Community Service Officer

City of Winona   Winona, MN   Part-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on September 15, 2023
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Under general supervision, this service position performs non-licensed law enforcement work related to parking control, the detection and prevention of crime, impounding bicycles and other lost items, assisting with animal control, and providing the public with information.

  • Hourly Starting Wage: $22.98 per hour, non-exempt
  • 25 hours per week
  • Position is open until filled

Job Duties

The essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Patrols an assigned area by vehicle, bicycle, or on foot to ensure public compliance with existing parking ordinance.
  • Impounds abandoned/lost bicycles and other items as assigned.
  • Patrols City parks on a regular basis.
  • Assists in the enforcement of animal ordinances involving patrolling, impounding and responding to calls and complaints and maintain reports of activities.
  • Enforces ordinances and other laws that do not require a licensed police officer and are non-hazardous to personal safety.
  • Reports dangerous street conditions, missing street identification and regulatory signs, defective streetlights and observable ordinance or statutory violations.
  • Writes complete and legible reports, detailing activities and actions.
  • Handles complaints in person and over the phone.
  • Testifies in Court.
  • Provides information to the public regarding parking regulations and facilities, and the location of streets, buildings and points of interest.
  • Assists with traffic control when necessary.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Job Requirements

Minimum: Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or GED and possess a valid driver’s license.

Desired:  Associate’s degree or equivalent training at a technical or vocational school with a focus on criminal justice or related field.


  • Enrollment in the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Plan;
  • 25 hours of vacation granted at hire with progressive accrual thereafter;
  • 60 hours of paid sick leave per year;
  • 12 paid holidays per year;
  • Guaranteed annual wage increases for eight years with a progressive minimum increase of 2.5% to 4% per year.


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Questions may be directed to the City of Winona Human Resources office at 507-457-8234.

The City of Winona is an equal opportunity employer. The City considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.