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 18, 2019
Full Time
General Summary * The first review for this position will be Thursday, August 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. The Traffic Engineer manages the City's Transportation/traffic engineering and traffic systems and signal management operations. Performs professional engineering work in developing, designing, and directing the transportation and roadway systems management plan, transportation and roadway systems management capital improvement projects, traffic engineering, and transportation programs. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Supervises and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives,policies, and priorities related to the traffic engineering and transportation planning programs of the City. Supervises the groups responsible for traffic engineering studies, traffic engineering plan review, traffic calming, travel demand and special event traffic management, traffic signal design and construction, computerized trafficsignal coordination systems, barricading coordination and implementation, pavement managementand maintenance, rights-of way maintenance, street light managementand maintenance, and signing and striping design and implementation. Applies engineering principles to roadway design and traffic control matters; Prepares administrative, technical, and statistical reports on traffic operational matters such as accidents, pedestrian volume and practices, safety measures, and related traffic and transportation problems. Participates in contract negotiation and administration; prepares and monitors contracts with outside consultants. Serves as technical advisor on traffic engineering and transportation related matters. Confers with engineers, architects, developers, citizen groups, and other public agencies to acquire and provide information. Prepares, supervises, and analyzes traffic and transportation surveys and studies, and recommends revisions to traffic codes and traffic control devices. Coordinates operation, repair, and maintenance of traffic control equipment and devices as per City Code; authorizes the installation of traffic control devices consistent with federal requirements. Management of traffic signal/traffic control roadway CIP projects and transportation planning projects. Supervises a diverse traffic engineering program involved in investigation of citizen requests, safety analysis, traffic data collection, and geometric design. Makes presentations to City Council and other public and private groups. Prepares and monitors capital budgets for traffic control, traffic engineering, Transportation planning, and pavement management programs Participates in the preparation, revision, updating, and distribution of department standards, details, and specification. Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities. Provide professional services as needed for other CIP and City projects. Plans, directs, monitors, and evaluates the work of assigned staff. Other duties as assigned. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, or closely related field. Six (6) years of prior experience at a city or county level working in the field of traffic operations and management. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience in a municipal or government setting. OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS Valid Arizona Driver's License Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: Theory, principles, and practices of traffic engineering, planning, modeling, and operations Research and statistical methods and procedures applied to transportation planning Federal, State, and Local guidelines and regulations related to transportation programs Principles and practices of modern supervisory practices Negotiation, conflict management, and consensus building techniques Municipal government, budget development and administration Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation Skill in: Making engineering computations, estimates, designs, and in preparing plans and specifications. Ability to: Effectively plan, organize, and manage the work of others Prepare and monitor a division budget Represent the City of Glendale on various County and State Committees Organize and conduct surveys or research, analyze findings, prepare recommendations, present written and oral reports Review and investigate citizen requests for transit, pedestrian, and bicycle improvements Direct staff efforts in the development of new policies and services Assign projects, establish individual project scopes, schedules and performance expectations; monitor progress, and evaluate project and staff performance results Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing Conduct neighborhood meetings with the general public on transportation planning and transit issues and be viewed by the public as an expert in these areas Plan, organize, and manage the activities of project teams and multiple projects Interpret regulations, policies, and guidelines of the City of Glendale and other government agencies Identify and respond to community needs, elected officials and city management issues Establish and maintain effective working relationships elected officials, citizens, employees, civil leaders, and other government entities
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Jul 16, 2019
Part Time
General Summary The first review of candidates will be Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., or when a sufficient number of applications have been received. Positionsassigned to this class report to a Recreation Coordinator - Special Events and Marketing and are responsible for coordinating or organizing directly, or through contractors or other staff, educational, cultural, athletic, and special event recreation and program activities. Employees must have knowledge of recreation programs and activities; knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal service; the ability to work independently; the ability to plan, organize, and conduct recreation activities; the ability to lead individuals and groups of children, teens,and adults; and effective verbal and written communication skills. This position is FLSA non-exemptand part-time 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. Assists with the development, implementation, and evaluation of various recreational programs and activities; leads and monitors program participants, subordinates, and volunteers. Guides and counsels park patrons/program participants on park/program rules, care of equipment and acceptable conduct in a helpful, positive manner; assists park patrons/program participants in providing information, direction, and education and responds to complaints, inquiries, and information requests. Trains subordinates working with various recreation activities, including volunteers. Writes simple reports, completes daily attendance, accident/incident reports, updates game/sports standings for leagues? monitoring sports field schedules? data entry (e.g. spreadsheets, etc). Maintains financial and activity records. Operates audiovisual equipment in support of recreation activities. Meets program standards and objectives as outlined by supervisors. Operates a motor vehicle requiring a standard Arizona Driver's License to travel to various work sites to perform assigned tasks based on department or seasonal needs, transport equipment, supplies, participants, and materials. Inspects and maintains recreation equipment and supply for proper working order, cleanliness, and safety. Assists with day to day housekeeping duties. Learns City rules and regulations involved with activities of registration, publicity, City policies and safety. Performs cash handling procedures as needed, such as collecting fees for programs, services, or commodities and maintaining related records, opening and closing register, documenting overages and shortages, preparing deposits for review, transport deposits, and taking advance registration or reservations for facility use. Organizes and develops publicity brochures and materials to promote interest in department activities. Works in cooperation with City staff to manage and schedule City facilities and rentals. Incumbents in this class may be rotated or transferred to other facilities and/or assignments based on department or seasonal needs. This class performs related duties as required. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience High School Diploma, or G.E.D. One (1) to three (3) years' experience related to a recreation program area, depending on assignment. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Previous experience working with youth; Previous Public Sector Experience; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and First Aid Course certification (required within three (3) months of employment) OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job, may be substituted for Preferred Qualifications at the discretion of the hiring authority. Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: The development, implementation and evaluation of various recreation programs. Skills required: Meet and deal tactfully and effectively with the public. Perform simple mathematical calculations and perform multiple duties simultaneously. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Abilities: Must be able to work flexible hours and be available for weekend and evening work.
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Jul 11, 2019
Full Time
General Summary * The first review date will be July 25th. 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. The Plan Reviewer plans, organizes and supervises plan review operations, as required within the Development Services Department (Building Safety Division). Incumbent works under the supervision of the Building Official or from other supervisory or management staff. Incumbent performs a variety of highly skilled technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Performs technical review of residential and commercial buildings and construction plans for compliance with the City and other applicable building codes, including but not limited to architectural, structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fire safety, health, and other applicable codes. Interprets codes and regulations related to plans review and construction projects; researches and brings forward recommendations for updates. Approves or denies plans as appropriate; signs off on approved plans; obtains signatures for approved plans and legal documents. Consults with architects, engineers, designers, contractors and homeowners concerning deficiencies with structural and non-structural requirements; explains codes and regulations. Assists building inspectors on difficult or unusual code requirements for residential and commercial structures. Researches alternate products, materials and methods of construction for compliance, and make recommendations to the Building Official. Coordinates with City Fire and other departments regarding public health, fire and life safety issues. Conducts field/site visits when needed; inspects sites to identify potential construction difficulties due to existing items not reflected on construction plans. Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; establishes schedules and methods for plan reviews and permit issuance; implements policies and procedures as directed by the Building Official. Evaluates operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommends improvements and modifications; prepares various reports on operations and activities. Reviews building plans to determine code compliance. Recommends changes in codes to resolve design and interpretation issues and to accommodate new materials and new design concepts; interprets provisions of the construction and zoning codes for architects, engineers, contractors, inspectors and building owners. Confers with architects, engineers, contractors and owners on proposed projects to resolve problems prior to submittal; conducts preliminary plan reviews of projects before they are formally submitted. Attends various project meetings to inform applicants of the City of Maricopa's building code requirements, policies, and procedures; serves as a skilled technical advisor. Prepares regularly scheduled reports. Answers questions and advises the public by telephone or at the counter concerning codes and plan check reports; advises building inspectors of unusual design, construction or installation problems. Other duties as assigned. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree from accredited college or university with major course work in civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering, architecture or a related field; Four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in building design and construction. ICC Certification as a Building Plans Examiner is required at time of hire. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job, may be substituted for Preferred Qualifications at the discretion of the hiring authority. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience in code administration and enforcement; Experience in commercial and residential plans examination; Full-time experience in commercial, industrial, governmental, or large-scale residential development; Previous public sector experience. OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS Must have and maintain a valid Arizona driver's license. Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: Federal, state, and local ordinances, regulations and codes. Skill in: Initiative and independent judgment; Operate a personal computer including job-related software applications (Microsoft office and Outlook) that apply to the work performed. Functional reasoning skills enabling the analysis of major problems that necessitate complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units. Situational reasoning skills allowing for the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and innovation in situations involving broader aspects of the organization. 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. Function in a major organizational unit requiring significant internal and external interaction. Operate, maneuver, and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials, commensurate with duties of the position. Schedule, coordinate, and manage various projects of varying degrees of difficulty, size and complexity.
City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Jul 10, 2019
Part Time
General Summary This is a part time, non-exempt position. The position performs a variety of clerical and technical support functions related to Neighborhood Services, particularly City Code Enforcement and is tasked with administration and support of enforcing ordinances. Provides customer assistance by answering basic questions regarding, code enforcement, property maintenance codes, and the overall process. This position may participate in corrective action for violations of the City's municipal, zoning, subdivision, nuisance, and sign codes. 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. Receives, records, and assigns complaints from the public, staff, and outside agencies regarding violations of municipal codes, ordinances, standards, and health and safety regulations. Prepares notices of violation, notice and orders, and citations according to applicable codes and regulations and sends to property owners and other responsible parties by methods allowed by code. Assists with various administrative tasks by scheduling inspections, scheduling meetings, performing data entry and assisting citizens at the counter and over the telephone. Updates and maintains available electronic information including the City website. Other duties as assigned. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience High school diploma (or GED equivalent) At least two (2) years of work experience in public contact and research activities related to ordinance and regulation enforcement. Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities Preferred Qualifications Bi-lingual (Spanish) is desirable. Experience with Code Enforcement/Permitting Software Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: Customer service principles and techniques Applicable zoning, property maintenance and environmental safety ordinances MS Office Skill in: Problem solving Tact and diplomacy Operation of job-related software applications Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature Oral and written communication Initiative and independent judgement Computer software skills: word processing, Outlook, Excel, etc. Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature Ability to: Thoroughly learn and interpret the City's Code which includes the components of zoning, lighting, landscaping, signage, subdivisions and minor land divisions Communicate verbally on complicated code and zoning issues in a clear and concise manner Ability to work with difficult customers and able to communicate adequately Work cooperatively with other City employees and the public. Perform research Convey technical information accurately 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 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
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
Jun 28, 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