Job: Assistant Chief
Status: Full Time
Advertising Dates: Friday, May 19 - Tuesday, June 6, 2017at 4 PM
Salary: $138,872.00 - $229,137.00
Location: SPD Headquarters, 610 Fifth Avenue
The Seattle Police Department
(SPD) is seeking an Assistant Chief to lead the Criminal Investigation Bureau
and serve as a dynamic executive to assist and support the Chief of Police in
the overall management and administration of the Department. As part of the Department’s Command Staff,
this position will play a central role in advancing the Department’s mission of
reducing crime through constitutional policing.
The Assistant Chief is charged with directing, managing, supervising and
coordinating the activities and operations of an assigned Bureau within the
Seattle Police Department and provides complex executive support to the Chief
- Assumes management
responsibility for the services, activities, and day-to-day operations of the
Criminal Investigations Bureau.
- Coordinates activities with
other Bureaus, City Departments, and outside agencies.
- Advises and assists
subordinates in solving highly complex police issues.
- Formulates orders and
regulations governing activities of the SPD; confers with the Chief of
Police, Command Staff and subordinate staff on the formulation of policies
and practices of the Department; and supports policy development and
compliance by ensuring policies are updated and distributed.
- Conducts a variety of
organizational and operational studies, and investigations; recommends
modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate;
prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
- Promotes police public
relations by participating in media interviews, acting as a liaison for
the Police Chief with other law enforcement agencies, and elected
officials. Serves on committees, commissions and task forces, and
represents the Department in state and local police functions.
- Manages and participates in
the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities
for the Department.
- Participates in the
development and administration of the Department’s annual budget of
approximately $293 Million; participates in the forecast of funds needed
for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and monitors and
approves expenditures within assigned Bureau.
- Manages the services and
activities of assigned Bureau; coordinates the tasks of sworn and civilian
personnel in preserving order, protecting life and property, investigating
crimes, and enforcing laws and municipal ordinances.
- Responds to and resolves
difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; responds to
questions and information requests from citizens and outside agencies.
- Attends and participates in
professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations
in the field of law enforcement.
required qualifications: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice,
Public Administration, Law Enforcement or a related field; a minimum of ten
(10) years law enforcement experience; experience as a Lieutenant or higher; and/or
an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Well qualified applicants will
have a demonstrated appreciation for diversity in the workplace; a strong track
record of meaningful community outreach; a demonstrated commitment to
constitutional policing; and advanced training in leadership, supervision and
management related to law enforcement.
Pass a SPD Background
Investigation, including Psychological and Medical Exams, and Polygraph
Complete the Washington
State Criminal Justice Training Commission Peace Officer Certification
Have a valid Washington
State Driver’s License at time of hire.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
The Seattle Police Department is
comprised of approximately 2,100 dedicated law enforcement professionalsall
committed to creating and fostering a work environment that is collaborative,
innovative and leading the way in law enforcement principles and practices.
Ours is a culture that encourages top performers to adhere to a standard of
excellence in the identification of and resolution to complex challenges. At
SPD we acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all
individuals and pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment
that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://www.seattle.gov/jobs. It
is required that you attach a cover letter and resume to your application. A
computer is available for use to complete an on-line application and is located
at the Personnel Department, Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th
Avenue, Suite 5500, Seattle, WA
98124-4028. Please refer to: JOB