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Volunteer Coordinator - Tempe Police Department

Tempe Police Department - Tempe, Arizona

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$49,888.00 annual
Top Pay:
$67,352.00 annual

Job Description

Purpose: To actively support and uphold the City's stated mission and values.  To plan, organize and implement the operations of the Police Department's volunteer program; and to perform a variety of tasks relative to the program.

Supervision Received & Exercised:  Receives direction from a Police Commander or from other supervisory and management staff.  May supervise part time, temporary and/or administrative staff.

Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare and oversee volunteer program budget and lead volunteer program consisting of 100+ volunteers.
  • Work with command staff to ensure alignment with volunteer program and Departmental goals and objectives.
  • Ensure best practices and policies are in place to ensure appropriate levels of risk management for the volunteer program.
  • Provide leadership to volunteer program work plan; monitor volunteer work assignments and projects; review work product along with methods and procedures.
  • Encourage participation in the volunteer program by providing information to the public; interact with local media and provide news releases, brochures, and other promotional information; interact with community organizations in recruitment of volunteers.
  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate work of volunteer staff in the Volunteer Office.
  • Screen, interview, and recommend volunteer applicants; conduct volunteer orientation; provide or coordinate volunteer training; ensure proper placement of volunteers.
  • Provide training, consultation, and problem solving for supervisors of volunteers; serve as a liaison between volunteers and supervisors of volunteers.
  • Develop and implement goals and objectives along with policies and procedures for the volunteer program.
  • Prepare performance reports on operations and activities; maintain records of hours worked by volunteers and other related statistical information.
  • Attend and participate in professional groups; committees; and meetings with command staff, department managers, and supervisors.
  • Develop and coordinate recognition activities and events for volunteers.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18 and Over
  • Education: See Below
  • Experience: See Below

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience:  One year of program administration experience.  Volunteer program administration/coordination especially in a public safety agency and/or two years of management experience is highly preferred.

Education:  Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, public administration, social sciences, or a degree related to the core function of this position.

Licenses/Certifications:  Requires the possession of a valid driver's license.

Examples of Physical and/or Mental Activities: 

  • Lift heavy objects.
  • Operate city vehicles.
  • Use tools.
  • Work in a stationary position for considerable periods of time.
  • Operates computers, calculators, and other office machines.
  • Extensive reading and close vision work.
  • May require working extended hours.



Job Code: 232

Status: Exempt/Classified

How to Apply:

Applicants are required to submit an application through the City of Tempe on-line application system.

www.tempe.gov/city-hall/human-resources/job-opportunities  *click on the "regular jobs available" link*

Selection Criteria

Applicants whose experience and training most closely meet the needs of the city may be selected for further testing/interviews. 

Falsifying information or lying during any stage of the selection/hiring process will make you ineligible for new or continued city employment.


  • Minimum of 14 paid vacation days per year (depending upon length of service)
  • 12 paid sick days per year
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Health, dental, life and vision coverage plans
  • Up to $5,000 per year tuition reimbursement.
  • Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

Contact Informaton

Karen McNeil

Tempe Police Department
120 E. 5th Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281
phone: (480) 350-8809

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