Police Lieutenant
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Police Lieutenant
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
DEFINITION:
Under direction of a Police Chief or Captain, manages a division of the Police Department or serves as station commander; supervises subordinate supervisors; performs staff assignments; and, in the absence of the Police Chief and Captain, assumes command of the Police Department.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, FEATURES, REQUIREMENTS:
This is a public service position that requires the working of unusual hours, rotating shifts, and working under inclement weather conditions and stressful situations.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED:
It is required of this position to supervise police sergeants, officers, reserve officers, non-sworn employees, explorers and volunteers. The position receives general or direct supervision from the Police Chief and/or Captain.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Performs a variety of management and administrative duties ranging from commanding a police division through leading police patrol teams in the performance of law enforcement services; researching, planning, organizing, staffing, controlling, evaluating, and budgeting police programs; traffic and fleet management; firearm training management; canine bureau management; evidence management; field evidence technicians; community service officers; crime prevention; youth services; personnel scheduling and training; internal investigations; disaster preparedness; personnel and recruitment; and the preparation and presentation of the annual department budget. Prepares and presents to the Police Chief recommendations for improving the quality of police services.
OTHER JOB-RELATED DUTIES:
Learn and effectively use department computers for data entry and recovery, and report preparation. Recognize problems needing to be addressed and be able to propose solutions.
JOB-RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  criminal laws, laws of evidence, laws of search and seizure, departmental values, objectives, mission and annual goals; emergency management techniques, including the incident command system; modern management methods, team building skills and techniques; modern leadership and supervisory techniques; personnel rules and regulations; personnel investigative techniques including Govt. Code Sec. 3300 et seq., the Skelly decision and related cases; city policies, goals and objectives; department, division and unit budget and modern budgeting techniques; local, state and federal law and case decisions; police training techniques; modern investigative and reporting techniques; available community resources; including mediation, counseling, enforcement and related resources; regulations and rules, and orders of the department; current employee terms and conditions of employment; concepts of municipal/public fiscal management and the basic concepts used in management of the municipal enterprise.
Ability to:  establish goals and objectives of a division, developing and adjusting plans within delegated authority; plan, organize, and assign schedules for staff of division to provide required service; make forceful arrests; drive a motor vehicle under normal and emergency conditions safely; hear and understand verbal communications at normal speaking tones via voice radio and telephone and to verbalize succinctly; develop and present ideas and recommendations orally and in writing; perform public speaking as required; 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:  A Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree from an accredited 4-year college or the possession of both a P.O.S.T. Advanced and Supervisory Certificate. A Master's Degree is desirable.
Experience:  At least 18 months as a Police Sergeant with a municipal police agency.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to memorize and retain detailed information; ability to listen and effectively act upon many directions and requests simultaneously; ability to learn, retain and apply procedural guidelines; work a variety of shifts and hours, including nights, evenings, days, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis; consistently maintain mental alertness, remain calm and composed in difficult and emergency circumstances.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION:
Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Driver's License, and a good driving record; either be a U.S. citizen or obtain U.S. citizenship within that period of time as prescribed by law.
SALARY:  $9,476 - $11,518 per month

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