This K-9 Handler position assigned and trained with a state issued canine. The canine will live at the incumbent’s place of residence and the officer will be responsible to all state, agency, and division policy/procedures regarding the K-9 program. To interpret and communicate the provisions of state and federal motor vehicle codes, criminal statutes and state laws, search and seizure laws pertaining to registration, operator licensing, tax credentials, financial responsibility, size/weight and vehicle safety requirements applicable to Port operations and Field Enforcement; to examine documents, issue permits, calculate, collect and account for appropriate fees and taxes; to regulate domestic and foreign based vehicle traffic entering and exiting the State; to inspect vehicles, salvage yard operators and to perform appropriate enforcement related activities within a defined geographic area; to perform specific Generalist functions conferred to Enforcement Service Bureau by inter-agency and intergovernmental agreements with various State, Federal and local agencies and bordering states. May be required to function in more than one program area and may be assigned to any one of numerous work sites statewide and to one of the three shifts which may be rotated as necessary.
Overtime and overnight travel will be required. Incumbent must be able to responds to call outs and reside within 30 miles of assigned duty post. The position also requires completion of the peace officer physical Aptitude Test (POPAT) prior to the background process if they are not AZPOST Certified. Background check and in-state travel is required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Inspect public places and personal property such as port of entry, border areas, commercial vehicles, personal vehicles; to detect the presence of illegal substances, hidden bodies/persons, and contraband; take appropriate enforcement action as authorized by state and motor vehicle and operator laws, rules and regulations, including the wearing and use of weapons
• Performs the examination of documents and inspections of commercial, domestic and foreign based vehicle traffic entering and exiting the State (via port of entry or other means) for the compliance with state and federal vehicle registration, tax credential, financial responsibility, size and weight and safety requirements
• Perform the issuance of applicable permits, the routing of over-dimensional loads and the collection of appropriate fees and taxes. Take appropriate enforcement action as authorized by state and federal motor vehicle and operator laws, rules and regulations, including the wearing and use of weapons
• Prepare appropriate reports and daily cash accounting pursuant to Agency requirements Communicate pertinent information through electronic, written oral means with peers, supervisors, other agencies, governmental agencies and the public. Attend various meetings, conferences and training sessions
• Collect and account for operating funds and receipts; prepare periodic reports; develop plans and policy/procedure changes, perform ad hoc studies of program; resolve technical customer service problems and/or concerns that are referred by other ESB personnel or customer, provide technical
assistance in various areas to representatives of other states, transportation personnel, law enforcement agencies, title and registration office, industry and clientele
• Bathing, brushing, exercising, feeding, grooming, cleaning of the dog's kennel or transport vehicle, administering drugs or medicine for illness and/or transporting the dog to and from an animal hospital or veterinarian and training the dog at home
• Perform Generalist functions as mandated by inter-agency and intergovernmental agreements with various Arizona State agencies, federal agencies and bordering states. Provide assistance to the ADOT office of the Inspector General as required
• Pertinent State and Federal motor vehicle laws, rules and regulations and ARS Title 28 and 13
• Modern law enforcement methods, best practices and procedures
• Rules of criminal and civil procedures; Laws of arrest; law enforcement practices and procedures
• Manufacturer's vehicle serial numbers, confidential codes and their locations
• Generalist functions specified in inter-agency and intergovernmental agreements
• Activity reporting and accounting procedures established for the work system
• Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and related equipment
• Principles of cash accounting; principles of report writing; and extensive knowledge of search and seizure laws/procedures
• Interpreting relevant State and Federal motor vehicle laws, rules and regulations
• Eliciting factual information and drawing valid conclusions
• Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with staff members and the general public
• Use and care of firearms
• Operate police equipment in emergency situations
• Exercise discretion in use of force
• Verbal and written communication, writing clear and concise reports
• Problem solving and using good judgment
• Have completed the basic and advanced training that demonstrates substantial comparability to the Arizona basic course
• Bend, stoop and stretch as necessary to access and inspect vehicle components, and perform related safety check
• Successfully interact with a variety of people
• Resolve technical problems
• Prepare clear and concise reports
• Communicate effectively with staff members and the general public
• Have canine live in the primary residence; maintain suitable living environment for canine officer (applicable to agency policy)
• Respond to call outs 24 hours per day / Days a week
• Maintain moral standards and integrity
• Work as a team and collaborate
• Make effective and reasonable decisions under pressure
• Operate law enforcement computers, software and database programs
• Maintain required firearms certification
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
• Two (2) years of experience as a Full Authority Officer (not including time in training). Experience as a Police/Military K-9 handler Experience within a Police /Military K-9 Unit
• An Individual who has served honorably as a peace officer in Arizona and their certification as a peace officer has lapsed, or served in another state or a federal agency, may be eligible to gain Arizona POST certification through Waiver Testing in lieu of attending an Arizona peace officer basic course at an academy
Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) Full Authority certification.
Weapons certified in accordance with AZ P.O.S.T. standards.
Valid Driver License, Arizona Post Firearms Certification.
Ability to complete K-9 Handler Certification Program (Designated by ADOT).
This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). If considered, PART 2 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment allows a record review and reference check. The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR and record review/ reference check.
The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Mandatory participation in the Arizona Retirement System (ASRS) is required
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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.