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Class Code: 9726
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Under general supervision, provides firearms/weapons inspection, maintenance, repair and firearms training for Department personnel. This civilian classification does not perform sworn police officer duties. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Performs annual armorer inspections on weapons.

2. Provides instruction to officers to maintain/improve marksmanship skills.

3. Develops lesson plans to conduct firearms training.

4. Conducts quality assurance inspections on firearms training events.

5. Evaluates employee firearms efficiency and recommends additional training as necessary.

6. Assists personnel on firing range with weapons malfunctions.

7. Issues weapons and related equipment to Department personnel.

8. Maintains and accounts for firearms and ammunition inventories.

9. Prepares class rosters, armorer logs, lesson plans and other required paperwork.

10. Operates and maintains job-related equipment.

11. Attends job-related training.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. Federal, State, and City laws pertaining to firearms.

2. Departmental and AZPOST requirements, rules, regulations and safety precautions when dealing with firearms/weapons and training.

3. firearms training methods.

4. a variety of firearms/weapons and their use and care.

5. police methods, practices and procedures.

6. basic storage procedures for weapons and ammunition.

7. current trends and issues related to firearms and related training.

8. basic mathematics.

9. the principles of proper English sentence structure, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

10. basic first aid practices.

11. basic computer and office equipment operations.

Skill in:

1. communicating orally to provide, clarify and gather information.

2. the use of firearms/weapons.

3. disassembling, cleaning, and repairing various firearms.

4. the development of lesson plans.

5. the use of various hand and power tools (drill, grinder).

6. demonstrating proper use of firearms.

Ability to:

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

2. provide training to individuals with varying levels of proficiency.

3. identify safety hazards and address them accordingly.

4. perform work for extended periods of time in a variety of extreme weather conditions.

5. communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

6. qualify and maintain firearms proficiency.


Requires the ability to lift heavy objects (50 pounds). May be exposed to fumes or dust, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather, moving mechanical parts, and moderate to loud noise levels.


Must possess a valid Arizona Driver license by hire date.
May be required to successfully complete manufacturer training related to various firearms/weapons.
Must be able to work any hours including weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, call-outs and overtime.
Travel may be required.


Requires 5 years of experience as a Firearms Instructor and armorer in a law enforcement agency and a minimum of 10 years as a police officer. Must currently possess an Arizona POST Firearms certification and AZ POST General Instructor certification. Requires a high school diploma or GED. 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: 7/23/2014 12:23:47 AM