STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group C07

Class No. 9943

ASSISTANT COMMANDER, PUBLIC SAFETY

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs public safety administrative work.  Work involves overseeing, planning, and controlling operations and activities.  Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.  Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees research and analysis activities, and prepares summaries and reports.

Oversees the implementation, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of policies and procedures.

Confers with the Commander concerning administrative and operational activities and oversees the implementation of operations.

Develops, reviews, and evaluates reporting systems for timeliness, form, content, accuracy, and compliance with established policies, procedures, and methods.

Recommends techniques and procedures for program improvements.

Serves as a liaison with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of policies and procedures related to law enforcement activities, of investigative techniques, and of civil and criminal laws.

Skill in interviewing, mentoring, and coaching; in investigative techniques; and in operating a computer and applicable computer software.

Ability to administer and manage public safety activities; to establish goals and objectives for assigned area(s) of responsibility; to devise solutions to problems; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; to use and care for firearms, radar and radio equipment, eye-testing equipment, and breath test instruments; to prepare reports; to use physical and defense tactics; to administer first aid; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.

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