City of Boynton Beach, FL
Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Purpose of Classification PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION The purpose of this classification is to serve as a first level command officer assigned to various divisions within the police department. This is supervisory, technical and administrative work directing patrol, criminal investigation and administrative personnel in the operations of the Boynton Beach Police Department. Employees in this class provide supervision over Police Sergeants, Police Officers, non-sworn supervisors and employees. In the absence of a higher-level police commander, employees assume charge/responsibility of police activities at any incident requiring the assignment of police personnel or resource. Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Upholds, models, coaches and holds employees accountable for behavior consistent with police department values and ethical standards. Upholds, models, and coaches Procedural Justice principles. Supervises, directs and coordinates daily activities and operations of assigned units and sections; provides assistance or indirect supervision for other departmental functions as needed. Studies the performance records of units, sections, divisions and/or other organizational elements through field observations, statistical reports, examination of complaints, conferences with department personnel and other data. Evaluates the effectiveness of police operations. Institutes or recommends necessary changes to improve effectiveness of police operations. Collaborates with other command-level personnel on the development of measureable goals, strategic planning initiatives, personnel development programs, or the implementation of technology into agency operations. Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, addressing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, and evaluating and managing employee performance. Works with other agency personnel to coordinate daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work activities; consults with assigned staff, assists with problem situations, and provides technical expertise. Interprets and enforces all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (including traffic, criminal and civil) in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security. Ensures departmental compliance with agency directives, police contracts, personnel codes, accreditation guidelines, and all other applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, departmental directives, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations. Communicates with the Chief of Police, Assistant Police Chiefs, the Police Major, all other staff members, supervisory personnel of adjoining shifts, other units/divisions, and other individuals to gather/exchange information on orders, problems, special situations, or other areas requiring attention; attends shift briefings; relays pertinent information to assigned staff; coordinates work activities with those of other units/divisions and other law enforcement agencies. Investigates citizen complaints or accidents involving personnel, vehicles, equipment, or operations of assigned personnel; researches administrative complaints from citizens and initiates problem resolution; may investigate accidents involving injuries and fatalities; conducts internal investigations as needed; reviews administrative investigations completed by subordinates. Responds to complaints and questions related to law enforcement issues and activities; mediates disputes; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution. May impose, recommend, or review disciplinary action as outlined in the bargaining unit agreement between the City and the bargaining agent for the employees within the bargaining unit. Expected to follow, support, and encourage the use of supervisory rewards and sanctions as outlined in departmental training bulletins / directives. Performs administrative functions; plans, organizes, and directs operational activities including long/short term plans, goals and objectives; directs and participates in special operations; assists with general law enforcement functions as needed; identifies and resolves public safety concerns. Develops, reviews, updates, and implements departmental policies and procedures in collaboration with command staff team. Coordinates scheduling and staffing allocation; develops work schedules and makes zone/detail/case assignments to ensure adequate coverage; schedules vacations, leave time, and training activities; reviews/approves employee schedules, leave requests, overtime requests, education requests, or other forms. Reads and reviews daily shift logs/summaries and follows up on outstanding issues; reviews mailbox, voice mail, e-mail, and logs and responds to messages/issues repeatedly during the work shift. Inspects vehicles, uniforms, weapons, and equipment assigned to officers; conducts building inspections of police facilities, detention facilities, or other areas; checks departmental emergency equipment for proper operations; may coordinate maintenance and repair of department vehicles. Oversees unit/section training activities; conducts training on departmental directives; observes/monitors/evaluates performance of personnel within assigned areas; identifies areas or personnel requiring special or additional training; provides recommendations on training issues to department management or training personnel; coordinates/schedules in-service or external training activities. Assumes responsibility for subordinate performance and development; ensures ample opportunities for supervisory development of subordinates. Oversees activities involving subordinate personnel; oversees community based policing of the City to detect/deter criminal activity, protect life and property, facilitate community policing activities, enforce laws, respond to emergency situations, investigate crimes, issue citations, and make arrests; oversees police response to calls/request for assistance relayed by dispatchers, in person, email or any other means of communication; oversees traffic enforcement and investigation of accidents; plans and executes Special Enforcement Details; monitors status of investigations and assigns follow-up as appropriate; seek and coordinate opportunities to build positive relationships with community members. Plans, organizes, and directs Special Events Planning throughout the City. Assists in the development and administration of the division budget; evaluates equipment/facility needs and makes recommendations; reviews budget requests submitted by staff members, evaluates costs, makes recommendations; reviews budget reports and monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; authorizes petty cash disbursements. Monitors radio traffic involving officers, dispatchers, other department personnel, or outside agencies; monitors current weather conditions and news events; provides assistance and backup support to other officers as necessary; provides emergency response on a twenty-four hour basis as needed; provides assistance to other law enforcement or public service agencies as appropriate. Assumes command of major/critical incidents; responds to major calls relayed by dispatchers, including calls involving domestic disputes, abuse, assaults, rape, burglaries, thefts, fatalities, abduction, lost/missing persons, search/rescue operations, traffic accidents, property damage, alarms, bomb threats, narcotic violations, natural disasters, public service duties, stranded motorists, or other problem situations; assesses/evaluates incident scenes, determines necessary manpower allocation, and ensures utilization of proper methods to preserve evidence; requests and directs additional emergency personnel, other units, departments, outside agencies, or others as needed. Participates in court activities; prepares case files and evidence for court presentation; testifies and presents evidence during court. Provides assistance or backup support to other officers, emergency medical providers, fire department personnel, probation department personnel, state/federal law enforcement agencies, other law enforcement agencies, or other public service agencies; provides emergency response on a twenty-four hour basis as needed. Operates a variety of standard and specialized machinery, equipment, and tools associated with law enforcement, which may include a police vehicle, standard/emergency vehicles, police boat, all-terrain vehicle, bicycle, trailer, firearms, chemical weapons, emergency equipment, global positioning system, navigational radar system, radar/laser equipment, scuba diving equipment, alcohol testing equipment, drug testing kits, processing kits, handcuffs, baton, flashlight, fire extinguisher, measuring devices, photographic equipment, tape recorder, radio/communications equipment, telephone, hand tools, or general office equipment and any others deemed appropriate by the chief of Police to further police department operations. Monitors inventory of department equipment, uniforms, tools, and supplies; ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; initiates requests for new/replacement items. Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment (including but not limited to seatbelts), and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; performs driving functions in a safe and efficient manner under various conditions, including day/night hours, in congested traffic, in adverse weather conditions, and in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits. Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, schedules, performance reviews, briefings, investigative summaries, crime analysis data/reports, criminal intelligence, administrative inquiry reports, internal affairs reports, special event invoicing, annual reports, technical study reports, statistical analyses, policies, procedures, grant applications, logs, police reports, use of force reports, incident reports, accident reports, narratives, miscellaneous reports, missing person reports, vehicle reports, vessel boarding report, probable cause affidavits, citations, warnings, property/evidence reports, record request forms, diagrams, or other documents. Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, schedules, citizen complaints, daily shift logs, shift documentation, use of force reports, pursuit reports, special unit schedules, special detail logs, special event forms, vacation/leave requests, overtime requests, education requests, vehicle maintenance requests, equipment requests, case disposition notices, technical study reports, grant applications, draft policies/procedures, requests for proposal, attendance records, crime reports, arrest reports, service reports, incident reports, accident reports, witness statements, property receipts, criminal history reports, driver history reports, BOLO notices, subpoenas, accreditation standards, crime statistics, training bulletins, departmental directives, statutes, laws, codes, ordinances, policies, procedures, maps, diagrams, bulletins, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, investigates, forwards or retains as appropriate. Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; utilizes word processing, database, spreadsheet, computer aided dispatch, local/state/national criminal information systems, e-mail, Internet, or other computer programs; performs basic maintenance of computer system and office equipment, such as backing up data or replacing paper, ink, or toner. Maintains records, logs, and files of work activities; maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, and other materials for reference and/or review. May serve on the City's negotiation team with the bargaining agent for contract negotiations for the purposes of wages and benefits, and conditions of employment for bargaining unit members. Communicates in person, via telephone, and/or via two-way radio; provides information and assistance; responds to requests for service or assistance; communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications. Communicates with command staff, shift officers, employees, dispatchers, other divisions/departments, law enforcement agencies, fire personnel, emergency/medical personnel, laboratory personnel, jail personnel, court officials, attorneys, victims, complainants, prisoners, suspects, witnesses, informants, social service agencies, government agencies, community organizations, vendors, sales representatives, the public, the media, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to obtain information, coordinate activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice/direction. Creates/maintains positive public relations with the general public; maintains and promotes peace and order in the community; provides education and information to the public on laws, law enforcement, crime prevention, drug abuse, safety, and related issues; participates in community events and attends civic meetings. Attends various meetings, serves on committees and task forces, and makes presentations as needed. Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, departmental directives, codes, laws, regulations, court cases, and relevant case law; maintains an awareness of new issues, methods, equipment, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; participates in physical fitness training and continuing education activities; attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions as appropriate. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS Conducts inspections of departmental vehicles, equipment and buildings; oversees maintenance of law enforcement vehicle; maintains weapons and equipment in functional and presentable condition. Responds to requests/subpoenas for records and reports. Performs duties of other officers as necessary and other duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Eight (8) years of certified law enforcement experience, three (3) of which must have included supervisory responsibilities, and a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a related field. An additional four (4) years of certified law enforcement supervisory experience may substitute for the educational requirement. Must possess and maintain valid Florida Police Officer certification. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a related field. Supplemental Information KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Thorough knowledge of current principles, practices and methods of modern police administration and law enforcement. Extensive knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances, and of City policies and procedures applicable to the work. Considerable knowledge of management techniques, budgeting and fiscal management. Comprehensive knowledge of the geography of the City. Knowledge of labor relations practices and principles. Skill in the use of handguns and self-defense. Skill in communicating information both verbally and in writing. Skilled at analyzing complex police problems and the ability to quickly resolve issues. Skill at planning, assigning, directing and developing staff in a manner which promotes high performance, motivation and accountability. Skill in exercising tact, courtesy and firmness in contacts with public officials, media representatives, community leaders, professional groups and the general public. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Demonstrated ability to lead and direct the activities of law enforcement personnel. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of police operations and to institute improvements. Ability to exhibit sound judgment and be resourceful in emergency situations. Demonstrates a commitment and loyalty to the mission, vision and values of the department and the organization. COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES The ability to clearly communicate Department and City Goals, Policies, Strategic Plans and other key information to employees and peers using multiple communication platforms including e-mail and social media. Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. Accurately and expeditiously responds to inquiries for information from various individuals. Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal direction. Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Physical Ability : Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds). Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, traffic hazards, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances. The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.