** The minimum salary advertised represents Step 1 on the pay table. Additional steps may be available depending on qualifications. **
Under general supervision, performs daily work assignments for the Alamogordo Police Department, in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, criminal justice, or related field;
- Valid State of New Mexico Police Officer Certification or the ability to obtain within nine (9) months of employment;
- Ten (10) years of experience in law enforcement;
- Five (5) years of command-level experience;
- Valid New Mexico Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain within 60 days of employment, with a driving record acceptable to the City of Alamogordo;
- Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Executive-level police officer certification issued by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Training Center.
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, criminal justice, or related field.
- Experience with the administration of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Accreditation process.
OTHER IMPORTANT DUTIES
- Manages and supervises direct-report staff by coordinating, assigning, and reviewing work to ensure compliance with policies and procedures;
- Conducts employee evaluations, introductory and annual. Makes recommendations for hiring, promoting, and releasing employees;
- Initiates and administers corrective action, as necessary, according to the Employee Manual;
- Mentors employees to full potential and ensures appropriate training is given to meet the standards of the position held;
- Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the activities of department personnel in preserving order, protecting life and property, and enforcing laws and municipal ordinances;
- Plan, administer, and monitor departmental budget expenditures. Confers with departmental personnel and supervisors concerning the financial operation and strategic planning of short- and long-term goals of the department. Recommend the purchase of equipment and supplies;
- Formulate and enforce department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for the efficient operation of the department;
- Keep the City Manager informed on departmental activities;
- Submit periodic reports concerning morale, special programs, and citizen complaints;
- Develop and perform public relations activities by making public presentations to schools, churches, and other civic organizations. Represents the City, and participate in committees, civic organizations, boards, or activities;
- Confer with citizens and City officials to remedy law enforcement concerns and complaints;
- Provide oversite of Internal Affair investigations;
- Research and develop training programs and grants to improve employee training and equipment to ensure the department has the best resources available as approved by the City Manager and Commission;
- May participate as a member of the management team during collective bargaining and act as a liaison with the Public Safety Officers' Association;
- Maintain current knowledge of applicable laws and statutes, pending legislation, and conduct research to address new issues and their impact;
- Maintain, control, and inspect department facilities and equipment, including department vehicles, firearms, and radios;
- Coordinate with other law enforcement agencies to share data and plan joint exercises;
- Reviews, prepares, and updates necessary special projects, departmental plans, special orders, and written directives;
- Establishes procedures to assure the highest standards of risk management, employee safety, and risk avoidance;
- Work directly with emergency manager in planning action plans for emergencies and disasters and direct emergency procedures, ensuring the safety of residents and employees;
- May be appointed as Emergency Manager in times of emergency by the City Manager;
- Responsible for thoroughly investigating, reviewing, and addressing department or division accidents to prevent future occurrences and control risk management-related costs;
- Contributes to a high-quality work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop skills, including safety-related training and skills;
- Interacts professionally and provides excellent customer service to all levels of City staff and citizens, to ensure high operational and service standards; and
- Performs duties in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
- Makes public presentations and represents the City on committees, boards, and civic organizations while conducting outside City-related activities;
- Duties may be performed outside of normal working hours;
- Must obtain and maintain required license(s) and/or certification(s);
- May perform general Police Officer duties when necessary;
- The position is required to attend meetings after business hours on a regular basis;
- Travel may be required;
- Maintain effective communication with all department employees while utilizing the chain of command where appropriate;
- Maintain the confidentiality of information obtained during the performance of duties; and
- Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
|PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions;
- Work is generally performed in a typical office environment;
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear;
- The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools listed above, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell;
- Driving will be necessary;
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus;
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions;
- The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration;
- The noise level in the work environment is usually noisy;
- Lift and/or move items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds; the lifting of any object greater than fifty (50) pounds by a single individual is prohibited. Lifting objects, materials, or equipment weighing more than fifty (50) pounds requires the buddy system or the use of devices designed to assist with lifting or moving. Proper lifting techniques shall be used when lifting items of any weight; and
- Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for job assignments.
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