The fundamental reason that this job exists is to protect and serve the citizens of Montgomery County while supervising a group of lieutenants, sergeants, corporals, deputies, and/or civilian staff members. An employee in this classification is responsible for the management and administration one of four divisions–Criminal Patrol,
Investigations, Legal Services, or Training.Responsibilities may include: developing short and long range strategic plans; developing and conducting training activities; supervising two or more employees; developing and managing the annual operating budget for the agency or an assigned division; performing administrative duties; managing the physical operation of the division and/or the department; coordinating activities with other groups or agencies; investigating allegations and complaints of misconduct; managing an efficient inter-governmental emergency communications network; developing and reviewing administrative documents; overseeing the performance of technical and non-technical duties; participating in criminal prosecution; developing plans for situations/events; and interacting with citizens in the community. Independent judgment and considerable discretion must be exercised in determining facts, interpreting the law, and making decisions concerning law enforcement and emergency situations. Considerable tact and firmness are required in dealing with the public. The employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. Captains typically report to the Assistant Chief Deputy or Chief Deputy.
As of the test date, all Deputy Sheriff Lieutenants in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office who have completed one year of service within the department as a Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant dating from the day of their appointment to Lieutenant are eligible to compete in the process.