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Description Detail

Lieutenant

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$40.44 $56.61 $7,009.47 $9,812.21 $84,105.00 $117,747.00

Description

Acts as a mid-level manager in planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing the activities of the assigned Section. Makes suggestions for long-range planning and objective goal setting.

Duties

The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.  

  • Receives general guidance from a Major or Administrator.
  • Exercises direct and indirect supervision of sworn and non-sworn staff.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the assigned section; independently develop, implement, and evaluate goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for other assigned units.
  • Provide input and suggestions to the sheriff, division administrator, or captain on the implementation of assigned programs based on current and long-range needs.
  • Assign, direct, and supervise activities of assigned staff, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures, and standards; administer or make recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, assigning work, scheduling work hours, granting leave, appraising performance, disciplining, and submitting such records and reports as required by County policies and procedures.
  • Monitor performance of units to ensure compliance with agency standards and directives and to assure quality of work performance.
  • Prepare recommendations regarding changes to services or programs of assigned units.
  • Provide mid-level resolution of complaints by section employees.
  • Evaluate, determine, and suggest resources needed.
  • Assist in budget preparation and administration; develop and approve requirements for equipment needs and coordinate purchase of all specialized equipment.
  • Coordinate assigned unit activities with other agency components, county agencies, criminal justice agencies, and the community; represent the agency on boards, committees, and organizations to enhance communications with other agencies and the community; work directly with other agencies or departments in joint projects.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
LIEUTENANT - ALTERNATIVE AND SUPPORT SERVICES
  • Manage alternative sentencing program deposits through Larimer County Finance.
  • Upon request, gather information and documentation; prepare related reports, statistics, and recommendations.
  • Supervise programs provided as alternatives to incarceration.
  • Coordinate contracts for services and supplies as required for facility maintenance; supervise maintenance and janitorial staff.
  • Monitor compliance with American Correctional Association requirements in order to ensure adherence to standards; provide direct support to and supervision of ACA coordinator.
  • Monitor and review adequacy and timeliness of Detention Center policies, procedures, post orders, handbooks, etc.; coordinate policy revisions to ensure accuracy and consistency.
  • Ensure all facility inspections are done in a timely manner and well documented; arrange all health and safety inspections; appoint employees to perform inspections as required.
  • Ensure section work complies with written directives; prepare recommendations regarding changes to section services or programs.
  • Review inmate disciplinary procedures and review sanctions done by security staff.
  • Develop, schedule, and implement training programs for Detention Center staff including the Detention Center Academy training, Field Officer Training Program, and the staff's in-service training in accordance with ACA standards; develop long-range training plans, do training needs assessments, and provide training programs for all staff assigned at the Detention Center; coordinate Detention Center training with Sheriff's Office training coordinator.
  • Represent the agency at informational, planning, and other required meetings.
  • Perform special studies and projects as assigned and required.
  • Attend training as necessary to maintain department standards for basic police officer certification.
LIEUTENANT - BUDGET
  • Monitor department financial transactions.
  • Control and monitor budget; oversee department assets.
  • Create and authorize department purchase requisitions.
  • Select vendors, approve bids, and lease equipment.
  • Produce various budget reports by request.
  • Represent the agency at informational, planning, and other required meetings.
  • Participate in oral boards; conduct integrity and other interviews.
  • Attend training as necessary to maintain department standards for basic police officer certification.
LIEUTENANT - INFORMATION SERVICES
  • Evaluate, determine, and suggest resources needed; determine long-range needs for highly technical and specialized equipment utilized to manage information systems; monitor bid process in obtaining equipment.
  • Coordinate Larimer County Information Services with other entities.
  • Create and update forms as necessary.
  • Monitor and maintain in-house, state, and national computer and radio transmission systems and in-house paging system.
  • Provide information on specialized laws, rules, and regulations concerning communications, records, and data management including legalities of utilizing state and national computer systems, records release and retention, privacy act, etc.
  • Act as a liaison with the IMS Director or Managers.
  • Represent the agency at informational, planning, and other required meetings.
  • Attend training as necessary to maintain department standards for basic police officer certification.
LIEUTENANT - INVESTIGATIONS
  • Facilitate the investigation of complaints filed against section employees to ensure complete and accurate documentation.
  • Provide periodic coverage during shifts and offer assistance as necessary.
  • Provide assistance as an incident commander for any major case investigation which requires the use of specialized units.
  • Represent the agency at informational, planning, and other required meetings.
  • Attend training as necessary to maintain department standards for basic police officer certification.
LIEUTENANT - JAIL MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
  • Manage and supervise the work of the Detention Center Maintenance Section, including maintenance workers, inmate labor coordinators, and workers assigned to clean and maintain Sheriff's Office Headquarters Building.
  • Coordinate construction of facility additions and serve as Project Manager; work directly with architects, general contractors, construction workers, and all others involved in major construction projects associated with expansion and/or updates of the detention facility.
  • Handle complaints from inmates and other agency components to ensure they are effectively resolved in a timely manner; handle employee personnel issues and resolve employee grievances.
  • Develop and implement a daily cleaning and sanitation program for all areas of the Sheriff's Office Headquarters Building and Detention Center, including administrative, support, and inmate living areas.
  • Develop and implement an inspection and preventative maintenance program for all mechanical and electrical systems within the detention facility, including heating, air conditioning, ventilation, fire alarm, sprinkler systems, electro mechanical doors and locks, intercom system, and laundry and kitchen equipment.
  • Coordinate all outside contract work using maintenance agreements and warranties.
  • Ensure security of the Detention Center is maintained; keep clear inventory of all tools and equipment; develop and implement procedures to ensure safety and security is maintained by maintenance staff and contractors.
  • Coordinate maintenance, construction, and installation work with functions of existing operations to minimize interruptions and maintain operating efficiency.
  • Follow safety measures applicable to any crafts or trades, as well as general Detention Center safety precautions and practices.
  • Develop and manage the budget; develop and approve requirements for equipment needs and coordinate purchases of all specialized equipment.
  • Maintain records of maintenance and janitorial expenses and of all actions of Detention Center maintenance section.
  • Oversee the purchasing of maintenance, janitorial, and inmate supplies; order, receive, and pickup supplies.
  • Attend meetings as required, including supervisors meetings, facility expansion meetings, etc.
  • Coordinate or complete special projects as assigned.
LIEUTENANT - PATROL
  • Provide mid-level resolution of complaints by section employees.
  • Facilitate the investigation of complaints filed against patrol section employees to ensure complete and accurate documentation.
  • Provide periodic patrol coverage during all shifts and offer assistance as necessary.
  • Oversee logistics and tactical operations of major crimes.
  • Provide assistance as an incident commander for any major case investigation that requires the use of specialized units.
  • Represent the agency at informational, planning, and other required meetings.
  • Perform the duties as a patrol sergeant and patrol officer as necessary.
  • Attend training as necessary to maintain department standards for basic police officer certification.
LIEUTENANT - PERSONNEL AND TRAINING
  • Maintain personnel policies for Sheriff's Office (Standard Operating Procedures).
  • Coordinate background investigations for prospective new hires; train staff on conducting investigations; revise manual as necessary.
  • Develop and review policies and procedures for recruiting.
  • Facilitate integrity testing and interviews.
  • Represent the agency at informational, planning, and other required meetings.
  • Attend training as necessary to maintain department standards for basic police officer certification.
LIEUTENANT - SECURITY
  • Facilitate the investigation of complaints filed against detention section employees to ensure complete and accurate documentation.
  • Provide periodic detention coverage during all shifts and offer assistance as necessary.
  • Provide assistance as an incident commander for any major case and incident situations.
  • Represent the agency at informational, planning, and other required meetings.
  • Attend training as necessary to maintain department standards for basic police officer certification.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
  • Budget management and resource allocation according to governmental standards and procedures.
  • Sheriff's Office and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, standard operating procedures, and post orders.
  • Agency disciplinary steps and requirements.
  • Specific needs of all Agency components in the detention center.
  • Supervise and mentor professional and support staff.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; write clear, complete, and concise reports, memorandums, orders, and other documents; maintain statistical documentation as required.
  • Coordinate and manage programs covering diverse areas.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret problems and develop effective and workable plans of action to alleviate these problems.
  • Work under high stress and exercise good judgment in emergency situations.
  • Organization and functions of other various state, local, and national agencies involved in law enforcement and law enforcement support, particularly those with functions similar to the Section or those who work jointly on projects with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
  • Proper and effective methods of deploying personnel in accordance with anticipated and actual requirements; developing effective work schedules.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.

Qualifications:

LIEUTENANT - ALTERNATIVE AND SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Criminal law and any specialized laws, rules, and regulations concerning the detention center and inmate rights.
  • Manage and coordinate the resources of the Alternative and Support Services Section.
LIEUTENANT - BUDGET
  • Current financial management systems.
  • Manage and coordinate the resources of the Budget Section.
LIEUTENANT - INFORMATION SERVICES
  • Specialized management of communications, records, and data management functions.
  • Manage and coordinate the resources of the Information Services Section.
LIEUTENANT - INVESTIGATIONS
  • Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to Investigations.
  • Manage and coordinate the varied resources of the division units.
LIEUTENANT - JAIL MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
  • Leadership methods and management skills.
  • Principles, methods, tools, and equipment relative to all major trades, such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical.
  • Safe work practices and safe operation of a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Perform duties independently without close supervision.
  • Detect and locate defects in various Detention Center systems and structures.
  • Read and understand blueprints and schematics.
  • Prioritize tasks to maintain efficient operation of maintenance section.
LIEUTENANT - PATROL
  • Criminal law and any specialized laws, rules, and regulations concerning criminal law, investigations, legal process, and specialized court documents as required.
  • Co-manage and coordinate the resources of the Patrol Section, and manage and coordinate the resources of other assigned units in the Operations Division.
LIEUTENANT - PERSONNEL AND TRAINING
  • Manage and coordinate the resources of the Staff Support Section.
  • Human Resources, Personnel Management, or Training fields.
  • Human resource management principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
LIEUTENANT - SECURITY
  • Criminal law and any specialized laws, rules, and regulations concerning the detention center and inmate rights.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field. (Equivalency is based on two years of high-level experience equals one year of college work. For example, an employee with no college would require 8 years of high-level experience to reach the equivalency of the Bachelor's Degree. It is obligatory upon the incumbent to provide proof of equivalency for review and ultimate acceptance by the Sheriff.)
  • Currently certified as a peace officer in the State of Colorado.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, agency firearms qualification.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications by date of hire.
  • Possession of or, ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
LIEUTENANT - ALTERNATIVE AND SUPPORT SERVICES
  • Five years of responsible experience in criminal justice, corrections, business administration, law enforcement administration, or public administration, including two years of supervisory experience.
LIEUTENANT - BUDGET & PERSONNEL AND TRAINING
  • Five years full-time sworn peace officer experience (or law enforcement related for civilian manager) with at least two years with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. At least two years experience as a Sergeant (or equivalent civilian position) with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, or another equivalent agency (determination of equivalent agency will be made by the Sheriff).
LIEUTENANT - INFORMATION SERVICES, INVESTIGATIONS, PATROL, & SECURITY
  • Five years of responsible experience within the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, including two years in a supervisory capacity equivalent to duties performed by positions equal to Corporal, Sergeant, or above in the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
LIEUTENANT - JAIL MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
  • Five years' experience in general trades activities, including plumbing, carpentry, and electrical work as related to industrial and building maintenance; three years of experience performing increasingly responsible duties in a detention setting (preferred); two years of supervisory experience or three years of employee training experience.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must have acceptable eyesight to perform maintenance duties, drive a vehicle, and use a computer; must be able to clearly distinguish specific colors and shades or hues of colors.
  • Must be able to run from dark into light or light into dark.
  • Must have appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood on the telephone, radio, and in public contacts.
  • Must have acceptable hearing to hear well on the telephone, radio, and in public contacts.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to walk or run up and down stairs.
  • Must be able to run for short or long distances and change directions quickly while running.
  • Must be able to get into and out of vehicle repeatedly.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, stretch, twist, reach, kneel, crawl, squat, climb, and balance.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, drag, or push, both alone and with help.
  • Must be able to jump or leap over small obstacles.
  • Must be able to push or pull to manually open or shut heavy doors and/or force doors open.
  • Must be able to climb ladders or stairs or climb up to and down from higher levels using unconventional methods.
  • Must be able to climb through small openings or crawl or maneuver in small confined areas.
  • Must be able to work in hazardous or dangerous work areas or situations.
  • May be subjected to caustic, flammable, or other hazardous materials.
  • Must have fine and gross motor skills; hand dexterity; full use of fingers, hands, and arms; and good grip strength to perform patrol officer duties, effectively use firearms, operate equipment, etc.
  • Must be able to engage in physically strenuous activities to perform patrol officer duties, including using physical techniques to control persons; push or shove person to defend self; wrestle people to the ground or on the ground; break up fights between people; operate extinguishers or other fire equipment, etc.
  • Must be capable of working under stressful situations.
  • Must have quick reactions.
  • Must be capable of going from stationary to exertion in an instant.
  • Must have good cognitive skills and awareness of work accuracy.
  • Must have ability to concentrate on more than one task at a time and to make independent decisions.

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