Career Fair – Public Safety Aide (Red Light Camera)
Purpose of Classification The purpose of this classification is to enforce traffic/parking laws, to include responding to traffic accidents, rendering first aid, conducting accident investigations, issuing citations, and providing traffic control.
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Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Reviews Red Light Camera events in accordance with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and issues Notice of Violation (NOV) and/or Uniform Traffic Citation(UTC).
Enforces traffic laws, parking laws, and other applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.
Responds to traffic accidents/complaints and conducts accident investigations for non-serious bodily injury (SBI) or non-fatality crashes; provides first aid at accident sites; investigates collisions/accidents involving vehicular/property damage, personal injuries, hit-and-run drivers; prepares accident reports and diagrams; reviews evidence, and develops conclusions; issues traffic/parking citations as appropriate.
Uses visual observation and radar/laser speed detection units to enforce speed laws; sets up speed display trailer along roadsides to advise motorists of their speeds.
Provides traffic control or crowd control for accident scenes, traffic homicide investigations (THIs), special events, or other situations as appropriate.
Controls traffic in school crossings, intersections, or related areas; guides traffic flow through school zones; directs pedestrian traffic and provides protection/monitoring of children, parents, or other pedestrians to ensure their safety in crossing streets/intersections in school zones.
Patrols designated areas of city to detect and deter traffic violations or other concerns; checks or reports suspicious vehicles, persons, or situations; identifies traffic violations; identifies traffic problems and investigates traffic hazards; responds to calls regarding abandoned vehicles and curbstoning; coordinates removal of debris or other hazards from roadways; observes and reports damaged streets, signs, and malfunctioning traffic control devices; maintains high visibility in the community.
Performs public service duties; provides general assistance to the public, such as assisting stranded motorists, providing directions, or extinguishing small fires.
Participates in court activities; responds to court subpoenas; testifies and presents evidence during court.
Operates, inspects, and maintains a variety of standard and specialized machinery, equipment, and tools associated with law enforcement, which may include a police vehicle, speed display trailer, radar/laser equipment, flashlight, fire extinguisher, measuring devices, photographic equipment, tape recorder, radio/communications equipment, telephone, broom, hand tools, or general office equipment.
Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; performs driving functions in a safe and efficient manner under various conditions, including day/night hours, in congested traffic, in adverse weather conditions, and in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits.
Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, activity reports, accident reports, diagrams, citations, towing records, or other documents.
Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, criminal history reports, driver history reports, subpoenas, laws, codes, ordinances, policies, procedures, maps, diagrams, bulletins, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Operates a personal computer or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, e?mail, Internet, and other computer programs.
Communicates with supervisors, officers, employees, dispatchers, other divisions/departments, law enforcement personnel, fire personnel, emergency/medical personnel, victims, complainants, offenders, towing companies, the public, the media, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to obtain information, coordinate activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Creates/maintains positive public relations with the general public; maintains and promotes peace and order in the community; provides education and information to the public on laws, law enforcement, crime prevention, drug abuse, safety, or other issues.
Attends shift meetings, training sessions and seminars as required to remain knowledgeable of departmental operations/activities, to promote improved job performance, and to stay current with changing policies, procedures, codes, and criminal/civil case law; participates in physical fitness training and continuing education activities; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations.
Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.
Assists in Real Time Crime Center.
Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Must possess a high school diploma or valid equivalent, which includes United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) tests. The State of Florida's Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission must approve non-U.S. education equivalency.
- Possess (or obtain within fourteen (14) days of hire) and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver's license.
- Possess and maintain Select Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) certification.
- Possess One (1) year of experience volunteering or working with community organizations, including social or faith-based groups that show the ability to positively and effectively interact with people from a variety of cultures, languages, disabilities and socio-economic situations. Additional information about your experience must be documented in the appropriate field in the Supplemental Questions in this application.
- Possess One (1) year of experience involving traffic enforcement, some knowledge of general law enforcement, or comparable work experience.
- Fluent in a language other than English, especially languages frequently used by Boynton Beach residents and visitors which include: Spanish, French Creole, Portuguese, Asian/Indo-European languages, and/or American Sign Language. The City reserves the right to verify fluency.
Supplemental Information COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES
Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals. Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, subordinates, management, Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics and the general public.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)
Knowledge of department regulations, traffic laws, parking laws, applicable codes, City ordinances, State Statutes and Federal Laws.
Skill in preparing and maintaining complete and accurate reports.
Ability to establish effective and professional working relationships with supervisors, City officials, law enforcement personnel and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to effectively exert control over traffic and pedestrians during accident scenes, malfunctioning traffic signals, or other situations as appropriate.
Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize a personal computer and office software such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook.
PHYSICAL & SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (20 pounds).
Sensory Requirements: Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, fumes, smoke, hazardous materials, fire, machinery, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim light, toxic agents, disease, pathogenic substances, violence, explosives, firearms, or rude/irate customers.
The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.
Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.