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ECD Full Authority Lateral Officer

  • 513007
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 7 2022 at 23:55 MST


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ECD Full Authority Lateral Officer


Job Location:

Address:  Various - Statewide

Posting Details:

Salary: $49,61.54 - $60,439.18 

Grade: 20

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of a Sergeant, an Officer focuses on public safety by protecting life, property and the state transportation infrastructure, by providing safe and efficient movement of commercial traffic through the State of Arizona; enforces all state and federal laws and regulations relative to commercial vehicle enforcement and regulatory compliance; completes all work assignments and training in a timely manner, good decision making, makes arrests when necessary, professionalism, testifies in court when required, prepares clear and concise written reports, exercises judgment in determining use of force, and promotes compliance of all state and federal laws, rules and regulations directly related to the duties of the position. The position also requires completion of the Peace Officer Physical aptitude Test (POPAT) prior to the background process. Background check and In-state travel is required.

Job Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Performs duties to include: screening commercial driver/vehicle credentials, weighing commercial vehicles, performing enhanced vehicle identity inspections, registration compliance, commercial vehicle safety inspections, conducting traffic stops on commercial vehicles, enforcement of all pertinent laws, rules and regulations and all other duties performed by Officers
• Performs 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
• Performs the inspection of vehicles, dealer and salvage yard operations for compliance with State title and registration requirements. Take appropriate enforcement action as authorized by state and federal motor vehicle and operator laws, rules and regulations
• Prepares appropriate reports and daily cash accounting pursuant to agency requirements. Communicate pertinent information through electronic, written or oral means with peers, supervisors, other agencies, other governmental agencies and the public. Attend various meetings, conferences and training sessions
• Collect and account for operating funds and receipts; prepare reports; resolve technical customer service problems and/or concerns that are referred by ECD personnel and/or customers, provide technical assistance in various areas to representatives of other states, transportation personnel, law enforcement agencies, title and registration offices, industry and clientele
• Performs 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 and other duties as assigned
• Maintains AZPOST training requirements to include an AZPOST firearms certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

• Pertinent State and Federal motor vehicle laws, rules and regulations
• Modern law enforcement methods, best practices and procedures
• Search and Seizure, rules of evidence and custody of prisoners
• Defensive tactics
• First Aid, CPR
• Court systems, procedures and protocols
• Activity reporting and accounting procedures established for the work system
• Principles of report writing
• Have previously served as a certified peace officer in Arizona, another state, or federal agency, and meet all of the minimum qualifications for certification as an Arizona Peace Officer.

Skills in:

• 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

Ability to:

• Prepare clear and concise reports
• Communicate effectively with staff members and the general public
• Maintain moral standards and integrity
• Work as a team and collaborate
• Obtain and maintain a CVSA certification
• Make effective and reasonable decisions under pressure
• Operate law enforcement computers, software and database programs
• Maintain required firearms certification
• Understand and interpret laws and regulations
• To obtain an appointment from an Arizona Law Enforcement Agency

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

Knowledge of Motor Vehicle Laws, rules and regulations; computer skills, report writing and basic money handling experience. 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.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) Full Authority certification. Weapon certified in accordance with AZ P.O.S.T. standards, CVSA Certified, Valid Driver License.
The position also requires a Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspector Certification, an Arizona Post Firearms Certification.

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

Contact Us:

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.


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.