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Company: City of Goodyear
Location: goodyear
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Goodyear Police Department is looking for a Background Investigator to join the team. This position is responsible for completing confidential background investigations of applicants under consideration for hire by the Police Department by gathering, compiling and analyzing relevant facts and other related work as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 2 (two) years of law enforcement experience or experience working closely with law enforcement. Previous work experience in Investigations. Proficient computer and social media skills and above average interpersonal skills. This candidate will be a self-motivated, well organized and possess excellent time management skills with the ability to produce great work with minimal supervision. Above average verbal, writing and typing skills and ability to speak in front of large groups is ideal.

At the City of Goodyear, you will be a part of an organization that values its employees as its greatest asset. You will become part of a dedicated team of professionals that are committed to build and maintain a highly engaged workforce. You will be challenged to learn and grow in an environment that values employee development and career-building. You will thrive in a culture of innovation. The City of Goodyear offers the following benefits: - Medical clinic usage at no cost to employee* - Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance - Paid time off - Up to $4,500 for Tuition Assistance and many other benefits We believe that successful employees are those that possess six core values:

Adaptability - Innovation - Empathy - Integrity - Initiative - Optimism If these six core values are on your list of personal attributes and you want to be a contributing member of Goodyear, then don't wait -- APPLY TODAY! Examination Process: Only a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants meeting the City's requirements will be invited for an interview. Examination process for this position will include: - Panel Interview
After successful completion of the oral board interview, applicants continuing in the process will be given a background packet to initiate the extensive background investigation. Polygraph Examination During the background investigation, applicants will be given a polygraph examination administered by a qualified, state licensed police polygraph examiner. The examination will cover criminal activity, drug usage, truthfulness, integrity and employment history. Psychological Evaluation The psychological evaluation consists of two parts: a series of written tests to include a suitability assessment and an interview with a certified Psychologist. Substance Abuse Screening In accordance with City guidelines, all employees who work in safety sensitive positions will be subjected to pre-employment controlled substance drug and alcohol testing. All offers of employment are conditional upon an applicant's successful completion of screening. AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS
The City of Goodyear Police Department will automatically disqualify any individual who has at any time:
  • Been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona,
  • Been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces,
  • Sold, produced, cultivated, or transported marijuana for sale,
  • Used marijuana for any purpose within the past two years,
  • Illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic, other than marijuana, for any purpose within the past five years,
  • Exhibited a pattern of abusing prescription medication,
  • Lied during any stage of the hiring process, falsified any information on the application or background questionnaire.

  • Formal Education/Knowledge: Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency.
  • Experience: Minimum 3 year of experience in a related field.
  • Certifications and Other Requirements: Valid Driver's License.
  • Reading: Work requires the ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents.
  • Math: Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Writing: Work requires the ability to write reports, proposals, worksheets, and letters.
  • Managerial: Semi-complex - Job has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. May provide advice/direction to an employee with less experience/skill or tenure.
  • Policy/Decision Making: Moderate - The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. More complex work as well as decisions with more significant impacts may be reviewed prior to being finalized
  • Technical Skills: Comprehensive Application - Work requires the use of standard technical skills appropriate to the work environment of the organization. Limited analysis and independent thinking is utilized.
  • Interpersonal/Human Relations Skills: Moderate - Interactions may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations. Contacts may also involve stressful, negative interactions requiring high levels of tact and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions.

Essential Functions

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following functions do not identify all duties performed by the incumbent. Other duties and responsibilities will be performed as assigned.

  • Researches and conducts confidential investigative backgrounds on applications for the Police Department.
  • Interviews subjects and references in person or by telephone; gathering compiling and analyzing information relevant to applicants.
  • Assesses data from various databases and information systems to check for inconsistencies related to the applicant's background, financial information, possible criminal history, etc.
  • Analyzes findings and prepares summary reports with appropriate documentation to support recommendations for the applicant.
  • Performs administrative duties including updating and maintaining security of sensitive files
12 Month Objectives
  • Learn the current background process that the Goodyear Police Department uses and demonstrate ability to complete a thorough and detailed background investigation.
  • Obtain background investigator certification
  • Become proficient with software used for investigations
  • Develop working relationships with AZPOST and other background investigators from other PDs
  • Complete training/certification on fingerprinting applicants for backgrounds
  • Complete Annual Training as required by the Police Department
  • Become familiar with the City's/PD policies and guidelines.

Keywords: City of Goodyear, Goodyear , Investigator, Other , goodyear, Arizona

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