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Police Records Technician

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $22.58 - $27.55 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0401-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Police Department

Job Summary
The Salem Police Department is looking for a motivated, team oriented person to join our team as a Police Records Technician. Duties performed span the spectrum of clerical and customer service functions, and are performed in a fast paced environment that demands tasks be completed with attention to both timeliness and accuracy constraints.

Police Records Technicians perform a wide variety of tasks which include reviewing, approving, and routing police incident reports; entering and purging time sensitive information in the Law Enforcement Data System; entering citations into the records management system; reviewing records for public release; and imaging and indexing documents for retention. They also serve as the first point of contact with community members, assisting customers both on the phone and in person. The ability to communicate with our customers in both English and Spanish is a plus. Successful candidates generally have experience with or the ability to achieve proficiency with a wide range of computer software systems.

The position requires the applicant to uphold the highest level of integrity and personal ethics. The Salem Police Department Records Unit is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year; you must be flexible and able to work any assigned shift in support of the department and the law enforcement partner agencies we support.

If you are interested in an opportunity to work within a team environment, focused on service, compassion, honor, and integrity, this may be the path to a highly rewarding career.

  • Must pass the pre-employment drug test (including marijuana).
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check and criminal background check necessary to obtain Criminal Justice Information System clearance and Law Enforcement Data System certification within 30 days of hire (clearance must be maintained throughout employment).
  • Ability to work in rotating shifts (24/7/365)
  • High School Diploma/ GED and Post High School Training in clerical, or business field, and a minimum of 2 years of clerical experience involving accurate and confidential data entry and computer operation in a busy office setting, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • Typing certificate with a speed of 40 wpm and 95% accuracy required. Must be submitted with application. More details provided below.
  • Employees are required to apply/retain Notary Commissions after appointment and assist with notarizing documents.
  • Preference points will be given to candidates with a college degree in Public Safety, Criminal Justice, or related field.
  • Prior experience in law enforcement, public safety, or criminal justice field preferred.
  • Preference points will be given to bilingual candidates who demonstrate English/Spanish skills and candidates may qualify for a 5% bilingual incentive pay.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for the Police Records Technician or view by clicking here .

How can I obtain an accepted typing certificate?

You must attach and submit your proctored typing certificate with your application. The City will accept proctored tests taken in the last 12 months from June 28, 2020 to July 19, 2021.

To take your online typing test contact David Lorenz, Goodwill Employee and Community Education, at dlorenz42@gicw.org - the test must be proctored. Services are provided Monday through Friday from 7:30 am. to 4:00 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the "Apply" button at the top of this announcement, complete your application and supplemental questionnaire. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification. You must provide your certificate of completion and scores (minimum speed of 40 WPM with 95% accuracy) with your application before the recruitment deadline.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position will be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

If you would like more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .



Posted: 2021-06-28 Expires: 2021-07-30

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