Full Job Description
Mansfield Police Lieutenant Sole Assessment Center
Application Deadline: October 2, 2020
Examination Date: October 9, 2020
Examination Location: To Be Determined
Eligible List: 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 2 years, unless otherwise outlined in Chapter 31, § 25 or the Human Resources Division's revocation policy.
Eligible List: 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 1 year since your name was first certified in the eligible title(s), 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.
Eligible Title(s): Police Sergeant
Note: Pursuant to the provisions of MGL Chapter 31 § 59, if less than 4 applications are received from eligible candidates, this examination will be postponed. If the examination's eligible title has been lowered to the entry level rank, the examination will go forward if less than 4 eligible candidates submit applications.
Examination Weight(s): The Sole Assessment Center will be 100% of the final score.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
A Police Lieutenant assists the Police Chief in commanding the police department either through line supervision or through the performance of specialized and technical staff work. This work may involve the performance of hazardous tasks, the exercise of initiative and judgment in directing operations, and making decisions in emergency situations which might endanger life and property.
General Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise all officers assigned to their command.
Be fully familiar with the current departmental rules, policies, procedures, and developments in the laws that affect themself and the overall department.
Review and be accountable for the performance of officers under their supervision on a regular basis in terms of the proper, effective, and consistent implementation of their assigned duties.
Ensure that when the performance of an officer under their supervision is unsatisfactory, measures are taken through encouragement, training, or referral to the Police Chief to see that the officer’s conduct is up to standard.
Conduct all investigations filed against officers by citizens and forward the findings of such investigations along with recommended actions to the Police Chief for final action by the Police Chief.
Respond to emergencies as required and take command of the situation until either relieved by the Police Chief or the situation is resolved.
In the absence of the Police Chief, the Lieutenant shall assume the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Police Chief.
Be able to respond calmly in stressful and dangerous situations and be able to maintain confidentiality in investigative, security, and personnel matters.
Perform any other duties as may be required by the Police Chief.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Application: All applications must be received by October 2, 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 experience in the position title (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. Claims must be submitted during the application period; supporting documentation needs to be submitted within 7 days after the Assessment Center date by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or attached to your application.
Statutory Preference Points: Upon submission of written proof, 2 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 email@example.com. To claim veterans preference, claim veteran status in the application and attach your DD214 to your application or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on veteran status refer to the Military Information section on our website.
Testing Accommodations For People With Disabilities: If you need special testing accommodations due to a documented impairment such as a hearing, learning, physical, mental or visual disability, claim this request in the application. 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 your application. Without such a letter, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to grant your accommodation. This information is requested only to provide reasonable accommodation for examinations, and will not be used for any other purposes.
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 email@example.com. Requests filed after the application deadline must be accompanied by a DD214 showing discharge within 6 months of the request and dates of active service that include the entire application period. Visit our website for more information: Military Information
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.
Updating Information: 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.
Private School 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Boston area: (617) 878-9895 or (617) 878-9700
Toll-Free Within Massachusetts: 1-800-392-6178
TTY Number: (617) 878-9762
Mansfield Police Department
Closing date and time
10/2/2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
100 Cambridge Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02114