of South Fulton, Georgia
Min $117,653 Mid $146,869 Max $176,086
City of South Fulton is the newest and 5th Largest City in the State
of Georgia. Home to more than 100,000 residents, made up of suburban and rural
communuities with burgeoning retail districts. South Fulton is situated South
of Downtown Atlanta, near the Hartsfield Jackson Airport and Charlie Brown
Regional Airports. The newly established Police Department is seeking a strong
leader in an experienced Police Chief with the ablity to work with an existing
team as well as build and develop a new one.
The purpose of the Police Chief role is to oversee, plan
and direct operations, activities and staff of the Police Department.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of
specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification
if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this
classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work
schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews
timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or
disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance
appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management;
and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in
order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources
needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and
inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with
complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress
and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure
manuals as appropriate.
Recommends selection, promotion, discharge, and other
appropriate personnel actions; makes recommendations to the City Manager for
appointment, promotion, and dismissal of officers and civilian personnel.
Ensures departmental compliance with
all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and
procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work
environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other
individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or
Ensures proper enforcement of all
applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal)
in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.
Consults with City administration,
Mayor, City Council Members, and other officials as needed to review department
operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and
provide recommendations; reports all major incidents to City administration and
Mayor; makes presentations to Mayor and City Council.
Develops long and short term goals,
plans, and objectives for the department; researches, assesses and meets current
and future community law enforcement needs through workforce deployment,
equipment use, and community relations programs.
Develops, implements, and updates
department policies and procedures; formulates and develops work methods and
practices, policies, standard operating procedures, training programs, and
general orders; monitors implementation of departmental rules and regulations;
updates departmental guidelines according to federal, state, or local
legislation; oversees training programs.
Develops and implements departmental
budget; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget;
coordinates with division staff members regarding division budgets; prepares
projected capital expenditure requests; approves expenditures in compliance
with approved budget; seeks and applies for grants.
Oversees, directs, assigns or
conducts criminal investigations; provides consultation and professional or
technical expertise on major investigations; participates in court activities;
testifies in judicial proceedings, as needed.
Responds to all major/critical
incidents; requests and directs additional emergency personnel, other
divisions, departments, outside agencies, or others as needed.
Creates/maintains positive public
relations with the general public and represents the City at various functions;
attends City Council meetings and various other meetings; attends City
ceremonies, dedications, and other events;; makes speeches or presentations to
schools, civic groups, and community organizations; provides education and
information to the public on laws, law enforcement, crime prevention, drug
abuse, and related issues.
Responds to complaints and questions
related to law enforcement issues and activities; mediates disputes; provides
information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.
Performs other department
administrative functions; drafts official correspondence; generates required
reports; approves all departmental training; reviews leave requests and
accruals; reviews/approves all performance ratings; approves all department
travel; reviews/distributes case laws; makes written recommendations regarding
traffic, streets, or other issues.
Compiles and/or monitors various
administrative and/or statistical data; performs research; makes applicable
calculations; analyzes data and identifies trends; prepares/generates reports
and maintains records.
Maintains a comprehensive, current
knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, regulations, codes, and
criminal/civil case law; maintains an awareness of new technology, products,
trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature;
maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops, seminars, and training
sessions as appropriate.
variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within
designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews
various documentation, including budget and financial documents, training
requests and records, personnel forms and documents, case files and crime
reports, etc.; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as
appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and
other documentation, including statistical reports, annual reports, budget
documents and reports, purchase requests, schedules, performance evaluations,
etc.; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of
department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
oversees the operation and use of
various equipment associated with law enforcement in order to complete
work assignments: operates and maintains police vehicle, emergency vehicles,
firearms, radio/communications equipment, audio/visual equipment or other
equipment; operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify
data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet,
e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as
necessary to complete essential functions.
with City administration and officials, officers, employees, other departments,
other law enforcement agencies, the media, the public, and other individuals as
needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange
information, or resolve problems.
other related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public
Administration or related field; supplemented by ten years of progressively
responsible experience in law enforcement to include management/ command level
experience of at least five (5) years; or any equivalent combination of
education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge,
skills, and abilities for this job.
Master's degree and
Advanced Law Enforcement Training are preferred.
Specific License or Certification Required:
Must possess and maintain Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
Certification; Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency
in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all
City or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function
effectively in the position.
City of South Fulton is an Equal Opportunity and Equal
Access Employer Encouraging Diversity.
Please apply online at: www.cityofsouthfultonga.gov.
Follow the link for How Do I Apply for Jobs.
For more information or questions please contact:
Cooper, BA, PHR, SHRM-CP