Company: Pitkin County
Posted on: November 10, 2019
Under direction, the Patrol Sergeant plans, directs, supervises,
assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of law enforcement
staff involved in traffic and field patrol, investigations, crime
prevention, community relations, and related services and
activities; serves as watch commander on an assigned shift;
oversees and participates in all work activities; assumes
responsibility for assigned special programs, projects, or
department-wide functions or activities; coordinates activities
with other agencies; and performs a variety of administrative and
technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Duties
may vary according to job assignment
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with
Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative
duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing
of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class;
employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below;
reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job
description does not constitute an employment agreement and is
subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and
responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the
- Participates in the leadership and professional development of
subordinates through constant communication and evaluation of daily
activities; trains and evaluates assigned personnel; assists with
training and orientation of new employees; provides trainings,
guidance, and counseling to assigned personnel; promotes career
development of subordinates.
- Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work
of sworn law enforcement staff involved in traffic and field
patrol, investigations, crime prevention, community relations, and
related services and activities.
- Serves as first level supervisor/Watch Commander for an
assigned shift; prepares and administers briefings; assigns daily
patrol activities; supervises and directs sworn staff and
activities on assigned shift; conducts personnel, equipment, and
building, vehicle, and equipment inspections.
- Prepares, processes, and maintains a variety of written reports
and records pertaining to assigned activities including daily
activity reports; completes payroll for assigned personnel for
submission to Finance.
- Reviews and approves incident reports, required forms, summons,
records, and related documents prepared by subordinates to ensure
accuracy and timely completion; corrects or instructs officers to
- Coordinates law enforcement activities with other units in the
Office, and/or other County departments or divisions; coordinates
functions of the unit with other law enforcement agencies.
- Conducts a continuing review of assigned activities to identify
problems and develop recommendations for improving services.
- Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and
objectives; establishes schedules and methods for providing
effective law enforcement services; implements approved policies
- Interprets, conveys, and ensures implementation of agency
policies, procedures, and methods; ensures that personnel have
clear guidelines of authority and responsibility.
- Responds to major crimes, accident scenes, and emergencies;
assumes initial command; establishes field command posts and
implements the Incident Command System; may act as incident
commander until such time as a more suitable or appropriate person
- Assumes responsibility for assigned collateral functions
including special programs, projects, or department-wide functions
or activities; supervises specialized teams and services including
Airport Law Enforcement, Field Training Officers, and related
- Provides a full range of administrative support to management
staff; conducts a variety of organizational studies,
investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications
to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; prepares
departmental policies and procedures; prepares and presents staff
reports and other necessary correspondence.
- Participates in budget development and administration; prepares
and plans budget requests for assigned operations and special
details; participates in the development of grant applications and
the administration of grants.
- Conducts internal affairs investigations and investigations of
citizen complaints as necessary.
- Participates in shift activities as necessary including
enforcing local and state laws; issues citations and makes
- Speaks before groups and represents the Office and County at
meetings and conferences.
- Supervises and participates in the preparation of reports for
various cases including cases going to trial; prepares supplemental
reports as required; appears in court to present evidence and
testimony as required.
- Supervises and participates in traffic control activities and
accident investigations; reviews and corrects all Office traffic
collision reports and towed vehicle reports; reviews and makes
decisions on request for early release of towed vehicles; responds
to call outs on major injury or death accident investigations;
responds to questions from citizens concerning traffic related
- Oversees and supervises a variety of special services,
programs, projects, and units as directed; participates in the
Office's public relations function; participates as needed in
background investigations for new hires; participates in the
coordination of special events; handles miscellaneous complaints
and projects for the Sheriff's office as needed.
- Performs continual performance evaluations for patrol
- Performs related duties as required.
- Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
- Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's License and acceptable
Motor Vehicle Record.
- Must maintain certification with the Colorado Peace Officer
Standards and Training (POST) Board. Additional technical training
and certifications may be required at the direction of the
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Sheriff's Office policies, procedures, and Standard Operating
- County policies and procedures.
- Strategy and tactics for management and deployment of law
enforcement personnel and equipment.
- State and Federal laws, regulations and statutes, including
rules of evidence, pursuit and search techniques, use-of-force
rules, criminal and traffic codes, and special areas of
- Colorado criminal justice and court systems, procedures and
- Investigative procedures, and protocols for observation and
memorization of critical details.
- Modern law enforcement principles, practices, methods,
techniques and equipment.
- Hazardous chemicals and materials, first aid and CPR.
- Geography, roads, and landmarks of Pitkin County.
- Principles of records management.
Knowledge of (Job Class Standard):
- Professional and technical writing methods and practices.
- Project management principles, practices, and methods.
- Fiscal and budgetary management and tracking.
- Organizational and community planning.
- Assuming command-level responsibilities and making appropriate
decisions, while assuring compliance with PCSO policies, goals and
- Managing and training personnel, and coordinating response to
tactical and emergency situations.
- Analyzing complex public safety and security issues, and
- Interpreting laws and regulations, making decisions,
maintaining composure, and working effectively under stressful
conditions and emergency situations.
- Remaining alert at all times, and reacting quickly and calmly
in emergency situations.
- Effectively managing situations requiring diplomacy,
understanding, fairness, and sound judgment.
- The care, maintenance and safe operation of a variety of
firearms, impact weapons, chemical agents, mobile data terminals,
and other law enforcement tools and equipment.
- Interacting with people of different social, economic, and
- Recognizing suspicious behavior patterns, mediating difficult
situations, and using effective arrest & control techniques.
- Operating motor vehicles and special equipment during emergency
and high risk situations.
- Operating a personal computer and specialized software
Skill in (Job Class Standard):
- Supervising staff, and delegating tasks and authority.
- Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Handling multiple tasks simultaneously, under pressure, and in
emergency and stressful situations.
- Working efficiently both independently and as part of a
- Organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
- Developing, understanding, interpreting, and communicating
policies and procedures.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
- Work is performed in internal and external environments with
exposure to inclement weather; subject to physical harm such as
dangerous vehicles, ballistic and physical attacks; may be exposed
to hazardous chemicals, drugs, infectious and communicable
diseases; must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet PCSO
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