Public Safety Guide
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knoweldge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Guide is assigned to designated areas of patrol on streets. Patrol will include periodic business checks and escorts to and from businesses from parking areas and public transportation.
- Guides will discourage aggressive panhandling.
- May be requested to conduct patrol while riding a bicycle.
- Reports any suspicious behavior to Dispatcher for officer deployment.
- Maintains a working rapport with City Police officers working in the same assigned area.
- Directs traffic when necessary.
- Retains current information regarding basic crime prevention techniques.
- Responds to emergency situations and notifies proper authorities.
- Maintains Red Cross basic First Aid and CPR Certification. – Training is provided.
- Renders emergency medical assistance as needed and radios for emergency response teams when needed.
- Assists disabled motorists.
- Maintains clean and neat uniform including jacket, pants, shirt, hat, boots and belt.
- Must dress appropriately for current weather conditions.
- Skills in operating communications equipment, mobile digital terminals, and pen-based computers.
- Knowledge of mathematics, traffic direction methods and techniques, and departmental policy and procedures.
- Knowledge of first aid and CPR.
- Ability to write accurate reports and communicate the facts of an incident.
- Ability to operate standard office equipment including typewriter, computer, and copier.
- Ability to work independently and communicate effectively.
- Ability to handle stressful situations, to deal with angry citizens, and to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and work with numerous interruptions.
- Ability to make decisions using sound judgment.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and six (6) months experience involving public contact, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last revision date: June 2006