Full Authority Peace Officer

Agency: Arizona Department of Transportation

Location: AZ Statewide

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Salary 31,553.00-60,897.00                                                                                                                                                                                        


Full Authority Peace Officer-AZPOST Certified

(Enforcement and Compliance Division)





Graduation from a basic police training academy and successful completion of on the job training.



Must be AZPOST certified with full authority at time of appointment.

Must successfully pass a complete background investigation, medical examination and polygraph examination that meets the standards of AZPOST.

Must not have been convicted of a felony (or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona).

May be required to undergo a psychological examination.


POSITION SUMMARY: The Full Authority Field Officer will interpret and communicate the provisions of state and federal laws pertaining to registration, operator licensing, tax credentials, financial responsibility, commercial vehicle safety regulations, and commercial vehicle size/weight regulations applicable to port operations and field enforcement. To examine documents, issue permits, calculate, collect and account for appropriate fees and taxes; regulate domestic and foreign based vehicle traffic entering and exiting the State; inspect vehicles, dealers and salvage yard operators and to perform appropriate enforcement related activities within a defined geographic area; perform specific generalist functions conferred to ECD by interagency and intergovernmental agreements with various Arizona State, Federal, bordering state and local agencies. The position may be required to function in more than one program area.


Note: The incumbent may be assigned to any one of numerous work sites statewide. Overtime and overnight travel may be required. The incumbent will be assigned to one of three shifts and may be rotated, as necessary. The incumbent will also successfully meet all AZ Post Certification Requirements. A background investigation is required. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Knowledge of:

Pertinent state and federal laws, rules and regulations

Manufacturer's vehicle identification numbers and their confidential locations

Generalist functions specified in interagency and intergovernmental agreements

Activity reporting and accounting procedures established for the work system

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and related equipment

Principles of cash handling

Principles of report writing


Skill in:

Eliciting factual information and drawing valid conclusions

Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relations with staff members and public

Operating permanent or portable scales and other related equipment

Use of firearms

Conducting vehicle inspections

Determining VIN certifications

Computer usage

Verbal and written communication

Cash accounting


Ability to:

Perform the physical requirements of the job that include bending, stooping, pulling, lifting 50 or more pounds, and stretching as necessary to access and inspect vehicle components and perform related safety checks

Successfully interact with a variety of people

Resolve technical problems

Develop reports

Obtain CVSA Level I Certification 

                     Candidates for this position must complete page 7 and sign the Driver Form on page 8 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR).  The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.12 (H) and (I).  The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT.   Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.







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