Performs a variety of complex administrative, supervisory, and professional work in planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the Police Department. Represents the City and the Police Department while working closely with citizen groups, public and private officials, and outside agencies. Serves as liaison for other law enforcement agencies to provide technical assistance and to ensure responsive, appropriate delivery of law enforcement services.
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• Establishes and maintains a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity, and teamwork.
• Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field; represents the police department in a variety of local, county, state and other meetings; participates in professional organizations related to areas of responsibilities.
• Directs investigation of major crime scenes.
Works under the direct supervision of the City Manager.
Supervises the Deputy Chief and Department Secretary directly, and other departmental staff through subordinate officers and supervisors.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice, Public Administration or a related field required. A Master’s degree is preferred. Minimum of fifteen years total paid law enforcement experience with six (6) years at the level of a command officer (Captain level/equivalent or higher). Completion of the state basic training academy and possess a New Mexico Law Enforcement Training Certification or the ability to obtain a “Certification by Waiver” New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification through a NMDPS accredited academy within one year of appointment.
Completion of an advanced law enforcement leadership training course or Advanced Certification received (e.g. FBI National Academy, Northwest School of Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute Command Officer Development Course, or New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy) preferred.
The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in training police personnel on various high liability issues which include: use of force, search and seizure, and case law which impacts New Mexico. The ideal candidate will also have extensive experience in personnel management, policy development/revision, and New Mexico law and legal issues.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess a diverse background in municipal police management. Dedication to internal communications and employee involvement, community interaction and participation; analytical thinking and problem solving are essential.
Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment; considerable knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, department rules and regulations and technology systems related to law enforcement.
Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel; Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions
Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid state issued driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any state;
NM Police Officer Certification or the ability to achieve NM Police Officer Certification through the NM Law Enforcement Academy.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Police vehicle, police radio, handgun and other weapons as required, baton, handcuffs, first aid equipment, personal computer including basic software to include Microsoft Office.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The majority of the time, heavy physical activity is not required. However, a Police officer needs to be able to actively respond to any situation in which the public or an officer may be in danger. The ability to physically interact with another person including restraint, arrest, rescue, and defense of the employee or others is an essential function of the job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools and controls; reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee must be able to operate all authorized and issued weapons, equipment and motor vehicles.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or people. The minimum physical limits are specified in the Protocol for Job Specific Tasks and Standards set by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. These are simulated through a series of job specific tasks designed to ensure the employee can lift 70 pounds floor to knuckle and 40 pounds knuckle to shoulder; lift and move a 150 pound dummy onto a stretcher, quickly run up and down three flights of stairs without exceeding 80 percent of the maximum percentage of heart rate (MPHR), successfully climb over a five foot wall, crawl 25 feet at a continuous pace, and walk the length of a 4 inch wide beam six times. The employee may also be required to complete the following fitness screening in specified times: push-ups, sit-ups, mile and a half run, flexibility, and 300 meter run.
Minimum vision abilities set by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy are as follows: uncorrected distance vision should be no more than 20/100, correctable to at least 20/30; near vision correctable to at least 20/40; color vision correct reading of at least nine or more of the first thirteen plates of the Ishihara test; depth perception should be sufficient to demonstrate normal stereo depth perception with/without correction to the standard-100 ARC seconds. Minimal hearing acuity should be the average hearing level at the test frequencies, 500, 1000, and 2000 Hz will not exceed 25dB in either ear, and no single hearing level will exceed 30dB at any of these test frequencies in either ear. Hearing loss at 3000Hz will not exceed 40dB HL in either ear. State or New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy requirements shall be the minimum standards applicable.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high, precarious places with explosives, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This position is subject to the City of Hobbs’ Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy which includes one or more of the following: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing and follow-up testing.
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