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Bureau Administration, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice Series

Bureau Administration, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice Series

California State Personnel Board Specification

Series established January 23, 1974

Scope

This series specification describes three classes used by the Department of Justice to plan, organize, direct and administer the work of the major program areas of the Department's Division of Law Enforcement.

 

Bureau Administration, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice Series Specification - Class Titles and Codes
Schem Code Class Code Class
VD15 8681 Assistant Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice
VD16 8680 Assistant Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice (Non-Peace Officer)
VD10 8682 Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice (abolished 01/01/2017 per Pay Letter 17-04)

Definition of Series

Incumbents in this series are typically law enforcement subject-matter generalists who have considerable knowledge of the programs and policies of the Division of Law Enforcement of the Department of Justice, and who have demonstrated possession of managerial skills. Assignments are to one of the major program areas of the Division of Law Enforcement, such as identification, criminal statistics, narcotic enforcement, investigations, or technical services with emphasis given to demonstrated ability to manage and administer these specific law enforcement programs. Positions typically plan, organize, direct, and administer the work of a professional staff such as Special Agents, Criminalists, Crime Studies Analysts, and Department of Justice Administrators engaged in performing complex duties in a major program area of the Division of Law Enforcement. Incumbents may also be assigned responsibility for direction of local law enforcement activities, and do other related work.

Entry Levels

Entry into this series is typically through law enforcement related classes in State service that provide experience in resolving complex managerial problems in law enforcement program areas listed above by utilizing a wide variety of management tools and techniques.

Factors Affecting Position Allocation

The complexity, scope, and organization of program responsibility, independence of action and level of decision-making authority, impact of decisions on statewide programs, degree of administrative and supervisory responsibilities, and responsibility for assisting in program and policy formulation and implementation are allocation factors. Allocations to classes in this series are confined to the most complex program areas within the Division of Law Enforcement.

Definition of Levels

Assistant Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice

Assistant Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice (Non-Peace Officer)

This level in the series is responsible for assisting a Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice, in the planning, organization, direction, and administration of a major program area of the Division of Law Enforcement. Incumbents are involved in a wide range of administrative and managerial duties of program implementation, such as the review of major projects within the Bureau, formulation of Bureau training programs, representing the Department before the general public and other law enforcement agencies, and acting for the Bureau Chief in his/her absence. Incumbents may be ordered by the Attorney General to assume responsibility for direction of local law enforcement activities in the event of a regional or statewide emergency.

Assistant Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice

Incumbents in this class perform peace officer duties and responsibilities in the accomplishment of their assignments in accordance with the California Penal Code, Section 830.1(b), and Government Code, Section 20398.

Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice

This level in the series is responsible for the planning, organization, direction, and administration of a major program area of the Division of Law Enforcement. Incumbents work under the administrative direction of an Assistant Director, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice, CEA, and exercise considerable independence in conducting the programs and policies of their assigned program area. Incumbents represent the Department before the general public and other law enforcement agencies, and may act for an Assistant Director in his/her absence. Incumbents may be ordered by the Attorney General to assume responsibility for direction of local law enforcement activities in the event of a regional or statewide emergency.

Minimum Qualifications

Assistant Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice

Assistant Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice (Non-Peace Officer)

Either I

 

1. One year of experience in the Department of Justice, performing law enforcement related duties in a line or staff capacity comparable in level to those of a Department of Justice Administrator II. or

 

2. Two years of experience in the Department of Justice performing law enforcement related duties in a line or staff capacity comparable in level to those of a Department of Justice Administrator I.

Or II

 

Experience: Five years of supervisory experience in a law enforcement agency. At least two years must have been in a supervisory position which included administrative responsibilities, such as budgeting, management analysis, personnel, statistical analysis, or research in an identification, criminal statistics, narcotic enforcement, investigations, or technical services program area. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must include at least one year performing law enforcement related duties in a line or staff capacity comparable in level to those of a Department of Justice Administrator II or two years performing law enforcement related duties in a line or staff capacity comparable in level to those of a Department of Justice Administrator II or two years performing law enforcement related duties in a line or staff capacity comparable in level to those of a Department of Justice Administrator�I. (Possession of a graduate degree in public administration, business administration, law, political science, or related areas may be substituted for one year of required experience.) and

 

Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice

Either I

 

1. One year of experience in the Department of Justice performing law enforcement related duties in a line or staff capacity comparable in level to those of a Department of Justice Administrator III. or

 

2. Two years of experience in the Department of Justice performing law enforcement related duties in a line or staff capacity comparable in level to those of a Department of Justice Administrator II.

Or II

 

Experience: Broad and extensive (more than five years) supervisory experience in a law enforcement agency. At least three years must have been in a supervisory position which included administrative responsibilities such as budgeting, management analysis, personnel, statistical analysis or research in an identification, criminal statistics, narcotic enforcement, investigations, or technical services program area. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must include at least one year performing law enforcement related duties in a line or staff capacity comparable in level to those of a Department of Justice Administrator II.) (Possession of a graduate degree in public administration, business administration, law, political science, or related areas may be substituted for one year of the required experience.) and

 

Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

All Levels:

Knowledge of: Programs, policies, and procedures of the Division of Law Enforcement of the Department of Justice in such areas as identification, criminal statistics, narcotic enforcement, investigations, and technical services; the criminal justice system and governmental functions and organization; administrative survey principles, including management control systems relating to governmental operations; principles of public administration, personnel management, and effective supervision; principles of organization, administration, and management; research techniques, and statistical principles and procedures; and a manager's/supervisor's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

 

Ability to: Administer and manage a major law enforcement program area of the Division of Law Enforcement of the Department of Justice; analyze and evaluate complex administrative problems; appear before public and private groups to explain departmental objectives, programs, and fiscal and general administrative matters and secure the cooperation and assistance of such groups; organize and direct the work of others; develop and install new administrative methods and procedures; analyze data; communicate effectively; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; act independently with open-mindedness, flexibility and tact; and effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

Peace Officer Standards

Assistant Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice

Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice

Citizenship Requirement: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031(a), in order to be a peace officer, a person must either be a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for U. S. Citizenship. Any permanent resident alien who is employed as a peace officer shall be disqualified from holding that position if his/her application for citizenship is denied.

 

Felony Disqualification: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1029, persons convicted of a felony are disqualified from employment as peace officers except as provided under Welfare and Institutions Code, Division 2, Chapter 3, Article 8, Section 1179(b), or Division 2.5, Chapter 1, Article 4, Section 1772(b). Except as provided for by these statutes, persons convicted of a felony are not eligible to compete for, or be appointed to, positions in these classes.

 

Firearm Conviction Disqualification: Anyone who is restricted for employment-related purposes from accessing, possessing, carrying, receiving, or having under his/her control a firearm or ammunition under all applicable State or Federal laws is ineligible for appointment to any position in these classifications.

 

Firearms Requirement: Persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence as defined in the amended Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 are disqualified from appointment to these classes.

 

Background Investigation: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031, persons successful in peace officer examinations shall be required to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.

 

Medical Requirement: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031, persons appointed to a peace officer class shall undergo a medical examination to determine that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job safely and effectively.

 

Psychological Requirement: Pursuant to POST Regulations 1002(a)(7)requires psychological screening of applicants for peace officer classifications.

 

Training Requirements: Under provisions of Penal Code Section 832, successful completion of training is required for peace officer status in these classifications.

Class History

Bureau Administration, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice Series History - Dates Established, Revised, and Title Changed
Class Date Established Date Revised Title Changed
Assistant Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice 01/23/1974 11/30/2007 --
Assistant Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice (Non-Peace Officer) 11/30/2007 -- --
Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice (abolished 01/01/2017 per Pay Letter 17-04) 01/23/1974 11/30/2007 --
  Updated: 3/28/2017
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