Police Lieutenant

Northern Arizona University

JOB LINK: https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=604571&PostingSeq=1&

EducationBachelor’s Degree
SkillsWriting Skills
Clinical Laboratory Scientist License
Driver’s License
Peace Officer Certification
Supervising Experience
BenefitsDental Insurance
Health Insurance
Paid Time Off
Vision Insurance
Disability Insurance
Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Special Information

***This position is available to current benefit-eligible NAU Police Department employees ONLY.***
Manages, controls and coordinates activities of an assigned law enforcement/public safety section.
Initial testing tentatively scheduled to occur in late October.
Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

This is fifth in a series of five classifications. It is distinguished from Police Sergeants in that the Lieutenant performs more administrative duties and much less field work. Police Sergeants typically report to Police Lieutenants. Police Lieutenants typically report to the Deputy Chief.
Under direction, administers the operation of an assigned law enforcement unit. Manages, controls and coordinates the activities of the daily operation and provides highly complex staff assistance to the Deputy Chief. Work requires considerable judgement in the interpretation and application of rules, regulations, laws, ABOR rules, regulations and laws. Considerable latitude is permitted for independent action within the framework of department policies.
Provides managerial direction and control for the Department and coordinates with other area law enforcement and related agencies to integrate law enforcement and security functions between the University and community.
Ensures that all police and safety operations are conducted in strict compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations, to include the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST), Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), FERPA, CLERY, University and Department policies.
Formulates, recommends and implements policy and procedure related to all functions assigned to the Department.
Formulates programs and plans to maintain Department efficiency and effectiveness. Submits reports or verbally informs supervisor on activities of division and makes recommendations based on analysis of trends or problems.
Participate in the preparation of the budget and assists in budget implementation; manages budget amounts allocated and ensures that all operational activities remain within budget limitations. Participates in forecasting budget needs for the future.
Supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate personnel by reviewing results achieved and ensuring conformance to standards, also by reviewing and examining all documentation and reports generated by staff for completeness, accuracy and to keep apprised of activities.
Responsible for personnel activities such as, discipline, training, counseling and transfers.
Develops and maintains departmental training needs and employee development programs for personnel.
Provides information and instruction to the public and employees to enhance public relations and employee morale. Informs members of the department of changes in regulation and policies, implication of new or amended laws and new techniques of police work.
Performs the duties of a police officer when circumstances require.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Investigates complaints against staff; recommends action to be taken.
Coordinates and supervises special activities or events on campus requiring additional support or with outside law enforcement agencies.
Resolves problems and questions presented by subordinate staff.
NAU is currently engaged in an Organizational Growth and Effectiveness Initiative, which focuses on positioning the University for future success of its operational practices. As a result, some aspects of this position may be subject to change, such as, but not limited to: duties, titles, reporting structure, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Six years of experience as an Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ Post) certified officer which includes one year of supervisory experience; OR,
Bachelor’s degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Public Administration, a social science or related field AND four years experience as an AZ Post certified officer which includes one year of supervisory experience; OR,
Equivalent out-of-state certification; must obtain an AZ Post regular officer certification within six months from date of hire.
Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver’s license upon employment.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of administrative procedures, budget preparation and management practices.
Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
Knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures and applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Skill in applying laws, rules and regulations.
Skill in analyzing complex police problems; identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendation in support of goals.
Skill in analyzing and modifying police service delivery modes to enhance effectiveness while maintaining efficiency.
Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, evaluation staff and maintaining effective working relationships.
Skill in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and impartially.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally including public presentation skills.
Effective writing and editing skills.
The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Proficient skill in the use of firearms.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.

The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website. A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.


The salary range for this position is $74,149 – $96,298

This position’s pay grade is 67. The salary range for this paygrade can be found on the CLS Grade Schedule.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available at http://nau.edu/human-resources/ Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’s BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee’s start date. More information is available at: https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/Eligibility-Enrollment/

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days (https://in.nau.edu/Human-Resources/Required/). If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

Application Deadline

October 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply Now” button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the “Submit” button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://nau.edu/human-resources/ or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


To apply for this job please visit hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu.