Assistant Chief (Executive 4, Exempt)
|Job||Assistance Chief (Executive 4, Exempt)|
|Closing Date/Time:||Open Until Positions filled, first priority to applications received by October 2nd, 2018|
|Salary||$142,693 – $235,442|
|Location:||Seattle Police Department (Headquarters) – 610 Fifth Avenue|
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) seeks to fill the position of Assistant Police Chief to serve as a dynamic executive to assist and support the Chief of Police in the overall management and administration of the Department. As part of the Department’s Command Staff, this position will play a central role in advancing the Department’s mission of reducing crime through constitutional policing. The Assistant Chief is charged with directing, managing, supervising and coordinating the activities and operations of an assigned Bureau within the Seattle Police Department and provides complex executive support to the Chief of Police.
The Seattle Police Department is comprised of 2,000 dedicated law enforcement professionals all committed to creating and fostering a work environment that is collaborative, innovative and leading the way in law enforcement principles and practices. Ours is a culture that encourages top performers to adhere to a standard of excellence in the identification of and resolution to complex challenges. At SPD we acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assumes management responsibility for the services, activities, and day-to-day operations of an assigned Bureau.
• Coordinates activities with other Bureaus, City Departments, and outside agencies.
• Advises and assists subordinates in solving highly complex police issues.
• Formulates orders and regulations governing activities of the SPD; confers with the Chief of Police, Command Staff and subordinate staff on the formulation of policies and practices of the Department; and supports policy development and compliance by ensuring policies are updated and distributed.
• Conducts a variety of organizational and operational studies, and investigations; recommends modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
• Promotes police public relations by participating in media interviews, acting as a liaison for the Police Chief with other law enforcement agencies, and elected officials. Serves on committees, commissions and task forces, and represents the Department in state and local police functions.
• Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities for the Department.
• Participates in the development and administration of the Department’s annual budget of approximately $300 Million; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and monitors and approves expenditures.
• Manages the services and activities of assigned Bureau; coordinates the tasks of sworn and civilian personnel in preserving order, protecting life and property, investigating crimes, and enforcing laws and municipal ordinances.
• Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; responds to questions and information requests from citizens and outside agencies.
• Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of law enforcement.
Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Law Enforcement or a related field; a minimum of ten (10) years law enforcement experience, which must include a minimum of three (3) years experience as a full-time Lieutenant, or higher; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must satisfy a Seattle Police Department background investigation, meet the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission requirements for police officer certification; and have a valid Washington State driver’s license at the time of hire.
Well qualified applicants will have a demonstrated appreciation for diversity in the workplace; a strong track record of meaningful community outreach; a demonstrated commitment to constitutional policing; and advanced training in leadership, supervision and management related to law enforcement.
CALL FOR TOP PERFORMERS:
If you are encouraged by and meet the qualifications you just read, we invite you to applying online at http://www.seattle.gov/jobs or complete an application, cover letter, resume and drop it off at the Human Resources Department, Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 – 5th Avenue, Suite 5400, Seattle, WA 98124-4028. Job Number 2018-01313. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
This process will remain open until positions are filled, although first consideration will be given to those applications received by October 2, 2018.