Lieutenant-Oregon State University (OR)

Position Summary
Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Public Safety & Chief of Police, the OSU Police Lieutenant is a sworn position responsible for the supervision, planning, coordination, and oversight of the activities and operations of staff assigned to the police and public safety patrol, investigations, and operations. This position will work independently in performing regularly assigning, reviewing, and participating in the work of law enforcement. This position provides leadership, support, development, and accountability for police officers and security/public safety officers assigned to DPS.

The OSU Police Lieutenant will have regular daily contact with all members of the Oregon State University campus community including; students, faculty, staff, visitors, and members of the public.

The OSU Police Lieutenant oversees day-to-day patrol related operations; monitors, observes and assists police sergeants, police officers, public safety officers, and other staff as necessary. This position will provide short-term and long-term guidance, coordination, and evaluation of work assignments. This position will supervise sworn sergeants that supervise sworn police and security/public safety officers and act in the capacity of a sworn officer to the full extent of all federal, state, county, and university laws, regulations and policies as necessary. This position participates as a member of the Department of Public Safety leadership team to contribute to the strategic and operational oversight of the full department and will stand in for the Chief as necessary.

Position Duties
• Assumes management responsibility for services and activities within the sworn and un-sworn patrol, and investigations of the OSU Department of Public Safety; may oversee special projects or other assigned areas.
• Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
• Participates in the development and administration of the DPS budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments.
• Responds to some of the most difficult inquiries and requests for information; assists in the hearing and adjustment of citizen complaints; conducts and oversees sensitive and complex internal and external investigations.
• Provides expertise and guidance to AVP/Chief; conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
• Manages and oversees assigned special projects.

• Carries out supervisory responsibilities of sworn sergeants and overall leadership of the sworn and non-sworn officers in accordance with the University’s policies and applicable labor laws.
• Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
• Prepares performance evaluations.
• Conducts 1:1 meetings with employees as well as shift meetings/briefings to provide coaching, mentoring, training, expectations, and direction.
• Coordinates the selection, orientation, training, and evaluation programs for department personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; provides positive motivation for employee performance; identifies and resolves staff deficiencies; initiates discipline procedures. Assumes the role of a primary supervisor at special events, mutual aid, special operations, and various assignments, as needed.
• May act as Chief of the Department during his/her absence.

• Serves as the liaison for the assigned functions with the university community, including students, faculty, and staff; may serve as DPS representative on university committees and task forces.
• Represents the department with other law enforcement services and allied agencies, other City departments, civic groups, and the public; plans and facilitates the conduct of special community events requiring law enforcement participation; establishes and maintains a customer service orientation within assigned areas.

Minimum Qualifications Include
• Minimum of ten-years of experience as a certified police officer with a minimum of five-years of experience as a first level or higher police supervisory position
• Certified or eligible for lateral certification by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
• Four-year Degree from an Accredited University, College (or equivalent)
• Must successfully pass a comprehensive background assessment that includes: criminal history check; driving record review; medical examination; psychological evaluation; drug screening; and an inclusive appraisal of work history.
• Ability to meet physical, medical and psychological requirements established by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
• Possession of an Oregon State Driver’s License within 30 days of appointment
• A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity

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