Police Lieutenant - Special Operations Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general direction of the Special Operations Commander, is responsible for a variety of administrative, technical, and/or supervisory tasks related to day-to-day operations. Performs responsible supervisory work in directing the activities of the Traffic Sergeant, Community Services Sergeant, Emergency Services and Specialty Teams. Work includes overseeing of all employees and related activities involved with oversight of Permits and Special Events Planning. Work assignments are received orally and in writing. Work is performed with considerable independence within established policies, procedures, and guidelines received. Work is reviewed through results obtained. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Oversees assignment of the Traffic Sergeant, Community Resource Sergeant, Emergency Services and Specialty Teams and other assigned employees; inspects performance, assists with problems, provides technical direction, informally resolves personnel problems, provides training as needed and reviews reports and other administrative activities.

Performs Public Information Officer duties to include responding to media requests for information (ie. News releases, on-camera interviews, answer questions, etc…). Represents the Department as primary media point of contact during normal business hours and during call outs of major events/incidents.

Reviews reports and other crime/traffic data to prepare departmental briefs, evaluates adequacy of traffic 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, attending professional conferences, evaluating new equipment, public education, and special program development.

Permits & Special Events planning.

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

Maintains current Emergency Operations Manual for the Department.

Develops policies and procedures and manuals for the Emergency Services Teams and updates as necessary, with assistance as required.

Develops policies and procedures and manuals for the Emergency Services Teams and updates as necessary, with assistance as required.

Meets all standards for Police Officer Certification under Florida Law.

 

B. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

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

Issue equipment to Officers performing various functions.

Maintain log of Unit activity.

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

Investigate citizen complaints and internal complaints.

Respond to all serious calls for police service.

Attend various meetings.

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

Monitors the correct assignment, care and use of the equipment assigned to this command.

Conducts investigations of violations of Departmental rules when requested by the Chief of Police.

At the discretion of the Chief of Police, may be assigned responsibility for other units or personnel as required.

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma, GED, training in police Administration, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, Bachelor's Degree is preferred. Education may be substituted for non-supervisory experience for up to one (1) year. Five (5) years of responsible police work. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license.

 

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of Police principles and practices to include supervisory and leadership.

Knowledge of modern practices, procedures, and equipment in emergency response.

Knowledge of laws, applicable ordinances, and court decisions.

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

Ability to prepare reports and documents Microsoft Office products (ie. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Ability to analyze data and make decisions to evaluate program effectiveness.

Ability to initiate and maintain productive communications and cooperation.

Ability to operate a radio, telephone and related communications equipment.

Ability to think and act quickly, calmly, and accurately in emergency situations.

 

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Operate motor vehicles, auto and 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 and 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 weigh 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.



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 – 05/16/2014