Police Commander
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community - Scottsdale, AZ

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Definition: Under general direction of the Police Chief/Assistant Chief of Police, performs administrative and managerial police work for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Police Department, with an emphasis upon the management, (through subordinate supervisors) of day-to-day operations of a division ( field operations, criminal investigations, or professional standards) within the police department. T his job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Examples of Tasks:
Essential Functions : (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification).

Tasks :
1. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and assigns the work of Police Lieutenants, Sergeants and Police Officers and/or civilians assigned to a Division or Bureau, e.g. : Field Operations (Patrol), Investigations, or Internal Affairs; models both management and leadership for law enforcement staff; depending upon the function supervised, reviews work, in progress and/or upon completion, which is illustrated by, but not limited to, the following: Investigations, crime scenes, bookings, arrests, public relations, handling of funds, record keeping, storage of evidence, management of police station equipment and supplies, vehicle use, safety, quality of radio communication, and response to calls for service; assists in scheduling personnel to shift assignments.

2. Guides and mentors employees in the accomplishment of their duties and professional growth, writes and conducts performance evaluations; analyzes information, data and statistics to ensure the Division and Department are meeting KPI’s; and prepares and presents reports; assists in the development and training of subordinate personnel.

3. Ensures that the staff maintains specialized knowledge by identifying training needs and providing/scheduling training; provides training to Officers or Staff who have violated a policy or procedures; develops/revises departmental policies and procedures to meet legal requirements, to reflect the values of the Community Council and to implement the management philosophy of the Police Chief.

4. Coordinates bureau/division activities with other bureau/division, outside agencies and organizations; recommends, implements, directs and oversee bureau/division goals and objectives.

5. Responds to complaints from the public that have first been reviewed by supervisory staff and referred for further investigation; performs internal investigations (or may assign a Supervisor) regarding incidents about which serious policy violations are alleged and for which a department employee may be suspended or terminated; reports finding and provides recommendations in response to complaints against the Police Department.

6. Contributes to the preparation of the PD’s Budget, monitors expenditures of the Division or Bureau supervised, approves expenditures, prepares and supervises the preparation of necessary records and reports relating to activities; maintains Cost Center oversight for the Division or Bureau assigned.

7. Participates in various community activities, problem solving Policing and crime prevention; establishes liaison with Community Members for the purpose of improving delivery of Police service and improving Community communications and makes verbal presentation to groups.

8. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively to provide quality protection and service to the Community.

9. Performs any of the essential functions of a Police Officer as required by staffing levels and/or unusual
Circumstances; responds to or manages emergency and crisis situations following established Policies,
Procedures and NIMS standards.

10. In the absence of the Assistant Chief of Police or Chief of Police, may be designated as either Acting
Assistant Chief or Acting Chief of Police.

11. Performs other job related duties, as assigned, that enhance and facilitate departmental operations.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills and Other Characteristics :
  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of the SRPMIC ordinances to be enforced.
  • Knowledge of state and federal statutes, codes and ordinances to be enforced.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of police/law enforcement administration, including budgeting, program planning and development, employee supervision and training.
  • Knowledge of police operations principles and practices including investigation, patrol, communications, records, community/public relations, and crime prevention.
  • Knowledge of the equipment used in law enforcement, including weapons, communication, computers, and vehicles.
  • Knowledge of behavioral, psychological, and physical manifestation of abuse, neglect, drug and/or alcohol addiction/abuse
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of employee supervision, especially those issues and problems associated with law enforcement work.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of conflict resolution and behavioral counseling.
  • Knowledge of state and Community procurement code, financial regulations, and business practices.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of short and long range planning.
  • Knowledge of computerized communications equipment and systems, as commonly used in Law Enforcement.
  • Skill in investigating, analyzing, evaluating, and resolving operational, procedural, and personnel problems.
  • Skill in establishing and maintain effective working relationships with other law enforcement/regulatory agencies, departmental staff, Community officials, members of the Community, and the public..
  • Skill in modeling the appropriate, professional behavior required for emotionally demanding circumstances.
  • Skill in the use of computerized communications equipment and systems, as commonly used in Law Enforcement.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating information accurately, and in expressing ideas clearly, when providing oral and written reports and recommendations.
  • Skill in maintaining confidentiality and using discretion in dealing with sensitive information.
  • Skill in communicating with and instructing others, using both legal/technical and non-technical language as appropriate to provide explanations to those for whom the subject matter is unfamiliar, difficult to understand, or resented.
  • Ability to adapt to changing work situations and assignments.
  • Ability to analyze data, draw logical conclusions, and make sound decisions and recommendations.
  • Ability to facilitate change.
  • Ability to exercise resourcefulness in addressing new problems.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with statutory deadlines and budgetary limitations Ability to use computerized communications equipment and systems, (i.e. CAD, RMS, and other mobile devices), as commonly used in Law Enforcement.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education & Experience : Three (3) years of supervisory/management experience in law enforcement, with at least two (2) years as a Police Lieutenant (or higher rank); a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, social/behavioral sciences or closely related field is preferred; Completion of a nationally recognized Leadership or Command School, such as Southern Police Institute, Northwestern, FBI Command College, FBI LEEDS, or Leadership in Police Organization is highly desirable.
Insurability: Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License and be able to meet the SRPMIC insurance standards. Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of training and experience that would equal the educational requirement which will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filing the position.

Special Requirements:
Special Requirements : Must possess a current certification in first Aid and CPR, including universal precautions. Must possess AZ POST certification as a peace officer or be able to obtain AZ POST Certification within one year from the date of hire.

In addition to completing the SRPMIC Employment Application on-line, candidates must attach their resume, both are required .

Candidate must include a response to the following question:
As a Police Commander, you will be required to work in both a team environment and independently. Please tell us as a Police Commander and team leader, based on your past experience, specifically how you have motivated top quality performance and results from your team yet ensuring constant and consistent accountability?
To be considered all documents must be submitted by the closing date. Contact Recruitment Analyst Lillia Munoz (480) 362-5475 if you require assistance.

Upon completion of the selection process candidates will be placed on an alphabetical eligibility list. All components of the process will be considered in making hiring decision not limited to: Community member and Native American preference, Assessment, In-Basket, Oral Board, Final Interview, and References.

Salt River Police Department link: http://www.srpmic-nsn.gov/government/srpd/

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing . Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods: 1) attach to application 2) fax (480-362-5860) 3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources. Documentation must be received by position closing date.
The IHS/BIA CIB form is not accepted.

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

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