Lowell Police Lieutenant Sole Assessment Center
November 11, 2020
November 18, 2020
To Be Determined
Individuals placed on the resulting eligible list shall be eligible for certification from such list for such period as the administrator shall determine, but in any event not to exceed two years, unless otherwise outlined in Chapter 31, § 25 or the Human Resources Division's revocation policy.
To be eligible for this examination you must: (1) be an employee in the police department for which the examination is given with permanent civil service status in the specified eligible title(s) by the date of the examination; and (2) have served in the force at least one year since you were appointed in the eligible title regardless of whether the certification resulted in your appointment to the eligible title(s). The eligible list establishment date is not the same as certified date. The certified date is when your name was first reachable on a certification for a promotional vacancy. A combination of temporary and permanent service can be applied towards meeting this 12 month requirement. Time spent working in the title of Police Lieutenant will not interrupt the service period in your permanent position.
The Sole Assessment Center will be 100% of the final score.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
The Lieutenant is responsible for the supervision and control of all sworn and non-sworn department members under their command. The Lieutenant rank occupies the third level of supervision in the department and the Lieutenant can be assigned as Officer-in-Charge of various law enforcement and administrative functions. The functions are broken down into Shift Supervisor, Operational Support, Internal Affairs, Criminal Investigation, Special Investigation, and Family Services.
General Responsibilities and Duties*
Under operational and administrative direction, the Lieutenant shall plan, direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the activities and operations of an assigned service area within the Lowell Police Department.
Coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies.
Provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to higher ranks as assigned.
Be responsible for the proficiency, conduct, appearance, discipline, and strict attention to duty of Officers and supervisors under their command and supervision.
Perform any other various functions related to their position as determined by the Deputy Superintendent of Operations, Deputy Superintendent of Support Services, or the Superintendent of Police.
- The duties and responsibilities listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position. For a complete list, please contact the Lowell Police Department.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
All applications must be received by November 11, 2020 or your application will not be accepted. Once your application is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this confirmation, your application has not been received and you will need to submit the application again.
Credit for In-Title Experience:
Pursuant to the provisions of MGL Ch. 31, Section 22, individuals may apply to receive credit for employment or experience in the position title of Police Lieutenant. Credit will only be accepted if time worked is in a permanent, provisional, or temporary after certification status. If you believe you are eligible for this credit, you must claim this credit in the application. All claims must be verified by supporting documentation, which must provide specific details of any experience you have in the position title of Police Lieutenant, including dates of service and, if part time, total number of hours worked. The supporting documentation must be on original letterhead with a signature from the appointing authority where the experience occurred or on the Employment Verification Form for Sole Assessment Center. Please note, credit for employment or experience is applicable only to individuals who achieve a passing score on the Assessment Center, and cannot be added to a failing examination score. Supporting documentation needs to be submitted within seven days after the Assessment Center date by email to email@example.com or attached to your application.
Statutory Preference Points:
Upon submission of written proof, two points will be added to the passing score of qualified Veterans and Disabled Veterans or individuals who have 25 years of service as a member of a regular police or fire force and have passed an examination for promotional appointment in such force. If you are qualified for both the Veteran's Preference and the Promotional Preference for 25 years of service, please be advised that two points are the maximum allowable number of points to be added to your passing, overall (general average) examination score. To claim the Promotional Preference for 25 years of service, candidates must claim this preference in the application and either attach the Employment Verification Form for Sole Assessment Center form to the application or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. To claim veterans preference, claim veteran status in the application and attach your DD214 to your application or email it to email@example.com. For more information on veteran status refer to the Military Information section on our website.
Reasonable Accommodations for People with Disabilities:
If you need special testing accommodations due to a documented impairment, you must submit a letter of support from a qualified professional detailing what type of accommodation you require at the examination site, and such letter must be scanned and attached to the application. Without such a letter, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to grant your accommodation. The information requested is only to provide reasonable accommodation for examinations, and will not be used for any other purpose.
Current Military Personnel:
All military personnel who, in connection with current service, have military orders that indicate their unavailability due to military service on the examination date, must file an application and request a makeup examination in writing, with a copy of your military orders attached. Please include in your request your email address, daytime base phone number and/or name and phone number of a friend or family member with whom you have regular contact and entrust with your personal communication. Attach your request to this application or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests filed after the application deadline must be accompanied by a DD214 showing discharge within six months of the request and dates of active service that include the entire application period. Visit our website for more information: Military Information
No Makeup Examination:
With the exception of current military personnel as described above, no candidate has a right to a makeup examination due to personal or professional conflicts on the testing date. Candidates are advised to consider this before applying for the examination. If you file an examination application by the application deadline, but are unable to appear for the examination on the examination date due to an emergency or unanticipated hardship, you may request a makeup examination by filing a written request with verifiable documentation to HRD no later than seven calendar days from the original written examination date. HRD reserves the right to approve or deny your request.
Candidates are responsible for maintaining accurate contact information. Failure to keep your records current may jeopardize opportunities for promotion. For information on how to update your information, click on Update Account.
Identification at the Examination Site:
At the examination site, candidates must present a current and valid government issued photo identification with signature (e.g., driver's license, passport, military ID). Candidates will not be allowed to take the examination without valid identification.
Private School or Service:
HRD does not recommend or endorse any private school, service, or publisher offering preparation and/or publications for examinations and is not responsible for their advertising claims.
Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For more information or inquiries about this and other civil service examinations, visit www.mass.gov/civilservice or email the Civil Service Unit at email@example.com
The Civil Service Unit's office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:45am – 5:00pm, except holidays. Inquiries may also be made to the Civil Service Unit during these hours at the following numbers:
(617) 878-9895 or (617) 878-9700
Toll-Free Within Massachusetts:
Lowell Police Department
Closing date and time
11/11/2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
100 Cambridge Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02114