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ECD Lieutenant/Full Authority

  • 515054
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Feb 1 2023 at 23:55 MST


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ECD Lieutenant/Full Authority

This position is open only to current State of Arizona employees

Job Location:

Address:  I-40 Milepost 3.8. Topock, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $75,499.22 

Grade: 22

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of a Captain, a Lieutenant oversees the supervision of Sergeants and all subordinates assigned under their command, has the authority to approve actions and/or resolve administrative issues and functions as a mid-level manager in a defined area of responsibility; plans, organizes and coordinates the daily activities of a designated area of operation to include operational details, community outreach programs, task forces, and acts as a representative of the agency by attending various community meetings, committees, and business meetings to promote existing and new programs within the department; is responsible for analyzing data and preparing detailed reports of all operations to the Captain and/or Executive Command Staff, completes annual performance evaluations of supervisor subordinates, reviews and approves reports of supervisory subordinates for accuracy and compliance, delegates' tasks and responsibilities as needed, promotes a transparent working environment and ensures that all areas of operations are functioning properly and efficiently, fiscal responsibility for their designated area, participate in the departmental hiring and promotional process, and may also assist in the development and communication of departmental operating procedures; also acts as a liaison for their subordinates by relaying orders, directives and messages given by Senior Command Staff; ensures compliance, within their area of responsibility, of the Arizona Management System principles. A background check is required.

Model ADOT values through leading, coaching and developing problem solvers to implement and sustain a continuous improvement culture. Leaders are accountable, transparent, and communicative as they foster an inclusive, diverse, and safe environment.

Job Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Directs subordinates ensuring safety of all operational personnel and the general public, promotes enforcement of state and federal laws, rules and regulations. Monitors all activities within area of responsibility to ensure all goals and objectives are being met. Examine all operations and programs assessing effectiveness
• Manage, coordinate and oversee all activities relating to commercial vehicles including inspections, issuance of oversize/overweight and registration permits, compliance of size/weight laws, and rules and regulations at fixed and mobile weight enforcement facilities. Fiscally responsible for area
• Prepares reports and gathers statistical analyses from work product. Plans, coordinates and oversees enforcement details. Reviews, investigates and resolves complaints from either the public or internal sources. Keeps supervisor informed of progress of investigations
• Inventories and requisitions supplies, office equipment, personnel equipment, warehouse items and accountable forms. Verifies daily remittances and insures deposits are made in timely fashion
• Performs same duties as subordinates on an as needed basis: issuing permits, screening commercial driver/vehicle credentials, weighing commercial vehicles, performing enhanced vehicle identity inspections, registration compliance, commercial vehicle safety inspections and all other duties performed by Enforcement and Compliance Field Enforcement Officers when required
• Interprets Arizona Revised Statutes, ADOT and ECD Policies, Procedures and Federal Regulations. Interpret and enforce all state and federal laws, rules and regulations, policies and procedures to include Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) Title 13 (Criminal Law), Title 28 (Transportation Law), Arizona Administrative Code Title 17 (Transportation), ECD and ADOT Policies and Procedures

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
• Use of force guidelines and protocols
• Court systems, procedures and protocols
• Activity reporting and accounting procedures established for the work system
• Principles of supervision and personnel administration
• Departmental policies and procedures
• Strategy and tactics for management

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 subordinates 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
• Interpersonal relationships
• Problem solving and using good judgment
• Effectively supervising, leading and delegating tasks and authority

Ability to:

• Analyze and critique reports from subordinate personnel
• Communicate effectively with staff members and the general public
• Maintain moral standards and integrity
• Plan and direct a small workforce
• Observe and address potential problems
• Make effective and reasonable decisions
• Operate law enforcement computers, software and database programs
• Maintain required firearms certification
• Understand and interpret laws, rules and regulations
• Provide guidance and direction to subordinates
• Analyze complex law enforcement and security issues and find solutions
• Coach and develop employees, including continuous improvement practices and principles

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

Minimum of four (4) years’ experience as a Sergeant. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in police administration, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field is desirable; additional experience as a law enforcement manager or graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) Full Authority certification. Weapons certified in accordance with AZ P.O.S.T. standards, and a Valid Driver's License.

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.