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Police CaptainCITY OF IOWA CITY – Job Description Job Class #31-05 FLSA Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Police Captain Department: Police Division: Field Operations or Administrative Services Supervisor: Police Chief Job Summary Supervises and directs assigned patrol, traffic, tactical and other personnel in the department who respond to emergency and non-emergency requests and enforce all City ordinances, federal, and state laws. Administrative duties include planning, organizing, directing assigned personnel and conducting all internal affairs investigations. Job Scope Directly supervises six to ten employees. Indirectly responsible for approximately ten to sixty employees. Assists in the development of the budget and makes recommendations for purchases, capital items or additional employees during the annual budget process. Monitors expenditures during the year. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Oversees, directs and reviews the daily operations of the assigned division in the response to emergency and non-emergency requests and the enforcement of all City ordinances and federal and state laws. Meets with the command staff and reviews any areas of concern on a daily basis. Informs the Chief of Police of ongoing activities of the assigned division. Conducts and assigns internal affairs investigations regarding apparent or alleged misconduct by department personnel. Responds to and assists residents with complaints and needs. Monitors the division personnel responses to resident requests to ensure courteous and responsive communication. Oversees the procurement of equipment and coordinates equipment repairs. Monitors and administers the division budget and federal and state grants and submits timely documentation; authorizes expenditures within defined parameters. Coordinates the release of information to the public on the general operation of the department. Submits required reports to reflect the problems, services and activities of the assigned division. Job Class #31-05 Field Operations or Administrative Services Page 2 Reviewed 2/8/2021 Participates in planning, research, and staff studies, as assigned. Acts as department representative in meetings with agencies, task forces, committees and groups. Oversees service maintenance contracts for equipment. Plans special operations. Performs duties of the other Police Captain in his/her absence. Performs duties of Police Chief in his/her absence. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation; and vibration. Employee may be exposed to dangerous situations and blood borne pathogens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice/law enforcement or related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required. Six years in law enforcement including four years minimum experience at the rank of Sergeant or higher required. Iowa Peace Officer Certification required. Weapons qualification and certification required yearly. Civil Service Certification for the rank of Captain required. Must live within 17 miles of the corporate limits of Iowa City, Iowa within one year of appointment to the position. Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Master’s degree in criminal justice/law enforcement or public service management from an Job Class #31-05 Field Operations or Administrative Services Page 3 Reviewed 2/8/2021 educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. Experience at the rank of Lieutenant preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of State and Federal laws, City ordinances, departmental policies, procedures, and goals. Skills in the use of firearms, defense tactics and related law enforcement equipment. Skills in oral and written communication, listening, public relations, and management. Ability to read and interpret ordinances, state laws, reports and updates regarding criminal activity. Ability to complete a variety of written reports and citations which may be used in a court of law. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.