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Volunteer Openings


Position Title: Chaplain
Department / Division: Agency Support Division
Workplace Address: Varies
Number of Hours / Week: Flexible
Start/End Hours: Flexible
Days of Work Week: Flexible
Position Description: The Department is seeking the volunteer services of clergy representing many different faith groups (ministers, priests, rabbis) to provide assistance to employees during very difficult times involving high degrees of stress. This would include officer involved shootings, accidents with multiple injuries or death, next of kin notifications, suicides, incidents involving young children and other types of traumatic events. The chaplains’ role is to be available for officers, staff, their families and citizens of the state.

All chaplains invited to be a part of the program will be afforded the opportunity to receive training designed to enhance their ability to work with people in crisis situations. Chaplains will also be provided with information relating to other Department resources available to officers/staff involved in critical incidents.
Qualifications: All applicants must meet the following qualifications:
1. Applicant must be ordained or licensed and in good standing with the chaplain’s faith group.

2. Have a current Ecclesiastical Endorsement as a fully qualified clergy person of the certifying faith group, as a clergy person in good standing, and as a clergy person with permission of the chaplain’s endorser to participate in law enforcement chaplaincy.

3. Be willing to support directly or indirectly the free exercise of religion by all members of the Department, their families, and others to whom they may minister.

4. Possess a Bachelor’s Degree, have completed an additional 20 semester hours of graduate theological education and have a minimum fo five year's of ministry experience OR any combination of education and experience that meets the minimum requirements as determined by the Chaplaincy Program Screening Committee.

5. Be able to adhere strictly to Arizona law regarding the Rule of Privilege and Confidentiality.

6. Realize that while one’s own faith and faith practices must be maintained according to one’s church rules, while on the job as a Department chaplain the practice of proselytization is against Arizona state law.
Additional Information: Must provide documentation to support:
*Ecclesiastical Endorsement
*Good standing with faith group
*Proof of Education
Application & Selection Process: Human Resources reserves the right to close this position without prior notification. Once the application is completed and returned to Human Resources, the application will be reviewed and individuals may be selected for an interview.  Upon successful completion of the interview process, the applicant will be scheduled for a polygraph examination, drug screening and background investigation.

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The Arizona Department of Public Safety is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Current as of: 2/23/2017 6:50:52 AM