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Chief of Police

Posted: 09/29/2019

Submit resume by going to www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com clicking on Career Opportunities, reviewing the Chief of Police description and following directions to submit cover letter, resume and any other documents relevant to this position. Resume must include salary history and salary expectations. We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes. Do not send resume to Police Department or Mayor’s Office. Deadline to submit resume is Noon on Friday, November 15, 2019. Pay Range: $125,000-$142,000 depending on experience GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Professional administrative and supervisory position responsible for providing overall leadership, philosophy, direction, planning, organization and goal development for the Police Department, and resources to upgrade law enforcement services, protection and safety of the community. Duties include but are not limited to the following: directs law enforcement and crime prevention activities of the department; ensures that law and order are maintained, laws and ordinances are enforced and measures are implemented to prevent crimes and protect life and property; enforces City personnel policies, rules and regulations and Police Department general orders and standard operating procedures; develops community and City government support for the Police Department; plans, organizes and directs the activities of professional, administrative and clerical personnel; with the assistance of the Chief Financial Officer, prepares and administers the department budget; cooperates with County, State and Federal officials where mutual law enforcement interests are concerned; with the assistance of the Human Resources Department, administers the City and State Civil Service rules and regulations and the collective bargaining agreements affecting Police Department personnel; establishes and maintains rapport with other law enforcement agencies, civic groups, news media and professional organizations to foster good police community relations; maintains knowledge of Federal and State laws and City ordinances as they relate to the responsibilities of the Police Department; continually reviews staff assignments and personnel problems with management staff and makes decisions and recommendations regarding disciplinary actions; interviews, selects and evaluates Police Department officers and staff; meets with individuals, community and civic groups and other agencies regarding municipal law enforcement issues; other duties as assigned. The work is performed under the general direction of the Mayor and City Council but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative. Directly or indirectly supervises approximately one hundred thirty employees. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES 1. Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and methods of planning, organization, management and personnel supervision. 2. Comprehensive knowledge of current principles and practices of public administration. 3. Ability to provide administrative direction within a municipal department. 4. Ability to supervise, evaluate, and lead the work of others and maintain a high level of discipline and morale. 5. Ability to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing, using technical and non-technical language. 6. Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions. 7. Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations. 8. Ability to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks. 9. Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions. 10. Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines. 11. Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology. 12. Ability to develop community support for and promotion of department activities through speeches to civic, business and school groups. 13. Ability to administer collective bargaining agreements that cover Police Department employees. 14. Ability to work with people from a broad variety of social, economic, racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds. 15. Ability to react quickly and calmly and to direct the work of subordinates in emergency situations. 16. Ability to establish and maintain liaisons with Federal, State and other government subdivisions, businesses, civic and citizen groups and the media. 17. Ability to promote effective working relationships with other departments, staff, subordinates, elected officials and the public. ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING 1. Bachelor's Degree, preferably in police science, criminology, sociology, business administration, political science, public administration or other management or law enforcement related field with minimum fourteen years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer with minimum two of those years in police administration and management at the rank of lieutenant or higher in a law enforcement agency of comparable size OR Associate's Degree in police science, criminal justice or closely related with minimum sixteen years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer with minimum five of those years in police administration and management at the rank of lieutenant or higher in a law enforcement agency of comparable size. Prefer experience in municipal law enforcement. 2. Certification by the State of Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) as a peace officer or the ability to be certified within one year of appointment and meet all ILEA required certification standards as governed by the Iowa Code and administrative rules. 3. Experience working with culturally and racially diverse communities. 4. Must possess a current driver's license from state of residence and good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria. MISCELLANEOUS 1. Willing to comply with the City of Waterloo Residency Policy for department directors. Must establish residency within the city limits of Waterloo within one year of employment. 2. The City of Waterloo will conduct an extensive background investigation on any applicant being considered for this position including personal, professional and employment references.

Type of Employment: Full-Time