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Class Code: 2030
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Under general supervision is responsible for the coordinative and administrative support functions of the Concealed Weapons Permit Program (CWPP) to include conducting investigations, auditing records, writing lesson plans and instructing classes related to concealed weapons, and representing the state at administrative appeals. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Performs daily administrative functions of the CWP including answering phones, mailing applications, daily money transmittal, and various clerical duties.

2. Writes, modifies and maintains lesson plans relating to firearms safety, marksmanship, deadly force issues, maintenance, mental conditioning and judgmental shooting.

3. Answers CCW program and firearms related questions from CCW firearms instructors, other governmental agencies and citizens.

4. Maintains all records on CCW instructors and training organizations and approve/deny their applications.

5. Schedules and instructs classes on laws related to CCW in Arizona for ALEA cadets/officers and the firearms instructor class for all new AZ CCW firearms instructors; in the course of instructing, may be required to handle a firearm.

6. Represents the state at administrative appeals regarding the denial/suspension of permits and/or instructor certifications.

7. Investigates CCW instructors and training organizations for administrative rule or criminal law violations.

8. Assists law enforcement personnel in criminal or administrative investigations involving permit holders, instructors or training organizations.

9. Serves as liaison between DPS and instructors, training organizations, firearms organizations, permit holders, the general public and news media concerning CCW/firearms related issues.

10. Monitors news media relating to crimes or other significant incidents that may involve CCW permit holders, instructors or training organizations.

11. Develops, maintains and distributes various training-related information and materials to instructors and training organizations.

12. Writes and/or modifies administrative rules for the Arizona CCW program for approval.

13. Queries ICE databases to determine firearms eligibility of non-US born applicants.

14. Participates in exchange of information with law enforcement personnel in other states relating to CCW permit reciprocity/recognition and related state laws.

15. Writes Concealed Weapons Permit Unit newsletters for training organizations.

16. Implements new laws and modifications to the state CCW program.

17. Participates in meetings with the CCW Advisory Committee.

18. Reads and interprets other states firearms/CCW laws for the purposes of recognition/reciprocity of permits.

19. Audits records of training organizations in order to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: KNOWLEDGE OF:

1. state, national and federal weapons laws to include applicable case law.

2. legislation, policies and procedures as related to the AZ CCW permit program.

3. the legislative process.

4. firearms instruction to include safety, marksmanship, deadly force issues, maintenance, mental conditioning and judgmental shooting.

5. business English, spelling, grammar and punctuation required to produce and proofread written complex documents.

6. records management systems (both automated and paper files) to ensure accurate maintenance of files and ease of retrieval.

7. report writing in order to produce statistical or technical reports in an appropriate format.

8. modern office practices, procedures and equipment to perform office functions in an efficient manner.


1. interpreting state law with the assistance of the Attorney General's office.

2.initiating/completing administrative or criminal investigations.

3. creating lesson plans to be used to instruct a particular topic.

4. researching information on a local, state or federal level.

5. the use of computer keyboard devices.

6. computer software programs.

7. the use of firearms.


1. instruct groups of various sizes on a particular topic.

2. effectively communicate both orally and in writing at all levels.

3. interpret and apply moderately difficult to complex written information.

4. conduct research, gather information and analyze a wide variety of data and statistics to complete reports and assignments.

5. learn automated criminal information systems and appropriate codes (e.g., NCIC, ACCH, FACT, etc.).

6. interpret criminal history records.

7. set short and long range plans or goals for programs and projects.

8. compose written material for different levels of readership.

9. use discretion in the dissemination of oral and written communication in order to safeguard confidential or sensitive information.

10. work under minimal supervision and make independent decisions.

11. perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.

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

13. complete assignments within a designated deadline.

14. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.


Office setting.


Must obtain ACJIS Terminal Operator Certification within six months of hire, and maintain certification throughout the course of this assignment with the Department. Statewide travel may be required to perform certain work functions.

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience with gun handling, instructing and coaching firearms training and experience with firearm/range related issues; law enforcement experience preferred. Must be able to legally possess a firearm. Must possess an Arizona driver license no later than effective starting date. Must possess a current certificate of completion from one of the following authorized firearms-safety training instructor programs:

- Arizona Basic Police firearms Instructor Certification

- NRA Police Firearms Instructor Development School

- NRA Law Enforcement Security Firearms Instructor Development School

- NRA Pistol Instructor and Personal Protection Instructor rating

- NRA Law Enforcement Tactical Handgun Instructor rating

- NRA Law Enforcement Handgun/Shotgun Instructor rating

- Firearms Instructor Training Program, issued by a federal law enforcement agency

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/24/2014 11:47:18 PM