Job Descriptions

The statements contained in the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Title: Marine Division Coordinator
Department: Sheriff Updated: 02/2018
Division: Marine Patrol FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: CANUE Wage Range: $26,074   View compensation structure
POSITION SUMMARY:

To protect and serve the people using the waterways of St. Clair County and to provide a safer boating environment through Education, Enforcement, Environmental Protection, Emergency Response and Port/Border Security.  Provide assistance to local, state, US and Canadian governments in all matters involving watercraft and in the enforcement of the Marine Safety Act, State and local laws and ordinances on the waters of the county.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Coordinate all operations of the Marine Division of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department in accordance with the policies of the county and the department.
  • Administration, training and supervision of all personnel of the Marine Division.  The appointment, hiring, and discharge of said personnel shall be the responsibility of the Sheriff, but Employee shall be responsible to make recommendations regarding same.
  • The development, update and enforcement of rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures of the Marine Division.
  • Preparation and maintenance of all financial records of the Division.
  • Review of all activity reports, incident reports, citations, and all communications and correspondence incidental to the operations of the Division.
  • Coordination of personnel and equipment of the Marine Division with other units within the Sheriff’s Department and with the Director of Emergency Services for St. Clair County.
  • Inspection and certification of all boat rental liveries as required by P.A. 451 of Public Acts of 1994, and Michigan DNR Administrative Rules.
  • Coordination of Marine Division Operations with the respective groups and associations responsible for marine related activities on the waters of St. Clair County. 
  • Coordination of the resources of the Marine Division in response to requests of other law enforcement agencies within the County and neighboring communities, as well as agencies of the United States and Canadian Governments. 
  • Coordinate response to all calls for cold water, near drownings and body recovery dives, and respond personally as necessary.
  • Instruction, training and certification of citizens regarding Marine Safety. 
  • Investigation of accidents, complaints and crimes occurring on county waters.
  • General assistance to the boating public and to vessels in distress.
  • Search, rescue and recovery operations, emergency medical assistance, firefighting.
  • Vessel safety inspections.
  • Patrols of regattas and marine parades.
  • Public education through safe boating classes, water safety programs and a variety of other public presentations.
  • Inspects the work of command staff and other subordinates by personal observation in the field and through written and oral reports.
  • Keep subordinate staff properly and accurately informed on all matters concerning administrative changes in policy and operation, laws, court decisions, policies and police problems.
  • Reviews and analyzes work and crime statistics to ensure efficient allocation of personnel.
  • Promotes good relations and cooperation and exchange of information with various County, city and state agencies and other police departments.
  • Evaluates command staff on their performance, attitudes, morale and leadership abilities.
  • Provide counseling and guidance to subordinates.
  • Personally handles difficult problems that arise.
  • Shows leadership in law enforcement duties.
  • Patrol the County to assist subordinates and insure their compliance with assigned duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Work is performed under the direction of the Sheriff with direct supervision by the Captain and Undersheriff.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, EDUCATION:
  • High school diploma (GED acceptable) supplemented by courses in police administration or specialized training in police science, investigation and legal procedures required.
  • Associate’s degree in law enforcement, criminal justice or closely related field is preferred. 
  • An equivalent combination of relevant professional work experience supplemented by technical training, college coursework and/or certification may substitute for education requirement.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in police work including demonstrated experience at a command level required. 

·         Ability to obtain accurate information from clients through an interview process.

·         Make recommendations to management concerning personnel matters.

·         Provide employees with training and guidance in handling difficult or complex problems or in resolving escalated complaints or disputes.

·         Reasonable knowledge of the geography of the County and local waterways. 

·         Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations, and act quickly and calmly in emergencies.

·         Good knowledge of the modern methods and practices of criminal investigation and identification.

·         Ability to command the respect of officers and to assign, direct and supervise their work.

·         Considerable knowledge of boat handling.

·         Manage and direct departmental operations, including budgeting, strategic planning. Knowledge of and interpret applicable federal, state and local regulations. Develop, apply and explain department and County procedure and policies. Plan and coordinate work staff activities, prioritize, instruct, set deadlines, objectives, measure success, and make recommendations and resolve issues. Methods of research, planning, conducting and implementing major studies or projects. Design and recommend new forms, reports or procedures. Ability to understand and work in complex data processing system, analyze data and exercise sound financial judgement. Analyze administrative problems, evaluate alternatives and implement sound solutions. Prepare and present reports, speeches or training programs to groups. Provide training and guidance in handling difficult or complex problems or resolving escalated complaints or disputes. Work independently with limited direct supervision. Coordinate activities with other departments.              

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgement and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.             

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.        

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.          

 

ESSENTIAL ABILITIES FOR ALL ST. CLAIR COUNTY JOB CLASSIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                
  • Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              
  • Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     
  • Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgement.                                                                      
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     
  • Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.
  • Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                             
  • Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Prior to starting employment, and as a condition of continued employment, must demonstrate:

·         Physical fitness as determined by a swim test, physical agility test and an evaluation by a licensed health care professional which demonstrates that the candidate is free from any physical defects or chronic diseases which may impair the performance of the essential job functions of a Marine Patrol Officer or which might endanger the lives of others or the Marine Patrol Officer. 

·         Good moral character as determined by a favorable comprehensive background investigation.  The background investigation is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, credit check, school and employment records, home environment, personal traits, integrity and professional and personal references.  A satisfactory background check is defined as the absence of a criminal history record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant’s or employee’s suitability to perform the require duties and responsibilities of the position. 

  • Mental fitness as determined by an evaluation by a licensed health care professional which demonstrates that the candidate is free from mental or emotional instabilities which shall mean free from any mental or emotional instabilities which may impair the performance of the essential job functions of a Marine Patrol Officer or which might endanger the lives of others or the Marine Patrol Officer.

 

 

Throughout employment, and as a condition of continued employment, must demonstrate:

      Possession of a valid State of Michigan Operator’s License and maintains eligibility to drive as per the County’s driving policy and the Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures.

      Proficiency with firearms and the ability to qualify with said weapon annually. 

      Possession of a valid CPR, first aid and AED certification, or successfully complete the training within ninety (90) days of employment in the position.

      Possess and maintain certification as a boating safety instructor.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

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 with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel.

·         Reach with hands and arms.

·         Stand, walk and run for significant periods of time on varying terrains.

·         Climb stairs.

·         See details in color, at close range and at a distance.

·         Lift, move, push, pull or carry objects and equipment weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.

·         Good physical condition which will mean the fitness to be able to pursue, apprehend, and the ability to exert the force necessary to subdue and control individuals who require physical intervention.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment such as but not limited to: duty weapon, Taser, handcuffs.

·         Department operates on a seven (7) day per week, twenty-four (24) hour per day schedule. This position may require irregular hours and work schedules will include nights, weekends, holidays and unanticipated overtime. 

·         This position involves contact with people harboring potentially communicable diseases and is frequently at risk to exposure from bodily fluids.  Tasks require the use of Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves and hand sanitizer.

·         The noise level in the work environment is moderate with many interruptions.

·         Work involves an element of risk.

·         Position may occasionally work in an office setting; frequently works in an outdoor environment with exposure to weather-related heat and cold, rain, wind and varying weather conditions.

 

 

Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

 

It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.

 



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