Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Police Service Assistant

Posted 7 days ago

Job Description


Under general supervision of a Police Sergeant, performs a variety of routine field and clerical work assignments in support of police functions. Coordinates preventative maintenance or inventory maintenance of department fleet. Some positions require shift work. This job class is treated as FLSA non-exempt and considered a DRIVING position.

Essential Functions : (Essential functions may vary according to job-specific demands, however may include and is not limited to, the following tasks, skills, abilities and general professional qualifications. This list of tasks are ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification).

Examples of Tasks


1. Operates Police vehicles and specialty equipment to transport for repairs or service, between the maintenance shop, vendor, service facilities and Police Stations. Operates specialty vehicles, which may include vehicles 25-45 feet in length, vehicles with trailers, and small utility equipment.

2. Maintains fleet operations to include maintaining preventative maintenance schedules, cleaning vehicles, change vehicles tires, and troubleshoot police vehicle emergency equipment (computers, camera systems, radios, emergency lights and sirens).

3. Provide basic maintenance and installation of non-specialty equipment (brackets, cases, lights and accessories). Basic automotive knowledge (electrical and/or mechanical), and use of hand tools such as hammer, drill, wrenches, cutters, pliers, etc. as required for the purpose intended.

4. Use of Police radio (2-way radio system) and Fleet GPS tracking software for communication of location and availability for assignment.

5. Answers routine inquires and makes proper disposition or directs them to proper authorities.

6. Maintains inventory and supply at Police facilities (including road flares, fire extinguishers, crime scene tape, etc.) and issues equipment to Police Officers as requested.

7. Responsible for assisting with office relocations and storage of equipment, and inventory. Secure storage of specialty items (e.g., ammunition, keys, etc.) will be required. Basic framing and carpentry may be required to troubleshoot issues and minimize down time.

8. Opens and sorts products, materials and other paperwork. Indexes, codes, alphabetize or file a variety of records.

9. Views, manages and maintains numerous logs or computerized recordkeeping systems on a regular basis.

10. Transports reports and other paperwork to various law enforcement entities, e.g.: Justice Courts, County Attorney's Office, Tribal Prosecutors or Tribal Court.

11. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide safe, courteous and quality customer service.

12. Performs other job related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance departmental operations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of the geography and demographics of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of basic automotive mechanical and electrical systems, for maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of basic framing and carpentry concepts.
  • Knowledge of the use of Police radio (2-way radio system) appropriate, accurate use of codes and communication skills.

  • Skill in listening well, and communicate effectively with Community members and employees having varying educational backgrounds and values.
  • Skill in operating vehicles and equipment (civilian and commercial).
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of persons.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to safely lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to walk, twist, climb, bend, squat, kneel, hold and grip objects, reach to both ground level and overhead.
  • Ability to work in both an indoor and outdoor environment which may involve a variety of extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to adapt to changing work situations and assignments.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and or other computer technology.
  • Ability to utilize web-based software to complete tasks; working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint preferred.
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to use basic hand tools and electric hand tools.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Must be physically capable of operating vehicles safely, possess a valid Arizona Drivers' License and have an acceptable driving record.

  • For enrolled Community members without a GED, must obtain a GED. Requires participation in the HR GED Program and successful completion of the Arizona state certified exam in order to continue employment with SRPMIC.

Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling this position.

Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill

Special Requirements

Successful completion of Police Department background investigation, polygraph and psychological examinations.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License.
  • Must be physically capable of lifting (50) Fifty pounds.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.