City of Lacey Community Service Officer (2018 Salary) in Lacey, Washington

Community Service Officer (2018 Salary)



Community Service Officer (2018 Salary)


$16.19 Hourly


Lacey, WA

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number



1/25/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

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Basic Purpose

Community Service Officers support all divisions within the Police Department with duties related to law enforcement. Some duties require a limited commission, but no firearm.

The Lacey Police Department provides a wide range of services on behalf of the Lacey community. The public and the police work together, ensuring overall community safety. This partnership is critical in maintaining the City of Lacey's high quality of life, allowing the Lacey Police Department to proactively respond to emerging issues confronting the community.

The Department prides itself on excellent customer service and values the professionalism of its highly trained employees. The Department strives to meet the ever changing needs of the community while preserving and maintaining the safety of our neighborhoods, schools, and businesses.

This is a full time position, working 40 hours per week, with the potential to be called in after hours. Community Service Officers work a rotating, shift based schedule, which may include evenings and weekends. Please note that the salary for this position starts at $16.19/hour. After successful completion of the 6 month probationary period, the salary will increase.

Information contained in this announcement is subject to change without notice.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Transports and guards misdemeanor and felony prisoners.

  • Responsible for booking prisoners into detention facilities.

  • Handles calls for service regarding abandoned vehicles, impounds, disabled vehicles, and lost/found property.

  • Assists with traffic collisions.

  • Conducts administrative duties including but not limited to warrants and teletypes, victim and suspect statements, Department equipment and/or vehicles, and deployment of radar trailer.

  • Responsible for writing appropriate reports and case investigations; delivers City Council packets; assists with community outreach programs.

  • Assists the Investigations Division with a variety of duties.

  • Assists front office staff with phones, walk-ins, responding to inquiries, filing and sorting, and other duties as assigned.

  • Stocks and cleans vehicles (which may contain hazardous substances), moves office equipment, stocks copy machines, and upkeep of locker rooms.

This position may be assigned to a seasonal rotation at Hicks Lake:

  • With a limited commission, issues infractions for boating and jet ski violations.

  • Provides education on safety equipment, vessel operations, noise levels, registration laws, and other boating regulations.

  • Writes reports and/or witness statements regarding incidents observed at the lake.

  • Provides visible presence and routine checks of lake areas during shifts.

  • Coordinates and reports criminal violations to on duty Lacey Police Officers.


  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.

  • Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be completed as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

  • Ability to pass a thorough background investigation (which includes a driving record, work history, credit history, conviction/arrest record, reference checks, and drug history), a Chief's interview, integrity interview, polygraph examination, and a psychological evaluation, prior to being hired.

  • Must pass pre-employment medical testing and maintain a level of physical and mental fitness necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • Must have a valid Washington State Driver License and a driving record acceptable to the City's insurance carrier or the ability to obtain prior to the start of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to:

  • Speak, read, and write the English language.

  • Compile data.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public.

  • Maintain self control in high stress situations.

  • Effectively deal with the public in a professional and courteous manner and deal with distressed citizens.

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Learn basic self-defense techniques and administer first aid.

  • Learn to operate various kinds of law enforcement equipment.

  • Learn and understand evidence procedures.

  • Learn to serve court and/or administrative orders.

  • Learn to drive a motor vehicle in a defensive manner.

  • Learn and demonstrate an understanding of Departmental policies, rules, and procedures.

  • Learn City of Lacey geography and surrounding areas.

  • Work varied shifts.

Seasonal Hicks Lake Rotation:

  • Ability to perform duties related to loading, unloading, and operation of a watercraft/boat.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and work well with the public.

  • Ability to swim and possession of a valid Washington State Boating License is required (unless an exemption is in effect for the Boating License).

The City provides a generous benefits package that includes paid health insurance premiums for the employee and a large portion paid for family members, life and long term disability insurance, membership in the Department of Retirement Systems, vacation accruals, paid sick leave and holidays.