Police Major (Operations)
Performs complex professional protective service and difficult administrative work in directing the activities of a major division in the Police Department.
An employee in this class is assigned special administrative and supervisory work assisting in the management of the Police Department and acts in the absence of the Chief when assigned. Responsibilities include supervising the operations, support services or investigative services divisions of the department; monitoring division budget expenditures, coordinating department hiring and promotional processes; responding to citizen complaints and concerns and conducting research on new programs and activities. Work includes conferring with and advising subordinate supervisors on police methods and personnel matters. Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness and decisiveness. When performing law enforcement work, the employee is subject to hazards in law enforcement work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, extreme weather, loud noises, and hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases or flammable liquids. Work is subject to the final OSHA standards on bloodborne pathogens. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from the Police Chief. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Police Chief and is evaluated through observation, discussion and review of reports.
Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances and policies of the police department.
Considerable knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods and equipment.
Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations concerning DCI and evidence chain of custody requirements.
Considerable knowledge of OSHA regulations on bloodborne pathogens.
Considerable knowledge of modern and effective supervisory practices of motivation, communication, counseling, discipline, and performance evaluation.
Working knowledge of the application of computers to modern law enforcement work.
Working knowledge of the organization's personnel policies, budget and purchasing procedures, and effective supervisory practices.
Working knowledge of the laws, court cases, and guidelines related to the hiring process.
Skill in the use of firearms and other police equipment and in the application of self-defense tactics.
Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.
Must have ability to meet the promotional requirements as set by the Police Chief.
Ability to present effective court testimony and make public presentations.
Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative and activity reports.
Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens, department staff, and City officials.
Minimum Education and Experience
Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive law enforcement experience, to include at least two (2) years of experience as a shift commander or an equivalent supervisory position;
Associate's Degree in law enforcement or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of law enforcement experience, including two (2) years as a shift commander or an equivalent supervisory position;
Bachelor's degree in law enforcement or related field and a minimum of two (2) years of law enforcement experience as a shift commander or an equivalent supervisory position.
Valid NC driver's license
Preferred Qualifications for NC Residents
Applicants must have current certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina, an Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate issued by the North Carolina Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
Notice to Out of State Applicants
To be eligible for consideration as a lateral or out-of-state transfer, applicant must obtain North Carolina certification as a law enforcement officer within one year of employment. If not currently certified in North Carolina as a Police Officer, must have the ability to meet the lateral entry requirements as set forth by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. These requirements can be found at the link under "Out-of-State Transfers." https://ncdoj.gov/law-enforcement-training/criminal-justice/officer-cer…
204 S. Center Street
Goldsboro, NC 27533
Visit City of Goldsboro website: www.goldsboronc.gov to apply on-line or visit governmentjobs.com.