City of Scottsdale Police Department

Our Police Department, in partnership with the citizens of Scottsdale, recognizes the changing needs of our community and law enforcement’s role in addressing those needs.  Furthermore, we pledge Excellence, Initiative and Integrity to enhance the quality of life throughout our City knowing those we serve deserve no less. 

 

2 job(s) at City of Scottsdale Police Department

City of Scottsdale Police Department Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Nov 23, 2019
Full Time
Introduction Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale . The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state "See resume" in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. About The Position Performs highly specialized professional forensic science evaluations in connection with the identification and comparison of physical evidence submitted to the Crime Laboratory for forensic analysis. This position will be assigned to the Forensic Biology Unit where the primary duties will be processing biological evidence for body fluid identification and DNA analysis, generating scientific reports, and providing expert testimony in court proceedings.. Selection Process Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview and an assessment exercise. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include: Fingerprinting Motor Vehicle Department Records Check Drug Screening Physical Examination Psychological Testing Background Investigation to include Polygraph Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience A Bachelor's Degree in a physical or natural science from an accredited educational institution, with a minimum of 20 semester hours of chemistry related coursework. Must have eightyears of experience as a forensics examiner in a crime laboratory. Must have a working expertise in one forensic discipline. An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis. DNA Discipline - Examines evidence collected from crime scenes for the presence of biological substances, Isolates DNA and compares that to known individuals. Must have completed successfully at least nine semester or equivalent credit hours in college course work or classes covering the subject areas of: biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology. College course work or training in statistics and/or population genetics. Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Arizona driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment . Essential Functions Perfor ms duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following: Examines, identifies, interprets and evaluates suspected evidence. Entersand searches for information on the computerized individual characteristic database systems. Comparesanalytical findings with known standards. Providesexpert testimony in court. Comprehendsand follows detailed, highly technical, oral and written instructions to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive reports and records. Prepares and presents detailed reports. Providestechnical assistance and expertise at crime scenes. Prioritizesown casework load. 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. Work with chemicals and other hazardous materials using specialized non-routine, protective equipment to perform laboratory analyses. Use specialized protective equipment to perform laboratory analyses. May be exposed to fumes or dust, bodily fluids, toxic or caustic chemicals or materials that transmit infectious disease (e.g., AIDS, Hepatitis B) are corrosive, carcinogenic or explosive. Safely work with various chemicals and powders. Visually distinguishes the full range of the color. Work is performed in a normal City office environment, laboratory, and in the field. Lift and move materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Visual and muscular dexterity to operate equipment, computer and two-way radio and use common hand tools such as a screwdriver and various instrument maintenance tools to maintain, set up, and clean the laboratory instruments. Visual and muscular dexterity to operate office and laboratory equipment, microscope, computer and two-way radio and use common hand tools such as a screwdriver and various instrument maintenance tools to maintain, set up, and clean the laboratory instruments. Operate a City vehicle in order to perform forensic examinations in the field. Click here to review the entire job description. The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change. Closing Date/Time: 12/20/2019 11:59 PM Arizona
City of Scottsdale Police Department Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Nov 01, 2019
Full Time
Introduction ********************************************************************************* NOTE: This recruitment is open to individuals who meet the definition of Police Officer Lateral or Police Officer Waiver (see below). ********************************************************************************* The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process, and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state "See resume" in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. Pay for experience MAY be considered. * * * APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED UNTIL AFTER THE CLOSING DATE * * * There will be aphysical test included inthe selection process for this position. Testing will be conducted on various dates throughout the recruitment process. For more information on the testing process, please checkthe Scottsdale Police Department'swebsite at http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/police/join-scottsdale-pd/police-officer . 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. APolice Officer Lateral is someone who has current Arizona P.O.S.T. Peace Officer Certification. APolice Officer Waiver is an applicant who meets one of the following conditions: Has successfully completed field training, probation, and is currently operating as fully functional sworn peace officer in municipal, county or state policing within the United States or its Territories; OR, Isa former Arizona P.O.S.T. certified peace officer who has left their position more than 3 years ago. Applicant eligibility for the waiver (or out-of-state certified police officers) program will be determined during the background process. PREFERENCES: 1 year of experience working as a peace officer inmunicipalpolicing within the United States, or U.S. Territories, within the last 3 years. Current Arizona P.O.S.T. certification, or certification equivalent to Arizona P.O.S.T. within the United States, or U.S. Territories. Selection Process: Applicants whose education, training and experiencemost closely meet the needs of this position may be invited to participate in aselection process to include physical 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 (recruit and waiver candidates) and psychological evaluation.The timeframe for reapplication with the Police Department varies based on the position and the needs of the organization. For further information on eligibility, please contact Public Safety Human Resources at hrpublicsafety@scottsdaleaz.gov . Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: A high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED)equivalent. Must be at least 21 years at the time of application. Must bea United States Citizen. Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements : Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Arizona driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. Obtain and maintain AZPOST Certification. 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 tasks: 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 computerizedrecords 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. 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 anAudiogramTest 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. 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. 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. Click here to view the full job description for Police Officer; The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY : It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change. Closing Date/Time: 12/31/2019 11:59 PM Arizona