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POLICE INFORMATION TECHNICIAN

City of Peoria, Illinois

City of Peoria, Illinois

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • Applications are required for each vacancy. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of applications. The application must be signed, dated, completely filled in and returned to the Human Resources Department by the filing date indicated on the Vacancy Announcement. All information submitted is subject to verification.
  • The City only accepts applications for posted positions.
  • If selected, City residency must be established within one year of hire (or within the timeframe outlined in bargaining unit contract, if applicable). Residency must be maintained for the duration of employment. Applicants need not be current residents of the City of Peoria to be considered.
  • After an offer of employment but prior to hire, all applicants must complete a medical examination including a drug screen.
  • All new hires will be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • A summary of employment benefits may be obtained by contacting the City’s Human Resources Department.
  • The City’s Administrative Action Plan for Fair Practices is available for inspection by contacting the City’s Equal Opportunity Office, City Hall, Room 303 or by calling (309) 494-8594.
  • Applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the selection process may notify the Human Resources Department of such request.

The City of Peoria is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Description

EMPLOYEE’S MUST RESIDE WITHIN THE CITY OF PEORIA

DEPARTMENT: POLICE
LOCATION: 600 SW ADAMS STREET, PEORIA, ILLINOIS
HOURS: 8:00am- 5:00pm

Provides assistance by relieving commissioned police personnel of clerical related activities. Assists the general public by providing clear and concise explanations regarding police policies and procedures; answer questions regarding City ordinances, criminal laws and procedures and state vehicle codes; answers telephone calls and responds to citizens, provides directions and makes referrals to proper agencies or person. Provides the first line of security for the building; controls access in and out of the police department, records name and arrival/departure times for all visitors allowed entry.

APPLICATIONS FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, CITY HALL, 419 FULTON, ROOM 202, PEORIA, IL 61602 UNTIL THE DEADLINE DATE. FAX# (309) 494-8587, PHONE# (309) 494-8575; E-MAIL humanresources@peoriagov.org; WEBSITE www.peoriagov.org. EMPLOYEE’SMUST RESIDE WITHIN THE CITY OF PEORIA. AN EMPLOYEE’S UNAUTHORIZED RESIDENCY OUTSIDE THE CITY OF PEORIA SHALL BE GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION

Examples of Duties

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)
¨ Completes police incident reports including conducting informal interviews of citizens filing police reports.
¨ Assists the general public by providing clear and concise explanations regarding police policies and procedures; answer questions regarding City ordinances, criminal laws and procedures and state vehicle codes; answers telephone calls and responds to citizens, provides directions and makes referrals to proper agencies or persons.
¨ Provides clerical services in the registering of firearms and bicycles, and providing release forms to citizens who have had vehicles towed; issues temporary licenses as required; enters registration information into computer system.
¨ Answers the overflow of emergency and non-emergency telephone calls by citizens requesting police assistance.
¨ Answers crime stopper telephone and takes information as required.
¨ Serves as general switchboard operator when other department staff are absent.
¨ Provides the first line of security for the building; controls access in and out of the police department, records name and arrival/departure times for all visitors allowed entry.
¨ Processes police reports, checks for accuracy, codes, time stamps, copies and distributes to various departments and agencies as required.
¨ Enters data into computer system from supplemental police reports, tow entry, and vehicle entry.
¨ Receives property turned into the police department including found property, evidence or property for destruction.
¨ Performs records checks for various departments and police agencies including checking criminal backgrounds, fingerprint classifications and mugshots.
¨ Receives and records all moving violation warning tickets.
¨ Records all city arrests by logging name of offender, arrest report number, date of birth, offense(s) and arresting officer(s).
¨ Organizes and documents daily arrests from PPD, Peoria Park District and Bradley University.
¨ Researches accuracy of arrest specifications with county jail.
¨ Testifies in court as required.
¨ Performs warrant checks on individuals who come into the office.
¨ Notifies emergency personnel regarding the health problems of individuals who come into the office.
¨ Performs other related duties as assigned.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Time Stamp
General Office Equipment
Computer
Typewriter
TDD Telephone Mugshot Image Machine

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; one to two years progressively responsible experience; minimum typing speed of 45 wpm required. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job considered.

Supplemental Information

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
¨ General office procedures, policies and practices, as well as basic knowledge of computer/VDT and other general office equipment.
¨ Recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.
¨ Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.
¨ All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
Skill in:
¨ Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
¨ Typing at a rate of 45 net words per minute.
¨ Using a computer terminal to accurately and rapidly enter and retrieve data and information.
¨ Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
¨ Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Mental and Physical Abilities:
¨ Ability to make decisions independently in accordance with rules and regulations.
¨ Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and handle confidential files and materials.
¨ Ability to receive and place telephone calls tactfully and courteously.
¨ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people.
¨ While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, climb or balance, climb or balance, and speak and hear.