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  • 496898
  • Full-time


The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the state of Arizona and its citizens.
Apply at our website at www.azdps.gov

Automotive Technician

Salary: $53,726.82 - $68,533.30 

In order to apply, you must go to the DPS website at azdps.gov/careers.  

Job Summary:

This recruitment will be used to establish and 18-month eligibility list to fill current and future vacancies in the Flagstaff area. Apply promptly; application period will close when a sufficient number of applications is received.

Performs journey-level mechanical work in repair, service, maintenance and specialized installations of automobiles, motorcycles and/or related equipment. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

If you have a disability which may require an accommodation, please notify Human Resources in writing prior to the test date.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires three (3) years of journey-level experience in the maintenance, repair and service of gas and/or diesel motorized equipment.

NOTE: Experience may be required specifically on automobiles or motorcycles, depending upon the needs of the Department.


Must supply and maintain personal tool inventory, as required to perform job functions.

Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona drivers license.

May be required to travel to perform certain work functions.

May be required to be on-call for emergencies.

May be required to testify in legal hearings.

Some positions may also require a motorcycle operator license.

May be required to successfully pass the following ASE certification tests within three (3) years of the date of hire; Suspension (A4), Brakes (A5), Electrical/electronic systems (A6), and Heating and Air Conditioning (A7).

May be required to successfully pass the following ASE certification tests within six (6) years of the date of hire; Engine Repair (A1), Manual and Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2), Drive Train and Axles (A3), Suspension and Steering (A4), Brakes (A5), Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6), Heating and Air Conditioning (A7), and Engine Performance (A8).


May be required to move items up to 50 pounds for distances of up to 10 feet.

Maybe be required to stand, stoop, bend, kneel and squat for extended periods of time.

May be exposed to fumes or dust, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather, moving mechanical parts and moderate to loud noise levels.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

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

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Applicants must complete an examination process. A polygraph and background investigation are required for successful applicants. All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

In order to apply, you must go to the DPS website.


The Arizona Department of Public Safety is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to benefit-eligible employees in cooperation with the State of Arizona.

•           Accrued vacation pay and sick days

•           10 paid holidays per year

•           Deferred compensation plan

•           Top-ranked retirement plans

•           Affordable medical, dental, vision, life, and short & long-term disability insurance plans

•           Employee Assistance, Peer and Family Support Programs

•           Bus Cards (Subsidized partially by the State)

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


This classification participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Contact Us:

To learn more and see a complete list of the job openings at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, visit our website at www.azdps.gov. You may also contact us at (602) 223-2290.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.