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Information below is for paid positions and does not pertain to Volunteer Opportunities*
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Special Requirements

Candidates who are selected for appointment may be fingerprinted, if 18 or older; successfully complete a background investigation, employment verification and may be subject to a drug/alcohol test, medical, polygraph and/or psychological evaluation. Candidates who are appointed will be required to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a vehicle in Arizona, or meet the transportation needs of the position.

Veterans
The City of Apache Junction allows wartime veterans, disabled wartime veterans, and spouses of a wartime veteran with a service connected disability to receive preference for an interview if they meet the minimum qualifications of the posted position.

To take advantage of this preference, the veteran must upload, and submit, with his/her application for employment, his/her military discharge papers (DD-214) and be honorably discharged from service.

The spouse of a disabled wartime veteran must upload, and submit with his/her application for employment, a letter from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, or equivalent document, confirming the veteran’s service-connected disability.

Skill Testing
Candidates who appear to most closely match the criteria for the position may be required to complete pre-employment skill testing.  

Probation
The probation period for most positions is twelve (12) months. Sworn police personnel without AZPOST certification at time of appointment serve a fifteen (15) month probation period.

Benefits
Some of these benefits may not be available to part time employees and are subject to change

Health, dental, and life insurance
Social Security
Workers’ Compensation insurance *
Deferred Compensation Plans
State Retirement plans
96-192 vacation hours per year
96 sick leave hours per year
Up to nine (9) holiday leaves annually
Birthday leave
Tuition Reimbursement

* Some Public Safety Volunteer Positions are eligible for Worker's Compensation

EOE
When advised reasonable accommodation, including alternative format, will be made in order for a qualified applicant with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Contact (480) 474-2617 or TDD (480) 983-0095 to request an accommodation.


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Police Recruit (Open Positions: 8)


Closes On: October 22, 2020 at 05:00 PM PST

Location: Public Safety, Apache Junction, AZ
Department: Public Safety
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Details: $44,335 Annual Salary as a Police Recruit. Once appointed as Police Officer $51,293 Annual Salary; FLSA Non-Exempt; full time with benefits.
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Job Description

Provide quality service to the citizens of Apache Junction which includes the protection and preservation of life and property and the maintenance of an environment where people feel safe from crime and disorder; investigate crime and perform crime prevention work; enforce Federal, State and local laws and regulations.

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The City of Apache Junction (AJ) Police Department enjoys broad community support, is accredited by the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, and is searching for quality candidates that are interested in future promotional opportunities as well as expanded assignment roles such as Motors, Detectives, and SWAT. 

The City has a full-time population of 41,739 residents with a winter population of more than 75,000. Apache Junction is nestled at the base of the Superstition Mountains and Usery Mountain State Park which offer various recreational activities such as hiking, camping, biking, boating, and fishing in the Tonto National Forest as well as other recreational areas.  AJ is currently experiencing residential housing growth as well as new businesses.

If you are an outgoing, professional minded person that seeks to serve the community, Apache Junction encourages you to participate in its police recruit application process.



Other Information/License, Certifications, Etc

The results of this recruitment may be used to fill up to eight (8) vacancies in the Public Safety department and other vacancies that may occur during the life of the eligible list.

TESTING IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020. 
ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING OF THE TIME AND PLACE.
 

 

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates who are selected for appointment may be fingerprinted, if 18 or older; successfully complete a background investigation, employment verification and may be subject to a drug/alcohol test, medical, polygraph and/or psychological evaluation. Candidates who are appointed will be required to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a vehicle in Arizona.

 

Certified by Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) or able to achieve AZPOST certification within six (6) months of appointment.

 

Arizona Criminal Justice Information System Terminal Operator (ACJIS) certification, within four (4) months of appointment.

 


Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a High School diploma or GED, be a citizen of the United States AND;

  1. Be at least 21 years old  by the time of graduation from an Arizona police academy, OR;

  2. Currently enrolled in or graduated from an Arizona police academy within six (6) months of application and obtain AZPOST certification as a Peace Officer within thirty (30) days of appointment.


Physical Demands and Working Environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Work requires walking, running, climbing, sitting and driving. Required to perform a full range of motion with lifting and/or carrying items weighing up to 100 pounds and exerting force between 20 and 50 pounds.

Possible exposure to potentially hazardous, uncontrollable and life threatening situations. May be in contact with hostile or resistant individuals.

Application Special Instructions

IMPORTANT - ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT ATTACHMENTS TO THE APPLICATION. 

1. Submit an AZPOST Statement of Personal History (PH) and Application for Certification.
The fillable form can be found at:  https://post.az.gov/agency-forms  Select the PH fillable form.

The authorization form must be printed and notarized before uploading.

2. Please answer the following question in your OWN HANDWRITING; scan and upload as a
document with your application.

    What are your reasons for seeking employment with the City of Apache Junction Police Department?