This recruitment is for Police Lieutenant or Captain depending on experience. Application materials may be obtained from Lakeport City Hall or by calling (707) 263-5615 x 103 or by visiting the Employment page of the City’s website www.cityoflakeport.com. Please submit a completed City of Lakeport Application and copies of all required certificates no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in order to be considered for the first review. All statements made in the application process are subject to verification; false statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge.
All City applications received will be reviewed for accuracy, completeness and job-related qualifications. A limited number of the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an oral interview. Written testing may be required. Finalists, then must successfully pass a thorough background investigation; medical, polygraph, and psychological examinations. Fingerprints are required. Appointment to the position is contingent upon successfully passing all examinations. Applicants who successfully complete the examination process will be placed on an eligibility list.
Under general direction of the Police Chief to perform responsible administrative, investigation and technical work in directing the activities of the Police Department; and to do related work as assigned.
In the absence or disability of the Police Chief, an incumbent of this class directs the activities of all divisions of the department.
Although work is subject to review by the Chief of Police, work with relative independence in day to day activities and review is usually accomplished through routine checks of reports, conferences and evaluations of results.
The Police Lieutenant is differentiated from the Police Captain in that the later possesses greater experience and technical understanding of law enforcement administration, as defined by the Education and Experience Guidelines; found in the job description.
Summary of Job Duties
Please see full job description available with application packet on the City of Lakeport Employment page .
Must be able to safely perform all the essential duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Police Lieutenant/Captain Job Description. Supervises the work of subordinate Officers and coordinates the operational activities of a Division, Unit or Section on an assigned shift. Develops and coordinates in-service training program for sworn and non-sworn personnel. Supervises internal investigations of alleged acts of misconduct.
Researches, compiles and prepares narrative and statistical reports. Responds to and prepares various business correspondences. Reviews citizen complaints and makes recommendations for appropriate course of action. Develops, prepares and implements operational work procedures. Maintains time and attendance and other personnel records.
Conducts inspections of Officers in the field. Performs other related duties as required. Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in the Department and City attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors comply with the City’s Personnel Rules and Regulations.
• Possession of a P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate • Possession of a P.O.S.T. Advanced Certificate. • Possession of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate; required within 2 years for Lieutenant • Possession of a P.O.S.T. Management Certificate; required for Police Captain. • Possession of appropriate California driver’s license. • Receive satisfactory results from a background investigation, physical examination, drug testing and administrative testing which meet the established qualifications standards.
Additional Salary Information: Lieutenant: E-3B ($6695 - $8466 per month)
Captain: E-4B ($7679 - $9334 per month)
About City of Lakeport
At the Lakeport Police Department, we are committed to working as a partner with our community and City government to provide a safe environment to live, work, visit, run a business or raise a family. Our City enjoys a very low crime rate and provides an exceptional quality of life. Lakeport has
all of the benefits of a close-knit community with loads of small-town charm. Employees of the City enjoy affordable housing, excellent schools and easy commute times.