This is highly responsible police administrative and managerial work serving as principal assistant to the Chief of Police.
Nature Of Work
Employees in this class, under administrative direction, assist the Chief of Police in directing and coordinating day-to-day programs, activities, and operations of the Police Department. May be responsible for exercising primary command over department wide fiscal functions. Work is of unusual difficulty requiring the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgment in participating in the formulation, implementation, and direction of broad departmental policies and programs, in coordinating administrative and operational processes, and in assisting in the management of departmental activities. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved. Appointed positions; employees serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.
Examples of Duties
Assists the Chief of Police in developing, establishing, and reviewing the departmental mission, annual goals and objectives and in oversight of police activities, including uniform patrol services, criminal investigations, special operations, and support services.
Manages personnel processes, including applicant selection, training, and discipline; directs preparation and administration of the annual and capital improvement budgets, and supervises department fiscal activities.
Leads and/or participates in briefings with command staff to implement, review, and improve administrative and/or operational activities; assists in the development and administration of plans designed to maximize the efficient use of police staffing and equipment.
Cooperates with other city, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in matters of mutual law enforcement concern and with other city departments to coordinate activities and the provision of police services.
Represents the department and the Chief at law enforcement, educational, community, and business gatherings; participates in speaking engagements on behalf of the department. Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops, and evaluates staff, manages unit budget, and work processes. Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Extensive knowledge of: principles and practices of modern police administration, organization, and methods and tactics; federal and state laws and regulations relating to job duties (e.g. Policemen’s Bill of Rights; RICO laws, etc.); modern developments, current literature, and sources of information relating to the police service. Considerable knowledge of: safeguards afforded to individuals by the Constitution and federal and state laws; modern management practices and procedures. Working knowledge of: labor relations, including negotiations, contract administration, and grievance processing; application of data processing to police administration and activities. Ability to: write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work of professional, para-professional and clerical employees in a manner that promotes full performance; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers and other employees, labor union representatives, the media, and the general public; deal with public relations problems effectively, courteously and tactfully; plan, organize and refine procedures; blend people into teams when needed and foster open dialogue and participation; set clear objectives and measures and monitor process, progress and results.
Licenses or Certifications
Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.
During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.