Sheriff’s Lieutenant

Nevada County, CA
Published
February 13, 2020
Location
Nevada City, California
Job Type

Description

Definition and Class Characteristics Tentative Oral Board Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 

Under direction, plans and supervises the activities of a major unit of the Sheriff's Office on an assigned shift; provides leadership in the absence of command level manager; and performs related work as required.
 
This classification is responsible for a major unit of the Sheriff's Office.  The breadth of responsibility and level of expertise required to perform the duties of the position distinguishes this class from the class of Sheriff's Sergeant.
 
Examples of Duties Essential:

  • Assists with preparation and management of division's budgets
  • Assigns and supervises the work of deputies in performing patrol, investigations and crime prevention work on an assigned shift
  • Answers inquiries and gives general advice and guidance to station personnel and deputies
  • May supervise the activities of the jail as required, and assigns the proper operation of records, identification and dispatching functions
  • Assists in developing, organizing, directing, and evaluating the effectiveness of a sworn patrol unit, an investigative unit, or jail operational unit; directs and conducts criminal investigations
  • May be required to investigate departmental rule and policy violations, irregular and suspicious occurrences, and recommend appropriate actions
  • Assists deputies on calls of a serious nature as needed

  Important:

  • Assists in conducting hiring interviews and selecting candidates or participates in the selection process of sworn, correctional, and support personnel
  • Receives and transmits communications and instructions, assists in formulating and implementing departmental policy and procedures, assists in preparing and managing departmental budgets
  • Prepares correspondence and statistical and administrative reports
  • Instructs subordinates in proper law enforcement methods

Knowledge and Skills Required Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of supervision and training
  • Criminal law and investigation techniques
  • Collection, identification, and preservation of evidence techniques
  • Interviewing and counseling techniques and methods
  • Departmental and countywide policies, rules and regulations
  • Care and operation of county facility, firearms, and other law enforcement equipment

  Skill in:

  • Analyzing and interpreting police problems and criminal evidence
  • Supervising and instructing subordinates in all pertinent phases of law enforcement procedure
  • Preparing clear, concise and comprehensive verbal and written reports
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Working with considerable independence, judgment, and initiative
  • Gathering, assembling, analyzing and evaluating facts and evidence; drawing logical conclusions and making recommendations
  • Speaking confidently in public

Education and Experience Required Equivalent to six (6) years of responsible experience in law enforcement work, with at least four (4) years as a sworn Sergeant. Possession of a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college with major course work in the criminal justice field, government, public or business administration, behavioral sciences or a related field may substitute for one year of experience as a sworn Sergeant.
 
Thirty (30) college semester units from an accredited college or university with major course work in the criminal justice field, government, public or business administration, behavioral sciences or a related field preferred.

OR
 
Equivalent to five (5) years of responsible experience in law enforcement work with at least three (3) of those years in the position of a sworn Sergeant for the Nevada County Sheriff's Office.   Possession of a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college with major course work in the criminal justice field, government, public or business administration, behavioral sciences or a related field may substitute for one year of experience as a sworn Sergeant.
 
Thirty (30) college semester units from an accredited college or university with major course work in the criminal justice field, government, public or business administration, behavioral sciences or a related field preferred.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid California driver's license within 30 days of hire.
Possession of a valid Supervisory POST (Peace Officer Standards Training) certificate,  or required to qualify and apply for POST supervisory certificate within sixty days of hire.
Advanced P.O.S.T. certificate.
 
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a standard office environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings.  Mobility and strength to respond to emergency situations, and to reach, grasp, bend, kneel for extended periods of time.  Strength and stamina to climb and run and occasionally lift and carry individuals weighing up to 165 pounds.  Vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen.  Hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone. 
 
Willingness and ability to accept assignments in a locked detention facility serving clients of various cultural, physical, behavioral and psychological profiles. 
 
Willingness and ability to work various shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays, and respond to calls after hours.
 
Some accommodations may be made for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodations.
 
Other Requirements:
Must submit to and pass a psychological evaluation, medical examination and a background investigation, if not already a Nevada County Sheriff's Office Peace Officer employee.
 
This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent.  Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.
  Closing Date/Time: 3/4/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

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