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

Scottsdale Police Department Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Sep 20, 2017
Intern
Duties of the internship include: • Determining crime patterns & trends • Identifying “hotspots” • Quality control checks • Create crime bulletins • Create maps • Create link charts • Query data for internal and external requests
City of Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Dec 11, 2017
Full Time
Introduction There will be a written exam included in this selection process scheduled for January 23rd / January 24th (by invitation only). The Police Aide drives alone in a police car and responds to Police dispatch-based calls for service, conducts investigations, and writes reports for a variety of calls not requiring Police Officer presence including, but not limited to, motor vehicle collisions and criminal incidents. When necessary, Police Aides also work with Police Officers and City employees investigating various crimes and other activity. When there are no calls to handle, Police Aides are responsible for generating self-initiated activity. Notifications are tentatively scheduled to be emailed by Friday, January 12, 2018. 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 physical and written testing and oral board interviews. 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, Cooper re-fitness test (recruit and waiver candidates) and psychological evaluation. The timeframe for reapplication with the Police Department varies based on the position and the needs of the organization. Preference may be given to candidates with two years of customer service / public contact experience. 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 Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent. 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 within a department(s) which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks: Interviews victims, witnesses, and reporting parties to obtain information necessary to conduct a complete and thorough investigation and compile a written police report. Analyzes details of cases and produces accurate and detailed reports of crimes including, but not limited to: burglaries, auto thefts, fraud, forgery, identity thefts, threats, assaults, abuse, violations of court orders, harassment, shoplifts, thefts, criminal damage, missing persons, and runaways. After compiling all of the necessary information for the assigned police report, enters the detailed information into a computerized report writing program. Conducts area searches on foot or in a vehicle. Investigates and reports both injury and non-injury motor vehicle collisions, issues accident related traffic citations, coordinates accident scenes, measures distances, makes calculations, draws diagrams, and testifies in court. Answers questions to a variety of inquiries over the phone and in person, to provide information on policies, procedures, ordinances, laws and resolve questions or problems related to area of assignment. Effectively, professionally, and courteously communicate with diverse groups of people, both verbally and in writing, often under stressful circumstances. Visually identifies roadway hazards and determines a safe action to remove them, including disabled vehicles. 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. Sit for extended periods of time while driving a motor vehicle maintaining constant vigilance to the surrounding area. Sit for extended period of time at computer. Move or drag up to 165 lbs. without assistance; carry up to 50 lbs. short distances without assistance. Stand for extended periods in the roadway, in all kinds of weather conditions, while moving hands and arms above shoulders and operating a whistle. Read and navigate using maps to find addresses for routine and urgent calls in a timely fashion. Utilize two-way radio and mobile data terminal to hear and respond to radio communications, voice instructions, and/or commands under a variety of working situations and background noise levels consistent with Scene investigation and/or traffic control. Measure distances and draws corresponding diagrams. Perceive the full range of the color spectrum. Apply first aid principles and practices. Bend, stoop, or pick up traffic cones and other objects; climb barriers while carrying objects. Visual and muscular dexterity to operate a marked police motor vehicle. Visual and muscular dexterity to operate a mobile computer within a marked police motor vehicle. Exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, inclement weather, temperature extremes, traffic hazards, unpleasant odors, hazardous materials, and firearms. Concentrate on and complete tasks in the presence of distractions in a timely manner. Travel to/from meetings and various locations. Use appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) when needed/required. Work shift work and overtime. Click here to view the full job description for Police Aide . The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: AIt 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
Dec 04, 2017
Full Time
Introduction 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 experiencemost closely meet the needs of this position may be invited to participate in aselection 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 examand 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. INTERVIEWS ARE TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 15, 2018. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience A Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, or related physical or natural science from an accredited educationalinstitution, with a minimum of 20 semester hours in chemistry related coursework. Must havefour years of experience as a forensics examiner in a recognized crime laboratory. Must have a working expertise in atleast twoforensic 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. Must have completed successfully at least nine semester or equivalent credit hours in college course work or classes covering the subject areas of: biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology. College course work or training in statistics and/or population genetics. Unofficial transcripts / training certificate(s) must be submitted alongwith the application. 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: 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.