Police Captain
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Police Captain
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
DEFINITION:
Under the direction of the Chief of Police, supervises the operation, personnel and equipment of either the Field Operations or Administrative Divisions and directs subordinate unit supervisors; will assume command of the Police Department when assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, FEATURES, REQUIREMENTS:
This is an exempt full-time position in the Management Employee group.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The Police Captain is responsible for the supervision, training and discipline of either the Field Operations or Administrative Division; assists in establishing Department rules, regulations, policies and procedures; prepares duty rosters; prepares graphs, charts and surveys for improvement of beat plans, personnel distribution, and crime patterns; order and maintains supplies; prepares budget estimates and control budget expenditures; is responsible for vehicles and equipment; evaluates employee performance and takes or recommends appropriate disciplinary action; and, assumes command of the Department when assigned.
JOB-RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to:  Establish goals and objectives for a Police Division, development plans and adjustment plans and organization within delegated authority; plan, organize and assign schedules for staff to provide require service; develop and present ideas and recommendations orally and in writing; operate and supervise operation of equipment skillfully, safely and in conformance with applicable laws.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college.
Experience:  Six years of increasingly responsible experience with a California law enforcement agency, including at least three years in a supervisory capacity and currently holding the rank of Lieutenant or above.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION:
Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License is required.
Certificates:  Possession of a POST Advanced Certificate is required. Possession of a POST Management Certificate is desirable.
SALARY:  $10,970 - $13,334 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200