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To meet the challenge of growth, YCSO must recruit and select hundreds of the most qualified candidates to fill commissioned and civilian support positions throughout the agency. These guidelines outline the agency’s commitment to a quality workforce and a system to hire certified and detention recruits, along with valuable civilian support personnel.
Commitment to a Quality Workforce
Our mission is to protect people, property and rights in our community. Hiring and training qualified individuals is central to the successful achievement of this mission. These individuals are asked to accept the fundamental values of accountability, achievement, commitment, compassion, cooperation, innovation, integrity, leadership and tolerance. All current and potential employees are expected to measure their professional and personal actions with those values. The effort to recruit a qualified workforce is the responsibility of every YCSO employee. YCSO is committed to recruiting, selecting, and training a diverse, qualified workforce to serve Yavapai County. We are tasked with providing equitable recruitment, selection, background, and training systems that encourage the best local and out-of-state applicants to apply for positions with YCSO.
The Successful Applicant
To be successful as an applicant with the YCSO, an individual must demonstrate a variety of skills and work characteristics. Cognitive skills such as reasoning, observation, memory and recall are essential to good performance. Language skills, such as reading comprehension, listening, and various aspects of oral and written communication are required as well. An individual’s interpersonal and interactive style, willingness to address difficult or challenging work requirements, and the need for conscientious, focused effort are critical to success as a member of the agency. Other attributes include flexibility, cooperation, and teamwork, creating a professional impression, and accurate interpersonal perception.The selection process evaluates these skills and characteristics through a series of tests. Selection tools accurately select the best qualified candidates to perform the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities valued by YCSO.