City of Scottsdale Police Department

Our Police Department, in partnership with the citizens of Scottsdale, recognizes the changing needs of our community and law enforcement’s role in addressing those needs.  Furthermore, we pledge Excellence, Initiative and Integrity to enhance the quality of life throughout our City knowing those we serve deserve no less. 

3 job(s) at City of Scottsdale Police Department

City of Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Jun 25, 2017
Full Time
Introduction First Review of Applications will be the Week of July 10, 2017. Performs professional level work involved in the examination, identification and evaluation of physical evidence in the investigation of crimes. Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale . Duties will include analyzing evidence for the presence of biological fluids, and performing subsequent DNA analysis, writing detailed reports, assisting in the development and implementation of forensic methods and programs. Conduct the interpretation, evaluation, and quality review of analytical results and reports. Ideal candidate will have: Knowledge and experience in DNA analysis to include operation of a genetic analyzers, and use of commercially available STR kit chemistries. Knowledge of data interpretation, including mixed DNA samples and low level/quality DNA samples, probabilistic genotyping, and statistical analysis of DNA results. Knowledge of ASCLD/LAB-International accreditation requirements (ISO 17025 and the ASCLD/LAB Supplemental Requirements) including the FBI Quality Assurance Standards (QAS). Knowledge of chemical and immunological testing used to identify biological fluids. Successful completion of the required coursework in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Statistics required by the FBI QAS. Strong communication skills. Strong writing skills. Selection Process: Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of this position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include oral board interview. Final selection is contingent upon a background check which includes: • Fingerprinting • Criminal background screening • Motor Vehicle Department Records Check • Polygraph Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment drug test, pre-employment medical exam and psychological evaluation. The timeframe for reapplication with the Police Department varies based on the position and the needs of the organization. For further information on eligibility, please contact Public Safety Human Resources at hrpublicsafety@scottsdaleaz.gov . PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WITH APPLICANTS WILL BE DONE VIA EMAIL AND NO COMMUNICATION WILL BE SENT PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience A Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, or related physical or natural science from an accredited institution, with a minimum of 20 semester hours in chemistry related coursework . Must have four years of experience as a forensics examiner in a recognized crime laboratory. Must have a working expertise in at least two forensic disciplines or working expertise in one forensic discipline and completion of one of the following: publication in recognized scientific journal; presentation at recognized scientific meeting; certification by recognized forensic organization; or participation in validation or method development. An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis. Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Arizona driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. Essential Functions Examines, identifies, interprets and evaluates suspected evidence which includes narcotics, dangerous drugs and toxicology, serology, DNA, trace, firearms, latent print processing and comparison, AFIS entry and searches and arson samples. Provides general scientific information as requested. Enters and searches for information on the computerized AFIS system. Compares analytical findings with known standards. Discusses laboratory test results with other lab professionals, officers and attorneys. Provides expert testimony in court. Comprehends and follows detailed, highly technical, oral and written instructions to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive reports and records. Prepares and presents detailed reports. Provides technical assistance and expertise at crime scenes. Prioritize own casework load. Work Environment/Physical Demands The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Use specialized protective equipment to perform laboratory analyses. May be exposed to fumes or dust, bodily fluids, toxic or caustic chemicals or materials that transmit infectious disease (e.g., AIDS, Hepatitis B) are corrosive, carcinogenic or explosive. Respond to crime scenes and court appearances as needed. Safely work with various chemicals and powders. Operate a microscope and other laboratory equipment requiring visual and muscular dexterity. Visually distinguishes the full range of the color spectrum to perform testing of drugs and body fluids. Work is performed in a normal City office environment, laboratory and in the field. Lift and carry materials, computer reports weighing up to 30 pounds. Travel to/from meetings and various locations. Click here to review the entire job description. The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. When advised reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
City of Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Jun 25, 2017
Full Time
Introduction First Review of Applications will be the Week of July 10, 2017. The Forensic Scientist I performs professional level work involved in the examination, identification, and evaluation of physical evidence in the investigation of crimes for the Police Department. Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale . Duties will include analyzing blood samples for the presence of alcohol, writing detailed reports, assisting in the development and implementation of forensic methods and programs. Conduct the interpretation, evaluation, and quality review of analytical results and reports. Ideal candidate will have: Knowledge and experience in toxicology discipline of blood alcohol analysis by the method of headspace gas chromatography. Knowledge of the effects of blood alcohol and interpretation of those effects as they apply to driving. Knowledge of ASCLD/LAB-International accreditation requirements (ISO 17025 and the ASCLD/LAB Supplemental Requirements) including the calculation and application of Measurement Uncertainty. Strong communication skills. Strong writing skills. Selection Process: Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of this position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include oral board interview. Final selection is contingent upon a background check which includes: • Fingerprinting • Criminal background screening • Motor Vehicle Department Records Check • Polygraph Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment drug test, pre-employment medical exam and psychological evaluation. The timeframe for reapplication with the Police Department varies based on the position and the needs of the organization. For further information on eligibility, please contact Public Safety Human Resources at hrpublicsafety@scottsdaleaz.gov . PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WITH APPLICANTS WILL BE DONE VIA EMAIL AND NO COMMUNICATION WILL BE SENT PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in chemistry, or related physical science or natural science from an accredited institution, with a minimum of 20 semester hours in chemistry related subjects. An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis. Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Arizona driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. Essential Functions Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks: Makes chemical or physical analysis and microscopic examination in the examination, identification, evaluation and comparison of physical evidence in the investigation of crimes. Examines, identifies, interprets, and evaluates suspected evidence which may include narcotics, dangerous drugs, toxicology, serology, DNA, trace, firearms, and latent print processing information. Provides general scientific information as requested. Enters and searches for information on the computerized AFIS, CODIS or NIBIN systems. Compares analytical findings with known standards. Discusses laboratory test results with other lab professionals, officers and attorneys. Provides expert testimony in court. Comprehends and follows detailed, highly technical oral and written instructions to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive reports and records. Prepares and presents detailed reports. Studies and researches techniques and procedures in the field of forensic science. Collects and preserves evidence at crime scenes. Performs work satisfactorily in a variety of unusual working environments such as arson, rape and homicide scenes at which deceased persons, body fluid, hair and fibers, weapons and other materials must be handled. Work Environment/Physical Demands The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be exposed to fumes or dust, bodily fluids, toxic or caustic chemicals or materials that transmit infectious disease (e.g., AIDS, Hepatitis B) are corrosive, carcinogenic, or explosive. Respond to crime scenes and court appearances as needed. Lift and move evidence. Safely work with various chemicals and powders. Operate a microscope and other laboratory equipment requiring visual and muscular dexterity. Visually distinguishes the full range of the color spectrum to perform testing of drugs and body fluids. Lift and carry materials and computer reports weighing up to 30 pounds. Visual and muscular dexterity to operate equipment, computer and two-way radio. Use specialized protective equipment to perform laboratory analyses. Click here to review the entire job description. The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. When advised reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
City of Scottsdale Police Department Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Mar 24, 2017
Full Time
Essential Functions Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area within a department(s) which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks: Performs law enforcement patrol activities. Operates a motor vehicle and observes and monitors the public to determine compliance/noncompliance with prescribed operating or safety standards and laws. Pursues and stops offenders, subdues resisting offenders using necessary force where appropriate, including deadly force. Issues citations and makes arrests; searches persons, places, and things; seizes and impounds property and evidence; transports arrested persons and property. Mediates disputes; performs crowd and riot control activities. Conducts law enforcement investigations. Protects crime and traffic accident scenes; conducts face to face and phone interviews; observes, gathers, records, processes, and preserves evidence; measures and diagrams crime and traffic accident scenes; prepares detailed written reports of investigative findings; performs data entry of various police activity into computerized records management system, seizes and processes evidence; presents testimony and evidence in court. Responds to citizen requests for assistance to fires, accidents, and crime scenes; administers first aid to sick and injured citizens for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries; assists distressed motorists and crime scene individuals; directs traffic; moves persons, vehicles, and other property.