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We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, challenging careers, advancement potential, and a safe, stable, and exciting work environment surrounded by red rocks in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Police Officer

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$23.66 - $34.12/hour DOQ
  • Posted Date:09/05/2018
  • Deadline to Apply:09/21/2018

 

The City of Sedona is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  Laterals preferred, however all are welcome to apply.

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Come join our team!  The City of Sedona is looking for a dedicated and ambitious police officer to work in our beautiful red rock community!  Sedona is a great place to be a police officer – big enough to offer a range of different assignments, but small enough for you to feel part of a supportive and close-knit team.

Out-of-state applicants are welcome to apply!  We will accept out-of-state laterals with more than five years of experience.  Follow this link for information regarding waivers: https://post.az.gov/certification-process/waiver-process.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Patrol a designated area of the City to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and code violations; enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances
2. Respond to burglar alarms, general public service calls and complaints including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, automobile accidents, robberies, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents; provide first responder medical attention as needed; assist the Fire Department with fire and EMS calls
3. Issue warnings and citations; investigate motor vehicle accidents; interview suspects, victims, and witnesses in the field; direct traffic as necessary; serve warrants and execute police raids
4. Prepare a variety of reports on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed; document reported crimes
5. Arrest and maintain custody of violators and prisoners; perform animal control duties as assigned
6. Participate in training of new Officers to ensure a good working knowledge of state laws, City codes, and department policies; oversee daily training and assist with testing and evaluation
7. Conduct public presentations on various topics including bike safety, drug abuse, home and personal security, and police equipment and procedures; conduct informational tours of the police facility
8. Conduct classes and make presentations pertaining to the prevention of drug use and abuse; provide security for school district
9. Direct traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency or congested situations
10. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of responsibility; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner
11. Ability to work in organized team efforts and assist in problem solving work related issues for continuous improvement in work efforts
12. Testify in court when necessary

Knowledge of:
• Police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques
• Criminal law and criminal procedure with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies including criminal investigation
• Modern court procedures and regulations
• Street names and locations, highways, medical facilities, and a variety of other pertinent places and locations within the City
• Offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory
• First aid principles, practices and techniques
• Self-defense tactics
• Interviewing and interrogation techniques
• Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment
• City and State laws and ordinances

Ability to:
• Work in organized team efforts and assist in problem solving work related issues for continuous improvement in work efforts
• Encourage and facilitate environment for building team efforts and problem solving of work related issues by employees
• Ensure necessary training and other technical support for building an environment that encourages teams and continuous improvement
• Use and properly care for firearms
• Understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures
• Observe accurately and remember names, faces, incidents, numbers and places
• Prepare clear, accurate and correct written reports
• Operate a variety of equipment and vehicles including an intoxilyzer
• Analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine and take emergency action
• Identify potential crime situations or traffic hazards and take preventive action
• Learn the operation of standard equipment and facilities required in the performance of assigned tasks
• Effectively mediate civil matters
• Meet the physical requirements established by the police department
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City staff and the general public
• Maintain mental capacity, which allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities
• Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties
• Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities

Experience:
One to two years of law enforcement experience is desirable but not necessary.

Training:
Must possess minimum POST requirements of GED or high school diploma.

License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain:
• Valid Arizona driver's license
• Arizona POST Peace Officer Certification
• Intoxilyzer Operator Certification and a Radar license
• Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) Level C certification

WORKING CONDITIONS

Environmental Conditions:
Emergency peace control environment; travel from site to site; exposure to potentially hostile environments and hazardous conditions

Physical Conditions:
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may require maintaining physical condition necessary for running, walking, crouching, or crawling during emergency operations; walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; subduing resisting individuals; moving equipment and injured or deceased persons; performing life-saving and rescue procedures; operating assigned police equipment and vehicles; general manual dexterity.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Applicants must pass an extensive background check and must submit the Arizona POST Personal History form in order to be considered.  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

18 push-ups in 1 minute (on toes, military style)
30 sit-ups in 1 minute
500 yard run in 2 minutes

 

BENEFITS

A comprehensive benefits package including, but not limited to, vacation, flex days, 100% insurance coverage for the employee, generous insurance compensation for dependents, life, vision and dental insurance, and retirement. Annual clothing allowance and all necessary equipment furnished by the Police Department.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this outstanding career opportunity, please click here.

If you are not Arizona certified, please review the requirements here.

As well as your electronic application, you must also complete an AZ POST form.   Upon completion of your AZ POST form, please mail the original, notarized AZ POST form to City of Sedona, Human Resources, 102 Roadrunner Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336.

  

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Sgt. Pelletier

CPelletier@SedonaAZ.gov

 

Human Resources

928-203-5038 or 203-5189

102 Roadrunner Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336

HumanResources@SedonaAZ.gov  



The City of Sedona is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at the City are based on business needs; job requirements; individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; or any other status protected by law or regulation.

 

 

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Image of a job applicationThe city of Sedona is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or veteran status as it relates to employment or programs and activities.

Applications and resumes. Applications and resumes are accepted only when there is a job opening. An online application must be submitted electronically to Human Resources and applicants may attached a cover letter and/or resume with the online application.

Employment opportunities. Please note that many positions include a supplemental questionnaire with job-specific questions. Applications submitted without a supplemental questionnaire (if available) will be considered incomplete.  Resumes and other supplemental material may be uploaded and attached to the online application. 

Background check. All new hires are required to be fingerprinted and undergo an extensive criminal background check through the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Additionally, certain positions involve a preemployment drug screening and may include a physical. 

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