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Police Officer

Company: City of Yuma, AZ
Location: Yuma
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Summary FOR CURRENT ARIZONA CERTIFIED PEACE OFFICERS ONLY: STEP PAY FOR LATERAL TRANSFERS 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 ExperienceStep #Hourly RateEntry 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 an AZPOST Certified Officer with one year of experience working 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 hire $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 from outside the region will be eligible for a moving allowance of up to $2,000 to cover the costs of relocation. SELECTION PROCESS All applications will be screened by the City of Yuma Human Resources for the minimum requirements and will 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. The hiring process will differ based on the applicant's current status as an AZPOST Certified Officer as applicants with three (3) years or more of active service as an AZPOST Certified Officer will not be required to take a written exam. HIRING PROCESS 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 process: Written Exam (less than 3 years as AZPOST Certified Officer) POPAT - Information regarding the POPAT and minimum standards for certification can be found at Oral Interview Background Interview Background Investigation Polygraph Exam Psychological Exam Medical/Drug Screening TESTING INFORMATION Due to the open continuous nature of the Arizona certified lateral process, testing and interview dates will be completed on an as is necessary basis, following successful screening of the application. Applicants will be notified via email prior to the testing dates. Those applicants with less than three (3) years of active service as an AZPOST certified officer will be required to take the written exam to begin their process. The written exam testing dates will be as follows: July 26, 2021 (Application must be received by June 30th) October 26, 2021(Application must be received July 1st to September 30th) 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 utilized: Candidates must study the Reading Comprehension section found at: Candidates may also order a practice test (NPST-R) at: TESTING WEEK The follow processes will be completed during the testing week. The written exam will be on Monday. 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. JOB INFORMATION JOB SUMMARY: 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. 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 court. Completes detailed reports and required paperwork; serves warrants and court documents. Cross-trains in a wide variety of law enforcement skills and disciplines. 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 preserved. 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 and procedures. Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education, Training and Experience Guidelines High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND completion of training and Peace Officer certification with the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board. Must be 21 years of age, and be a U.S. citizen. Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation including a polygraph, and meet the minimum POST standards for medical examinations and physical ability. DESIRABLE TRAITS AND SKILLS Knowledge of: 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 Officer. 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 details. Community Policing techniques, procedures and applications. Principles of crime scene management, and the operation of specialized technical equipment. Geography, roads, and landmarks of City and surrounding areas. Local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens. Skill in: Using initiative, discretion and judgment within established procedural guidelines. Working under stressful conditions and emergency situations. 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 techniques. Remaining alert at all times and reacting quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Operating motor vehicles and special police equipment during emergency situations. Following YPD procedures when chasing, arresting, and transporting criminals and suspects. Learning to solicit information from emotional and angry individuals. 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 sound judgment. Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Following and communicating verbal and written instructions. Working as a team member. Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software. LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS A valid Arizona State Driver's License is required. Must maintain Peace Officer certification with the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board. 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. AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS 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 usage: 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 forces 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 years 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 For additional information regarding the application process, please visit

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