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The City of Susanville has an exciting career opportunity available for a Community Services Officer (CSO)/Evidence Technician to join our team. Under general supervision of Police Captain or designee, the CSO/ Evidence Technician performs a variety of routine clerical, secretarial, administrative, animal control and field operations work in support of the Susanville Police Department’s law enforcement activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Must be 18 years or older at the time of employment

· No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal history

· Must be able to read and write the English language

· Must be able to obtain CLETS Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

· One year of general office experience, communications or records management experience

· Experience in the care and handling of domestic animals desirable


· High School diploma or GED equivalent

· POST 832 PC Certificate must be obtained within six (6) months of employment

· Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License

· Answer non-hazardous calls for service;

· Obtain information from parties at incident scenes and follow through on investigations;

· Maintain accurate records and write accurate incident and crime reports;

· Provides general animal control services including responding to calls for service concerning animal complaints or violations of local and state law, including but not limited to animals at large, animal bites, vicious animals, nuisances;

· Removes dead, injured, or dangerous animals from streets and residential property as necessary;

· Maintains records and files of animal related cases and logs all incidents concerning animal control activity;

· Direct traffic as assigned;

· Serve subpoenas and deliver court documents;

· Assist in crime prevention, public education, youth crime prevention programs, and act in collaboration with other community organizations;

· Parking enforcement and vehicle abatement duties;

· Collect and assist in packaging evidence at crime scenes as directed;

· Provide and answer inquiries from the public;

· Assist in maintaining property room, which could include packaging, labeling, logging, storing, releasing, and delivering evidence items to court;

· Record and file citations, assign case numbers to incidents and maintain report files in the police department’s computer system;

· Receive incoming telephone calls, determine nature and urgency of call and coordinate appropriate response;

· Compose a variety of correspondence, reports, and other materials requiring independent judgment as to content, accuracy and completeness;

· Appear as a witness in court as necessary;

· Provide back-up customer service to Police Department front counter, as necessary;

· Perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes