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Part-Time Public Safety Assistant - Technology & ...
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City of Irvine, CA | Irvine, CA
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Job Description


The City of Irvine seeks a passionate and motivated individual for the Part-Time Public Safety Assistant - Technology & Innovation position. The Technology and Innovation unit is responsible for maintaining and improving current public safety systems, as well as researching and implementing various new technologies. This particular position will be an essential component of the Technology and Innovation unit and will perform a wide variety of administrative and project support tasks. Reporting to the Public Safety Department Technology Analyst, this individual will assist with supporting emergency services systems, special projects and end-user training and support. As this is a technical unit, experience with Information Technology support and an understanding of Information Technology delivery concepts is highly desired. The ideal candidate will have a passion for public safety, as well as a strong interest in technology.

This assignment requires strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication, as well as the ability to manage multiple projects, effectively solve problems and identify creative and innovative solutions.

Training and experience in technology is highly desired and can substitute for a criminal justice emphasis.

All applicants must be able to pass the Public Safety background check process.

Certain City operational budgets may not include funding for mandated CalPERS employer contributions; therefore, a qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment with the City of Irvine.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Each position may be assigned duties from the following list; however, it is unlikely he/she will be responsible for all of these duties at any one time.

* Patrols areas of the City to identify and resolve parking violations and traffic hazards, and enforce applicable laws. Responds to citizen complaints regarding parking and abandoned vehicle laws. Tags and arranges transport of abandoned vehicles. Analyzes related crime trends to determine areas of enforcement.

* Assists with traffic investigation tasks. May interview traffic accident principals and witnesses. Assists in set up of site traffic controls and measuring accident scenes. Conducts traffic control and may provide first aid for injured persons. Clears obstructions and wreckage.

* Provides assistance, information and directions to motorists. Assists in the coordination of public safety support for special events in the community. Performs crossing guard duties as needed.

* Responds to non-emergency calls and service requests from the public. Researches complex questions/answers or refers callers to other sources. Gathers information to prepare crime reports, interviews victims, suspects and witnesses, and provides referral information as needed. May provide field support to officers on emergency calls.

* Provides support for the business desk and records functions. Takes information from citizens and prepares crime reports. Processes applications for licenses, subpoenas, and citation sign-offs. May take emergency calls and refer callers to appropriate staff or outside agencies for assistance.

* Conducts Neighborhood Watch meetings. Conducts detailed residential and commercial security surveys to determine how security can be improved. Provides information to interested citizens on neighborhood alert procedures. Assists in coordinating crime prevention public displays.

* May testify in court for related investigations.

* Receives, processes, indexes and safeguards property/evidence. Maintains evidence chain-of-command records and assists in coordinating evidence release. Implements property destruction according to law and department policy. Arranges secure transfer of evidence to crime labs. Inventories and issues uniforms and safety equipment to personnel. Assists in the organization of liquidation of property through police auction.

* Coordinates public education, safety and prevention programs related to assigned responsibilities.

* Fingerprints citizens and new employees as needed.

* Compiles crime statistics and data to identify trends, methods of operation and suspects.

* Assists Training Officer in development of internal training for staff.

* May assist with records management and matron duties.

* Prepares a variety of reports and maintains records, logs and files. Responds to information requests.

* Maintains knowledge of National, State and local laws, as well as department policies and procedures. Attends additional job specific P.O.S.T. certified schools, training courses, updates and seminars as required.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Associate's degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or related field with at least one year experience in law enforcement activities, community service, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.

Requires a valid California drivers' license.

Depending on assignment, may be required to obtain certification in first aid and CPR.

Supplemental Information


The City of Irvine is located 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles and six miles from the ocean in Orange County, California. Irvine encompasses more than 66 square miles and has a current residential population of more than 267,000. Incorporated in 1971, Irvine is recognized as one of America's safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, state-of-the-art transportation programs and systems, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine's enviable quality of life. The City is ideally located adjacent to John Wayne/Orange County Airport and close to many of Southern California's largest tourist attractions, numerous resorts, and some of the state's finest beaches.

Irvine has also been recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine. The City of Irvine also has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 250,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.

The City employs over 800 full-time and more than 700 part-time personnel and has an operating budget of $199.7 million. The Irvine community features an array of entertainment and recreational opportunities, parks and open space, a nationally recognized school district, a vibrant business environment, and an exceptional quality of life that makes it one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work.


Public Safety

Under the leadership of the Chief of Police, Mike Hamel, the Irvine Police Department has an authorized sworn staff of approximately 232 and 235 civilian personnel. The entire department is committed to a Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) philosophy and its workforce interfaces closely with all segments of the community, as well as with other City departments. The department is a full-service public safety agency that provides several special program areas including Emergency Management, Crime Prevention, DARE, School Resource Officer, K-9s, Traffic Enforcement, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, General Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Special Investigation (vice & narcotics), and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). The individual selected for this position will be expected to conduct him or herself in a manner that promotes and adheres to the Irvine Police Department's Mission, Vision, and Values Statement.

Mission Statement

Working in partnership with the community, we will preserve the peace, uphold the law with fairness and provide quality service.

Vision Statement

We aspire to be a world-class leader in policing, a model for character, innovation, and service. We strive to protect our diverse and dynamic community with fairness, integrity, and respect for the rights of the individual. We resolve to develop a creative, forward-thinking workforce, dedicated to raising our level of excellence to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Core Values

Integrity, Quality Service, Accountability, and Respect.


The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review and evaluation, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination.

Questions asked during the selection process are based on the knowledge and abilities required to successfully perform the job. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least 24 hours prior to the first phase of the selection process.

The successful candidate will be required to take and pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening, by a City physician to ensure their physical suitability to perform assigned duties. In addition, the City of Irvine conducts a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.

This recruitment will establish an eligibility list to fill future vacancies in this classification. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications within the organization.

The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.