The Records Specialist position is fast paced and varied. Records Specialists perform complex record keeping
including compiling statistics, data entry, filing, proofreading, scanning, retrieval of police reports and other
forms, maintenance of computerized records management system, queries state and national criminal justice
information systems, and other clerical work as needed. Depending on the assignment, the Records Specialist
may also make entries to state and national criminal justice information systems.
The Records Unit is a 24/7 operation. Schedules require some flexibility and require shift work, including overnights and weekends. The Records Unit operates on a shift-bid schedule but, after training is completed, employees may be asked to work any of the shifts needed until the next shift-bid. Records Specialists handle duties for both internal
and external customers.
The typical training for a Records Specialists lasts approximately 9-12 months. During this time the trainee rotates
through the various tasks, taking on more responsibility as training progresses. Since the trainee rotates to
different trainers, the shift worked may also change. Training hours are likely day shift, 5 eight hour days or 4 ten hour days, and may change to accommodate training needs. Training timelines can range based on the business need.
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:
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The Scottsdale Police Department utilizes an on-line computerized pre-employment test platform to measure the skills
and abilities a person needs to possess prior to any training they might receive if they are hired as a Records
The test requires applicants to read and follow instructions, as well as listen over a headset. All tests are
The skills tested by the Scottsdale Police Department include the following:
The City of Scottsdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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