Police Lieutenant - Operations Job description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general direction of the Police Commander, is responsible for a variety of administrative, technical, and/or supervisory tasks related to the day-to-day operation of a shift. Assists the Commander by acting in the absence of the shift sergeants. Work is reviewed through results obtained. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Oversees assignment of police officers, inspects performance, assists with problems, provides technical direction, informally resolves personnel problems, provides training as needed, and reviews reports and other administrative activities.

Prepares a variety of status and information reports about department activity. Briefs others on important policy and administrative decisions.

Works with State Attorney's Office and other major criminal justice organizations to ensure rapid and effective law enforcement.

Reviews reports and other crime data to prepare departmental briefs, evaluates adequacy of law enforcement measures, and plans long and short range activities. Reallocates resources as needed and alerts the Commander to special problems.

Performs a variety of police activities such as testifying in court, helping prepare cases, attending professional conferences, evaluating new equipment, public education, and special program development.

 

B. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Maintain the ability to complete the job tasks of Sergeant or Patrolman.

Attend daily squad briefings.

Receive telephone calls requiring assistance to citizens with questions or problems.

Drive patrol car to conduct field inspections.

Issue equipment to officers performing various functions.

Maintain log of shift activity.

Review daily; memos, reports, letters, and requests.

Investigate citizen complaints and internal investigations.

Respond to all serious calls for police service.

Attend various meetings.

Complete quarterly training in firearms, defensive tactics, driving, and CPR.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma, GED, training in police administration, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Education may be substituted for non-supervisory experience for up to one year. Five years responsible police work. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver's license. Applicants may possess a valid out of state driver's license and obtain the Florida license within 10 days of employment.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of police principles and practices.

Knowledge of technical equipment for crime investigation.

Knowledge of supervisory and leadership principles and practices.

Knowledge of laws, applicable ordinances, and court decisions.

Ability to work effectively with the community, the news media, and other agencies and organizations.

Ability to analyze data and make decisions.

Ability to initiate and maintain productive communications and cooperation.

Ability to evaluate program effectiveness.

Ability to plan and coordinate activities.

Ability to supervise and train.

Skill in directing and managing complex programs.

Ability to develop and implement long-range goals and objectives, ant to develop the same skills in subordinates.

Ability to recognize and resolve organizational conflict.

Ability to develop and maintain strong communication and interpersonal skills.

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Operate motor vehicles, auto, van.

Hear and understand conversation in a normal tone of voice. Use of senses which include sight, smell, hearing and touch.

See and read letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols which are both large and small, as well as identify colors.

Print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols - must be legible and understood by others.

Move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.

Stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods less than ten minutes.

Go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling or squatting position, or vice versa, periodically.

Learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance, once trained.

Walk, stand, and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes, walk continuously for more than 5 minutes at a time.

Stand in a stationary position for more than 30 minutes at a time. May need to remain seated for more than 30 minutes at a time.

Lift, carry, push or pull items which weight up to 50 pounds.

Carry items for a distance which ranges from 10 feet to no more than 300 yards.

Hold items (weighing between 1 - 10 pounds) for a period less than 10 minutes.

Work at night in dimly lit conditions as necessary during inclement weather.

Must be, or have the ability to be, respirator certified.

 

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.


Revision Date – 02/16/2012