The Chief of Police plans, organizes, coordinates and directs SMART’s Public Safety operation; inspects, monitors, reviews and audits the public safety functions and activities; serves as a resource to law and fire agencies regarding rail security and safety procedures; serves as a liaison to other public safety organizations; and performs other related functions as directed. This position may be required to provide day-to-day supervision of the rail system, attend community and management meetings and meet with the Board of Directors to discuss policy and procedure.
Under direction of the General Manager, this position is responsible for activities relating to:
Accident Investigation involving SMART property and equipment
The Chief of Police is responsible for overseeing all aspects of public safety including:
Liaison with local, state and federal agencies
Oversee public safety staff to include code enforcement, parking enforcement and contract personnel.
Supervise Code Compliance activities.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by, and minimum requirements required of, employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job or responsibilities. SMART reserves the right to determine and amend job duties and responsibilities.
Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the safety and security staff and/or consultants;
Prepares and administers the department’s budget.
Prepares and implements written transit enforcement procedures.
Updates and revises same as required by the System Security Program Manages SMART’s security statistics and develops reports for management.
Oversees SMART’s contracted public safety functions including community-oriented policing, patrol, crime prevention, investigation, traffic enforcement, school services, communications procedures and reporting.
Assists with and cooperates in the investigation of major crimes and other rail incidents, in coordination with other agencies as needed; assists District Attorneys in the preparation of cases.
Serves as Smart’s Chief Investigator for rail accidents in cooperation with affected Federal, State and Local agencies.
Prepares, recommends and implements strategic plans to meet SMART’s current and long-range transit enforcement and emergency preparedness needs, including disaster preparedness and response.
Confers with and represents SMART in meetings with, various governmental agencies, local law enforcement and public safety agencies as well as a variety of public and private organizations.
Works closely with the Board of Directors, the General Manager, other departments, a variety of public and private organizations and citizen groups in developing programs and implementing projects to maximize public safety services.
Monitors changes in laws, court decisions, regulations and technology that may affect SMART operations; implementing policy, procedural and operational changes as required.
Negotiates and manages contracts in areas of responsibility. Provides technical expertise for the design, installation and expansion of various transit enforcement projects.
Develops and controls unit budget
Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, police science, public administration or a related field
Five years of full-time command or supervisory experience in law enforcement (Lieutenant or above);
Must possess a valid California class C driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.
Must possess a P.O.S.T. management certificate.
Active peace officer in state of California
Must possess all current P.O.S.T requirements (active peace officer status)
Possession of a Master’s degree in an appropriate field is desirable.
Experience in rail transit safety and security desirable.
Citizenship Requirement: Permanent resident aliens who wish to be employed as peace officers must apply for citizenship prior to application for such employment. Permanent resident aliens must cooperate with the U.S. Department of immigration in meeting all requirements for U.S. citizenship, or s/he shall be disqualified for peace officer status.
Additional Salary Information: Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is a CALPERS participating employer.
CALPERS formula: 2.7% at 57
About Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is the San Francisco Bay Area’s newest transportation option for travel, offering passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin counties. SMART’s initial 43 miles of rail corridor includes 10 stations, from the Sonoma County Airport to Downtown San Rafael. Future extensions include: Larkspur, which is scheduled to be completed in 2019; Windsor; Healdsburg; and Cloverdale. The full project will provide 70 miles of passenger rail service, connecting SMART passengers with jobs, education centers, retail hubs and housing along the Sonoma-Marin corridor, and a bicycle-pedestrian pathway.