Police Wrangler

  • City of Scottsdale, AZ
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Jan 12, 2018
Part Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $11.52 - $16.71 Hourly

Job Description


Performs work related to cleaning and caring for the Police Department's horses and facility.

Preference may be given to candidates who have prior experience working around horses and who also can demonstrate advanced knowledge of equine behavior, anatomy, and care.
Selection Process:
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the standards of thisposition may be invited to participate in a selection process to include an 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 and psychological evaluation.The timeframe for reapplication with the Police Department varies based on the position and the needs of the organization.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • A high school diploma or GeneralEducational Development (GED)equivalent and equine knowledge with regard to the horse anatomical structure, diseases and other elements. Hands-on knowledge of horse-training techniques, grooming techniques and equine care.
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.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.

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:
  • Bathes and grooms horses for deployment and show; cleans and sweeps stalls; washes and sweeps the barn; cleans trailers; moves and carries sacks of feed, hay bales and other items twice a day unassisted; feeds and waters horses.
  • Operates a variety of field equipment to perform duties.
  • Observes and assesses the condition of the animals and applies medications as directed.
  • Removes and fastens tack and other riding gear.
  • Assists in training and exercising horses by walking and riding them as needed.
  • Operates motor vehicle and horse trailer to pick up supplies or deliver horses.
  • Communicates in person with facility visitors. Answers incoming calls and responds to requests from Police Officers; maintains detailed log of care.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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.
  • Most work is performed in a barn or similar environment.
  • Operates a variety of field equipment, including a wheelbarrow, rake and broom. Requires continuous and repetitive visual and muscular dexterity, coordination and movement.
  • Removes and fastens tack and other riding gear by manipulating various buckles, straps and fasteners, requiring visual and muscular dexterity, coordination and movement.
  • Requires bending and stooping repeatedly to pick up, move and wash horses.
  • Lift and move supplies weighing from 30 to 100 pounds unassisted.
  • Performs routine maintenance and cleaning of horse stalls and trailers.
  • Seldom sedentary and includes walking or moving for extended periods of time. Work sometimes involves climbing elevations.
  • Exercises horses including riding and hand walking.
  • Visually observe horses to assess needs.
  • Access paved, gravel, turf and uneven surfaces.
  • Operate small and medium hand-held equipment such as brooms, shovels, wheelbarrows and hoses.
  • Clean and care for tools and equipment; perform minor repairs on equipment.
  • Exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, water, mud, inclement weather, temperature extremes, horses and unpleasant odors.
  • Visual and muscular dexterity to operate equipment and computer.
  • Operate motor vehicle and trailer to travel to/from various locations for supplies and delivery of horses.
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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.