • Responsible for the alcohol testing program; inspects the breathalyzer machine on a monthly basis as assigned
  • Assists with the processing of crime scenes and collection of property
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED; three (3) years' experience in administrative support, customer service, or law enforcement; an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience may be considered.
  • Must have a Florida driver license, class E. Must be currently enrolled in or possess a current certification from a Florida certified Community Service Aide (CSA) or Police/Public Service Aide (PSA) Academy or possess a current certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida. At-Scene Traffic Homicide certificate is preferred.
  • Cannot have visible tattoos while wearing short sleeve standard issued uniforms.
  • Knowledge in first aid and CPR procedures
  • Knowledge of traffic control, chain of evidence, and alcohol testing procedures
  • Knowledge of Florida Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center (FCIC/NCIC) policies and procedures and crashing modeling techniques
  • Skill in Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Skill in providing good customer service
  • Ability to multi-task while working with tight deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Ability to analyze and define problems, identify alternative solutions, estimate consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
  • Ability to organize work for timely completion
  • Ability to clearly communicate and understand information in English, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Ability to regularly attend work and arrive punctually for designated work schedule
  • An eligibility list shall be valid for six months (may be extended up to two years at the City's discretion), or until the list is abolished, whichever comes first. The list is formed based on applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants on the eligibility list will be given consideration for each vacancy. Veterans' Preference shall be awarded, pursuant to Florida Statutes.
  • Depending on functional area of assignment, tasks involve the periodic performance of moderately physically demanding work, usually involving lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (up to 50 pounds). Tasks that require moving objects of significant weight require the assistance of another person and/or use of proper techniques and moving equipment. Tasks may involve some climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station and extended periods of time standing.
  • Tasks are regularly performed outside with potential for exposure to adverse conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, fumes and/or poor ventilation, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery and/or moving vehicles, vibrations, electric currents, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, gases or chemicals, oils and other cutting fluids, violence and/or disease, or pathogenic substances.
  • Some tasks require manual dexterity, in addition to visual and hearing acuity. Some tasks may involve identifying and distinguishing colors.


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Posted: January 11, 2018

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