The Town of Highland Beach seeks a Police Lieutenant. Please apply at:

Full Job Description

Position Summary:
Performs a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and professional public safety assistance work in planning, coordinating, and directing the activities of the Police Department. Serves as the Acting Chief of Police in the Chief’s absence.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(The duties listed are intended to serve as an example of the typical functions performed. They are not exclusive or all-inclusive and will vary with assignments.)

Assists in the planning, coordination, supervision and evaluation of the police department operations.

Assists in the development of policies and procedures for the department in order to implement directives from the Chief of Police and/or the Town Manager.

Plans and implements law enforcement programs for an assigned area of responsibility of the department in order to better carry out the policies and goals of the Chief of Police and town management; reviews department performance and effectiveness in assigned area, formulates programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies.

Coordinates the information gathered and work accomplished by various officers; assigns officers to special projects, initiatives and responsibilities as the needs arise for the specific skills.

Assures that personnel are assigned to shifts or working units which provide optimum effectiveness in terms of current situations and circumstances governing deployment.

Supervises and coordinates the preparation and presentation of assigned portions of the annual budget for the department; directs the implementation of the department’s budget in assigned area; plans for and reviews specifications for new or replaced equipment for the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (continued)
Directs the development and maintenance of systems, records, and legal documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control and documentation of the police department operations in assigned area.

Trains and develops department personnel.

Processes grievances, maintains departmental discipline and the conduct and general behavior of assigned personnel.

Prepares and submits periodic reports to the Chief of Police regarding the department’s activities, and prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate.

Meets with other law enforcement officials, community and business representatives and the public on all aspects of the department’s activities.

Attends conferences and meetings to keep current on trends in the law enforcement field; represents the Town’s Police Department in a variety of local, county, state and other meetings.

Cooperates with county, state and federal law enforcement officers as appropriate where activities of the police department are involved.

Assists the Chief of Police in ensuring that laws and ordinances are enforced and that the public peace and safety is maintained.
Other Duties:

Performs the duties of subordinate personnel as needed.

Gathers data to be used in collective bargaining and prepares issues papers and management proposals for the Town’s labor negotiators. Administers collective bargaining agreements in assigned areas of responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree, and
• Ten (10) years of experience in police work, five (5) years of which must have been equivalent to a police Sergeant or higher
• Certified Florida Law Enforcement Officer.
(A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:
• Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment; ability to learn and apply all applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations.
• Skill in the use of the tools and equipment listed below.
• Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel; ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; 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; ability to give verbal and written instructions; ability to meet the special requirements listed below:

Special or Desired Requirements:
• Must possess, or be able to obtain by the time of employment, a valid Florida State Driver’s License without record of suspension or revocation in any state;
• Basic law enforcement training certification or equivalent.
• Ability to pass FBI and FDLE Fingerprint Check and background investigation.
• Ability to pass drug screen test, and medical examination.

Tools and Equipment Used:
Police car, police radio, radar/laser, handgun and other weapons as required, less lethal weapons, handcuffs, cellular phone, first aid equipment, personal computer including Microsoft Office Suite & Adobe.