Police Officer (Out of State)
Company: City of Yuma, AZ
Posted on: May 3, 2021
If you are already a certified officer outside of the state of
Arizona, this job is for you:
STEP PAY FOR LATERAL TRANSFERS
Upon hire, your rate of pay will be $19.5608 per hour. Once you
have completed the waiver process, and have received your Arizona
Post Certification, your pay will increase, based on the pay plan
The City of Yuma follows a 10-step pay plan ranging from
$25.0000 - $35.2279 per hour. The pay chart/hourly rate below lists
the first five steps:
Years of Experience
Entry pay (0 - 2.9 yrs.) Step 1$25.00003 - 4.9 yrs. / 3%Step
2$25.75005 - 6.9 yrs. / 6%Step 3$26.52267 - 8.9 yrs. / 9%Step
4$27.31839+ yrs. / 12%Step 5$28.1380
HIRING BONUS AND MOVING EXPENSES
A $10,000 sign on bonus will be payable, over the course of a
two year period, to those who are eligible. To be eligible for the
$10,000 sign on bonus, an applicant must have been a Certified
Officer in another state for three consecutive years, during the
past five years, having worked in a full time status as a solo beat
officer, in a non-training role.Reinstatements are not eligible.
The bonus will be payable as follows:
- $2,500 upon promotion to officer (successful challenge of
AZPOST waiver process)
- $2,500 at 6 months
- $2,500 at 1 year
- $2,500 at 2 year anniversary
In addition, any new hire that relocates to Yuma will be
eligible for a moving allowance of up to $2,000 to cover the costs
All applications will be screened by the City of Yuma Human
Resources for the minimum requirements and receive an email
notification advising them if they met or failed to meet the
minimum qualifications. Those applicants who meet the minimum
qualifications will receive an email advising them of the next step
in the process. Those applicants with less than three (3) years of
active service as a certified officer in another state will be
required to submit an application under the Police Officer Cadet
The lateral pay, listed in the chart above, is contingent on
successfully passing the AZ POST waiver process. Therefore, any
applicant hired will be classified as a Cadet ($19.5608 per hour)
until such time they successfully challenge the AZPOST waiver
- Once the waiver process has been successfully completed, the
Cadet will be promoted to Police Officer and if eligible, receive
the initial $2,500 of the $10,000 bonus.
- If unsuccessful in challenging the waiver process, the Cadet
will be sent to the next available AZPOST approved academy and will
not be eligible for the $10,000 sign on bonus; however, they will
be eligible for a $1,000 sign on bonus upon successful completion
and graduation of an academy and the end of their one year
probationary period as an Officer.
The following processes will comprise the Hiring Process and may
not be conducted in any specific order. An email notification will
be sent to the applicant prior to the beginning of each step in the
- POPAT - Information regarding the POPAT, minimum standards for
certification, and the waiver process can be found at https://post.az.gov/.
- Oral Interview
- Background Interview
- Background Investigation
- Polygraph Exam
- Psychological Exam
- Medical/Drug Screening
Due to the open continuous nature of the Police Officer Cadet -
Out of State Lateral process, testing and interview dates will be
completed in conjunction with the Police Officer Cadet testing
process. Applicants will be notified via email prior to the testing
and/or interview dates. Upon successful screening of an
application, the first step in the process will be the physical
exam. The physical exam testing dates will be as follows:
- July 27, 2021 (Application must be received by June 30th)
- October 27, 2021(Application must be received July 1st to
An email will be sent to the applicant prior to testing,
advising them of where they will report. To assist applicants with
the written exam, the following information and links may be
The follow processes will be completed during the testing
- The POPAT will be conducted on Tuesday.
- Oral interviews for out of town applicants will be Tuesday
afternoon and Wednesday.
- Oral interviews for local applicants will be scheduled
approximately two weeks after the POPAT.
Successful applicants will receive email notifications of when
and where they need to report.
Under basic supervision, works with Yuma Police Department (YPD)
Officers and learns to provide responsive police services; patrols,
investigates, responds to calls for service, enforces laws,
prevents crimes, and educates citizens according to area of
assignment. Or if unsuccessful in the waiver process; under close
supervision, attends an approved Arizona Peace Officer Standards
and Training (POST) Board basic training academy to obtain Arizona
Peace Officer Certification.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:-- Essential functions, as defined under the
Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following
representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a
comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by
incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which
are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as
required. The job description does not constitute an employment
agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer.
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not
limited to, the following:
- Enforces state and Federal laws, and City codes, according to
consistently applied YPD policies, procedures and regulations;
duties will vary according to job assignment.
- Assists in patrolling the City to preserve law and order, deter
and detect criminal activity, enforce laws and regulations, respond
to citizen requests for assistance, reduce fear, apprehend
violators, and provide public safety.
- Provides security and a safe environment for the community;
looks for unusual and suspicious activities and persons; responds
to calls for service; interrogates and communicates with victims,
witnesses and suspects; provides scene security and protection for
emergency services and other agency personnel.
- Answers calls and complaints; provides community-oriented
police services to improve and enhance the quality of life in the
community; treats citizens with courtesy and respect.
- Investigates crimes and accidents; administers first aid,
secures crime and accident scenes, conducts preliminary
investigations, and identifies and preserves evidence.
- Arrests law violators, and processes suspects, victims and
prisoners; collects evidence and personal property, maintains
proper records and chain of custody documentation, and testifies in
- Completes detailed reports and required paperwork; serves
warrants and court documents.
- Cross-trains in a wide variety of law enforcement skills and
- Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of
the Police Department by assuring that all rules and regulations
are followed, and that accountability and public trust are
- Supports the relationship between the City of Yuma and the
general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior
when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes
the City goals and priorities, and complies with all City policies
- Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and
City information; performs other duties as required or
OR IF REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN ACADEMY
- Attends classroom training sessions and takes notes required to
obtain State Peace Officer Certification.
- Completes written, oral and skills proficiency examinations for
a wide variety of required Peace Officer skills and knowledge, and
maintains required levels of proficiency.
- Participates in physical conditioning training and testing, and
maintains required levels of physical fitness.
- Adheres to AZ POST academy rules and regulations.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
- Be a United States citizen.
- Be in sound physical and mental health.
- Have at least 20/20 vision uncorrected; or 20/20 vision
corrected by glasses or hard contact lenses if uncorrected acuity
is 20/80 or better; 20/20 vision corrected by soft contact lenses
if uncorrected acuity is 20/200 or better. Vision capable of
distinguishing basic color groups against a favorable
- Must meet AZ P.O.S.T. and Yuma Police Department drug
- Must have good moral character and personal integrity.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
DESIRABLE TRAITS AND SKILLS
- City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
- State of Arizona criminal and civil statutes, rules,
administrative orders, policies and procedures, and applicable
Federal rules and regulations.
- Duties, powers, authorities and limitations of a Police
- Arizona criminal justice and court procedures and justice
agency records management requirements.
- Modern law enforcement methods and procedures.
- Procedures and protocols for observation of critical
- Community Policing techniques, procedures and
- Principles of crime scene management, and the operation of
specialized technical equipment.
- Geography, roads, and landmarks of City and surrounding
- Local community issues and regional community resources
available to citizens.
- Using initiative, discretion and judgment within established
- Working under stressful conditions and emergency
- Evaluating facts and evidence, drawing logical conclusions and
making proper recommendations.
- Learning to exercise controlled discretion, communicate with
violators, recognize suspicious behavior patterns, mediate
difficult situations, and use effective arrest & control
- Remaining alert at all times and reacting quickly and calmly in
- Operating motor vehicles and special police equipment during
- Following YPD procedures when chasing, arresting, and
transporting criminals and suspects.
- Learning to solicit information from emotional and angry
- Learning to investigate, interrogate and interview suspects to
deter, stop and resolve criminal activities.
- The care, maintenance and safe operation of a variety of law
enforcement tools and equipment.
- Managing situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness and
- Interacting with people of different social, economic, and
- Following and communicating verbal and written
- Working as a team member.
- Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
A valid Arizona State Driver's License is required. Additional
technical training and certifications may be required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in a standard office environment, and in the
field on tactical assignments; may be exposed to physical attacks,
hazardous chemicals, infectious and communicable diseases; required
to capture and physically restrain persons; must maintain a level
of physical fitness to meet YPD standards. This job is classified
as Safety Sensitive, and subject to Federal and state regulations.
OR IF REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN ACADEMY, Work is performed in a
classroom environment, and in the field for training exercises;
requires strenuous physical efforts and ability to meet physical
standards of the AZ POST Academy.
The City of Yuma Police Department and/or Arizona POST will
automatically disqualify any individual who has at any time; be
aware that Arizona POST follows federal guidelines for drug
- Been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a
felony if committed in Arizona
- Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed
- Been previously denied certified status, have certified status
revoked or have current certified status suspended
- Illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale
marijuana or dangerous drugs/narcotics
- Used marijuana, dangerous drugs/narcotics while employed or
appointed as a peace officer
- Illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic, other than
marijuana, for any purpose within the past seven years
- Convicted of or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations
governing the movement of vehicles with such a frequency so as to
indicate disrespect for the traffic laws and disregard for the
safety of other persons on the highway within the past three
- Been previously employed with a law enforcement agency and
since has committed or violated federal, state, or city laws
pertaining to criminal activity
- Lied during any stage of the hiring process, falsified any
information on the application or background questionnaire
- Conviction of domestic violence crime, misdemeanor, or felony
or conviction of a lesser charge, which at the time of occurrence
was a domestic violence crime
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