Salary: $44.44-$54.25 hourly / $7,729-$9,436 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under direction, manages the operations and staff of
a unit of sworn deputies, sergeants, and non-sworn personnel in the
areas of Patrol Operations, Criminal or Special Investigations,
Detentions and Corrections, or Administrative Services; and performs
other related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the first-line management
classification in the Sheriff's Department. Incumbents in this class
are responsible for managing the activities of a major subdivision,
facility, or function of the Department. The Sheriff's Lieutenant is
distinguished from the Sheriff's Sergeant in that the latter
functions as a working supervisor. The Sheriff's Lieutenant is
distinguished from the Sheriff's Commander by the fact that the
latter is an upper-level management classification responsible for
directing a division within the department.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Manages a unit or subdivision of the department by: developing
unit budgets; supervising and training assigned sworn and non-sworn
personnel; assigning, coordinating, and evaluating staff; and
solving work-related problems.
2. Issues verbal and written instructions to enforce rules,
regulations, and departmental policies and procedures; conducts
periodic inspections; may serve as Watch Commander; makes shift
assignments and coordinates all field activities.
3. Conducts administrative studies and special projects on issues
such as morale, crime trends, and special events; assists in
managing general departmental administration activities as assigned.
4. Develops and maintains effective relations with other agencies
and the public, and participates in the exchange of technical
information and crime reports with other law enforcement agencies
for the purpose of identifying multi-jurisdictional crime trends,
improving strategies, and developing multi-agency solutions.
5. Composes correspondence in addressing citizen complaints and
requests for information, and in responding to internal questions
and concerns; writes staff reports to aid in the evaluation of
1. Completion of 60 semester or equivalent quarter units from an
accredited college or university or possession of an Intermediate
P.O.S.T. Certificate, and five years of professional law enforcement
experience, including two years at the supervisory level of
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualifications: Possession of U.S. Citizenship and a
valid California Class C Driver's License.
Knowledge of: criminal investigation and crime prevention methods;
the rules of evidence and the laws governing the custody of
prisoners; modern crime records systems and their utilization;
applicable State laws and County and departmental ordinances;
principles and practices of effective supervision; general budgeting
principles; the geography of the County; standard English grammar
Ability to: analyze law enforcement and administrative problems, and
recommend and adopt effective courses of action; plan, assign,
organize, prioritize, review, and delegate the work of self and
others; establish standards and evaluate performance; learn the
principles and application of performance measures; learn to prepare
and administer budgets; prepare accurate and comprehensive records
and reports; establish and maintain effective working relations with
command staff, subordinates, colleagues, members of the public,
community organizations, and the media; learn and apply principles
and practices of law enforcement management.