The Special Response Team (SRT) Lieutenant supervises plans and coordinates the activities and operations of the Special Response Team. Serves as the responsible official (Commander) in charge of operations during regular duty hours of superiors; and does related work as required.
Essential Job Functions:
Supervises, evaluates, trains and provides guidance to subordinate personnel
Directs and leads subordinates in enforcing criminal laws and university's policies and procedures
Ensures subordinate compliance with the Department of Campus Safety and Security rules, policies, and regulations
Assigns all schedules for regular and special assignments for the Special Response Team
Supervises special assignments and details as required during the hours of working shift
Coordinates preliminary investigative activities at a crime scene or significant or unusual event
Effectively utilizes available resources by assigning personnel and monitoring their work to ensure proper performance of the Special Response Team.
Responds to requests for service as appropriate.
Writes completely, concisely and clearly
Communicates and maintains good relations with the faculty, staff, students, general public, other law enforcement agencies, and public officials
Analyzes crime data and directs resources accordingly
Interprets policies and procedures for application
Coordinates responses by Special Response Team to all major incidents or events on campus which could include alarms, fires, weather incidents and other public safety emergencies or unusual events
Collaborates with the Training Commander all training activities for the Special Response Team
Conducts drills and exercises on campus in coordination with the Patrol Shift(s), and local law enforcement agencies
Must be trained and certified to carry and operate any weapons or devices when appropriate (i.e. firearms, less-lethal weapons (i.e. Taser device), OC Spray, collapsible baton, handcuffs etc.) assigned to enable the officer(s) to mitigate a threatening incident or event on property owned or leased by the university located in the State of Maryland.
Application for a special police officer commission and, if armed with a firearm, a handgun permit, will be made after hire and during the initial training period. The University will cover any expenses related to the application for the commission and permit. Denial by the Maryland State Police of a commission or permit, or subsequent revocation of those privileges, may result in dismissal.
Performs other related duties as required
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Experience in managing a diverse work force highly desirable
Extensive knowledge of city, state and federal criminal laws
Broad knowledge and understanding of public safety and security issues
Strong analytical, critical thinking and decision making skills
Ability to effectively supervise and train employees
Proficiency in database management, Microsoft Office, and familiarity with various security systems
Skilled in developing community relations between the campus community and the surrounding neighborhoods
Must have a collaborative style of leadership, with the ability and willingness to foster a team environment with the department
Must be ready, willing, and able to lead a response and take action to mitigate any high risk incident or event that presents a danger to the university community.
Must be willing to oversee the Special Response Team's work in a collaborative manner with university mental health professionals in stressful situations involving university personnel.
Must be trained and certified to ensure that the Special Response Team members take actions in situations that are inherently dangerous (i.e. Bomb Threat or Suspicious package situations, chemical, or biological threats, active or armed assailant(s) etc.), Note: The preceding listing is not all inclusive.
A Campus Police Special Response Team Lieutenant must be certified as a Special Police Officer by the State of Maryland and must comply with the Scope of Commission per MD Public Safety Article Section3-307. If Armed the Special Police Officer must have a valid permit to carry a handgun.
Position is a uniformed position and involves shift work
Must pass certification for expandable baton, OC spray, and possess physical attributes to operate a Segway, T-3, Golf cart and automobile.
Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Business, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences or related discipline or graduate of certified police academy required. Master's degree highly desirable.
Related Work Experience:
10 years of experience in State, Federal, City, County law enforcement agency or campus security, or prior military service required. At least 5 years of law enforcement supervisory/management experience required. Prefer experience involving more complex assignments.
Must meet Maryland State Police requirements and investigation for a Special Police Commission and have exemplary background and integrity in possession of a valid U.S. motor vehicle driver's license; must pass a University criminal background investigation; have and maintain a clean motor vehicle driving record (no more than two current points).
Minimum Physical Requirements:
Must successfully complete a physical/health screening examination by the Office of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes drug screening; successfully meet and maintain Campus Safety and Security physical requirements. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work and officers must be able to remain on their feet for extended periods of time, as well as stoop, kneel, crouch, and lift. Officers must be able to pursue offenders, restrain or apprehend aggressive individuals and make arrests when necessary. Must be able to run moderate distances, and go up or down flights of steps. Must be able to also withstand exposure to inclement weather.
The incumbent must be able to do the following:
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
Communication skills using the spoken word
Ability to see within normal parameters
Ability to hear within normal range
Ability to move about
Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 40 lbs. or less
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