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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2213 - EO Sheriff Commander

Job Description


Under general direction, performs work of considerable difficulty managing the operations of an assigned division and coordinating strategic planning initiatives for the Sheriff’s Office; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is distinguished by responsibility for long term planning and research as associated with assigned divisions/bureaus.  Work involves application of knowledge and skills in the analysis and resolution of assigned projects and plans.  General direction is received from a Deputy Chief, Bureau Chief, or the DuPage County Sheriff, and supervision is exercised through subordinate supervisors.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Plans for and coordinates staff and other resources
• Develops and coordinates the implementation of long-term planning and research projects incorporating the needs as well as the resources of all divisions
• Prepares policies and procedures in accordance with accrediting agency requirements
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs, evaluates and appeals of employment decisions for all assigned positions in accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements or Arbitrated Awards
• Investigates matters of employee conduct pertaining to division staff and makes recommendations as appropriate
• Coordinates training for assigned staff; acts as the Office liaison to any public or private organization and to any local, county, state, or federal government agencies
• Explains and interprets regulations and policies as well as amended laws or criminal justice practices that are applicable to the assigned bureau or area of responsibility
• Oversees contracts with outside agencies
• Receives and follows up with any public criticisms and/or  complaints
• Develops and monitors division goals and objectives
• Negotiates contracts for supplies and services
• Develops and manages budgets within assigned divisions/bureaus and makes recommendations for future budgetary needs
• Oversees the administration of various programs within the division; prepares statistical reports;  provides direction to assigned Office personnel, both sworn and civilian.
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
• Facilitates intra-bureau coordination and communication for effective and efficient Office operations
• Maintains bureau statistics and submits same to appropriate agencies, departments, or divisions both   internally and externally
•Oversees day-to-day operations of assigned unit, division, or bureau
• Asset management and control

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Requirements of accrediting agencies
• Criminal and civil laws and ordinances;
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Researching public safety and criminal issues as they pertain to the assigned bureau, identifying solutions and implementing plans of action
• Observing situations analytically and objectively
• Dealing effectively with others
• Exercising good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions in emergency situations
• Monitoring budgets, contracts and other fiscal agreements.
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Office staff, other departments, agencies, and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience at the level of Lieutenant including two years of supervisory experience a supervisory role; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Office standards. Correct visual acuity to 20/20.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee maybe exposed to loud noise, noxious odors, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, varying weather conditions, and other related conditions and situations. Position is subject to atmospheric conditions: Fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

This position requires a valid Illinois driver's license and appropriate state certification for sworn status in assigned bureau.