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Police Services Aide II or III (oakland downtown)

As the City of Oakland’s largest provider of low-income housing, the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) strives to assure the availability of quality housing for low-income persons and to further the expansion of affordable housing within Oakland. The City of Oakland is one of the nation’s most diverse and ethnically integrated cities and truly represents an ideal community in which to live and work. The position offers an extraordinary career opportunity to join one of the most creative and innovative housing authorities in the nation.
The Oakland Housing Authority is excited to announce an opportunity for the position of:
POLICE SERVICES AIDE II or III II: $3474 – $3836/Monthly III: $3933 – $4344/Monthly (Appointment is generally made at one of the first three steps of range, depending on qualifications) Under general supervision, this civilian classification provides technical assistance and clerical support to the Oakland Housing Authority Police Department, patrols Authority owned buildings by car and foot, and is responsible for the general operation of the Police Departments Communication Center; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• A High School Diploma, GED, or a recognized equivalent. • Possession of a valid (Class C) California driver’s license, with an insurable driving record. • Must be a US Citizen or in the process of obtaining citizenship. • No Felony Convictions. • Must be available to work nights, weekends and holidays. • Ability to type at a speed of not less than 35 net words per minute. In addition to an employment application, you must submit an original typing certificate, issued within the last six months, which verifies your ability to type accurately at a rate of 35 net wpm. Certificates from recognized colleges, schools, or temporary employment agencies are acceptable (certificates from online agencies are not acceptable). Your application will not be further considered if we do not receive an original typing certificate by 02/20/13.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Investigates non-criminal issues, and prepares written reports on property deficiencies, property damage, resident health and safety issues, and disturbances of the peace; gathers evidence and interviews witnesses; answers questions and responds to non-hazardous criminal and other complaints from Authority residents and the public by telephone and in person; issues citations and/or warnings for parking and other violations; initiates the towing and removal of vehicles from Authority property; attends community meetings; processes calls for service via direct Authority telephone calls, or relayed from 911 emergency services; inputs data into the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system; inputs data, and retrieves data from various law enforcement telecommunications systems, with the ability to read and understand information contained in the printouts; operates a multi-channel radio system under FCC rules and regulations, as well as in emergency and non-emergency circumstances; inputs and retrieves data from the Records Management System (RMS); performs other related duties as required.

Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience will be considered.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Effective communication, both verbally and in writing; understand and follow verbal and written directions; make quick, accurate and independent decisions under stressful situations; possess the ability to multi-task, discern and prioritize important and dangerous situations; type at a speed of not less than 35 wpm; become certified by the Department to access CLETS, DMV, DOJ and NCIC information from law enforcement record information systems; posses the ability to pass a POST approved dispatching course within twelve (12) months of employment; and perform other tasks as specified in the State of California Division of Industrial Accidents form RB-91 for this position.
Deal effectively with low-income groups and the public; sit, stand and walk for up to 4 hours; bend, climb, crawl, reach overhead, crouch, kneel, balance, push and pull for up to 1 to 2 hours; have vision correctable at 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other with no color deficiencies; have weight proportional to height; occasionally carry up to 50 pounds; occasionally run; interpret rules, regulations and procedures. BILINGUAL SKILLS: Bilingual skills in English and Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and/or Vietnamese are highly desirable. TO APPLY: Please complete an employment application online at www.oakha.org or by clickinghere to apply. Applications will not be accepted after 4:30pm on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. In addition to submitting an online application by 02-13-13, you must submit via US Mail or in person, an original typing certificate (which meets all criteria listed in the minimum qualifications section above), to the Oakland Housing Authority, Human Resources Department, 1619 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94612 by Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Please be advised that your application will not be further considered if we do not receive an original typing certificate by the 02/20/13 deadline.

  • Compensation: 3,474 – 4,344/Monthly DOQ
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