THE COUNTY OF YAKIMA
LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIALIST
Salary: $2,637 per month
Opening: The Yakima County Civil Service Commission is now accepting applications to form a register of eligible candidates for the position of Law Enforcement Specialist with the Yakima County Sheriff's Office.
Essential Job Functions:
Performs research in specialized computer systems and prepares related reports.
Creates and maintains complex files and databases such as official records, legal case files, criminal records and/or police reports. Maintains filing systems by deleting, purging and destroying records in accordance with established procedures.
Performs specialized activities such as registering sex offenders, processing, preserving, maintaining and disposing of property and evidence, evaluating court commitments for disposition, interviewing clients or victims, performing criminal background checks, determining identity through fingerprint patterns, and/or providing non-certified legal interpreting services.
Performs cashiering activities such as setting up cash drawers, accepting payments (concealed weapons permits, fingerprinting, etc.), issuing receipts, balancing drawers and/or running register tapes.
Other Job Functions:
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Contact with the public in an adversarial setting. Potential exposure to contaminants such as chemicals or body fluids. Mental stress may occur from the nature of the services provided.
Knowledge of: grammar, spelling and punctuation; file maintenance techniques; customer service techniques; terminology and basic procedures in area of assignment; office practices and procedures.
Skills in: creating and maintaining file systems; applying customer service techniques; taking minutes, transcribing notes or recording hearings; preparing technical reports and paying attention to detail and accuracy; performing basic mathematical calculations; using office equipment such as phones, copiers, calculators and fax machines; using computer and related software applications; establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public. Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Experience and Training: High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and three years general office or specialty experience, preferably including some experience with a law enforcement agency; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Required at time of application: Keyboarding Exam with a minimum of 30 net wpm to be taken in Human Resources. Applicants meeting this requirement will also be required to take a proficiency exam demonstrating knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Word (scheduling of all exams dependent on availability of equipment).
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of past experience and training.
Experience using Word Processing and Spreadsheet software products is preferred.
Only applicants who pass the keyboarding, Word and Windows exam with 70% or more, and are among the top 20 applicants or 50% (whichever is greater), shall be eligible to proceed to the oral exam. Applicants must qualify with a 70% or more on each part of the examination.
Documentation is required at the time that applications are submitted. No application will be accepted without required documentation.
This position may require work on a rotating shift basis to include nights, weekends and holidays. Work may be performed at either the Sheriff's Office (downtown, Yakima), one of the Precinct Offices or the LEAD Office.
This is a Civil Service position; Civil Service Rules and Regulations apply.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Yakima County will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
For further information and applications forms, contact:
YAKIMA COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES
Accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection process for employment will be made upon request. Please contact Human Resources for further information.