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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: X6015 / Police Lieutenant
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 12

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Plans, organizes, oversees, and coordinates the daily activities of a designated operational entity of the Police Department. Manages supervisory personnel and police officers who provide personal, real property, and equipment security throughout campus, ensuring consistent and equitable enforcement of local, state, and federal laws and university regulations. Reviews and approves reports on incident and crime investigations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages a specific division of the police department, such as operations, crime prevention, or administration; relays orders and messages from superior.
  2. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  3. Reviews police reports and logbooks to ascertain that information is recorded in conformance with regulations; determines the need for follow-up; determines appropriate distribution throughout the campus community.
  4. Assists subordinates in performance of duties; reviews cases with subordinates as appropriate, and provides guidance and direction.
  5. Responds to the public and media representatives, both orally and in writing, regarding department activities.
  6. Participates as a member of various committees, including departmental hiring and promotion, and may assist in developing and communicating departmental operating procedures.
  7. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  8. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited law enforcement academy; at least 3 years of supervisory experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure State of New Mexico Certified Law Enforcement Officer, or eligibility for Certification by waiver.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
  • Knowledge of police reporting and recordkeeping policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of police protocols, procedures, and methodology.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Must maintain certification status.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017