The Village is
seeking a progressive, highly collaborative leader with strong administrative
skills to serve in the position of Police Commander of the Criminal
Investigation Division. This experienced leader will be required to perform
supervisory, management and technical police work in leading the Criminal
Investigation division of the Schaumburg Police Department. Duties include
managing planning, supervising, and reviewing the activities of the Division and
overseeing complex investigations. This position is a leadership role and work
provides considerable latitude for exercising independent judgment within limits
of his/her assignments. This individual must have significant experience in
leading police investigation units. Subordinates will investigate a wide variety
of crimes, which include gathering evidence, interviewing and or interrogating
and locating witnesses, investigating the scent of the crime, writing a report
of findings, and
presenting cases to
grand juries and courts. The Commander is accountable for the efficiency and
professionalism of the investigation division and participating in the overall
management of the division's operation. The Commander will serve as an integral
member of the Schaumburg Police Departmentís Senior Leadership Team. The
Commander may serve as Acting Deputy Chief or Acting Chief of Police when
directed by the Chief of Police.
Manage a command of
the police department and is responsible for recommending as well as
implementing management policies for that command.
Participate in the
development, preparation, and management of the departmentís annual budget;
manage funds allocated to his/her command including expenditures, overtime
management and annual review.
Be directly involved
in strategic planning and policy development.
Coordinate the daily
activities of the command through subordinate supervisors.
Establish and maintain
proper staffing levels, and if necessary, research and prepare manpower
Participate in the
development and implementation of departmental and individual command goals.
Will submit requests
for disciplinary action for personnel under his/her command.
village committee meetings and community meetings as required.
Serve as a member of
the police department command staff.
Plan and review his or
her commandís projects and work assignments.
Review and sign
reports to ensure completeness and accuracy.
commandís training needs and monitor career development and training for
subordinates comply with policy and procedures, rules and regulations,
established by the village and police department, including receiving and
handling complaints from village residents and follow up to ensure that the
proper action was taken.
inspections and improvements.
Review and approve
performance appraisals for personnel under his/her command.
Receive and respond to
grievances submitted by existing labor organizations representing employees
from the police department.
Study needs, collect
data, conduct research and submit completed reports (and/or written
directives) with recommendations to the Chief of Police.
memorandums, and letters as needed.
Performs other tasks
and duties as assigned.
Participate in job
witnesses, and offenders on legal procedures.
management training, and participate in the collective bargaining process as
May be asked to
liaison with the Director of Human Resources.
Exposure to all and
extreme weather conditions.
Exposure to varying
light conditions: all and extreme lighting conditions, daylight and night
light, with and without artificial light available, indoors and outdoors.
Exposure to fire,
smoke, chemical leaks and spills: in close proximity, as necessary to provide
Exposure to personal
danger, including but not limited to armed and/or dangerous persons/animals;
persons and/or articles having contagious or communicable diseases; hazards
associated with natural and man-made disasters; the use and operation of
electrical or microwave powered equipment, and hazards associated with
emergency driving, vehicular surveillance, traffic control, and working in and
Walk up and down
flights of stairs/ladders, sit or stand for long periods of time.
periods of concentration such as proof reading, figure work, and reading
various law enforcement materials.
Read and write.
and apply applicable Federal and State statutes, local ordinances, court
decisions, and department and Village rules and policies.
Understand and respond
quickly, calmly, decisively, and accurately to written and oral directions,
instructions, inquiries, and requests in all situations.
Work independently or
as a team member effectively within the guidelines of standard operating
procedures, department rules and regulations, and within the scope of
authority for the position.
intra and interagency communications.
Develop and utilize
firmly, courteously, tactfully, and impartially.
clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
confidentiality in the performance of duties.
Learn, display, and
maintain all skills, knowledge, and abilities for performance of all duties
and responsibilities, as established by the Chief of Police.
criticism in a mature fashion.
communicate and interact positively with fellow employees and citizens.
Recognize and tolerate
Bachelor's Degree from
an accredited college or university in law enforcement, management or related
Five (5) years
responsible supervisory experience with preferably ten (10) years of law
enforcement related experience in a law enforcement agency.
Possess a valid
driverís license and obtain a valid Illinois state driverís license by the
in Microsoft Word and knowledge of or ability to become proficient in Excel,
and any other software that may be necessary to perform in this position.
Knowledge of the
principles and practices of modern police administration.
Knowledge of the rules
and regulations of the department.
Knowledge of police
records and their use in the solution of police problems.
budgetary, personnel, and general administrative principles and practices.
Knowledge of the
standards by which the quality of police service is evaluated.
Ability to command
respect of members of the department and direct, manage and supervise their
Ability to establish
and maintain working relations with the community as a whole.
Ability to prepare and
supervise the preparation of clear, accurate, and
comprehensive reports and
REQUIREMENTS FOR SWORN EMPLOYEES:
The Police Commander
must have the same ability to perform the full range of duties of a commissioned
police officer. The employee may encounter emergency situations that require
rapid evacuation of an area in order to avoid personal injury or to provide
assistance to another individual, and must therefore have the physical ability
to walk and run. He/she must have the dexterity to manipulate standard police
related equipment. The employee must have the ability to conduct coherent voice
communication in person as well as via portable radio and telephone.
Ability to operate a
motor vehicle, two-way radio (including from field situations), and to
effectively operate radar equipment, breathalyzer, etc.
Ability to read,
understand and interpret ordinances, laws, and other operating procedures and
to communicate orally and in writing.
Overall stamina and
ability to perform moderate to strenuous physical activity.
Vision sufficient to
perform all duties (corrective lenses may be utilized).
Ability to hear alarms and audibly
identify the presence of a danger or hazard.
Maintain all skills required to
meet state law enforcement certification.
The Village of
Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package to include:
Section 125 cafeteria
plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and
dependent care flexible spending accounts, the retirement plan through the
Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund or through the Police Pension Fund, (uniform
allowance if sworn) paid holidays, paid vacation, and sick leave.
process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability
assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or
verifications. Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal
history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and
The Village of
Schaumburg is an equal opportunity employer.