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3211 - Deputy Sheriff (Trainee)

at Pima County

Posted: 9/11/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2815967
Keywords: police, emergency

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

There are multiple positions, requiring rotating shifts and rotating days*, with the Pima County Sheriff's Department. THIS IS A TESTED POSITION. 

Salary Grade: S1

Starting salary after successful completion of Trainee period is: $25.50/Hourly

*The department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Candidates must be willing to work all shifts (days, evenings, midnights, on call, rotating) and workweeks (Mon-Fri, weekends, rotating, holidays, etc.).

Performs law enforcement work of moderate complexity including enforcing laws, maintaining order, protecting life and property and investigating and assisting in the prevention of crime; and performs related work as required. Work may be required on weekends and holidays according to assigned shift and duties may be assigned in any geographical or functional unit of the department. This classification is the entry-level commissioned officer in the Sheriff's Department and is actively engaged in law enforcement activities. It is distinguished from Sergeant, which has supervisory responsibility for a unit on an assigned shift.


(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Patrols assigned area for the prevention of crime and enforcement of laws and ordinances;
Responds to requests for law enforcement services and takes appropriate action;
Arrests violators of laws and ordinances, and ensures violators are booked on charges;
Escorts prisoners to jail and court;
Enforces traffic laws, directs traffic and provides information concerning the location of streets, routes and buildings;
Investigates and prepares detailed reports of collisions;
Investigates suspicious conditions, activities, or persons;
Investigates and checks for wanted or missing persons and stolen property;
Participates in the operation of various units and the service of civil and criminal subpoenas and other court orders;
Participates in riot and crowd control;
Controls and restrains potentially violent persons;
Carries a department authorized firearm at all times while on duty;
Prepares a variety of reports;
Conducts investigations of criminal cases and gathers, preserves and analyzes facts and evidence;
Conducts follow up investigations of preliminary investigative reports;
Interviews complainants, suspects and witnesses while acting as the preliminary investigating officer;
Records statements and testimony;
Prepares and submits reports of criminal offenses, including modus operandi and description of incriminating evidence, for determination of guilt and prosecution of charges;
Prepares material evidence for courtroom presentation and testifies in court on various matters, including findings of investigations;
Provides information to attorneys and other authorized persons;
Assists in rescue activities for sick and injured persons;
May be assigned limited supervisory duties on a temporary basis;
Will have direct physical contact with arrestees during arrest procedures and subsequent custody.
Knowledge of:

  • pertinent federal, state and local laws and ordinances;
  • law enforcement support service and investigative work;
  • law enforcement practices and procedures;
  • principles and practices of leadership;
  • social sciences as they relate to public service and law enforcement;
  • roads and routes within the County;
  • rules, regulations and policies of Pima County and the Sheriff's Department.
 Skill in:
  • observing situations analytically and objectively, making quick decisions and recording information clearly and completely;
  • managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and impartially;
  • preparing and maintaining records and reports;
  • communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • reacting quickly and calmly in emergencies;
  • operating a motor vehicle safely during pursuit and routine driving;
  • performing work which requires good physical condition and strength;
  • performing defensive tactics which requires quick reflexes, agility, and coordination;
  • understanding and following written and oral instructions;
  • establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the public, department members and others;
  • obtaining valid information by interview and interrogation;
  • gathering, analyzing and evaluating facts and evidence;
  • safe use of law enforcement equipment;
  • operating a laptop/desktop to include word processing and spreadsheets;
  • operating a smart phone or similar type device;
  • firearms tactics and operation and accuracy in shooting.
Ability to:
  • react to physical confrontations and emergency situations quickly and effectively;
  • stand and sit for long periods of time;
  • bend, reach, kneel and crouch;
  • climb up and down stairs with speed and agility;
  • perform tasks requiring dexterity and agility after running moderate distances;
  • see and recall visual details;
  • hear and understand speech and radio transmissions;
  • communicate clearly in person and via a police radio and/or phone;
  • type and/or enter data on a keyboard;
  • lift and carry up to 75 pounds;
  • perform multiple physical tasks simultaneously;
  • qualify with a department authorized firearm and defensive weapons;
  • wear required uniform articles and safety equipment for extended periods of time;
  • wear and use a respirator;
  • drive an automobile.

Minimum Qualifications

At the time of appointment, applicants must possess a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Additional Information: THIS IS A TESTED POSITION.  Email notifications will be sent out to all candidates that submit a completed application. The email will provide instructions on how to schedule for the physical fitness assessment. Candidates will also receive an information packet detailing the steps of the hiring process.  The test dates are as follows:

  • Monthly - TBD:  Physical Fitness Assessment. The Physical Fitness Assessment will be administered.(Time TBD - Human Resources will notify eligible candidates to schedule for the physical fitness assessment.)
  • Monthly - TBD: Oral Board Interviews. Candidates that pass the multiple choice exam will be scheduled for this process. (Exact dates and times TBD and will be scheduled by the Sheriff's Department.)
  • Monthly - TBD: Polygraphs, background investigations, psychological test, etc. (The Sheriff's Department will notify eligible candidates regarding dates, times and locations.)
  • April 2021 - Deputy Sheriff Training Academy begins.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Arizona driver license with appropriate endorsement(s), as defined by the appointing authority. The valid Arizona driver license shall be unencumbered by any ignition interlock restrictions. Failure to maintain the required licensure shall be grounds for termination.

Special Notice ItemsAt time of appointment to the position, must be 21 years of age, a resident of the State of Arizona, registered as a voter in Pima County, able to read and write the English language and eligible to be certified by AZPOST per rule R13-4-105. All positions require satisfactory completion of a background investigation due to the need for access to law enforcement, corrections and courts facilities, property, communications and associated confidential information and documents, databases and evidentiary materials. Pre-/post-appointment drug screening and polygraph examinations are required of all positions due to the need for access as described above.

All positions are required to work rotating shifts which includes days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays, and to work an assigned post that can be rotated/reassigned at management's discretion.

The Pima County Trainee Program: To review a copy of Pima County Administrative Procedure 23-50 on Law Enforcement and Corrections Academy Trainee Programs, please visit: https://webcms.pima.gov/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6/File/Government/Administration/Administrative%20Procedures/23-50_Law_Enforce_Corr_Academy_Trainee_Prog_180615.pdf.

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