Under general direction, performs administrative law enforcement work in directing the activities of an assigned division in the Sheriff-Coroner’s Department; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.
The Sheriff’s Captain is responsible for the effective organization and administration of one of the divisions in the department.
Plans, organizes and directs all functions of the division; advises subordinate officers on complex operational problems.
Confers with an Assistant Sheriff on policy matters and procedures. May act for the Assistant Sheriff as assigned.
Endures and evaluates division effectiveness and adherence to department policy.
Recommends changes in departmental/divisional rules and procedures as dictated by new court decisions, legislation or modern police and administrative practices that affect the division’s operation.
Assists in identifying training needs; establishes and conducts comprehensive in-service training programs for subordinates.
Assists in selecting personnel for promotion and new hire; reviews applications and conducts interviews.
Receives complaints from citizens concerning the division; initiates appropriate action within his jurisdiction.
Represents the department at meetings and public appearances as directed.
Coordinates activities with other law enforcement and public agencies; insures cooperation of subordinates.
Answers correspondence, prepares reports, and conducts special studies.
Experience: One year as a Lieutenant in the San Joaquin County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department.
Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid California driver’s license and an Advanced Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training.
Principles and practices of police administration; modern law enforcement principles, practices and resources; laws and ordinances governing Sheriff-Coroner responsibilities; Sheriff-Coroner department responsibilities, policies, and functions; public relations principles and practices, police report writing techniques; basic budgeting principles; human behavior; social aspects of law enforcement; basic cause and treatment of delinquent and criminal behavior.
Implement complex assignments requiring organization of material and development of procedures; analyze complex police problems and adopt effective and reasonable courses of action; plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of subordinate personnel; speak and write effectively; research and analyze data and prepare reports; reach quickly and calmly in emergencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other public officials, police agencies and the general public.