If you want to be part of a brand new department that's focused on community policing in a young, vibrant, family-oriented city, we invite you to apply. If you'd like to be part of building an extraordinary new agency from the ground up, we invite you to apply. If you're hardworking, accountable, love what you do, and are yearning for new opportunities in your law enforcement career, we invite you to apply.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: JANUARY 2020
DEFINITION Under general direction to plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate the activities of any assigned major programs and activities of the department as assigned; maintain charge of Department Supervisors; assume Divisional command as assigned, or in the Captain's absence; and perform related duties as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from a Police Captain. Exercises general supervision over Police Sergeants, Police Detectives, Police Officers, and professional staff as assigned.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This management level classification is required to manage various department bureaus, projects, and direct and be responsible for the shift operations of various sworn and civilian personnel within the department, as well as complete projects as assigned; investigate sensitive criminal or administrative matters; and assist the Division Commanders in the operations and support services functions as directed. This class is distinguished from Police Captain, which has overall supervisory and budgetary responsibility for a major division of the Police Department.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, police science, business administration, public administration, or a related field and six (6) years (full-time equivalent) of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience as a sworn peace officer, including two years at a supervisory level. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Possession of a valid California POST Basic Certificate or valid California Basic Course Waiver at time of application.
Possession of a valid California POST Advanced Certificate or out-of-state equivalency at time of application. A California POST Advanced Certificate must be obtained within 18 months of appointment if using an out-of-state equivalency to meet minimum qualifications.
Possession of a California POST Supervisory Certificate is desirable.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment.
Must currently be employed as a sworn Peace Officer, in good standing.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must successfully complete a comprehensive POST background investigation, physical examination and psychological evaluation.
Must possess U.S. Citizenship at time of appointment.