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Police Chief

Category: Public Safety
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POLICE CHIEF - TOWN OF SYLVA. THE TOWN OF SYLVA, NC IS SEEKING A POLICE CHIEF WHO IS VISIONARY AND HAS A DEMONSTRATED HISTORY OF INNOVATIVE AND STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP. THE POLICE CHIEF MUST FOSTER EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE COMMUNITY, TOWN MANAGER, TOWN BOARD, REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERS, AS WELL AS DEPARTMENTAL STAFF AND OFFICERS. IN ADDITION, THE POLICE CHIEF MUST POSSESS EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS, WHILE FOCUSING ON COMMUNITY POLICING. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT AND THE POSITION: THE POLICE CHIEF IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, MANAGERIAL, BUDGETING AND SPECIALIZED LAW ENFORCEMENT WORK IN PLANNING, DIRECTING, AND IMPLEMENTING THE ACTIVITIES OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. DUTIES INVOLVE PREPARING THE ANNUAL BUDGET, ESTABLISHING DEPARTMENTAL POLICES AND PROCEDURES, RECRUITING AND MANAGING PERSONNEL, AND OVERSEEING DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS. THE POSITION REQUIRES STRONG LEADERSHIP, INITIATIVE, GOOD JUDGEMENT, AND EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS. THE POLICE CHIEF LEADS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN A COMMUNITY OF APPROXIMATELY 2,800 RESIDENTS, WHO EXPECT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND A HIGH LEVEL OF SERVICES. THE SERVICE AREA, INCLUDING THE COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR, COVERS A TRAFFIC VOLUME OF 32,000 VEHICLES PER DAY. THE SYLVA POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS A $1.3 MILLION BUDGET AND 14 SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. QUALIFICATIONS:  GRADUATION FROM AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY WITH A DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE OR OTHER RELEVANT FIELD, SUPPLEMENTED BY ADVANCED COURSES IN POLICE ADMINISTRATION WITH AT LEAST 5 YEARS COMMAND LEVEL SERVICE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WORK; OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE WHICH PROVIDES THE REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES FOR THE POSITION. MUST POSSESS A VALID NC DRIVER’S LICENSE. MUST BE A CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER THROUGH THE NC CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION AND TRAINING STANDARDS COMMISSION. MUST BE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN, PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION, COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND CREDIT CHECK. CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS THAT ENSURES PUBLIC SAFETY, MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY, AND INSTILLS PUBLIC TRUST AND CONFIDENCE.  SALARY RANGE AND APPLICATION PROCESS: HIRING RANGE IS $63,236-$79,046, DEPENDENT OF EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS. TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, E-MAIL A LETTER OF INTEREST, TOWN EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION (WWW.TOWNOFSYLVA.ORG) AND RESUME TO TOWN MANAGER, PAIGE DOWLING, AT TOWNMANAGER@TOWNOFSYLVA.ORG OR IN PERSON AT SYLVA’S MUNICIPAL HALL LOCATED AT 83 ALLEN ST., SYLVA, NC 28779. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 12:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019.

 

Employer: Town of Sylva
Expires: 5/31/2019
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