Town of Marana

Marana, AZ, United States

Police Officer - Lateral (Certified)

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Closing: Continuous
Town of Marana

Please read job posting thoroughly! This is a continuous recruitment and will remain open until a sufficient number of applicants have met the minimum requirements and have advanced in the process. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Lateral definition:
The following individuals will be eligible to apply for the Lateral position.

Marana is the fastest growing community in Southern Arizona and the 2nd largest municipality in Pima County. The Town was recently recognized as one of the ten most successful cities in Arizona. Marana lies approximately 20 minutes northwest of downtown Tucson and 75 minutes southeast of Phoenix. The Town makes its decisions based on a Strategic Plan that has five focus areas: Commerce, Community, Heritage, Innovation and Recreation.

Marana's standards are high. We are an organization of excellence and have developed four Cultural Value Statements that provide the guidelines for how we work together. Our Cultural Values are: Dedicated Service, Respect, Teamwork and Engaged Innovation.
Position Description

*Before you submit your application be sure to read through ALL of the information provided on this job posting as it contains important details. Please print for your records.

If you are interested in working for an agency that strives to be the most well respected and highly regarded police department in Arizona, then you should apply to become a Police Officer with the Town of Marana. The Marana Police team is proud and honored to serve the community and maintain an unwavering dedication to ensure the safety and security of every person who lives or visits our Town.

The Marana Police Department is comprised of 133 full time team members (101 commissioned officers and 32 civilians) and nearly 50 volunteers, providing safety and security to nearly 50,000 residents over 127 square miles. These dedicated men and women work together as a team to ensure our residents and visitors receive unparalleled police services.

POLICE OFFICER LATERAL SALARY/BENEFITS: Placement within the Police Officer Pay Plan will be based on experience and within the pay range of:
$28.0899/hour ($58,426.94 /year) - $39.5251/hour ($82,212.26/year).

Benefits include take home vehicle, shift differential, 12 Holidays, on-site fitness center and more!

The Town of Marana also has a competitive benefits package. To view a summary of benefits click here: Town of Marana Benefits.

Examples of Duties

  • Patrols assigned areas; enforces State and local laws and ordinances; maintains a community presence and/or responds to calls for service and takes appropriate action
  • Responds to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other public safety emergencies
  • Responds to calls which include domestic incidents, burglaries, juvenile disturbances, health and welfare assists, civil stand by, business and residential alarms, thefts, civil protection orders, bomb threats, hazardous material spill and other public safety incidents
  • Determines the existence of probable cause, identifies and takes suspects and offenders into physical custody, or refers charges for review and prosecution
  • Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed
  • Completes reports in a timely manner; conducts investigations, verbally interacts with witnesses, victims, suspects and offenders to obtain information
  • Performs all work duties and assignments in accordance with the Town and Department policies and procedures.

  • Acquire through training, knowledge of modern approved principles, practices and procedures of police work, state laws, city ordinances, first aid and the geography of the Town
  • Read and interpret complex technical documents in English, prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Analyze problems and have the potential to rationally and calmly take effective action in emergency and stressful situations
  • Observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places, and judge situations and people accurately
  • Achieve proficiency in self-defense techniques and the use and care of firearms
  • Show initiative, alertness, integrity and reliability
Minimum Qualifications

  • Must currently have AZ POST Peace Officer Certification or be an Out of State Certified Peace/Police Officer (out of state laterals will be required to complete the AZ Post Waiver process)
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must possess a valid Arizona Driver License at the time of hire.
  • See AZ P.O.S.T. website for details on eligibility requirements by going to the following website address: Certification Process:


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. Failure to follow instructions and submit a complete application with all of the required documents by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration. Applications will only be accepted online.

If you meet the minimum requirements, you must complete 3 items before you fully submit your online application:
  1. Complete/update an AZ POST Personal History application
    • Visit to log-in/register. Make sure to share the application with "Marana Police Department."
    • Make note of your FormID number. You will be asked to provide that number on the Town's application. For any issues or help needed with the site please contact:
    • You may attach the documents requested on the AZ POST application to the Town's application but it is not required at this time.
  2. Print, complete and notarize the Authorization for Release of Information form. This document must be uploaded as an attachment to your online Town of Marana application. Download the file here: Authorization for Release of Information
  3. Finish completing the Town of Marana online application and submit with the items listed above.
Please note there will not be a physical agility test for this process.

Oral Board Interview/Chief's Interview
Candidates that pass the initial application review will be invited to an oral board interview and possibly Chiefs interview.

Background Investigation
A thorough background investigation will be conducted on candidates who are being considered for employment. This investigation will be based upon information supplied by the candidate and will include a polygraph examination. You must be aware that sensitive or confidential aspects of your personal life may be explored.

Conditional Job Offer
Finalists that pass the background investigation will be given a conditional job offer contingent upon passing a psychological exam, drug screen and medical exam.

Based on positions available, the Police Department may place finalists on an eligibility list to fill future vacancies. These lists have no set expiration date. The Police Department can choose to exhaust the list at any time depending on the needs of the department.

11555 West Civic Center Drive
Marana, AZ 85653
ph. (520) 382-1900 / fax (520) 382-3500

Human Resources Staff Contact
Nikki Hemphill / 520-382-1925 /

Marana Police Department
Sgt. Joseph Miller / 520-382-2044 /

For technical issues with the NEOGOV site, please contact Customer Support at 1-855-524-5627.

The Town of Marana is an equal opportunity employer. If you require a reasonable accommodation at any stage of the application/exam process due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department prior to any deadlines related to this recruitment process. Please contact the Human Resources Department if you would like this publication in an alternative format.