City of Maricopa

The City of Maricopa, a community with a “Proud History and a Prosperous Future,” is strategically connected to metro Phoenix and the central Arizona region and is located just 20 minutes from Phoenix and 35 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport.

 

Maricopa became Arizona’s 88th City when it was incorporated in October of 2003. Since then, hyper-growth transformed the City from less than 5,000 residents into a bustling population of over 48,000. Maricopa is approximately 43 square miles, with a planning area of 233 square miles.

 

Historically an agricultural community, Maricopa’s business base has translated those ties into the aggrotech, renewable energy and research and development fields.

 

The average household income in Maricopa is $75,000; this is among the highest in the state of Arizona and approximately 88% of adult residents have some post-high school education, and 47% hold a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree.

 

Maricopa’s housing affordability, quality of life and family-oriented atmosphere continues to attract newcomers who enjoy full-service public safety departments, a City library, public schools and charter schools, two City parks, a state of the art multi-generational recreation facility, retail, and entertainment.

 

Mission: The City of Maricopa will be open, responsive, and accountable while serving the public with integrity.

 

Our 2040 Vision for the City of Maricopa is to remain a family friendly, vibrant community that offers diverse opportunities in culture, technology, education, business, entrepreneurship, transportation, entertainment, and recreation for all ages. To become a close-knit community of committed leaders, engaged citizens, and diverse partners with pride in our history, and a shared vision for a prosperous future.

 

Our intent is to recruit, select, and retain highly competent and diverse employees who embrace the City’s vision and iSTAR values, which are listed below.

  • Integrity: We are honest, transparent, and demonstrate ethical leadership.
  • Service: We approach our jobs with a focus on quality, a positive attitude, and responsive, efficient and flexible.
  • Teamwork: We are loyal, hard-working, effective communicators who maintain a positive work environment.
  • Accountability: We are committed, knowledgeable, and innovative.
  • Respect: We appreciate diversity, are open-minded, and compassionate.

 

 

7 job(s) at City of Maricopa

City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Jul 08, 2020
Full Time
General Summary Performs skilled maintenance of parks, landscaped areas, and ball fields. Applies herbicides and insecticides. Skills and the ability to plant, transplant, fertilize, irrigate, mow, cultivate and prune trees, shrubs and plants differentiate this class from the Parks Maintenance Worker I. Some positions exercise lead responsibilities over part-time staff. The work shcedule for this position is Sunday - Thursday. The City of Maricopa is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at hr@maricopa-az.gov . Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Essential Duties & Responsibilities The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Mows, aerates, fertilizes, edges, and line trims for turf maintenance. Maintains athletic activity areas such as ball fields (nail and mat dragging, striping, leveling, and other prepping). Trims and maintains landscape plants and trees using sustainable landscape practices. Irrigates turf, plants and trees, and repairs irrigation lines. Applies herbicides and insecticides. Cleans and removes litter from parks, parking lot, and other public areas using a blower and other tools. Performs regular safety checks on playground equipment, basketball, and volleyball courts, and makes minor repairs. Operates and/or drives a variety of light and heavy equipment as directed; conducts pre and post-trip inspections of the vehicles. Locks and unlocks public facilities as directed. Maintains, cleans, power washes and inspects ramadas, lakes, and fishing areas. Assists with cement, paver and other hardscape projects. Able to adjust work schedules to meet the needs of events, tournaments and other park functions that would fall outside normal schedule working hours. Other duties as assigned. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience A high school diploma (or GED equivalent) At least two (2) years of park and landscape maintenance. Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities Preferred Qualifications Experience setting up and maintaining a wide variety of sports fields. State of Arizona Structural Pest Control Pesticide Application License. ALCP, Certified Arborist, Irrigation Technician or other Park Maintenance Certifications. Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: Tools and landscaping equipment used in parks and grounds maintenance Pruning techniques Aeration, slicing, verti-cutting, de-thatching and fertilizing for turf maintenance Irrigation systems Saws, cement forms, and other tools associated with hardscape Pesticide and insecticide application methods. Skill in: Communicating with park patrons and other City staff Visual assessment of park and grounds condition Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature Ability to: Use hand tools such as pick, shovel, spade, rake or similar tools and power-driven equipment such as hedge trimmers. Move debris, dirt, rocks, or other material from one place to another Calculate for water use, acreage for mowing, and other park maintenance activities Work with cleaning fluids, chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, paints or similar solutions using normal protective equipment Operate vehicles and other equipment related to park maintenance Meet schedules and deadlines of the work Follow oral and written instructions
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Jul 08, 2020
Full Time
General Summary Employees in this classification are responsible for receiving, evaluating, and dispatching calls from the public concerning crimes, questions about City services, police policies, civil matters, fires, and medical emergencies within the City of Maricopa. This is a continuous recruitment to develop a list of candidates for current and future openings. First review of candidates will be July 15, 2020 Due to the nature of this position, ALL questions must be answered on the application to be considered. The City of Maricopa is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at hr@maricopa-az.gov . Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Essential Duties & Responsibilities The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Questions callers to quickly and accurately determine their location and nature of their problem to determine the type of response needed. Appeases and effectively extracts information from citizens under stress. Interprets telephone or radio call and whether a police officer should be dispatched to the scene within the first few seconds of conversation to determine as to whether or not it is an emergency or non-emergency. Provides location information from maps, applying knowledge of streets, highway systems, and geography to provide appropriate and timely assistance. Detects unclear or unusual sounds on the phone or over the radio which may indicate a request for help. Records information received by typing accurately, while also communicating verbally and receiving new information. Makes sound decisions and quickly reacts positively under stressful conditions. Logs information received and/or transmitted using computer terminals to input, query information, send teletypes, and communication via TTY as needed. Remembers details and procedures and applies such instantaneously in an emergency situation. Verifies warrants and interprets data returned to the terminal. Notifies Fire dispatch of medical emergencies, such as attempted suicides, drownings, serious injury accidents, etc. Dispatches calls to proper emergency/police units on the main police channel, police information channel, or the major incident restricted channel and enters appropriate information into a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. Receives coded information requesting Police investigation from the 9-1-1 Section and dispatches to responsible field unit. Prioritizes calls, monitors channels during critical incidents, determines appropriate officers to respond, and dispatches information to appropriate personnel. Maintains constant awareness of the status of mobile units and updates this information as it changes. Work is performed in the City of Maricopa Police Department Emergency Communications Center under conditions requiring close contact with other employees, often during stressful situations. All other duties as assigned. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience A high school diploma (or GED equivalent) Any combination of training, education, or experience equivalent one to three (1 - 3) years' experience in public contact or customer service experience which may involve the operation of a multi-line phone system or radio communication system. Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities Preferred Qualifications Dispatching police services at a Primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) also known as a 9-1-1 Center or for a fire department at a Secondary PSAP. Experience with computer data entry and/or dealing with emergency traffic. Bilingual speaking skills are desirable . Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: Basic telephone etiquette Public relations techniques State statutes relating to criminal codes and traffic laws, Police Department Operations Orders, and Maricopa City Codes Departmental policies, procedures, and general orders Community resources available to citizen callers Skill in: Communicating clearly, concisely, and effectively both orally and in writing. Effective decision-making and problem solving with a limited amount of information in crisis/emergency situations. Ability to: Speak with a clear, well-modulated voice in English by phone and radio dispatching equipment while tactfully communicating with highly emotional callers; Maintain emotional control, remember details, and work effectively during emergencies, crisis situations, heavy workloads, or extremely stressful conditions; Handle negative comments and feedback from the public; Cope with emotionally tense situations; Remember details and make decisions under stressful conditions; Shut out extraneous information from the work environment, while selectively listening to information recognized as crucial; Learn the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) formats and commands as they pertain to Public Safety Communication Operators; Learn the radio and case disposition codes; Learn Maricopa city streets, their numbering sequences, and City boundary limits Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Police Department employees, supervisors, other police and Fire personnel, and citizens.
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Jul 08, 2020
Part Time
General Summary This position will perform various maintenance duties at the community and regional parks. This position will report to the Park Supervisor and will be responsible for adhering to maintenance and safety standards that strengthen the community image and sense of place in all City Parks. This position will possess a strong orientation towards customer service, a stewardship philosophy toward ecosystem management, and will be committed to professional development and perform related duties as required. This position is part-time and could be 19 hours or 29 hours per week. Five (5) hours (minimum) mandatory work on Sunday. The City of Maricopa is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at hr@maricopa-az.gov . Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Essential Duties & Responsibilities The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Basic knowledge of irrigation systems, including timers, sprinkler heads and lines Basic knowledge of turf management principles Maintain athletic activity areas (including mowing and weed control), fences, benches, drinking fountains, sidewalks and restrooms Maintain park by blowing, weed eating and power washing facilities Maintain and repairs playground equipment (including safety checks) Remove graffiti from park area Clean and remove litter from parks, streets, and other public areas Operate and/or drives a variety of light and heavy equipment Inspect and repair tennis and basketball courts (including safety checks) Open and lock public facilities as warranted (e.g. restrooms, concession stands, etc.) Plan, organize, schedule, conduct and direct recreation activities at city facilities or other designate facilities Lead and enforce program policies and procedures with participants Maintain site records, prepare weekly reports, develop program brochures and informational schedules Prepare and distribute flyers, posters and other advertisements for City of Maricopa programs Other duties as assigned. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience A high school diploma or GED Preferred Qualifications Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and First Aid Course certifications Other Job Requirements Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: Understanding of current Parks and Recreation principles and trends (is desired but not required) Skill in: Tasks require the ability to operate, maneuver, and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials, commensurate with duties of the position Professional social and interpersonal communication skills, requiring significant internal and external interaction Ability to: Schedule, coordinate, and manage various projects of varying degrees of difficulty, size and complexity Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and innovation in situations involving evaluation of information
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Jul 02, 2020
Full Time
General Summary Essential Duties & Responsibilities Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
General Summary This posting is for someone who is already a Certified Police Officer. The attached AZPOST application must be notarized, and submitted with your application in order to be considered for any additional testing. Successful candidates in prescreening interview will be required to pass a Physical and Written exam through. See below for the testing requirements. Due to the high level of interest we are unable to respond to individual job applicants. Please read the application instructions ; only complete applications will be considered. The City of Maricopa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Management's vision is "to be open, responsive and accountable while serving the public with integrity." Job Description The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required, assigned, and expected commensurate with the administrative needs of a City. This is a FLSA- Non-Exempt position. General Purpose The job of a Maricopa Police Officer is "To ensure safety and security for each person in our community through proactive, progressive and professional law enforcement services," and to adhere to the core values and code of ethics put forth by the Department. Performs general duty and investigative police work in the protection of life and property through crime prevention and the enforcement of laws and ordinances. The principal function of an employee in this class is to enforce state and local laws and ordinances, respond to calls for the protection of life and property, conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations, make arrests and to perform other assigned law enforcement and public safety duties. Duties normally consist of patrol and traffic activities in the city on an assigned shift. Officers may be delegated to assignments in specialized areas such as neighborhood services, community services, criminal investigations services, administration, or other assignment. Work is performed under the general direction of a supervising Sergeant. Considerable latitude is granted to the employee but work is subject to periodic performance audits and annual evaluations. The principal duties of this class are performed in both a general office environment and an outdoor environment that may include exposure to adverse weather conditions and to potential personal danger. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned. Enforces state and local laws and ordinances. Patrols assigned areas of the City in a car, bicycle, motorcycle, or on foot. Maintains community presence and/or responds to calls for service and takes appropriate action. Responds to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other public safety emergencies. Responds to patrol calls which include domestic incidents, burglaries, juvenile disturbances, health and welfare assists, civil standby, business and residential alarms, thefts, traffic accidents, civil protection order/no contact order violations, bomb threats, hazardous material spills, and other public and life safety incidents. Determines the existence of probable cause and identifies and takes suspects and offenders into physical custody, or refers charges for review and prosecution. Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed. Completes reports and other related documents in a timely manner. Conducts both preliminary and follow-up investigations and collects evidence in disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths. Verbally interacts with witnesses and victims, suspects, and offenders to obtain information. Conducts examinations of persons, vehicles, premises, or areas to determine the presence of individuals or illegal activities or articles. Takes suspect or offender into custody and delivers them to appropriate confinement location, maintaining security and safety of individuals being moved from one location to another. Performs self-initiated patrol consisting of traffic stops, patrolling high crime areas of the City, warrant arrests, drug interdictions, DUI emphasis patrol, seat belt emphasis, juvenile drinking emphasis, and other relevant law enforcement activities. Coordinates and conducts detailed investigations of violent crimes, child abuse, property crimes, vice, gaming, and narcotics violations. Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City and Department policies and procedures. Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook. May serve in other specialized areas such as neighborhood services, community services, criminal investigations section, administrative services, or other assignment. Performs undercover surveillance activities. Develops and maintains good relationships with informants and contacts which may be helpful in criminal investigations. Prepares search and arrest warrants. Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement and non-law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses. Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays. Other duties as assigned. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Meet all minimum qualification of Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST and successful completion of all minimum requirements of an AZ POST certified academy as designated by the Maricopa Police Department. AZ POST requirements: Applicants must be a United States citizen. At least 21 years of age by graduation from Police Academy. No upper age limit. Requires graduation from high school or GED. Undergo a complete Background Investigation that meets the standards of AZ POST. Undergo a complete medical examination that meets AZ POST standards. As outlined by AZ POST, vision is acceptable if it is 20/20 uncorrected or 20/20 or better corrected by glasses. If vision is uncorrected at 20/80 or better, and can be corrected to 20/20 by use of glasses or hard contacts, it is acceptable. If vision is uncorrected at 20/20, it must be corrected to 20/20 with soft contacts. An eye examination by an optometrist of the City's choice will be required prior to appointment. Radial keratotomy may be accepted once visual acuity is stabilized. Applicants may NOT have been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona. Applicants must not be under any indictment for any felony in any state or jurisdiction. The applicant may not have been previously denied, revoked or have had their certification suspended. Applicants may not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces. Must possess an Arizona Class D Driver's License by hire date. No license or registration suspensions within the last 3 years from the date of application. Prior to appointment or attending an academy, an applicant shall meet the following minimum qualifications: Must not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale marijuana; Not have illegally used marijuana for any purpose within the past three years; Not have illegally used marijuana other than for experimentation Must not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale a dangerous drug or narcotic; Not have illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic, other than marijuana, for any purpose within the past seven years; Not have illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic other than for experimentation; Not have a pattern of abuse of prescription medication The illegal use of marijuana, or a dangerous drug or narcotic is presumed to be not for experimentation if: The use of marijuana exceeds a total of 20 times or exceeds 5 times since the age of 21 years and the use of any dangerous drug or narcotic, other than marijuana, in any combination exceeds a total of 5 times, or exceeds 1 time since the age of 21 years Due to the nature of the position, driving is required to perform the duties of a Police Officer. Factors which could prohibit a candidate from moving forward in the testing process include: Loss of license due to driving violation points and/or two Chargeable accidents within the previous 3 years. Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: Police methods, practices and procedures with ability to apply this knowledge to specific situations; Departmental rules and regulations and state and City laws and ability to enforce, interpret and explain the same; The geography of the City of Maricopa and established police beat; Crime patterns and trends in an assigned area; Conflict management techniques; Crime scene investigations and preservation of evidence; Techniques of interviewing and interrogations; Community service organizations and facilities; Skill in the use of firearms and operating a motor vehicle. Ability to: Analyze situations and adapt quickly, effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; Identify potential crime situations or traffic hazards and take preventive action; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; deal courteously, but firmly, with the general public; Deal effectively with people having diverse social and economic backgrounds; Maintain composure and operation efficiency under high stress situations; Perform the physical requirements of a Police Officer; Learn how to utilize a computerized record system; Develop and use confidential information sources. **In order to be considered for you must complete and attach the following documents.** APPLICATION PROCESS If you meet the minimum qualifications as set forth AZ POST standards: Complete the following paperwork: AZ POST Statement of Personal History and Application for Certification form: http://www.maricopa-az.gov/web/humanresources-home/resource-center?download=1076:az-post-application Cover Letter Three (3) recent police reports that best demonstrate your abilities as an investigator and report writer. Please upload them in your application as extra attachments. NEXT STEPS The remaining steps occur after the documentation listed above is received: Pre-Background interview Maricopa PD Background Questionnaire Physical Aptitude Testing Passing scores for the Physical Aptitude Test are: Push-ups - 25 or more (no time limit); Sit ups - 29 or more (timed - 1 minute); 1.5 Mile Run - 15:00 minutes or less. Written Testing: Passing scores for the Aptitude tests are 70% and above per section and there are 4 sections; Arithmetic Reading Comprehension Grammar Incident Report Writing Oral Board interview Background investigation Polygraph examination Interview with the Chief of Police Psychological exam Medical examination Drug screen Lateral Officer can not be offered more than step 2 which is $53,764.34
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Jun 10, 2020
Full Time
General Summary Essential Duties & Responsibilities Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Jun 06, 2020
Full Time
General Summary Essential Duties & Responsibilities Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications