Employment Opportunity – Police Captain


Posting date: May 16, 2017- May 30, 2017

The Town of Nashville is accepting applications for Police Captain. An employee in this class performs administrative and law enforcement work in the protection of life and property in the town.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Captain is responsible for planning, directing, and supervising the operations of the department; coordinating staff scheduling, requesting uniforms and other supplies for the department; handling citizen concerns and issues; supervising and participating in the patrol and investigations work; performing crime prevention, and other administrative work. Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness, and decisiveness.  Working in succinct collaboration with the Police Chief, the Captain assumes oversight for the management of sworn and civilian personnel positions in the police department.  The employee is subject to hazards associated with law enforcement including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme cold and hot weather, and exposure to various hazards such as atmospheric conditions, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation, noise, vibration, and physical conditions.  Employee is subject to final OSHA Standards on blood borne pathogens.  An employee in this position is designated as an essential employee and is subject to on-call and call-back work.  Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from the Police Chief.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Police Chief and is evaluated through observation, discussion, and review of reports.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of physical, economic and social characteristics of the Town; Considerable knowledge of modern law enforcement techniques, principles, and procedures; Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances pertaining to law enforcement operations and related court decisions; Considerable knowledge of North Carolina criminal justice and court systems, procedures, and protocols; Considerable knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods, equipment, and criminal justice records management; Considerable knowledge of investigative and interrogative procedures, techniques, and protocol for observation and memorization of critical details; Considerable knowledge of supervisory functions and skills involving motivation, communication, performance coaching and evaluation, and conflict resolution; Working knowledge of the application of information technology to law enforcement functions; Thorough knowledge of the organization’s standard operating procedures and town policies; Working knowledge of the organization’s personnel policies and personnel administration; Skill in the use and care of firearms and other law enforcement equipment and in the application of self-defense tactics; Skill in conflict resolution principles and practices; Ability to independently perform complex and sensitive investigative assignments and to apply sound investigative principles to difficult cases; Ability to evaluate a situation, make independent and effective decisions, and take appropriate action under conditions of high stress and physical and emotional fatigue; Ability to make effective public and educational presentations; Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and produce written business documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar; Ability to analyze complex law enforcement and security issues and develop solutions; Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms, and to present effectively in court testimony; Ability to operate a computer and demonstrate proficiency in widely used and contemporary computer based applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, citizens and community leaders, the general public, and representatives of other law enforcement agencies on the municipal, regional, county, state, and federal levels, and private agencies.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and perform repetitive motions; Must be able to perform medium work exerting 50 pounds of force occasionally, and 25 pounds of force frequently and 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Must possess the visual acuity to perform extensive reading and perform administrative, computer and measurement work, and to operate a vehicle.

Desirable Education and Experience:

Graduation from a community college with a degree in criminal justice, supplemented by law enforcement and supervisory training; ten (10) years of law enforcement experience with at least five (5) years progressive supervisory or management experience in law enforcement; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license and completion of the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers.

Salary and Benefits

Hiring Rate: $40,685

Salary Range: $42,719 – $61,028 annually

Benefits: Employer paid Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; 401k and State Retirement; Paid holiday, vacation and sick leave. This is an exempt position under FLSA.

Applications can be downloaded at www.townofnashville.com and are also available at Town Hall, 499 S. Barnes Street, Nashville, NC 27856. A full job description is available by contacting Human Resources. Applications must be completed in full and received in Human Resources by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Applications may be mailed to:

Town of Nashville Human Resources Department

PO Box 987

Nashville, NC 27856

Or submitted via:

Email: lou.bunch@townofnashvillenc.gov

Fax: 252-459-8926

In person: Nashville Town Hall, 499 S. Barnes Street, Nashville, NC

The candidate(s) selected for hire will be subject to a background check and substance abuse screening. The Town of Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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