|POLICE CAREER COUNSELOR|
|SEIU Professional Exempt|
|Performs professional and administrative work in the area of career counseling and development. The primary responsibility of this classification is to administer the Career Development Program for sworn police personnel. Duties include but are not limited to counseling police officers regarding career options; analyzing training needs; monitoring progress of officers in the career development program and ensuring proper documentation is maintained and rewards are processed in a timely manner. Work is performed under general supervision and performance is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.|
|Administers the Police Officer Career Development Program in accordance with departmental policies, bargaining agreement and state regulations; monitors the process by verifying and documenting submissions for approval of Review Committee.
Evaluates officers' Career Development status and needs, provides counseling regarding career development options and explains program requirements and procedures to assist them in attaining Master Police Officer status.
Conducts studies to evaluate effectiveness of the Career Development Program and prepares reports outlining findings and recommendations; participates in the design and/or revision of Career Development Program and requirements.
Maintains all Career Development records and ensures program benefits are processed in a timely manner; prepares various statistical reports.
Conducts training sessions on Career Development and related issues as needed consults with and advises managers and officers of career development options.
Participates in development administration of annual budget; prepares annual reports and projections.
Administers civil service tests to police officer applicants.
Writes memos and Career Development summaries to officers about their Career Development progress.
Develops and produces newsletters to communicate Career Development information to officers (using WordPerfect & Desk Top Publishing software).
Schedules and arranges meetings, keeps notes and writes and edits meeting minutes, distributes to members and appropriate management members.
Develops computer databases to automate Career Development records and information and maintains all computer files. Redesigns databases when required.
Corresponds with other organizations on issues related to the Career Development Program.
Performs other related duties as required.
|Knowledge of training and development program design and administration.
Knowledge of counseling and motivational principles and techniques.
Knowledge of statistical analyses and computer applications.
Knowledge of budget development and administration.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of personnel record-keeping practices.
Ability to collect and analyze data and make valid conclusions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, managers, and representatives of outside agencies.
Ability to use WordPerfect, D-Base, and desk top publishing software.
Ability to write clear and concise narrative reports.
Ability to motivate and train others.
Ability to formulate and present recommendations to management.
|Bachelor Degree in Counseling, Psychology, and/or Personnel/Public Administration plus two (2) to three (3) years professional experience in training, counseling, organizational psychology or related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Knowledge of law enforcement operations desired. Must pass police background investigation which includes polygraph examination.
6/3/02 - VCJ
3/05/07- CF- Deleted (employee relations, personnel management) from minimum requirements per Dept. request.