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3535 - Public Safety Data Technican

at Pima County

Posted: 6/7/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2468643

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

This position, with rotating shifts, is in the Sheriff's Department.

Salary Grade: 29

Provides support to Pima County law enforcement by validating, processing, entering, retrieving and clearing information from local, state and national computer system files.  Assists law enforcement officers by confirming criminal justice information, coordinating extraditions and issuing victim notifications.

Preference given to current Pima County employees.


(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Determines the priority of emergency and non-emergency teletype, telephonic or fax inquiries and responds accordingly within the time limitations specified by state and federal guidelines;
Creates, queries and scans national, state and local computer databases and manual systems for information retrieval and verification (e.g., warrants, missing persons, stolen property);
Inputs, researches and retrieves data for case enrichment of crime reports and develops and identifies suspects for investigative officer follow-up;
Validates court issued orders of protection and harassment, felony, misdemeanor and civil warrants and coordinates with law enforcement personnel and the courts for processing, entry and clearing from local, state and national computer systems;
Enters and verifies certified complaint dismissals, satisfied, canceled or served information for fugitive warrants received from law enforcement agencies, jails, and the courts;
Coordinates extradition of fugitives wanted in Pima County, by acting as a liaison between law enforcement agencies such as the Pima County Attorney, Arizona State Attorney General and Governor's office;
Informs victims and other law enforcement agencies of arrests made, via teletype, telephone or by mail, and documents notifications in compliance with the Victim's Bill of Rights, the Arizona Constitution and applicable Arizona revised statutes;
Periodically conducts audits of active computerized records for accuracy and consistency as required by the state and Federal Bureau of Investigation;
Maintains security and confidentiality of all materials and information encountered in duties;
Participates in the training of new hires;
May be required to testify in court in an official capacity as a departmental employee.
Knowledge of:

  • Pima County Sheriff's Department organization and administrative procedures;
  • local, state and federal laws, ordinances, rules and regulations applicable to assigned duties;
  • principles of public relations and proper response to law enforcement inquiries and concerns;
  • capabilities and use of automated information and communications systems.
 Skill in:
  • reading, interpreting, explaining and applying appropriate departmental procedures, policies, laws, ordinances, etc.
  • maintaining security and confidentiality of all materials and information encountered in duties;
  • researching, evaluating, verifying and reporting pertinent information encountered in duties;
  • performing data entry functions and extracting pertinent data from source documents;
  • determining essential information needed from all enforcement personnel to report accurate information in a timely manner;
  • use of automated information/communication systems.

Minimum Qualifications

(1) A high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certification and two years of experience processing legal documents in a law enforcement, corrections, probation or legal setting.
(2) One year of experience with Pima County as a Records Technician, Public Safety Support Specialist, Public Safety Transcription Technician or Office Support Level IV.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience.  Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications.  The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: A level "A" certification issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, will be required for all positions.  All positions will require that employees attain access certification for all criminal history databases/communications systems required of assigned position, (e.g., NCIC, ACIC, Spillman Database, etc.), prior to completion of probation; maintenance of such certification is required as a condition of employment; failure to obtain and maintain required access certification shall be grounds for termination.
Physical/Sensory Requirements: Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.
Special Notice Items: All positions require satisfactory completion of a background investigation due to the need for access to law enforcement facilities, property, communications systems and associated confidential and sensitive information, documents, databases and evidentiary materials.  Pre/post-employment drug screening and polygraph examinations are required of all positions in this classification due to the need for access as described.

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