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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 Officer (Open Positions: 4)


Closes On: December 31, 2020 at 05:00 PM MST

Location: Public Safety, Apache Junction, AZ
Department: Public Safety
Job Status: Full-Time
Details: Annual Salary - $51,293. Assignment will be in Patrol Division working 4/10's. This is a FLSA non-exempt position with benefits. READ DETAILS BELOW BEFORE APPLYING.
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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.

IMPORTANT - This recruitment is for a Lateral Police Officer. The City currently does not have a Police Recruit position for an applicant who has not already graduated from a police academy.


Other Information/License, Certifications, Etc

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates who are selected for appointment may be required to 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 nominated for appointment will be required to pass the Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT) prior to appointment. 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. 

This recruitment is for a Lateral Police Officer who either is or can be certified by Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) or able to achieve AZPOST certification within six (6) months of appointment. Students enrolled in an Arizona Community College Law Enforcement program and who will complete the academy program within ninety (90) days may apply.

This is a perpetual recruitment. Individual applications will be reviewed as they come in. Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be on the eligible list for six (6) months from the date of their application.

Be sure to read the minimum qualifications AND application Special Instructions below:



Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a high school diploma or GED, and served as a Police Recruit for the City of Apache Junction immediately preceding AZPOST certification or graduated from AZPOST Academy program and received AZPOST certification within six (6) months prior to appointment; or one (1) year fulltime paid permanent experience as a police officer, deputy sheriff or equivalent in the last three (3) years and have completed agency probation period and acquire/receive AZPOST certification within three (3) months of appointment.

Application Special Instructions

All applicants are required to complete the below documents and upload and attach them to your 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 PH 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.


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