The Police Lieutenant is a management position responsible for managing and directing the day-to-day activities of an administrative, investigative, special operations, or patrol function under the administrative direction of a Police Captain. The Lieutenant conducts staff studies and re-search projects; conducts administrative investigations; manages budgets; and participates as a member of the Police Department's management team in overall departmental planning, re-search and work coordination. As a member of the Department’s management team, the Lieu-tenant is a leader, role model, and team builder with a strong commitment to the Department’s and City’s Vision and Values. S/he must think strategically as well as operationally and operate as a change agent. Lieutenants are rotated among assignments and are expected to manage each functional area of the department over a period of time.
Police Lieutenants have contact with essentially all segments of society, often in situations requiring the exercise of the utmost tact and discretion. S/he must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and be able to adapt easily to different situations. The Lieutenant's supervisory responsibilities require considerable interaction with subordinates wherein the Lieutenant is attempting to promote efficiency, effectiveness, and job satisfaction. Proactive employee development, coaching and mentoring is a priority. On special assignments or projects, the Lieutenant may partner with other City departments and a variety of public and private agencies.
Applicants must complete an online employment application and answer the supplemental questions contained in the application no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, April 26, 2019. Applicants possessing the MOST DESIRABLE qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process which will include an appraisal interview tentatively scheduled for the week of May 13, 2019. An eligible list will be established as a result of this examination process and will be valid for a period of six months. All applicants will be notified by email as to whether or not they are invited to participate further in the selection process. In addition, applicants can log on to their account and check their current status online.
Considerable progressively responsible experience in police work, including completion of probation as a Sergeant with a Police Department and a Bachelor's degree are required. A Master's degree is highly desirable. Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership skills and expertise in each of the Department's competencies.
Police Lieutenants must have the ability to deal effectively with employees as well as the general public; have thorough knowledge of the practices of modern police work; know principles of supervision; have investigative skills; have skill in research and analysis and be able to prepare accurate and comprehensive reports.
Candidates must be able to perform all of the essential functions of a Walnut Creek Police Officer as specified at http://www.walnut-creek.org.
Additional Salary Information: The salary range for this position is $124,933 - $171,532 annually, and appointment will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The City also offers a generous benefit package including CalPERS Retirement Plan, a choice of health insurance plans and many other valuable ancillary benefits. More information on the City’s benefit package can be found online at www.walnut-creek.org
Internal Number: 19-19
About City of Walnut Creek
The Walnut Creek Police Department is a professional police organization of 81 sworn and 41 professional staff dedicated to providing a high level of service. The department views itself as responsible for the protection of Constitutional rights and the maintenance of safety and security for all persons in our community. The department is present in the community to help and serve and is dedicated to the concept of Community Oriented Policing. High standards of selection, education and training allow the department to field personnel of excellent caliber who can perform their duties in a professional, but sensitive manner. The department continually reaffirms its commitment to professionalism and to making a positive contribution to the field of law enforcement. More information about the City of Walnut Creek, the Walnut Creek Police Department, compensation and benefits can be found at www.walnut-creek.org.