|Date Opened||3/28/2022 6:00:00 PM|
|Close Date||5/9/2022 5:00:00 PM|
|HR Analyst||Tola Barker|
|Analyst Phone/Email||520-837-7768 / Tola.Barker@tucsonaz.gov|
|Salary||$26.21 - $36.87/hourly **Salary is in accordance with Administrative Directives**|
|Job Type||Open to All Applicants (External, Internal)|
|HR Tech||Jennifer Urbina|
This position is ONLY open to individuals who are NOT currently POST certified as a law enforcement officer in another state or are NOT currently AZPOT certified.
If qualified as Lateral Police Officer see recruitment for Out-of-State/In-State Later Police Officer at the following link
The City of Tucson is seeking motivated, dedicated, adaptable, compassionate individuals that have a strong desire to serve the community as a Police Officer. The Tucson Police Department is a unique and very diverse agency, dedicated to providing outstanding law enforcement services. This is an exciting career opportunity for applicants who have a passion for protecting life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
Successful candidates from this testing period may be considered for future funded academy classes within the next six months. However, the academy to be filled from this list is September 2022.
The Tucson Police Department was selected by The Military Times as a top agency in their "Best for Vets" 2017 Law Enforcement Jobs Review. Military times evaluated law enforcement agencies on factors including their efforts to recruit Veterans, Veteran preference points during hiring, total numbers of Veterans in the department, the generosity of pay and benefits provided to deployed Reservists, among other factors. The Tucson Police Department, along with only six other agencies, was recognized as a "Top Finisher" among the 20 departments profiled by Military Times.
For more information about the Tucson Police Department, please visit our website at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/police
Tucson has been continuously inhabited for over 12,000 years and celebrates a unique diversity of cultures, architecture, and peoples. One of the oldest towns in the United States, Tucson officially became part of the United States with the Gadsden Purchase of 1854 and served as the capital of the Arizona Territory from 1867 to 1877. Now the 33rd largest city in the nation, Tucson maintains a strong connection to our cultural heritage as we look towards the future.
Surrounded by five mountain ranges, Tucson’s 220-plus square miles boast the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and an unsurpassed climate of more than 350 sunny days a year – yet is just a short drive from the cool sub-alpine meadows on Mount Lemmon. Tucson is home to world-class outdoor recreation, a vibrant, growing city center, renowned museums, and the University of Arizona.
Established in 1871, the Tucson Police Department is dedicated to providing professional service to, and in partnership with, nearly one million Tucson metropolitan area community members. The Tucson Police Department enjoys a close collaborative relationship with our community and proudly incorporates community members on review boards, steering committees, and our basic and advanced training academies.
The Department is dedicated to ensuring team members are from backgrounds as diverse as the city we serve, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The Department is committed to engage in cultural awareness, fighting implicit bias, and ensuring equity.
The Tucson Police Department was honored to be selected by the Department of Justice as one of fifteen model agencies of the Advancing 21st Century Policing initiative, a recognition of our commitment to the modernization of law enforcement practices.
The City of Tucson and the Tucson Police Department offer a wide range of generous benefits for employees. Some of those benefits include:
Tucson Police Department Benefits
Your Security and Future
Your Peace of Mind
Attends the Police Academy to learn the skills and practices of a Police Officer.
Assists with performing patrol duties by traveling through designated areas, searching for suspicious, hazardous or criminal activity, conducting field interviews with suspected offenders and making arrests.
With another officer, responds to routine and emergency calls by contacting the reporting person and witnesses, and determining the nature of the call and action to be taken.
Assists with crime prevention by attending public meetings, enforcing criminal and traffic laws, and identifying gang members and criminals.
Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Minimum Experience Qualifications: No experience required
Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License
At least two (2) years of driving experience
At least 21 years of age by academy graduation date (October 20, 2022)
No felony convictions or drug abuse
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/
**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.
Applicants who successfully complete an employment application, meet minimum qualifications, and successfully complete the Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire by the deadlines will receive an email confirmation to attend the written examination. Applicants must pass the preliminary applicant screening process prior to being eligible to continue in the recruitment process.
Physical Fitness Assessment: The Tucson Police Department has decided to waive the physical test (PT) for applicant testing at this time. Although the PT test will be waived during testing, all candidates preparing to enter the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center (SALETC) program are expected to arrive in shape and be prepared to participate in a rigorous physical fitness program. More information will be provided to the candidates at the written exam in how to best prepare for the physical aspects of the academy
Written Examination - The written examination will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 and June 5. 2022.
The written exam will take place at the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center (SALTEC), located 10001 S. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85756. Passing the written examination requires 60% score or better, which is 100% of the overall score.
An applicant's ranking on the Employment List will be 100% based on the final score from the Written Exam.
• 100% of the score from the Written Exam
Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the achieved score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List. If you qualify for Veteran or Native American preference points as outlined in your Employment Profile, you must submit your documentation either in-person the time of the Written Examination, upload to your COT application or by email. Copies of DD 214s must reflect a characterization of service.
Applicants requiring an accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act for any of the applicant evaluations must contact the individuals listed below at least 48 hours prior to the particular evaluation.
Civil Service List:
Applicants that pass the written examination will be placed on the Civil Service list. The civil service list will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months. Candidates placed on the Employment List must successfully pass the following:
All probationary employees in this classification are subject to random drug screening during their EIGHTEEN MONTH PROBATIONARY PERIOD with the Tucson Police Department.
**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.**
You are high 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.
CONTACTS: Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Jennifer Urbina - (520) 837-7762 or Jennifer.email@example.com
Chalis Ruiz - (520) 837-4176 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tola Barker - (520) 837-7768 or email@example.com
AZ POST Physical
Hep A Vaccine/Titer
Hep B Vaccine/Titer
Non-NIDA Drug Test
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.