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 03, 2019
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. 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 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. Using computer/keyboard devices to retrieve and enter information 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 03, 2019
Part Time
General Summary Provides clerical, administrative and fiscal support to the daily operations of assigned department. Provides administrative support in developing and monitoring budgets and fiscal activities. Provides responsible administrative assistance to management personnel. This is a part-time, non-exempt position. 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. Provides administrative support to the daily operation of assigned department. Performs a wide variety of clerical, secretarial and word processing duties.Responds to requests for information from supervisory staff or public. Receive invoices in Munis. Ensures each invoice is received with the correct PO number and line. Confirms all proposed purchases are authorized by the director; ensures that all receipts are coded and reconciled each month. Researches unfamiliar charges to determine if charge is authorized and obtains a receipt. Facilitates the annual budget development process by gathering data, compiling information, preparing narrative and statistical justification for budget items or programs. Calculates figures or re-estimates. Assists in monitoring expenditures according to budget guidelines and ensures adherence to departmental budget. Performs various organizational services. Organizes meetings, schedules and hosts events and arranges catering as needed. Coordinates events with other departments as necessary. Provides staff support such as registering staff members for conferences, renews professional memberships and makes travel arrangements. Maintains customer contact portals. Produces and uploads articles and calendar submissions for City website. Prepares correspondence and PowerPoint presentations. Ensures all documents and PowerPoint presentations are branded correctly. Researches, prepares and completes special projects. Assumes responsibility for the operational activities of an assigned project or program including the administration of programs, goals and objectives. Tracks and summarizes department project and program expenditures. Prepares varied reports associated with programs and projects and develops data and report systems to analyze program effectiveness and progress. Performs various fiscal activities including monitoring and submitting requisitions for supplies and materials. Initiates purchase orders. Monitors expenditures, fixed asset systems and depreciation. Works with suppliers and vendors. Corrects misapplied charges and disperses funds for payments. Researches and verifies funds available for a variety of financial activities within an assigned department. Analyzes information from various sources on a variety of topics related to assigned program and prepares reports.Distributes administrative, narrative and statistical reports. Monitors contracts to ensure timely completion and accurate payment schedules. Maintains inventory reports for assigned departments. Performs related work as required. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience A high school diploma (or GED equivalent) At least two (2) years of related work experience, such as working as an administrative assistant. Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities Licenses or Certifications Some positions require possession of Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: Online City database software and Microsoft Office computer programs Budget research, and tracking City policy and procedures Purchasing policies and procedures Finance/Accounts payable procedures Bank wire procedures City Permit system Skill in: Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature Verbal and written communication Data entry and filing Modern office systems and procedures Problem solving Planning and organization Time management Ability to: Communicate effectively with the public and city employees Meet schedules and deadlines of the work Follow oral and written instructions
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Jul 03, 2019
Full Time
General Summary Performs professional plans examination work and building inspections to ensure compliance with building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and energy codes, and zoning ordinance. Works under the supervision of the Building Plan Review Supervisor or other supervisory or management staff as assigned. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. 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. Examines plans and specifications for single and multi-family dwellings to determine compliance with the provisions of the City's building, mechanical, electrical, energy and plumbing codes, and zoning ordinance. Identifies defects or inadequacies; prepares plan check correction reports and require that corrections be made to meet the requirements of pertinent City codes. Approves plans that comply; approves permits for construction. Examines plans for residential swimming pools, patio covers and decks; accepts plans and issues permits. Inspects structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical installations to ensure work substantially complies with City codes, Zoning Ordinance, and other applicable regulations and reviewed plans and specifications. Requires corrections to be made when deficiencies are discovered and assists builders and owners in determining how such corrections may be made to achieve code conformance. Approves alternate methods or materials for code compliance within the scope of authority delegated by the Building Official. Investigates alleged violations of the City's codes and related ordinances. Inspect damaged or dilapidated buildings for safety; conduct inspection on fire damaged buildings; determine extent of damage for safety, and required permits for repairs; prepare and file reports. Prepares paperwork needed to process and issue permits. Responds to questions and advise architects, inspectors, engineers and the public regarding all codes and zoning ordinance; may advise building inspectors of unusual design, construction, or installations. Reviews specifications and other exhibits for compliance with acceptance criteria; accepts eligible submittals for the plan review process. Classifies and logs new projects for plan check; creates plan check, project and site data files on automated permit system; enters permit data into the system; revises data as project status and details change. Identifies expired plan check files requiring notification. Other duties as assigned. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience An Associate's degree or technical certification in a building or construction related field. Five (5) years' experience in related field plus two (2) years' experience as a Plans Examiner to include one (1) year in commercial plans examination or two (2) years' experience as a permit technician or a similar position in a plan review and permitting environment. Current certification as a Plans Examiner or equivalent education and experience. Valid Arizona driver's license. Previous public sector experience Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job, may be substituted for evaluation at the discretion of city management. Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: Federal, state, and local ordinances, regulations and codes Skill in: Operation of a personal computer including job-related software applications (Microsoft office and Outlook) that apply to the work performed Initiative and independent judgment as it relates to minor code issues Ability to: Establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, business owners, city management and co-workers Work patiently and tactfully with a diverse customer environment
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Jul 03, 2019
Full Time
General Summary Supervises and coordinates the staffing and operational activities for the repair, maintenance, installation of traffic lights and signal systems and/or electronic equipment; signage and striping; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies, and the general public; and, provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to senior management personnel. 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. Plans, prioritizes, schedules, assigns, reviews, and manages the work of staff involved in the installation and maintenance of traffic signals, ITS, ATMS, streetlights, street signs, and traffic painting. Supervises and trains assigned personnel oversees subcontractors hired by City for traffic maintenance work if necessary. Implements traffic signal timing and coordinates plans. Recommends traffic control device improvements and modifications. Supervises the implementation of day-to-day traffic patterns. Establishes methods and schedules for traffic operations. Prepares maintenance schedules. Oversees the inspection of traffic control devices. Performs traffic signal maintenance and repair. Reviews plans for traffic signals, signs, and striping. Oversees and completes the installation of traffic control devices such as school flashers, traffic signals, and ATMS components. Operates and configures TOC workstations. Operates, maintains, configures and repairs Traffic Operations CCTV Video Surveillance Systems. Creates and distributes Fiber Optic Splice Tables for Signal ITS projects. Manages and supervises repair and maintenance of signs and markings. Provides preventative and corrective maintenance of the City-owned traffic signals. Keeps an inventory of equipment and parts on hand to speed corrective maintenance events. Plans, analyzes and reprograms traffic systems to maintain safe and efficient operation of all traffic signals and speed signs. Maintains and installs all regulatory, warning and guide signs throughout the city. Performs inventory management services. Uses asset management program to maintain and order inventory for all signage maintenance. Orders signs, post, anchors and sleeves for sign installation. Orders equipment and parts staff. Programs and installs controllers, video detection equipment, video cameras, GPS units and railroad and emergency vehicle pre-emption equipment. Creates new installation and maintenance work orders for public works crews. Creates blue stake tickets through 811 prior to digging for any conflicting utilities. Ensures signage is visible and up to code. Programs and supervises the placement of multiple message boards for scheduled events or roadwork. Plans, schedules, supervises and inspects contracted pavement marking. Operates and supervises different types of equipment, which includes bucket truck, sign truck, auger, and related tools and equipment. Trains and supervises on-call staff, creates after-hours emergency protocol and retains contractors and partnering agencies to address emergencies as necessary. Other duties as assigned. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience High School Diploma or GED equivalent; and a minimum of three (3) years of related work experience, working with traffic operations, traffic engineering and/or traffic signals; and a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory/management experience. Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: Blueprints and schematics Budget management The basic operation of traffic signal cabinet, speed signs, controller, preemption equipment, conflict monitor unit perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, algebra, and geometry Monitoring technology Communication equipment Analysis tools Equipment and services Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) planning and infrastructure Striping application materials Traffic barricading requirements and maintenance of traffic procedures for special events and major roadway construction projects Skill in: Blueprints and schematics Budget management The basic operation of traffic signal cabinet, speed signs, controller, preemption equipment, conflict monitor unit perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, algebra, and geometry Monitoring technology Communication equipment Analysis tools Equipment and services Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) planning and infrastructure Striping application materials Traffic barricading requirements and maintenance of traffic procedures for special events and major roadway construction projects Ability to: Supervise, train, and monitor the performance of assigned staff Troubleshoot traffic problems; distinguish differences between mechanical or signal timing problems. Determine proper signage to solve traffic problems Determine proper pavement striping layouts to meet traffic demands and lane requirements make quick and accurate decisions under stress prioritize emergency situations, budgets, and the importance of requests Prepare, Present and Review Oral and written analytical reports and work orders Interpret, comprehend and make inferences from written reference materials and Engineering plans and standard details. Read maps and plans. Draft diagrams to illustrate observations and conclusions Meet schedules and deadlines of the work Follow oral and written instructions Analyze traffic devices and traffic behavior Document maintenance Test conflict monitor units Complete OSHA/Safety training as required.
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Jun 11, 2019
Full Time
General Summary This position performs a variety of Public Works Department equipment operation and manual labor tasks as assigned. There are two (2) positions available. First review of applicants will be on July 1, 2019. 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. Operates a variety of trucks including a 4-yard or 6-yard dump truck and other trucks associated with street repair and maintenance. Maintains roadways by filling potholes, sealing cracks, and operating a variety of heavy equipment such as a backhoe, and gannon tractor. Assists in resurfacing, oiling and patching, and grading and shaping roads. Operates air compressors, hydraulic tools, jackhammer, and pneumatic compacting equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures. Loads and unloads materials using power equipment. Inspects, cleans and performs routine maintenance work on trucks and equipment. Identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair. Completes required daily logs and reports. Hauls materials, and transports vehicles and equipment to job sites using various trucks. Performs skilled and semiskilled construction, maintenance and labor work. Operates power equipment to collect trash and refuse. Other duties as assigned. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a High School diploma or GED equivalent, and one (1) year experience driving trucks and operating equipment. Must possess a valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License. Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: City policies and procedures Safety standards and practices Traffic laws and rules involved in vehicle and equipment operation Skill in: High ethical standards Active participation in teamwork Strong safety principles and awareness Safe and efficient operation and maintenance of trucks and equipment according to standard operating and safety procedures Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instruction Ability to: Operate a personal computer including job-related software applications that apply to the work performed Work patiently and tactfully with a diverse customer environment Work in a consensus management environment
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
May 22, 2019
Full Time
General Summary * This position will stay open until filled. * Position start date: July 8, 2019 Coordinates the risk management program for the City, including coordinating insurance coverage and managing claims. Work includes coordinating and monitoring insured and uninsured losses; insurance coverage and premiums; claims handling; selection of cost-effective insurance coverage for liability risks, and evaluating programs to reduce, eliminate, or transfer potential losses and risks to the City. This position reports to the Administrative Services Director and works closely with the City Attorney regarding the litigation of risk claims, insurance coverage, and appropriate policies and procedures. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Common Duties Manages the City's risk management program and related policies to prevent serious impact on the City's financial structure from unplanned and uncontrolled losses; Coordinates the selection of insurance coverage and other risk transference devices for liability management; Processes claims and updates exposures with insurance company as needed; Researches and evaluates the City's exposure to loss and potential risks; recommends and implements methods to reduce, eliminate or transfer potential losses and risks to the City; Creates and implements appropriate policies and procedures; Determines which City assets require purchased insurance coverage and which are appropriate for self-insurance of risk; Conducts investigations of accidents and injuries, reviews documentation, evaluates claims, collaborates with legal staff, Human Resources, and other departments to mitigate liabilities and hazards; Coordinates the Risk Management Committee, produces the agenda, takes minutes and informs departments when their participation is necessary; Administers the City safety program by developing, implementing and maintaining all safety activities for the City; Coordinates, develops, and conducts citywide safety training programs; Responsible for the maintenance and submissions of OSHA 300 logs; Reviews contracts for risk management provisions, loss control and loss prevention programs, risk retentions, and the analysis and verification of claims; Coordinates with consultants and attorneys contracted by the City to review general liability, claims, and other insurance programs; Assists in preparing bid specifications for insurance coverage to be used in the bidding process; Participates in the inspection and review of City operations and facilities for risk assessment and recommends appropriate corrective actions; Educates employees and claimants on the claims process; Assists in negotiating with insurance companies, brokers, or agencies with respect to premiums, terms and conditions, renewals and modifications of insurance contracts; Collects and maintains all certificates of insurance for the City; will submit all auto and property insurance claims to the insurance carrier and investigate those claims. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Public Administration, or related field; and Four (4) years' experience in professional risk management activities, including analyzing and settling claims; and Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Previous municipal claims management experience. Licenses or Certifications * Possession of (or ability to obtain within 1 month of hire) a standard driver license Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: Principles, practices and techniques relating to public entity insurance and general liability insurance in the State of Arizona; Insurance purchasing practices, insurance negotiations, insurance claims, municipal operations, government insurance practices, claims management, and claims settlement; Municipal operations and facilities such that effective loss control plans can be developed and implemented within the structure of municipal operations; Tort liability and property investigation, negotiation and settlement methods; City operations, facilities and equipment; Budgetary systems and procedures; The operation of a personal computer and applicable software applications and network systems. Skill in: Verbal and written communication and presentation Research and information gathering Statistical analysis Problem solving and reasoning Project management Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature Ability to: Assist in developing, understanding, and negotiating contractual requirements to protect the City from liability exposure; Effectively investigate and evaluate insurance claims; Assist in interpreting rules, regulations and policies and their applicability to specific situations; Work in a fast moving environment with constant interruptions; Interpret and explain rules, regulations and policies; Maintain moderately complex clerical and statistical records; Interact with different departments within the organization; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Maintain effective working relationships with customers, contracted agencies and other employees, supervisory personnel, and the public; Use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions.
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Feb 07, 2019
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