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Scottsdale Police Department
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
11 hours ago

Description

City of Scottsdale Police Officers are responsible for protecting life and property, preventing, deterring and investigating crime, enforcing laws and responding to citizen requests through the use of community policing strategies to engage and educate the community.

Police Officer Recruit is an entry-level position prior to becoming a certified Police Officer. Participates in formal, structured training at a police academy as well as customized departmental training classes and field training program arranged by in-service trainers.

There will be a physical test and written exam included in the selection process for this position scheduled for January 8, 2022 (by invitation only). Notifications are tentatively scheduled to be emailed by 12/23/2021.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • A high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.
  • Must be at least 20 years and 6 months of age at the time of application .
  • Must be a United States Citizen.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.  The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Obtain and maintain AZPOST Certification.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.

Essential Functions

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area within a department(s) which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:

  • Performs law enforcement patrol activities.
  • Operates a motor vehicle and observes and monitors the public to determine compliance/noncompliance with prescribed operating or safety standards and laws. Pursues and stops offenders, subdues resisting offenders using necessary force where appropriate, including deadly force.
  • Issues citations and makes arrests; searches persons, places, and things; seizes and impounds property and evidence; transports arrested persons and property.
  • Mediates disputes; performs crowd and riot control activities.
  • Conducts law enforcement investigations.
  • Protects crime and traffic accident scenes; conducts face to face and phone interviews; observes, gathers, records, processes, and preserves evidence; measures and diagrams crime and traffic accident scenes; prepares detailed written reports of investigative findings; performs data entry of various police activity into computerized records management system, seizes and processes evidence; presents testimony and evidence in court.
  • Responds to citizen requests for assistance to fires, accidents, and crime scenes; administers first aid to sick and injured citizens for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries; assists distressed motorists and crime scene individuals; directs traffic; moves persons, vehicles, and other property.


Requirements

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • This is a safety-sensitive position that requires candidates to successfully pass a post-offer drug screen prior to start date.
  • As part of the medical examination, candidates must successfully pass an Audiogram Test prior to start date.
  • As part of the medical examination, candidates must successfully pass a Visual/Ishihara Screening Test prior to start date.
  • As part of the conditional job offer, candidates must successfully pass an Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) Medical Exam prior to start date.

Selection Process:
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of this position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include physical and written testing and oral board interviews. Final selection is contingent upon a background check which includes:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Criminal background screening
  • Motor Vehicle Department Records Check
  • Polygraph

Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment drug test, pre-employment medical exam, Cooper re-fitness test and psychological evaluation. The timeframe for reapplication with the Police Department varies based on the position and the needs of the organization.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Perform a multitude of tasks simultaneously or in logical and efficient succession.
  • Sit for extended periods of time while driving a City vehicle.
  • Physical agility to pursue offenders on foot; stop and subdue resisting offenders using necessary force where appropriate, including deadly force.
  • Access paved, gravel, rough, or turf areas; climb elevations.
  • Exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, inclement weather, temperature extremes, traffic hazards, body fluids, hazardous chemical, firearms, various evidence, firearms, and unpleasant odors.
  • Perform first aid.
  • Lift and move up to 160 pounds for long distances with or without assistance.
  • Physically move persons, vehicles, and other property.
  • Visually distinguish full range of color spectrum.
  • Read maps.
  • Some work is performed in a normal City office environment.
  • Use and maintain proficiency with a variety of law enforcement tools, including handguns, batons, and other weapons.
  • Visual and muscular dexterity to operate a motor vehicle, computer equipment, and two-way radio maintaining constant vigilance to the surrounding area.
  • Utilize two-way radio to hear and respond to radio communications, voice instructions, and/or commands under a variety of working situations and background noise levels consistent with scene processing and/or traffic control.
  • Use appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) when needed/required.
  • Travel to/from various locations.
  • Work overtime as required.
  • Work a variety of scheduled shifts.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60114918
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
  • Position Title: Police Officer (Recruit/Trainee)
  • Company Name: Scottsdale Police Department
  • Job Function: Law Enforcement - Entry Level (officer/deputy/trooper/agent)
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: None
  • Salary: $28.95 - $42.08 (Hourly Wage)

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