CLASSIFICATION: STATE POLICE EXECUTIVE MAJOR
Class Code: 8403-33 Date Established: 01-06-93
Occupational Code: 3-3-5 Date of Last Revision: 04-07-08
BASIC PURPOSE: To oversee Division of State Police operations, including the administration of all law enforcement field operations and investigations as directed by the Director of State Police.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Oversees Division of State Police operations on behalf of the Director to accomplish goals and unity of purpose.
· Advises departmental administration on existing or potential problems and implements self-generated solutions.
· Coordinates the delegation of supervising authority through the ranks to facilitate efficient management.
· Counsels all levels of law enforcement personnel to resolve personnel problems and dispense remedial action.
· Testifies on behalf of the Division before legislative groups on matters pertaining to public safety.
· Manages the introduction and review of the rules, regulations and procedures in order to correctly administer policy and provide consistent leadership.
· Reviews and recommends promotional candidates to ensure increased managerial quality.
· Prepares and administers the budgetary funds in order to efficiently manage the operational costs and growth of the division.
· Performs all characteristic duties and responsibilities outlined by the class specification for State Police Trooper as mandated by necessity or as assigned.
Skill: Requires skill in evaluating, planning, or integrating analysis of data to formulate current and long-range solutions, strategies, or policies of a specialized or technical nature.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires overall administrative responsibility for achieving agency objectives by directing all aspects of operations management. Errors at this level result in disruption of statewide programs and services as well as long-term adverse impact on agency image and the future success of organizational operations.
Supervision: Requires agency-wide administrative supervision, including the responsibility for developing and evaluating internal personnel policies. This level also involves the administrative management of a program which affects more than one agency, including overseeing the interaction of agency employees or policies to accomplish organizational objectives and goals.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires acting as the official representative of the agency, including explaining and defending current and long-range goals or objectives which directly affect public policy decisions regarding major state programs and services.
Complexity: Requires formulating the combination of overall job functions in order to address highly diverse or novel situations requiring new concepts and imaginative approaches to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Independent Action: Requires administrative decision-making in authorizing and monitoring the implementation of major departmental policies and procedures.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major field of study preferably in criminal justice or the equivalent.
Experience: Eight years of experience as a State Police Trooper. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education. Approved work experience includes full time law enforcement or active duty US military.
License/Certification: Valid New Hampshire driver's license.
1. Must possess police officer certification issued by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training
Council OR be in possession of a police officer certification from a recognized jurisdiction.
2. Service record must be free of any major infractions of divisional discipline for the past seven years.
3. This is a temporary position, appoints by the Director.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of agency rules and regulations governing the Division of State Police. Knowledge of state provisions for emergency situations. Knowledge of the laws of arrest and evidence. Knowledge of state laws relating to the enforcement of criminal and traffic laws. Knowledge of criminal identification techniques and methods to identify and preserve evidence. Knowledge of the principles and methods of crime and traffic accident investigation. Knowledge of probation, parole and court procedures, including court decisions pertaining to law enforcement. Elementary knowledge of criminal behavior. Skill in presenting oral and physical evidence in court. Skill in proper interviewing and interrogating techniques. Skill in making quick, accurate decisions. Skill in the proper use and care of firearms. Skill in conducting investigations and in recognizing, identifying and preserving evidence of crime. Skill in using police communications equipment. Skill in life saving techniques. Ability to perform physically demanding tasks. Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and at high speeds. Ability to learn the use of firearms and other law enforcement equipment. Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and impartiality in relation to others. Ability to make decisions based on common sense and good judgment. Ability to resolve stressful situations. Ability to comprehend and comply with written and oral directions. Ability to comply with and enforce federal, state and local laws. Ability to increase competency through training and instruction. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to take orders and accept supervision. Ability to withstand long periods of uninterrupted work. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state, county and local agencies. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
RECOMMENDED SUPERVISORY WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the principles and practices of police administration. Knowledge of the uses and capabilities of specialized police equipment and instruments. Skill in supervising and instructing subordinate personnel. Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates. Ability to analyze police problems and plan effective course of action. Ability to deal with individuals firmly and tactfully. Ability to lead during emergencies. Ability to analyze statistics and to plan for assignments of personnel. Ability to train subordinate personnel. Ability to organize work units into effective teams.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.