Police Lieutenant
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Police Lieutenant
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
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.
This is a public service position that requires the working of unusual hours, rotating shifts, and working under inclement weather conditions and stressful situations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:  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:  $10,841 - $13,177 per month

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