Description/Special Instructions Benefits Supplemental
All interested candidates should apply by April 19, 2021 to
Ralph Andersen & Associates by sending a compelling cover letter
and a comprehensive resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information or questions on the recruitment process,
please contact Chief Greg Nelson (ret.) or Chief Bryan Noblett
(ret.) at (916) 630-4900. Confidential inquiries are welcomed.
Click on the link to view the recruitment announcement and
Filing Deadline: April 19, 2021
The City of Elk Grove is an equal opportunity employer and is
committed to creating a work environment in which all individuals
are treated with respect and professionalism.
To plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate the activities of a
division or section of the Police Department; to provide highly
responsible and technical staff assistance; and may perform as
Acting Police Chief in the absence of the Police Chief and
Assistant Police Chief.
The following duties are typical for this classification.
Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be
required to perform additional or different duties from those set
forth below to address business needs and changing business
1. Plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the activities of
assigned division, bureau, or section of the Police Department.
2. Assist in the development and implementation of policies and
procedures; review the work of assigned staff to insure compliance
with departmental policies and procedures.
3. Research modern police management methods.
4. Review employee performance evaluations and take appropriate
action where necessary.
5. Prepare miscellaneous staff reports and conduct
investigations of employee misconduct as required.
6. Recommend discipline of officers for violations of policy or
7. Assist in administrative responsibilities involving the
department's purchasing, personnel, and community relations
functions, and conduct special studies of department functions as
8. Assist in developing, administering, and monitoring the
9. Oversee background investigations and related components of
employee candidate processing.
10. Respond to and provide necessary coordination and direction
at scenes of major field incidents including chemical spills,
officer shootings, bombing and terrorist acts.
11. Represent the department to outside agencies and
organizations; participate in outside community and professional
groups and committees.
12. Provide technical assistance as necessary.
13. Assist in coordinating law enforcement activities with the
activities of other City departments and other law enforcement
14. Work irregular hours and on-call.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability
required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period
of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
* Principles and practices of organization, budget, and
* Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances,
particularly with reference to apprehension, arrest, search and
seizure, traffic, and evidence;.
* Technical and administrative phases of crime prevention and
law enforcement, including investigations, patrol, traffic control,
emergency preparedness, and care and custody of persons and
* Functions and objectives of Federal, State, and other local
law enforcement agencies.
* Principles and practices of supervision, training and
* Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team
building and conflict resolution.
* On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical
* Interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations
* Observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve
department related issues.
* Remember various rules, policies, and procedures.
* Explain and interpret policy;.
* Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff; analyze
situations quickly and objectively and determine proper courses of
* Effectively plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate the work
or a division or section of the Police Department.
* Recommend and implement sound departmental policies;.
* Use and care for firearms;.
* Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
* Establish and maintain professional and effective working
relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of
education and experience that would likely provide the required
knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the
knowledge and abilities would be:
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or
university with major coursework in police science and
administration, public administration, business administration,
political science, or a related field.
A Master's degree and completion of executive-level leadership
programs, such as the California POST Command College or the FBI
National Academy, is highly desirable.
Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in a
middle management capacity in a municipal or county law enforcement
agency, including two years of supervisory responsibility.
This level of experience is typically gained at the rank of
Lieutenant or higher in a law enforcement agency. A Master's degree
may be substituted for one (1) year of relevant experience.
License or Certificate:
* Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California Driver
License, Class C or higher, prior to date of appointment. * POST
Management certificate * Incumbent will need to pass a security
clearance investigation conducted by the Elk Grove Police
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The conditions herein 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 the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is generally performed in a typical office
environment, with most time spent sitting, standing or walking.
Position may require work outdoors and using body, ear and eye
protection. Incumbent may be required to work rotating shifts and
assignments, and may work overtime with little or no notice.
Physical: Due to the varied and unpredictable nature of police
work, the incumbent may also be required to perform the following:
make precise arm-hand positioning movements and maintain static
arm-hand position such as when sighting and shooting a firearm; may
require continuous and repetitive arm hand movements; use
sufficient strength and agility to enable the incumbent to sprint,
or jump; coordinate the movement of more than one limb
simultaneously such as when using hand radio while driving a
vehicle or searching a building with firearm drawn, flashlight on
and opening and closing doors; bend or stoop repeatedly and
continuously over time such as getting in and out of patrol car or
gathering evidence at crime scenes; wear a 15 lb utility/gun belt
which requires the continuous support from stomach and lower back
muscles; may require the movement of heavy objects 50 lbs and more.
The incumbent may respond to complex police situations or
emergencies and is therefore subject to any of the hazards
encountered by police patrol officers. Operate various office
equipment such as telephones, computers, copiers, fax machines,
etc. Safely operate the following equipment in the performance of
duties: A variety of City-owned vehicles; firearms; communications
equipment, such as two-way radios, cell phones, and pagers; Mobile
display terminals (MDT), various audio visual equipment and any
other equipment assigned.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without