ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential functions are fundamental job duties. They do not include marginal tasks, which are also performed but are not incidental to the primary functions. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude those statements from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position, nor does every position allocated to the job necessarily perform every duty listed.
(A) Directs the planning, organization, coordination, and operation of the Police Department divisions.
(B) Develops and executes department policies and procedures.
(C) Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals and objectives within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
(D) Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports, and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other city departments and agencies as needed.
(E) Provides professional advice to supervisors; makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, and the general public.
(F) Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures
effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
(G) Manages day to day operations of the Police Department.
(H) Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, completeness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
(I) Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.
(J) Prepares a variety of reports and related information for decision-making purposes.
(K) Prepares draft budget proposal and administers Police Department final budget.
(L) Reviews financial statements and performs cost benefit analysis of ongoing department programs and operations.
(M) Reviews job descriptions annually for Police personnel.
Represents the City at various conferences and meetings as requested by city manager.
Performs general management duties for the city manager as assigned.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
(A) Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and five (5) years of progressively responsible related work.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Experience in a command level position in a police department or other law enforcement agency.
(B) General knowledge and experience in police administration, financial administration, and personnel administration.
(C) Knowledge of budget preparation in local governments and police department in particularly.
(D) Knowledge of basic techniques to motivate staff and manage various levels and functions of the police department.
(E) Has knowledge of the terminology, principles, and methods utilized within a police department.
(F) Is P.O.S.T certified within the State of Tennessee.
(G) Has a working knowledge of the City Manager/Commission form of government.
(H) Extensive knowledge of modern police methods, practices and techniques.
(I) Extensive knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and city laws and ordinances referring to the apprehension, arrest, and prosecution of persons, rules of search, seizure, and evidence.
(J) Thorough familiarity with modern police techniques including Community Oriented Policing, methods and practices as applied to traffic control, crime detection, investigation, and apprehension of criminals, and general patrol functions.
Must be a P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement officer within the State of Tennessee.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The Friendly City is home to 14,000 residents with a daytime population of over 21,000 citizens and visitors. Athens is a progressive and growing city with a strong commitment to community policing. A solution oriented, experienced law enforcement professional who is dedicated to providing exceptional service to our city through excellence in performance, teamwork, innovation, training, and dedication to our community and its residents is the ideal candidate for this position.
The chief of police is responsible for delivering safe professional police services to our community, collaborating with community organizations to promote department activities, and fostering positive community relations to ensure the best quality of life for our citizens and visitors. The chief of police is responsible for the protection of life and property in the city while being a strong fiscal administrator. The chief assists in developing and overseeing the department’s budget and controls and monitors expenses within budget parameters.
The police department is currently staffed with 32 full time POST certified positions, and two support staff positions. The successful candidate will be a POST certified officer and have at least five years of command-level experience.
Qualified candidates should meet the following minimum credentials:
- Legal resident of the State of Tennessee with a valid TN driver’s license
- Current command staff rank of Captain or greater; or its equivalent in a municipal, County, or State law enforcement agency in TN
- Bachelor’s Degree, with a Master’s Degree preferred, from a regionally accredited college or university
- Graduate of the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute or similar police executive management school preferred
The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communications skills. The candidate will convey a sense of stability; inspire confidence, respect, trust and a sense of mission, and maintain a good working relationship with other area law enforcement agencies.
The chief of police position is an at-will, exempt employee reporting directly to the City Manager. The City of Athens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Resumes are accepted until June 30, 2017 at 5:00pm, E.D.T.
All interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume in person or by mail to: City of Athens, 815 N. Jackson Street, Athens, TN 37303, ATTN: Nina Edmonds, HR Director. Resumes may be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
- Supervises department staff to include prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
- Provides strategic direction and oversees operations and activities of the department which includes developing, maintaining, administering and implementing standard operating procedures, quality assurance standards, policies, goals, objectives, work plans and workflow; ensuring procedures and equipment meet operational performance requirements and programs and ensuring compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
- Participates in employee disciplinary hearings and appeals; reviews and analyzes results and recommendations of disciplinary hearings for internal staff accused of policy and procedural infractions; recommends approval or modification of disciplinary recommendations.
- Reviews crime reports and statistics for the purpose of deploying resources; monitors specific crimes to ensure appropriate steps are taken to mitigate future criminal activity.
- Represents the department and/or the City at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees and/or other related events or groups in order to receive and convey information.
- Develops and manages the department budget; approves expenditures; reviews financial statements and manages financial operations.
- Directs and oversees automation and software implementations and improvements.
- Collaborates with internal departments, applicable Boards and Commissions, task forces, advisory groups, the general public, external agencies, contractors, attorneys and/or other interested parties to coordinate activities, review work, exchange information and resolve problems.
- Directs and reviews the analysis of a variety of data and information; formulates recommendations based on findings; manages priorities, work processes and procedures; ensures adherence and compatibility with organizational goals, objectives and strategic initiatives.
- Directs, reviews and participates in the development of a variety of reports, work papers, communications, schedules and/or other related documents to and from internal departments, governmental entities, external agencies, contractors and/or other interested parties.
- Directs and oversees the formulation and completion of a variety of special projects as requested.
- Uses, carries and answers their cell phone for business purposes as determined by the assigned job duties and responsibilities.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field and ten years of progressively responsible supervisory experience and/or training in law enforcement, criminal investigations, police administration through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain, with seven years at a management level.
The City of White House is currently accepting applications for Police Officer. Please read the job description located on our website at www.cityofwhitehouse.com for the purpose, functions, responsibilities, and minimum qualifications, training, and experience. An application may be obtained by on our website or at the Human Resources office located at 105 College Street, White House, TN 37188. Applications should be returned to the Human Resources office or faxed to 615-616-1058 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salary Range: $14.50 - $17.66 hourly ($34,379.50 - $41,871.86 annually)
Application Deadline: June 26, 2017