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This is a Competitive Class position. The individual selected to fill this vacancy will be given a provisional appointment and will be required to participate in the next Civil Service Examination for this title.

ATTENTION: A qualified applicant may be provisionally appointed and serve in the position until a Civil Service Examination is administered and an appropriate eligible list can be established to make a permanent appointment in accordance with the Civil Service Rule of Three. (See Provisional Appointment - FAQ's). If you are already a City employee and have permanent, competitive status in your current position and appointment to this title would result in a provisional appointment in another department, you will lose your previous permanent competitive rights.

Applications will be accepted through the Application Deadline Date (Eastern Standard Time):
- In person - until 5:00 pm in Room 103A, City Hall
- Online - until midnight
- Sent by Mail - postmarked by the Application Deadline Date

Applications submitted after these times will be rejected.

When submitting an application, please be certain that your paper Application is complete, or if submitting online, that your Personal Information, Education & Experience, are complete, and describe all relevant experience. Applications will be reviewed based upon the information supplied. Resumes may accompany, but will not be accepted in place of, a City of Rochester employment application. Applications may be obtained at City Hall in Room 103A, on the Employment Forms page of this website or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Human Resource Management, City Hall, 30 Church Street, Room 103A, Rochester, NY, 14614.


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Job Opening
Public Safety Aide/Part-Time
Rochester Police Department
High School Diploma or Equivalent, PLUS:

I. Permanent competitive service as a Police Officer in New York State;
II. Work experience as a sworn law enforcement officer (i.e., police officer, peace officer);
III. Completion of 30 semester credit hours (or 40 quarter credit hours) in a college program for criminal justice or police science.

1. Must be age 18 or older at time of appointment.
2. Public Safety Aide candidates will be subjected to a background investigation. This background investigation will include, but not be limited to: education, employment, illegal drug use, and criminal records. Negative reports from the background investigation may be grounds for being removed from consideration.
3. Candidates hired to conduct background investigations must be retired law enforcement personnel.
Incumbents perform public contact work in the Police Department. Tasks may include: interviewing complainants on the telephone or in person; completing written reports describing misdemeanors, violations, nuisances, and vacant properties; monitoring surveillance cameras placed in high-crime areas; assisting with telephone calls and reception duties at Police facilities. Work schedules may include work hours on any shift and on any days of the week (including weekends) depending on the needs of the department. Public Safety Aides receive supervision from a sworn staff member.
Observes action captured by surveillance cameras throughout the City;
Evaluates observed activity to determine if it may be suspicious or criminal in nature;
Documents observations of suspicious behavior on computerized form;
Uses police radio, telephone, 911 and/or computers to communicate with Officers to investigate/take action;
Testifies at criminal proceedings;
Interviews callers, by phone and in person, to gather information about crimes, nuisances, and property information;
Completes reports for violations, crimes, and other situations, in accordance with the criteria identified in RPD General Order 460;
Completes reports about properties which are temporarily vacant, for use in alerting patrol units about properties needing special attention;
Makes follow-up calls to citizens to advise them about delays in service, the status of quality of life issues, and other, lower priority, issues;
Receives public, answers phones, relays messages, responds to inquiries, and refers public or calls to appropriate staff or to other offices;
Enters data into computer databases regarding program activities, phone calls and video monitoring;
May fingerprint individuals applying for employments, pistol permits, and naturalization;
May type various documents such as memoranda, reports, letters, records, and correspondence;
May sort and file printed materials;
May operate office equipment, such as calculators, postage machines, computers, and photocopiers;
May retrieve information from files and disseminate it, as authorized;
May conduct background investigations.