Director Office of Professional Standards Position - Sheriffs Office

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Lake County, Illinois
Director Office of Professional Standards Position - Sheriff's Office
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Job Description
Lake County is seeking a Director for the Office of Professional Standards (OPS). The OPS is the subdivision within the Lake County Sheriff's Office that ensures employee misconduct will not be tolerated. OPS is staffed by a full-time administrator/investigator who will be assisted by other Sheriff's Office members as needed and who conduct criminal and administrative investigations based upon complaints or allegations made against Lake County Sheriff's Office employees.
The Director of the OPS is responsible for operational inspections and monitoring compliance with policies and adherence to general orders, rules, and regulations. This administrator must also give employees the confidence that complaints will be investigated within a reasonable amount of time and that they will be treated fairly. This candidate will be responsible for ensuring that internal investigations and administrative reviews of conduct will be handled in a fair and unbiased manner. These investigations include but are not limited to planning and conducting investigations following investigative procedures or directives. The incumbent will also interview complainants and witnesses and/or subjects related to alleged violations of the State law or Sheriff's Office policies and procedures as well as the writing of final reports containing investigative findings.
Required Skills
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate high integrity and strong moral character.
They will also meet the qualifications and standards as set forth by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, plus have a minimum of ten years full time law enforcement management experience; experience with a CALEA accredited agency is preferred. The candidate is required to possess experience in criminal investigations and administrative reviews of conduct. Experience with federal Title III investigative technique is preferred.
The candidate must have experience in testifying in court and administrative hearings, strong written and verbal communications skills, and a thorough understanding of substance abuse laws.
Required Experience
We are looking for a candidate with strong interviewing and interrogation techniques including the experience in the application of laws governing employee rights and collective bargaining agreements. The candidate should have experience working with and collaborating with prosecutors, a Bachelor (Baccalaureate) degree in business or law enforcement administration or a combination of equivalent experience and education is required; experience in the use of Microsoft Suite and a valid Driver's license.
Lake County Government offers a competitive salary and benefit package, and is committed to being an employer of choice.
Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Location
Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Position Type
Applications will be accepted
Until Filled

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