Lead Public Safety Officer

City of Santa Fe Springs
Until Filled

This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received and may close without notice.


The City of Santa Fe Springs Police Services Center is recruiting for the position of Lead Public Safety Officer. This is a full-time/benefited position.   

Under general supervision, supervises, directs, coordinates, and performs the duties of a public safety officer; coordinates public safety officer activities with other departments; monitors City's facilities alarm systems.

Work Hours:  Works shift work which includes day shift, night shift, weekends, and holidays.


Receives general supervision from the Director of Police Services.

Exercises general supervision over Public Safety Officers.



A. Held in Common: Supports the Mission of the City and its Elected and Appointed Officials; exhibits loyalty to the City and its representatives; provides courteous and timely service to the public as the ultimate employer; works cooperatively with other City employees; exhibits integrity and displays ethical behavior.


B. Essential Job Specific Duties: Leads, directs and supervises and directs the work activities of Public Safety Officers; develops assignment schedules; monitors work flow; selects, trains, and evaluates personnel in written and verbal form; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; tracks public safety officer, sworn and volunteer service request flow, tracks outcomes, closures and follow-ups; participates in a variety of community, department and city meetings; coordinates field operations with police officers; facilitates functional supervision of public safety officer teams; oversees equipment needs for public safety officers, including purchasing, storing and budgeting; oversees, assigns and conducts community safety training and presentations.


C. Other Job Specific Duties: Serves as a liaison to City volunteer programs; may recruit and oversee volunteers; plans, organizes, manages, and coordinates a comprehensive city-wide emergency management and operations plan and all related emergency response and emergency preparedness programs; provides training to various public safety programs, city personnel, and the community; plans, organizes, and supervises a variety of public safety education programs, events, and services; provides information on various programs to the community; prepares promotional and public materials; conducts research; analyzes data and information; prepares reports; coordinates activities with other city departments, agencies, and businesses; plans, coordinates, supervises, and assists with department and city events and activities; manages maintenance of department facilities; coordinates and supervises vehicle maintenance for public safety vehicles; manages city facilities alarm systems; manages maintenance issues for the alarm systems and related equipment; coordinates and supervises distribution, follow up, and completion of all service requests; follows up on all projects assigned by the Director of Police Services; performs the duties of public safety officers; monitors and provides security for all City facilities; issues citations; provides technical expertise to public safety personnel and outside agencies; responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; monitors and maintains a variety of logs and records; participates in budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendation, monitors expenditures and revenues; performs related duties as required.




The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required to satisfactorily perform the jobs essential duties and responsibilities.

Knowledge of: Federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including penal and vehicle codes; court and judicial system; radio communication codes; law enforcement practices and procedures; interviewing techniques; safety practices, procedures, and regulations; emergency response procedures; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs; modern office procedures and equipment including computers; word processing and other related software applications.


Ability to: Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of subordinate personnel; select, supervise, train and evaluate staff; enforce local, state, and vehicle codes; interact effectively with a wide variety of individuals; develop, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient services; analyze problems; identify alternative solutions and project consequences of proposed actions; implement recommendations in support of goals; prepare clear and concise reports; maintain records; interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; work with accuracy and attention to detail; operate and use modern office equipment; effectively organize and prioritize assigned work; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other people.



The following requirements generally demonstrate possession of the minimum requisite
knowledge and ability necessary to perform the duties of the position. A typical way to obtain these would be:

Education: High School Diploma or an equivalent certificate or diploma recognized by the State of California supplemented by college level coursework in criminal justice or a related field.

Experience: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience including one (1) year of supervisory experience.

License & Certification: A valid State of California driver's license and an acceptable driving record; PC 832 Arrest and Firearms; CPR and First Aid certificates not required but preferred.

Ability to speak and understand Spanish preferred.




The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters in performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is performed indoors and in the  field; noise level is quiet to moderate; utilizes hand and power tools; occasional exposure to chemicals, fumes, gases, and odors; occasional contact with dissatisfied or distressed individuals; adapt to flexible work schedule.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the
essential duties.


Stand, sit, walk, kneel, crouch, and bend; push, pull, and reach overhead and above shoulders; hear and speak both in person and on the telephone; use hands and fingers to operate office equipment; see well enough to read documents and operate office equipment; lift and move up to 50 pounds.


Applicants are required to complete and submit a City Application online at www.santafesprings.org. Resumes or faxed copies will not be accepted in lieu of the City online application. To apply, click on the "Apply" link located at the top of this page. New users must first create an account.
The following documentation must be upload and submitted with your on-line application.
NOTE: To ensure proper uploading of documents to on-line application record, it is best to reduce the file size of the electronic document before uploading.

Proof of certification:

1.  PC 832 Arrest and Firearms

2.  CPR and First Aide (if applicable)


Failure to provide the required documentation will result in your application being removed from further consideration. Please DO NOT submit any additional documentation with your on-line application, other than those listed above.
Selection may be based upon an application review, a performance examination and evaluation, and a structured interview. Appointment will be contingent upon a criminal record check and physical examination, including a drug screen.

If you require special testing and/or interview accommodations due to a physical, mental, or learning disability, please call the Human Resources Office at (562) 409-7530 at least 5 days prior to the scheduled testing date.