Patrol Lieutenant

Coconino County Public Works   Flagstaff, AZ   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
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Posted on September 29, 2020

Patrol Lieutenant

Nature of Work

Coconino County promotes a transformational leadership philosophy that elicits employee growth, cultivates inspiration, and creates future leaders by empowering employees to solve internal and external customer needs and exceed customer service expectations.  As an award-winning organization with high regard for cultural diversity and the positive contributions of the many thriving cultures within our county, our nation, and our society, Coconino County leads a variety of initiatives that celebrate diversity; from our Annual Diversity Day, and monthly Heritage Lunch & Learns, to book clubs, and professional development academies which target diverse workforce segments. Coconino County's respect for diversity is shared throughout the organization. Come be part of this optimistic, innovative team where outstanding customer service creates dynamic solutions and engages leadership at every level. 

Under general direction is responsible for professional supervisory and administrative law enforcement duties of considerable difficulty as a Division Commander; may be assigned to administrative or staff functions; performs related work as assigned.

PLEASE NOTE: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) along with Health and Safety Training (specific to COVID-19), will be provided.

Typical Duties

(Illustrative Only)
• Provides administrative leadership, supervision, training and direction of sworn Peace Officers assigned to a patrol Division, Criminal Investigation unit and support staff
• Assigns, trains, supervises and evaluates personnel
• Supervises support and volunteer organizations including Search and Rescue and community volunteer patrol
• Administers special programs to include community policing, DARE and GREAT
• Communicates departmental directives to commissioned ranks through subordinate supervisory personnel
• Responds to, manages and closely supervises the investigation of all major crimes and incidents of a sensitive nature
• Available for response to calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week and handles calls for service as necessary
• Assesses and evaluates divisional operations and makes recommendation for improvement
• Prepares reports
• Assists in the preparation of annual budget and monitors expenditures
• Responds to and manages citizen complaints regarding law enforcement services and programs
• Supervises and reviews all disciplinary action, internal investigations and other administrative inquiries
• Facilitates multi-jurisdictional cooperation with numerous governmental agencies
• Researches, prepares and administers multiple Federal, State and local grants
• Assumes administrative command responsibilities in the absence of or as directed by the Captain, Chief Deputy or Sheriff
• Writes divisional policies and procedures
Essential functions of this position include but limited to: driving; standing, walking, sitting; crouching; stooping; kneeling; reaching; bending; lifting; carrying; pushing/pulling; working alone; working with and around others; dealing with interruptions; repetitive motion (hand, wrist, elbow & shoulder) for writing, typing, driving, using telephone, weapons qualifications, etc.; vision acuity (near & far) to be able to clearly analyze a scene and respond accordingly; color vision for driving, writing, weapons qualifications; hearing and speech (ordinary conversation) for communicating with staff and citizens; touch (finger dexterity) for driving, responding in darkness, handling duty weapons, and other types of equipment. Environmental conditions include working with mechanical equipment and hazards that are inherent to the job of responding to emergencies and dealing with individuals with weapons, drug/alcohol and domestic violence situations etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Five years commissioned law enforcement experience, including one year supervisory; OR, any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Successful completion of background check and polygraph examination. Must be certified by AZPOST. Must obtain an Arizona driver's license by date of hire and maintain it throughout employment. Final job contingent upon satisfactory 5-yr Motor Vehicle Report.

Preferred Qualifications: AZPOST certification and Supervisory Experience.

This position is exempt from overtime.

Please Note: Individuals in exempt classifications as part time employees may be classified as non-exempt per FLSA law regarding minimum weekly salary requirements.

This position is safety sensitive. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of:
-Law enforcement principles, practices, methods, techniques and equipment
-Principles and practices of management including leadership, training and supervision
-Federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations
-Budgeting and fiscal management

 Working knowledge of:
-The social sciences as they relate to public safety and law enforcement
- County geography

Skill in:
-Obtaining information via interviews and interrogations
-Care and use of firearms, motor vehicles and technical equipment

Ability to:
- Administer a specialized law enforcement function
-Apply law enforcement principles, practices, methods and techniques
-Analyze difficult law enforcement situations and use good judgment in decision making
-Prepare and maintain records and reports
-React quickly and calmly in emergency situations
-Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety
-Establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, other agencies and the public
-Follow written and verbal instructions
-Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Click "apply" above to submit resume online. 

Coconino County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.