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JOB TITLE: Chief of Police FULL – TIME
DEPARTMENT: Police EXEMPT
Under general administrative direction of the City Administrator; directs and coordinates activities of the Municipal Police Department in accordance with authority delegated by City ordinance. Promulgates rules and regulations for the department as authorized by statute. Sets policy for delivery of police services; and administers daily police activities. Coordinates internal investigations of members of department for alleged wrongdoing; discipline members of the force for infractions of rules or inefficiency. Directs activities of maintaining police records and recruiting staff; manages police budget; manages and oversees the defense of litigation affecting police department for State and Federal courts. Prepares requests for government agencies to obtain funds for special operations or for purchasing equipment for department; perform related duties as required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assumes full responsibility for the functioning of the department. Responsible for the operation of Animal Control Department and kennel facility; assist and work with code enforcement on activities, such as abandoned vehicle ordinance enforcement. Interact effectively and professionally with other State, Local and Federal Officials. Attend special meetings of civic groups and other organizations to inform public of goals and operation of department. Prepare and review reports to the City Administrator, news media, citizens and other City of Presidio Departments and other law enforcement agencies. Communicate effectively with media, citizens and employees, both verbally and in writing; hear in normal range; serve as Emergency Management Coordinator at the will of the Mayor. Attend training and coordinate with County, State and local emergency management personnel. Identify deficiencies and malfunctions related to delivery of police services; develop and implement corrective action. Understand and implement administrative instructions and orders from office of City Administrator. Meet the continuing education requirements of TCOLE; hiring of new department personnel; participate in promotional interviews for the appointment of personnel in the Department. Direct business meetings with departmental staff; respond to major incidents and assume command when and where warranted. Make moral and ethical decisions that conform to law and other applicable regulations; attend court and deliver appropriate testimony; attend council meetings as directed by City Administrator. Perform duties acceptably after long hours without sleep during emergencies; shoot a pistol, rifle or shotgun; demonstrate competent weapon proficiency and the ability to maintain weapons for maximum performance. Communicate clearly orally and in writing and make effective oral presentations before groups of various sizes and ages. Plan, direct, coordinate and control complex operations involving multiple subordinate supervisors and their work groups; load and unload police equipment from a vehicle, including lifting objects 50 pounds or less from trunk, back seat, etc.; must not pose a threat to the health and safety of self or others.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Personal computer skills, use of Internet, electronic mail, police department records software. Provide services to the general public when emergency conditions warrant it, either in preparation for, or as a reaction to, one or more disastrous events such as: a civil disturbance, tornado, earthquake, flood, ice storm, fire, chemical accident including a hazardous material spill, possible public exposure to hazardous conditions, or other disasters which threaten the safety of the citizens.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES AND/OR LICENSES:
High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is preferred; maintain at minimum an intermediate or advanced level of TCOLE Certificate; must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License; must be a United States Citizen.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Some management level experience with a Local, State of Texas or a Federal Law Enforcement Agency. A working knowledge of Federal guidelines and court decisions regarding equal employment opportunities for personnel matters and civil liabilities; working knowledge of State and Federal funding agency guidelines and procedures; knowledge of the principles and practices of modern police administration and methodology; possess experience in supervision, motivation, performance review and employee development.
Bi-lingual Spanish skills (written and oral) strongly preferred.
A Public Servant who makes thoughtful and data-driven decisions.
A Leader of Heart & Mind who enhances focus on the “Customer Service” of policing.
An Approachable, Optimistic, and Actively Engaged Ambassador with Availability through an Open-Door Policy for the City of Presidio.
A Mentor that develops Leadership in others through Opportunity, Education and Community Service.
Compensation & Benefits
The City of Presidio will offer a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.
If you are interested please submit a cover letter and a copy of your resume to the City Administrator, Pablo Rodriguez, P.O. Box 1899, Presidio, Texas 79845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions regarding details of the position, please feel free to call at (432) 229-3517.
THE CITY OF PRESIDIO IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED
The ordinance above regulates nuisances inside city limits. It is very important for the City of Presidio property owners to read, understand, and implement this ordinance in order to maintain a healthy, safe, and good order.
Submit all applications to the City Secretary at City Hall, 507 W O’Reilly St., Presidio, Texas.
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