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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Title: Police Cadet
Job Code: 8274
Under supervision, and in accordance with well-defined policies and procedures, assists in performing various routine non-law enforcement duties and responsibilities, including maintaining building and area security in assigned work locations. In addition, the incumbent performs a variety of clerical support tasks, and job related duties as assigned.
Requires normal responsibility for: Following established methods and procedures and oral and written instructions; preparing routine records and reports; dealing courteously and tactfully with the general public, police officers and other employees of the Police Department.
A Police Cadet is a civilian employee of the Police Department who normally wears a uniform and badge. The basic function is to relieve sworn personnel of a variety of non-law enforcement routine tasks which do not require the status of a Q2 Peace Officer. Incumbents must adjust to the environment, discipline and procedures common to District Stations and other police facilities. Assignments may include assisting sworn personnel with routine tasks to include the custody of evidential property.
MAJOR, IMPORTANT, AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.
1. Direct and control traffic; train and direct Junior Traffic Patrol and School Crossing Guards.
2. Accept and process complaints received at the counter or by telephone.
3. Answer telephone, route calls, take phone messages, and dispatch police vehicles.
4. Perform clerical duties such as ordering, receiving and distributing supplies, processing mail, preparing reports, indexing and filing criminal records, correspondence and reports.
5. Release prisoner’s property; maintain records of stolen and recovered automobiles; issue automobile releases, and maintain log book during assigned shift.
6. Operate and monitor metal detectors and video surveillance equipment in building security assignments.
7. Search handbags, briefcases, backpacks and other containers.
8. Provide directions and other information to persons entering public buildings.
9. Perform related non-law enforcement duties as assigned.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Requires a general knowledge of: The role and function of a law enforcement agency; customer service and office procedures and practices.
Requires the ability to: Learn and understand police department rules, regulations, instructions, laws and policies; communicate orally with people of diverse education, social and ethnic backgrounds; write clear, legible and grammatically correct reports in English; gather, record, evaluate and draw logical conclusion(s) from verbal information; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people; walk and/or stand for long periods of time; understand and follow oral and written instructions; organize and maintain records; and deal courteously but firmly with the public.
These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.
Persons appointed to positions in the category must meet the basic standards established for Q2 Police Officer.
Requires graduation from high school or successful completion of an equivalency test (GED or California High School Proficiency Exam) and must be enrolled or agree to enroll in a course of study approved by the Police Department in an accredited University, College or Junior/Community College.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION
Requires the possession of a valid Driver's License issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and a good driving record.
ORIGINATION DATE: 4/22/1968
AMENDED DATE: 9/10/2014
REASON FOR AMENDMENT To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code.
BUSINESS UNIT(S): COMMN
Disaster service work
All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Historic and future compensation
|Effective (Sched)||Step 1||Step 2||Step 3||Step 4||Step 5|
|Jul 01, 2022 (W)||$21.2375||$22.2875||$23.3750||$24.5250||$25.7500|
|Jan 08, 2022 (V)||$20.1750||$21.1750||$22.2125||$23.3000||$24.4625|
|Jul 01, 2021 (U)||$20.0750||$21.0750||$22.1000||$23.1875||$24.3375|
|Dec 26, 2020 (T)||$19.3875||$20.3625||$21.3500||$22.4000||$23.5125|
|Jul 01, 2020 (S)||$18.8250||$19.7750||$20.7250||$21.7500||$22.8250|
Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.
Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Classification descriptions table, Compensation plan table