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JC50 - Law Enforcement Officer V

Band 8  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Plans, organizes and directs statewide activities for the enforcement of traffic, hunting, fishing, boating and alcoholic beverage control laws.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the classification for senior law enforcement personnel responsible for directing highway patrol, natural resources enforcement and alcoholic beverage control activities.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Plans, coordinates and directs administrative activities and/or field operations.
Explains orders, messages and decisions to law enforcement personnel; advises personnel of changes in laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
Selects, supervises and evaluates law enforcement personnel.
Drafts orders, policies and procedures.
Coordinates internal investigations of employees accused of wrongdoing.
Makes inspection visits to field offices.
Monitors expenditures and ensures proper utilization of personnel and resources.
Develops strategic plans and long-range projections for personnel, equipment and facilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of proper law enforcement officer behavior and role.
Knowledge of modern law enforcement techniques and procedures.
Knowledge of how to collect and preserve evidence.
Knowledge of the legal rights of both suspects and law enforcement personnel.
Knowledge of the laws one is responsible for enforcing.
Knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of other law enforcement agencies.
Knowledge of personnel and fiscal practices in state government.
Skill in the operation of law enforcement vehicles, weapons and communications equipment.
Ability to correctly evaluate situations and make good decisions.
Ability to effectively interview witnesses and suspects.
Ability to represent the agency effectively in dealings with the public.
Ability to read and comprehend written materials.
Ability to write clearly and effectively.
Ability to plan, organize and review work activities.
Ability to lead, guide, train, advise and assist subordinates in a manner conducive to high professional standards, full performance and good morale.
Ability to build and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships among agency employees and other law enforcement organizations to ensure an integrated and cooperative law enforcement effort.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Certification by the Department of Public Safety in accordance with § 23-6-430 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A bachelor's degree and experience supervising law enforcement personnel at a public law enforcement agency.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A bachelor's degree and five years experience supervising law enforcement personnel at a public law enforcement agency, including four years of supervisory experience at the lieutenant of higher rank. Certification by the Department of Public Safety, in accordance with Section 23-6-430 of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time. (Continuous)
Ability to lift materials up to 50 lbs. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift, drag, pull persons to safety, weighing up to 300 lbs., assisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to hear and recognize various alarms, verbal summons and other sounds within noisy background areas. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision in both eyes, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to climb stairs to the top floor of any building within the institutions. (Infrequent)
Olfactory sense must be intact in order to smell unusual odors. (Continuous)
Ability to carry heavy objects, i.e. persons, a distance of 15 to 20 feet in emergency situations. (Infrequent)
Ability to engage in physical confrontations with suspected offenders. (Infrequent)
Ability to run for extended distances. (Infrequent)
Ability to sit/drive a patrol vehicle for extended periods. (Continuous)
Ability to ride a bicycle for extended periods. (Continuous)
Ability to kneel. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend. (Frequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work are heights at maximum height of builidings within institution boundaries. (Frequent)
Abilityl to sit, for extended periods, while operating a patrol vehicle. (Continuous)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work overtime as required.


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