Police Officer (Lateral)-Town of Queen Creek (AZ)

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description
 

For detailed information on this recruitment process, please visit the QCPD Recruitment page on the Town’s website.  Additional information about this exciting opportunity can be found in the QCPD Recruitment Handout.

APPLICATION PROCESS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ

This recruitment will remain open until all 44 positions are filled.  The first review of applications is on January 26, 2021 and weekly thereafter.  This posting will remain open until all positions are filled, but may close without notice.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates will also need to:

  • Complete the AZ POST Statement of Personal History via my.azpost.gov.
  • Complete the QCPD Authorization of Release. A notary will be required to complete this form. This form will be collected during the testing process. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

Officer Salary (Lateral Officer Pay Scale)

QCPD will offer pay rates commensurate with years of sworn service.

1 to < 2 yrs 2 to < 3 yrs 3 to < 4 yrs 4 to < 5 yrs 5 to < 6 yrs 6 to < 7 yrs 7+ yrs
 Hourly $ 28.91 $ 30.35 $ 31.87 $ 33.47 $ 35.14 $ 36.90 $ 38.74
Annual Gross $ 60,130.18 $ 63,136.69 $ 66,293.64 $ 69,608.21 $ 73,088.70 $ 76,743.15 $ 80,580.07

*Benefits not added

This job classification is FLSA Non-Exempt.

Hiring Bonus ($2,000):

  • $1,000 in your first paycheck.
  • Additional $1,000 after successful completion of your probation.

Additional Compensation:

  • Shift Differential Pay

– Swing Shift: $0.30 per hour
– Graveyard shift: $0.50 per hour

  • Overtime, Callout, Stand-By, and other Premium Pay

Paid Vacation and Sick Time:

  • At the time of hire, each new sworn employee will receive a one-time addition of 60 hours of vacation and 60 hours of sick time.
  • Vacation accrual rates will also be adjusted based on prior full years of (sworn) service.

 

If you are having technical (computer-related) difficulties while completing the online application, please contact the governmentjobs.com “Applicant Support Line” at 1-855-524-5627.

CLASS SUMMARY:
Performs general and specialized police work involving the enforcement of laws and ordinances, protecting life and property, conducting investigations, detection and arrest of violators, effecting crime prevention, providing community services, responding to requests for assistance, or
acting in some other specialized assignments of comparable responsibility. Assignments may include, but are not limited to patrol, traffic, tactical, and other field operations including criminal investigations, threat mitigation, and task force operations, community services and crime prevention, administration, school resource, training, internal oversight, and other support assignments. 

Examples of Duties
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary; and employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned).

  • Monitors radio communication and responds to community requests, calls-for-service, and emergencies;
  • Assists other officers, department personnel, and Town staff as needed;
  • Investigates crimes, complaints, accidents, and other situations;
  • Administers first aid, secures crime and accident scenes, conducts investigations, and identifies and preserves evidence;
  • Interviews individuals with complaints and provides an appropriate disposition or refers to proper authorities;
  • Assesses activity or situations and takes appropriate action to enforce laws and maintain safety and security;
  • When appropriate, apprehends suspects, makes/processes arrests; and transports offenders;
  • Patrols designated areas to maintain order and to prevent, deter or discover violations and other criminal activity;
  • When appropriate, conducts traffic stops and issues citations or warnings;
  • Prepares and completes a variety of reports to provide documentation of daily shift activities, investigations, law and code violations, civil process, warrants, individual statements, critical incidents, and evidence management;
  • Prepares, obtains, and/or serves warrants, court orders, civil processes, and other legal documents;
  • Enforces traffic laws, codes, and regulations; facilitates traffic safety around accidents or congested areas; and provides assistance to disabled motorists;
  • Enforces other state laws and local codes/ordinances;
  • Reviews and prepares case documentation for trials, hearings, depositions, etc.;
  • Provides testimony for trials, hearings, depositions, etc.;
  • Attends all designated meetings, briefings, training, and required appearances;
  • As assigned, serves as a liaison to community groups, businesses, individuals, and other stakeholders to promote public safety, crime prevention, and awareness;
  • Participates in community events and meetings;
  • Conducts training for department staff, residents, volunteers, and other designated individuals;
  • 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 Town and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with residents, visitors, business owners, organizational leaders, and other community members;
  • Responds to questions, provides information, resolves complaints, and promotes positive public and community relations;
  • Stays informed on all new or of new or updated laws, courts decisions, department policies, division procedures, and other important notifications;
  • Maintains compliance with all Town, State, and Federal laws, codes, and regulations;
  • Maintains compliance with all Town and Departmental rules, procedures and guidelines;
  • Embraces the Town’s and department’s mission, vision and values;
  • Provides support to special projects, tasks, or other assignments;
  • Provides appropriate notifications for critical incidents or other designated situations;
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

 

Typical Qualifications
Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Completion of a Law Enforcement / Police Academy;
  • Completion of a Field Training Program;
  • Minimum of one (1) year of sworn law enforcement experience (and off of probation) in a law enforcement agency of comparable size or larger.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require):

  • Valid Arizona Driver’s License;
  • Must be certified as an Arizona Police Officer within three (3) months of hire and continue to maintain Arizona Peace Officer and Standard Training (AZ POST) standards;
  • For AZPOST certification, out-of-state candidates (or expired AZ peace officers) will be required to complete the AZPOST waiver process which includes firearms qualification (day, night, target ID/discrimination), tactical driving qualification, a Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT), a written test, and documentation for (academy) equivalency training standards.

 

Supplemental Information
Knowledge (position requirements at entry):

  • Principles and practices of modern municipal police organizations, including mission, vision, objectives, policies, procedures, and operations;
  • Ethical decision-making;
  • Local, state and federal laws as applicable to municipal law enforcement;   contemporary legal issues, such as criminal, civil, and labor laws, and municipal ordinances that affect police agencies;
  • Police Department functions, procedures, policies, goals, organization, general orders, and rules and regulations;
  • Methods, objectives, and procedures of law enforcement practices;
  • Methods, objectives, and procedures of court proceedings;
  • Laws governing the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, search and seizure, and the rules of evidence;
  • Police methods and procedures related to patrol, traffic control, investigation, and identification techniques;
  • The operation and capabilities of the various types of equipment used by a police department;
  • Effective methods of community policing efforts;
  • Personnel related laws and policies;
  • Customer service principles and practice;
  • Contemporary job-related software, hardware, and other IT equipment;
  • The geography and demographics of the Town.

Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:

  • Problem solving and decision making;
  • Effectively analyzing and resolving operational and procedural problems;
  • Managing stressful and complex situations;
  • The use and care of firearms;
  • Emergency driving and general operation of a motor vehicle;
  • Working with individuals, workgroups, and teams;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards;
  • Maintaining physical and mental fitness;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Implementing investigative techniques;
  • Managing time effectively while remaining agile and flexible;
  • Applying investigation techniques;
  • Building consensus and cultivating adaptability;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Utilizing technology/hardware;
  • Various operating systems and software applications utilized by the department/Town.

Physical Requirements:

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

 

Incumbents may be subject to hazardous physical conditions (mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, etc.), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, gases, and poor ventilation), hazardous materials (chemicals, blood and body fluids, etc.), extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, intense noise, travel, and environmental dangers (disruptive people, imminent danger, threatening environment).

 

Note: These physical requirements are meant to represent the entire classification and not all of these may be attributed to every single body of work included in the classification.

Special Requirements:

This position has been identified as a safety-sensitive position by Human Resources, per State and/or Federal Law. The candidate selected will be required to undergo testing for alcohol and controlled substances.

A thorough background investigation will also be conducted and will include a polygraph exam, psychological examination, an AZPOST medical examination, and testing for alcohol and controlled substances.

Out-of-state candidates will also be required to complete a physical agility assessment as part of the testing process.

NOTE:   

The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

 

Application Instructions

A Town of Queen Creek electronic employment application is required for employment consideration. Obtain this by clicking on the link below or go to www.queencreek.org