Mount Airy - Lieutenant

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Job Overview

Department Mount Airy Police Department
Job TitleLieutenant
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Mount Airy, MD

Job Announcement

Mount Airy Police Department
JOB TITLE: Lieutenant
Job Summary: Performs a variety of administrative and operational tasks to facilitate the smooth
operation of the Department; oversees the Patrol function of the police department and manages all
special events; manages personnel issues; monitors budget; ensures active and appropriate
management of all criminal investigations; reviews and approves operational plans dealing with patrol
operations, enforcement details and special events; and performs other duties as assigned.
Essential Functions:
(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them
from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
1. Plans, organizes and assigns all Patrol activities, enforcement details and special events
occurring in the Town.
2. Ensures the proper execution of activities and the optimal productivity of staff.
3. Responds to major crimes and emergencies occurring in the Town and manages departmental
responses on a 24/7 basis, as needed.
4. Provides direct administrative, supervisory and operational management to all units and
personnel sworn and civilian.
5. Participates in the development of departmental budget and goals.
6. Performs a variety of personnel related tasks, including personnel selection, performance
evaluation and counseling of staff.
7. Serves as liaison with news media and responds to media inquiries.
8. Reviews, edits and formulates policies, rules and regulations for the department.
9. Serves as the liaison with the citizenry and businesses of the Town of Mount Airy; assists with
special events, such as parades or any other function requiring traffic/parking control and public
10. Screens and investigates public and internal complaints regarding departmental employees in
accordance with the Police Department Disciplinary Process.
11. Performs all duties required of a sworn police officer as circumstances require.
12. Maintains dialogue with local, State and Federal Criminal Justice Agencies.
13. Keeps supervisors informed of unusual or detrimental situations and recommends appropriate
correction action.
14. Maintains positive relationships with Town and department staff and the public.
15. Grant request preparation and monitoring.
16. Oversight of operations in Evidence Property Control Management.
17. Maintains and audits Asset Seizure files and related expenditures.
18. Keeps informed on current police and management practices by researching and reading
specialized literature.
19. Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking the English language: and
20. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:
1.Thorough knowledge of the Town of Mount Airy’s policies and procedures or the ability to quickly obtain such knowledge.
2.Acts as a representative of the Town of Mount Airy to the public.
3.Knowledge of effective and sound investigative techniques:
4.Working knowledge of Federal, State, County, Town and departmental rules, laws, regulations, ordinances, policies and procedures pertinent to police work.
5.Supervise, plan and coordinate the work of diverse staff to accomplish Departmental goals and objectives.
6.Knowledge of budget preparation and management.
7.Establish and maintain effective working relationships and successfully communicate with other staff members and members of the public, especially during high pressure or high stress situations.
8.Understand and interpret written and oral instructions and present to others effectively.
9.Certified skill and ability to safely and effectively use prescribed weapons.
10.Establish priorities and organize workload effectively and efficiently.
11.Maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere.
12.Respond properly in emergency situations and to complete assignments under pressure.
13.Prepare accurate and timely reports.
14.Keep relevant parties informed of major issues and recommend changes as appropriate.
15.Operate standard police equipment, including police radio and relevant computer systems, including hardware, software and office machines.
16.Possess a valid driver’s license.
17.Ability to pass the Maryland Police Training & Standards Commission physical agility assessment.
18.Position will require shift work assignments. Assignments may be changed without notice to address operational needs
19.Position may require 24-hour on-call availability in the event of an emergency.
20.Position is a Command Staff position which may require working an alternate/opposite shift of the Chief of Police.
Education and Experience:
1.Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required; a minimum of five (5 years of police supervisory or management experience required.
2.Maryland Police certification; Supervisor School and Administrator certification by MPCTC or comparable certification.
3.Ten or more year’s relevant experience.
4.Valid driver’s license.
Essential Functions and Environmental Conditions:
1.Work requires occasional demand for physical effort in the handling of equipment up to 50pounds.
2.The work involves minor risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g. Working around moving vehicles, aggressive human behavior, etc., avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire and building safety regulations and observance of traffic signals when driving.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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