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Human Resources / Employment Opportunities

Employment applications will only be accepted during the active recruitment period for any given position. Separate applications must be completed for each position for which an individual applies.  Interested candidates should submit a City of Benson application. A resume and/or cover letter may accompany the application, but can not be submitted in lieu of the application.
Applications must be received by the job closing date and time.
 
Applications can be submitted by in person at Benson City Hall 8am-5pm 101 E 6th St. or by email at jortiz@bensonaz.gov.

Applications are available:
  • on our website below (see Frequently requested forms)
  • Pickup - Interested candidates may obtain an application in person in the Administration Office
  • By mail - To request an application by mail, call (520) 720-6324.
If you have any question please contact the HR Office, Monday - Friday 8:00a.m.- 5:00p.m. at 520-720-6324.

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Human Resources / Employment Opportunities

 Summary:  Under general supervision, performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related law enforcement activities.  May be assigned to School Resource Officer, D.A.R.E. Officer, K-9, Surveillance or other special details by the Chief of Police.

Essential Job Functions:  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Works on rotating shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents; detects, investigates and arrests persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action required to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
  • Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances;
  • Patrols City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, to control vehicular traffic, to prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations, and to otherwise serve and protect.
  • Responds to emergency radio calls; investigates incidents such as accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers and abuse of drugs; takes appropriate law enforcement action.
  • Arrests violators; investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents; summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles; takes measurements and draws diagrams of the scene.
  • Conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift; seeks out and questions victims, witnesses and suspects; develops leads and tips; searches scenes of crimes for clues; analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders; prepares cases for testimony and testifies in court proceedings.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and records including officer’s Daily Log, reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol influence reports, breathalyzer check list, bad check form, vehicle impoundment form and traffic hazard report, crime lab requests and monthly recap reports.
  • Undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention and traffic safety.
  • Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone.
  • Coordinates activities with other officers or other City departments as needed; exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the City Attorney, the Court Administrator, and the Municipal Prosecutor’s Office regarding cases, policies and procedures.
  • Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provides mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides general information about Department activities.
  • Submits serious felonies to investigators for follow up and prosecution.
  • Maintains departmental equipment, supplies and facilities.
  • Maintains contact with general public, court officials, and other City officials in the performance of police operating activities.
  • Serves as a member of various employee committees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment.
  • Knowledge of police department policies and procedures, current law enforcement practices, techniques and procedures, and criminal and traffic codes.
  • Knowledge of City, state and federal laws, regulations and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of investigative procedures, court procedures, defensive driving, and first aid.
  • Knowledge of proper methods of securing, handling, and preserving evidence.
  • Knowledge of community geography.
  • Skill in operating standard law enforcement tools and equipment.
  • Skill in using sound judgment in drawing conclusions and making decisions.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions;
  • Skill in testifying in court.
  • Skill in communicating both orally and in writing in English.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City employees and the general public.
  • Skill in operating department computers and associated software.

 Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED with additional education in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, or a related field, and two (2) years of work experience.
  • State of Arizona driver’s license with a record of no suspensions or revocations.
  • Completion of a state basic training academy
  • Must be certified by Arizona Police Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ P.O.S.T.) within ten (10) months of employment.
  • Must meet the Department’s physical standards.
  • Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment.
  • Must have a personal record with no felony convictions and no disqualifying criminal history.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.

Lateral Entry:

  • Must have at least twenty-four (24) months of full time paid service as a sworn police officer in a civilian governmental jurisdiction prior to application
  • Must meet all Entry Level requirements listed above.
  • Must be able to pass medical exam and the Department’s physical agility test.
  • Must have successfully completed the State Basic Training Academy or Equivalency test.

 Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently requires sitting, talking and hearing; frequently requires standing, walking, using hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reaching with hands and arms, and climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, and tasting or smelling.
  • Occasionally requires lifting and/or moving more than 100 pounds; requires close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work is frequently performed in outside weather conditions, and occasionally near moving mechanical parts, high places and with explosives; is occasionally exposed to fumes, airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals; the noise level is usually moderate.

 Equipment and Tools Utilized:

  • Police car, police radio, radar gun, handgun and other weapons, baton, handcuffs, oleoresin capsicum spray, Taser, breathalyzer, first aid equipment, and departmental computers.
Summary: Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine clerical, administrative and technical work in receiving and dispatching routine and emergency information; keeps official records; and assists in the administration of the standard operating policies and procedures of the dispatch center.
Essential Job Functions: The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
• Monitors telephones and radio in the dispatch center; answers all incoming calls and ascertains nature of call; gathers all necessary information to transmit or relay.
• Dispatches police, fire and other response vehicles for emergency situations; broadcasts nature, location and time of incident; contacts all required personnel and other local concerns such as the fire department; ensures the presence of reserve units by contacting personnel designated for call-back; relays information as required.
• Maintains log on radio and telephone communications and location of personnel and equipment; maintains on-going contact with the responding personnel and keeps them informed of all pertinent incoming information; keeps track of various information such as traffic lights out and streets closed, and keeps emergency personnel informed.
• Maintains dispatch center work area and equipment in clean and working condition.
• Composes, types, and edits material requiring judgment as to content, accuracy, and completeness for the (CAD) Computer Aided Dispatch System.
• Inputs data to standard office and department forms, both manual and automated; makes simple postings to various reports; compiles and tabulates data.
• Maintains dispatch documents and records; prepares case reports.
• Monitors individuals in holding cells for proper conduct, safety, and medical or other needs; may assist with the arrest process for female prisoners.
• Assists in training new employees.
• Serves as a member of various employee committees.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of emergency communications operations, procedures and equipment.
• Knowledge of Police Department policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of computers and electronic data processing equipment and applications.
• Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
• Knowledge of basic accounting and bookkeeping principles and practices.
• Skill in operation of radios, consoles and related dispatch tools and equipment.
Job Description
Police Communications Specialist
194 Police Communications Specialist Page 2 of 2 October 30, 2013
• Skill in performing cashier duties accurately.
• Skill in meeting and dealing with the public and providing high quality customer service.
• Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
• Skill in establishing effective working relationships with co-workers, other agencies and the public.
• Skill in handling stressful situations.
Education and Experience
• High School diploma or GED, and one (1) year of general office experience including typing, filing, accounting or bookkeeping.
• State of Arizona driver’s license with a record of no suspensions or revocations.
• Must have a personal record with no felony convictions and no disqualifying criminal history.
• Must be a citizen of the United States.
• Must be certified in the Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) within one (1) year of employment.
Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:
• Frequently requires sitting, talking and hearing; occasionally requires walking; frequently requires using hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and to reach with hands and arms.
• Occasionally requires lifting and/or moving up to 20 pounds; requires close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
• Work is performed in an office environment; noise level is usually quiet.
Equipment and Tools Utilized:
• Computer-aided systems; personal computer including word processing software; copy machine; fax machine; telephone and radio.
Recreation Assistant
Open Date: May 29,2024
Closing: Open Until Filled

Summary:  Under direct supervision, plans, coordinates and organizes recreation activities and community events. Under general  supervision, performs a variety of routine clerical, administrative support for the recreation programs and special events; provides  assistance to co-workers, other City departments and outside agencies, and the general public.

Essential Job Functions:  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Organizes, supervises and schedules City wide recreation programs.
  • Assists in creating promotional materials such as flyers and posters to encourage participation in municipal programs.
  • Schedules transportation for field trip events as directed.
  • Schedules and collects fees for park facilities and Community Center.
  • Assists with supervising and monitors senior programs and recreation activities.
  • Assists with supervising and monitors adult recreation activities
  • Assists with planning special events.
  • Maintains master recreation schedules; keeps schedules and collects fees for ball fields, ramadas, class rooms, Community Center and program fees.
  • Cleaning pool, pool area, and Community Center
  • Other duties as assigned.

          Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of the community of Benson including social service agencies, senior programs, and school district.
  • Knowledge of the practices and techniques involved in leading and supervising community recreation activities and events.
  • Knowledge of basic first aid and CPR procedures.
  • Ability to leading leisure and recreational activities for school age youth.
  • Skill in supervising high school and college students who lead assigned activities.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with the public, parents, City staff and representatives of local agencies.
  • Skill in communicating effectively orally and in writing.

         Education and Experience

  • College-level coursework in related field desirable.
  • Active certification in CPR and First Aid.
  • Valid Arizona’s Driver’s License.
Account Clerk l
Open Date: June 4,2024
Closing: Open Until Filled


Summary:  As an Account Clerk, you will play a crucial role in ensuring a positive experience for visitors at City Hall. Your responsibilities will include handling customer inquiries, managing cash transactions, managing utility-related tasks, maintaining office supplies, and providing excellent service to all who enter our premises. Under close supervision of the Finance Director & Account Clerk III, you will also maintain business license records, assist in customers setting up and closing their utility accounts, and assisting in utility billing processes.

 Essential Job Functions:  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative   summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

        Customer Interaction

  • Greet all visitors warmly as they arrive at City Hall.
  • Resolve complaints and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Provide requested information to visitors and address their inquiries.
  • Answer phone calls promptly and direct callers to the appropriate department.

          Cash Handling:

  • Record payments accurately and collect revenue.
  • Handle cash transactions with precision.
  • Maintain cash drawers and reconcile balances.

        Supply Management:

  • Maintain the supply room, ensuring it is organized and well-stocked.
  • Order office supplies (such as paper, ink, pens, work order forms, and other essentials) as needed.
  • Keep printers and other office equipment stocked and in proper working condition.

         Utility Applications and Work Orders:

  • Process new utility applications promptly and accurately.
  • Verify customer information and ensure compliance with established guidelines.
  • Create and process work orders related to utility maintenance, repairs, and installations.
  • Coordinate with Utility Operators to schedule service appointments.
  • Maintain accurate records of work orders and their status.

          Billing and Payments:

  • Assist customers with billing inquiries, payment arrangements, and account adjustments.
  • Process utility bill payments accurately.
  • Data Management:
  • Maintain organized records of utility accounts, including customer details, usage history, and billing information in the City’s ERP system.
  • Update customer records as needed (e.g., change of address, account name transfers).

        Business Licenses:

  • Maintain organized records of business licenses in the City’s ERP system.
  • Assist customers with the business application process and ensure proper compliance with established guidelines.
  • Route business applications to applicable departments for approvals
  • Send printed business licenses to customers.
  • Prepare and send annual business license renewals.

         Additional Duties:

  • Perform office opening procedures, including checking the billing drop box, checking the mail, opening the office, and setting up the computers.
  • Provide back-up assistance for monthly utility billing and utility account set up in the City’s accounting system.
  • Assist in training new personnel and student workers.
  • Assist the City Finance Director in correspondence, filing and various other clerical duties.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

          Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Attention to Detail: Accurate data entry and record-keeping skills.
  • Customer Service: Ability to handle customer inquiries and complaints professionally.
  • Organizational Skills: Efficiently manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload.
  • Problem-Solving: Resolve issues related to utility services effectively.
  • Communication: Clear verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, other City staff and the public.
  • Technical Proficiency: Familiarity with a computer, basic office equipment, and the Microsoft Office Suite

           Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED. One (1) year of office experience, including handling cash and performing basic accounting functions preferred.
  • State of Arizona driver’s license.

            Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in an office environment; may be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor; may be subject to extended periods of intense concentration in the review of reports.
  • May be subject to bending, reaching, kneeling and lifting such as retrieving files, records, and general ledgers.

           Equipment and Tools Utilized:

  • Equipment utilized includes computerized and conventional office equipment.

Streets Worker 1
Open Date: June 14,2024
Closing: Open Until Filled


Summary: 
Under close supervision, performs semi-skilled and unskilled work in support of Public Works maintenance and construction projects.

Essential Job Functions:  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Works as a part of a crew to build, maintain and repair City streets, curbs and sidewalks; fills potholes and seals cracks; works with hot mix, cold mix and related materials.
  • Observes and safety rules and regulations.
  • Operates basic motorized equipment, including dump truck and pickup truck; utilizes a variety of hand and power tools, including chain saws, rakes, hoes, shovels and related tools; conducts equipment safety inspections before operating power equipment, and reports any deficiencies.
  • Performs manual labor in filling holes and patching streets.
  • Operates a dump truck to pick up materials from vendors and to haul materials to the job sites; loads and unloads materials, equipment and supplies; operates the water truck to prepare the surfaces and to control dust.
  • Installs, repairs and removes temporary road markers and traffic control signs; sets ups markers for work zone safety; flags motorists to maintain a safe work area; observes all safety rules and regulations.
  • Cleans and maintains the City rights-of-way; removes trash, brush and debris from the sides of the streets; cleans and sweeps streets; cleans curbs and drainage ditches.
  • Assists in trimming trees and shrubs in the rights-of-way to provide a clear view of intersections and the roadway; collects and removes trimmed materials.
  • Assists in painting centerlines and crosswalks, as directed, to maintain a safe traffic flow and provide for the safety of pedestrians.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

         Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of the equipment, materials and methods used in street maintenance.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the rules and guidelines related to work zone safety.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Skill in performing a variety of basic maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Skill in the safe use of hand and power tools.

  • Skill in following written and oral instructions.
  • Skill in working independently and as a team member.
  • Skill in communicating effectively.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, other City staff and the public.

 

       Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED, and one (1) year of maintenance labor experience.
  • State of Arizona driver’s license. Must receive a State of Arizona commercial driver’s license within 18 months of employment.  Failure to receive and maintain the license are grounds for termination of employment.

 

       Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in an outdoor and indoor environment with prolonged exposure to noise and chemicals. Work may be performed in confined spaces and inclement weather.
  • Work requires heavy manual labor, including bending, stooping, reaching, digging, and lifting objects weighing more than 75 pounds.
  • Position is assigned standby duty on the regular rotation.

 

        Equipment and Tools Utilized:

  • Equipment utilized includes dump truck, water truck, asphalt cutter and standard maintenance hand and power tools.