Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry
Safer communities through effective corrections.
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
801 S. 16TH Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
This position conducts background reviews of current and prospective employees, contractors, volunteers and interns.
SPECIAL SELECTION FACTOR(S) – THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED:
- Collects, preserves and reviews documentation, information and items of relevance to background reviews
- Processes and conducts background investigations for Correctional Officer and Special Investigator applicants that must meet all requirements dictated by the AZPOST audit rules
- Conducts extensive research and reviews of confidential documentation and reports
- Follows up on information obtained during investigations
- Composes accurate, timely and impartial reports and findings of facts
- Retrieves or inputs information into computerized databases and systems
- Provides background results to administrators, managers and/or supervisors
- Confers with outside law enforcement agencies and the public to obtain additional information or follow up on information obtained during interviews and research
- Attends meetings and/or provides status updates to administrative staff and supervisors as requested
- Drive on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment
Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
- Federal, State, and Agency laws, rules, regulations, local civil laws, policies and procedures
- Interviewing techniques
- Legal research techniques, prisons and prison operations
- Using personal computers and associated software
- Independent decision making
- Interpreting and summarizing data, information and agency policies
- Developing and generating fact finding detailed, concise and accurate reports and/or correspondence
- Applying modern investigation principles and techniques
- Taking accurate statements
- Recording and preserving relevant material
- Observation and memory
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
- Telephone etiquette
- Customer service
- Attention to detail
- Verbal and written communication
- Organization and time management
SELECTIVE PREFERENCE(S) - IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS:
- Conduct thorough reviews of documentation
- Interview to obtain truthful statements
- Record accurate events and information
- Meet deadlines
- Research data collection
- Work various shifts/ hours including weekends
- Learn and adhere to Department policies and procedures
- Establish cooperative relationships with other law enforcement agencies
- Maintain confidentiality
- Become versed in prison operations and the management of inmates
- Work in a prison environment
- One year of investigative experience
Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation, drug test*, and a medical/physical examination.
We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional Retirement Program
- Optional employee benefits such as; deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
Positions in this classification participate in the Correctional Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).
Current ADCRR Employees:
Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.
If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please call 602-542-4700 or email [email protected]
- We are committed to providing a drug and alcohol free workplace. ADCRR conducts statewide random drug testing for all employees in safety-sensitive positions.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at (602) 255-2430. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.