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Class Code: 5831
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
One Salary
Annual / Hourly
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Performs highly responsible and complex administrative work in planning, developing, managing, overseeing, coordinating and implementing statewide multi-jurisdictional, multi-level law enforcement investigative, audit, test development or training sections; verifies compliance with AZ POST standards; provides technical advice to law enforcement agencies, agency heads, state, local and municipal law enforcement agencies; represents state law enforcement interests in consultation with other state's Peace Officers Standards and Training agencies, and agency heads. Supervises subordinate employees as designated. Requires considerable independence and judgment in combining law enforcement knowledge and analytical judgment to resolve issues. Performs related work as required. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Directs the daily operations of an AZ POST section to ensure individual rights of due process are met and all legal requirements are fulfilled.

2. Ensures the section attains the goals and objectives of AZ POST. Establishes and implements internal policies and procedures; develops and implements work standards and directs work assignments.

3. Prepares complex written reports to keep the AZ POST Board and Executive Director informed.

4. Analyzes operational and administrative problems in order to implement effective courses of action; resolves conflicts and clarifies issues arising between staff and agency heads or administrators and investigates complaints concerning unit staff.

5. Implements and monitors information systems for the prioritization and tracking of peace officer testing, training or investigations of peace officer misconduct; ensures data entered is accurate and cases are concluded in a timely manner.

6. Oversees AZ POST audit functions to ensure AZ POST selection, retention and testing standards for individual peace officers are adhered to by Arizona law enforcement agencies.

7. Designs and applies evaluation techniques and proficiency testing methods that measure the effectiveness of AZ POST programs.

8. Interprets complex laws, administrative rules and past Board actions and decisions to clarify requirements to law enforcement and corrections agencies and ensure consistent and correct Board decisions. Represents the Board in reviewing other state operations.

9. Maintains effective public relations with federal, state, county, municipal and tribal political officials and the public, including interpretation and advocacy of AZ POST policy.

10. Conducts studies to determine, validate and maintain selection standards, testing standards, training and minimum qualifications for peace officers statewide.

11. Responds to inquiries from various sources (e.g. governmental officials, general public, news media, etc.) to provide information regarding peace officer certification and retention and complaints against peace officers.

12. Supervises, identifies, monitors the use and directs the activities of subject matter experts.

13. Serves as a liaison on committees. Consults with law enforcement agency heads and government officials, serves as a technical consultant to agency heads, administrators and other high level government officials.

14. Maintains knowledge of current trends in law enforcement, community involvement and economic issues in order to anticipate and plan for impact on peace officer certification and retention requirements.

15. Develops and directs multiple schedules and logistics of complex projects.

16. Develops, implements, and monitors negotiated contracts and intergovernmental agreements regarding the selection and retention of peace officers.

17. Testifies at Board, Legislative or administrative hearings or judicial proceedings.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. Audit methodologies.

2. Law enforcement methods and techniques (e.g. conducting, interrogations, interviews, investigations, etc.) to ensure effective enforcement of AZ POST rules.

3. Conflict resolution techniques.

4. Arizona Revised Statutes, AZ POST rules and Arizona Rules of Criminal and Administrative Procedures pertaining to peace officer recruitment, appointment or retention.

5. The principles and practices of administration, management, and personnel supervision.

6. Program or project management techniques.

7. Learning theory or principles as applied to adult learning.

8. Instructional strategies and methodologies.

9. Problem-solving techniques.

10. Report-writing techniques to produce analytical reports or written materials.

11. Principles and practices of supervision.

12. Copyright restrictions in regard to testing materials.

13. Current law enforcement techniques, trends, and strategies.

14. Applicable federal law and regulations for recruitment, selection and retention.

15. Statistical concepts and methods as they apply to test and salary data.

Skill in:

1. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

2. Formulating concepts and developing strategies and solutions.

3. Making oral presentations to groups.

4. Organizing time and resources (e.g. people, facilities, events, materials, etc.),

5. Analyzing information and drawing valid conclusions.

6. Research techniques, statistical analysis and data collection.

7. Developing understandable and usable methodologies for describing complex ideas.

8. Mainframe and personal computer job-related software.

Ability to:

1. Plan and organize resources involving multiple priorities and deadlines in order to meet objectives.

2. Organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks to complete job functions in an orderly, efficient manner.

3. Exercise independent judgment or initiative and function with minimal supervision.

4. Conduct research, gather information and analyze a variety of data.

5. Identify problems or issues, analyze alternatives and develop viable recommendations.

6. Perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.

7. Consult with all levels of management within various federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies.

8. Develop and present grant proposals.

9. Develop feasible short and long-range plans to develop and complete projects.

10. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.

11. Exercise good judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information.


Statewide travel may be required to perform certain work functions.


Office setting.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's Degree in business or public administration, education, criminal justice or related field and five (5) years of law enforcement experience and at least two (2) years of which is in the field of criminal, civil, or administrative investigations, audits or test development. A Master's Degree in business or public administration, or education may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Exempt


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Current as of: 7/24/2014 12:20:29 PM