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Law Enforcement Highway Patrol Administrator

G55

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the direction of law enforcement operations and activities of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Division of the Department of Public Safety.  This includes performing departmental administrative functions, directing regional patrol operations; and performing technical or specialized staff functions of equivalent complexity.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Directs law enforcement operations and activities of the Highway Patrol; plans, organizes and directs activities of the division or an assigned region.
  • Performs liaison duties with other agencies and departments; coordinates requirements of enforcement matters, special investigations and other activities.
  • Investigates or supervises the investigation of complaints concerning patrol personnel or other personnel matters; makes inspection tours of Highway Patrol units to determine efficiency of operations and compliance with policies and standards.
  • Reviews and analyzes reports and other information concerning field operations; provides assistance on special problems; participates in decisions concerning changes in policies and procedures; issues periodic directives and memoranda to field units and others as needed.
  • Represents the agency or division at various meetings, seminars and conferences.

Level Descriptors

The Law Enforcement Highway Patrol Administrator job family consists of three levels which are distinguished based on the level of responsibility assigned in the direction of various programs or operations of the division.

Level I: Code: G55A Salary Band: NA

At this level employees are assigned responsibilities for performing supervisory duties as prescribed by the Chief of the Highway Patrol.  This may include directing Highway Patrol operations in an assigned region, performing departmental administrative functions as a deputy to the Chief and Assistant Chief of the Patrol, or other comparable duties in assisting in the administration of the Highway Patrol Division.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the purposes, organization, procedures, and regulations of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol; of Oklahoma motor vehicle laws; of pertinent state and federal criminal laws and related court decisions; of modern police methods and procedures; of other law enforcement agencies; and of administrative and supervisory principles and practices.  Ability to perform departmental administrative duties as directed by the Chief of the Patrol; to interpret and apply the various provisions of the Oklahoma motor vehicle laws and pertinent state criminal laws; to gather and organize facts and complete clear and concise reports; to quickly analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action; to speak in public; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of the statutory requirements of Title 47 O.S. Section 2-105F: nine years of experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Division, including two years of experience in any combination as a Highway Patrol Division Officer Level III or lower rank and one of the following: (a) one year of experience in any combination: (1) as Commissioner of Public Safety, (2) as Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety, (3) as Colonel, (b) two (2) years of experience in any combination: (1) as Highway Patrol Manager Level II (Major) or higher rank, or (2) if the experience was prior to the effective date of this act, as Highway Patrol Manager Level II (Captain) or higher rank, or (c) four (4) years of experience in any combination:  (1) as Highway Patrol Manager Level I (Captain) or higher rank, or (2) if the experience is prior to the effective date of this act, as Highway Patrol Manager Level I (Lieutenant) or higher rank.

Level II: Code: G55B Salary Band: NA

At this level responsibilities are assigned for performing administrative and supervisory duties as the Assistant Chief of the Highway Patrol or in a comparable position with responsibility for a major function or program of the Patrol.  In this role, the employee will assist in administering the overall operations of the Patrol or perform other duties as prescribed by the Chief of the Patrol.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of administrative principles and practices; of the principles and practices of law enforcement; of the laws and regulations enforced by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol; and of the techniques of investigation, public relations and report writing.  Ability to perform administrative duties as directed by the Chief of the Patrol; to interpret and apply the various provisions of the Oklahoma motor vehicle laws and pertinent criminal laws; to gather and organize facts and present meaningful reports; to analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action; speak publicly; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one additional year of experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Division.

Level III: Code: G55C Salary Band: NA

At this level, the employee is assigned responsibilities as the administrative head of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and will have overall responsibility for the operations and activities of the Patrol on a statewide basis.  This will include providing direction to all uniformed and non-uniformed personnel of the Highway Patrol Division, establishing policies and procedures concerning division operations, and serving as a member of the Commissioner’s administrative staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of administrative principles and practices; of the principles and practices of law enforcement; of the laws and regulations enforced by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol; and of the techniques of investigation, public relations and report writing.  Ability to plan and direct the activities of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol; to interpret and apply the various provisions of the Oklahoma motor vehicle laws and pertinent state criminal laws; to gather and organize facts, and present meaningful reports; to analyze situations; and to maintain satisfactory and effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of the statutory requirements of Title 47 O.S. Section 2-105F: eleven years of experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Division, including two years of experience in any combination as a Highway Patrol Officer Level III or lower rank and one of the following:  (a) one (1) year of experience in any combination: (1) as Commissioner of Public Safety, (2) as Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety, or (3) as Highway Patrol Administrator Level II (Assistant Chief), or (b) two (2) years of experience in any combination: (1) as Highway Patrol Administrator Level I (Deputy Chief) or higher rank, or (2) if the experience was prior to the effective date of this act, as Highway Patrol Administrator Level I (Major) or higher rank, or (c) four (4) years of experience in any combination: (1) as Highway Patrol Manager Level I (Captain) or higher rank, or (2) if the experience was prior to the effective date of this act, as Highway Patrol Manager Level II (Captain) or higher rank, or (d) six (6) years of experience in any combination: (1) as Highway Patrol Manager Level I (Captain) or higher rank, or (2) if the experience was prior to the effective date of this act, as Highway Patrol Manager Level I (Lieutenant) or higher rank.

Special Requirements

Applicants must possess physical and mental stamina adequate to perform the duties of the position; a willingness to be on call twenty-four hours per day, a willingness to travel frequently and be away from home for extended periods of time; a willingness to accept the physical discomforts and/or dangers inherent in the work.

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