NON-PERMANENT POLICE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATOR

Recruitment #2112-0107-001

Introduction

The Tucson Police Department is seeking skilled and dedicated individuals to provide administrative and investigative support to the Background Investigations Unit in direct support of law enforcement operations.

This is a non-permanent position that will work on an intermittent or seasonal basis.  Individuals in this classification may not exceed 1,300 hours per fiscal year (1 July - 30 June).  Non-Permanent appointees do not receive benefits, and their appointment may be terminated at any time without notice or right of appeal.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System or Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.

**The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors.  In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the City of Tucson.**

General Description

This position provides administrative and/or investigative support within the Human Resources Division, Background Investigations Unit, in direct support of law enforcement operations.

Essential Functions

Performs employment background screening or relevant investigative work.

Develops and analyzes information from formal interviews, as well as information derived and developed from law enforcement systems, public domain data bases, social media websites, etc.

Researches criminal justice information and collects pertinent documents, analyzes evidence, and writes reports for review/action.

Performs clerical duties including typing and filing, updating and maintaining security on sensitive files

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years performing employment background screening or relevant investigative work which includes developing evidence via formal interviews, utilization of information contained in restrictive or sensitive data bases, collection of pertinent documents, analyzing evidence, and writing reports.

Ability to obtain ACJIS Network Terminal Operator certification within 30 days of hire.

Special Job Requirements

Initiates and receives telephone calls from the public to investigate and interview to obtain information required for the Police Department to make informed selection decisions regarding candidates for employment.

No felony convictions or drug abuse

Preferred Qualifications

Five (5) years of previous satisfactory experience as a commissioned officer in a paid status with the Tucson Police Department.

Pre-Screen Questionnaire Instructions

The Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire is a fillable web form and can be found as a link in the supplemental questions when you apply. You must complete your application with the City of Tucson AND submit a completed Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire by the deadline to be considered for this job opening (both are required).

***The following is the link to Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire*** Click on this link:  https://www.tucsonaz.gov/apps/recruiting_background_investigator/

 **The deadline to complete and submit the preliminary applicant questionnaire is five (5) business days from the date of application.**

Completed Preliminary Applicant Questionnaires can only be submitted online. No other form of delivery will be accepted. You will need to type your responses into this web form document and submit into the system when prompted to do so in the supplemental question portion of the application. Please ensure you complete all the questions in the Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire. You may start and save, to complete and submit at a later time. If you utilize this save and close feature, a link will be emailed to you so you can return to where you left off. Do not return to the original link to complete the questionnaire. Doing so will require you to start over.

Please fully disclose all relevant information on the Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire. Discrepancies and omissions will be uncovered during an exhaustive background investigation and polygraph examination, so it is not in your best interest to be less than truthful. One of the fundamental requirements of working in law enforcement is the ability of an individual to adhere to and demonstrate the highest legal and ethical standards. Unfortunately, it is our experience that a number of applicants will fail due to material omissions or untruthfulness. If you are untruthful, dishonest, knowingly omit, falsify, conceal, or obscure required information during any part of the application and hiring process, you will be PERMANENTLY DISQUALIFIED from ever being employed by the Tucson Police Department in ANY capacity.

Selection Plan

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume under the "Resume" tab or email to Demetria.Lopez@tucsonaz.gov prior to the close date of the job posting.  Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission. 

Applications received without a resume will be considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration.

Applicants who successfully complete an employment application, meet minimum qualifications, and successfully complete the Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire by the deadline given, will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions will be invited to participate in a Panel Board Interview.

  • Virtual Panel Board Interviews - will be determined at a later date.  You will be notified via email.

The highest scoring applicants will be placed in the "Best Qualified" and "Qualified" band (grouping) and provided to the hiring department for a selection decision. An applicant's placement on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 10% of your rating for Training and Experience
  • 10% of your rating for Resume
  • 80% of your rating for Panel Board Interview

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act- related accommodation during the testing process, please call Demetria Lopez at 520-837-7755 or email Demetria.Lopez@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Candidates placed on the "Best Qualified" and "Qualified" band (grouping) list must successfully pass the following:

  • An extensive background investigation, including local, state and national criminal and fingerprint checks    
  • Motor Vehicle History
  • Pre-employment medical testing

Employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing the above requirements.

Conclusion

You are highly encouraged to print and save this bulletin as a PDF, because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later, as it will not be available after the closing date.

Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.   

All email inquiries should be directed to the individuals listed below:      

Chalis Ruiz, 520.837.4176 or email: Chalis.Ruiz@tucsonaz.gov

Demetria Z. Lopez, 520.837.7755 or email: Demetria.Lopez@tucsonaz.gov

Jennifer Urbina, 520.837.7762 or email: Jennifer.Urbina@tucsonaz.gov

Tola Barker, 520.837.7768 or email: Tola.Barker@tucsonaz.gov

 

 

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Non-NIDA Drug Test

**The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors.  In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the City of Tucson.**

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.



Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.