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Community Services Officer (CSO)

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  • $21.48 - $28.84  Hourly
  • $3,723.20 - $4,998.93  Monthly
  • $44,678.40 - $59,987.20  Annually

The Position

Community Services Officers (CSO) are non-sworn, uniformed personnel that perform various routine law enforcement-related tasks that do not require the authority of a peace officer. A CSO may be required to work either inside a substation or outside in the field.

Examples of Duties
  • Taking reports at traffic accident scenes, issuing citations for parking violations and other duties as assigned.
  • Providing general information to the public, assisting personnel with equipment requests, registration of sex and arson offenders, and other duties as required. 
  • Issuing equipment to personnel, ensuring equipment is in working order and generating reports.
  • Supervising a work crew who does the cleaning and manual labor projects for the substation.

Minimum Qualifications

Have a general knowledge of law enforcement functions and responsibilities in an urban community.

Ability to:
  • Develop rapport and obtain cooperation from crime victims, witnesses and informants
  • Obtain complete and relevant information from interviewees to complete incident and crime reports
  • Prepare clear and accurate reports
  • Speak and write clearly and concisely
  • Read, understand, and interpret moderately complex laws, rules, directives and other written material
  • Safely operate a marked police vehicle in all weather and traffic conditions
  • Find obscure addresses and locations
  • Safely operate a marked police vehicle in all weather and traffic conditions
  • One year of experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledges and abilities.
  • Education or training which is directly related to these knowledges and abilities may be substituted for up to six months of the required experience, on the basis of two semester units for one month of experience or one hour of training for one hour of experience.
License Required:

Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, is required by date of appointment.


The County of Orange offers a comprehensive benefit package to its employees including:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Annual Leave:
    • 19 days after the first year
    • 27 days after three years
    • 32 days after ten years
  • Holidays (12 paid/year)
  • Tuition Reimbursement ($10,000/year)
  • Uniforms Provided
  • Alternative schedules are available
  • Overtime Pay
  • Bilingual Pay

For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Mary Felix at (714) 834-5857 or

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