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. This 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.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● 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.
● 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.
● Collects and accounts for operating funds and receipts.
● Prepare periodic reports.
● Resolve technical customer service problems and/or concerns that are referred by other ECD personnel and/or by the customer, 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
● Good working knowledge of and be able to interpret all state and federal laws, rules and regulations, particularly those relative to Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) Title 28 Transportation, Arizona Administrative Rules Title 17 Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, (FMCSA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), ECD Policies and Procedures, and ADOT Policies and Procedures.
● 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.
● 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 day or night.
● Exercise discretion in use of force.
● Verbal and written communication in writing clear and concise reports.
● Problem solving and using good judgement.
● Capacity and willingness to learn, a positive attitude, and great work ethic.
● Ability to follow orders given by the chain of command.
● The ability to work a flexible schedule if needed.
● 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.
● Make effective and reasonable decisions under pressure.
● Operate law enforcement computers, software and database programs.
● Understand and interpret laws and regulations.
● Obtain and maintain a CVSA certification and required firearms certification.
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
The knowledge of Motor Vehicle Laws, rules and regulations, computer skills, report writing skills and basic money handling.
Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) Full Authority certification. Weapons certified in accordance with AZ P.O.S.T. standards, CVSA Certified, Valid AZ Driver License . Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 and PART 2 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment prior to the interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). 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, background 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
Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is mandatory.
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.