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Police Lieutenant

Recruitment #180606-007458-001

Introduction

This is managerial police work. 

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for serving as principal assistant to a shift or subdivision commander and participating in managing and directing the operation of a major subdivision of the municipal police department. Work is of more than average difficulty and involves acting as field commander or supervisor and exercising direct managerial control over a specialized police operation or administration function. Under direction, the employee is required to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in assisting in administering the policies and program objectives of the unit. At times, the employee is required to perform work of a hazardous nature and to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. Work is reviewed through observation, oral and written reports and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Acts as field commander or supervisor and participates in administering, managing and directing law enforcement activities of a specialized nature; supervises and conducts roll call, information dissemination and shift changeover procedures; conducts personnel and equipment inspections; supervises and provides assistance in the investigation of serious crimes and accidents, as necessary; reviews and edits documentation submitted by subordinate personnel for accuracy and completeness and to determine whether probable cause exists for arrest.

Performs and oversees performance of employee evaluations; advises subordinate employees in the application and interpretation of rules, regulations, policies, standard operating procedures and general orders of the department; assists in the training and career development of subordinate personnel; reviews and approves employee requests for overtime credit, vacation and compensatory leave time; ascertains that necessary personnel are assigned to problems; makes tactical plans and recommends solutions to problems encountered by subordinates; originates or reviews disciplinary actions and makes recommendations commensurate with offenses committed.

Maintains records and prepares reports as required.

Directs the operation in the absence or upon the request of a superior officer.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: approved principles, practices and procedures of law enforcement work; civil and criminal laws and municipal ordinances; the rules of evidence; police department operating rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Working knowledge of: administrative management methods, principles and practices, as well as methods of organization and operation.
Ability to: analyze complex police problems and situations, and to adapt quick, effective courses of action with regard to surrounding circumstances; deal courteously and firmly with the public and to maintain good public relations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with trainees, other officers, supervisors, officials and the general public; train and supervise subordinate personnel; prepare and present reports both orally and in writing.
Skill in: the use and care of firearms and other police equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

For Examination Participation:

  • Current City of Tampa Police Sergeant
  • Successful completion of 75 credit hours

For Promotional Eligibility:

  • One (1) year of experience as a Police Sergeant with the City of Tampa (NOTE: All of the required experience must have been with the Tampa Police Department)
  • Successful completion of three (3) years of college (90 credit hours or 136 quarter hours)

All candidates must submit a copy of their degree or official transcript (with signature and/or seal affixed) prior to 4:00:00 PM on 9/07/2018. This also applies to candidates who may have applied for past examinations. The transcript or diploma may be scanned and attached via upload to the online application or forwarded via email to careers@tampagov.net. If the file you are uploading exceeds the attachment size allowed, you can try a free file compression tool online such as http://pdfcompressor.com/ to reduce the size of your upload.

NOTE:

  • Applications must be submitted by 11:59:00 PM on 9/06/2018.
  • All documents must be submitted by 4:00:00 PM on 9/07/2018. 

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver's license required.

Examination

Date of the Written Test: 10/24/2018, 1:00 PM at the Fire/Police Training Center located at

116 S. 34th St.


Final Score Formula:

 

  • 80% Written Test (Weighted - 80% multiple choice; 20% In-Basket).
  • 10% Education
  • 10% Seniority


The written test will be a combination of a 80 multiple choice questions and 20 multiple-choice in-basket questions. Candidates must attain a minimum passing score of 70% on the written test. Employees who earn a passing score on the written test, will be granted education and seniority points consistent with Article 35.3.5. As previously determined, seniority will be calculated up to the date of the examination.  Candidates who qualify for Veterans' Preference based on the required documentation will have the appropriate points assigned based on their category after earning a passing score per current Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs guidelines (http://floridavets.org)
Education Points (to receive education points, the college attended must be accredited as recognized by the FDLE salary incentive program):

 

  • 0-59 Credit Hours = 0 points
  • Associate's Degree or 60-119 Credit Hours = 2.5 points
  • Bachelor's Degree or 120-179 Credit Hours = 5 points
  • Master's Degree or 180+ Credit Hours = 7.5 points
  • Doctorate Degree = 10 points

All candidates must submit a copy of their degree or official transcript (with signature and/or seal affixed) prior to 4:00:00 PM on 9/07/2018. This also applies to candidates who may have applied for past examinations. The transcript or diploma may be scanned and attached via upload to the online application or forwarded via email to careers@tampagov.net. If the file you are uploading exceeds the attachment size allowed, you can try a free file compression tool online such as http://pdfcompressor.com/ to reduce the size of your upload.


Sample Candidate Examination Score:

Component

Your Score Possible Points Converted Score Weight Converted Score x Weight
Multiple Choice 50 80 62.5% 80% 50%
In-Basket 20 20 100% 20% 20%
Total Written Score 70% (PASS)
Total Written x 80% 56

Component Your Score Possible Points
Written 56 80
Education 7.5 10
Seniority 4.66  10
Final Score    68.1 100

Conclusion

Applications must be submitted by 11:59:00 PM on 9/06/2018.

All documents must be submitted by 4:00:00 PM on 9/07/2018. 


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