SALARY AND BENEFITS: $18.51 – $24.38 per hour plus benefits
FILING DEADLINE: Open until filled. First review: January 21, 2022
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The community services officer, under general supervision from the Captain or Designee, performs a variety of
technical tasks associated with the tracking, handling and safekeeping of evidence and found property; photographing,
processing and collecting photographic and physical evidence from crime scenes for the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office.
The major duties of the job include:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks,
knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended
to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to
perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
• Receives property and evidence from law enforcement officers; documents receipt of items;
maintains the chain of possession from intake to final disposition.
• Stores and safeguards property and evidence, including seized, recovered, and found property;
enters and updates data into computer system; mails and transports evidence to crime
laboratory for testing; releases items to authorized parties; documents return of evidence to
custody; verifies completeness of reports and case documentation.
• Documents all handling of evidence and property; generates computerized reports of
movement and handling of department evidence; maintains activity logs and generates reports
• Conducts regular inventory of evidence room and property.
• Maintain and updates a variety of files, records, logs, reports and other documents.
• Assists with the transportation of evidence from crime scenes, as needed.
• Upon notification of case closure from appropriate authority, destroys or disposes of evidence
and property, or returns to owner.
• Updates and maintains procedures for the custody and handling of evidence.
• Prepares necessary documentation and evidence for court; may be required to testify in court.
• Determines and identifies status, location and availability of film, negatives, and digital files.
• Responds to requests for photographs; photographs crime scenes for sheriff’s deputies and
other law enforcement agencies as directed.
• Must be able to perform other CSO duties in the absence of other CSO’s including but not
limited to: civil, youth services, record keeping, payroll etc.
• Other duties as assigned.
Education: Valid high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Experience: One-year experience in Lassen County working with the Sheriff’s Department,
juveniles, probation or a social services agency as well as some experience in a training or customer
service function is desirable.
License: Valid Class C driver’s license and completion of the California Peace Officer’s Standards
and Training 832 PC course within six months of hire.
Special Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age and have no felony convictions or
disqualifying criminal history.
Application materials will be reviewed, and the best-qualified applicants will be invited to Susanville
to participate in interviews.
HOW TO APPLY:
It is your responsibility to provide specific, accurate and complete information describing how you
meet the minimum qualifications. To obtain an official Lassen County Application, visit Personnel
at our website at: http://lassencounty.org, or visit our application center at the address listed below.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit an official Lassen County application to:
Lassen County Personnel Department PH: (530) 251 -8320
221 South Roop Street
Susanville, California 96130
Lassen County is an equal opportunity employer hiring employment eligible applicant.
Disabled applicants who require special testing arrangements should contact the Personnel Department prior to
the filing deadline.
In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, applicants must provide acceptable proof of identity
or authorization to work in the United States.
A thorough background investigation will be conducted prior to employment. The investigation may include
reference checks, fingerprinting, credit check, driver history and inquiry to local, state and federal files to obtain
criminal history information.
All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase
of the selection process.
Selection processes may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: application review,
competitive screening, written examination, performance examination, and/or oral examination.
This bulletin is solely for the purpose of announcing a job opening. It does not constitute a contract, expressed or
implied, and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revised without notice
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