Salary: $47,896-64,659 DOE
GILA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
1400 E. ASH STREET, GLOBE, AZ 85501
PURPOSE OF THE JOB The purpose of this position is to ensure the safety of Gila County citizens by enforcement of state and local laws and ordinances in an impartial and professional manner. This position enforces state and local laws and ordinances via responding to calls for service, investigations, and patrol.
This position does not supervise other employees. Regularly assigns work to other employees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Patrols assigned areas, looking for illegal, hazardous and suspicious activities and persons; provides back-up assistance, scene security and protection for regional emergency services personnel.
• Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; investigates criminal and civil complaints and incidents; interrogates and communicates with victims, witnesses and suspects in cases; secures and documents crime scene and property; identifies and collects evidence.
• Performs search and surveillance duties as required; performs follow-up investigations as assigned.
• Enforces local, State and Federal laws, and enforces compliance with local regulations and ordinances, according to policies, procedures and regulations. 10%
• Arrests law violators; locates, pursues and arrests criminal suspects; transports and processes prisoners; testifies in court; serves arrest, search and civil warrants and other court documents. 10%
• Conducts traffic stops and investigates traffic accidents and criminal violations; assists motorists, victims and witnesses, and investigates incidents as required. 10%
• Represents the Sheriff's Office at court hearings; prepares reports and materials requested and subpoenaed by the courts; and testifies in court cases. 10%
• Assists and interacts with other Sheriff's personnel, County departments, outside organizations and businesses, and Federal, State and local law enforcement organizations in order to accomplish tasks. 10%
• Presents education and information through community and school awareness projects; counsels residents on law enforcement regulations, activities, programs and referral resources. 10%
• May perform special assignment in areas of expertise, including school resource program, lake patrol, K-9, civil process, or special skills training; may be assigned to special enforcement, intervention and investigative teams, or to specific enforcement region.
• Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, event logs, charts and other documents; maintains appropriate records and prepares reports as required and maintains patrol vehicles and equipment in clean and effective operating order.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
This position has no responsibility over any types of budget.
Provides project research on community services projects.
ORAL COMMUNICATION DUTIES
Responds to public inquiries, explains County procedures, negotiates or persuades.
OPEN MUST BE AZPOST CERTIFIED
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION DUTIES
This position creates or edits emails and reports.
INTERACTIONS WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC
Interacts extensively with employees, customers, the general public, vendors, regulatory bodies, and other groups and/or individuals and Institutions over the telephone, by email, and/or in person.
INTERACTIONS SPECIFICALLY WITH CUSTOMERS
Always (More than 85% in a year)
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
High School Diploma or GED
MINIMUM YEARS OF DIRECTLY RELATED EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Two (2) year's experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS REQUIRED
AZ Police Officer's Standards and Training Certification, AZ State Police Officer's Certification. Must pass semi-annual firearms course with assigned duty firearms, must maintain certification in CPR and other duty specific equipment and weapons.
Knowledge and familiarity with Sheriff's Office policies and procedures; current law enforcement techniques and procedures, including case laws governing arrest, probable cause, and search and seizure; criminal and traffic codes; County, State and Federal laws, regulations and ordinances; rules of evidence; criminal justice and court systems, procedures and protocols in the State of Arizona; investigative and interrogative procedures, and protocols for observation and memorization of critical details; use-of-force rules; hazardous chemicals and materials, first aid and CPR; special regional law enforcement zones; geography, roads, and landmarks of Gila County.
Active Listening, analytical thinking, critical thinking, creative writing, communicating diplomatically, negotiating, and problem solving. Additionally, skills in interpreting laws and regulations, making decisions, maintaining composure, and working effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations; interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; communicating with violators, recognizing suspicious behavior patterns, mediating difficult situations, and using effective arrest & control techniques; operating motor vehicles and special equipment during emergency, high risk situations; preparing clear, comprehensive, and accurate reports; effectively communicating in written and verbal forms.
Fully and quickly comprehend spoken words, read and write minimum high school level, solve problems sensibly and swiftly, memorize and recall, multi-task. Ability to safely operate and maintain a variety of firearms, impact weapons, and chemical agents; collect data, analyze information, and make logical conclusions based on facts; secure crime scenes, and recognize evidence and causes of crime, death and accidents; operate a personal computer and specialized software applications.
• Occasionally required to physically restrain persons
• Occasionally stands to present, rarely stands to attend to watchmen duties, occasionally stands to perform public safety duties, occasionally stands to attend to customers, to perform custodian work, to direct traffic and to attend to reported incidents
• Routinely sits to complete report, routinely sits to operate computers, occasionally sits to operate special equipment, routinely sits to complete a program, occasionally sits to attend to reception areas, occasionally sits to perform watchmen duties, and routinely sits to attend to other duties
• Regularly lifts work related materials that are under 25 lbs., and up to 75 lbs. Rarely lifts more than 75 lbs.
• Constantly requires dexterity for peacekeeping tools, routinely requires dexterity for keyboard operation, rarely requires dexterity for special gadgets, rarely requires dexterity for special machines
• Occasionally walks to and from work sites, regularly bends to examine evidence, rarely stoops, rarely crawls to reach and grab, occasionally kneels and twists to examine evidence
Work is performed in internal and external environments with exposure to inclement weather, and varying temperatures.
SAFETY RISK EXPOSURE
Incumbents in this position are subject to physical danger such as dangerous vehicles, gun shots, and physical attacks; may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, drugs, infectious and communicable diseases; mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, electrical hazards, bloodborne pathogens, communicable diseases, fire hazards, explosives, respiratory hazards, extreme temperature, noise and vibration, wetness and humidity; subject to extended periods of intense concentration in review of crime scenes, investigations and preparing law enforcement reports. Occasionally, incumbents in this position may become exposed to verbal abuse by customers, patients, or citizens either in-person or through telephone. May be required to work during weekdays, weekends, holidays and on any assigned shift.
PROTECTIVE GEAR & SAFETY MANUALS
Incumbents in this position are required to constantly follow written safety procedures and manuals relevant to the division or department. May be required to wear or use safety equipment or tools at all times while on duty and required to utilize compliance devices. Occasionally incumbents in this position are required to wear hearing protection, eye protection devices, and hard hats.
CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR
Potential errors can result in property damage, individual injury or loss of life.
SPECIFIC EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS
Incumbents in this position must have an unrestricted Arizona driver's license upon appointment, must be a US citizen and must be at least 21 years of age. Prior to employment, incumbents must successfully complete a background check as well as medical, polygraph, psychological, written and oral examinations prior to being appointed. Must pass Certification requirements by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission; may be required to obtain additional specific skills training and technical certifications.
NOTE: If applicant fails polygraph or psychological test, they are not eligible to re-test.
APPLICANTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH, AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE, DOCUMENTARY PROOF OF EDUCATIONS, CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, LICENSE OR ANY OTHER PROOF OF COMPETENCY AS REQUIRED IN THE OFFICIAL CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION OR ANNOUNCEMENT AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND/OR BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS AS A CONTINUING CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT. FURTHER, APPLICANTS FOR POSITIONS REQUIRING OPERATION OF A COUNTY OR PERSONAL VEHICLE ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS MUST POSSESS AND MAINTAIN COUNTY OR PERSONAL VEHICLE OPERATORS LICENSE. GILA COUNTY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY, AND FAMILIAL STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISIONS OF SERVICE. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.