Under general direction of the Sheriff, assists in planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Sheriff’s Department, to act for the Sheriff when so authorized; and to perform related work as required.
This is a single position, in the Executive Management Group exempt from the Civil Service rules. The Undersheriff, a sworn position, participates in the overall development and review of departmental policies and operations; exercises direct line supervision over a large administrative and program staff through subordinate supervisors. This class is distinguished from the Sheriff by the latter’s election to the position and broad scope of authority over all departmental divisions.
This position is an "at-will" executive management position; the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.
This recruitment is a departmental promotional for employees currently working in the Sheriff's Office.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
1. Confers with the Sheriff on matters pertaining to departmental operations and provides the Sheriff with a briefing of department operations; establishes standards of work and operating procedures; submits operation reports.
2. Supervises and directs through subordinate supervisors major functions of custody, public safety and operations support.
3. Assists in the development, revision, review and implementation of departmental and general law enforcement policies, procedures and operations.
4. Participates in selecting personnel for promotion and the hiring of new employees; reviews applications and conducts interviews; makes recommendations regarding disciplinary action.
5. Participates in the personnel and labor relation activities of the department, including negotiations, grievances and other personnel actions.
6. Consults with and advises division commanders on personnel problems and the evaluation of the division commander’s on-going operations; confers with and assists the Sheriff on departmental plans, policies, procedures and budget preparation and development.
7. Directs research and planning regarding department organization, facilities, training, systems, grants and other projects.
8. Coordinates investigative work with city, state, federal, and other law enforcement agencies; maintains liaison with County departments and appropriate public and private groups.
9. Represents the Sheriff at various official and civic meetings; makes public appearances to explain departmental policies and procedures and to promote public relations; answers correspondence, prepares detailed analyses and reports, and conducts special studies.
10. May assume field command in cases of major crimes, riots, or disasters.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of: the organization, functions, responsibilities and procedures of a Sheriff’s department; criminal law and ordinances enforced by and affecting the operations of a Sheriff’s department; modern law enforcement principles, practices, and administration; public relations principles and practices; police report writing techniques; fiscal management, statistical analysis, research methods, report writing, program planning, personnel management and staff development.
Ability to: implement complex assignments requiring organization of material and development of procedures; analyze complex police problems and adopt effective and reasonable courses of action; make effective decisions using independent judgement; develop and implement operational and administrative procedures; plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of subordinate personnel; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with people of socio-economic backgrounds; demonstrate tact and diplomacy; research and analyze data and prepare reports; react quickly and calmly in emergencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other public officials, police agencies, the general public, and staff; maintain confidentiality of information
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Progressively responsible law enforcement experience that includes administrative and supervisory experience that demonstrates possession of, and competency in requisite knowledge and abilities; possession of a valid California Driver’s License. The required education and experience are as follows:
Three years of progressively responsible law enforcement agency experience as a Captain-Sheriff or four years of progressively responsible experience as a Lieutenant-Sheriff, or equivalent classification, to include amanagerial experience in program operations, personnel management, budget preparation and monitoring, and policy development and implementation,
a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration or a closely related field
graduation from either the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy or POST Command College.
Substitution: possession of a Masters’ or postgraduate Degree may be substituted for graduation from the Academy or command college
Independent travel including interstate travel is required.
Incumbents must be able to work in a stressful environment.
Possession of a valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.
Incumbents required to work in a standard office environment and use standard office equipment, including a computer, work outside normal business hours, sight to read printed materials and a computer screen, work may include working with the full range of body movements including reaching, bending, grasping and climbing.
Candidates in this position may be required to pass a background investigation in accordance with applicable laws, regulations or policies.
09/17/2012 Deadline date to submit a copy of college diploma or transcript
SALARY POLICIES - The starting salary is ordinarily the first rate shown on the front of the announcement. Salary advancement is authorized after satisfactory completion of additional periods outlined in the employee’s memoranda of understanding or the County’s Personnel and Salary Resolution. Longevity and bilingual, pay maybe available for some job classes.
HOLIDAYS – Regular and limited-term employees receive 12 paid holidays per year.
ANNUAL/SICK LEAVE - Regular and limited-term full-time employees accrue vacation leave. After a certain period of continuous service, employees accrue vacation time at a higher rate as outlined in the employee’s memoranda of understanding or resolution. Regular and limited-term full time employees accumulate 12 sick leave days per year. And, employees receive 80 hours of administrative leave per fiscal year.
RETIREMENT - The County is a member of the Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS), and benefits are coordinated with Social Security. The County has reciprocity with all State PERS and County 1937 Act Retirement Systems agencies. PERS retirement for safety employees is based on a formula of 3% @ 50.
For employees entering membership in local sheriff classifications on or after January 12, 2011, PERS retirement shall be based on a formula of 3% @ 55.
HEALTH BENEFITS - Employees and their dependents are eligible for vision and dental insurance with 100% of the cost paid by the County of Solano. The County also participates in a cafeteria medical plan administered by PERS HealthCare (eligibility is dependent upon job class).
OTHER BENEFITS – Employees may also elect to participate in deferred compensation, credit union, life insurance, and flexible spending plan. All County employees are eligible to purchase auto and/or home owners, renter insurance from Liberty Mutual Insurance. An Employee Assistance Program is also provided.
Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral interview, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.
HOW TO APPLY
All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (e.g. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, certificates, DD-214) must be submitted with a document cover sheet, available on the employment website or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the final filing date. Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.
Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Paper applications may be completed in person during office hours. EOE/AA
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.
APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need special testing arrangements, must contact the Solano County Department of Human Resources at (707)784-6170, to obtain a Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form. This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
BACKGROUND PROCESS –The background process may include but not limited to conducting a reference check, completing a personal history statement, conducting a background interview, and live scan fingerprinting. The County of Solano also utilizes e-Verify to verify employment eligibility. Note: A felony conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment. The County will consider the nature, date and relationship between the offense and the position for which you are applying.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION - Prior to appointment, candidates may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates are encouraged not to quit or give notice to present employers until the medical examination has been completed and passed.
APPOINTMENT - At the time of appointment, all candidates will be required to execute an oath of allegiance to the United States and the State of California and may be fingerprinted. Candidates will also be required to offer proof that they are a lawfully admitted alien or U.S. citizen.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD - A probationary period does not apply to "at will" positions.
DISASTER WORKERS - In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
"SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER"