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Police Chief, City of Goddard, KS
By Springsted|Waters
Apr 12, 2017 - 3:42:58 PM

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The City of Goddard, Kansas Seeks A Police Chief

(Starting salary up to $90,000 DOQ/E)

Goddard, a growing suburban community of nearly 6,000 residents is located just 15 minutes west of Downtown Wichita, and only 10 miles from Eisenhower National Airport. A community known for providing excellent public and private elementary and secondary educational opportunities, and for its quality neighborhoods, is also blessed with great access to the region. Goddard is located on U.S. Highway 54, and is quickly earning a reputation as one of the premier, family oriented and active lifestyle communities in the region. The City recently approved development plans for a hotel and family entertainment center that will include significant aquatic and outdoor competitive recreation facilities, adjacent to a 200+ acre mixed-use commercial development. Goddard reflects the adage, “small town friendly with access to big city amenities”, and City leaders are proud of the quality growth and municipal services they provide to the community.

The Police Chief reports to the City Administrator and is responsible for overseeing a department comprised of 13 FTEs and a budget of $1.25 million that provides law enforcement to a population and property spread over six square miles. The ideal candidate will be team oriented and possess exceptional leadership and communications skills. The City is seeking candidates with a track record of community involvement and the ability to establish strong relationships with neighborhoods, the business community, law enforcement agencies and other governmental organizations, City staff and the City’s Governing Body. The City desires a candidate that exhibits strong diplomatic skills, self-confidence, and the highest integrity on a daily basis, while serving the public with humility. The ability to exhibit a vision for the future of the Department, develop future leadership, and use prior budget experience to clearly articulate departmental needs will be an important advantage.

Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and at least 10 years’ of active law enforcement experience at various levels of responsibility, including supervisory. A Master’s Degree and training at the FBI Academy or Southern Police Institute is desired. The selected candidate must be able to obtain a valid Kansas driver’s license and possess KLETC certification, or the ability to obtain certification shortly following appointment, is required. The selected candidate must also be able to pass a psychological exam, extensive background checks and have clear driving record. The starting salary is negotiable up to $90,000 depending on a candidate’s qualifications and experience. The City is part of the Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F) Retirement System; residency is preferred.

Qualified candidates please submit a cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at https://waters-company.recruitmenthome.com/postings/1324.This position is open until filled; first review deadline is Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Following the first review date, resumes will be screened compared to the criteria outlined in the Brochure. Final interviews in Goddard will be offered to those candidates named as finalists by the City, with reference checks conducted prior to the interviews after receiving candidates’ permission. For more information please contact Art Davis at adavis@springsted.com, or by phone at 816.868.7042.

The City of Goddard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce!



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