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at Mobile County Personnel Board

Posted: 2/25/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2305120
Keywords: police

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:See Position Description
Job Type:02-Part-time Permanent
Location:Mobile County, Alabama

This is part-time auxiliary and clerical work assisting sworn law enforcement officers with traffic coordination, vehicle inspections, report processing, data entry, information services and various office functions.

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To prepare for the required Community Resource Officer written test, applicants should download, save and/or print the Community Resource Officer Written Test Study Booklet now.

JURISDICTIONS                      HOURLY RATE 
MOBILE COUNTY                    $14.13 -  $22.60
CITY OF MOBILE                     $13.80 -  $22.06
NOTE:  The eligible list created by this job posting will be used to fill part-time positions.

EXAMINATION: The examination will consist of two sections: (1) a written test counting 50% of the final grade, and (2) a rating counting 50% in which applicants will be scored on the basis of an evaluation of their education, training, experience and personal qualifications as outlined by the candidates' sworn statements in their application, upon corroborative evidence obtained by investigation and the applicants' responses to the Supplemental Questions. Applicants must provide all background information and supportive documents as requested on the application, supplemental questions and job posting. Applicants must score at least 70% on the written examination in order to be eligible for a place on the employment register.

DATE OF EXAMINATION: Applicants will be individually notified when and where to report for the written examination.

All notices will be sent by email. Be sure to monitor your email account provided on your application for any notices sent regarding your application for Community Resource Officer.

Allow 2 - 3 hours for written testing. A photo ID will be required for admittance. Electronic devices are NOT permitted in the test room (leave such devices in your motor vehicle upon arrival at the test site).


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from a standard senior high school, or the successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.

Special Requirement: Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE WORKGood knowledge of traffic laws and ordinances; good knowledge of traffic safety practices; good knowledge of crowd control procedures; ability to direct traffic in a safe manner; ability to accurately prepare, type and process incident reports; ability to operate a computer; ability to gather and present information in a court of law; ability to inspect vehicles for corrected faulty equipment; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to assist the public in a firm, courteous manner; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.


EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.) Directs traffic at school crossings and special events; controls the flow of traffic to allow citizen crossing while maintaining orderly movement; stops speeding or erratic drivers to instruct them on safe procedures; gathers information on speeding or erratic motorist to be used for court proceedings; records and reports tag numbers of vehicles involved in traffic accidents; checks for irregular activity or disorders that might jeopardize life or property; inspects vehicles for corrected faulty equipment; prepares, types and processes police reports on incidents; testifies in court to explain incidents; assists the public by giving directions or instructions in a firm, courteous manner; serves as a receptionist, enters data, files, answers telephones and performs other routine office duties; supervises the activities of community service workers as assigned; maintains office supplies; attends training sessions to stay abreast of traffic control laws, regulations and techniques; performs related work as required.

 Important Information:

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE WORK: An employee in this class is responsible for effectively directing traffic flow, escorting and guarding children at school crosswalks, providing vehicle inspections to assure that necessary replacements and repairs have been made and for completing and processing police reports in a succinct manner. Work is performed in accordance with established laws and procedures under the direction of the ranking sworn law enforcement officer and involves working nights, weekends and holidays.



Documents are not automatically attached to your JobOpps account (profile).  You must select and attach required documents to every application through the attachments tab on the application screen when you are applying.

All applications must be submitted online through the Mobile County Personnel Board JobOpps site.

Paper applications will not be accepted and will be returned.

An email address is required for all applications.  For information on obtaining an email address, visit the FAQs link on the Job Opportunities page at  The Mobile County Personnel Board does not endorse any particular provider.

Accuracy and truthfulness are of primary importance for Merit System employment and all applications are reviewed with this in mind.  Errors, omissions and inaccurate information on the application will be construed as misrepresentation and will result in rejection of the application.  Therefore, special attention should be given to each and every question and every attempt made to answer each correctly.

Resumes will not be accepted in place of completing the education and experience sections of the application.


Applications must be complete and all required or supplemental documents (college transcripts, driver's license, and/or certifications) must be attached at the time of submitting the application.  See the job posting and the supplemental questions for required documents for each job posting.

If needed, computers and scanners are available in our office
at 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama. 
Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, except for major holidays.

Only one application will be accepted per applicant per job posting. 

Subsequent applications submitted for the same job posting will be rejected.


College transcripts must be attached at the time of submitting a completed application.  Grade reports, computer downloads of grades, and diplomas are not transcripts and will not be considered.  Transcripts must be either an official or student copy issued by the educational institution.  See the College Transcript Information link on the Job Opportunities page at for additional information and requirements regarding educational transcripts.

OPEN TO:  All who meet the requirements as set forth in the job posting and who may lawfully be appointed to a position.  Applicants for sworn law enforcement positions must be U.S. citizens.

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Unless otherwise stated in the job posting or supplemental questions, there are no residence requirements in order to apply.  Applicants must bear all expenses incurred in reporting for testing or appointment.  Upon appointment, the law gives the right to each Appointing Authority (Employer) to fix any further legal requirements regarding residence.

FINAL DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  The completed application should be returned as soon as possible.  In the event of tied scores, Rule 8.1 dictates that ties will be broken by the order in which applications are filed.  Applications must be submitted by the final filing date and time specified on the job posting.

VETERANS PREFERENCE:  For complete information on Veterans Preference points on an open competitive application, view the Veterans Information link on the Job Opportunities page at

MEDICAL EXAMINATION:  Eligibles selected for appointment must meet the established medical and physical standards for the class of work.  The medical examination must be by one of the physicians designated by the Personnel Board.  Appointees must bear the cost of the examination.

The Mobile County Personnel Department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants summoned for interview.  In such instances, a preliminary appraisal of qualifications, as indicated by the completed application, will be utilized as a guide in the selection of candidates to be summoned.

Aid and assistance in the examination procedure is available for the visually or otherwise disabled.  Assistance may be requested by contacting the Mobile County Personnel Board at 251-470-7727.

A "Practice Test Seminar" is held in the Personnel Department Office, 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, at 9:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.   The purpose of these seminars is to acquaint applicants or interested citizens with design format and procedures utilized by the department in its administration of written test selection devices.  Inasmuch as testing facilities are limited, the seminars will be on a first come, first served basis, as long as space remains available.

NOTICE:  The continuing eligibility for appointment of those who secure a place on the eligible list is subject to future changes in specifications.