Police Support Technician / Accounting Assistant
Rochester Police Department
Mission - "To work with the public to improve the quality of life in the community"
Nature of Work
The Police Support Technician performs a wide variety of clerical, technical, training, and financial work which directly supports both the Rochester Police Department with regard to arrests, bookings, investigations, court relations and the release of law enforcement data. Individuals may be assigned to various divisions including Records, Investigations, or Department Support and Training.
All positions in the Police Department are required to demonstrate cultural competency by positively interacting with people from a wide variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds by promoting community policing, attending community meetings and events, updating merchants regarding potential problems in the area, and participating in community based programs.
By demonstrating cultural competency in law enforcement, collective behaviors, attitudes and policies come together in order to effectively work through cross-cultural situations.
Starting rate of pay: $21.69 per hour, with advancement to $28.09.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
While the Police Support Technicians perform a variety of functions, the self-motivated, detail-oriented individual hired for this position will primarily be assigned to the following areas:
*Maintain police records, documents, and information.
*Prepare, process and disseminate law enforcement data.
*Offer clerical support and services to internal and external customers.
*Provide support to Police Administration with budget-related items.
*Provide assistance to Police Administration with financial and accounting tasks.
Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.
- Finalize bi-weekly payroll for department staff.
- Maintain Workers Compensation time sheets.
- Make cash deposits after performing cash register receipt balancing.
- Receive and process false alarm payments.
- Assist City Finance with office supply accounting and purchase orders.
- Perform miscellaneous copying and filing.
Education and Experience
An Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in business, accounting, or finance or a closely-related field AND at least one (1) year of full-time employment experience where accounting was the primary area of responsibility.
MN BCA Single Certification required within twelve months of hire as a condition of continued employment.
MN Notary Public within 12 months of hire as a condition of employment.
Education or experience in MN Data Practices laws and fields of criminal justice/law enforcement or finance and accounting depending on the area of the vacancy.
Experience using law enforcement programs such as:
- Criminal Justice Reporting System (CJRS),
- Tyler/New World Records Management System,
- MNCIS Odyssey,
- National Crime Information Center (NCIC),
- MN Department of Vehicle Services Crash Database,
- Evidence on Q.
This position requires a completion of a background investigation as a condition of employment.
Individuals hired will need to accurately type at least 50 wpm
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: law enforcement and judicial system terminology, procedures, and policies; data privacy laws as they relate to the maintenance and/or release of law enforcement data; various crime categories and their severity; national uniform offense crime and property coding; court process and evidence processing, criminal code, and law enforcement operations; managing inventory and control procedures and maintaining files and records; occupational hazards and safety precautions.
Skill in: analyzing crime reports and determining the most appropriate crime coding; the use of computers and applicable software, office machines and equipment; listening and problem solving; providing excellent customer service in an ethical and professional manner; developing and implementing improvements in office procedures; the use of language with emphasis on grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Ability to: Multi-task in a fast paced office environment, maintain confidentiality as it relates to law enforcement data and active criminal investigations; file and locate data in a complex computer system; work effectively with the public and to communicate with all levels of staff (both in person and over the telephone); to simultaneously coordinate several required job duties; exercise initiative, good judgment and sound decision making within the scope of assigned authority; follow instructions or communicate information (both orally and in written form) efficiently, accurately and in detail; to work independently, efficiently and accurately; establish and maintain effective working relationships within a stressful environment.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands for this position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodation.
In consideration of the overall amount of physical effort required to perform this position, the work is best described as Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Depending on the vacancy, an individual working in the Training area is required to lift daily shipments of police department issued equipment. This work is best described as Sedentary to Medium Work, where the need to exert up to 50 pounds of force is occasionally needed.
Physical demands that may be required continuously (2/3 or more of the time), frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time) are noted below:
Continuous demands: sitting, fine dexterity
Frequent demands: standing, walking, reaching
Occasional demands: lifting, pushing/pulling, carrying, kneeling, crouching, bending
Sensory requirements necessary in the performance of the essential functions of this position include: sight, hearing, and touch
Environmental conditions that may exist in the performance of the essential functions of this job include:
NONE (not substantially exposed to environmental conditions)
POLICE SUPPORT TECHNICIAN