Police Chief

Description :

POSITION DESCRIPTON

 

Class Title:    POLICE CHIEF                                         Cost Code #10-07

Department:  Police Department                                   Grade No. PM-8

Division:                                                                     Status: Unclassified and at-will

 

GENERAL PURPOSE:

 

Performs a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and professional work in planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the Police Department.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

 

Works under the general guidance and direction of the City Manager.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

 

Exercises supervision over all police department staff directly or through subordinate supervisors.

 

Supervises and manages all full-time and seasonal employees in the Police Department and is responsible for the overall motivation, direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.

Directs the Police Department employee hiring process; develops and updates job descriptions; develops performance expectations; identifies essential functions of the positions and the knowledge, skills and abilities required; responds to questions and ensures the completion of background checks; assigns work shifts and work schedules two weeks in advance, when possible.

Manages employees and evaluates team performance; provides opportunities for the adequate training of employees; coaches, counsels, and motivates employees for exceptionalism; investigates complaints or subordinate performance concerns; recognizes exceptional or below average employee performance and implements disciplinary action as needed in consultation the City Manager and Human Resources.

Provides leadership by example and through consistent management of the Police Department; make decisions; solves problems; develops departmental procedures; maintains required records/files; conducts regular staff meetings and represents the Police Department during internal and external meetings.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Plans, coordinates, supervise and evaluate police department operations.
  • Identifies law enforcement goals for the police department that are realistic and measureable through a      planning session/exercise at the discretion of the City Manager
  • Develops a community outreach program for schools, business and groups to enhance public safety and      coordinate appropriate responses to major incidents or situations.
  • Develops policies and procedures  for the Department in order to implement directives from the City Manager.
  • Plans and implements a law enforcement program for the city in order to carry out the policies and goals of City Management reviews Department performance an effectiveness, formulates programs or policies to correct deficiencies.
  • Coordinates the information gathered and work accomplished by various officers; assigns officers to      special investigations as the needs arise according to their specific skills.
  • Assures that personnel are assigned to shifts or working units which provide optimum effectiveness in      terms of current situations and circumstances governing deployment.
  • Evaluates evidence, witnesses,  and suspects in criminal cases to correlate all aspects and to assess for      trends, similarities, or for associations with other cases.
  • Supervises and coordinates the preparation and presentation of an annual budget for the Department;      directs the implementation of the department’s budget, plans for and reviews specifications for new or replaced equipment.
  • Directs the development and  maintenance of systems, records and legal documents that provide for the      proper evaluation, control and documentation of police department operations
  • Trains and develops Department personnel.
  • Handles grievances in accordance with City Personnel Policy, maintains Departmental discipline and the      conduct and general behavior of assigned personnel.
  • Prepares and submits periodic  reports to the City Manager regarding the Department’s activities, and      prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate.
  • Meets with elected or appointed officials, other law enforcement officials, community business      representatives and the public on all aspects of the Department’s  activities.
  • Attends conferences and meetings  to keep abreast of current trends in the field, represents the City Police      Department in a variety of local, county, state and other meetings.
  • Cooperates with County, State and  Federal law enforcement and emergency management officers as appropriate  where activities of the police department are involved and public safety is concerned.
  • Ensures the laws and ordinances are enforced and that the public peace and safety is maintained.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

PERIPHERAL DUTIES:

 

  • May direct or assist in the investigation of major crime scenes.
  • Performs the duties of subordinate personnel as needed
  • Analyzes and recommends improvements to equipment and facilities, as needed.

 

 

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education and Experience:

 

  • Bachelor Degree from accredited  school or university, is desired but not necessary, in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field; and
  • Seven (7) years of experience in police work, five years of which must have been in a supervisory or management position; and
  • Completion of the basic law enforcement training academy or equivalent; and
  • Five (5) years of budget experience, and be able to prepare and manage an annual budget of over $1.5      million and
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in emergency management operations;

And

  • Knowledge and experience in grant application and administration.

OR

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience. 2 (two) years of experience may substitute for 1 (one) year of education, but in no case may more than (2) two years of education be substituted.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment;      considerable knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, and department  rules and regulations.
  • Skill in use of tools and  equipment listed below.
  • Ability to train and supervise  subordinate personnel; ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; ability to communicate effectively, orally and

in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; ability to give verbal and written instructions; ability to meet special requirements listed below.

  • Knowledge and experience in Grant application and administration.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License without record of suspension or revocation in any state;
  • Ability to meet Department’s  physical standards;
  • Basic law enforcement training  certification or equivalent;
  • Must successfully pass the  pre-employment drug and alcohol testing and the post- offer employment      medical examination.

 

 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

 

Police car, police radio, radar gun, Taser, handgun and other weapons as required, side handle baton, handcuffs, breathalyzer, pager, first-aid equipment, personal computer including word processing software.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommoda- tions may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools listed above, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell.

 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those by an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

 

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.

 

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 

The job description does not constitute by an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Contact :

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

 

POLICE CHIEF

(Unclassified and At-Will)

 

The City of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, is accepting applications for the position of POLICE CHIEF (unclassified and At-Will) in the Police Department.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor Degree from accredited school or university, is desired but not necessary, in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field; and
  • Seven (7) years of experience in police work, five years of which must have been in a supervisory or management position; and
  • Completion of the basic law enforcement training academy or equivalent; and Five (5) years of budget experience, and be able to prepare and manage an annual budget of over 1.5 million, and
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in emergency management operations; and
  • Knowledge and experience in grant application and administration. OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience 2 (two) years of experience may substitute for 1 (one) year of education, but in no case may more than (2) two years of education be substituted.

 

Grade: PM-8 pay rate commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus benefits.

 

Applications and Job Descriptions are available from City of Truth or Consequences Human Resources Office, 505 Sims St., Truth or Consequences, NM 87901. Telephone (575) 894-6673 ext. 314, fax# (575) 894-0363. Applications and resume will be accepted until the position is filled.  The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

PUBLISH;                March  30, 218 -  Sentinel

                                April 04, 2018  -  Herald                    

 

POSTED: Workforce Solutions (03/30/18 – until position filled)

                                City Website:  (03/30/18 – until position filled)

                                NM Municipal League Classified: (03/30/18 – until position filled)

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled