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Job Specification

   POLICE COMMANDER

   DEFINITION:

   Under direction of the Police Chief or other supervisory official in
   the Department of Human Services, is responsible for directing the
   police and security activities and responsibilities in an assigned
   region; does related work as required.

   NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for
   illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title
   may not perform all duties listed in this job specification.
   Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
   
   EXAMPLES OF WORK:
   
   Oversees all functions, measures, and responsibilities related to
   police and security operations, management, and administration to
   provide an effective, coordinated, and disciplined police program.

   Provides technical assistance to the Chief of Police in the
   development of police rules, regulations, policies, procedures, 
   and ensures their implementation and correct interpretation on 
   a regional basis.

   Provides assistance in planning the overall departmental police 
   work, activities, goals, and objectives, and effectively integrates 
   such plans with related timeframes into regional operations.

   Directs and supervises the activities of all subordinates, assigns
   work, and provides any necessary instructions and guidance.

   Performs studies and investigations into complaints, issues, and
   situations which confront or occur in police and security operations
   on a regional and departmental basis and develops suitable plans 
   and recommendations for their effective and timely resolution.

   Performs analysis of regional operations and activities to ensure 
   the most effective use of funds, personnel, resources, equipment, 
   and supplies.

   Develops and maintains effective relations and liaison activities
   with authorities and civil groups interested or involved in the
   application and maintenance of police and security measures 
   and activities.

   Presents detailed testimony in court and at hearings which pertain 
   to police responsibilities and actions which include the detection,
   apprehension, safeguarding, and prosecution of law breakers.

   Supervises the provision of police protection during special
   occasions, the maintenance of order in large groups of people, 
   and ensures a smooth flow of traffic in congested areas.

   Oversees all assignments and actions of police and security 
   personnel to ensure compliance with directives of superiors and 
   with established rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

   Directs the regional work operations and functional programs 
   and has responsibility for evaluating employee performance and 
   recommending the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting, and/or 
   disciplining of employees.

   Conducts continuous inspections and evaluations of assigned
   personnel, performance, and equipment.

   Represents the Police Chief and assumes related responsibilities 
   in the Police Chief's absence or as required.

   Prepares and supervises the preparation of police and security
   reports and correspondence.

   Directs the establishment and maintenance of essential records 
   and files.

   Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
   and/or manual recording and information systems used by the 
   agency, office, or related units.

   REQUIREMENTS:

   EDUCATION:
   
   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
   Bachelor's degree.

   EXPERIENCE:
   
   Four (4) years of fulltime supervisory police experience in a
   law enforcement agency.

   NOTE:  Applicants who do not possess the required college degree
   may substitute additional police experience with the grade Sergeant
   First Class or Lieutenant or higher for the college degree on a
   year-for-year basis. Thirty (30) college credits equal one (1) year
   of experience.

   LICENSE:

   Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid
   in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than
   employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties 
   of the position.

   SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

   Applicants may be required to pass a medical examination 
   given by the appointing authority prior to appointment.

   Appointees must have satisfactorily completed an accredited
   police training course approved by the Police Training Commission.

   Appointees will be required to be free of any disqualifications 
   for appointment as a Police Officer, per NJSA 2C:et seq. 
   and NJSA 30:4-14.

   NOTE:  Appointees to this position must successfully qualify
   semi-annually in the use of firearms.

   KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

   Knowledge of the responsibilities and activities which are
   required to develop and maintain an effective police and 
   security program.

   Knowledge of the problems, issues, and situations which
   confront large scale police and security operations.

   Knowledge of the methods used in providing proper
   police/security information, services, and protection.

   Knowledge of the resources, equipment, and supplies useful
   in or vital to police and security operations.

   Knowledge of the organization, programs, operations, goals, 
   and objectives of the Department of Human Services after a 
   period of training.

   Knowledge of the departmental facilities of the assigned
   region as well as any involved organizations, agencies, and 
   civil groups in the region after a period of training.

   Knowledge of the rules, regulations, ordinances, policies, and
   procedures which pertain to police and security operations in 
   a large human services organization after a period of training.

   Ability to direct the regional police and security operations 
   and programs.

   Ability to analyze and interpret the law, ordinances, rules, 
   regulations, standards, and procedures and apply them 
   to specific situations and cases.

   Ability to organize police work in such a manner as to
   provide needed services and protection.

   Ability to develop police rules, regulations, policies, and
   procedures.

   Ability to give suitable assignments and instructions to
   staff.

   Ability to provide needed advice and assistance when
   difficult and unusual problems arise.

   Ability to evaluate work to see that proper procedures are
   followed, that reasonable standards of workmanship, conduct, 
   and output are maintained, and that desired police objectives 
   are achieved.

   Ability to take the lead in establishing and maintaining
   helpful and cooperative relationships with individuals and 
   groups interested in the maintenance of law and order.

   Ability to ensure that members of the force treat citizens
   and others with uniform courtesy and consideration, and 
   provide them with proper information and police services.

   Ability to provide police officers direction and assistance 
   necessary to assure the orderly handling of traffic.

   Ability to supervise the investigations and disposition of
   complaints.

   Ability to direct police activities necessary in keeping
   good order at places people assemble in large numbers.

   Ability to perform special studies and investigations and
   to perform analysis of regional operations and activities.

   Ability to take and maintain a firm and correct stand when
   controversies and differences of opinion arise and to prepare 
   and present testimony.

   Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of clear, sound,
   accurate, and informative reports and to direct the establishment 
   of needed police records and files.

   Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual 
   recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or 
   related units.

   Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate
   in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
   American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered 
   as  acceptable forms of communication.

   Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
   as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
   reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be 
   made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, 
   such persons may not be eligible.

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This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

3/24/2012