Posted: November 28, 2017

SOLICITATION OF EMPLOYMENT - MADISONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT - CHIEF OF POLICE

A complete job description is shown below.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB FUNCTION:

Performs a variety of administrative, supervisory, and professional work in planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the Police Department. Works under the general guidance and direction of the Mayor. Exercises supervision over all police department staff directly or through subordinates.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates police department operations.
  2. Develops policies and procedures for the Department in order to implement directives from the Mayor.
  3. Promotes community policing which supports the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.
  4. Plans and implements a law enforcement program for the Town in order to better carry out the policies and goals of the Mayor and the Council;
  5. Reviews department performance and effectiveness, formulates programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies.
  6. Coordinates the information gathered and work accomplished by various officers.
  7. Supervises and coordinates the preparation and presentation of an annual budget for the Department; directs the implementation of the department's budget; plans for and reviews specifications for new or replaced equipment.
  8. Provides for training of department personnel.
  9. Handles grievances, maintains departmental discipline and the conduct and general behavior of assigned personnel.
  10. Prepares and submits periodic reports to the Mayor regarding the department's activities, and prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate.
  11. Meets with elected or appointed officials, other law enforcement officials, community and business representatives and the public on all aspects of the department's activities.
  12. Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field; represents the Town Police Department in a variety of local, parish, state and other meetings.
  13. Cooperates with other local, parish, state and federal law enforcement officers as appropriate where activities of the police department are involved.
  14. Ensures that laws and ordinances are enforced and that the public peace and safety is maintained.
  15. Performs the duties of subordinate personnel as needed.
  16. Analyzes and recommends improvements to equipment and facilities, as needed.
  17. Performs other such duties as may be assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  1. Graduation from high school.
  2. Ten (10) years of experience in police work.
  3. Completion of a basic law enforcement training academy or equivalent.

MINIMUM REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  1. Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment.
  2. Considerable knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations;
  3. Skill in the use of a police car, police radio, radar gun, handgun, baton, handcuffs, and other weapons as required, first aid equipment, personal computer including word processing software.
  4. Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, supervisor and the community.
  7. Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions.
  8. Ability to give verbal and written instructions.
  9. Ability to meet the special requirements listed below.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Must possess a valid State Driver's License without record of suspension or revocation in any state.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment;
  2. No felony convictions and/or disqualifying criminal histories;
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen;
  4. Must be able to read and write the English language;
  5. Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.

ESSENTIAL MENTAL & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear.
  2. Employee is occasionally required to stand and walk;
  3. Employee is required to use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, controls, or tools;
  4. Employee is required to reach with hands and arms;
  5. Employee is required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell if required to perform the essential job functions. If the employee is unable to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell and can be accommodated without causing the department an "undue hardship" then the employee must be accommodated; hence omitting climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell as a physical requirement.
  6. Employee is required to lift/move/carry approximately 100 pounds if required to perform the essential job functions. If the employee is unable to lift/move/carry this weight and can be accommodated without causing the department an "undue hardship" then the employee must be accommodated; hence omitting lifting/moving/carrying a as a physical requirement.
  7. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. The employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.
  2. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderately noisy in the field.

The requirements listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific requirements does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical consequence to the position.

This Position Description does not constitute an employee agreement between the Town and employee and is subject to change by the Town as the needs of the Town and requirements of the job change.