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Chief of Police

  • Public Safety
  • Position open until filled

Essential Information

EmployerCity of Crescent City
Street Address 377 J Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
Website URL www.crescentcity.org

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under administrative direction of the
City Manager manages and administers the activities of the Police Department in preventing crime and ensuring the protection of life, property, and individual rights of all citizens through enforcement of applicable laws and ordinances; develops and manages a wide variety of related programs and services; supervises subordinate staff; and performs other related duties as assigned. Provides administrative management, leadership, and motivation to all Police Department personnel to facilitate the provision of efficient and effective public safety measures, the maintenance of a positive quality of life for all City residents, and to ensure professional standards are maintained by Department personnel at all times.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following) Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Coordinates law enforcement activities with the activities of other City departments, other law enforcement agencies, and other public safety agencies; Employs modern management methods; formulates and enforces rules, procedures, and policies for efficient operation of the department; Directs the development and implementation of a departmental, in-service training program. Ensures proper training of department personnel; Reviews the evaluations of employee performance and takes appropriate disciplinary action where necessary; Recruits and interviews applicants, investigates their qualifications, and arranges for examinations as required; recommends appointments and promotions; Formulates department policies and procedures; Oversees the preparation of the Department budget and the control of budget expenditures; Coordinates departmental recommendations for the purchase of equipment and supplies; Coordinates activities with the Office Emergency Services functions and other emergency services of the City; Confers with citizens and City officials on law enforcement problems; Attends county, area and state police conferences and meetings; Cultivates good community relations by appearing before civic, fraternal, and other community groups; performs other related work as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience providing the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying.

A typical candidate will possess ten years of broad and extensive municipal law enforcement experience (with a minimum of three (3) years experience in a supervisory law enforcement management position); Out of state Peace Officer experience may be considered if California P.O.S.T. requirements are met at the time of appointment.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field, is required. A Master’s Degree in any of the related fields is desirable.

Valid Executive and/or Management certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) or the ability to obtain the certifications within 24 months. Graduation from the P.O.S.T. Command College is highly desirable.
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, or equivalent if a resident of another state. Must maintain a license in compliance with the City’s employee driving standards.

KNOWLEDGE of current law enforcement methods and procedures, practices and techniques of management of a law enforcement agency; Principles of Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving; Current personnel practices and personnel law; Technical and administrative phases of crime prevention, law enforcement, investigations, identification, patrol, traffic control, juvenile law, record-keeping, and care and custody of persons and property; Principles of public and business administration and budgetary control; Emergency services management and safety training; Computers and modern office technologies. ABILITY to understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations, ordinances and policies; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in the English language; show a high level of discretion and flexibility in daily operations; understand and carry out oral and written directions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; observe situations analytically and objectively; record observed situations clearly and concisely; comply with the requirements contained in the California Peace Officer Standards and Training; provide quality customer service; prepare clear, comprehensive, and factual reports and documents; efficiently use interpersonal and conflict resolution skills to handle a wide variety of sensitive situations. Plan, organize and coordinate the work of the police department; develop and administer sound department policies; Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive written and oral reports, and other required records and documents.

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility and physical strength and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, climbing and descending structures to access crime scene and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate police services equipment. Frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects necessary to perform job functions. While performing duties, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; analyze community service, budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve community service issues; remember personnel rules, legal and code requirements; and explain and interpret codes, policies and procedures, interact with City management, other governmental officials, contractors, vendors, employees and the public.

Employees work indoors and outdoors, and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Must be willing to work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations and work with exposure to difficult circumstances, including exposure to dangerous situations.

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Additional Information

Contact: Human Resources Manager

Industry: Government

Manages Others: yes

Deadline Information: Position open until filled

Salary: DOQ

Salary Range: Salary: $80,204 - $101,206/annually

Benefits: Salary Range: $80,204 - $101,206 annually, depending upon qualifications. This is a contract position.

Retirement: PERS - 2% @ 50 for Classic members.

Health: The City provides a $1025/mo. flexible spending account to apply towards health benefits, including medical, dental, vision, air ambulance, long-term disability, and life insurance.

Vacation: Vacation is accrued at 4 hours biweekly upon employment and increases with time in service. There is an accumulation limit.

Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued at 4 hours biweekly with an accumulation limit.

Holidays: 12 paid Holidays annually, plus two floating holidays.

Deferred Compensation Program

Job Duration/Time: Full-time

County: Del Norte

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