Police Officer (Out of State Certified)
Company: City of Yuma, AZ
Posted on: June 6, 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
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
* $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 of
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
* 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. 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
* Candidates must study the Reading Comprehension section found
* Candidates may also order a practice test (NPST-R) at:
The follow processes will be completed during the testing week:
* 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 details.
* Community Policing techniques, procedures and applications.
* Principles of crime scene management..... click apply for full
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