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Police Chief

Company: City of Burlington, IA

Full time
Deadline: 02/28/2018
Burlington, IA
83,054-107,970

Description

The City of Burlington is a historic community on the Mississippi River in southeast Iowa. The City is a full service municipal government and has operated under the Council-Manager form of government since 1982. This is an executive and administrative position under the general direction of the City Manager and is responsible for providing the overall policing needs of the community. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain close cooperative working relationships with the City Manager, Police Department command and supervisory personnel, representatives of other local and state law enforcement agencies and organizations, City department and division heads, news media representatives, and the general public.

Because the work involves enforcement of laws and dealing with violators of laws in an unpredictable work environment, the work involves an element of personal danger. Create an environment of trust and respect between the Police and the community by fostering a policing philosophy that is compatible with the needs of the City of Burlington. This position exercises direct management over the Majors and the Fiscal Officer/Records Supervisor.

Requirements

The minimum job requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree OR AA/AS Degree (or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university) and successful completion of an advanced Police Management School, i.e. FBI National Academy or Northwestern University’s “School of Police Staff and Command” required, Masters Degree preferred; at least fifteen years of municipal or urban area law enforcement experience, including at least 5 years of which in rank of lieutenant or above required.

Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Iowa required upon hire or, if certified in another state, within one year of the date of hire.

Must be able to pass employment physicals and pre-employment drug test. Must also be able to pass MFPRSI physical exams, if applicable.

All applicants must submit a completed City of Burlington Police Chief Employment Application (online at www.burlingtoniowa.org.), Cover Letter/Letter of Interest and Résumé. (Applicants should not send copies of certifications and trainings. Please list them in the résumé.)

Submit application materials to the City of Burlington Human Resources Department electronically at: stueckers@burlingtoniowa.org or mail to: City of Burlington, Attention: Human Resources, 400 Washington Street, Burlington, IA 52601. Faxed materials will not be accepted.

Starting salary range is $83,054 - $107,970, depending on experience and qualifications, plus a full benefit package. (See complete Position Announcement.)

Closing Date: Application materials must be received and on file in the Human Resources office by 5 p.m. on February 28, 2018.

Search Process and Schedule: First round interviews are anticipated to be completed by March 16, 2018. Finalists will then be tested in an assessment center and scheduled for additional interviews in late March.

The Police Chief Employment Application and complete Position Announcement are available at www.burlingtoniowa.org.

THE CITY OF BURLINGTON DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES

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