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Police Chief

Category: Public Safety
Description:
POLICE CHIEF – CITY OF NEWTON, POPULATION 13,027. NEWTON IS IN SEARCH OF THE CITY’S NEXT POLICE CHIEF. THE COUNTY SEAT OF CATAWBA COUNTY, NEWTON IS LOCATED IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE TO ASHEVILLE TO THE NORTHWEST, GREENSBORO TO THE NORTHEAST, CHARLOTTE TO THE SOUTHEAST, AND BOONE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT NEWTON’S BRILLIANT LEGACY + BRIGHT FUTURE IS LOCATED ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE AT WWW.NEWTONNC.GOV. NEWTON IS A PROFESSIONAL AND RESPONSIVE DEPARTMENT WITH A $7.98 MILLION BUDGET CONSISTING OF 35 SWORN POSITIONS, 9 FULL-TIME CIVILIAN POSITIONS, 2 PART-TIME CIVILIAN POSITIONS, AND 13 RESERVE POSITIONS DEDICATED TO PROTECTING AND SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND ENSURING NEWTON IS SAFE PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, AND ENJOY LIFE. THE PUBLIC FACE OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE NEW CHIEF WILL CONTINUE A COLLABORATIVE, COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH TO POLICING THE CITY AND WILL NEED TO FOSTER EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH CITIZENS, BUSINESS OWNERS, AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, CITY ADMINISTRATORS, THE DEPARTMENT HEAD TEAM, AND POLICE DEPARTMENT STAFF IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS POSITION. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR NEWTON’S NEXT POLICE CHIEF WILL HAVE 5-8 YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY RESPONSIBLE EXPERIENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH AT LEAST 2-3 YEARS IN SUPERVISORY CAPACITY AT THE LEVEL OF AT LEAST CAPTAIN (OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE PROVIDING THE REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES). IN ADDITION, CANDIDATES MUST POSSESS A VALID NORTH CAROLINA DRIVER’S LICENSE, POSSESS THE INTERMEDIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATE AWARDED BY THE NC CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION & TRAINING STANDARDS AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION, MUST BE ABLE TO WORK FLEXIBLE HOURS, INCLUDING EVENING MEETINGS, EVENTS, AND WEEKENDS AS NEEDED, AND MUST BE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN, A COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECK, PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION, AND CREDIT CHECK. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL ALSO POSSESS EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS, BE ABLE TO THINK CRITICALLY, MAKE FISCALLY AND STRATEGICALLY SOUND DECISIONS, AND ALIGN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT’S MISSION AND GOALS WITH THE MISSION AND GOALS OF ELECTED OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY LEADERS, AND CITY MANAGEMENT. SALARY IS DEPENDENT ON QUALIFICATIONS. INTERESTED CANDIDATES ARE INVITED TO COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION BY VISITING THE CITY’S WEBSITE AT WWW.NEWTONNC.GOV. FROM THE HOME PAGE, CLICK THE JOB OPENINGS LINK THEN CLICK ON POLICE CHIEF TO APPLY. RESUMES ARE REQUIRED AND MAY BE ATTACHED TO THE ONLINE APPLICATION. IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY ATTACHING YOUR RESUME TO THE ONLINE APPLICATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT. APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018. THE CITY OF NEWTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Employer: City of Newton
Expires: 12/14/2018
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