Employment Opportunities

Part time Police Assistant

POLICE ASSISTANT – PART TIME

VILLAGE OF FISHKILL POLICE DEPARTMENT

 DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

 This is a civilian personnel position in a municipal police department.  It involves the performance of routine but responsible and necessary work.  Duties include the maintenance of records, retrieval of information, completion of reports, operation of communications equipment, and the performance of related tasks.  The work is carried out in accordance with established office procedures.  This class differs from that of Sheriff's Aide since work location is confined to the police department.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of a police officer on duty.  Employees may work a changing shift pattern.

 TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

Files, updates and generally maintains criminal records

Answers telephone and records messages

Receives, sorts, indexes and files a variety of materials

Operates a variety of standard office equipment

Codes and classifies police reports and blotter entries via a computer terminal

Prepares simple statistical reports

Types letters, memos, reports and other correspondence

May correspond with insurance companies regarding requests for accident reports

Does related work as required

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Good knowledge of office procedures and equipment; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to code and classify reports and other data; ability to type at an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy; ability to learn how to operate police station equipment including communications equipment and automated data retrieval equipment; ability to maintain important and confidential files and records; ability to compile simple statistical reports; ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to follow detailed oral and written instructions; initiative; tact and courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

Candidate must indicate ability to type, i.e., courses in typing or typing work experience. A performance test in typing will not be required.

A background in / familiarization with the field of law enforcement is helpful.

 

Interested, qualified candidates should forward their resume to the Attention of Police Commissioner Glenn Scofield, Jr. either by US Mail to Village of Fishkill, 1095 Main Street, Fishkill or via email to gscofield@vofishkill.com