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DEPUTY SHERIFF CHIEF (CIVIL)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for performing a variety of administrative and managerial functions in the operation of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office An employee in this class provides assistance in coordinating policy and procedures in the areas of civil, personnel, finance, budget, communications and office management. Work is performed with considerable independence implementing and carrying out assigned duties. Assignments are received from the Sheriff or Undersheriff and reviewed through conferences. Supervision is exercised over a number of sworn officers of various ranks, clerical, and support personnel. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Acts as the Duty Commander responsible for all operations as scheduled.
Administers the work activities involved in the daily functioning of civil, personnel, finance, budget offices and communications.
Directs activities of subordinates, formulates policies, procedures and rules.
Manages projects that involve grant administration, budgets, liaison with consultants, procurements, and supervision of project implementation and goals.
Contacts, acts as liaison and coordinates with town and village police agencies, potential funding agencies and state agencies who require coordination of project goals.
Assists the Sheriff’s Office in program development that requires preplanning and coordination with department members and other county agencies.
Assists in developing grant, plans, budgets, procedures and methods for various administrative responsibilities in the department.
Consults and coordinates with the County Attorney's Office on interpretation of the Law, and contracts.
Participates in Sheriff's Department Executive Committee.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement administrative practices and methods.
Thorough knowledge of the New York State Civil Practice Law and Rules, procedures and practices used in the enforcement of Civil Process.
Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of administration, organization, effective management and work process.
Ability to recognize situations of potential liability and avoid them.
Ability to prepare, understand and interpret written material.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious effective working relationships with governmental agencies, officials and the general public.
Ability to qualify with firearms, and pass periodic testing of firearms proficiency skills.
Must maintain physical condition required for field police work as necessary.
A. Graduation with a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees and five (5) years of professional level experience, or its part time equivalent, in a management capacity in the law enforcement or public safety field which included responsibility for program administration; or,
B. Nine (9) years of professional level experience, or its part time equivalent, in a management capacity in the law enforcement or public safety field which included responsibility for program administration.
10/2010 Date Revised