|Date Opened||1/2/2018 2:00:00 PM|
|Close Date||1/31/2018 11:59:00 PM|
|HR Analyst||Jocelyn D. Maez|
|Analyst Phone/Email||JOCELYN D. MAEZ 520.837.4176; ADALIZ CRUZ 837.7749|
|Salary||$47,132.80 - $63,897.60/year|
|Job Type||Open to All Applicants (External, Internal)|
|HR Tech||Adaliz Cruz|
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is looking for motivated and dedicated individuals willing to join our team. Successful candidates from this testing period will be considered for any funded academy class(es) within the next six months. The earliest academy that will be filled from this list is July 2018, and this date may be adjusted if necessary.
Being a police officer is a job that involves a tremendous amount of responsibility and requires uncompromising integrity. As a Tucson Police Officer you will be protecting life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances - and this involves an element of personal danger. An officer must be able to act without direct supervision, be able to exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies, and accept work assignments of rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays.
Our most successful candidates are those who have prepared both physically and academically for this demanding type of duty.
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 on 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. The Tucson Police Department is proud that nearly 31% of our members are veterans.
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 - November 1, 2018
No felony convictions or drug abuse
The Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire (CLICK HERE) is a six-page document with a January 2018 revision date on the bottom right corner of the form. No previous versions will be accepted, and no other document, including a resume, will be accepted in its place. The questionnaire is a fillable PDF document accessed by clicking on the highlighted link or by copying and pasting the link below onto your browser. In order to properly access the form, you must use Adobe Reader 8 or above. MAC users DO NOT use Preview mode when completing the form. Use of Adobe Acrobat is required.
You must first download and save the blank form to your computer/document files, before you type your responses onto the PDF document. Please ensure you complete all the questions. It is highly recommended you utilize the "Save As" function and rename it to save a copy to your local disk, prior to uploading the completed form. Do not worry about signing it prior to submitting.
The completed Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire must be uploaded to your Tucson Police Officer Recruit application on this online employment application system or your application will be incomplete. No other form of delivery will be accepted. Please allow a few seconds for the file to download:
You will not be able to submit this application until you upload the completed questionnaire to your Tucson Police Officer Recruit application on the City of Tucson Online Employment Center website when prompted to do so.
Failure to properly complete an application with the uploaded completed questionnaire by the established deadline will result in your removal from this recruitment process. Preliminary Applicant Questionnaires received from applicants who did not properly apply online or who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered.
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 in each hiring process will fail due to material omissions or untruthfulness when completing the prescreen questionnaire and subsequent background information. 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.
You are highly encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later, and it will not be available after the closing date.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:
Applicants who successfully complete the questionnaire will receive an email on February 23, 2018 by the close of business with the results.
* * REVISED DATES * *
Written Examination. The written examination will be conducted on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Westside Police Service Center, located at 1310 W Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ 85705. You will be emailed the results on Friday, April 6, 2018.
Physical Fitness Assessment. Applicants who pass the written examination will be invited to attend the Physical Fitness Assessment on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Public Safety Academy, located at 10001 S. Wilmot, Tucson, AZ 85756.
This is a pass/fail portion of the process and is based upon Cooper's Institute Standards. You must obtain an overall average of 40% in order to pass and proceed to the oral board interview. It is your responsibility to know your own physical condition. Individuals who are in a poor state of physical conditioning will have difficulty passing this examination. Your participation is at your own risk and the City of Tucson assumes no liability or responsibility for any injuries you may incur during this process.
Cooper's Standards are age and gender specific and your overall percentage is determined by averaging your obtained percentile scores for the:
Oral Board Interview. Interviews will be scheduled on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Viscount Suites Hotel, located at 4855 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711. Applicants passing the Oral Board interview will be placed on a Civil Service Employment List for consideration by TPD.
An applicant's ranking on the Employment List will be based on their final score which will be calculated as 5% of the rating for Training and Experience (Supplemental Questionnaire responses), 50% of the rating for the Written Examination, and 45% of the rating for the Oral Board.
Candidates placed on the Employment List will be subject to 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.
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 at the time of the Written Examination. Copies of DD 214s must reflect a characterization of HONORABLE.
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.
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.
Adaliz Cruz, 520.837.7749 or email: Adaliz.Cruz@tucsonaz.gov
Jocelyn D. Maez, 520.837.4176 or email: Jocelyn.Maez@tucsonaz.gov
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.