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Oneida County

Job Description

SUMMARY    The Lieutenant  is third in command of the department, working such hours as directed by the Sheriff or Chief Deputy.  The Lieutenant is responsible to plan, organize, implement, assigned operations and programs.  The Lieutenant shall assign and direct subordinates, ensuring that all policy, rules, regulations, orders, procedures and directives are enforced and implemented. The Lieutenant shall make independent decisions or recommendations in the hiring, promotion, transfer, discipline or discharge of department employees in accordance with Department Policy and Procedures, Oneida County Code, and Wisconsin Statutes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provides supervision of assigned programs and personnel on a daily basis.  Monitor and evaluate programs  for improvements, coordinating and integrating new procedures.

Manage and evaluate staff, develop job descriptions, objectives, and perform employee performance evaluations.

Receive the complaints and notification of the grievances of the assigned employees, and use independent judgment in making recommendations to effectively adjust the complaints and grievances.

Assist in the preparation of the department budget, administer assigned budget resources, and prepare reports and analysis as called upon.

Ensure that all assigned department personnel are competent to carry out their assigned duties and to relieve  from duty any member considered incompetent.

Ensure that all assigned staff meet Federal, State, and County training requirements. Attend professional seminars and training programs to keep current on issues affecting department operations.

The Lieutenant performs all the duties of the Sheriff in the absence of the Sheriff and Chief Deputy.

Administer and supervise programs as directed. Review, prioritize, schedule, and assign employees as required to meet program goals.

Meet with the Sheriff, Chief Deputy, Jail Administrator, first-line supervisors, other management staff, and employees to discuss programs, policies, procedures, rules, and changes that may affect the operation of the department.

Maintain personal proficiency in the use of weapons and enforcement tools or techniques. Take proper enforcement action for law violations.

Communicate with appropriate agencies in regard to department operations.

Perform any other duty as assigned by the Sheriff or Chief Deputy.

QUALIFICATIONS  Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Includes the following requirements:

Above average supervisory skills.

Above average oral and written communications skills.

Ability to keep accurate records and make detailed reports.

Knowledge of computer hardware, software and accessories.

Knowledge of principles and practices of law enforcement and the laws and ordinances pertinent to local law enforcement, knowledge of investigative techniques and the Criminal Code and Rules of Evidence.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE (as required by Civil Service Commission)   Four year college degree or two year degree in Law Enforcement or related field or two year degree in a technical field involving Law Enforcement.  Seven years as a Sworn Law Enforcement Officer with at least three years in a Supervisory position.

LANGUAGE SKILLS   Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS   Good  mathematical skills.

REASONING ABILITY   Must have the ability to evaluate situations, based on training and experience, and make good decisions.  Make good independent decisions based on practices, rules and procedures.

DECISION MAKING ABILITY  Sound decision making ability based on training and experience is paramount.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS   Wisconsin Department of Justice - Training and Standards Bureau Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer. Valid Wisconsin Driver's license. Maintain certification in firearms as directed. Maintain annual in service and specialized training as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.