Civilian Crime Prevention Program Assistant (#RP4005)
$28.94-$35.18 Hourly / $5,016.35-$6,097.40 Monthly / $60,196.24-$73,168.91 Yearly


Under general supervision, assists with the coordination of various components of the Sheriff’s Team of Active Retired Seniors (S.T.A.R.S.) program for the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is a non-sworn class in the Sheriff’s Department.  The incumbent is responsible for assisting with the coordination and day-to-day operations of the S.T.A.R.S. program, as well as related programs such as Explorers and Cadets.  General supervision is received from the Civilian Crime Prevention Program Coordinator, and/or the Captain or Lieutenant who has administrative responsibility for overall planning and development of the S.T.A.R.S. and related programs.


  • Assists in developing community support for the S.T.A.R.S. and related programs; makes presentations to various community organizations, businesses and individuals; assists with seeking and facilitating donations of time, money, and/or other materials and services from individuals and/or community service organizations; assists with coordinating special fundraising activities or events.
  • Works with other divisions and/or units within the Office in order to support Sheriff’s operations in San Joaquin County; maintains positive relationships with a variety of public and private agencies, as well as individuals, in order to help achieve program objectives; helps identify needs for new program services and makes recommendations regarding such new program services.  
  • Assists with coordinating the recruitment, interviewing, selection and training of community volunteers for the S.T.A.R.S. and related programs; conducts routine background checks of selected volunteers; assigns volunteer tasks, monitors their performance, and insures their compliance with program rules and regulations; assists in resolving personnel problems using established procedures.
  • Assists with implementing program policies and procedures; recommends and prepares volunteer curricula and conducts volunteer orientations and special training programs; assists with monitoring program effectiveness by gathering, compiling, and organizing program statistics and records; prepares program status reports.
  • Prepares expenditure requests as assigned; tracks and monitors program expenditures and prepares administrative reports; recommends budgetary expenditures for program materials, supplies and equipment.
  • Prepares correspondence; may prepare information for various members of the media; may serve on committees and task forces.


License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Education:  Completion of 30 semester units from an accredited college or university including at least 12 units in a social or behavioral science.

Experience:  Two years of administrative and/or analytical experience in a public, non-profit, or private agency which included some responsibility for program marketing, program promotion, volunteer coordination, and/or program fund raising activities in a paid or volunteer capacity.

Substitution:  Additional education may be substituted for the required experience on a year to year basis up to two years.

Note:  Volunteer hours will be accepted if:  1) the volunteer experience is documented on letterhead from the organization where it was obtained; and 2) the documentation includes dates, number of hours worked and duties performed.


Basic principles and practices of fundraising and public relations; basic principles of group dynamics and interpersonal communication; basic principles and practices of business leadership and supervision; interviewing techniques; techniques for motivating volunteers; basic principles of business organization and management; basic administration of volunteer programs.


Solicit financial and other support from a variety of community organizations and/or individuals; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people and/or organizations; work independently as well as with committees and task groups; assign and oversee the work of volunteers; organize and implement projects; monitor and evaluate procedural effectiveness and efficiency; gather and analyze data; prepare and present reports and proposals; communicate effectively, orally and in writing.


Mobility – frequent operation of a data entry device and sitting for long periods of time; occasional standing for long periods of time, walking, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting, driving, and climbing stairs. Lifting – frequently 5 lbs or less; occasionally 5 to 30 lbs. Visual – constant use of overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent need for color perception, hand/eye coordination, and field of vision. Dexterity – frequent holding, reaching, grasping, repetitive motion, and writing. Hearing/Talking – frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing on the telephone, talking in person and on the telephone. Emotional/Physiological Factors – frequent decision making, concentration, and working alone; occasional public contact. Special Requirements – some assignments may require occasional working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime. Environmental Conditions – occasional exposure to noise, dust, and poor ventilation.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RP4005; EST: 11/8/2017;