Lieutenant - Police Services

Edmond, OK
Sep 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 2017-4458
Posted Date 9/13/2017
Org Number 010196
Department Police Services
Division Vice President of Operations
Job Type Staff
Location US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range $25.48 per hour ($53,000 annually)
Targeted Job Start Date ..
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 52
Regular Workdays/Hours 8
Preference Date ..

College/Department Overview

Position Overview

Responsible for planning, assigning, and supervising activities of patrol. Responsible for making decisions regarding actions to be taken, and exercising independent judgement in the application of laws and ordinances. Supervision is exercised through subordinate supervisors over all employees of the assigned operation.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

This position is deemed mission essential. In case of inclement weather or other emergency situations, the incumbent is expected to report to work as directed.

Must perform the following duties and responsibilities with minimal, and at times, no supervision. These activities are representative of the variety of work skills necessary to succeed in this position. This list is not all inclusive.

Performs all duties of Sergeant inclusive of direct supervision of one patrol shift.

Supervises Sergeants assigned to patrol duties

Will coordinate all third-party overtime for patrol officers

Will be responsible for coordinating in partnership with others Police Incident Action Plans for special events and other occurrences.

Will have purchasing authority to manage purchases to support patrol operations.

Will coordinate with Captain and others regarding completion of investigations, documentation, etc.

Will have responsibility, along with others officers for community partnerships (Ambassador program, etc.)

Oversees basic and on-going training for all commissioned staff inclusive of management of our Field Training Program.

Supervises police staff including Patrol Sergeants assigned to patrol in the preparation of police records, reviewing them for accuracy and completeness.

Conducts daily, weekly, and monthly inspections of subordinate staff.

Conducts annual Individual Performance Plans (evaluations) for all assigned subordinate staff inclusive of annual planning documentation, periodic performance reviews and annual rankings utilizing the designated system in use by the university.

Facilitates equipment acquisition and replacement for subordinate staff.

Maintains appropriate records of performance, training, etc. related to subordinate staff.

Serves as a training officer for both in-service training programs as well as new officers, inclusive of acting as a Field Training Officer.

Manages work activity for self and subordinates in a manner consistent with university and department policies and procedures and applicable laws.

Must have considerable and up-to-date knowledge of all university and department policies and procedures.

Expresses ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Encourages and leads by example regarding compliance with university safety rules, guidelines, and training requirements.

Places the safety of self, subordinates and members of the public as the highest priority.

As a servant leader, displays a strong work ethic in regard to work schedules, daily work production, quality or work produced, etc. Can expect to work hours outside the normal business day including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays with regularity.

Appears in federal, county, and municipal court to present testimony about criminal charges he/she have prepared.

Appears before university disciplinary hearing boards about violations of the Student Code of Conduct investigated and prepared by the incumbent.

Apprehends criminal defendants and prepares case reports, records, and affidavits.

Completes thorough and high quality written documentation in all cases.

Performs moderately complex analysis of information from reports, other officers, external sources to identify trends and associations with criminal activity.

Supervises patrol operations during criminal investigations, coordinates witness identification and interviews, crime scene searches, evidence collection, case documentation and other activities associated with these actions.

Skilled in photographing crime scenes and evidence using departmental equipment and ensuring the proper documentation and storage of electronic media.

Skilled in identifying, lifting, photographing, preserving and documenting latent fingerprints, footprints, blood or other human materials, tire impressions, etc.

Ensures that appropriate legal standards are met and correct criminal procedures are followed in all aspects of investigation of criminal activity or violations of university/department policy.

As assigned, investigates complaints from other employees or members of the public against subordinate members of department in a manner that is legal, respectful, objective and in compliance with university and department policies and procedures.

Supervises subordinate employees inclusive of performance counseling, both positive and negative as well as all aspects of Individual Performance Plans.

Capable of lawfully and competently using varying investigative techniques including use of video cameras, still photography, internet research, police-only resource database (NCIC, etc.), other forms of electronic surveillance, etc.

Prepares accurate and technical (legally) correct affidavits, working closely with the District Attorney's Office, City Attorney and other agencies to ensure the accuracy of criminal cases to be presented in court.

Assists other agencies as requested and exercises initiative and discretion in making decisions regarding use of departmental resources associated with such requests.

Capable of performing strenuous physical activity inclusive of carrying another person to safety, running long distances to apprehend fleeing criminals and using strength and learned skills to maintain control over arrestees or unruly persons.

Routinely demonstrated the ability to make independent, complex decisions simultaneously exercising personal initiative and good judgment in processing unusual and sensitive employee misconduct inquires.

Creates and executes crime prevention activities inclusive of presentations to members of the public, security surveys, or other associated activities.

Creates and implements special event security activities inclusive of personnel and equipment resource management, documentation, etc.

Functions as a shift or special event supervisor working in a uniformed or plain clothes capacity as may be appropriate.

Will oversee that Shift Sergeants fair and reasonable scheduling of subordinate employees as well as self.

Coordinates shift activity and oversees work distribution among on-duty employees to ensure fairness, competency and to maximize the department's success through proper utilization of staff.

Must lead by example in all areas of daily work inclusive of conducting self in a legal and ethical manner.

Must ensure that self and subordinates have equipment, uniforms, and other materials necessary to perform assigned duties and that all uniforms and equipment are maintained appropriately.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Bachelor's degree and 2+ years successful experience as a police officer with the university or equivalent combination of education and experience or 10 years' experience at another agency, including 2 years supervisory experience at another campus or municipal police agency.

Must be a certified police officer in the state of Oklahoma.

Must be a citizen of the United States.

Required to maintain valid Oklahoma driver's license and the ability to operate a patrol vehicle in routine and emergency situations.

Annually qualify with issued duty handgun, departmental shotgun, departmental rifle, and Taser.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Bachelor's degree and 2+ years successful experience as a police officer with the university or equivalent combination of education and experience or 10 years' experience at another agency, including 2 years supervisory experience at another campus or municipal police agency.

Must be a certified police officer in the state of Oklahoma.

Must be a citizen of the United States.

Required to maintain valid Oklahoma driver's license and the ability to operate a patrol vehicle in routine and emergency situations.

Annually qualify with issued duty handgun, departmental shotgun, departmental rifle, and Taser.


Must have verbal, written, and human relations skills. Must speak, read, and write English fluently and with a high level of proficiency. Proficient use of computer workstations, laptop computers and software inclusive of the department's policy database program, e-mail programs, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet Explorer and others as may be appropriate. Must be capable of operating a telephone fax machine, copier, alarm network computers, fire alarm sending and receiving equipment and other devices as may be appropriate. Ability to qualify with firearms as required by department policy. Ability to design, implement and/or execute training programs for new and current policy officers. Must be capable of performing at a level more complex than his/her subordinates, offer professional advice, provide guidance, make recommendations and issue direct orders in both singularly and simultaneously occurring, complex and highly stressful life threatening events. Ability to remain calm demeanor while under severe stress including ability to make sound decisions during life threatening situations including use of force. Exercise human relation skills toward maintaining effective relationships with co-workers and others. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle safely in all conditions and exercise judgment regarding vehicle use to ensure safety of all persons.

Scope & Impact: Supervisor positions have responsibility for providing oversight and coordination for staff involved in the execution of a particular activity. These positions are responsible for providing day-to-day guidance to their direct reports and recognizing/escalating issues and opportunities to more senior management. A Supervisor may perform some of the same duties as her/his direct reports, but in general is primarily responsible for staff coordination and management.

Budget Authority: May be responsible for monitoring and adhering to the budget. Required to approve timesheets.

Policy & Procedure: Primarily responsible for monitoring procedural compliance. Limited authority to grant exceptions within specific parameters.

Reporting Relationships: Generally reports to a Manager-level position or above. May undertake some responsibilities of the Manager in his/her absence. A Supervisor generally cannot act on behalf of the Manager in her/his absence.

Supervisory & Team Leadership Responsibility: The primary duty of this role is the supervision of staff. The role must qualify for exemption under FLSA by having at least two regular full-time direct reports. Typically oversees individual contributors and support staff. May lead a team to deliver a particular service. Does not typically oversee professionals or subordinate supervisors. Supervisors provide guidance and oversight to their direct reports and are responsible for the overall quality of work for their area. They may provide input into recommendations about a combination of the following: hiring/transfer, performance evaluations, compensation adjustments, promotions, reclassifications, or discipline. Assigns work and tracks completion of assigned tasks. Provides guidance and oversight for daily task execution. Reviews work quality and makes suggestions for improvement. Provides input to employee-related decisions.

Effective Knowledge: Demonstrates full knowledge of a particular task/area. Demonstrates ability to provide direction and supervise staff. Applies knowledge of employment regulations, policies, and procedures. May apply functional area expertise to solve problems.

Problem Solving & Judgment: Identifies and resolves issues; uses judgment to escalate where appropriate. Anticipates potential problems and recommend potential solutions. Coaches assigned employees to improve quality.

Communication & Interaction: Communicates step-by-step directions for service delivery. Interprets instructions and policies. Uses diplomacy and communication skills in structured settings.

Title Authority: Supervisor titles may be created by the Classification function in Human Resources, based on business need as determined by area leadership and approved by the appropriate Vice President, in accordance with university practices.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.