Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
A Community Service Officer (CSO) works approximately 20-30 hours per week in the Minneapolis Police Department up to three years while enrolled as a student in an approved, two-year law enforcement program and/or working toward completion of Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) licensing requirements. CSOs assist the police department and community by promoting intercommunication, understanding and cooperation between department personnel and the diverse communities of the City of Minneapolis. The CSO is a civilian position which has the possibility of promotion to a full time Police Officer position.
INFORMATION SESSIONS (optional):
The Minneapolis Police Department has prepared a detailed information session which you are highly encouraged to attend. Attendance is optional for all applicants or potential applicants. Registration is NOT required. We will highlight and discuss the following:
Application process and educational requirements
Fitness Assessment details
Background Investigation information
Oral Exam expectations
Medical, psychological, and drug & alcohol testing
CSO Academy and Education Program
Thursday, October 11 - Presentation starts at 6pm
Location: Emergency Operation Training Facility (EOTF)
25 - 37th Avenue NE, Fridley, MN 55421
Tuesday, October 23 - Presentation starts at 6pm
Location: Precinct 5
3101 Nicollet Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55408
FITNESS FAMILIARIZATION SESSIONS (optional):
New this year, an opportunity to receive hands-on practice with the fitness components. You are highly encouraged to attend. Attendance is optional for all applicants or potential applicants. Registration is NOT required. Open house style.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
3101 Nicollet Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55408
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Special Operations Center (SOC)
4119 Dupont Avenue N. Minneapolis, MN 55412
Enter through the main entrance on Dupont.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
(Including but not limited to)
Assists patrol officers in non-enforcement activities
Responds to citizen requests for service
Maintains police vehicles and equipment as assigned
Picks up and delivers correspondence for the department and community organizations
Identifies and reports criminal activity
Assists citizens in identifying crime prevention techniques
Recovers abandoned property
Assists in traffic control of special events, major fires, parades and accidents
Assists department officers or other agencies in providing transportation as requested
Must pass periodic performance evaluations
Must provide a college transcript OR documented proof of enrollment or acceptance to a law enforcement program at a regionally accredited college/university by December 14, 2018.
NOTE: TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT REQUIRE ENROLLMENT INTO THE FIRST AVAILABLE SESSION, AFTER HIRE, AND CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT (TO INCLUDE SUMMER SESSIONS) AS A FULL-TIME STUDENT IN AN APPROVED TWO-YEAR LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM AND COMPLETION OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT DEGREE WITHIN THREE YEARS OF HIRE. Must maintain a grade point average of 2.5. After successful completion of the degree, applicants must also complete the P.O.S.T. Board requirements and department testing to be eligible to promote to the position of Police Officer (Recruit). Failure to do so will result in release from employment with the Minneapolis Police Department. Also, the MPD will assess CSO promotion suitability after completion of academic training, based on, but not limited to, field performance, assignment rotations, and supervisor recommendation.
Must continue employment with the Minneapolis Police Department for a period of three years following hire as a Police Officer or pay back the cost of tuition paid by the department.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license by December 3, 2018.
Applicants must NOT have taken and passed the Minnesota Board of P.O.S.T. licensing exam before December 3, 2018.
Relate and work effectively with people from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
Must have physical ability to run and chase suspects, wrestle and subdue suspects, jump and crawl over and under objects, and lift and drag heavy objects.
SELECTION PROCESS AND DATES:
Any one or any combination of an evaluation of related education/experience/screening question responses, fitness assessment, oral exam, etc. may be utilized. It is to an applicant's advantage to be as thorough in the online application as possible.
Applications and resumes are screened for completeness and requirements. The City of Minneapolis reserves the right to select and limit the number of candidates at any point in the exam process, based on a review of application materials. Qualified candidates, as determined by Human Resources, will be invited to fitness assessment.
The fitness entrance assessment is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Qualified candidates will be notified by email to self-schedule. Candidates must attend and complete all components of the fitness entrance assessment. The fitness standards are:
Vertical Jump (13 inches)
300 Meter Run (82 Seconds)
Bench Press (102 lbs. Or 60% of your body weight) OR Push Ups (20)
Sit ups (25)
1.5 Mile Run (15 Minutes 44 Seconds)
Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule a background investigation, conducted by MPD, which may take up to three months to complete.
The oral exam is tentatively scheduled for March 12-14, 2019. Qualified candidates will be notified by email to self-schedule.
The eligible list is established by Human Resources after all testing components are completed.
Final offers are made inviting candidates to the CSO Academy which is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, June 3, 2019.
Candidates unable to complete any portion of this process will not be eligible to move forward in the hiring process.
For more information about this position and the Minneapolis Police Department:http://www.minneapolismn.gov/police/recruiting/index.htm.
For more information on P.O.S.T. requirements: https://dps.mn.gov/entity/post/becoming-a-peace-officer/Pages/default.aspx
This position is represented by the AFSCME General Unit (#9).
The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire six months after it has been established.
City Of Minneapolis, MN