(Non Competitive)


The work involves responsibility for performing a variety of administrative and managerial functions in the the administration and operation of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division, as well as performing a variety of fiscal and budgeting functions as assigned. An employee in this class exercises control oversees the planning, organizing, coordinating, motivating and controlling directing of Civil Division personnel engaged in the Civil function, as assigned. provides assistance in coordinating policy and procedures in the areas of civil, personnel, finance, budget, communications and office management. Work is performed with considerable independence in implementing and carrying out assigned duties. Assignments are received from the Sheriff or Undersheriff and reviewed through conferences. Supervision is exercised over a number of sworn officers of various ranks and civilian clerical and support personnel as necessary. Does related work as required.


Acts as the Duty Commander responsible for all operations as scheduled.

Administers the work activities involved in the daily functioning of the Civil Division, including all assigned personnel. civil, personnel, finance, budget offices and communications.

Responsible for the Sheriff's Office finance and budget responsibilities.

Manages the Human Resources function of the Sheriff's Office.

Acts as the Sheriff's Office liaison to collective bargaining groups, as assigned by the Sheriff, to include assisting in solving work-related disputes, managing the grievance process, and participating in negotiations as assigned.

Manages the Sheriff's Office Information Technology section.

Directs activities of subordinates, formulates policies, procedures and rules.

Manages projects that involve Responsible for the grant administration which includes preparation, coordination and liaison with potential funding agencies.budgets, liaison with consultants, procurements, and supervision of project implementation and goals.

Contacts, acts as liaison and coordinates with town and village police agencies, potential funding agencies and state agencies who require coordination of project goals.

Assists the Sheriff’s Office in program development that requires preplanning and coordination with department members and other county agencies.

Assists in developing grant, plans, budgets, procedures and methods for various administrative responsibilities in the department.

Responsilbe for the Sheriff's Office risk management program.

Directs activities of subordinates and formulates policies, procedures and rules.

Consults and coordinates with the County Attorney's Office on interpretation of the Law, and contracts.

Participates in Sheriff's Department Executive Committee.


Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement administrative practices and methods.

Thorough knowledge of the New York State Civil Practice Law and Rules, procedures and practices used in the enforcement of Civil Process.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, organization, effective management of personnel and work process.

Ability to recognize situations of potential liability and construct processes to avoid them .

Ability to prepare, understand and interpret written material.

Ability to establish and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships within the Sheriff's Office and with external organizations governmental agencies, officials and the general public.

Ability to qualify with firearms, and pass periodic testing of firearms proficiency skills.

Must maintain physical condition required for field police work as necessary.

Excellent communication skills.


A. Graduation with a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees and five (5) years of professional level experience, or its part time equivalent, in a management capacity in the law enforcement or public safety field which included responsibility for program administration; or,

B. Nine (9) years of professional level experience, or its part time equivalent, in a management capacity in the law enforcement or public safety field which included responsibility for program administration.

10/2010 05/2019Date Revised