Senior Police Service Officer

City of Houston
Published
September 30, 2021
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Job Classification: SENIOR POLICE SERVICE OFFICER
Posting Number: PN#26518
Division: VARIOUS
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).
 
HOMICIDE/FAMILY VIOLENCE:
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.

WORKING CONDITIONS      
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.

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