Assistant Public Safety Director/Police Chief

The City of Cedar Falls is seeking candidates to test for and fill the position of Assistant Public Safety Director/Police Chief. Candidates must possess the ability to: plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Police Division within the Public Safety Services Department; serve as the City’s Police Chief per the Iowa Code; serve as the Director of Public Safety in the absence of; to coordinate assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Public Safety. The Police Chief exercises direct supervision over Police Captains, Police Lieutenants, Public Safety Supervisors, Police Officers, Public Safety Officers, Reserve Police Officers, and non-sworn civilian, technical, and clerical staff. Ideal candidates will have the following police supervisory experience, abilities and skill set: recruitment, training, development, evaluation and correction of sworn and non-sworn staff; innovative approaches to police administration and customer service delivery; the ability to effectively introduce and implement change; effective communicator; goal setting, strategic planning and policy development/application, financial planning, forecasting and budgeting; employee relations and collective bargaining; and strong interpersonal and decision making skills providing sound solutions to sensitive police enforcement issues and community problems. Candidates with the above attributes in fire service management are strongly desirable. Minimum experience, education or formal training, and licenses/certifications required: - 6 years of professional police supervisory experience; - Bachelor’s degree (or in the last semester of completion) from an accredited college or university; - Graduation from the FBI National Academy, or equivalent institute preferred; and - Possession of or ability to obtain: an appropriate, valid driver’s license; certification as a police or reserve officer in the State of Iowa and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certification. FY20 salary range: $82,424–133,954. Position requires Civil Service testing and possible onsite interviewing for candidates meeting the above minimum qualifications. Following Civil Service list certification, top candidates may be invited to participate in additional onsite interviews. Post-offer, pre-employment physical and drug screen may be required of appointed candidate. For Civil Service approval to test/interview, please submit a resume, completed application form (from Cedar Falls City Hall or ), copies of: transcripts, proof of FBI National Academy (or equivalent institute) graduation, driver’s license, and State of Iowa police or reserve officer and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certifications to: City of Cedar Falls, Finance & Business Operations Dept., Attn: Ass’t Director of Public Safety/Police Chief, 220 Clay Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. Deadline for application materials: 2-26-20 at 4:30 p.m. Equal Opportunity Employer

Type of Employment: Full-Time