The Hiring Process

Applicants who successfully complete an employment application, meet minimum qualifications, and successfully complete the background application within five (5) days of the job bulletin closing will be invited to the practical assessment. 

Applicants who have not completed the background application will not move forward in the recruitment and all applicants must meet Arizona Criminal Justice Information Systems (ACJIS) standards.  

The highest scoring applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will receive an email notification giving a formal invitation to the practical assessment. 

This assessment will consist of two parts performed on the same day.

Part I is a typing test which measures typing speed.

Part II utilizes computer software to simulate a public safety communication environment.

Oral Board

Those that successfully complete the oral board will be considered for the Public Safety Communications Department. A candidate ranking on the Employment List will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:  

  • 5% of Training and Experience
  • 15% of the rating for Practical Exam
  • 80% of the rating for the Oral Board

Hiring interviews may be conducted.

The candidates selected for hire from the Employment List may be subject to the following:  \

  • An extensive background investigation, including local, state and national criminal fingerprint checks
  • Personal and professional references
  • Medical pre-employment testing, and polygraph.