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Law Enforcement Manager (Part-time)
City of Del Mar | Del Mar, California
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Job Description

The Position

The Law Enforcement Manager is a part-time sworn peace officer assigned to the City of Del Mar's Community Services Department. The incumbent provides general supervision and management to the City's Park Ranger program (sworn), Community Services Officer program (unsworn), and Parking Enforcement program (unsworn); and serves as the coordinator/liaison with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department for contract law enforcement services.

An incumbent in this class is responsible for enforcing a variety of State and local laws including the Del Mar Municipal Code, California Vehicle Code, Penal Code, Business and Professions Code, and Health and Safety Codes while also carrying out the full range of other applicable statutes and codes relevant to the City of Del Mar.

The Essential Duties

Examples of Duties

The examples of functions listed in the class specifications are representative but not necessarily exhaustive or descriptive of this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the class. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with a qualified disability to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis. The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.

Essential Functions

* Enforces and investigates possible or actual crimes (typically infractions and misdemeanors) occurring on the beach and parks or in the City including violations of local, state, and federal laws, specifically those related to animal control, alcohol, vehicle and traffic enforcement, and parking, using established and proper law enforcement techniques, policies, procedures, regulations, and complying with the law; through communication and proactive safety contacts, averts potential accidents or violations.
* As appropriate, determines and issues citations or warnings.
* Investigates crimes (typically infractions and misdemeanors) or other public safety incidents by carefully questioning and observing victims, complaining parties, witnesses, suspects, and/or others with relevant information; secures crime scenes or sites of traffic accidents; identifies and protects physical evidence from destruction or contamination, and controls access in accordance with training and departmental policy; conducts field sobriety tests, as-needed.
* Conducts searches of vehicles, commercial buildings, persons, residences, or other property to investigate incidents, locate and apprehend suspects, or to deter threats to public safety in accordance with legal guidelines, training, and department policy; conducts field interviews/investigations within legal and departmental laws, policies, procedures and practices, as necessary; completes incident reports; as required; composes crime reports, assists in search and rescue operations to locate crime victims or missing persons.
* Assumes an active role in complex duties and establishes and/or approves procedures for the routine duties; serves as liaison between the City and the Sheriff Department.
* Reviews and coordinates varied activities in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and laws; reviews oral and written communications with supervisory personnel and various agencies regarding difficult or technical law enforcement matters; reviews and interprets various State codes and departmental manuals in establishing proper work procedures.
* Coordinates, reviews, recommends, and administers division's budget and oversees the San Diego County Sheriff Contract for law enforcement services; may be responsible for special projects in which assigned division is involved.
* Prepares for, appears and testifies in court on a variety of cases; assists the Park Ranger in preparation of cases, typically infractions and misdemeanors, for prosecution; collects evidence and secures such items for use in court; meets with representatives of the Attorney General, District Attorney, Defense Counsel, or other agencies to provide testimony or information in response to subpoenas or for legal depositions; May advise attorneys and others on department procedures.
* Supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of subordinates under his or her supervision; including determining and implementing appropriate disciplinary actions and counseling employees when necessary.
* Plans, directs, coordinates, schedules, and organizes assigned enforcement (sworn and unsworn) and clerical employees (unsworn) to accomplish department's goals and objectives; develops and establishes instructions and policies; assigns and transmits them to subordinates.
* Investigates incidents involving subordinate employees, cases, and other work related matters; performs this type of work in conjunction with either superiors or subordinates in cases involving complex or sensitive matters; coordinates activities with subordinate employees, peers, and superiors (coordination of duties are generally broad in scope, and deal with more than one organizational unit, section or detail).
* Maintains accurate manual or electronic notes and logs of investigations, crimes, arrests, vehicle accidents or other incidents during shift; prepares accurate and thorough written reports and makes recommendations to the Community Services Director, City Manager, and City Council. Reviews and evaluates activity reports and incoming and outgoing correspondence, information, or activity.
* Provides advice, education, and information to citizens regarding decisions, departmental policies, and methods of follow-up; serves as primary contact with the public; provides information or referrals to know community resources, medical facilities, special divisions of the department or other government agencies for assistance.
* Ensures equal protection and services to members of the public, regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, immigrant status, political affiliation, life style, sexual orientation, and/or socio-economic backgrounds; communicates effectively with departmental staff, supervisors, superior officers, and other law enforcement or public safety representatives and media.
* Provides responsive, high quality service to City employees, representatives of outside agencies and members of the public by providing accurate, complete and up-to-date information, in a courteous, efficient and timely manner; attends committee meetings and represent the City at regional meetings, as assigned.
* Works cooperatively with the Sheriff's Department and coordinates City responses to enforcement issues not under the Sheriff's Departments assignments.
* Observes and assesses situations and makes appropriate judgments of needed actions for a wide variety of situations, including legal jurisdiction for interventions; adapts responses, according to established departmental policy, criminal codes, conditions, and specifics of a situation; uses sound, professional judgment and common sense to request assistance of other law enforcement officers, public health or safety officials, emergency medical personnel and/or medical examiners staff.
* Makes decisions in all areas of assigned responsibility that are differentiated from lower-level decisions in that they generally affect more people, frequently deal with policy, and have great consequence in terms of impact.

The following job duties would be performed on a very limited, as-needed basis:

* Transports prisoners to jail, mental health facilities, detoxification centers
* Chases felony crime perpetrators or other suspects, using a vehicle and driving at high speeds, often under dangerous conditions; engages in chases by foot, which may involve running fast for short distances, then exerting physical force for minutes at a time, jumping across or over objects, climbing various structures, or subsequently apply physical force against individuals, who may be distraught, disoriented, intoxicated, angry, hostile, violent, or medicated.
* Makes physical arrests for misdemeanors, felonies, and warrants in accordance with applicable ordinances and departmental procedures and practices, as necessary, within Federal, State, local and laws.
* Intervenes immediately in potentially violent emergency situations, giving verbal commands in a loud, clear, understandable voice to involved persons or members of the public; establishes control of situations and directs movements of civilians; provides immediate emergency medical assistance or other approved techniques to help any injured or incapacitated person.
* Occasionally for felonies, prepares for, appears and testifies in court on a variety of cases; assists the Park Ranger in preparation of cases for prosecution; collects evidence and secures such items for use in court; meets with representatives of the Attorney General, District Attorney, Defense Counsel, or other agencies to provide testimony or information in response to subpoenas or for legal depositions; May advise attorneys and others on department procedures.
* Uses appropriate methods of approved direct intervention, as needed, to subdue or restrain individuals; makes decisions regarding effective and appropriate use of force (up to and including deadly force), based on sound professional judgment, common sense, training, departmental policy and legal guidelines in order to protect the lives and safety of self, other public safety officers, emergency medical personnel, or members of the public.
* Compose arrest reports and required documentation in rare cases of custodial arrests.

The Desired Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Experience

Education, training, and/or experience that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above. Required education and experience:


* Possession of an Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certificate; AND
* Two (2) years of successful experience as a Sergeant or higher law enforcement sworn position or comparable position

Highly Desirable:

Supervisory P.O.S.T Certificate and experience as a Lieutenant or higher law enforcement sworn position or comparable is highly desirable. Candidates who do not possess a Supervisory Post Certification at the time their application is submitted are required to obtain the Supervisory P.O.S.T Certification within 12 month of being hired.

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Required licenses, certifications, and registrations must be maintained throughout employment in this class.

* A valid California Class C driver's license

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of:

* Law enforcement management best practices;
* Federal, State, local and laws, regulations, codes, policies and ordinances related to areas of responsibility;
* Case law and new court rulings and decisions;
* Principles and practices of personnel management, supervision and counseling;
* Grievance and discipline processes;
* Training and learning theory and techniques;
* City's mission, vision, values, and goals;
* Department's organizational structure, policies, and procedures;
* Civil Service Rules, and methods of operation;
* Budget and grant development and monitoring;
* Factors affecting motivation, morale, and productivity;
* Organizational structure of Sheriff's Department and County;
* Data collection, analysis, and interpretation;
* Report writing techniques;
* Customer service objectives and strategies;
* Telephone, office and online etiquette;
* Current technology and trends in the profession;
* Workload analysis;
* Laws of arrest, rules of evidence, search and seizure laws, and juvenile law; and
* Methods, practices and techniques related to investigating crimes and identifying, pursuing and detaining / arresting suspects.

Skills and Abilities to:

* Supervise, train, and evaluate subordinate staff;
* Research, compile, and interpret statistical data for operational planning purposes;
* Organize, prioritize, coordinate, schedule, and delegate work;
* Respond to a multitude of tasks/assignments to meet established deadlines;
* Provide good public relations;
* Effectively communicate orally and in writing; write reports;
* Comprehend and retain factual information pertaining to laws, statues and policies, and accurately apply what is learned;
* Establish effective working relationships with management, employees, employee representatives and the public;
* Treat City employees, representatives of outside agencies, and members of the public with courtesy and respect;
* Communicate effectively with a variety of individuals representing diverse cultures and backgrounds, and function calmly in situations which require a high degree of sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy;
* Assess the customer's immediate needs and ensure customer's receipt of needed services through personal service or making appropriate referral;
* Exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations;
* Recognize, define, and resolve specific administrative and organizational problems;
* Remain calm, make sound decisions and respond appropriately in emergency or potentially dangerous situations; and
* Maintain physical endurance and agility to perform typical law enforcement duties.

Working Conditions

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

The employee regularly works under outdoor weather conditions; is routinely exposed to the sun, may be exposed to extreme heat or cold; works in or near moving and/or heavy traffic; works on uneven and/or slippery surfaces; and may be exposed to hazardous conditions, fumes or airborne particles and loud or prolonged noise levels.

Essential Physical Characteristics

The physical characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a qualified disability to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

* Continuous: upward and downward flexion of the neck
* Frequent: Repetitive use of hands to operate computers, printers and copiers; Standing, walking, or sitting for long periods of time; bending and stooping, twisting of the waist , and crouching for extended periods of time
* Occasional: Reaching above and below shoulder level, and lifting and carrying of files weighing up to 10 pounds
* Vision correctable to at least 20/30; glasses/hard lenses minimum 20/100 uncorrected - No minimum uncorrected visual acuity for soft lenses. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, use of both eyes, ability to distinguish basic colors and shades, depth perception, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

* Fine finger dexterity to operate keyboards and writing materials
* Comprehending auditory inputs; identifying and distinguishing various visual and audio inputs
* Accurately identifying and distinguishing colors
* Accurately identifying and distinguishing the smell of different chemicals and materials
* Giving verbal commands in a clear, understandable voice
* Lifting 100 pounds to waist-level and dragging 200 pounds 50 feet
* Running fast for short distances
* Exerting physical force for minutes at a time
* Jumping across or over objects
* Climbing various structures
* Applying physical force against individuals
* Applying first aid, CPR, or other approved techniques to help any injured or incapacitated person
* Walk or ride a bicycle long distances
* Stand and sit for long periods

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this class, an employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret people and situations; analyze and solve problems; perform work on multiple, concurrent tasks with constant interruptions; work under intensive pressure and deadlines; use math; read and interpret data, information and instruments; learn and apply new skills; interact with the pubic, management and representatives of other governmental agencies; and deal with distressed, dissatisfied, abusive, or dangerous and violent individuals.

Background Investigation

Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness. Felony convictions will be disqualifying. Misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and recency. Prior to appointment, candidates will be subject to a thorough background investigation that may include a psychological, truth verification examination, or other examination or test. Applicants are required to meet the City's physical standards, pass a physical examination and undergo a criminal records review prior to employment. Applicants must have no felony convictions or any convictions preventing them from carrying a firearm and be free from any physical, emotional, or mental conditions, which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer.

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