|MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience and Education: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience Five years of increasingly responsible professional and administrative experience in all major aspects of law enforcement, including at least three years in a responsible middle management capacity preferably in a municipal police department. |
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in police science, law enforcement administration, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field. A Master’s Degree is preferred.
License and Certificates:
Possession of a valid, appropriate California Operator’s License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Possession of the P.O.S.T. “Advanced Certificate” and “Management Certificate” issued for completion of specified standards of education, experience, and training by the State Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training. Standard CPR and First Aid Certificates issued by the American Red Cross; valid Non-Lethal Chemical Agent Certificate. Knowledge of: Operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive municipal law enforcement program. Technical and administrative components of crime prevention programs and law enforcement including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, animal control, records management, care and custody of persons and property, and emergency preparedness. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Advanced principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
ABILITY TO: Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of sworn and non-sworn personnel; delegate authority and responsibility. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff. Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the Police Department. Develop, implement and administer goals, objectives and procedures for providing effective and efficient law enforcement services. Prepare clear and concise reports. Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City and other government officials, community groups, the general public, and media representatives.
Physical Demands/Work Environment: Ability to work in a standard office environment with some ability to sit, stand, and walk, some exposure to outdoors; some ability to travel to sites and locations. Physical demands may include bending, stooping, reaching, lifting, twisting, climbing, pushing and pulling. Exposure to dust, high level noises, excessive heat and cold, and various environmental hazards. Incumbent is required to attend periodic evening meetings.