Police Lieutenant

City of Signal Hill
Until Filled

$52.89 - $67.50 Hourly
$4,231.27 - $5,400.30 Biweekly
$9,167.76 - $11,700.64 Monthly
$110,013.12 - $140,407.73 Annually

THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT IS THE PLACE TO ADVANCE YOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER!  At 2.2-square-miles, the City is a tight-knit and peaceful community that recognizes and appreciates the value of its Police Department. The Signal Hill Police Department is housed in a new facility, utilizes state-of-the-art technology and equipment, promotes strong employee rapport, provides excellent benefits, and enjoys a great relationship with the community, making us THE PLACE TO WORK in Los Angeles County.

The Police Lieutenant plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the activities of the Administrative Services Division or the Operations Division; coordinates divisional activities with those of other City divisions; and provides highly responsible and technical assistance to the Police Captain and the Chief of Police.




Example of Duties

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive as other duties may be required and assigned. These functions are representative and may not be present in all positions in the class. The incumbent may be assigned to work in either  Administrative or Operations divisions depending on Department's needs.

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include, but are not limited to the following characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.
  • Develop and implement Division policies, goals, objectives and priorities.
  • Plan, organize, manage and review the work of the Administrative Services Division including records, communications, Internal Affairs, training and recruitment or the Patrol Division including detectives, jail operations, emergency preparedness and the reserve officer and volunteer programs.
  • Assume responsibility for a variety of personnel actions, including selection, training, and performance evaluations; provide recommendations regarding discipline to the Chief of Police; review performance evaluations of all subordinate personnel.
  • Conduct studies and analyze the operation of the Division; assist in setting goals, objectives and priorities.
  • Investigate complaints pertaining to Division activities and personnel.
  • Attend staff meetings; meet with subordinate personnel; assign and review work activities.
  • Prepare monthly activity reports.
  • Prepare and administer the Division budget.
  • May act as Chief of Police in the absence of the Chief of Police and Police Captain.
  • May perform various related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in police science, criminal justice, public administration, sociology or related field and three (3) years comparable experience to that of a City of Signal Hill Police Sergeant position; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. For example, a Master's degree may offset up to one year of the required experience. California drivers license required. 

Possession of, or proof of  a valid California P.O.S.T. Supervisory certificate is required.  Upon appointment to the position of Police Lieutenant, incumbents, when eligible, must enroll and complete Command College or an equivalent executive leadership training program.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Modern principles, practices and techniques of police administration, organization and operation.   
  • Technical and administrative phases of crime prevention and law enforcement, including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, communications, record keeping, and care and custody of persons and property.
  • Laws, ordinances, regulations and Department Rules and Regulations affecting the work of the Department, including the California Penal Code, Vehicle Code, Health and Safety Code, and relevant provisions of State Codes.
  • Use of firearms and other modern police equipment.
  • Principles and practices of organization and personnel management in municipal law enforcement.
  • Working knowledge/ability to utilize personal computers.

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to operate a variety of automated office machines, including a calculator, copier, personal computer or typewriter.
  • Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing either slightly skilled movements, such as data entry or semi-skilled movements, such as self defense or in the use of police equipment.
  • Ability to exert mildly heavy physical effort in moderate to heavy work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.
  • Ability to operate equipment and machinery requiring complex and rapid adjustments, such as the operation of a police vehicle or the use of firearms.
  • Ability to lift, push and pull 75 to 100 pounds.

Supervisorial Responsibilities:
  • Ability to assign, review, plan, and coordinate the work of other employees.
  • Ability to provide instruction and guidance to staff.
  • Ability to recommend the transfer, promotion, salary increase, discipline or discharge of staff.
  • Ability to assess the work of employees and write performance appraisals.
  • Ability to promote staff development and motivation.
  • Ability to analyze problems that arise in the areas under supervision and recommend solutions.

Mathematical Ability:
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Ability to calculate decimals, ratios, percentages and fractions.

Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of an entire program or multiple programs.
  • Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergencies.
  • Ability to decide the time, place and sequence of operations within an organizational framework, as well as the ability to oversee their execution; ability to analyze and categorize data and information using established criteria, in order to determine consequences and to identify and select alternatives.

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication:
  • Ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as financial statements, technical operating manuals, procedures, guidelines, non-routine correspondence and laws.
  • Ability to advise and provide interpretation to others regarding how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, representatives from other agencies, elected and appointed officials, and citizens, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage and direct a group of workers, including the ability to provide counseling and mediation; ability to persuade, convince and train others.

Environmental Adaptability:
  • Ability to work under unsafe and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors, such as temperature variations, odors, toxic agents, violence, noise, vibrations, wetness, machinery, disease and/or dust, cause discomfort and where there is a risk of injury, requiring extended recovery and possible loss of life or limb.

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