Job Description

Overall Job Objective


There is currently 1 part-time, non-benefited vacancy in the Police Department Training Unit - Range Assignment.  This vacancy is 19 hours per week and has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position. 

In the Police Department Training Unit - Range Assignment, the incumbent conducts and maintains firearms inventory, prepares and completes appropriate logs and documents, and provides operational support to the firearms program and instructors.  The incumbent will issue firearms and related equipment, schedule range times, perform storeroom duties, maintain equipment and supplies for the office as well as the range.  This assignment also inspects department issued firearms, making repairs and adjustments as necessary, and assists with firearms instruction training.

The Program Assistant is a paraprofessional class responsible for performing a variety of assignments involving public contact work of a specialized nature.  Employees in this class must be responsible for administering, monitoring, and/or implementing a program, process, or functional area specific to the area of assignment; possess technical knowledge related to the program; have the ability to explain and interpret information; and exercise independent judgment in the disposition of routine matters.  Duties may include supervising clerical personnel and performing duties requiring exposure to the City's accounting system.  Assignments are completed under general supervision, and work is reviewed for completeness and adherence to department policies and standards.  This class performs related duties as required.  This class is FLSA nonexempt.

The ideal candidate for the current Police Department Training Unit - Range Assignment:  has 5+ years of experience in law enforcement firearms range work which may have included the use and mechanical operation of most types of firearms, record keeping, inventory control, or the repair of firearms and related equipment.  Experience in reality based training, including operating and instructing using training simulators.  Experience on a law enforcement tactical team.

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.  Considerable (3 - 5 years) experience in a responsible clerical or paraprofessional capacity, including public contact work.  Word processing may be required by assignment.

Special Requirements.  Current or previous certifications from the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) as a General Instructor and Firearms Instructor; expired instructor certifications must be recertified within 6 months of hire or promotion (Police Department Training Unit - Range Assignment).  Must obtain factory certification as an armorer for repair of Department issues firearms within 3 months of hire or promotion (Police Department Training Unit - Range Assignment).  Requires a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire date (by assignment).  For this position, an individual receiving a conditional offer of employment from the City of Mesa must pass a background investigation through the City of Mesa Police Department, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to commencing employment with the City of Mesa (by assignment).  Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required (Police Department Assignment).

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 (by assignment).

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