Job details

City of Santa Monica
  • Position Number: 3645160
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Bargaining Unit: Temporary/As Needed (no bargaining unit)

SALARY RANGE: $16.63 Hourly


REPORTS TO: Police Sergeant and/or designee
APPROVED: Personnel Board 08/28/14 (rev.); 01/28/10 (rev.); 07/26/2007 (rev.); 01/24/2005
JOB SUMMARY: Assists with a variety of routine, non-hazardous police work involving public relations, communications, clerical tasks and other support duties.


Receives and responds to in-person and telephone complaints and/or requests for information; responds to routine queries concerning procedures and directions and refers to appropriate source(s); takes messages.

Assists in taking police reports regarding minor incidents from citizens and the public. Gathers, compiles, and organizes data for departmental studies and/or projects.

Prepares charts, tables and diagrams, as appropriate to the job assignment.

Receives, sorts and distributes mail and sensitive correspondence within the Department and to various locations throughout the City.

Performs a variety of clerical duties, including light typing, filing, maintaining and retrieving a variety of records and forms, and general office reception duties.

Copies and distributes reports, correspondence and memos, as assigned. Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Knowledge of:
Basic office practices and procedures.
Effective customer service techniques.

Ability to:

Follow oral and written instructions.
Operate a variety of office equipment.
Write clear and concise reports.
Organize and maintain office files.
Perform simple mathematical calculations.
Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Provide effective customer service.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public.

Skill in:

Using a personal computer and applicable software applications. Effective verbal and written communication.
Basic mathematics.
Working effectively with others.

Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Must be a student in good standing at an accredited college or university with a minimum of nine (9) semester units or the equivalent.
Must maintain full-time student status (minimum 9 semester units) at an accredited college or university. Must be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment.

Employment is limited to a maximum of 20 hours per week and a duration of not more than 4 years from the date of hire.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid Class C driver license.

Works under the administrative supervision of a Police Sergeant and/or designee who outlines work, frequently reviews work in progress and carefully reviews completed work.

WORKING CONDITIONS:Work is performed primarily in an office environment using a computer. May be required to

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