Police Hiring Coordinator
A Police Hiring Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and conducting the background process on candidates for positions within the Police Department, and also assists with Police Officer - Recruit (POR) backgrounds, conditionals, and file reviews as necessary. An employee in this class serves as a liaison with City personnel and supervisory personnel within the department in order to initiate recruitments and testing, and process candidates to fill Police Department vacancies. Specific duties include: conducting background interviews, assigning background investigations to other personnel, and reviewing their work; coordinating and scheduling polygraph and psychological exams and other department related testing as necessary; previewing all police hiring files on civilian candidates for assigned recruitments, which includes auditing the files for completeness; analyzing the sensitive and confidential polygraph findings, criminal history checks, information from employers and personal references, and various test results; and writing a summary report. An employee in this class works with departmental supervisors regarding their final selections. Additionally, this class works with supervisors in order to coordinate transfers, demotions, and promotions within the Police Department. An incumbent typically exercises functional supervision over personnel assigned to assist with the hiring function in the Police Department. This class performs related duties as required.
The Police Hiring Coordinator is assigned within the training and hiring unit of the Police Department. The Police Hiring Coordinator must coordinate with several other units and outside entities in order to complete the hiring file for each candidate in a timely manner. The public contact component of this class frequently involves dealing with applicants who are angry and confused about their test results and final status. This class is supervised by a Police Sergeant who reviews work through reports, meetings, and results achieved. This class is FLSA nonexempt.
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- Qualifications & Requirements
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED. Good (1 - 3 years) experience in Personnel/Human Resources at a paraprofessional level or experience conducting investigations in a law enforcement setting. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field may substitute for the required experience.
Special Requirements. Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required.
Substance Abuse Testing. Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Experience working in a law enforcement environment is preferred. Experience conducting investigative background interviews is desirable.
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