City of Tucson


$21.96-$32.94 Hourly / $45,676.80-$68,515.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 919

General Description

Investigates and analyzes evidence to determine the cause and source of crimes. Manages caseloads, assists the public and prescreens police and professional staff job applicants.
This is a civilian classification, meaning the employee is not a sworn officer, does not carry a firearm, does not respond to in-progress incidents, and does not make arrests.  

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees.

Investigates crimes by drafting warrants, interviewing witnesses and suspects, collecting and analyzing evidence, drawing diagrams of the crime scene, conducting research, and showing lineups.   

Assists public and law enforcement agencies by responding to telephone calls and correspondence, discussing cases and other issues with citizens, and providing statistics and general information to law enforcement agencies.   

Manages caseloads by preparing and maintaining files, processing paperwork, writing reports, and processing evidence.   

Prescreens applicants by reviewing their paperwork, conducting interviews, conducting background investigations, and providing assistance to personnel as needed.   

Performs related duties by testifying in court, training employees, and maintaining vehicle.  

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associates Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least two years of investigative experience in law enforcement, public safety, loss prevention, crime scene management, forensics, or related field.   

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver  

Special Job Requirements

Arizona Criminal Justice Information System Network Terminal Operator Certification

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical
Non-NIDA Drug Test 
30lb Lift Test 

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Occupational Group Code: 34
Occupational Group Description: Police
EEO Job Category Code: D
EEO Job Category Description: Protective Services 
Organizational Level: First Level Employee
NCCI: 7720
Bargaining Unit: Not represented

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A, B,C,D, or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a city vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirements may exist based on position.  

Driving Level: Primary 
License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver 
CDL Endorsements: None 
Safety Sensitive: Yes 

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 6210;