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    Classified Staff Job Description

    The University of Arizona

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 071130
    Title: Police Lieutenant
    Pay Grade: 65
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Manages, controls and coordinates activities of an assigned law enforcement/public safety section.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is fifth in a series of five classifications. It is distinguished from Police Sergeants in that the Lieutenant performs more administrative duties and much less field work.

    Example of Duties:
    • Supervises two or more full-time employees, or their equivalent, on a regular basis.
    • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees, or makes related recommendations that are given particular weight.
    • Informs members of section of changes in regulations and policies, implications of new or amended laws and new techniques of police work.
    • Disseminates and explains special messages and decisions of administration to subordinates.
    • Submits reports or verbally informs supervisor on activities of section and makes recommendations based on analysis of trends or problems.
    • Assists in developing new or revised policies and procedures.
    • Reviews and examines all documentation and reports generated by staff for completeness and to keep apprised of activities.
    • Investigates complaints against staff; recommends action to be taken.
    • Develops budget projections as input to annual budget process; reviews budget status periodically with supervisor.
    • Coordinates and supervises special activities or events on campus requiring additional support from section or contact with outside law enforcement agencies.
    • Resolves problems and questions presented by subordinate staff.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of administrative procedures, budget preparation and management practices.
    • Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
    • Knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures and applicable laws, rules and regulations.
    • Skill in applying laws, rules and regulations.
    • Skill in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and impartially.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Six years of experience as an Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ POST) certified officer which includes one year of supervisory experience; OR,
      • Bachelor's degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Public Administration, a social science or related field AND four years experience as an AZ POST certified officer which includes one year of supervisory experience; OR,
      • Equivalent out-of-state certification; must obtain an AZ POST regular officer certification within six months from date of hire.
      • Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver's license upon employment.


      Revised: 04/11/2008

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