Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state "See resume" in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.
About The Position:
The Personnel Specialist acts as a liaison to Payroll and Human Resources.
Maintains personnel database including employee personnel files and background files.
Schedules applicants for physical and psychological testing.
Coordinates with staff to complete new hire paperwork.
Selection Process Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview. Final selection is contingent upon a background investigation which includes:
Motor Vehicle Department Records Check
Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment:
* May be waived for current Scottsdale Police Department employees.
The timeframe for reapplication with the Police Department varies based on the position and the needs of the organization.
PLEASE NOTE: Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience.
Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:
Manages positive working relationships with vendors providing assistance to the Police Department in applicant screening.
Maintains employee personnel files and background files.
Maintains personnel database.
Explains policies and procedures to applicants; administers: oral, written, and physical fitness tests and provides feedback.
Schedules oral panel interviews; maintains detailed computerized record of applicants and current status in recruitment process.
Makes job offers and schedules applicants for physical and psychological testing; coordinates with staff to complete new hire paperwork.
Coordinates and administers Police Officer, Police Aide, Detention Officer, and other recruitment testing processes; scores and logs testing and fitness scores and provides feedback to applicants. Collects testing data for processing.
Answers recruitment questions by telephone, email, and in person. Explains policies and procedures to applicants.
Reviews background information on applicants and forwards to management for review.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Most work is performed in a normal City office environment.
Lift and carry materials weighing up to 40 pounds.
Works outside in a variety of weather conditions conducting recruitment testing.
Operate a variety of standard office equipment including: computer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machine requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand, and eye movement.
Travel to/from meetings and various Phoenix metro locations.
The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.
This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
Education and Experience:
A high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent
One year para-professional human resources experience in: recruiting, testing, and tracking.
Licensing, Certification, and Other Requirements:
Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.
The Scottsdale Police Department is an accredited, full service agency committed to excellence, initiative and integrity. We are an equal opportunity employer, and our team includes sworn and civilian positions in a wide range of jobs.
A job with the Scottsdale Police Department provides:
- A highly competitive compensation and benefits package including first day health benefits
- A variety of health and dental plans to meet individual and family needs
- Two weeks paid vacation beginning your first year of employment
- State-of-the-art equipment and technology that enhances our employees’ ability to do their job and learn a variety of new skills
- Opportunities for advanced training, education and growth