STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group C05

Class No. 9901

PUBLIC SAFETY INSPECTOR I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs law enforcement program planning, research, and development work.  Work involves performing staff inspections, program effectiveness studies, and legislative analysis.  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Conducts inspections of public safety field offices’ and headquarters’ performance and prepares operational and management effectiveness reports.

Develops and recommends cost-effective innovations and performance improvements based on findings from inspections, research, and professional studies.

Prepares or assists in the preparation of administrative information.

Works with legislative staff in the development of law enforcement-oriented legislation and serves as a resource in legislative hearings.

Serves as a liaison with other governmental agencies to coordinate enforcement programs.

Assists in public safety research projects and in test programs.

May provide expert testimony in court.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in public safety research and analysis work.  Graduation from the Department of Public Safety Training Academy.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in criminal justice or a related field is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of objectives, policies, procedures, functions, and problems of the services or activities inspected; of the organization and functions of public safety department activities; and of research principles and methods.

Skill in inspecting, planning, organizing, reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating program activities.

Ability to prepare reports, to operate a computer and applicable software, and to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be certified as a Texas peace officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.


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Revised 9-1-15