City of Farmington
  • 09-Feb-2018 to 26-Feb-2018 (MST)
  • Admin-Police
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 83,134.68 - 126,720.83
  • Salary
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits





DEPARTMENT:   Police/Operations

WORK LOCATION:   Farmington Police Department

PAY CLASS: R   - Exempt

HIRING RANGE: $83,134.68 - $126,720.83/Annually           



TYPE OF POSITION:   Regular, Full-Time

POSITION CLOSES: Monday, February 26, 2018



Performs a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and professional public safety assistance work in analyzing, planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the Police Department.

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Police Chief.

In the absence of the Chief of Police, takes command of all aspects of the Department, its operations, and its personnel in a manner consistent with the Mission Statement of the Farmington Police Department and its written policies and procedures, as well as with the Administrative Rules and Ordinances of the City of Farmington.

Embodies and models strict adherence to professional standards of conduct.

Ensures that adherence to the mission statement of the Farmington Police Department is maintained by departmental employees, policies, procedures, processes, and practices.  In addition, facilitates, safeguards, and enhances the professional reputation of the Farmington Police Department within the community, the state, civic organizations, educational organizations, and other law enforcement agencies.

Exercises direct supervision over Captains, Lieutenants, Civilian Operations Supervisor, Computer Specialist, Police Business Analyst, Accreditation Manager, Professional Standards functions, Administrative and Executive Assistants, Public Information Officer, and over various Divisions, Units, and Special Operations functions throughout the Department. 

Exercises supervision over others through subordinate supervisors and the traditional principles of the police chain of command structure.  Evaluates subordinate's performance.  Reviews recommendations for hiring and discipline in assigned areas.  Conducts internal investigations as assigned.

In support of the Department's Mission Statement, assists in the planning, coordination, supervision and evaluation of police operations, administration, community outreach, community relations, interagency relationships and operations, intra-governmental relationships and operations, outreach efforts for immediate family members of department employees.

In order to better carry out the policies and goals of the police chief, city management and city council, plans and implements programs and goals for the efficient operation and management of the Department.  Reviews, analyzes, researches, evaluates, and audits department performance and effectiveness to ensure consistency with the Mission Statement of the Farmington Police Department and the City of Farmington; maintains adherence to industry best practices as well as with CALEA Accreditation standards.  Formulates, develops, and implements allocations, processes, programs, or policies to alleviate identified deficiencies.

Frequently initiates, monitors, manages, and participates in, the Strategic Planning process of the Farmington Police Department.  Maintains sufficient familiarity with emerging law enforcement trends, technologies, and legal changes so as to provide meaningful, articulate, and contemporary direction to the Department's strategic planning functions.  Ensures timely and meaningful progress is accomplished toward the identified goals, objectives, and stratagems of the Department's Strategic Plan, according to the schedules identified therein.

Supervises and coordinates the preparation and presentation of assigned portions of the annual budget for the Department; directs the implementation of the department's budget in assigned areas; plans for and reviews specifications for new or replaced infrastructure, equipment, and technology in order to maintain the operational efficiency and readiness of the department and its services.

Directs the development and maintenance of programs, processes, systems, records, and documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control and documentation of police department functions.

Trains, develops, and mentors Department personnel.  Develops and maintains effective succession planning mechanisms and processes by which to maintain operational and administrative efficiency.  Ensures that the Department is prepared for the efficient succession of key departmental personnel through the development, mentorship, coaching, counseling, and advisement of department personnel, so as to mitigate the adverse impacts of both routine and unexpected attrition or departure of personnel, and the key skills and experience which they possess.  Develops, implements, and maintains employee wellness programs, processes, and policies.

In furtherance of the Department's Mission Statement, Values, Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, and Oath of Office, maintains Departmental discipline and adherence to standards of conduct and general behavior, handles personnel grievances, assists, advises, and coordinates the legal representation of the department in civil, criminal, and employment litigation processes, and protects and enhances the Department's professional reputation.

Reviews all work incident reports on injury and coordinates interrogatories on workman's compensation claims.  While recognizing that some functions of law enforcement are inherently dangerous and that such dangers are difficult or impossible to eliminate, ensures that, to the extent possible, unsafe practices, conditions, and environments are identified, eliminated or mitigated and that Department personnel are provided adequate training and knowledge in the safe performance of their duties at their work stations or assigned areas.

Prepares and submits periodic or specialized reports regarding the department's activities to the City Manager, City Council, City Attorney, Police Chief, Deputy Chief, Command Staff, Department Administration, and other stakeholders in the operations of the City of Farmington or the Farmington Police Department.  Prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate or assigned.

Meets with elected or appointed officials, other law enforcement officials, community and business representatives and the public on all aspects of the Department's activities; represents the City and the Police Department in a variety of local, county, state and other meetings.

Serves as a departmental liaison with the media; prepares news releases; maintains the City's interests in the Police Department's professional reputation with the media. 

Serves as departmental liaison with the City's Legal office and associated contract attorneys, the District Attorney's office, and Municipal Court, and represents the Police Department's interests and objectives therewith.

Reviews court dispositions and tort claims to maintain the department's interests.

Develops new approaches to investigate problems, streamline departmental operations and processes, and increase efficiency in all aspects of the department's responsibilities.

Attends conferences, trainings and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field.

Represents the City and the Farmington Police Department in a variety of local, county, state, federal venues, locales, business meetings, political forums, and public gatherings.

Researches, monitors, and investigates changes in the policing profession, the philosophies of community policing, the efficient delivery of police services, applicable technology advancements, legislative enactments, state and federal case law, and societal trends and expectations in order to enhance the Department's capacity to meet its Mission Statement. 

Develops and implements programs, processes, and policies to ensure the Department meets current, relevant industry best practices.  Monitors and ensures the Department's officers, employees, policies, and practices are consistent and current with changing developments in technology, legislative enactments, current case law opinions, and judicial rulings.

Cultivates and maintains a network of industry experts, professionals, and peers by which to facilitate the timely acquisition and sharing of information relevant to the police department and its employees.

Where appropriate, cooperates with and assists, local, County, State, and Federal law enforcement officers where activities of the police department are involved.

Conducts periodic performance evaluations and planning sessions for assigned personnel. Consistently and equitably counsels, coaches, and implements appropriate progressive disciplinary processes with assigned personnel regarding job performance and disciplinary matters.  Develops, implements, and monitors employee remediation or rehabilitation efforts, programs, or processes as a function of employee performance, discipline, and evaluation.  Records, documents, and compiles data, information, statistics, and observations of employee performance, remedial efforts, and disciplinary actions.

Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies, potential emergent threats, or for events or incidents of import to the professional reputation of the Farmington Police Department. 

In times of emergency or during the depleted availability of appropriate personnel, may be called upon to perform the duties of any subordinate.

Develops, facilitates, and maintains communication between police administration and line-level subordinates.

Develops, oversees, or assists with promotional processes and functions.  Ensures the absence of discriminatory practices in employment processes, practices, assignments, promotions, and disciplinary actions. 

Prepares research, reports, grant applications, and public statements in furtherance of the department's needs, goals, and objectives.

Assists the police chief in ensuring that laws and ordinances are enforced and that public peace and safety are maintained.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.


Schedules and conducts meetings.

Performs the duties of subordinate personnel as needed.

Analyzes and recommends improvements to equipment and facilities, as needed.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy which includes:  pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor's degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field, and at least four (4) years of experience in a police command staff and management environment in an agency of comparable size and complexity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Master's Degree in a related field preferred.  Graduation from, or completion of, advanced police management training regimens, such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command, SPI Administrative Officers Course, or the Command Officers Development Course, or similar police executive management courses, is preferred.

Graduation from a basic law enforcement academy and police certification in the State of New Mexico.

Ability to read, understand, interpret, and implement Statutes, Ordinances, department policies, procedures, Codes of Conduct, Code of Ethics, and the Oath of Office.

Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment and the ability to keep that knowledge current; thorough knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations and the ability to keep that knowledge current;

Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel; ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; ability to give verbal and written instructions; ability to meet the special requirements listed below;

Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid New Mexico Driver's License without undue record of suspension or revocation in any state;

Ability to meet Department's physical standards.


Must demonstrate skill and thorough knowledge in the use of the following: police car, police radio, handgun and other weapons as required, baton, handcuffs, first aid equipment, computer devices applicable to police operations, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, and the use of confidential police databases.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully   perform the essential functions of this job. 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 frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is   occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools listed above;          reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while          performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with    disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed most frequently in a normal office setting.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions, or near         moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.

As with all sworn law enforcement positions, the circumstances in which the employee will be expected to perform his or her job responsibilities may be dynamic, rapidly changing, and uncertain with elements of hazard and danger          that by other means are generally not preventable.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderately noisy in the field.


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