Police Clerk
City of Vallejo, CA - Vallejo, CA

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To perform a wide variety of specialized clerical duties in support of the Police Department including to initiate, process, and maintain documents, correspondence and statistics; and to provide information and assistance to the public.


Receives general supervision from the Police Records Supervisor.

Examples of Duties:

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES - Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Compile, type, record and file a wide variety of police records, reports and materials including memoranda, letters, reports, complaints, declarations, booking information, restraining orders, fingerprint cards, warrants, citations, and crime and traffic reports.

Maintain the Department's warrant system including notification, tracking and documentation on attempts to serve; access information from the computerized warrant system.

Sort, file, copy and distribute crime reports, traffic reports, citations, petitions, and other materials to appropriate personnel.

Assist Department personnel and the public in person and by phone including retrieving information and files, mailing out requested reports to outside agencies in accordance with established regulations, and providing general information regarding Department policies, procedures and regulations.

Operate a computer terminal; enter and retrieve data on the CLETS system; assist officers in need of information from the CLETS system; type, enter, modify and retrieve a wide variety of police reports and records, memoranda, letters and other material.

Maintain a variety of police records filing systems including the Department's traffic accident files.

Receive lost and stolen property; contact the owner; release impounded and recovered vehicles.

Send and receive teletype messages.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications:


Knowledge of:

English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Business letter writing and report preparation.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Modern office methods, practices, procedures and computer equipment.

Ability to:

Learn the organization, procedures and operating details of a law enforcement agency.

Learn to perform a full range of specialized public safety clerical work under minimal supervision.

Learn, correctly interpret and apply the laws, codes, policies and procedures related to the processing of law enforcement documents.

Work courteously with the general public on the telephone or in person.

Maintain accurate records and files.

Make arithmetical calculations quickly and accurately.

Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer terminal.

Type at speed necessary for adequate job performance.

Understand and carry out oral and written directions.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

One year of clerical work experience requiring public contact and the interpretation of rules and regulations.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized clerical training.

Application and Selection Process:

Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant's responsibility to fill out the "Education" , "Work Experience" and "Supplemental Questions" sections of their application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words "SEE RESUME."

Applications may be obtained and filed on-line at www.ci.vallejo.ca.us, under "Employment Opportunities" OR from the Department of Human Resources, 1st Floor, City Hall, 555 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo, CA 94590.

The examination process may include a written exam weighted at 100% of a candidates exam score. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the written exam in order to obtain placement on the Register of Eligibles. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be the most qualified. If you are disabled and need accommodations, please contact Michelle Daggett at (707) 648-4106 no later than Friday, February 14, 2013.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE AND SENIORITY POINTS: Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application. Seniority points will apply as set forth under Civil Service Rule 10.5.

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