CITY OF HARRISONBURG invites applications for the position of:
Deputy Chief of Police
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Hourly $37.29 – $46.16
Biweekly $2,983.20 – $3,692.80
Monthly $6,463.60 – $8,001.07
Annually $77,563.20 – $96,012.80
OPENING DATE: 07/09/19
CLOSING DATE: 08/09/19 05:00 PM
The Harrisonburg Police Department is seeking a forward-thinking, results-oriented Deputy Chief of Police to lead our high-performance organization, consisting of 112.5 authorized sworn police officers, 38 authorized full-time civilian support personnel, and 9 auxiliary officers (volunteers).
The Deputy Chief of Police is a full-time exempt position with a preferred hiring range of $77,563 – $96,012 annually, depending upon qualifications. The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (ICMA-RC & Enhanced Hazardous Duty through VRS), life insurance, paid leave and holidays.
The ideal candidate for this position has a strong commitment to community based policing strategies and a history of demonstrable success in building relationships, both internally and externally, that are grounded in mutual respect and trust. The candidate should have a strong background dealing with organizational change and unique ideas. As a member of the Command Staff, this highly integral individual will exhibit an approachable demeanor; an appreciation for diversity and inclusion; a willingness to seek out advanced policing concepts and innovative technological strategies; and the proven ability to inspire and influence positive change within a law enforcement organization. The candidate selected for this position will have substantial experience in strategic planning and goal achievement as they will be responsible for the creation, prioritization, evaluation, and recalibration of the department’s community policing strategies and outcomes. Experience in diverse areas within a police organization is needed to manage the day-to-day operations of the three bureaus, including Patrol, Special Operations, and Administrative.
Physical Requirements: This is medium work requiring the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, and hazards. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
- Captain rank or above in most recent law enforcement position;
- Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or a related
field, in addition to at least five (5) years of progressive management experience,
preferably at an executive level.
- An equivalent combination of training and experience may be used to meet the minimum
requirements outlined above.
- Possession of or ability to obtain Virginia POST certification within six (6) months of hire
- Valid driver’s license.
- Possession of a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or a related
- Successful demonstration of increasingly responsible management experience in a
diverse municipal police organization;
- A proven track record of making tactful, timely and informed decisions;
- Excellent written/oral communications that express ideas and information in a clear and
- Media and crisis management experience;
- A proven track record in the successful application of policing strategies based upon the
President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
The successful applicant for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation,
credit history check, DMV record check, and City-mandated drug and alcohol testing.
Application Requirements: In order to be considered for this position, applicants must
submit the following: City of Harrisonburg online employment application, resume, cover letter,
and three professional references. Applicants who are unable to upload the required documents
via the online application must email the documents to Human Resources at
email@example.com by the application deadline.
Application Deadline: All candidates must submit a complete City of Harrisonburg online
employment application with the documents stated above by 5:00pm EST on August 9, 2019 in
order to be considered. Incomplete applications and applications missing the required
documentation as stated above will not be accepted.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran
The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applications may be filed online at:
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
409 South Main Street
3rd Floor, Harrisonburg, VA 22801